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LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008)

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Product Description

On the shores of Minas Tirith, Sauron's Mordor Orcs prepare to greet their allies aboard the Pirate Ship ? but all is not as it seems. Pull up alongside them, drop the anchors and lead a surprise attack with Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas Greenleaf and the Army of the Dead. This majestic Corsair ship features 3 large sails, removable rear section with dungeon and Pirate of Umbar prisoner, firing crossbow and loads of armor and weapons! Capture the Orc catapult and lead the glow-in-the-dark King of the Dead and his soldiers into battle at the War of the Ring! Includes 9 minifigures with weapons and accessories: Aragorn, Legolas Greenleaf, Gimli, 2 Mordor Orcs, the King of the Dead, 2 Soldiers of the Dead and a Pirate of Umbar.

Additional Info

835606

289EA636

673419191999

6025207

3.2 pounds

18.4 x 14.8 x 2.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008)
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (22)
  • Creative (16)
  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to assemble (8)
  • Colorful (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (17)
  • Older children (14)
  • Motor skills development (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (11), Working parent (10), Collector (7), Grandparent (5), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (18), No (9)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great ship, lots of minifigs

I must admit that I was not originally planning to buy this set. If you do not have the extended version of the Return of the King, you are probably wondering where the ship...Read complete review

I must admit that I was not originally planning to buy this set. If you do not have the extended version of the Return of the King, you are probably wondering where the ship came from. My kids like pirate ships, and it does contain some unique elements and figures, therefore this was the first purchase in the new wave of sets. The ship itself is an imaginative and unique design. In comparison to the Black Pearl of Pirates of the Caribbean, it is a bit longer from bow to stern and shorter at the masts. There is plenty of deck space for display and play activities. If you like lots of weaponry, you will really enjoy this set. There are plenty of weapons available, and it is even incorporated into the design of the ship. The anchors are made from axe heads, and it looks great. A dozen shields also line the ship fore and aft. There are plenty of accessories such as Middle Earth maps, a bit of treasure, and bottles. The back sail and wheel area lifts up to reveal the brig, complete with a bucket and rat. Moving functions include flick fire weapons on each side of the ship. The anchors can also be raised and lowered by a clever wheel device. A really nice variety of parts are used, and the build remains interesting from start to finish. This set is great for those who desire minifigs, because there are nine. Three are Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas. They appear exactly as they have in earlier sets. There are two orcs, neither of which have hair. They come with a catapult to recreate the scene where the ship lands near Minas Tirith. Although the orcs are not unique from previous designs, one could always use more orcs to set up for large battle scenes. Then there is the Army of the Dead. Lego did a great job here, and I suspect these minifigs will be the most desirable of the nine presented. The King of the Dead has a nice green crown and you get two army of the dead soldiers to go along with him. The soldiers are not identical, which is also nice. Aragorn and the King of the Dead use a large sword, while the soldiers have smaller swords. Gimli has an axe, and Legolas has his bow. Since this is a pirate ship, there is one pirate in the set. He is made to resemble Peter Jackson's cameo role as one of the Corsair pirates. He comes with a chain and bread, yes bread. He has the new hair which appears to allow for a quiver to be worn if for some reason you wanted him to have one. Overally, this is a great set to have, although it is one of the pricier ones. I do predict it will be popular due to design, playability, and minifigures. There is not really much I would change about the set. Of course, I would have liked Aragorn to have a unique sword representing Anduril. Another pirate would have been great, but these are only minor issues. This should be a hit with all ages.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Needs more bad guys!

The title says it all otherwise a great set, this set needs more orcs! It seems as if the battle is lopsided! With so many good guys, this set needs way more...Read complete review

The title says it all otherwise a great set, this set needs more orcs! It seems as if the battle is lopsided! With so many good guys, this set needs way more orcs, like four or five more to create a decent matchup.

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5.0

Very nice

By Elite the bricks

from Wellington, fl

About Me Collector

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative
  • Durable
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Fun
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative Play
    • Older Children

    Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

    It is a very nice boat. Doesnt actually float though. 10/10.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By NK

    from MA

    About Me Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creative
    • Fun

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative Play
    • Older Children

    Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

    As a lord of the rings and lego fan, these sets are great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very happy with the sale

    By Al

    from mission viejo ca

    About Me Collector, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creative

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

        Lego hard to find item. Love it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        "Look to the black ships"

        By AwesomeMattyStyle

        from Vista

        Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

        I got this on Christmas and built it while eating 5 pounds of candy. The ship looks great just like in the film. Also the minfigures are awesome the big 3 in one set plus 2 orcs. The inside of the boat however like most lego sets is to small. It is hard to play with and I just display it. All you can do is have the three hop on fight the orcs and pirate and thats it. No biggie thought. A great set for any lotr fan.

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        4.0

        Unique set

        By Brick Dojo

        from Ventura, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Imaginative Play

          Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

          This set has many unique features and some great minifigs you won't find in any other set. Plus it's LOTR!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Lego ship

          By Mholbert12

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Stay At Home Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Motor Skills Development

            Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

            My 7 year old son received this as a birthday present and he was able to build it himself. It is very realistic and has lots of characters.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            lots of fun

            By middleschooler mom

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Stay At Home Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Creative
            • Easy To Assemble
            • Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Imaginative Play
              • Motor Skills Development
              • Older Children

              Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

              Great build. Not too difficult.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome toy

              By super mom kim

              from Thousand Oaks , CA

              About Me Collector, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative
              • Easy To Assemble
              • Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Imaginative Play
                • Older Children

                Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

                My son loves Lego's with a theme. Easy for him to put together.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Awesome!

                By Cory

                from St. George

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fun
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Imaginative Play
                  • Motor Skills Development
                  • Older Children

                  Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

                  My son loves legos and he couldn't wait to put the Pirate Ship together. His only complaint is that he wished it had more guys/characters to play with.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great toy!!

                  By Kakalina

                  from Chesterfield, MI

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LEGO The Hobbit Pirate Ship Ambush (79008):

                      My 8 year old loved it. Lots of pieces but eay to follow directions.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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