LEGO Lord of the Rings minikit guide

Lego Lord of the Rings continues the tradition of little assembled people running through levels that used to be movie scenes. Like its predecessors, every one of those levels has 10 minikits for you to find. With 180 minikits in all, you might need a helping hand. That’s where we come in. Follow this guide, and you’ll track down every one of those hidden pieces.

Before We Begin…

To collect every minikit, you’ll need enough characters to perform every special action. You can accomplish this by creating Mithril objects at the blacksmith, but the quickest and easiest method is to use in-game studs to unlock two additional characters: the Uruk-hai and the Berserker. Both can be found and purchased near Isengard.

Travel to Isengard during the night to find and purchase the Uruk-hai, marked on the map above.

Travel to Isengard during the day to find and purchase the Berserker, also marked on the map above.

You’ll also need to get some sort of bow in your Treasure Trove. This allows any character to fire arrows, which is necessary for a few minikits. The easiest one to get is the Carrot Bow, found in the Taming Gollum level. We’ll detail how to get it in that section.

Finally, you’ll need to unlock Free Play for a given level by completing it in story mode. Replaying the level in Free Play allows you to play as any character you’ve unlocked, and since you’ll need a wide variety of abilities to find all the minikits, this mode is key.

With those caveats out of the way, let’s get to collecting!

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  • sharonb33 - December 3, 2012 7:48 p.m.

    This is obviously a walkthrough in free play mode. Doesn't help those in story mode at all!
  • GamesRadarBrianKim - December 13, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    Sharon, you're right, but Tony found that free play is the best way to collect them all because it requires a wide array of abilities from various characters and allows you to play as any character you unlocked.
  • jerome-cruz - January 31, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Dont know if its a glitch but I got 12/10 mini kits here.
  • nikeiden - June 18, 2013 8:40 p.m.

    The hardest minikit to get in any lego game is #10 in the black rider!

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