Shelob Attacks Lego 9470 - with Samwise and Gollum

by TerriRexson

Lego 9470 Shelob Attack's is one of the smaller sets in the 2012 Lego Lord of the Rings Range. This is the set where you'll find the very important Samwise the hobbit.

Sam Gamgee and Frodo Baggins are on their way to Mount Doom. Gollum is with them and leads them into an encounter with Shelob the spider.

Gollum thinks that if Shelob captures and devours the hobbits then he can get the one ring back, his precious.

Shelob paralyses Frodo. And Sam becomes a hero, fighting off Gollum and then using Frodo's sword Sting to fight Shelob.

Lego 9470 Shelob Attacks

Lego 9470 Shelob Attacks features Shelob the Spider and poor Frodo and Samwise, the hobbits who cross her path. Gollum is there too. 

Shelob Attacks is one of the new Lego Lord of the Rings sets for 2012. And it's an important one for building your minifigure collection. 

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Lego Shelob Attacks Contents

Shelob the spider is the central piece in Lego Shelob Attacks. Shelob is built from bricks rather than being molded. 

Shelob is an ancient spider who attacks Frodo and Sam as they enter Cirith Ungol, which means Pass of the Spider. 

Shelob is much bigger than the hobbits and her scale is reflected in this set. 

I'm not a great spider fan and I'm really not keen at the prospect of building this set. My boys love spiders though so they'll certainly want Shelob. I just hope they don't need any help ...

Where can you buy Lego Shelob Attacks?

Once Lego Shelob Attacks is available it should be available from the Lego Store and other toy retailers. 

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Which minifigures are in Lego Shelob Attacks?

The Lego Shelob Attacks set is a good one for minifigures. You get Frodo Baggins, Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee and also Gollum!

This is the only one of the initial sets to feature Sam so you'll need this one to complete the full Fellowship of nine. 

Gollum doesn't appear in any of the other initial sets either. Gollum knows Shelob before this encounter and is rather fond of her. 

Look below to see promotional images of the Frodo and Sam minifigures and the Gollum minifigure. 

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Shelob Attacks

If you want to brush up on the Shelob story before getting the set then you need to know where to look. 

In the Lord of the Rings Trilogy of books, the Shelob Attacks scene takes place in the second volume The Two Towers.

But in the movie adaptation, Shelob is saved for movie 3, The Return of the King. She's pretty scary whenever she strikes!

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When is Lego Shelob Attacks released?

Lego Shelob Attacks is due to be one of the first 7 Lego Lord of the Rings sets for Summer 2012. It's out now. 

How Much is Lego Shelob Attacks?

The price of Lego Shelob Attacks is $19.99 making it one of the more affordable sets in the initial range. 

Lego Lord of the Rings Minifigures

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The Return of the King

The Lego Sets tie in with the Lord of the Rings movies. And the Shelob Attacks scene features in the final movie: The Return of the King. 

This is a very important scene for Samwise the hobbit. Definitely worth rewatching if you want to reenact this scene when you get the Lego set. 

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More Lego LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring

Lego 9469 Gandalf Arrives is one of the first sets in the new Lego Lord of the Rings theme for 2012. It's the smallest and cheapest of the initial sets.
Lego 9473 The Mines of Moria is one of the larger sets in the Lego Lord of the Rings range for 2012. It's an important one for LOTR minifigures too.
Lego 9476 The Orc Forge features Saruman's Orcs of Mordor building weapons underground at Isengard. It's one of the medium-sized 2012 LOTR sets.
Lego 9472 Attack on Weathertop is one of the medium-sized sets in the first wave of Lord of the Rings Lego for 2012.

More LOTR Sets: The Two Towers

Lego 9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep is the biggest set in the first wave of the Lego Lord of the Rings theme in Summer 2012. Recreate the epic battle.
Lego 9471 Uruk-hai Army is one of the mid-sized sets in the 2012 Lord of the Rings Lego Range. It extends the larger Battle for Helm's Deep set.
Updated: 08/23/2012, TerriRexson
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