LEGO Attack On Weathertop 9472 Review: Lord of the Rings

by admin on July 24, 2012

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:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

I love the colors in this set, lots of dark green:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The finished set:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The Wringwraiths, horses, and little rock:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Good detail for such a small part of the set:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The details on the horse’s head:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Wringwraith:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The main portion of Weathertop:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Our heroes: Frodo, Aragorn, and Merry:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Back printing:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Probably my favorite minifig head at the moment:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Merry is looking ready for attack:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Weathertop:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Cooking:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The back. The way they curved the walls is nice, and you can tell all the different pieces they used to add detail:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The set opens up to show detail on the inside:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Oddly, they included two flick-fire missiles:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

More detail:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

Statue:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The staircase:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

The parts I didn’t use, including the capes:
LEGO Attack On Weathertop

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.

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