Our next set for examination is 9471, Uruk-hai army. This set is a great army builder, at US$30 you get a section of wall, a ballista, one of the new horses, and six figs - Eomer, random Rohirrim soldier, and four Uruk-hai.
Here we see that the wall has detail on both sides. The pins allow you to connect multiple of these modules together to create a longer wall (and a larger army) or to connect it with the larger Helm's Deep set (review to follow). I really like the rough look of the wall, incorporating different colors and some of those new 'brick bricks'.
Stairs to reach the top of the wall is a nice realistic detail. And (sigh) I suppose kids will want to have Legolas surf down the stairs atop a shield (grumble grumble grumble).
I'm pretty sure the ballista fires when you push that red piece forward (this based on the box art - is it in one of those videos from Toy Fair?).
I'm not sure if this is Eomer or the other Rohirrim soldier. I really love the new helm with the hint of a horse head along the crest. The printing is also really nice.
Four Uruks. Three of those new helms, one with long black hair. It looks like they all have identical torsos and printed legs, not sure about faces. Two with plate armor, two old halberds, two of the new orc-swords, two of the new orc-shields. BTW for the Rohirrim we get one of those new spears from the Collectible line, bow (hmm, I can't tell if it's the old style or the one from the Collectible elf), and a great printed round shield.