Lord Of The Rings LEGO - Attack On Weathertop

by nickupton

This Attack on Weathertop Lord of the Rings LEGO set features a Weathertop stone fort building and five mini figures; 2 Hobbits, 2 Ring Raiths and Aragorn as well as two horses.

The LEGO The Lord of the Rings Attack on Weathertop 9472 set was released in 2012 and is one of the first sets in the highly-awaited Lord of the Rings LEGO theme. For Fans of LEGO and Lord of the Rings alike this is a very exciting set and contains the very first Ring Raith mini figures - the Black Riders who attack Frodo on Weathertop. Also contained in this set are two Hobbits and Aragorn mini figures.

Here I will show you the new Lord of the Rings LEGO mini figures that come with this set and highlight some of their good points and not so good points. There is also a video review to watch and I will discuss the merits of the Weathertop stone fort that is the centrepiece of this set.

Enjoy looking at the LEGO Attack on Weathertop on this page and don't forget to leave a comment at the end. Thanks.

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Fans of Lord of the Rings are going to go wild over this set supplied, as it is, with two Ring Raith mini figures. Two Hobbits and Aragorn are also mini figure characters that are popular and this set comes with a nice supply of various weapons, food and a really excellent design of Weathertop complete with trap door, firing weapons, campsite and lots of interesting little features including a specially designed Ring of Power - the One Ring to Rule Them All.

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This is one of the best Lord of the Rings LEGO sets available and all fans who are interested in this theme will want to get it for the  Ring Raith mini figures alone. With five minifigures and an excellent building the playability factor of this set is very high.

Lord Of The Rings LEGO - Attack On Weathertop Details

  • Pieces: 430
  • Age: 8-14
  • Lego No: 9472
  • Minifigs: 2 Ring Raiths (Nazgul), Aragorn, Frodo Baggins, Merry Brandybuck, 2 horses
  • Year: 2012
  • Theme: The Lord of the Rings; Fellowship of the Ring

The Lego Minifigures

Ring Raith (Nazgul)

What's Cool

Really well designed hood that keeps the Ring Raith's face in shadow and gives him a mysterious look.

Pale body printing on front and back of the torso helps to suggest a raith-like appearance.

Long, tattered black cape gives the mini figure the finishing touch to make him look like the fearsome characters from the books and movies.

 Both Nazgul are armed with a nice long gunmetal colored sword.

You get two Ring Raiths in this set to terrorize the Hobbits with.

What's Not Cool

Only two Ring Raiths are supplied!!!! We want a whole army, well at least one more!

• No printing on the face. Small ghostly eyes would have been nice.


What's Cool

Face printing on botth sides of the head give Aragorn two different expressions and make him look like the character in the movies.

Detailed printing on the torso and legs really make this mini figure look like a man of action.

Aragorn comes armed with a sword and fire torch with which he can battle the Ring Raiths.

• Cool hair piece helps to create Aragorn's overall rugged look.

 What's Not Cool

Aragorn does not have a cape - all the other mini figures do and he has one in the movie.

Frodo Baggins

What's Cool

Cool curly Hobbit hair piece.

Body printing which creates the effect of clothing just as worn in the movie.

Nice mini cape.

The short stature of this mini figure reflects the size of Hobbits in comparison to other characters.

Double-sided printing on head to give Frodo a possessed or thoughtful expression.

 Frodo comes armed with a short sword - "Sting" the Elven blade.

• Carries the One Ring to Rule Them All. A specially designed brick for the ring of power.

What's Not Cool

The short legs do not move meaning that he can only hop and not walk.

This minifigure looks rather too similar to a young Harry Potter.

Merry Brandybuck

What's Cool

Double-sided printed face makes Merry either cheeky-looking or scared.

Printing on the torso makes this mini figure very accurate to the movie version.

Great Hobbit hair.

Short Hobbit legs give Merry the right size in comparison to other mini figures..

• Comes armed with a small sword to fight the Ring Raiths.

What's Not Cool

• Merry's legs do not move as with other mini figures that have these short legs.

Lego Horse

This new LEGO horse design for the Lord of the Rings sets is really nice with moving back legs so that he can rear up as shown in the picture.

In addition the head of the horse moves up and down and it is well molded with printing on it for a great level of detail. Suitably, these horses come in black as befits the mounts of the Black Riders/Ring Raiths.

As with previous LEGO horses, a brick can be pulled out of the back and a saddle fitted when the mini figure wishes to ride the horse.

In the short video review below you can get a close up view of all the mini figures and all the aspects of Weathertop.

Frodo Baggins, Merry Brandybuck and Aragorn are resting at their campsite on Weathertop when they are attacked in the dark by two horrible Ring Raiths. They are equipped to fight the Raiths but Frodo slips on the Ring of Power and enters the world of the Raiths. Aragorn and Merry must fight the Raiths of using fire and swords.

Lego Weathertop

As well as five great minifigures this set comes with a really cool building; the stone fort of Weathertop.

There has been a lot of attention to detail in designing this model with little statues on the upper level and lots of craggy shapes which make up the building.

Playability of this model is very high with a little campsite full of food, a spiral staircase and lots of room on the top level for fighting the Ring Raiths. At the back is a main gate which allows access to the inside of Weathertop which can also be accessed from the trap door on the upper level.

To discover what is inside the building the model can be opened up and reveals weapons and other nice details.

This is an excellent LEGO set and one which Lord of the Rings fans will be rushing to buy.

Lego Weathertop Rock

This little piece of scenery is a curious addition to this set; a rock and some vegetation. My guess is that after completing the set the people at LEGO decided they needed more bricks in the set to warrant the price, so they added this little set up cheaply.

It is actually a nice, useful piece of LEGO scenery but I am not sure why it could not have been attached to the main Weathertop model.

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Updated: 05/04/2013, nickupton
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