When I first got news of this figure, I knew I had to own one. What Tolkien fan in their right mind would pass up a Last Alliance Elrond minifigure? However, it was a preorder bonus so I had to dish out a fair amount for him figure. Keep reading for my 25th review special!
Set Number: 5000202
Price: Preorder Bonus
Theme: Lord of the Rings
Year of Release: 2012
The front of the bag has an action pose of Elrond over what could be actual movie footage. It's to small to tell. Then we have the Lord of the Rings banner, Saurons middle finger with the ring on it.
Flipping the bag over, we have the usual safety spiel. However, there is no clear line where the color print didn't go, so we can't see the contents of the bag.
The baggy is the exact same size as the Darth Maul promo polybag, which is slightly smaller than a normal polybag.
There are only six parts in the bag, and no extras, but I'm already drooling over that sword!
So, here he is, out of the bag, and in his full glory. He does look good doesn't he? I have no complaints what-so-ever about him, but let's go a bit more in-depth.
Starting with a straight on shot, the first thing that jumps out at me are the colors. We have gold, a soft green, and a darker blue. They all work together perfectly here, capturing the essence of the costume. LEGO did an excellent job making the design simple but still keeping that detail.
He has the same hair as Legolas and Haldir, but in dark brown. Notice he has a short cape rather than the long one featured on the bag. I'm still unsure as to why this happened, but I'll be emailing LEGO to see if I can get a long one.
The armor continues on the back, even though we don't see it in the movie, I'm sure it looked something like this.
A side-by-side comparison of the minifigure and Hugo Weaving who plays Elrond. There's no dirt on any of the minifigure's clothing, but I think that probably would have made it to busy. Other than that, it looks like a great recreation of him.
Lastly, a quick comparison of the three elf minifigures available. They all have drawn faces and serious expressions. Nothing funny about these three.
I'm very happy with this figure. LEGO did an excellent job adapting him into LEGO form, and I can't complain about the color scheme. That sword still has me drooling, so many opportunities to use it. If you're on the fence about Elrond, go get yourself one, he's worth it!
Playability: 9/10 He's as playable as any minifigure, I don't do much playing myself, and less so with this guy as I paid a nice sum for him.
Design: 10/10 The design is perfect, then again, there wasn't much LEGO had to do to this guy. But they adapted him nicely.
Price: 8/10 Like I said, I dished out $25 for this guy, which I think is pretty fair for how limited his release was.
Minifigure: 10/10 If LEGO, keeps making figures like this I think it's time I get a job.
Parts: 10/10 I just love that new sword mold. It looks like a perfect representation of the movie prop.
Total: 47/50 Not a perfect score, but I don't think minifigures really work on a scale like this.