79012 LEGO The Hobbit Mirkwood Elf Army

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79012 LEGO The Hobbit Mirkwood Elf Army is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
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The Orcs are trespassing on the lands of the great Elven king, Thranduil, and a thrilling battle is inevitable. Climb the rotating tree at the edge of Mirkwood Forest and keep watch. When the Gundabad Orc warriors draw near on foot or riding the ferocious brown Warg, defend the Elven stronghold with the Mirkwood™ Elf army. Watch out for Orcs using the ladder to scale the wall. Flick missiles from the wall, then grab a weapon from the rack and attack! Split the tree in two for ambush mode to send Elven warriors flying over the wall and shock the Orc invaders! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Thranduil, Mirkwood Elf, 2 Mirkwood Elf Archers and 2 Gundabad Orcs.

Dimensions: 19.10000" H × 5.90000" W × 35.40000" L

Shipping weight: 0.43 lbs.

UPC: 673419204026

Sub-brand: LEGO® The Hobbit
Found in: Bricks and Blocks
Appropriate for ages: 8 - 14

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best Hobbit sets yet I was very satisfied with this purchase. Good money value,six minifigures and a warg! I definitely recommend this set to any Hobbit fan.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mirkwood Elves This set includes a tree, a bendable and detachable wall, a detachable weapon rack, a ladder, 6 minifigures and a dark brown warg. I believe the six minifigures and the warg of this set are quite rare, and most of them are exclusive to this set. The most noticable of the six is Thranduil, the king of Mirkwood. Thranduil is wearing a crown and a red cape and wields a sword. The other minifigures in the set are two elf archers with dark green hoods, an elf with a dagger and two very angry looking orcs, one of which can ride the sharp-toothed warg. All elf figures have two faces, a neutral and an angry one. My favorite play feature of this set is the elf-catapult, which is hidden inside the rotating top of the tree included in the set. When you press the lever in front, a part of the tree top bends to the side and out pops an elf armed to his teeth. There's also a flick-missile to fire at the orcs and a barrel full of green gems hidden inside the tree trunk. The set comes with an extra silver-gold elven blade, so you can fill the weapons rack to the maximum and let the grey microfigure guard the weapons. My favorite accessories of this set are the elf shields which are printed with a very beautiful pattern. This set contains bricks and plates of rare colors (dark brown, sand yellow, and earth green). There are also three limb elements (plant parts), four 1 x 2 plates, and a few 1 x 1 x 2/3 roof tiles in a color I believe is olive green and very rare indeed. When assembling this set I noticed that one has to be very careful when placing the bricks adjacent to the elf catapult or else they will chafe on it and slow it down. And, in my opinion, there could have been more limb elements (plant parts) included in this set, since the confrontation between orcs and elves is supposed to happen in a forest. I also wondered why the weapon rack is not attached to anything in the pictures on the official (and original) sales package. This makes the weapon rack seem like an afterthought or simply a surplus element. There were no real flaws in this set. Everything functions the way the designers meant and the whole structure is surprisingly sturdy. All in all, "Mirkwood Elf Army" is a great set for Hobbit or LoTR fans.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Nice Addition A pretty easy build with some fun features and great figures; I particularly enjoyed the warg and longbow pieces. The rampart is a little high to pose archers effectively, but otherwise I have no real complaints; that being said, the mold for the longsword gives it an oddly wide crossguard, which makes it look a little worse than it might otherwise. I also found that the elf king's hair fits a little awkwardly over the cloak. But aside from those minor notes, I found this purchase to be worth it, and a nice addition to my fantasy collection.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Set. Amazing Value. This set is about as close as you get to a Hobbit Battle Pack. I mean, 2 Gundabad Orcs, a Warg, two Elf Archers, an Elf Gaurd and Thranduil? This has battle pack written all over it. My favorite thing about this set would have to be the minifigures. The 2 Gundabad Orcs are standard. One has some very nice looking shoulder armor. I love the look of the Gundabad Orcs much more then the hunter Orcs we got back in 2012. Then there's the Warg. This Warg looks amazing. We've gotten two Wargs before in dark grey and white, but this one has a dark brown color. It comes off looking amazing. Next there's the three Elves. The Gaurd looks great, with the nicely printed torso and legs, and I love the Elven shields that are included in the set, as the Gaurd looks even better armed with a shield and an Elvish knife. Next, there's the archers, and they look even better. Swapping out Elf hair for hoods and knives and shields for quivers and bows, these Archers are top of the line fantastic. They look exactly like the ones depicted in the movie. Final, we have Thranduil. The only iconic Character included, Thranduil was a good choice, and looks great with his red colored cape and shield and long sword. Now the actual set. The set depicts a wall, probably one of the walls near the river that is shown in the movie. It comes off looking amazing, with a tan and dark tan color scheme. The wall is bendable at two places, meaning it can be a straight wall, or a curved wall. On the other side of the wall, there are two small platforms to put minifigures on. Next is a tree that's actually part of the wall, having a small hollowed out center with a barrel inside. The top of the tree has a platform to put minifigures on that can rotate, and a catapult feature that can shoot an elf out of the tree. Finally, there is a small weapon rack that can hold two weapons. The last thing included is a small ladder for the Orcs to use to try and climb over the wall. The weapons are as fallows: 1 long sword, 1 Elf dagger (dagger of time), 3 long bows, 2 quivers, 1 spear, 1 large Orc sword, and 2 Elf shields. To recap, the model is great, the minifigures are amazing, and the price per part is great two. This set is also a great add on to the Battle of Five Armies set, because it features the same color scheme (tan and dark tan) and the minifigures included in this set inhance The Battle of Five Armies set, which only includes 1 Elf, Legolas. I would highly recommend this set to any Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan, and would also recommend it to a general LEGO fan, just for the pieces. I hope you'll consider buying this set, because it's one of my favorite Hobbit sets, and it's definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mirkwood Elf Army Great Set, love the new figs and the tree fortress. Thranduil is very good and so are the elves and the orcs. LOVE THE NEW WARG!!! it is awesome. Really good price for that many pieces and you get SIX figures. Lovi'n it, keep it up LEGO.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great Lego set This was a great set and I really enjoyed it. I think the maybe could have added a side set with gates to make it more realistic but it is a great set and I would recommend this set to anybody
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from neat set Okay, first off this is a great price for the set there are two elf archers both with longbows and quivers the elf warrior comes with a neat dagger Thranduil has a long sword two gundabad orcs one with a spear and the other with a large orc sword and an exclusive brown warg which is impressive the tree fort is impressive and it splits from the tree the tree has a catapult to launch a minifigure as usual with LOTR and The Hobbit sets I don't think their are enough weapons because I think weapons add a lot to a set
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mirkwood this is a great set because of the price and the wonderful figures. wish the wall was taller because with the siege ladder and all you'd think the wall would be tall when really those orcs could easily hoist them selves up the wall with out it. wish it had an arch on the bottom for barrels to go under and maybe you could make another and a lever could open the water gates. fair set i really look forward to the battle of the five armies sets mainly the 60$ one.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Elves This is my first review. Let us dive in. First up for the mini figures is the mirkwood elves. They are cool, not super impressive but nice army builders. Now Thrandruil, he is the main reason I got the set. He is an excellent minifigure. The orcs are a nice addition and you also get a warg which is nice to get in a cheap set. You get an orc ladder and a cute weapon rack. The tree is cool and has emerald chest. The gate has cool shields but is small and underwhelming . Pros figures warg tree shields little throw ins cons small gate overall this is one of my least favorite hobbit sets but it still has cool things My grade for this set is a B-
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mirkwood Elf Army This is a great set that has great detail and awesome catapult!!!! It is awesome because it has 6 Minifigures and a exclusive warg!!! This is an amazing set for its price!!! I love the detachable wall and the weapons rack!!!! I also really like the Green Gems that come with it in the chest!!!! This is a great Set!!!!
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kill the She-Elf! This set is a great way to build up an army of both elves and orcs, and it also goes great with the Mirkwood Spiders set. However, like the spiders, it is more of a twenty dollar set than thirty. Still, the price must be forgotten eventually, as it has to change with the economy. Sigh. ELF FORTRESS: The castle itself consists of merely a battlement wall and a tree tower containing supplies and a catapult. There is room for all the elves to take archery positions and for the Orcs to use their brickbuilt ladder to attack the post. The fortress can fold up at the walls to form a smaller outpost or just for easy storage. It is well built and has lots of armory details, including some elven shields and barrels. Very well built, just not big enough for the price. MINIFIGURES: -Thranduil: The king of the Mirkwood Elves is very well made, with an exclusive body decorated with robes and a cape that is dark red on one side and light brown on the other. I haven't seen a double sided cape since Lando Calrissian in the 2006 Cloud City, so this must be a rarity. He has a serious face and an angry face, and has a rubber hair piece that drapes down over his shoulders and has a crown attached. He comes with a standard battle sword. -Elf Guards: There are three elves included besides Thranduil, two wear green hoods and one has a brown hair piece with pointed ears. They all have the same face, one serious and one angry. They have the same torso and legs, printed with elvish armor. The one with the hair has two elf daggers (the same ones that Tauriel has), and the other two have bows. Great army builders. -Orcs: There are two orcs in the set, labeled as Gundabad Orcs since they are the Hobbit kind and are well-improved from any other orcs. They have tan skin and orc armor printing, with goblin-like, angry faces. One has an extra armor piece with shoulder spikes. One has a spear and another has a large, chunky sword. There is also a brown Warg included in the set for an Orc to ride with a saddle. Also great army builders. OVERALL: This set has great value in enlarging your overall Hobbit minifigure collection and has the exclusive Thranduil figure as well. It is not a thirty dollar set by a long shot, but goes great with the Barrel Escape and Mirkwood Spiders sets to ultimately recreate the first forty minutes of the Hobbit LEGO style.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Army Builder Those interested in building up an army of Mirkwood Elves should look no further. This set comes with two hooded Elves, an Elf warrior with hair, and Thranduil, king of the Mirkwood Elves. It also comes with two Gundabag Orcs and a Brown Warg, as well as a wall to play with. Pros: Rare minifigures, particularly Thranduil Great for army building The exclusive Brown Warg The wall works for both play AND displaying The scene combines well with other Hobbit LEGO sets, such as Barrel Escape Cons: Honestly, it's hard to find any. This would have been a great set to introduce Bolg, but his importance to the film was admittedly kept under wraps around the time of creating the sets. Overall, a great set worth purchasing.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best purchase ever its great, its way bigger in person, the detail on the minifigs are astonishing, and the warg is cool, and theres a awesome catapult that makes other branches fall over backwards after it fires because it is hidden
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Mirkwood Elf Army I bought this set because i wanted to get a Lego Lord of the rings set or Hobbit set so I went to the store and bought the last one there I was so relieved that there was still one there I was lucky because I haven't put down the set for days i love it thanks Lego. I would recommend all the hobbit and lord of the ring sets I'm buying "Gandalf Arrives" next I hope I have as much fun as this one bye till next everyone!
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice battle pack Mirkwood Elf Army is essentially presented as a battle pack since the minifigures are the main reason for purchasing the set. For the price, you get 6 minifigures, which is a good ratio. Two Gundabad orcs are included. One of them wears shoulder armor. They are accompanied by a brown warg, which is so far unique to the set. A saddle can be used with the warg, or a block can be inserted into the gap in its back. The jaws can be moved up and down. The main feature is of course the various elves. Thranduil, the Elvenking is presented much to the appreciation of Middle Earth fans. He has printed armor, a specially molded crown, and a cape. There are two identical elf archers with nice printing, green hoods, quivers, and bows. Another elf has a hairpiece and carries a nice dagger. The outpost itself is fairly small, however it can be expanded or modified with the purchase of additional sets. Since only Thranduil is unique, many people will feel motivated to expand their army and make the fort larger. There are some nice pieces included in the fort build including hinges and arch pieces. The browns, tans, and greens are useful. I also appreciated the small details such as the shields, the statue, and the hidden barrel. Some action features are also present. The launcher at the top of the rotating tree can send a figure fairly far if you tried. There is also the obligatory flick fire missile. A ladder is provided for the attacking orcs. I would rate the set fairly high for the play and display value. The pieces are all very useful whether used for this set or other purposes. If you are trying to build an elf army, this is certainly the set to get. If you are trying to build a Gundabad orc army, then the smaller Dol Guldur set might be the better way to go as far as cost is concerned.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Elf Army is Prepared and Ready for Attack! This set is absolutely fun and worth it. I'll talk about my main thoughts at the end but lets get onto the main review! Minifigures: Thranduil - The Thranduil mini figure is very fancy. His legs are printed with rich colors and gold and green fabrics. His torso is very detailed too with the olive green and gold colors with fancy fabrics. Thranduil's face is very serious and stern looking. His hairpiece is awesome. It's blond and very long with a really cool king crown on top of the hair. Thranduil carries a sliver sword and overall, he is a epic minifigure. Mirkwood Elf - The Mirkwood Elf has 2 Elvish like Daggers and nice green printing on the legs which resample green and brown just like his torso. His face is very serious-looking too and he has brown long hair with his elvish big ears. Mirkwood Elf Archer (x2) - You get 2 exactly the same minifgures which are the Elf Archer's which are cool mini figures too. The Archers have the same torso and leg printing as the normal Mirkwood Elf and they also have the same face as the normal Mirkwood Elf. The only difference is they have green hoods, a bow, and arrows in the back of them. Gundabad Orc (x2) - I really like the orcs. You get 2 orcs which are exactly the same except one of them has a shoulder pad with tooth things on the sides. They have nice leg printings which also resemble a lot of bone particles and there torso is similar, it just has a little more brown added to it. There face prating is very detailed resembling a face that is full of evil. There is white paint on there face and some back head printing. Brown Warg - Some people don't count this guy a mini figure but he is a animal figure so I'll just talk about him. The brown warg is super awesome. He has a very evil looking face with his sharp teeth. His jaws can move up and down and he also has a grey holding stand which a orc can sit in. Main Build: Bow and Arrow Stand - The Bow and Arrow Stand is a nice mini build. There is one Bow hanging on it and there is also a mini silver micro figure on the bottom. You can connect this to the main build which is what I always do because I don't like things being separate. Mirkwood Forest/Army Base - I really like this build because of all the features and fun it contains.There is a Giant tree stand which you can move on the left side or the right side of the base. At the bottom of it is a small barrel and some tree-like details. At the top there his a bunch of tree branches including dark green and olive green leaves. There is a feature where you put a mini figure on a stand and then you tap the back lever of the feature which makes one of the branches fall down and making the mini figure jump past the tree while it falls down. That was a really creative feature. On the skinny or main part of the base is a line of great detail. There are various of features that have tree like resemblances an Elvish shields lined up (x2). There is a ladder which the orcs can climb up to get into the army base. The ladder you can take off so the orcs can't go over. On the back side of the base are 2 places for a archer to stand and shoot arrows at without getting harmed. There is a flick missile in the middle which is pretty easy to flick. This army base/forest rocks! So overall this set is worth the money by far. You get 6 mini figures plus a orc for $30. Normally you would get 3 or 4 minfigures in a $30 set but you get SIX mini figures plus a Warg in this set! A pretty good bargain there. The whole base looks like your average $30 set and overall, I definitely recommend this set to all LOTR fans and Hobbit fans! This set rocks! 10/10
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good build, Great minifigures!! The build was fun and easy. The minifigures are extremely detailed and we finally get a brown Warg!! I really like this set and I think it is a great addition to the Hobbit sets but I would have really liked to have seen a couple more play features.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Addition this set is good for a couple of reasons: 1. it comes with 6 detailed figures 2. it is very cool that you can connect four of them and make a huge fortress (I have) 3. It has nice details 4. It comes with a Warg
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BROWN WARGS!!!!! I really like this set. first of all it comes with three elves. elves: pros: Great printing, great faces, three of them, two with hoods(always happy about those) brown elf hair, great weapons cons: three of the same faces, no big cons though the set also comes with thranduril one of the coolest figs in this set. pros: great hair peice, cape, awsome newer sword, awesome printing, and overall just a cool figure. cons: if you buy many sets(like i did) he tends to stick around alot. shoulder armor orc: i love these guys!! pros: awesome printing, new fig, awesome armor no cons about this fig. non shoulder armor orc: these guys are pretty cool pros: awesome printing and overall just a great army builder cons: no armor BROWN WARG: I love this figure its the best pros: new colored warg, cheaper price for wargs, great for mocs, great army building. cons: only one OVERALL rating: i really love this set and its probablt my favorite hobbit set. the structure looks very great by itself, but amazing with multiples. i HIIGHLY suggest buying at least three, itll be worth it.
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mirkwood Elf Army first of the bat, this set rocks!! This is one of the best hobbit sets yet! And the price for it is perfect! First off on this review I will start on the minifgures: Gudabad Orc with shoulder armour: this minifgure is the same as all the other hobbit set orcs except he has shoulder armour which maybe makes him a higher ranking orc. Or the other orcs couldn't afford shoulder armour :P His printing is awesome! I love these new orcs. 8/10 stars Gudabad orc without shoulder armour: same as the one with shoulder armour except...no shoulder armour. 7/10 stars Mirkwood elf archer: this set comes with two of them. they are the ones with hoods. They both come with green hoods and the regular longbow with a quiver of arrows on their backs. the detailing on them are incredible! they both have same faces and their faces are the same as the mirkwood elf that comes with barrel escape. 10/10 stars Mirkwood elf with dagger: he has the same body as the archers. the only thing different is that he has a dagger and hair. 9/10 stars Thrainduil: Trainduil is the king of the mirkwood elves and he is also the Dad (Ada) :P of Legolas. This minifgure is really cool. he is armed with a long broadsword and has a sweet hairpiece that has an awesome crown attached to it. he has cool printing and he also has a cape. 8/10 This set has a very cool wall that can be detached from the tree. the tree has a little minifig catapult that can launch a minifig off of it. also this set does come with a brown warg. it is the same mold as the other ones just brown. overall, this set is a must buy for lego/hobbit fans. totally worth it! 10/10 stars!
Date published: 2013-11-21

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79012 LEGO The Hobbit Mirkwood Elf Army

by LEGO®

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 14

Dimensions: 19.10000" H × 5.90000" W × 35.40000" L

Shipping weight: 0.43 lbs.

UPC: 673419204026