What It Is
The Lord of the Rings The Mines of Moria building set lets kids build and recreate the battle between the Fellowship and the evil Moria orcs and cave troll as seen in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This 776-piece set includes six minifigures: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, and two Moria orcs. Each of the minifigures has two faces, so kids can turn the heads to put on the character's battle faces. (Or in Pippin's case, his scared face.) It also includes a four-inch cave troll figure with club. The cave troll's hands and arms move. Other weapon accessories include a chain, a bow, a double-bladed axe, a single-bladed axe, a small hobbit sword, a shield, and Boromir's sword. The Mines of Moria features a well, a wall and gate, opening doors, and several surprises. There is a hidden room with treasure, a launchable skeleton inside Balin's tomb, and two columns that kids can make fall by pressing a lever. You can even drop a skeleton into the well just like Pippin does in the movie.
Why It’s Fun
The detail in this set will really impress The Lord of the Rings fans and collectors. The set's crumbling and falling elements are realistic to the movie scene, and it comes with a lot of accessories to help fans play out the battle. Some of the set's features aren't from the movie (hidden treasure) but it all adds to the built-in play and lets kids imagine their own version of the Mines of Moria battle.
Who It’s For
The Mines of Moria set is for The Lord of the Rings fans and collectors ages 9–14.
What To Be Aware Of
It took us about one hour and 30 minutes for an expert builder to assemble, and the instructions were very easy to follow. An average builder may take as much as three hours to assemble the entire set. No matter how long it takes you to build, remember that building is part of the fun of LEGO.