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9470-1 Shelob Attacks

9470-1

Shelob Attacks

Shelob Attacks is LEGO set 9470-1. It has a score of 84. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 30.62% 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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Average rating

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Recommendations

Recomended 67%

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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 0.14. PPP for this set is 0.1, 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 7.42, 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

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 10 / 10 → 100 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 44.5 / 50 → 89 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

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

amazon.com Recommendation: no 3.8 / 5 → 76 / 100

Brickpicker Recommendation: meh 7.57 / 10 → 76 / 100

Unscored reviews

BZPower

Eurobricks

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Set information

Set ID: 9470-1
Name: Shelob Attacks
Parts: 227
Minifigs: 3

Retail price (USD):
Original: 19.99
Inflation adjusted: 22.26

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.09
Inflation adjusted: 0.1

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 6.66
Inflation adjusted: 7.42

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Recommendation: yes 10 / 10 by JackJonespaw

This is a great set, and with 227 pieces, I felt like I was finally getting my money's worth in a $20 set. As soon as you can get $20, go out and purchase this great set right away! Great minifigs and great models. I love it.

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Recommendation: yes 44.5 / 50 by CorneliusMurdock

When I first saw this set, I wasn't thrilled. I knew I would probably get it for Sam and Gollum since they're not available otherwise in this wave. Having assembled it, however, I've grown to really like it. Besides the awesomely fabulous figs, Shelob is an interesting build with good parts. She is without a doubt the best Lego Spider ever built. If you like that kind of thing.

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Recommendation: yes 4.2 / 5 from 15 reviews

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Vaderfan2187's Blog

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Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

I think it's a cool set – the three minifigures are good, the build is nice (and good for scaring little kids), playability is neat because you can act out the Shelob scene, and price is good as the spider is appropriately sized in relation to the price. Just all-around good.

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amazon.com

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Recommendation: no 3.8 / 5 from 127 reviews

Such an awesome set! The spiderweb can be raised and lowered. I think all these sets are overpriced, but the toys are good quality, and my little guy can follow the instructions on his own, so it's worth it.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 127 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Brickpicker

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Recommendation: meh 7.57 / 10 from 3 reviews

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BZPower

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by Andrew

This is the only set you can get Sam in, and until the Hobbit sets, Gollum too. For those reasons alone, this is a must-have for collectors. For more casual fans and builders, this set offers some fun building and a good variety of parts for a price lower than expected for a licensed set. I can heartily recommend you add this to your collection.

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Eurobricks

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by Lego Otaku

Overall the build is fun. It did have considerable amount of dark tan plates (7 or 8 including 2 wing pieces and a 1x6 tile), lots of reddish brown pieces, and significant amount of hinged plates and click plates.

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Jay's Brick Blog

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by Jay

Shelob is a really fun build (save for the repetitive legs) and is even more enjoyable to play and pose with. The minifigs are great AND you get Gollum. I have to recommend this set to anyone, even if you're not intending to complete the Fellowship just to get Sting, Gollum, three One Rings AND an exceptionally designed spider. My only minor complain is that Shelob's eyes fall off pretty easily and it has happened quite often when playing with the set. Other than that, I can't find any fault with this set.

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From Bricks To Bothans

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by Ken Robichaud

Shelob is a nice build and would look great on display, standing over the hobbits or hanging eerily from a hook on your ceiling. Plus, it's cheap! Definitely worth the twenty bucks, I'd say. In fact, I bought two.

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