Even at the rrp of £70 for this set it is incredible value for a licenced LEGO set. With 6 minifigures (4 from the fellowship: Boromir, Gimli, Legolas and Pipin, and two orcs) and a cave troll figure, there is a great playability to the set, an ample amount of minifigures to create a busy battle scene.
The backdrop to these battles has been done masterfully. With the 4 separate components: entrance, wall, tomb and well, the set can be arranged in the way the builder wants, adding more flexibility for those who still want to stay fairly true to the films or books. Additionally having the separate components allows the set to be stretched out, making it bigger and more impressive.
Constructing the set is enjoyable, with many of the pieces being a decent size and the final product is very durable. There are nice features built in to further increase playability such as the axe to barricade the doors and skeleton falling into the well alongside others.
My 2 gripes with this set are: 1- the vast number of stickers in the set (but this is down to personal taste) and 2- the cave troll falls over with its club in any forward position. But apart from these it is an excellent set beautifully transferring the world of Tolkien into the LEGO medium, I just wish Balin could play with and enjoy the set too.