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Mines of Moria
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Mines of Moria
Info

Item No.

9473

Pieces

776

Minifigures

Boromir
Cave Troll
Gimli
Legolas
Merry
Moria Orc (2)
Skeleton (2)

Price

$79.99

9473 The Mines of Moria is a Lord of the Rings set released in May 2012. This set includes the door to the tomb which opens and closes, the well, which can knock a skeleton into it, Balin's tomb, with a skeleton inside, and a wall, with a collapsing pillar; weapons litter the floor. These include: A two-piece axe with a bronze head, two Heroica knives, a Heroica bow and arrow, a Heroica axe, a Heroica wand, a Heroica staff and a Heroica sword.

BackgroundEdit

The set is based on the Chamber of Mazarbul, which contains the tomb of Balin, in the Dwarven kingdom of Khazad-dûm (also called the Mines of Moria). After their journey across the pass of Caradhras was halted by Saruman conjuring storms, the Fellowship took a detour through the Mines of Moria. They then headed through Moria, discovering inside Balin's tomb and the book of Mazarbul sitting on top of it. Gandalf read from the last extract of the book and found out that the Dwarven population had been killed by the invading Moria goblins. Pippin then inadvertently alerted them to their presence by knocking a skeletons head and then the rest of its body into a well. The Fellowship would then barricade the room as much as possible and fight the goblins and their Cave Troll. Evidently the troll put up quite a fight and managed to stab Frodo with a spear. Fortunately, Frodo had been wearing a chain-body of mithril given to him by his uncle Bilbo in Rivendell, making Frodo's body impenetrable against the spear. After driving away the Goblins, they could hear more coming, so they headed off for the Bridge of Khazad-dûm where they would later encounter Durin's Bane (The Balrog).

Official LEGO.com DescriptionEdit

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On their epic journey across the lands of Middle-earth, the heroic Fellowship of the Ring travels through the abandoned Mines of Moria. Pursued by the evil Moria orcs and a giant Cave Troll, Pippin, Boromir, Gimli and Legolas make a stand in Balin's Tomb. Can the heroes hold back the evil horde and make it out of the mine unhurt? Includes 6 minifigures: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas and 2 Moria orcs. Set features giant cave troll and 2 skeletons.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas and 2 Moria orcs
  • Features giant cave troll and 2 skeletons
  • Weapons include chain, club, bow, double-bladed axe, single-bladed axe, small hobbit sword, shield and Boromir's sword
  • The Mines of Moria features well, wall and gate, and several weapons
  • Wall features hidden room with treasure, opening doors and falling wall elements
  • Topple the walls!
  • Defeat the cave troll!
  • Drop the skeleton into the well!
  • Flick open the tomb!
  • Wall and gate measure11" (27cm) high and 5" (12cm) wide
  • Tomb measures 3" (7cm) long
  • Well measures 3" (7cm) long
  • Cave troll stands 4" (9cm) tall

NotesEdit

  • The Heroica weapons are included.
  • The well is included with a function to "knock the skeleton" into the well.
  • The writing on Balin's tomb are the exact same runes as in the Fellowship of the Ring book.
  • The runes over the door read "Djordje was here", one of the LEGO designers for the Lord of the Rings theme.
  • This is the biggest set in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the second largest set in the entire theme.
  • All members of the Fellowship were present at this point in the film.
  • Oddly enough, the dwarven tomb has a skeleton inside the same size as a standard minifigure.

Minifigures IncludedEdit

GalleryEdit

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