In the “open world” mode, the game features one or two changeable characters following the player (or players in the cooperative mode). The game features a blacksmith, who can be found in Bree, to make tools out of Mithril (represented by silver Lego bricks). There are also various side quests that can be found within the open world map, such as fetching a lost tool for a non-player character. While every area of the map is accessible on foot, the quickest way to get across the large area is to use the “fast travel” mode from within the Map screen (found by utilizing the start menu or simply pressing the select button). Free Roam mode spans the entirety of the films but does not allow access to Mirkwood or the lands east, or south of Mordor, giving the player the ability to walk all the way from the Shire to Mordor. It features a split-screen free roam like Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. ‘Open world’ mode is not available on either the PlayStation Vita or Nintendo DS.