this certainly brings to life the story and characters of the Hobbit book. Promotes superb imaginative play for any child aged 6 and upwards. My great nephew (7) did persevere trying to out it together himself and only needed a little guidance, but 4 days of constant playing with it have followed.
I saw this in a shop and thought about buying it for my brother for Christmas. It was priced at £50 but with a quick look on Amazon it was a lot cheaper. I bought it then and received it two days later and was happy with the packaging and the brand new condition the box was in. My brother loves it and no doubt it'll be pride of place in his room for a while!
Grandson was pleased with his present which arrived promptly, it was something he wanted. My only gripe is the cost of lego which is only plastic bits and pieces. many children's families will not be able to afford to give their children lego, which is short sighted by Lego and a disappointment for many children.
My son (9yo) bought this for himself. He loves it. He is a great fan of 'The Hobbit' and he loves Lego. As ever, not the cheapest of toys - but Lego is terrifically well made, and cleverly designed. It has given my boy hours and hours of fun: money well spent.