The set: The Council of Elrond (79006)
The price: £29.99 (Half price in many places currently. I paid £14.99)
Bricks in the box: 243 (Cost per brick at rrp: 12p per brick)
Time to build: About an hour and a half or so. Probably 30-45 minutes if you don’t take photos!
Age: 8 to 14 on the box but good for all fans over than that. It’s a damn shiny set!
What’s in the box:
2 bags of LEGO, one for each part of the set, a set of instructions and some stickers.
This set has some play functionality in the form of a flippy device with an eye of Sauron on it.
Minifigures: You get four minifigures in this set. Elrond, Arwen, Frodo and Gimli. Fordo and Gimli are similar to what comes in other sets, although the Elrond and Arwen are unique to this one. The elves both have some great rubber hair pieces!
Overall, this is a really nice set. I think £30 is a little steep for what you get, but it is very pretty and the Elrond and Awren figures are good. It’s nice to have a little bit of Rivendell. Would be a great place to start for extending into a larger rivendell MOC if you could find the pieces.
I would have paid more if it had a whole bunch of those who attended the council! After all, the figures are my thing!
3.5-4/5 for being a little overpriced (in my opinion) and for missing some of the other characters of this scene.