Quoted from TigerLaw:
I think if a LOTRs vault is made it’ll be a significant revamp (similar to SM) with new artwork and possibly even the LCD display. Wouldn’t that be incredible? It would sell like hot cakes too....
I've been over the advantages of bringing LotR forward to Spike before, and yes, Gomez is on the right track by redoing it. Color screen, stereo sound with sub support, LED RGB lighting, native shaker support, non-dotty, hi-res cabinet and playfield art, more reliable flippers, $2000 topper - it's all upside and it will print money, especially with the Amazon series renewing interest.
Also, since there were not "levels" of pins when LotR was released, Stern could technically vault LotR with both a Premium AND an LE, since there were no LEs at the original release (not counting the JJP special hidden penis run that came later). Biggest Spike LE run ever at 1,000?