There is something rather exciting about building a set from a movie. It becomes even better when that set allows the builder to create their own scenes, or reenact stories. The sets LEGO have created for Lord of the Rings do just that.
For fans of Lord of the Rings, there is nothing more pleasing than carefully building a set from the movie. It gets even better when recreating one of the huge battles with the minifigures.
Orcs vs Elves, Gandalf vs Saruman, or discussing the fate of the One Ring, these sets really make builders feel like they are a part of something greater.
Join us as we embark on an epic adventure through Middle-earth, counting down the top 10 best Lord of the Rings LEGO sets.
10. Attack on Weathertop (Set #9472)
The list kicks off with the Attack on Weathertop set, a thrilling recreation of the iconic scene where the Fellowship faces off against the sinister Ringwraiths. This 430-piece set features the ancient watchtower of Amon Sûl, complete with secret compartments, flick-fire missiles, and a hidden staircase.
The set also includes five minifigures: Frodo, Merry, Aragorn, and two Ringwraiths with their eerie steeds.
9. The Orc Forge (Set #9476)
Venture into the dark and mysterious realm of Isengard with The Orc Forge set. This 363-piece set brings to life the gruesome scene where Saruman breeds his Uruk-hai army. The highly detailed forge includes a working winch, an anvil, and various weapons to equip the Orcs for battle.
With minifigures of Lurtz, Uruk-hai, and two Mordor Orcs, this set is perfect for fans of the darker side of Middle-earth.
8. The Council of Elrond (Set #79006)
Witness the pivotal moment when the Fellowship is formed with The Council of Elrond set. This 243-piece set masterfully captures the serene atmosphere of Rivendell, featuring the elegant architecture of the Elven city.
The set includes four minifigures: Elrond, Arwen, Frodo, and Gimli. Don’t forget to recreate the dramatic scene where Gimli attempts to destroy the One Ring!
7. The Mines of Moria (Set #9473)
Descend into the treacherous depths of the Mines of Moria with this 776-piece set. Witness the chilling confrontation between the Fellowship and the Cave Troll in the Chamber of Mazarbul, complete with a working wall and door.
The set also includes the iconic Balin’s Tomb, as well as seven minifigures: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, and three Moria Orcs. Be on your guard, for this is a journey from which few return.
6. The Battle of the Five Armies (Set #79017)
Step onto the battlefield with The Battle of the Five Armies set, inspired by the climactic scenes of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. This 472-piece set allows you to build the ruins of Dale, complete with a firing catapult, hidden treasure, and a working bridge.
The set includes seven minifigures: Bard the Bowman, Dain Ironfoot, Thorin Oakenshield, Gwaihir, two Gundabad Orcs, and a troll. Unite the armies of Middle-earth and secure victory against the forces of darkness!
5. The Pirate Ship Ambush (Set #79008)
Embark on an exciting sea journey with The Pirate Ship Ambush set. This 756-piece set features a highly detailed Corsair ship, complete with a working anchor, three sails, and an opening deck hatch.
Recreate the thrilling scene from The Return of the King as Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli commandeer the ship to aid in the Battle of Minas Tirith.
The set includes nine minifigures: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, King of the Dead, two Soldiers of the Dead, and three Corsair pirates.
4. The Shire: Bag End (Set #79003)
The Shire: Bag End. This delightful 652-piece set captures the essence of Middle-earth with the beautiful, cozy hobbit hole of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. The set features a detailed interior, including a pantry, study, and living area, with numerous accessories that bring the homely atmosphere of the Shire to life.
The set includes six minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, Samwise Gamgee, Merry, and Pippin.
3. The Lonely Mountain (Set #79018)
Delve into the heart of the mountain with The Lonely Mountain set, where Smaug the fearsome dragon guards his treasure. This 866-piece set features Erebor, the dwarven kingdom, complete with a secret door, a working crane, and a hidden staircase.
Face off against Smaug, one of LEGO’s most impressive dragon figures, as Bilbo attempts to steal the prized Arkenstone. The set includes five minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Balin, Dwalin, Fili, and Kili.
2. The Tower of Orthanc (Set #10237)
Rising ominously above Isengard, the Tower of Orthanc is our penultimat LEGO set on this list. This massive 2,359-piece set stands over 28 inches tall and features six intricately detailed floors, including Saruman’s throne room, the creepy dungeon, and the secret entrance.
The set also includes five minifigures: Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai, and an Orc. Don’t forget the Great Eagle and the Ent, both essential in recreating the memorable siege of Isengard!
1. The Battle of Helm’s Deep (Set #9474)
At last, we arrive at the pinnacle of our journey: The Battle of Helm’s Deep. This epic 1,368-piece set masterfully recreates the iconic fortress of Rohan, featuring the Hornburg tower, a working drawbridge, and a hidden door.
The set also includes eight minifigures: Aragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, and four Uruk-hai soldiers. Prepare for battle and defend the stronghold against the relentless Uruk-hai army!
The Battle of Helm’s Deep is the ultimate set for Lord of the Rings fans, allowing you to relive one of the most memorable battles in Middle-earth’s history.