This is basically the official LEGO write-up on some Hobbit themed sets. GeekDad did a fine post with it.
I am going to be honest about the sets here.
As a LEGO and Tolkien fan, I have been very very unimpressed with the current releases. I probably won't buy any of them. There is no world-building here, they are all battle scenes. (Go ahead and click the link and read the descriptions.) "Can Beorn avoid the huge spikes at the entrance, hidden flick missile and deadly swinging hammer and axe traps?"
Whatever. I really don't care.
My kids (and wife and I) want to see some nice sets. What we want is Rivendell (with an assortment of elves without bows), The Stone Trolls (Tom, Bert, and William), The Eagle's Aerie, Beorn's Lodge, Thranduil's Throneroom, etc.
Instead we get some generic battle scenes that aren't even really in the book. Give us some locations from Tolkien's world (or even Peter Jackson's movies) that let us tell our own stories or that are actually recognizable.
Last Year, the Mirkwood spiders and Bagend (An Unexpected Gathering) were nice. Bagend being the closest thing to a real Hobbit set yet released. The Goblin King was kind of uninspired, and the Barrel Escape was ok. This year's sets are all disappointing, even "Lake Town Chase" with it's house architecture seems lacking.
The one scene released form Rivendell was Gimli falling out of a chair in LOTR. Seriously? All that beautiful architecture and potential for non-male characters and we get Gimli falling over?
Why do I sound frustrated? Because I went shopping for my Daughter to get her Hobbit LEGO for her Hobbit themed Birthday... and there was nothing worth buying.