I haven't had a chance to actually watch any of it yet, as I didn't get home until almost 8, and there were other things worth watching on TV tonight. I did play with Minas Tirith. It's about 4" by 4" by 4". The box part of it is really quite small. The city lifts off the base to reveal a circular niche, 3.5" in diameter and 3/4" deep. The bottom is lined with black felt inscribed with the royal arms of Gondor. (I think. It's the white tree with a crown and seven stars.) If it was glued to the dashboard of your car, it would be a great cup holder. You could also store change in it, or small pieces of jewelry, like a plain golden ring or something.
Right now it's sitting on my old printer, guarded on either side by the Argonath, which towers over it. I don't think they're the same scale. Pity, that. An offer is included with the set to get an equivalent casting of Minas Morgul. I'm not so sure about that. It's $75, for one thing. It's almost certainly evil, for another.