These games are more for the casual audience, but many hardcore games take a shine to them as well. Usually to give themselves a break and just chill out for a bit, but many decide to complete everything in the game, which can be a daunting task in and of itself. LEGO LOTR features over 85 unlockable characters.
The game has already hit Portable devices (Playstation Vita, Nintendo DS/3DS) on October 30th but the console versions (Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and Wii) will hit the US on November 13th and Europe on November 23rd. A ten day release delay is definitely odd, especially for a game like this. Hopefully European fans won't be too upset by it.
And now, just for a bit of fun: