Here is a set review for the "9471 Uruk-Hai Army" set from the Lord Of The Rings range. Please comment, rate and enjoy!
About this creation
Okay, so this is the box. Nothing amazingly special. A nice design - shows everything quite clearly.
This is what you get inside the box. The box itself, 2 large bags and a small instruction booklet.
Once you've finished the build (which is very easy and straightforward), these are the pieces you have as spares. The cheese slope in the middle is Dark Green and you actually get another Light Bley one too which I missed out of this photo.
And this is the whole set once completed. You get a small section of wall, a Catapult-type-missile-firing-thing that I've forgotten the name of right now, along with 6 Minifigures. Eomir, a Rohan Solider and 4 Uruk-Hai. Oh and a newly designed Horse!
So here's a closer look at the Catapult-type-thing. A Bastilla? Something like that, I'm, sure. Anyway, it's nicely made, it looks quite rickety which is nice. The two 'arms' on the side are both pose-able too.
The wheels work well and here you can see it's play feature which is that you push this lever here...
And the two grapple hook-missile-things fire from the front. They don't go very far but it's a nice play feature.
Now onto the wall... It's nicely designed and looks very castley. Those new Brick-style bricks are awesome and you get 5 in this set!
Here's the back of the wall. There's a flight of stairs and a mini catapult and that's about it!
The catapult can be removed easily and moved around if so desired.
Here is the Horse. I think these new horses are great! Much better than the static old ones!
As you can see here, it can rear up and it's neck moves as well. It also comes with a separate brick with a flat 1x2 on top that fits into the horse's back when it's not wearing it's saddle. I'm not sure why it comes with a flat 1x2 brick, I would have thought a 1x2 tile would have been better to make it's back smooth but oh well.
Onto the figures... I must say, I really do rather like all of these figures. The 4 Uruk-Hai are basically the same but they're still all very good.
The Uruk-Hai's heads are all the same and they're all double sided as shown here.
So here are the Uruk-Hai all together. They're all identical apart from the variations in the armor they wear. 3 have helmets, 2 have body armor, 2 have swords and shields and 2 have spear-axe things.
Their bodies have back printing too.
Here you can see Eomir and the solider of Rohan. Eomir comes with a decorated helmet a sword, shield and spear, while the solider comes with a bow and a quiver.
Here's the back of both men. As with the Uruk-Hai, both men have double-sided faces and back printing.
Build:8/10 Figures:9/10 Pieces:9/10 Playability Factor:9/10 Value For Money:7/10 Overall:8.4/10
This is a great set. It has 6 awesome figures plus a cool new horse. It has 5 of those new brick-style bricks, lots of play-ability, if you have the "Battle of Helms Deep" set then it can be added to that which is cool, BUT... It has one large flaw in my opinion... The price. It's £29.99 which to me seems a little steep. I'd say this is worth more like £21.99, maybe £24.99 but not essentially £30. Yes it's a good set but if you're planning on buying it, I'd wait until you find it somewhere that has a sale on.
Thanks for viewing, I hope this has been useful. Please comment, rate and enjoy!
Quoting 'Essence of Randomness
Nice review. BUT A few pointers. You didn't need to stab the horses foot when it was rearing to make it stand, it is perfectly stable withut the sword there. And it's a ballista.
Ah thought it was and yes I did actually have to stab the horses foot to make it stand. Otherwise I wouldn't have done it. It wouldn't stay upright on the table.