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Saruman, also referred to as Saruman the White, is a minifigure from the theme The Lord of the Rings that first appeared in LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game. He made his first physical appearance in 79005 The Wizard Battle.
Saruman was at first the powerful and wise leader of the five Istari, or wizards, in Middle-earth, and leader of the White Council. However, after studying too deep into the arts of Sauron, he eventually joined him, and Saruman's friends became his foes. He started breeding orcs with goblin-men to make Uruk-hai. He later sent a band of Uruk-hai to capture the Ring-bearing Hobbits (but they caught Merry and Pippin instead). Saruman also sent an army of Uruk-Hai to defeat the people of Rohan. After Merry and Pippin escaped the Uruk-hai and found Treebeard, they attacked Isengard and flooded it by destroying the dam. Saruman was imprisoned in Orthanc. Later, after Sauron was destroyed, Saruman persuaded Treebeard to free him from Orthanc, and he left with Gríma Wormtongue (who he treated very badly). Saruman then went to the Shire and took over it, and was finally killed in the Battle of Bywater when he was mistrating Gríma, who then slit his throat. His death ended the War of the Ring right in front of Bag End, the very place Frodo first stepped out of.
- In The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, Saruman is played by Sir Christopher Lee, who also portrayed Count Dooku in the Star Wars films.
- Similarly, Saruman uses the same head as Count Dooku's third variant, as both are portrayed by the same actor.
- Saruman's staff, unlike Gandalf's, consists of multiple pieces.
- Saruman comes with a pair of dress legs in the Orthanc set which allows the person to switch either that or his skirt.
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Saruman was the wisest and greatest of the Wizards, but he fell into the evil ways of the Dark Lord Sauron. He betrayed Gandalf for his new master and bred a large army of monstrous Uruk-hai warriors to conquer and rule over Middle-earth.