If you are a Lego collector you will surely want this set. It is large and includes 1,368 pieces you can assemble and have fun building. If you are an avid fan of Lord of the Rings, you will also like this set because it is very detailed with details where you can simulate this famous battle from the movie. But this toy is not just for Lego or LOTR collectors. Lego: Even if you’re not a die-hard Lord of the Rings fan this Lego set can be enjoyable for any Lego fan because of its great features that kids 10 years old above as well as adults will have fun building.
This impressive 20 inch wide, 9 bag Lego includes a 6-inch high outer wall, 9-inch high tower with horn and an inner throne room. The fortress set also provides special interactive features that were included in the movie like a catapult by the front stairs, exploding wall, bridge gate and hidden doorway. Aside from that, Lego: The Lord of the Rings the Battle of Helm’s Deep Fortress Set has 8 mini-figures including Aragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, Berserker Uruk-hai and 3 Uruk-hai who are the key characters in the movie. These 8 mini-figures are extremely detailed with printed legs and double-sided heads, plus you can equip them with a wide range of weapons including swords, single and double bladed axes, shields, bows, spears, torches as well as a horse with movable head and back legs to completely re-enact your favourite battle scenes.
If you want to take it to the next level, you can expand the toy by purchasing it to the Uruk-hai Army expansion set or any other set that goes with it very easily. You can also separate and rearrange the fortress or enhance its details using the sticker sheet included with this very versatile Lego set.
Lego: The Lord of the Rings the Battle of Helm’s Deep Fortress Set is not really hard to build because it comes with four easy to understand instruction booklets providing enough guidance using its colourful and large pictures. The 9 bags are numbered as well with bags 1 and 2 for building the entrance, bag 3 for the construction of the stairs and the left rounded corner while bag 4 is for the construction of the right rounded corner. Lastly, bags 5 and 6 is for building the tower, bag 7 for building the wall, and bags 8 and 9 for building the throne room. Storing them is not hard as well for it includes an orange Lego plastic brick separator that you can use to pull apart any two bricks just as easily.
Lego: The Lord of the Rings the Battle of Helm’s Deep Fortress Set is an impressively set with very detailed pieces and fun options which makes it the perfect toy for family bonding where kids and adults can enjoy playing for hours. It is also a very good way of letting children take a break from using technology or electronics.