I picked one of these up with the 30% discount I had gotten at the LEGO Store for watching the TwinLUG display at the Mall Of America. It's an 83 piece set that costs a whopping $12.99. That's about 16 cents a part. Nice to get a break, huh. There's a Gandalf fig and he's got a cart to ride on so he can come visit Frodo Baggins at Bag End in Hobbiton. Not that there's a Hobbit-Hole for anyone to visit. All the sets are castle or battle places, this set is the only one taking place before the quest starts. Helm's Deep or Weathertop, Mines of Moria. It's a great theme if you want some new grey bricks and you like getting sets to collect them. If you want to play at Frodo's home you'll have to make your own. I bet some people are already hard at it.
Good costumes on the figs, they can serve in other themes. There's a new horse pulling that cart. He can rear up on his hind legs. His front legs are fixed in place but his head moves. I'm sure it why the set has such a low piece count for the price. Still, a rearing horse is only so handy. It's not something horses do all the time. The rest of the parts are a nice mix of useful colors, at least for me, and some accessories. There's a carrot, a barrel and a book. There's a backpack, a couple of 4L bars, and a tile printed to look like mail. I do like that red snake. I put the set together and it's cute. There's a nice design to the wagon. You can download the instructions and take a look fro yourself. Not a bad little set. Good parts for certain builders and there is that rearing horse.