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96 reviews | 4.7 out of 5
Awesome, good detail & fun, fun, fun!! I love LOTRs so I'm Sure I'll like The Hobbit; the set had a lot of specific locations in the tomb that were in the movie & really fun to put together. Minifigs are cool too...all in all, great purchase!!!
My son loves this set. He is ten. He put the entire thing together himself, he wanted to accomplish it alone. He uses it quite often and has a special place on his bedroom shelf that he displays it on along with the spider set. He saved up his money for these, and is very glad with his purchases. Both are winners!
I bought this for my great nephew as he is a Lord of the Rings fan and a Lego Fan...I felt it was a bit pricey, but wasnt surprised to have to pay that amount.
Has several lego sets.
My son loves lego's and this will be another great addition to the family! A mother's worst nightmare (just kidding). I look forward to seeing him build it step by step and then create his own after a few days.
He wanted this set and found it on here way cheaper than anywhere else. It was a great value and the set took my 8 & 10 year old 2 days to put it all together. He was so excited on Christmas and has been playing with the set ever since.
Lego does it again with another great set.
bought for grandson for Christmas
It was a 'Lord of the Rings' Lego Christmas for my 10 year old son this year. He loves Legos, much more than I ever did when I was his age. This set is a little on the pricey side, but the hours he spent assembling it and playing with it ever since justify the price.
My son LOVES it! Hours of entertainment building...and more playing with it afterwards!
Cheers peoples. This is my third L.O.T.R purchase and unusually also my third build. It is a terrific set and I was really excited about buying this one as it contained four members of the fellowship, a cave troll and two moria orcs. It also looked like a great set to play with as it had many exciting functions such as the twin falling pillars (for those of you who might have thought there was only one) a pop out treasure chest, crumbling door arch, Balin's exploding tomb and the trapdoor in the well! It is a great and essential edition to any L.O.T.R fan collection. It also nicely completes the fellowship with six out of seven minifigures being unique.
The really good points are listed here. First of all the thumbs up goes to the fantasic minifigure combination which includes three unique figures from the fellowship (Legolas, Boromir and Pippin). Another really nice feature is the clever and effective (contrary to popular belief) catapults and fling features in the set which include the collapsing pillars and door arch. Another good feature is that it comes with a few nice accessories for your collection which include a bow, sword, dagger, Uruk-hai shield and a set of Heroica weapons which provide good M.O.C potential. Finally the the reversible minifigure heads are a really nice touch for making an autnentic scene (even Gimli has one behind his beard). This set is definetely up their with Attack at Weathertop.
Now here are some of the small bad points which are only minor. Firstly some points of the construction are slighlty insecure and there are uneccasary gaps exposed where they could be filled by bricks. Some of these points are the back of the pillared tear with the bookcase and chest which has several gaps in the bottom. There are also two holes on either side of the middle raised section. This slighlty comprimises the look and secureness of the set. Secondly some of the details are a little scant and some details could be added to improve the appearance. Some of these points are the door arch which randomly has a few one times one and one times two tiles scattered here and there which is authentic, but a few more could be added to make the detail slighlty better looking. Also the tiles are few and far betwen and mostly on one side with the well making it only so good from one side. Lastly the stickers (having over 30 of them) are a liitle annoying and unusually this is the only one out of the five L.O.T.R sets I have bought that has them. Luckily the slighlt badder sides are all structual and are easy to forego.
Overall this is a very nice set and a worthwhille purchase, especially for L.O.T.R fans. If you would like to complete the fellowship and collect some extra unique minifigures as well this is an essential purchase. This is also a fun set to build and provides a nice and enjoyable build. Perfect also for emerging builders and casual collecters. A very much worthwhile purchase!
This is a great set for any Lego or Lord of the Rings Lord of the Rings fan. Not only is it great fun to build, but also has some cool little features, details and playability for the children too.
The set comes with some of the fellowship, Moria orcs and the cave troll and is a great edition and a my favourite so far of the Lego Lord of the Rings Sets.
Lego Lord of the Rings The Mines of Moria
I want to start by saying i'm a big LotR fan so I have a pretty good idea what's right and wrong. First of all it's a great set, all the little detailing and stuff, however Legolas cannot wear a quiver (which is somewhat dissapointing since he wears one in all 3 films). Also several people have complained about the Cave Troll's height, the catalog and website both clearly say that he stands 4 inches tall, so I decided to check and was shocked to find that he only stands 3 inches tall! I'm not sure whether or not they meant with his hand up though (which is 4 inches), still I think they should say the exact height. Also... NO MORE STICKERS!!! Please Lego can't you make printed bricks anymore? And one last thing, Pippin can't reach the top of the well! Poor Pippin. :(
I believe that concludes my review. Here are the Pros/Cons
1. Great minifigs
2. Wonderful detail (on the structures too)
3. Balin's tomb pops up
4. Cave Troll is great
1. Pricey should be 59.99-69.99
2. Cave Troll's height
3. Should have come with 3 Moria Orcs
4. Should have more content for 79.99
Overall this a very nice set for all Lego fans.
Score: 9 of 10 (even with problems)
I purchased the Mines of Moria set recently, and I have to say it is probably one of my favourite sets! I am a HUGE Lord of the Rings fan, and it is the reason I started collecting LEGO. The set is absolutely amazing and I love the minifigures. The Cave Troll is super cool, it is detailed and movie-accurate. All the mini figures in this set are fantastic and very detailed, as well. Also,I loved the functions in this set. The well feature worked extremely well and the falling pillars were a realistic touch when reenacting the battle scene. I also love how detailed the set is, even applying the stickers, they add a very nice touch. This is absolutely a set you should purchase. I believe it is worth the money and I am VERY pleased with my purchase.
The Mines of Moria is a very cool set. The stickers are very nice and well done. I'll start with the minifigures.
The Minifigures: I really like the cave troll he is really cool, and the two Moria Orcs are very nice too. My favorite minifigure was Boromir, and Pippin is nice, and I also really like Legolas, and the two skeletons are cool.
The gate: The gate is a very nice part of the set, I really like the design of the doors, and the flick action part of this section of the set is cool.
Balin's tomb: Balin's tomb is a nice feature, the flick function is nice and works well.
The well: The well is nice, I had lots of fun dropping the skeleton down it.
Pros: Great minifigures
Overall Great set
this set has a sweet cave troll and is well designed I recommend this to everyone buy it if you can.
this set was really not that good for its price. even though you do get really good figs and a cool set overall, it should have just had a smaller parts count and a lower price tag. they probably should have made a little less of the background, possibly the wall without the door on it to knock the price down to $50.00 (usd). a really great add on to this set would be if there was a set in the next wave featuring the battle between Gandalf and the Balrog on the bridge. Despite my issue with the price, the set is pretty good. Nice figs, especially the cave troll. click the thumbs up if you think there should be a set withe the battle on the bridge.
I had the chance to play around with this set over the past week when I saw my cousin, and felt I should write a review.
This set is a lot more impressive when you see it in person rather than in the catalog or online. It is well built and very strudy, especially the main gate. The pillar constructions on the sides of the library area on the wall both detach, so you can make the set bigger.
All the functions work, however the tomb does not have a large "explosion", and the well is kind of hard to set up. I really like how you can "lock" the gate with the included large axe, just like the movie.
The detail is incredible, though it is all added with stickers. This is the
sticker-hater's nightmare, but if you "stick with it" :) the detail is really nice.
The minifigures are all exclusive except for Gimli. They are all incredible minifigures, and all of them have double-sided heads with concerned and battle faces. The cave Troll is very accurate, and I love the color. My only problems with the minifigures are that 1) the Cave Troll will not stand up if he has his hammer in his hand, unless you stick him on a baseplate, and 2) there are only two Goblins (Moria Orcs). Hardly the horde of creatures we see in the movie.
Overall, this set is a must-buy if you have the money, and especially if you are collecting the whole Fellowship. The only thing that keeps me from buying the set myself right now is the price tag. The Price Per Brick (PPB) averages out to 10 cents, which is honestly not bad, but for the limited minifigures it is a little high.
I personally will wait until this goes on sale somewhere before I get it.
2 Moria orcs
Many play functions
could include a few more orcs
The set comes with great mini figures and is fun to play with. The cave troll is an excellent addition. Accurate to the movie/books.