So after being put back a couple of times this is finally released today! Personally I cannot wait to go and get it after work and spend the evening on it with the mrs! Apparently they have used the same concept as Lego Batman 2 so it is more sandbox again rather than platform with some added RPG elements such as a backpack feature, equipment, item development & moulding, side quests etc.
They say you can walk from the Shire to Mordor without any loading screens and that everything you can see is accessible, sounds like a mini Skyrim but with Lego and based on LOTR! I am a huge Lego game fan just because they are so easy to play with someone else so I think this will be a good one