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9472-1 Attack On Weathertop

9472-1

Attack On Weathertop

Attack On Weathertop is LEGO set 9472-1. It has a score of 83. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 3 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 9 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 34.36% 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

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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 0.16, 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 17.56. PPM for this set is 13.36, 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 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 37 / 40 → 93 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

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

Brickpicker Recommendation: meh 7.2 / 10 → 72 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog Recommendation: meh 3.5 / 5 → 70 / 100

Unscored reviews

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Set information

Set ID: 9472-1
Name: Attack On Weathertop
Parts: 430
Minifigs: 5

Retail price (USD):
Original: 59.99
Inflation adjusted: 66.8

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.14
Inflation adjusted: 0.16

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 12.00
Inflation adjusted: 13.36

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by Lynx

I was thoroughly impressed with this set. I bought it for 71AUD$ and used a 25$ gift card on it, but even at the full price of 90$ I wouldn't have regretted the purchase. The build was fun, the minifigures are fantastic and the set looks as much as a collectible item as it looks like a toy. Compared to my other LotR sets, Helm's Deep and the Uruk-hai Army, I particularly like one aspect of "The Attack on Weathertop": Rather than depicting specific parts of a set (e.g. Mines of Moria, Orc Forge) or being open (e.g. Helm's Deep), Weathertop achieves a complete feel. While this is obviously possibly due to its comparatively smaller size, the set reminds me of my old Forestmen and Pirate sets. Possibly it is for this reason in combination with the LotR license, that 9472 is my favourite LEGO set of all time.

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Recommendation: yes 37 / 40 by JimBee

A must-have set for LOTR and Castle fans alike. The pieces can be used for anything, from medieval castles to modern skyscrapers. Most of the minifigures are very desirable, and the set has a great design to boot. I would reccomend that anyone considering buying some LOTR sets purchase this before Helm's Deep, but after the Mines of Moria.

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Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 from 13 reviews

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Recommendation: no 3.8 / 5 from 71 reviews

I saved up for this set and have really enjoyed it. I love Lord of the Rings and Aragorn is one of my favourite characters. I'm 13 years old and it took my sister and I about two hours to assemble and set up. It was very fun. I don't really have any problems with the set other than the black riders hoods fall off sometimes. The stairs were loose during assembly and fell apart once but after all the pieces were in they didn't have anymore problems. I was really thrilled with two little statues you put in as decoration. The 5 minifigures are all pleasing. Except for the black riders they each have a "normal" face and a scared/fighting face. Frodo has some impressive white circles as his eyes on the scared side. The set altogether was fun and worth the money I spent.

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Recommendation: meh 7.2 / 10 from 4 reviews

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Vaderfan2187's Blog

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Recommendation: meh 3.5 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

Overall, this set is alright. I think the minifigure selection is good – I like the exclusive Nazgûl and Merry. The build also looks quite nice. However, the price is not good. It's simply too high for a model of this size, especially in the U.S., though it is still expensive elsewhere.

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BZPower

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by Andrew

Other than the price, there really aren't many downsides to this set. It has a solid design, good look, and it's from a pretty cool franchise. However, price can be a big factor, but if you can afford it (or have a coupon or wait for it to go on clearance or something) then I highly recommend buying this set.

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Jay's Brick Blog

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by Jay

Weathertop is a really great set, with a fun build and a very decent-sized structure upon completion. If you wan't to collect all 9 members of The Fellowship, you're going to have to get Weathertop for Merry, but more on that I think the 2 Nazgul make this a set worth considering. Coming in at US$60 however, the price is kinda steep and you're getting 2 minifigs (Aragorn and Frodo) that you can get in other sets. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed building this set, and it looks great as a display set. Going beyond mere aesthetics, I love that you can pop it open to interact with its interior, which I think, young kids will enjoy the play features. It's craggy exterior and curved walls make it look very similar to the movies and overall, it makes a pretty good playset.

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From Bricks To Bothans

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by Nick Martin

It's not that it doesn't have good figures… it does. Or that it's too expensive (it is). It's that the best moment of the scene isn't the fight at all, it's the whole discussion with the hobbits, trying to make breakfast. Shortly before, they were talking about Seconds-ies, Brunch, and everything. I would have much rather seen more hobbits in this set, and take Aragorn out, or better yet, add Pippin and make this set fully worth the $60 price tag. It was close before it, and I think that's probably the difference. That or another Ringwraith.

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