A set review for the 79010 'Goblin King Battle' set from The Hobbit range. Please comment, rate and enjoy!
About this creation
Okay, so this is what you get. Box, 3 sets of instructions and the set itself.
So here is the set. A nice build. Lots of details that you don't really appreciate until you build it.
Right, onto the play features. Firstly, if you push this knob, the ladder topples over.
If you push this in, the bridge suddenly collapses. This works alright but as the bridge isn't very high above the ground, it's not very effective.
Oh, I forgot the mention; it's not clear from the box art etc but the set actually splits into sections that aren't joined together, so you can get into each bit easily and play. It is a little annoying that they don't join though.
This tower twists and if you turn the knob, the top arm holding the crow's nest raises or lowers.
Round the back of the main section, if you flip this handle, the 'cage' flips out and if you've positioned a Hobbit in the right place, will trap him. (Hard to do.) Not sure why it's tucked away round the back either.
There's a little function at the base of the main section too. Push on the back handle and this little treasure trove slides out of the front.
This is the main section. I have removed the king so that you can see his enormous chair better. There are some nice touches here actually.
The rear of the main section.
The right 'arm', so to speak' of the set. It splits into two as you can see. There is a little catapult here.
A couple of random little pieces which don't actually attach to anything. The instructions just show them sitting beside the set which seems a little odd to me but oh well.
Here is the Goblin King.
The Goblin King's back.
The minifigures and their accessories.
The goblins from the front. Quite nice.
The goblins from the back. They do have double-sided faces however they are so similar that you can't really notice any difference.
Gandalf and the Hobbits from the front.
The three Hobbits have double-sided faces, Gandalf doesn't. Some cool wacky hair pieces here.
And finally here is the pile of spares you get at the end of it all!
Build:7/10 Figures:8/10 Pieces:8/10 Playability Factor:9/10 Value For Money:7/10 Overall:7.8/10
Overall it's a cool set. Lots of play features and some nice pieces. At full price, I'd say it's too expensive but not too far off. In my opinion it's worth about the £69.99 mark. Good figures, good parts and good play features. A nice set overall.
Please comment, rate and enjoy!
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