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The only LEGO set you'll find Gandalf the Grey in (at least initially)
on May 18, 2012
9469 Gandalf Arrives was initially released in May of 2012 with a LEGO store price of $12.99. It is the cheapest (price-wise) of the first wave of Lord of the Rings-licensed LEGO toys, and contains two minifigures (Gandalf the Grey and Frodo), horse, pieces for a cart, and accessories (fireworks, book, barrel, carrot, snake wand, etc..). It has 83 total pieces.
Overall, this is a pretty nice set. It is the *ONLY* initial LEGO LotR set that you can get Gandalf in. But even if you're only a LEGO fan and not a LotR fan, the set still has a lot going for it. While there are other figures that wear the magician hat, this is the first I can remember in grey. The horse and cart are suitable for LEGO City, Castle, Kingdom, and other theme use. The accessories (carrot, book, fireworks, etc..) also make a nice addition to anyone's LEGO collection.
If you're a fan of the movies, of course, THIS is the set you need to re-live Gandalf's visit in The Fellowship of the Ring. And, since everyone knows that Fellowship was *The Best* of the trilogy, you're gonna want to get this set! (Just kidding all you folks that liked Return of the King more.. mostly. ;)
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. A great buy for LotR fans, and useful to enthusiasts from other LEGO lines as well.