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9473-1 The Mines of Moria

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The Mines of Moria

The Mines of Moria is LEGO set 9473-1. It has a score of 82. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 40.52% 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 0.11, 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 16.25. PPM for this set is 9.9, 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 9 / 10 → 90 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 85 / 100 → 85 / 100

Brickpicker Recommendation: meh 7.83 / 10 → 78 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: no 3.6 / 5 → 72 / 100

Unscored reviews

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Set information

Set ID: 9473-1
Name: The Mines of Moria
Parts: 776
Minifigs: 9

Retail price (USD):
Original: 79.99
Inflation adjusted: 89.07

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

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 8.89
Inflation adjusted: 9.9

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Recommendation: yes 9 / 10 by kaelthas

This is one of my favorite Lord of the Rings LEGO set. In my opinion, the set is well balanced in the minifigure selection and the size of build. I got most of the member of the Fellowship of the Ring just by buying this set. The only downside is that I always dream of MOCing the whole cave but hard to come true.

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Recommendation: yes 4.3 / 5 from 11 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 85 / 100 by Hinckley

The LEGO designers have done the movies and characters justice with an excellent product. It works as a model for fans and a great toy for kids. There's a lot of play features in it that don't necessarily work the way they're supposed to. However, they do spark the imagination and get kids thinking about simple machines like levers, without even realizing it. The new minifig molds are pure gold for fans and kids alike. The introduction of minifig elf and orc ears and some great new torso and face prints are sure to make their mark on MOCs and displays for ages to come. The build is more challenging than regular Castle sets with many a great amount of smaller detail pieces that are sure to challenge young builders and please the adult fan.

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Recommendation: meh 7.83 / 10 from 3 reviews

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Recommendation: no 3.6 / 5 from 106 reviews

I bought this for my son (10 at the time), who is both a Lego and LOTR nut. Good purchase. the build isn't that hard, and there's some fun original pieces. The Cave Troll was a definite hit. The real fun for him came after it was completed. He had a lot of fun playing with the set; setting up traps, recreating scenes. In all, a solid seat that treats the subject not as art to be replicated, but as a place to imagine with.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 106 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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by Huw

This is a well made set containing many useful pieces and a great selection of minifigs. Given that it uniquely contains 1/3rd of the nine members of the Fellowship, including the ever-popular Legolas, it will be an essential purchase.

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by Andrew

The Mines of Moria set costs about $80 and contains 766 pieces - that's a pretty good deal for a licensed set. If you're a big Lord of the Rings fan I would recommend this for sure. Additionally, if you're a castle builder you will find a lot of great parts in here. Aside from that though, I think most everyone else can do without it.

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by Lego Otaku

Overall it is a decent set but not quite as much fun to build or play as Helm's Deep set so I'd wait for sale to get this set. I'd also like to see more mine orc for that battle scene.

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by Jay

It's not a great build, since it does absolutely squat as a display piece. It's fun to set up different scenes, but other than that, there just seems like there's a lot of fluff in this set. Even with almost 800 pieces, the set feels kind of bland and way too messy.

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From Bricks To Bothans

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by Casey "cas" Scott

9473 The Mines of Moria captures the particular scene from the Fellowship well, but beyond that, it's usefulness is limited. It's a tiny slice of the mines and one that fails to evoke the grandeur of the film's setpiece.

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