Lego Lord of the Rings Walkthrough

Table of Contents

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

The Black Rider

Now, you begin a new level proper with four Hobbits in your team. You’ll have Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin together.

But, you’ll have to escape the spooky Black Riders. If you know the movies, you know these creeps are the Ring-Wraiths, evil hunters searching for Frodo’s ring.

Sneak right, following the spinning studs to lead you forward. Usually spinning studs will show you the way forward in any level, if you’re confused.

At the fallen tree, press jump to leap over it. Just continue right for now, but stop at the light! A rider is waiting, and he’ll spot you if you step into the light!

To avoid being caught, attack the Lego rocks and plants near the edge of the light. A rock will fall out. Pick it up and throw it by holding down the attack button and targeting the crows. Once they’re targeted, press attack again to throw and knock the crows off.

Spooking the crows off will send the rider ahead, allowing you to continue moving right. Jump over the next log, and you’ll find another patch of light!

To get around this second light zone, look for the mound of dust. Switch to Sam to dig up the spot with bouncing rocks and dirt.

Pick up the rock you dig up, then throw it at the tree and boulder in the light. It’ll knock the boulder free, and chase off the rider.

Keep moving right, ahead you’ll find a Lego tree, and the rider will slowly move left and right to search. To avoid his gaze, wait for the rider to move right, then hide behind the Lego tree until the rider moves left.

Once the rider is left, continue moving right to escape him! Of course, the rider won’t give up yet, he’ll move to a small bridge as you reach a stream.

Ahead of the stream is a small wooden Lego door at the base of a tree. Any of the hobbits can crawl into this tiny door, which takes you up to the top of the tree.

You’ll find a narrow Lego branch at the top. Carefully walk toward the crow, just move slowly if you’re afraid of falling off. With a little patience, you can zig-zag over to the crow.

When the crow flies off, the rider will leave too! Return to the tiny door and cross the stream. Past the water, you’ll find another light-up circle on the ground ahead of the rider’s vision. Stand in the circle and interact with Sam to grow a plant!

The plant will cover up the rider’s gaze, allowing the hobbits to escape right.

But, that doesn’t end the level! Gandalf visits Saruman, only to learn he’s turned evil. Quickly mash the attack button as it appears on screen to fight off Saruman!

Once you’re free, you’ll be in control of Gandalf again. A single attack will launch balls of laugh at Saruman, use Gandalf’s ranged blasts to hit Saruman several times. He’s got a shield, so it’ll take a couple hits before Saruman loses a heart.

Saruman will throw fireballs and lightning back at you! When he jumps, make sure to jump out of the way just as he lands.

With enough hits, Saruman will be stunned. Interact to throw him against a wall, damaging him. Of course, the evil wizard won’t let that go unanswered. He’ll try to pick up Gandalf again, forcing you to mash the attach button to escape.

When Saruman launches fire balls at you, stand your ground and attack just as the balls get near to bat them right back at the boss.

Throw Saruman three times, and he’ll be defeated.

With the boss defeated, you’ll return to the hobbits. This is also where you’ll learn about the item collection mechanic. On the ground, interact with the checker patterned floor tile to pick it up. Choose a spot in your inventory wheel and press the interact button again to set it down.

Smash the Lego rock on the ground to find another floor tile. Once you’ve got both, look on the screen for an orange circle with a checkered floor tile pointer. That’s where you’ll need to place three floor tiles.

The last floor tile is found be destroying a Lego rock just below the larger gray rock.

Stand under the orange circle and interact using the on-screen button to place both tiles. Now the patterned Lego pushable surface is complete.

Push the Lego boulder right to get the rider to move forward. Continue right to find a glowing Lego apple. Pick it up, and target the owls in the trees above.

The rider will move right, but not far enough! Move ahead to pick up the apple again and throw it at the owl. The rider will now move back left, letting you get at the glowing circle spot on the ground ahead.

Switch to Sam to grow a plant at the lit circular spot. A large flower will grow, letting you and the hobbits walk up the sloped ground, cross the flower, and get over the huge fallen tree.

Continue onward! Ahead, you’ll find a larger stream blocked by the rider’s vision. In the foreground, you’ll be able to find a circular spot on a tiny pier – now it’s time for Merry to shine.

Switch to Merry and interact with the Lego jetty. Now, you’ll start fishing! Different buttons will appear on the screen inside a circle. Press the buttons before the circle closes, and you’ll successfully fish.

This time, you’ll find a fish. Throw it at the fire across the water and on the right side of the bridge to scare off the rider, letting you pass the stream safely.

Ahead, you’ll find another dusty Lego soil patch. Switch to Sam as you cross the water to dig up the soil. Throw the rock you find at the bee-hive near the rider… and the bees won’t scare him off. But, the cobwebs over the tree trunk will break!

Now you can enter the tree trunk. Inside, you’ll be able to get close to the fallen tree. Move right inside the log and stay in the shadows to avoid being seen.

The rider won’t let you get far! Jump the small log, and pick up the apple to your right. Throw it at the crow and move onto the road.

On the road, you’ll get a short cutscene before you’re chased by the rider! Press the control-stick toward yourself and try to dodge incoming Lego objects! Stay near the center of the screen, and just keep running! With some luck, you’ll escape unharmed.

And that completes another level!

Bucklebury Ferry

Now you just need to follow those ghostly bricks all the way to the town of Bree. It’s a short walk through the forest to a wall with a small door. Enter the door, and just through town you’ll find the tavern.

Ahead of the tavern, there’s a spinning gold ring on the ground. This signifies a side-quest!

Interact, and you’ll be asked to forge an item at the Blacksmith. Doing so will unlock the tutorial for beginning more side-quests. There are small quests all over Middle-Earth, but let’s focus on forging for now.

Follow the spinning bricks to enter a small building at the end of the street. This is the blacksmith, where items can be forged.

The first item you can forge is the Mithril Trowel. To forge items, you’ll need the designs, and the first design is right in the center of the room.

Once you pick up the spinning paper, run over to the shelf full of orange circles. This is the design shelf, where you can pick items to forge.

Select the Mithril Trowel, it’ll cost you two Mithril blocks. Once the forging is started, you’ll see a pointer to your right.

Jump on the large bellow next to the fire to heat up the forge. It looks kind of like an accordion. Jump on it enough, and the blacksmith will complete the design.

Now, hold down the interact button and select your mithril chest to select the Trowel. Once you do, the do will open, and you can give the item away to the man in front of the tavern.

You can go inside the Prancing Pony now in search of Gandalf. After the cutscene, Aragorn will join your team!

Back out in town, follow the ghost studs to your next objective. You can explore some more, but this early in the game, you won’t be able to access many of the secret areas. It’s best just to continue the story and return to town later.

The path will take you out of town, through a swampy muck and up a path leading to Weathertop.

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    16 Comments on Lego Lord of the Rings Walkthrough


    On November 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Question: you say above “Now, you begin a new level proper with four Hobbits in your team. You’ll have Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin together.”… but I only have Frodo and Sam. That means when I get to the fishing part, I’m completely stuck – because I don’t have a character who can fish.

    I’ve tried restarting, but it only lets me restart back to the Gandalf fight, and when I make it back to the Hobbits… again, only Frodo and Sam are there.

    Any suggestions on what I can do? Even if I have to force restart the whole level to try again, fine – but I can’t even get it to do that.


    On November 27, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Use Gollum to do the fishing!


    On December 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    In this taming Gollum level, I cannot switch weapons with Frodo’s to choose the light so that I can go in the cave. I’m not really sure what to do next since I can’t access that fish without it. Any suggestions?

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On December 10, 2012 at 10:26 am


    If you’re unable to switch weapons/items, try simply walking into the dark cave with Frodo. He’ll automatically take out his light for you, which is really handy.

    Let me know if that helps, or if you encounter any other problems.

    lord o'rings

    On December 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    i believe my game is glitched. when i lead the which king to the brown platform he touches it and runs in place. i try hting him but eoyen just flys back and i cant do anything. he has no mace, just a white glow in his hands thanks

    snow man

    On December 30, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Regarding the checkered pattern of Lego bricks with the boulder: you have to give the boulder a good push so that it falls, then topples over to create a path for Isildur. If you just nudge it off the pattern, the boulder will stand up in the lava and not topple. If this happens, restart the level and really put your shoulder into it next time, Elrond.

    Melissa, regarding using the fishing pole, you can play any combination of the four Hobbits (use Z or C to change characters). You just can’t be the same Hobbit at once.


    On December 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Melissa — I had the same issue and finally figured out the answer. You actually can play with all four characters on the Wii version (and most likely all versions of course), even though it only shows two at a time. You start with Frodo and Sam, but if you hold down “C” you can switch characters and pick Merry. This allows you to fish and move throw the river portion of this level. I hope that helps!


    On January 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    In ‘The Path Of The Dead’ I beat the ghost all the times but then he just keeps floating to where the platforms where

    does anyone know if there is any way that I can stop this happening because I restarted the game and it happened again
    Please help.

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On January 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm


    Are you fighting the ghost leader at the end of the level? If so, make sure you hit him with Aragorn’s sword during the fight — can you give a little more description? I’ll try to help however I can.

    Thanks for the comment, Kerry!


    On February 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    what is used to break shining objects through out the game

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On February 19, 2013 at 3:00 am


    There are two ways to break shiny objects. You can buy fireworks at the mithril shop, if you can unlock it — or you can buy the Berserker character after finishing Helm’s Deep during the campaign. Either of those explosive choices should allow you to destroy shiny bricks.


    On February 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I am on the level and I accidently played as Frodo the whole time and now Sam can’t wear any armor. What can I do? Frodo has both helmets and breast pieces and we aren’t disguised.

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On February 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm


    Sadly, you might need to restart from the beginning. I had to do the same thing while playing, make sure you collect the armor in order. I collected the armor out of order my first time, and some weird bugs show up that’ll stop your progress dead.


    On July 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I’m stuck at the end of level three….the pass of caradhras….have put the pieces in the door, built the fire pit and collected two of the fire pieces. But the one behind the “wood wall” I can not get to. Walkthrough says to just smash it….have tried every character available to me and no one breaks it….really getting frustrated….any suggestions. Have restarted level already.


    On December 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Stuck in the Mines of Moria:
    We are stuck in the Mines of Moria. We have smashed the two chests and finished the well. We have unlocked the chest with the key and found the gear. We have smashed the wall and found the crank. We have installed the gear and the crank (in that order). Once the crank is in place, we get the sign to turn it and can see the little meter, but the crank will not turn. ALl the characters go to the crank and put their hands on it, but it does not turn. We have tried all available characters. We have gone back several times and tried completing the various sections in a different order, but nothing seems to work. The game was purchased from a chain store. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


    On January 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Weird. We’re having the same problem as Kerry a year ago. At the end of Paths of the Dead, we kill the King of the Dead on the first platform, then on the second. Then we build the four columns for the third stage. We fight him atop each platform, then he destroys it and keeps flying from platform location to platform location, including the platforms that have already been destroyed. After fighting him on the fourth platform, he destroys that one too, but keeps flying around.

    I just watched a video walkthrough, and there, as soon as the King was defeated on hte fourth platform, it went to a cutscene without showing him destroying that platform. So I think we must have a buggy version of the game. Is that possible?