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.