The Battle Of Helm's Deep 9474 - Lego LOTR Sets - Release Date, Prices
On this page we are going to have a look at the new LOTR Lego set The Battle Of Helm’s Deep 9474. We will review the set, talk about release dates, prices and where to buy online. This looks like being the most exciting new release in the Lord Of The Rings Lego range and we will tell you everything we can about The Battle Of Helm’s Deep.
The Lord Of The Rings is one of the greatest and if not, the greatest fantasy story ever told. Over a decade ago Peter Jackson turned Tolkien’s masterpiece into an epic trilogy of films. Now ten years on, Lego have gone one step further and turned the story into Lego format. This series is long over due so it will no doubt be met with huge excitement and anticipation. On of the first sets we are going to see is going to be The Battle Of Helm’s Deep, so let’s take a look at this new set.
First Picture Of Helm's Deep Set
The Battle Of Helm’s Deep Lego Set 9474
In the summer of 2012 there are going to be seven new LOTR Lego sets released. The largest of these is going to be this one, The Battle Of Helm’s Deep. This set has the item number 9474 and will be the largest of the new releases. We are expecting a release date of some time in June, no definite date yet, but June looks like the month for the release. Despite that fact we have seen a few sets popping up in the middle of May, these seem to have been sent out to reviewers and have found there way onto the internet. Price wise this one is expected to retail at around $130 so quite an expensive set, but it is very large. If you shop around online you should be able to pick it up slightly cheaper than that when it goes on general release.
This set then is based on the epic battle scene at the end of the second movie, The Two Towers. In the scene Theoden, the King of Rohan has lead his people to their last remaining stronghold, this is known as Helm’s Deep. This castle has withstood many an attack and the few remaining soldiers must now defend it against a massive Uruk-Hai Army controlled by the evil wizard Saruman. Among the defenders we have three of the fellowship, namely Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas. There is also a small band of Elves who come to the aid of the defenders. This scene is one of the most impressive in all three films and really does look like it translates very well into Lego format.
As mentioned this is a very large set, it has almost 1400 bricks included so it really is very big. You get nine minifigures with this one, these include five Uruk-Hai, Gimli, Aragorn, Theoden and Haldir. Some people have suggested the elf is in fact Legolas but most sources believe it to be Haldir. You also get a horse that comes with this pack and we believe this belongs to Theoden.
The main substance of the set is the castle itself. This is a very impressive two level structure with lots of really nice details. As you can imagine this one takes some serious building time and as there are so many bricks you can really let your imagination run wild. Another set that is designed to go along with this one is The Uruk-Hai Army. It is thought that the wall in this set can be added onto Helm’s Deep, plus you can use the extra minifigures in this set to create a larger battle scene. As well as the wall there is also a horse which you can sit a minifigure on top of, the bomb which is used to breach the castle wall, a siege ladder and the Horn Of Helm Hammerhand. So you would say all the vital ingredients which make up the scene in the film.
Of all the new Lord Of The Rings Lego sets this one really does seem to stand head and shoulders above the rest. The Battle Of Helms Deep has such brilliant detail and really does stay true to the film and story. Although this one is obviously quite pricey, it does seem to be worth every penny. Probably the only slight downside to this one are the minifigures, they are all very nice but compared to other sets they may not be the ones people really want.
The Helms Deep Set
More New Releases
As well as The Battle Of Helm’s Deep set we are also going to see other new releases coming out in the summer of 2012. These are all based on well known scenes from the trilogy and will appeal to fans of Lego and fans of the Tolkien story. The other new toys we are going to see will be Gandalf Arrives, this is the smallest of the new sets and is based on the opening sequence of The Fellowship Of The Rings, this has Frodo and Gandalf as the minifigs. Shelob Attacks which features a very large spider with Frodo, Sam and Gollum as the minifigures. The Uruk-Hai Army which is a small battle set with some nice Uruk-Hai soldiers. Attack On Weathertop which will feature some nice Nazgul figures, Aragorn, Frodo, Merry and some good scenery. The Mines Of Moria which is based on the battle scene at Balin’s tomb, this is the second largest set and has some wonderful minifigues including Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, Pippin, goblins, skeletons and a large cave troll. Then finally the Orc Forge which is quite an unusual little set with five minifigures which will include Lurtz who is the leader of the Uruk-Hai. All of these sets do look really nice and they will no doubt be snapped up super quick when they are released in June.
Lego are not stopping there though. Due to the fact that at the end of 2012 we are finally going to see a Hobbit movie, we are also going to be getting Hobbit Lego. It is so far unclear as to whether this will be in time for the release of the movie or if we will have to wait until 2013. There have already been rumours about which Hobbit sets which might get, some popular ideas seem to be Mirkwood, The Lonely Mountain, Lake Town and The Shire.
As you can see this new Lego LOTR set really does look very impressive. The Battle Of Helm’s Deep set 9474 is going to be on everyone’s wish list later in the year. We are already expecting these to be massive sellers over Christmas 2012 and no doubt they will do very well for Lego. Due to the scope of these films there will no doubt be many more sets in the future and we really will have lots to look forward to when it comes to Lego Lord Of The Rings and then Hobbit Lego.
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