There are 16 map stones throughout Middle-earth that you can use to fast travel around the world. They are small Lego statues, on a pedestal, with a map in their hand. There is an achievement for activating all of the map stones within the game. But they so have another benefit. When you activate a map stone, it will place icons on the map to show you where the characters, mithril bricks, and fetch quests are. To activate it, stand on the circle of light in fornt of it and press B. To fast travel to a map stone, go into your map and find the map stone you want to fast travel to, then press A. You will not need to hunt down the map stones to activate them. You can fast travel to a map stone before you have activated it, then activate it when you are there. This fact does make this guide a little redundant, but some people may want to do it the old fashioned way, so we have put it in anyway. Read more »
There are 74 playable characters that you can unlock in this game. Many of them are unlocked automatically as you complete levels or tasks. Others need to be found in Middle-earth, and purchased. Usually you can find the character easily by selecting them on the map and following the trail of ghost studs to their location. Because of this, most characters in this guide only contain their location. However, sometimes you may need a little more information about how to find them, and when that happens, this guide provides that information for you. All our characters in this guide are listed in the same order that they are in your game. So, if you are missing one, you only need to look at the characters either side, then find them on the list to see which one you are missing, and how to get them. Read more »
In place of the usual gold bricks in every Lego game, this one has Mithril bricks. You are in Middle-earth after all, and mithril is a sought after material. There are 250 bricks to collect, and you will need them all if you want to craft all the mithril treasure items in the game. When you first find a brick, it will be added to a bag, but will not be added to your overall total of mithril bricks until you have used the to craft an item. To know how many bricks you have found in total, you will need to add the number of bricks in your bag, to the number of bricks out of 250 that you can see in the right hand corner of the screen in the pause menu. Read more »
There are 48 achievements for this new instalment in the Lego game franchise. Most of the achievements will be gained by completing parts of the game, such as completing each level in story mode, finding all the red bricks, buying all the characters, and other such tasks. There are a couple of achievements that you will actively have to work towards, but this guide will tell you how to get these without doing more work than is necessary. The guide for some of these achievements will also point you towards other guides on the site. This is to keep the size of this post down, and help you find the right information for the achievement you are after, without having to sift through more information that you need to. Some of our guides are a work in progress so you may have to be patient, but they will be going up soon. Happy achievement hunting…
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As with all Lego games, there are 10 minikit pieces hidden in each level for you to find. You must find all 10 to complete a minikit and, when completed, you will find them in Rivendell. (The location of the minikit room is marked on the map by a treasure chest.) When you complete each minikit, you will get lots of studs and a Mithril brick.
To find the minikit pieces you will need to have certain character types unlocked for you to use in free play. All but one of the character types needed are unlocked by completing levels in story mode. The only exception is the Beserker, who can be found and bought at Helms Deep. You can also craft certain items that will allow you to use an ability on a character that does not naturally have it. For example, using Mithril Boxing Gloves will allow any character to pull an orange handle, even if they are not a strong character. Read more »
Each level of the game has three treasure items to find. If you want to complete all the fetch quests, which in turn will give you Mithril Bricks, then you will need to find them all. Unlike most collectibles in Lego games, there is not a red bricks that will give you a detector to help you find these items. This guide lists all three items for every one of the 18 levels in the game, and they are listed in the order with which you will find them. It will also tell you how to get each item. The only thing not included in this guide is the location of each items fetch quests. That is because the quests are clearly marked on the in game map for you, so they are very easy to find. Read more »
Throughout Middle-earth there are 20 red bricks for you to find an unlock. The in-game map will show you how many red bricks can be found in each part of Middle-earth by hovering over the Map Stone in each location. Every red brick is unlocked by completing a fetch quest for a Mithril item. You cannot find these items, but must craft them at the Blacksmith in Bree. To do this you will first need to find the design itself, then you will need to gather Mithril bricks for the blacksmith to craft the item. The designs are found in the levels and throughout Middle-earth. If you need any help finding them, or need to know how to craft the items, check out our Blacksmith Design Guide. Mithril bricks are unlocked for achieving certain things within the game. You can get them for completing a level in story mode, achieving true adventurer on a level, completing a minikit, completing a fetch quest etc… When you have finished the fetch quest, the red brick will appear next to the person you helped. You must click on it and buy it using studs you have collected, for it to be available for you to use. You can then turn it on in the Extras menu, which you can find by pressing start at any time. Read more »
While playing through this game, you can find and unlock 30 designs that can be crafted at the blacksmith in Bree. You can find one design in each of the 18 levels in the game, and 12 are scattered throughout Middle-earth. The locations for the designs in Middle-earth only show which area you can find them in because the in-game map will show you where it is and selecting it will provide you with a trail of ghost studs that will lead you right to it. The list will tell you how to get the design, and how to find it if it is a bit trickier. The designs are listed in the order with which they appear on the shelf in the blacksmiths. That way, you can easily figure out which one you are missing and where to find it.
It was recently announced that there is a new Lego Batman game on the horizon. The new game will see Batman and Robin team up with the Justice League, while the Joker forms an alliance with Lex Luther. While players can still enjoy the classic characters form the first Lego Batman game, they can also look forward to many new characters from the DC Universe. These will include Green Lantern, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. The new Lego Batman: DC Heroes is due for release in Europe on the 27th June. Not too long to wait then. Read more »
As with any Lego game, there are many cheats that you can use throughout the game. To use the cheats, you will need to enter any of the codes below, into the computers in the Batcave, or in Arkham Asylum. You may also be able to enter the codes through the menu you get when pressing the start button. There are three types of codes that you can use. You can put in codes that will unlock the “Extras” that you would normally get by finding a red brick. Or, you can unlock characters and vehicles without having to complete the minikits, nor do you need to purchase them before you can use them. Read more »