Ratings and Reviews for 79012-1: Mirkwood Elf Army

79012-1: Mirkwood Elf Army

Overall Score

8.00
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 7.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 9.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 7.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 9.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 6.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 8.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 10
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 8.00
Review from: Flemdog33
Reviewed on: Jul 30, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 7

Nothing over the top as far as looks but decent. What drew me in was the amount of minifigures and the brown warg that is included. 

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 9

I will say upfront I have got all my sets for under retail and buying this because of the minifigures and the brown warg. To get six minifigures in a set under $30 is not an easy thing and worth the investment. The brown warg is exclusive right now to this set as are a couple of the minifigures but not expecting that to last forever. Definitely a winner at the price. Anyone looking to part this out will be buying this.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 7

Haven't built so can't say but again with all the minifigures and the warg it adds to the fun of playability. 

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

I've been buying for either $25.99 and some for $21. I think that is a steal and even at full retail is a good buy. Price per piece is ok at full retail but good at a discount. Any parter outers who can get all the minifigs and a decent beast for this price I'm sure have been buying.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

I'm a fan of the movies and the theme will always be a winner IMO. The only downside risk is when the movies stop being produced but with such a worldwide brand recognition I don't see much risk.  

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 6

Nothing exclusive about the set itself. A few of the minifigs and the warg are for now but still available at most retailers. I have seen it disappearing a bit and hope that continues.

PACKAGING | Score: 8

The only things that stand out are the minifigs and warg on the box but for the price many will want this due to that fact alone!

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

Keep coming back to the minifigs but that alone should push the price once retired. I don't see the value skyrocketing but I see a $50 set once retired and that is a good start.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 7

Haven't built but a lot of parts and minifigs helps! The warg stands out visually.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

To sum it up its a minifigure loaded set with an added exclusive brown warg for under $30. Great theme and a must have for investment purposes or to build. Once retired IMO the value will jump quickly.