The Great Goblin
Goblin King
Alignment Antagonist
Race Goblin
Weapons/Equipment Club
Dead or Alive Dead
Nationality The Misty Mountains
Status The Great Goblin

Goblin King is a minifigure in the The Hobbit Unexpected Journey line, that was released in November, 2012.


The Great Goblin was an Orc leader who lived in the Misty Mountains during the Third Age, as recounted in The Hobbit. His followers captured Thorin Oakenshield, Bilbo Baggins and company during the Quest of Erebor, the Lonely Mountain, and took them to their underground stronghold, Goblin Town. When he found the group was carrying an Elf-made blade which had killed many Goblins he gave orders for them to be imprisoned and tortured and tried to attack Thorin, but was slain by Gandalf. His death incites the Goblins to go after the company.

The Great Goblin is motion-captured by Barry Humphries in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Official DescriptionEdit

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The Goblin King is a giant, vain, grotesque creature. He has grown fat and flabby through years of tyrannical rule over the wretched inhabitants of Goblin Town – a ramshackle collection of slums located deep in the caverns of the Misty Mountains. He lords over a horde of Goblins covered in scars and sores. They are scavengers at heart, living off whatever travellers they can waylay in the high passes of the mountains. The Goblin King and his minions manage to capture Bilbo Baggins and the Company of Dwarves. The Great Goblin enjoys tormenting his captives and very nearly manages to bring the Company of Thorin Oakenshield to a nasty end.



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