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9469-1

Gandalf Arrives

Gandalf Arrives is LEGO set 9469-1. It has a score of 75. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 0 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 26.8% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2012, and it is categorised in The Lord of the Rings.

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9469-1 Gandalf Arrives

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Recommendations

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2012 is 0.15. PPP for this set is 0.18, which is worse.

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 7.24, 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

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 → 82 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: no 4.1 / 5 → 82 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 8 / 10 → 80 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: no 7.5 / 10 → 75 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: no 3.5 / 5 → 70 / 100

Brickpicker Recommendation: no 6.23 / 10 → 62 / 100

Unscored reviews

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Set information

Set ID: 9469-1
Name: Gandalf Arrives
Parts: 83
Minifigs: 2

Retail price (USD):
Original: 12.99
Inflation adjusted: 14.46

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.16
Inflation adjusted: 0.18

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 6.50
Inflation adjusted: 7.24

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Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 from 23 reviews

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Recommendation: no 4.1 / 5 from 106 reviews

Great toy for kids, and kids at heart like myself. It isn't super complex, but it's not as simple as you would expect. Gandalf the gray and Frodo are included. This is the only way to get Gandalf as he is exclusive to this particular set. The horse is cool, and and the cart is cool too. The old negative thing about this lego set is the fact the Gandalf can't move his head because of his beard... eh, I'm over it. This is the least expensive Lord of the Rings set and the only way to get Gandalf soooooooo... buy this. buy it now. 9/10

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 106 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 8 / 10 by kaelthas

The designer had done a good job designing it to be added to your Shire scenery for the wizard's appearance and cute home looking Frodo.

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Recommendation: no 7.5 / 10 by Ferrik

Overall, I think this is an small but excellent set. Fans of Lord of the Rings will love this depiction of the first scene in the movie, and even non-LOTR fans will like this set for the pieces such as the new horse.

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Recommendation: no 3.5 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The set is a well made set that captures the scene in The Fellowship of the Ring almost perfectly. The minifigures are exclusive to this set, although Frodo will have a variant in other sets. The only knock I can give on the set is the price for what you get. The minifigs and the new horse are the main attraction. I would recommend picking it up but try to wait for a sale first.

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Recommendation: no 6.23 / 10 from 4 reviews

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BZPower

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by Andrew

If you're as big a freak for LEGO LOTR as I am, you want to buy this set. If you're only in it for Gandalf, I'd recommend you find the figure elsewhere for less money. It's a nice set, but there are far nicer ones in the line.

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by Huw

There isn't really much more to say about it: it's small, cute and if you buy only one LotR set, make it this one.

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Jay's Brick Blog

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by Jay

It's a quaint little set, well worth the US$12 that it costs. I got mine from Australia and I think it costed around AU$17 if I recall correctly from Big W during the Toy Sale. Overall, it's a pretty swell set, design and build of the wagon aside – you get quite a decent selection of parts (book and envelope stand out here!), two exclusive minifigs and Gandalf steals the show. Add one of the new horses in and you've got pretty decent value in a set. A nicer staff for Gandalf and more fireworks in the wagon would've made this the perfect small set, but other than that minor complaint – I'm pretty happy with the set.

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From Bricks To Bothans

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by Casey "cas" Scott

It's a charming, peaceful set that may turn off some kids who are interested in an action or conflict-oriented experience. It's as superb rendition of Gandalf's initial appearance from the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring and each element on its own is great: the cart, the horse, and the minifigures. But, at $13 it's a sparse set and difficult to justify paying full price for.

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