PlayDevil got to check out the latest Lego title at Gamescom:
Here is a snippet:
"You get a hub world in the form of Hobbiton, but like Batman 2, you can reach the missions from it, and it’s pretty massive. The TT guys have recreated most of Middle Earth, and you can walk from one side to the other as you progress through the three books. TT have aimed here to try and add an element of exploration to the game world, whilst also linking the story levels to the hub world."