"Ninjago fans of the past and present let out a gasp of shock. We hold our breath, not quite believing what we've clearly just seen. We blink surprise and wonder out of our eyes....is it possible? To that I say, "YES!!!" Ladies and gentlemen, NINJAGO IS BACK!!! I am thoroughly pleased with not only the return of our beloved theme, but also with the amazing sets LEGO has given us. Thus expressed, I will begin relaying the amazingness of this set to you. The minifigures is where I'll begin. Jay is the first to catch your eye, and his new design is splendid. I do admit, it is not quite as Ninja-like as any of his past suits, but hey, techno all around, right? I am so pleased that they now have their hairpieces. Having hair gives more playability options, and everyone is game with that. Cole? He is as solid as ever. His hair/mask combination gives him a fierce look of skilled determination, and his hair is something that fills me with delight constantly. The Nindroid is menacing, with his amazing new ninja hood piece. His robo/techno -ness totally rallies excitement and hope for Ninjago's future. As Zane has said, "If there is more for us to accomplish, let it be!" PROS: Minifigures are superbly designed (with hair! well, some of them...) An extra face mask is included for both Cole and Jay The techno blades are very awesome. The bottom of the blade has a stud on it, so you can attach it to quite anything that you want. I do wish you guys would've included Cole's though (ah well, Hover Hunter it is, then!) The Tank itself is a piece or art! Anybody recognize the function of carrying the mech on the back of the drill? I'm very glad they included that, as it not only provides stylish transportation (and we know these Ninja dig style), but it is also a effective way to blast your Techno-foes! There are many options the ride provides. Missiles, a gorgeous color scheme, smooth cockpit, and treads (they always make things cooler) give this vehicle the power and attitude that any Jay-ride would need. Red lightsabers are always welcome (on the Nindroid cannon) CONS: The treads droop because it's not quite tight enough (and removing a link makes it too tight). This doesn't effect movement, just appearance. A tad expensive
Well, here we go, into another action-packed wave of Ninjago! Keep it up, LEGO. You've got us collectors hooked...again. Thanks for reading, ya'll, and God bless Takeshi7013"
"If any of you who are reading this know me or my reviews, you know that I am passionately devoted to collecting a certain type of minifigure hair. That hair would be the tousled hairpiece, owned by Aquaman, Max, the Skater (series 1), Cole from Ninjago, and ect. Thus, when I discovered about nine months ago that this set was coming out, I purchased it with a pleased smile. I've enjoyed the minifigures and the actual set, and now, nine months later, I am here to write my review. Sorry for the delay. PROS The BatBobsled is beautifully designed. LEGO excels at capturing Bat-accents in vehicles. You don't need to see the iconic Bat symbol to know that the vehicle before you clearly belongs to Batman. The colors are always well chosen, the sleek let-us-travel-swiftly-Robin! look owned by most Bat-vehicles is still present, and overall, the ride is worthy of Batman. Well done, LEGO. Also, there is a handy spot for his trusty Batarangs. Good foresight, I might add.
The Ice block thing is an excellent addition to anybodies collection of LEGO. Whether you're freezing Captain America (inaudible crying in the background), Aquaman, or somebody on the other end of Zane's shurickens (Ninjago), this Capsicle-I mean icicle-is super-useful. Also, splitting that thing in half with the function is so entertaining, and it never gets old. Just saying.
The minifigures are excellent, partially because you can't go wrong with Batman, and partially because of that beautiful hair on Aquaman. I want to note here, that Batman's cowl is a newer design than the one in 6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase. His cowl possesses an angrier appearance, and the ear deals are slimmer and come up higher than the previous one. All that is totally fine with me; I'm just noting the noteworthy. Also, everybody has a flipside head, excepting Mr. Freeze. Excluding that fact, he is also a great minifigure, with plenty of detailing and a good freeze gun.
I am pleased with this set , as it is a relatively inexpensive way to get plenty of play-ability. I am excited for more sets like this one, and especially more rare minifigures in smaller sets. Thanks, everybody for reading!
"Wow! Here we are again; sorry for my several month absence. Don't worry, there are many, MANY reviews to follow this one. With that said, here we go! This is one of those sets that will stand out in my mind for a great while. As I've done with some sets in the past, I was hesitant to get it at first, but afterwards, I was glad that I did. At first look, you see two vehicles and a couple of rare minifigures. But, on closer inspection, you will find a function-filled spy car, a small but brilliant Spider/Bat Cycle (info to follow. Stay tuned), and Nick Fury! ...and Spiderman and Venom. (Preferentially, I was paying money for everything but those two, but my low view of Spiderman is not the point). I think it is important to clarify, at this time, that if you are buying this set to increase your Avengers collection, great news! You've got Director Fury! But, the bad news is that #1: his clothes aren't the same, and #2: Spiderman, the flying car, and really everything else doens't have too much to do with the Avengers. Thus, I think this set should be purchased with an increase-your-Marvel-collection perspective, instead of a why-the-heck-is-Spiderman-in-here ect. perspective. Alright, with those items addressed, let us proceed to the PROS and CONS.
PROS: The exclusive and elusive Nick Fury minifigure, who by the way has the string of his patch printed on the back of his head (but, BE WARNED, not on the sides of his head!) The Spy Car, which is equipped with the following features: four fully fold-up flying wheels; a raising spoiler/hatchback with a compact missile inside; the grill and the bumper are not only both equipped with license plates, but they are also beautifully designed, with the bumper being nicely curved, and the grill being somewhat sharp and fierce; the cab (I almost said cockpit; somebody help me) is small but welcoming, having control panels and buttons and everything 'De Spy might need. The Spider Cycle is nice, but definitely a one man ride. The folding wheel feature can occupy a great deal of your time, being that they are so easy to just flip up and down. The color scheme, as usual, is nicely chosen, and contributes to the character of the bike and/or the rider. DISCLAIMER: That does not mean that I think Spiderman needs, wants, or should have a Cycle. I have perfect faith in his....slinging abilities. That is why I replaced the red pieces with yellow ones, left off the sticker (argh), and made it the BatCycle. Oh yeah.
CONS: Besides stickers, I really don't think there are any CONS. This set has a wide span of play-ability options, and that is probably it's greatest feature. Plus: who wouldn't want a flying car?!
"I picked up this set with average anticipation. I knew that it wouldn't meet every expectation, but I also knew that I had to have Kimono Cole. I will write this review carefully, because I still have mixed thoughts about it.
I'll begin with the minifigures. Cole is cooler than ever. His color scheme is beautiful. The metallic silver emblems and buckles also shine in this new suit. On his back he has his elemental symbol, surrounded by a metallic silver ring. If you decide to give him shoulder pauldrons (not included in set), you can still see his symbol, which I think is convenient. Personally, I think the kimono looks better without them, but never mind that. Not much to say about the Stone Warrior, except he is also really cool.
Now, onto the Driller. The front of it, the part with the drill, is wonderfully designed. The drill spins when you turn the two front wheels, and LEGO gave those wheels rubber tires, so as to grip hard surfaces, allowing the drill to spin exceptionally on carpet or tile. A note about the drill, I added a golden min-driller piece (the piece used for the horn in the Kingdom's horse helmet deal. Also used in Chokun's weapon in the 9591 Weapon Pack), and I think that adds more to it's look of capability. Moving to the inside of the Driller. I am glad that LEGO designed the cockpit so roomy, because I modified it so it could fit two minifigures (not as many in the movie, but still nice for Jay to have a decent mode of transportation). I took out the black sloped-backrest piece, leveled the floor, than added a 1x4 where the slope used to support the back wall. That allows a 2x5 stud seating space, which is cramped but convenient. Now, to the big letdown, the back of the Drill. I honestly don't know why the back wheels seem so disconnected from the rest of the vehicle. The wheels jut off the back of the vehicle, attached to 1x10's with holes in them. It is sturdy enough, but the back wheels are just kind of out there. If the cockpit would have continued to stretch to the back of the vehicle, then it could have fit more minifigures, it could have incorporated the back wheels more efficiently, and it would've looked more complete, in my view.
A few miscellaneous notes about the set: 1: It comes with an extra black katana (YES!) 2: As the picture I included illustrates, behind the rock-like pieces on the sides, you have a orange 1x2 and a white stude combo....CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM THE BACK VIEW! When I see that, I stop thinking Earth Driller and I start thinking Orange Creme. Orange and white has nothing to do with the earth color scheme LEGO had going. 3. Cole's sword is fantastic. Trans-green with a hint of dark tan in the center. Totally love it.
I really do like this set, I just see a few places where it could've been better. It has many great gold pieces, and gold makes people happy! So, I see the front (E.G. the amazing gold drill), and I'm thrilled! But then I move onto the back, and I have thoughts of modifying it some more....which I think I'd better go do before those good ideas leave me!!!
"I didn't think much of this set before I saw it, but when I saw the finished product in the LEGO store, I was amazed by the grandness of this set. Almost every detail, even the small chariot, is very well designed. So many parts of the plane announce to the viewer that a great deal of attention was paid to it. Granted, the seating is scarce, and the interior is rather small, but the cockpit, for instance, is so amazing. Even the headrest of the chair in the cockpit moves. If that isn't attention to detail, I don't know what is. PROS: The many details of the interior and exterior of the plane The mini scouting plane function works unforgettably well (I never get sick of ejecting that thing!) The jets at the back of the plane deserve a nod, as they are extremely large and heavy-duty-ish Thor is a very cool minifigure, and his hammer is resilient plastic, unlike Aqua Man's trident. (review to follow on that set) CONS: The lack of sitting room in the interior As mentioned by a previous reviewer, I would really like enough room for the Avenging Cycle in the back The price is too expensive.
I would give this set a 8/10. It's significant complexity accounts for most of the problems, but its price is still a drawback. The minifigures (besides Thor!) aren't too impressive, but this set is still very satisfying. If you've got the money to plunk down, make sure to check out this set!
"Us hard-core Ninjago fans are thrilled by the awesomeness of these sets, but grieved by the closing of this great theme. I could easily make this review a eulogy, but instead I'll review the set like I'm supposed to.
The Garmatron is amazing! Let me define "amazing". Once you have put it together, you can't help but feel a twinge of pity for the heroes of Ninjago. Once you see the treads rolling menacingly across the floor, you say to Zane on his Ice Spider: "Sorry, but that ain't gonna cut the mustard." Almost every detail of Garmatron adds to it's astounding amount of terrifying-ness. LEGO has done an amazing job of capturing the menace of this vehicle. Now, although Zane's mechanical spider isn't a match for the splendor of the Garmatron, it is still very useful. I was skeptical at first, but I was pleased in the end. You kind of need to see it for yourself, but it is, in fact, a satisfying vehicle (at least compared to Jay's 'jetpack'). PROS: The afore-described beastly-ness of the Garmatron The missile launcher works ingeniously well The minifigures are splendid; Kozu is beautifully designed (in a freaky, stone warrior kind of way), as is his assistant, and Zane's Kimono is a testament to how much Ninjas care about style. Zane's Elemental Blade is almost completely transperant, with just a tiny hint of blue. I think this adds to the Icy-look wonderfully. It comes with an extra black katana. CONS: It seems like the front of the Garmatron was designed to look like a face. I don't know about you guys, but I'd prefer my vehicles not to have open-mouthed faces on the fronts of them. Not necessarily a con, but worth mentioning. And, as tradition insists, STICKERS!!!!
Well done, LEGO! The evil magnificence of this set comes across blindingly well. I, for one, will miss Ninjago tremendously, and can only hope for their swift return.
God bless Takeshi7013 (Thanks for featuring my 6282 Stringer review!!!!!! I was ecstatic!)"
"Here we are again, with another fresh, colorful batch of minifigures! Almost everyone of them sings a song of originality and character. Their expressions and accessories really are what give them their personality, especially in the Actor! He and the DJ are my favorites. (I wanted to thank you, LEGO, for making the hair/headphone piece for the DJ. I will be forever grateful.) One reason I enjoy Minifigures is because of all the options it allows you. If you are, or want to be, a serious collector, these are perfect. If you want to add character and humor to your LEGO Town, again, perfect. If you need a variety of faces, hair, people, or really anything else, Minifigures are the thing for you! If you are into Stop-Motion animation, these guys allow for so much more possibilities. I want to say that Minifigures are BRILLIANT!!! Also, I am perfectly fine with the "mystery system". I think it shows who is dedicated, and who is not. If you want the complete series, then you have to put some work into it. I really hope this won't get me a bunch of Unhelpful-ness Votes, but, without LEGO, we wouldn't even have Minifigures...so, they get to make the rules. Keep it up LEGO, Minifigures ROCK!
"When I first saw Stringer, the first thing that caught me was his mask/head combo. The blue head totally looks better than his original orange head. In fact, his whole color scheme is better than the original. The only thing that was better on the original was the hero core. I have always been a fan of the longer transparent cores, but no matter. His chest armor is so cool! The printing is just cherry, and the translucent-ness is uniquely spectacular! His arms have plenty of movement, and don't get caught on the armor-like the first ones. I really like the amp pieces on his shoulders. They have a unique look about them that just screams, "WE ARE AMPLIFIERS! LET"S ROCK!" And speaking of rocking, his guitar is also epic! The sphere shooter is a little bit eccentric, but he can easily transition between rockin' out and blasting bad guys. I absolutely love the hero cuffs! This is my second pair, and you can never have too many. Although, maybe we could get a different color, like black or something. Just an idea...
Well, I'd give this hero 8/10. His overall look and pose-ability are the things that make this guy awesome. Great addition!
"I have waited for a great while to get this. I now have all the NRG spinners, and this one is a great addition. I know there has been a lot of friction regarding his so-called "baby blue" coloring, but it really does have an icy feel about it. When I look at him, I can't help but remember the part in the movie when he reaches his true potential. If you think about it, he really does have an icy blue look in the show. I'll elaborate more in the PROS and CONS.
PROS: Easy way to get the Shurickens of Ice (comes with a double) and a golden five-link chain Completely translucent Spinner Crown Awesome Zane figure. His icy look is completed by the marks on his body. It almost looks like shattering ice exploding from him. I especially like his back printing. His hood is also cool.
CONS The Ice Scythe has a white spike. I thought it had a silver one, which would have looked cooler, in my opinion. A overused katana is used...AGAIN!
Well, I'd give a 8.5 out of 10. Not as good (in my opinion) as the Green Ninja's Spinner (see my review), but still all-in-all a good set.
"Whether you like spinners or not, this one is a must have! First off, it has the green ninja. And, he is very rare. UNTIL NOW! Secondly, you get his amazing titanium shoulder armor! I think that was very nice of LEGO. Yeah, thank you LEGO. This spinner set is awesome!
PROS: THE GREEN NINJA (in a very affordable set, by the way) His shoulder armor (titanium color) His Golden Spinner has all four elements printed on it, in a very cool way His Trans. Green Spinner Crown also has all four elements on it, again in a rather awesome way
CONS: He comes with slightly lame weapons. I like the golden weapon, for it is customizable, but Nin-Jo's and katanas are almost in every spinner. And this one is no exception. Also, I think the color of the Lightning element and the Ice element on the Spinner and the Crown is too similar. In Jay and Zane's NRG forms, they were distinctly different colors (granted, both blue, but they were still different). In this set, I would say the elemental colors of Lightning and Ice are both NRG Zane blue.
Well, the Green Ninja is awesome, and so is his spinner. So, I'd give a 8.6 out of 10...or 8.7. GO, NINJA GO!