Thursday, March 17, 2016
Lego Lord of the Rings: The Black Gate
With the close of the Hobbit movies in 2014, the Lego Lord of the Rings line has also runs its course. Lots of great stuff never got done but that is the way of things. Today we look at the Black Gate set from Return of the King which was a middle priced set in the 60 dollar range if I remember correctly. You get a wall and single tower along with 5 figures, eagle, and horse.
There are some nice figures here including the Mouth of Sauron, 2 Mordor Orcs, King Aragorn, and White Gandalf.
The evil horse with the newer legs and an eagle. I think this was the first reasonably priced set with the 3 piece eagle figure. In the Hobbit Attack of the Wargs set, I used a brick built eagle to add to the set since eagles were vital to that scene and I had none.
The back of the wall has a walk way and a bar for the door. The top of the tower has the required catapult. The bottom of the tower has a secret door that swings out.