One Game to Rule Them All

Shop Notes 27 June 2017 | 1 Comment

We just finished a full shop job on this Lord of the Rings machine. This is at least the fourth LOTR that we’ve had come through the shop in the past few years. It’s a popular game, and with good reason. Check it out!

Stern came out with Lord of the Rings in 2003, and produced around 5,100 machines. (IPDB)

Stern came out with Lord of the Rings in 2003, and produced around 5,100 machines. (IPDB)

This game came out the same year as the third installment of Peter Jackson’s cinematic trilogy, based, of course, on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien works.

This game came out the same year as the third installment of Peter Jackson’s cinematic trilogy, based, of course, on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien works.

Fans of Middle Earth will love the game, with so many toys and modes that touch on the best parts of Tolkien's world.

Fans of Middle Earth will love the game, with so many toys and modes that touch on the best parts of Tolkien’s world.

We gave this machine a full shop job, tearing everything off the playfield to be tumbled, buffed, washed, polished, or otherwise cleaned.

We gave this machine a full shop job, tearing everything off the playfield to be tumbled, buffed, washed, polished, or otherwise cleaned.

We gave this machine a full shop job, tearing everything off the playfield to be tumbled, buffed, washed, polished, or otherwise cleaned.

We installed Cointaker LEDs throughout.

We added a few extra touches on this one too, including Super Bands, and color-matched post sleeves.

We added a few extra touches on this one too, including Super Bands, and color-matched post sleeves.

We did some cool work with the LEDs in the back too. You can see the red behind the One Ring magnet.

We did some cool work with the LEDs in the back too. You can see the red lights behind the One Ring magnet.

Enjoy the game, Ed and Jayne!

Enjoy the game, Ed and Jayne! Watch out for the Balrog!

One Response on “One Game to Rule Them All”

  1. Ed & Jayne says:

    Thanks a lot guys , as always you did not disappoint, great job , looks great , a great addition to the collection.
    Of course Kris had to get his name on for a high score before he left , that’s cool though he did explain a lot , and it gives me a target ( which I will beat ha ha )
    Thanks agin guys ( great job )
    Ed & Jayne