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79001-1

Escape from Mirkwood Spiders

Escape from Mirkwood Spiders is LEGO set 79001-1. It has a score of 80. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 49.43% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2012, and it is categorised in The Hobbit.

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79001-1 Escape from Mirkwood Spiders

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We calculate the average rating when we've found two or more scored reviews. This set is average compared to all other sets. Read more about the ratings distribution chart here.

Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2012 is 0.15. PPP for this set is 0.11, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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Average PPM for System in 2012 is 16.69. PPM for this set is 8.35, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

amazon.com Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 49 / 60 → 82 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: no 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Brickpicker Recommendation: meh 7.73 / 10 → 77 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 3.8 / 5 → 76 / 100

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Set information

Set ID: 79001-1
Name: Escape from Mirkwood Spiders
Parts: 298
Minifigs: 4

Retail price (USD):
Original: 29.99
Inflation adjusted: 33.39

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.10
Inflation adjusted: 0.11

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 7.50
Inflation adjusted: 8.35

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Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 from 96 reviews

Legos are one of those products that are quality made, and continue to be quality made. Guess that's why they are expensive. My son loves Legos and we have spent quite a few bucks on Legos. Its ok, they make the brain think instead of staring at a tv. This set is good. The expected attention to detail is there, and even the small parts and mesh where you might expect a company to go cheap, Lego did not. Enough pieces to build, take apart, make something else. Good product.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 96 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 49 / 60 by Big Cam

My overall view on this set is positive. If you liked the Lord of the Rings line, you'll like this set as well. It has a good balance of minifigures, parts, and features.

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Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

Overall this set is pretty much about the minifigures and the spiders. For the price I think the value is quite good, while the minifigures are very detailed for 2013, so overall I think this is a good set.

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Recommendation: no 4 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

I think this is a very good addition to the Hobbit theme. Each of the minifigures have some great detailing, from their outfits to their hairpieces. The Mirkwood spiders are simple but they do resemble some scary looking spiders. The Mirkwood forest sections do add to the set since they're a bit on the small side and because more of the focus is on the characters themselves. The spider nets are a cool idea as well as the feature to release them. The price for the set is pretty good considering you get four exclusive minifigures. I would highly recommend getting the Escape From Mirkwood Spiders set.

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Recommendation: meh 7.73 / 10 from 4 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 3.8 / 5 from 6 reviews

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by Huw

This is another great set that is interesting to build and great to play with. I imagine that Mirkwood is a dark and evil place: the use of dark colours and the design of the creepy-looking trees set certainly conveys that well.

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by Andrew

Pass. I suspect this set might be the only way you'll be able to pick up Fili & Kili for the time being, but the build is repetitive, the elf minifigs are non-canon (though they are elf minifigs), and the part selection is lackluster.

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by Nick Martin

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