First footage from LEGO The Hobbit

WB Games and TT Games have released a first trailer for LEGO The Hobbit. The game will be based on the first two films of The Hobbit film trilogy (rather than specifically on the J.R.R. Tolkien book the films are based on). The trailer's release was likely intended to coincide with last Friday's release of the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

The trailer is embedded below:

I think it's a pretty swell trailer. Not only does it demonstrate the voice cast, it also has a lot of great little gags (Bilbo losing his hair). The final bit takes the already-comedic ending to the trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and makes it even more absurd, but y favorite shot is probably the dwarves bringing the giraffe into the dining table.

LEGO The Hobbit will be released in 2014 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PlayStation Vita.