The upcoming LEGO Lord of the Rings video game does, indeed, look to be absolutely adorable. But the Lord of the Rings films were more sweeping and epic than they were cute and cuddly. (Certain Hobbit and Shire moments aside, of course.) Can the game re-create that same sense?

The developers certainly seem to think so, and have shared a dev diary looking at how to take players on a journey across Middle-Earth in LEGO—complete with actual dialogue from the minifig characters. It looks less like this and more like the films with a LEGO skin on.

Will it all work out? We shall see in October.