Today’s polybag, 30211 Uruk-hai with Ballista, is a nifty little set.

You get a Uruk-hai minifig and a mini ballista. This is the perfect army-builder set. There is no reason NOT to want to get as many Uruk-hai as you can possibly get. And even if you get only one, there’s something comical about a warrior that was basically mined from the ground under the Tower of Orthanc to serve Saruman being in such a small form with a miniature ballista that can launch, of all things, a flick-fire missile. .

He has a set of armor and polearm.

The torso print is the perfect level of detail.

Same with the back print. Oh, and both sides of the double-sided head. Oh, and I guess I should mention it here, but the joints on the legs were really stiff. Probably a mixture of age and the dark brown ABS. The friction may or may not have been a sign of  the brittleness that the color is known for. Oh, and also, the helmet is awesome. There’s a certain charm of LEGO headwear when the perfectly round eyes of the face print can still be seen through a visor or goggles or, in this case, a slit in the helmet. Just great.

The ballista is small and can fire a single flick fire missile. There’s no spare ammo so you’ll have to make the one shot count.

The mechanical arms to simulate the bow shape are purely decorative. But as a mini build, it’s cute and gets the job done. And should get a bunch of these to bulk up your Uruk-hai army, they wouldn’t exactly go to waste. I’m sure you find a spot for these on the front line somewhere. And if not, they’re just more parts for the bin.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?


This set rocks! This is the perfect polybag. As a small set, as a promo, as an army-builder, it checks all the boxes.

You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year

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