Got one of these for my son and my nephew, they love them! I like that they are big enough that they can't go in a toddler's mouth, but small enough that it doesn't take up too much space. My kid also loves riding in the wagon.
I am usually not too critical of stuff, but I was really disappointed that the wagon was not more sturdy plastic. The wheels were great, but the wagon and handle are not going to hold up with my twins. I will be returning for a basic block set.
This cool set completed my collection of the first wave of Lego Lotr sets! I plan to buy Orthanc and Wizard Battle soon, because they go with this set so well. Anyway, onto the set.
The Minifigures: The Orc Forge minifigures were amazing! You get Lurtz, 2 Mordor Orcs, and an Uruk-hai- with White Hand Armor! If you don't know, Lurtz is the first-born Uruk-hai. He is faster and stronger than any other. He also killed Boromir. Lurtz is exclusive to this set. In this set, Lurtz has no clothes, so you can give him armor. The Orcs are really cool, and have nice torso details. The White Hand Armor is really cool!
The Set: This set is detailed very well! The look of it is just right. It looks like it was messily put together by orcs underground. With this set, you can pretty much just go through the making of the armor and Uruk-hai step-by-step! The only problem I have with this set is that, to make a winch, you have to tie little knots around other things. I do not have a steady hand, so whenever this happens, it downplays my overall experience.
This set is sticker-free! If you have this set Iwould also buy Battle of Helm's Deep, Uruk-hai Army, Tower of Orthanc, and Wizard Battle for maximum play experience!
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This set is a valuable part of your LOTR collection and goes well with Orthanc. I really like the set in its entirety and the fact it has movie accurate accessories, figures and play features.
Lurtz: He is an exclusive minifigure. Lurtz has a new torso covered in dirt and a new double sided head piece with the White hand of Saruman and a snarl. He carries a sword and shield and can wear armour too.
Uruk-hai: The regular Uruk-hai included in various LOTR sets. However he has the White hand on his helmet and has armour, a sword and a shield also bearing the White hand.
Mordor Orcs: One of the Orcs is bald and has a shovel. The second Orc is exclusive to this set because he has a rare Orc hairpiece. His accessory is a hammer.
The Forge itself is very detailed and has many objects that are seen in the movie. The Orc equipment includes an anvil and a blacksmith's forge which has spaces to hold the Uruk-hai swords. The main part of the set is the weapon construction area where you attach a basket full of silver bricks and use the winch to raise it. Then you can pour the bricks down the chute into the cauldron and place it on the furnace and push a brick in which lights the flames up. There is also an Uruk-hai birth pit where Uruks can be pulled out of which is also seen in the movie.
Here is my conclusion:
Pros: Figures, no stickers, forge, features.
Cons: No Saruman
Overall it is a great set in your LOTR collection.
This set looks awesome. The wooden beams and wheel like structure look very cool. This set however is more for collectors of LOTR than just lego fans and is more to top off a collection.
Pros: As usual the characters look awesome. I particularly like the Uruk Hai with the White hand Helmet and shield. Lurtz legs however should have been worked on. The Mordor orcs look very cool.
The playability of this set is awesome. You can put armor and shields on the anvil, use the fire on the ingots and wench it up with the wheel.
Cons: Where dahell is Saruman this is Orthanc.
I bought a smaller version of this toy at Christmas to give to my grandson, he loved it so much, and played with it for hours on end that I bought the biggest version I could find. My grandson has a learning disorder, and it is difficult for him to do some things that other children do without a problem. This Geomag building set has him creating things that have taken us all by surprise, when he saw our surprise he developed more confidence, and that confidence has him taking on some greater challenges. This Geomag building set is a win win toy. This Geomag building set is shared with his sisters & brother, and everyone has a great time constructing something new. My only concern is that it has many small pieces, and being that he is the oldest (along with his twin sister) of 6 kids, My daughter & her husband have to watch that the baby doesn't get a hold of them.I highly recommend this toy and will continue to buy more sets to add to what my grandson has already.Thank you,