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LEGO The Hobbit 79012 Mirkwood Elf Army is rated
Rated 3 out of
This is my first review. Let us dive in. First up for the mini figures is the mirkwood elves. They are cool, not super impressive but nice army builders. Now Thrandruil, he is the main reason I got the set. He is an excellent minifigure. The orcs are a nice addition and you also get a warg which is nice to get in a cheap set. You get an orc ladder and a cute weapon rack. The tree is cool and has emerald chest. The gate has cool shields but is small and underwhelming .
little throw ins
cons small gate
overall this is one of my least favorite hobbit sets but it still has cool things
My grade for this set is a
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of
Good build, Great minifigures!!
The build was fun and easy. The minifigures are extremely detailed and we finally get a brown Warg!! I really like this set and I think it is a great addition to the Hobbit sets but I would have really liked to have seen a couple more play features.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of
I really like this set. first of all it comes with three elves.
pros: Great printing, great faces, three of them, two with hoods(always happy about those) brown elf hair, great weapons
cons: three of the same faces, no big cons though
the set also comes with thranduril one of the coolest figs in this set.
pros: great hair peice, cape, awsome newer sword, awesome printing, and overall just a cool figure.
cons: if you buy many sets(like i did) he tends to stick around alot.
shoulder armor orc: i love these guys!!
pros: awesome printing, new fig, awesome armor
no cons about this fig.
non shoulder armor orc: these guys are pretty cool
pros: awesome printing and overall just a great army builder
cons: no armor
BROWN WARG: I love this figure its the best
pros: new colored warg, cheaper price for wargs, great for mocs, great army building.
cons: only one
OVERALL rating: i really love this set and its probablt my favorite hobbit set. the structure looks very great by itself, but amazing with multiples.
i HIIGHLY suggest buying at least three, itll be worth it.
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 5 out of
Mirkwood Elf Army
first of the bat, this set rocks!! This is one of the best hobbit sets yet! And the price for it is perfect! First off on this review I will start on the minifgures:
Gudabad Orc with shoulder armour: this minifgure is the same as all the other hobbit set orcs except he has shoulder armour which maybe makes him a higher ranking orc. Or the other orcs couldn't afford shoulder armour :P His printing is awesome! I love these new orcs. 8/10 stars
Gudabad orc without shoulder armour: same as the one with shoulder armour except...no shoulder armour. 7/10 stars
Mirkwood elf archer: this set comes with two of them. they are the ones with hoods. They both come with green hoods and the regular longbow with a quiver of arrows on their backs. the detailing on them are incredible! they both have same faces and their faces are the same as the mirkwood elf that comes with barrel escape. 10/10 stars
Mirkwood elf with dagger: he has the same body as the archers. the only thing different is that he has a dagger and hair. 9/10 stars
Thrainduil: Trainduil is the king of the mirkwood elves and he is also the Dad (Ada) :P of Legolas. This minifgure is really cool. he is armed with a long broadsword and has a sweet hairpiece that has an awesome crown attached to it. he has cool printing and he also has a cape. 8/10
This set has a very cool wall that can be detached from the tree. the tree has a little minifig catapult that can launch a minifig off of it. also this set does come with a brown warg. it is the same mold as the other ones just brown.
overall, this set is a must buy for lego/hobbit fans. totally worth it! 10/10 stars!
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of
The Elf Army is Prepared and Ready for Attack!
This set is absolutely fun and worth it. I'll talk about my main thoughts at the end but lets get onto the main review!
Thranduil - The Thranduil mini figure is very fancy. His legs are printed with rich colors and gold and green fabrics. His torso is very detailed too with the olive green and gold colors with fancy fabrics. Thranduil's face is very serious and stern looking. His hairpiece is awesome. It's blond and very long with a really cool king crown on top of the hair. Thranduil carries a sliver sword and overall, he is a epic minifigure.
Mirkwood Elf - The Mirkwood Elf has 2 Elvish like Daggers and nice green printing on the legs which resample green and brown just like his torso. His face is very serious-looking too and he has brown long hair with his elvish big ears.
Mirkwood Elf Archer (x2) - You get 2 exactly the same minifgures which are the Elf Archer's which are cool mini figures too. The Archers have the same torso and leg printing as the normal Mirkwood Elf and they also have the same face as the normal Mirkwood Elf. The only difference is they have green hoods, a bow, and arrows in the back of them.
Gundabad Orc (x2) - I really like the orcs. You get 2 orcs which are exactly the same except one of them has a shoulder pad with tooth things on the sides. They have nice leg printings which also resemble a lot of bone particles and there torso is similar, it just has a little more brown added to it. There face prating is very detailed resembling a face that is full of evil. There is white paint on there face and some back head printing.
Brown Warg - Some people don't count this guy a mini figure but he is a animal figure so I'll just talk about him. The brown warg is super awesome. He has a very evil looking face with his sharp teeth. His jaws can move up and down and he also has a grey holding stand which a orc can sit in.
Bow and Arrow Stand - The Bow and Arrow Stand is a nice mini build. There is one Bow hanging on it and there is also a mini silver micro figure on the bottom. You can connect this to the main build which is what I always do because I don't like things being separate.
Mirkwood Forest/Army Base - I really like this build because of all the features and fun it contains.There is a Giant tree stand which you can move on the left side or the right side of the base. At the bottom of it is a small barrel and some tree-like details. At the top there his a bunch of tree branches including dark green and olive green leaves. There is a feature where you put a mini figure on a stand and then you tap the back lever of the feature which makes one of the branches fall down and making the mini figure jump past the tree while it falls down. That was a really creative feature. On the skinny or main part of the base is a line of great detail. There are various of features that have tree like resemblances an Elvish shields lined up (x2). There is a ladder which the orcs can climb up to get into the army base. The ladder you can take off so the orcs can't go over. On the back side of the base are 2 places for a archer to stand and shoot arrows at without getting harmed. There is a flick missile in the middle which is pretty easy to flick. This army base/forest rocks!
So overall this set is worth the money by far. You get 6 mini figures plus a orc for $30. Normally you would get 3 or 4 minfigures in a $30 set but you get SIX mini figures plus a Warg in this set! A pretty good bargain there. The whole base looks like your average $30 set and overall, I definitely recommend this set to all LOTR fans and Hobbit fans! This set rocks! 10/10
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of
I Bought Four-Great Lego Set Low Price-One Tip
I have to say, Lego did incredibly well with this set.6 minifigures + a playable, fun, attractive set, for a low price.
The minifigures are all very detailed and the warg is a whole new open door playability-wise.
The set itself is a quick simple build, as long as you follow the instructions.Even if you have not watched the Hobbit movies, you will understand who are the good and bad guys here.So even little kids, can have a fun time playing with this set.
The set is worth the money, which I have to say is low for what you are getting.It is a win-win.I bought four sets and connected them to form a circle.It looks great in my collection.
The only thing I wish Lego had done differently, was have this set, and then a bigger one to connect it too.Maybe the main elve castle.I mean, the four sets do look great, like a forest of a battle almost, but it is obvious that it is the same thing over and over.I do know most people don't buy four though, ;) but still.:)
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Army Builder
Those interested in building up an army of Mirkwood Elves should look no further. This set comes with two hooded Elves, an Elf warrior with hair, and Thranduil, king of the Mirkwood Elves. It also comes with two Gundabag Orcs and a Brown Warg, as well as a wall to play with.
Rare minifigures, particularly Thranduil
Great for army building
The exclusive Brown Warg
The wall works for both play AND displaying
The scene combines well with other Hobbit LEGO sets, such as Barrel Escape
Honestly, it's hard to find any. This would have been a great set to introduce Bolg, but his importance to the film was admittedly kept under wraps around the time of creating the sets.
Overall, a great set worth purchasing.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 4 out of
A Nice Addition
A pretty easy build with some fun features and great figures; I particularly enjoyed the warg and longbow pieces. The rampart is a little high to pose archers effectively, but otherwise I have no real complaints; that being said, the mold for the longsword gives it an oddly wide crossguard, which makes it look a little worse than it might otherwise. I also found that the elf king's hair fits a little awkwardly over the cloak. But aside from those minor notes, I found this purchase to be worth it, and a nice addition to my fantasy collection.
Date published: 2015-02-23