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79017-1

The Battle of Five Armies

The Battle of Five Armies is LEGO set 79017-1. It has a score of 81. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 0 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 6 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 46.77% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2014, and it is categorised in The Hobbit.

79017-1 The Battle of Five Armies

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Recommendations

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2014 is 0.14. PPP for this set is 0.14, which is average.

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 2014 is 16.37. PPM for this set is 9.25, 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 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: meh B+ → 80 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: no 35 / 50 → 70 / 100

Unscored reviews

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Set information

Set ID: 79017-1
Name: The Battle of Five Armies
Parts: 472
Minifigs: 7

Retail price (USD):
Original: 59.99
Inflation adjusted: 64.78

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.13
Inflation adjusted: 0.14

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 8.57
Inflation adjusted: 9.25

2014 The Hobbit

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Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 from 50 reviews

My son loves this set. Wish they had a smaller add-on set that would allow him to purchase another eagle, though. That is the best part, and it's kind of sad that they give you only one for this scene (which of course in the movie included numerous birds!).

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 50 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh B+ → 80 / 100

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 from 6 reviews

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Recommendation: no 35 / 50 by ZCerberus

The minifigures are too varied and the set likely too high priced to be an army builder candidate, the set is too expensive and the rare bricks too few to be a parts pack, the play and display features are nothing to write home about, but if you are going after this set for the minifigures, you'll be pleased. From a MOCers perspective, you get some great figures that would fetch a high price on Bricklink and for the extra cash you'll get some solid, if not rare earth-tone parts to use in your MOCs. I would therefore recommend this set, but I probably wouldn't recommend buying multiples.

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BZPower

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by Andrew

Looking at The Battle of Five Armies as a set, I like the structure and the ballista and I love the minifigures. I'm not sure I can recommend it at $60 though, as the value just doesn't feel like it's there with only 472 pieces - it seems so small. If you're a fan of The Hobbit, you probably want to pick this set up for Dain and the others, but you should wait for a sale if you can. Otherwise you're probably better off passing on this, unless it's at a big discount.

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by Jang

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