Saturday, 1 September 2012

Lego Lord of the Rings-The Mines of Moria review

I was sent this product for review from Mummy News 

The Lord of the Rings
The Mines of Moria

In the box you have 6 different bags & one set of instructions, on building it all up the set consist of;
6 mini figures, Pippin, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir & 2 Moria Orcs.
1 Giant cave troll & 2 skeletons.
The Mines of Moria features well, wall and gate, and several weapons.
The weapons are; chain, club, bow, double-bladed axe, single-bladed axe, small hobbit sword, shield and Boromir's sword.

The wall has an hidden room which hides treasure, it features opening doors and falling walls. You can drop the skeletons into the well or flip open the tomb, these features do work well too.
It is suitable for ages 9-14 although any Lord of the Rings fan would love to have this in their collection. My son who is 10 loved helping to put it together as he is a big fan of both Lego & Lord of the Rings(he needed help due to disabilities). 

My daughter who is 8 put most of it together and was able to complete most of it. The instructions are really simple to follow and show in diagram form giving each step needed to complete each building/figure. The heads on the figure are reversible allowing you to set a scene well. The wall has 2 falling towers that fall once the lever is pressed at the back & the gate features full opening doors. 
The gate & wall both measure 11" (27cm) high & 5"(12cm) wide, the cave troll stands at 4"(9cm) tall.

 The tomb & well both measure 3" (7cm) long 
 The detailing in the stickers and tiles is great as is the opening hidden chest that holds all the treasure.

The figures are all well done and you can tell who they are without needing to read the description on the box, they all hold the weapon well too.

This Lego set retails at £69.99 which is what I would expect to pay for this item, it fits in perfectly with the other Lord of the Ring sets & will provide endless fun for a child or it would be an excellent addition to any fans who like to collect Lord of the Rings products.
I do think a 9 year old may need a little adult help with a few parts.
It took around 2 hours to complete the whole set & then they set about playing & having battles(quite roughly) all the pieces stayed intact.

I would recommend this to any Lord of the Rings fan.

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