Excellent set, modular construction of the walls makes it easy to build with the kids over several nights, and easier to store without taking the whole thing apart.
While Helm's Deep is not a required purchase for those trying to collect the whole fellowship, it does have some cool figs not available in other sets.
This was a great parent and child project, child is 6, older kids would have no problems assembling on their own.
A homerun set from Lego, and my favorite of the LOTR collection.
i bought this for my nephew few months ago he is 7 we put it together that night it was alot of fun to build and then play with it after he has built it many times since and likes to mix some of his other sets with it if you got the money and want a gift that keeps on giving i would highly recommend this!
First of all i want to point out this set is worth the money, second this is the strongest set ive built it is so solid if you dropped it on the ground it wouldnt break. Third lots of minifigures and a horse. Some problems i had were i wish the catapult could spin in a 180 or 360, another problem is the grappling hook shooter didnt shoot that far . They could've thrown in a berserker uruk-kai and another rohan warrior but otherwise i love it.
When i bought this set I had my doubts but the amount of mini-figures destroyed all doubt.The set includes 4 great uruk-hai, good job Lego,and 2 wonderful rohirrim .The wall is great in that it has a catapult and a rohan flag .This also connects to helms deep but I don't have that.The ballista I had a little trouble with in trying to get it to shoot it farther than 2 in. .I found that if you put uruk-hai on the flick-fire missiles you can shoot them over the wall.One last complaint:the saddle on the horse has little hooks to hold weapons but both of them broke off.Lego needs to make battle packs for lord of the rings. WE THE FANS DEMAND BATTLE PACKS.
The Uruk-Hai Army set is overall a really great set. But the only small detail that Lego missed was an elf. In the LOTR The Two Towers Haldir came to Helm's Deep followed by a bunch of elves that helped in the battle. I think Lego could have at least added one but overall the set is great!
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 this set as one of my first LO TR set.This was when the theme started.It is a nice small set that gets you gandalf and shire Frodo.The clincher for me was the rearing horse and the book and fireworks.Overall this was a good buy and i am sad to see it go the way to retirement.
"A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to!" Ever since I watched that scene and heard that line, I was suprised that LEGO had made that scene into a set!
What's awesome in this set:
-You get Gandalf in a small set for a cheap price, and Frodo in his Shire clothing is exclusive to this set
-The snake firework is in the carriage, and that's awesome
I have only one thing I found in this eat that wasn't awesome:
-Seating in the carriage is too small to fit both Gandalf and Frodo like in the movie!
So basically, this is one of my favourite sets from LOTR! Every die-hard LOTR fan should get this set before it retires!
Even though this set is small, it is very cool, I like the new horse design and Gandalf and Frodo are very nicely done, the red snake is a very nice representation of the dragon firework, and I really liked all of the other accessories. So it is a very good set, and I would definitely recommend it to a friend, great job Lego.