All The LOTR LEGO® Minifigs Still On Amazon You Can Use To Build Your Forces From Mordor
LEGO® The Lord of The Rings is no longer coming out with a new swath of sets. Although, the new LEGO® Rivendell UCS is mighty and beautiful, it does not have the pieces required to make an army worthy of Mordor.
Let’s take a peak at the minifigs still available on Amazon to satisfy Lord Sauron’s desire to rule Middle Earth:
LOR023: Mordor Orc With Dark Tan Skin
Moving down the list, we will break up these segments into two parts: what sets the minifigures are in and where they appear in the films. This frightening print only appears in set 9476 The Orc Forge. However, in the LOTR movies, this minifig is everywhere: whether helping to complete Saruman’s deadly Uruk-Hai army (as seen in the Orc Forge set), or snarling around Mordor, these guys certainly had stinky breath. As a minifigure, I assure you there is no smell!
LOR011: Moria Orc With Olive Green Printed Skin
This minifigure is very similar to the one above, but sports a great skin tone reminiscent of the goblins that patrolled the Mines of Moria. This minifigure only appears once in 9473 The Mines of Moria and costs about as much as the One Ring. These orcs were a smidge craftier and faster than regular orcs, but were still as dumb as the rocks within the mines.
LOR024: Mordor Orc With Bald Head
This orc is missing defined ears and hair like its more defined goblin counterparts, but the ferocious LEGO® face remains the same. This minifig was seen all across the South Eastern lands of Middle Earth fighting for Sauron’s conquest to dominate all of Middle Earth. This minifig is in multiple sets: 9476 The Orc Forge, 10237 Tower of Orthanc, 79007 Battle at the Black Gate, 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush. I wouldn’t recommend getting all four sets unless you have the Silmarils on hand to sell at a pawn shop.
LOR102: Hunter Orc With Top Knot And Quiver
So, this piece is not technically in LEGO® Lord of The Rings sets, as it is a minifig from The Hobbit Line, but as a LEGO® LOTR Orc blog post, it gets an honorable mention. With a sick, top-knot and quiver, you can remember these guys on the back of wargs trying to grab Bilbo and his dwarf buddies. This Hunter Orc is in one set: 79016. Attack on Lake-town.
What About LEGO® LOTR Uruk-Hai?
“Uruk-Hai” is black speech for “Orc-folk,” which is the language of Mordor. Uruk-Hai were created by Morgoth in the First Age by tormenting elves (this is the method in the books). In the films, Saruman breeds Uruk-Hai underneath the Tower of Orthanc. These 6 foot tall (2 meter) behemoths were stronger, faster, deadlier, more skilled, and more resistant to sunlight that Mordor Orcs. These are still the Dark Lord’s orcs, but better-er…er.
LOR007: Uruk-hai With Silver Helmet
This awesomely printed Uruk-Hai (which means Orc-Folk in black speech from Mordor) is one of the genetically gifted hybrids from the depths of Isengard. He is seen in sets 9471 Uruk-Hai Army and 9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep. The minifigure ranges anywhere from $15-$30, which is not cheap, but we already know LEGO® Lord of The Rings is super expensive. In the Peter Jackson-adapted movies, you would see one of these making up the 10,000 strong who laid seige to the Rohirrim’s fortress of Helm’s Deep!
LEGO® The Lord of The Rings: Uruk-Hai with Ballista Set 30211
This is actually a polybag you can still find on aftermarkets. However, good luck getting it for cheap. It is one of Saruman’s Uruk-Hai with the massive halberd and ballista used to seige Helm’s Deep. With silver armor, and finely, red-printed skin, you want this hybrid Orc fighting in your evil LEGO® LOTR forces.
LOR008: Uruk-hai With Helmet And Armor Chestplate
This is the classical LEGO® Uruk-Hai minifigure you know and love. This minifig carries the thick sword, shield, and armor iconic to the ferocious creatures in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings films. As a minifigure, 60 of these lined up makes for a incredible MOC. As for your bank account? As empty as Isengard post-seige. This minifigure was seen in set 9471 Uruk-Hai Army, 9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep, and of course, 30211 Uruk-Hai with ballista above.
LOR019: Uruk-Hai Berserker
You can remember Aragorn yelling at the tops of his lungs for Legolas to shoot the lad in the neck to stop him from setting off the black-powder cauldrons underneath the sewage drain of Helm’s Deep. Legolas was largely successful, if not for the final NFL dive to the End Zone by this white-face printed demon. The Berserker from the Lord of The Rings has his helmet filled with blood before going on its head, which sends the Berserker into a rage. With no armor and a 5-foot-long two-handed sword, and standing at 6′ 6″ (2.5 meters) these soldiers were bred for suicidal missions to break through the front lines of the forces of good. The minifigure is freaking awesome and appears in just one set: 9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep.
LOR022: Uruk-hai With The White Handprint Helmet
These Uruk-Hai wore the white hand of Saruman symbolizing that they were born and bred in Isengard. These minifigs could be seen chasing The Fellowship of The Ring through Amon Hen led by my favorite minifigure to end the piece (soon to come in just a moment). These minifigs appeared in sets 9476 The Orc Forge and 10237 Tower of Orthanc. The have the same gray-silver of the other LOTR LEGO® Orc-Folk, but get the white hand printed on their helmet and chestplate.
LOR025 Lurtz: The LEGO® LOTR Minifig Uruk-Hai
To end this round up to rule them all, I bring to you Lurtz. In the movies, this 6′ 4″ linebacker of a warrior felled Boromir (a Captain of Gondor) and then got many headbutts in against Aragorn. Lurtz was one of the first bred Uruk-Hai (first bred Orc-folk) out of Isengard. As an LOTR LEGO® Orc minifig, this half-naked beast is ready to lead your dark forces. It is expensive and Lurtz only appeared in set 9476 The Orc Forge. While the minifigure comes in his birthday suit, you can easily outfit him with some of the former Orc armor, weapons, and accessories for a detailed Amon Hen MOC.
LEGO® Lord of The Rings Orcs Make For Stellar MOCs
For those of us who are cinephiles, LOTR fans, and LEGO® fans, these minifigures can make for exceptional pieces in your next LEGO® MOC. Will it be cheap? Absolutely not. Will it be worth it? Yes. Spend that bread and show your friends that the time of the orc is now!