Now we can finally help make the ratio of good guys to bad guys more accurate. Of course, to do that for a scene like Helm's Deep it'd take a lot of these little polybags. But every bit helps.:-)
The main part of this poly is, of course, the minifig. He's the same one we get in other sets (Helm's Deep and the Uruk-hai army) and like the others he is fantastic. The printing is phenomenal. If only he came with a sword and shield instead of the pike, oh well.
The ballista is pretty cool. Small, but good for a polybag. It wouldn't really look fitting when you put it by Helm's Deep though. The pieces on the sides (by themselves they look like robot arms) are useful for holding on to it. Then with the other hand you "flick" the missile. It goes much farther than you might expect (perhaps my expectations were too low). Last but not least, more hinge pieces are always nice additions.
I don't normally collect polybags, but I really like this one, expensive as it is. I got it a Five Below for $4. I would definitely recommend it to any LotR fan (and/or completest) as well as anybody trying to build a bigger Uruk-hai army.
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Overall 5 bricks : Great little set that mostly will be used as Army builder. It comes in a polybag and is very complete, standing alone not too playable but combined a great addition to your Uruk Hai army. Affordable so in reach for everyone.
Building 3 bricks : The same as in set 30210 not too hard to built, the assembling of the Uruk Hai and the built of the small balista. So here also three bricks.
Parts 5 bricks : Good parts used for the balista but most points for the Uruk Hai warrior. I would love to trade the body armour that covers the great print on the torso for a Uruk Hai sword. Both torso (front and backside) and legs have a great print and the head is printed on both sides with a frightening grinn. Awesome helmet and a familiar halberd as weapon.
Playability 3 bricks : Standing alone not much playing fun, combined with other LotR sets a lot so an average of 3 bricks here.
Value 5 bricks : I bought this set together 30210 for € 6,50 each which I think it is definitely a reasonable price considering its content. If you keep it sealed the value will definitely rise in the near future. Even more than 30210 because this one will be opened more than the Frodo polybag because of the Uruk Hai's use as army builder.
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Set #30211 Uruk Hai with Ballista: As far as polybags go this is one of the better offerings out there, even if it is a real pain to get your hands on it.
The Uruk Hai with Ballista is great for army building, it comes with the standard looking Uruk Hai Mini-Figure, complete with double-sided print on the torso and head, with hand of Saruman markings on one side and clean the other. As well as a large Castle era axe as a weapon and the nifty new helmet piece, plus torso armor piece.
The microbuild Ballista is rather small, and used primarily to pad up the piece count I believe, the weapon itself is nice as a set piece, and multiples will really add to your Battle of Helms Deep, complete with flick-fire missiles for added playability. If you can manage to get more than one you'll get your money's worth, in-spite of the small piece count. Still haven't seen any around at TRU Canada, fortunately it was given away free with purchase of 30$ worth of LEGO LotR at the beginning of the month so I did manage to get the one. Hopefully I'll be able to army build it to the maximum of five for a good solid number of Uruk to add to Helm's Deep.
Overall I'd have to say that LEGO made some great choices with LotR and Hobbit Polybags, while the Frodo with Cooking Corner Polybag is a bit of wasted potential, this Uruk is great for army building and well worth tracking down. Strongly reccomended.
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Through promotions this little polybag provides one Uruk Hai character with his spear firing ballista for the Lord of the Rings theme and and is a tiny but highly attractive little set.
- High quality prints.
- Dark metallic armour.
- Double faced.
Star of the set, a superbly armoured warrior, he (can they be she?) gets dark metallic plate armour including a massive cumbersome helmet and long halberd or axe. The double faced 'angry' or 'very angry' expressions provides some comedy and variety. The prints are outstanding on back and front of the torso with leather straps, buckles, studs and armour in brown, grey, black and silver. The faces likewise have are superbly yellow eyed and have alternative appearances, one with the white Saruman face paint job. Saruman also does storytelling and puppet theatre for his favoured warriors. Those maroon/ dark red arms are a great contrast. The whole look represents the characters brilliantly and not up for true film likenesses, I prefer Lego's own twist on reproduction especially for what was a book and interpretative. The gloves finish the MF for me unless they are supposed to be skanksome hands?
Now many people were after a ton of these sets for the army building quality. The ballista is superb... maybe I don't get out much but when I first flick fired it I was surprised and impressed at the power and distance for a free tiny construction toy from the front of a paper. A simple but clever design all round.
So maybe you got a ton of these and have happily lined them up in army formation. Thats great but if they all have ballistas, they can not all charge in to Helms Deep. What we need is some variety in the form of alternative building! Lets see what this tiny brick inventory can offer up then.
First off why not make some defences from those pesky elven arrows with this barricade? This means our Uruk also gets to wield a hefty hammer!
Why not attack the gate with an improvised battering ram on rails, have at you!
Other orcs can join in by pushing on those handles, if only there was a flame to light his torch.
Things get silly now as our Uruk Hai crawls under a shelter to cook up a meal in his pot and get changed in some privacy.
Crawling under his tent from the Helm's Deep rain seems a better option while his armour and kit hangs outside for a wash.
What Uruk Hai could be without this marvellous boat, if that doesn't scream 'river attack' I don't know what does!
Again seeking a flame for that blessed torch, perhaps the cover of darkness is best suited for this one Orc boat with its tiny sail. I'm sure where wind is absent the average Uruk can make his own, at least those ramming spikes look the part. Don't laugh, its the height of Uruk Hai chic!
Back in line with the 'armoury in a polybag' review, this bloke has built a catapult! Just make sure he stands on it to help weigh it down!
Open up a can of Mordor on the enemy's rear: With a careful smack, the one stud cone can be fired! ...with some care :)
I look forward to do more alternative builds in future, variety always being a good thing when we all own the same sets. I would never have guessed the amount of different models one could get out if this polybag (including the shamelessly dodgy ones!) until I tried. I'm so glad to have got it and I bet Frodo can't do half as much with that oven!
(Today I learnt about how to get image URLs...eventually).
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Didn't fancy queuing behind loads of people at my local WHS, so managed to pick these up cheaply on eBay (if you look, they are out there well priced). The set itself is OK, a little ballista with LEGO's famous 'flick-fire missile', but the Uruk-Hai was the sole reason I bought this. Arguably the cheapest army builder, this is my first set for the Lord of the Rings (after deciding Star Wars was getting too samey and too expensive).
- Uruk-Hai for not a lot
- Cheap ones will soon disappear
- Better with the Uruk sword & shield
Overall, a good promo, but find it cheaply or just buy the Uruk separate if that is all you are after. A good find for not a lot of money, and a quick and easy way to build an army.
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