Monday, September 23, 2013

Lego Lord of the Rings Uruk-Hai Army

Today we are taking a look at the Lego Lord of the Rings set, Uruk-Hai Army.  This is a small 30 dollar set that came out in 2012 if I remember correctly.  It is really more of a battle pack with minifigures for use with the larger Helm's Deep castle set but I do not have that set so I look at it as a stand alone.  You get 6 minifigures, 1 horse, 1 siege ballista, and one small wall segement to add to the Helm's Deep Wall.

Lets start with a look at the 4 Uruk-Hai minifigures. The torso's, legs, and heads are all the same.  The head is two sided as seen on the middle two guys, one side baring the white hand.  You get enough accessories to make each one look marginally different.

Next we have the riders of Rohan. You get Eomer. nephew of Theodin, and a generic warrior with 1 of the new horses that have the joint in the back legs allowing for the rearing pose seeen in the background. Eomer has a printed shield, printed helm, and customer printed body and looks excellent.  The generic rider has printing on the front and back of the torso.

The heads are also two sided in the standard one side with teeth showing one side without.

The small wall section has some light green to make it seem old and some of the brick edge blocks to add a little more character.  Nothing really to get excited about.  As a stand alone piece it will not survive and will probably be broken down for bricks for standard play or to expand other LOTR/Hobbit sets.

Back side shows stairs and a small catapult for the defenders.

The attackers get a pretty nice looking siege ballista which is push fire.  The wood pattern on the lower part is printed not a sticker which is a nice addition.

Front side has another printed piece and embellishments to make it look like you could just ram a defensive line with it and cause damage.

This set is pricey as all the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are but it does give you Uruk-Hai to be villians.  I have the whole fellowship but had very few villians before so it is a good addition for that if you can find it at about 20 dollars as it ends it production run. I am not sure if the LOTR/Hobbit sets lived up to Lego's expectations as they have already brought back the generic Castle line giving them 2 medival/fantasy series.  I would really like to see a Brick built Balrog set.  That would be really great.

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