Today we take a look at another LEGO Lord of the Ring set, #9472 Attack on Weathertop. This set definitely felt more expensive than it should have been: $60 for a small set with 5 minifigs. Two of them are Ringwraiths which offer little detail, and two other characters can be found in other sets. The real key to this set and the $60 outlay is getting Merry. The horses seem to only be available in this set, and because of the red in the eyes, I am wondering if they are exclusive to this set. That black horses in future sets will have different markings on the head and eyes.
Like the Mines of Moria, the set offers great detail in the building style, and clearly meant to be displayed by adult collectors.
Here is what you get in the box:
I love the colors in this set, lots of dark green:
The finished set:
The Wringwraiths, horses, and little rock:
Good detail for such a small part of the set:
The details on the horse’s head:
The main portion of Weathertop:
Our heroes: Frodo, Aragorn, and Merry:
Probably my favorite minifig head at the moment:
Merry is looking ready for attack:
The back. The way they curved the walls is nice, and you can tell all the different pieces they used to add detail:
The set opens up to show detail on the inside:
Oddly, they included two flick-fire missiles:
The parts I didn’t use, including the capes:
Overall, it’s a fine set but it still felt pricey for what you get. Also, unlike many of the other sets, it doesn’t have a modular feel to it, this is a stand-alone playset.