Really looking forward to this. I don't like that characters now talk though.
I actually like that they are starting to do that. As long has the stick with quotes or actually hire the voices of the characters to do dialogue, like Lego: Batman 2 got Kevin Conroy and such.
The release date is October 26th. Personally, I think this will be awesome. I've loved pretty much every Lego game, save for Indiana Jones 2. And with Lord of the Rings being one of my favorite all time movies...Lets just say I'm pretty stoked.