"My son loves Ninjago, so I love Ninjago. Cole is my favorite ninja and is usually the hardest to come by, so I bought this set for my desk at work. I found no flaws with the actual design, and the fact that it's basically a big top is perfect for when a day gets dull. It also is a nice display piece and if you do it right, the different attachment holders can stack.
I think the most fun way to spin is by doing 2 attack pieces and 2 defense pieces, with the same pieces opposite each other.
I gave this an overall 4, because as a spinner the attack and speed modes are very difficult for my large hands. I'd hope, if I were to bring it home for my son it would be a different story."
"We bought this for my son...and me. I've wanted a Millennium Falcon Lego set since the first one came out almost 20 years ago, and finally, I've been able to add it to the collection.
It's magnificent as both a displace piece and as a playset. The clean, sleek design of this ship would have Lando over the moon.
There are a few oddities to be found with this Falcon: the cockpit interior is a little tricky to get Chewie into (who, I would argue is the most important character to have in the Falcon's cockpit) and the ramp is largely nonfunctional given its location and lack of height on the landing gear.
I have seen the reviews indicting that you can't have the top closed and minifigures at all the areas of the ship, especially all the dejarik table seats. This is true, but as someone who has it for display for me, and for playability for my son, this isn't a real problem: when on display, the characters can be moved to other areas of the ship conducive to closing the lid, and when he's playing with the set, the possibilities are endless. The other point in the reviews about the gaps in the hull, again, while valid, have little impact on display, and no impact on my son's playability with the set.
I have one complaint, and that is a lack of an L3 figure. Given this is "Lando's Falcon", and given L3's importance in the uprising on Kessel (Kessel Run Millennium Falcon after all) it's a surprise to not have her in this set (or, any set at this point).
On the whole, I think this is a great set. There were a couple tricky parts of the build that it took me several sets to realize I had incorrect, and I was able to fix the problems easily in both areas. As someone who considers themselves a expert builder, this was a welcome surprise: to learn I can still learn something new about making a lego set after 25 years of building."
"My son was given this as a Christmas present this year. Despite only being 4, we typically get less age appropriate sets that I build and he then gets to play with. This was the first set that he was able to build the entirety of without any help (ok, I helped him get the window pieces together for the diamond crate, but that was it). I tend to think the price is a little on the higher side, but because of the fact he was able to complete it without help, I think that might make up for the price. After completion, he's had a ton of fun playing with the completed set, giving Ock a bit of a redemption arc, where the his arms have been locked in with the jewel so he's just trying to get his missing arms back. We have yet to test this functionality, but the boat also appears to be one that can float!
A final thought, as someone who has about 4 of the same spider-figures, it's nice to have a different one in the collection...though given my son's love of Spidey, I have a feeling we'll be getting more of this version with the other new sets. :)"
"After seeing Ant-Man and The Wasp this weekend, we couldn't resist picking up this set. The vehicle itself, with the exception of having only one seat, is a near perfect visual match to the one seen onscreen. As the primary builder, I really liked seeing pieces be used that didn't match their normal usage, like rollerskates. 3 named character figures for 20 dollars feels like a coup, especially when Ant-Man and The Wasp are two of my son's favorites. The playability of this set is remarkable, as they work as full sized characters with other superhero sets as well as work as shrunken characters for mini adventures around the house or in the yard. Ghost hasn't seen as much play as the explorer itself, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, but she's still equally beloved. For anyone who liked the new movie, this is a perfect set; and for anyone who is a collector of Lego Marvel Super Heroes, the same applies."
"After a tumble at school, I brought my son to the store to choose a Lego Ninjago set (it's his favorite show). I gave him several options, and he chose this one (I was surprised, as Lloyd is his favorite and expected him to choose Destiny's Shadow). I typically have him find the pieces, and then I assemble the sets, which is how this went as well, other than him getting distracted by finding swords for Jay.
Building both the Vermillion tank, and Jay's motorcycle was quite fun for different reasons. The tank, though having less pieces, uses the rubber tread, and was a very intricate process (when though my son just wanted to play with the tread as a bracelet). The motorcycle had more pieces, and took the bulk of our time to create it. As soon as the cycle was built, it was play time, leaving me to build the tank myself.
My only complaint with this set, and the reason I gave Play 4 studs instead of 5, was that the motorcycle's...wings(?) and windshield are one piece and the body of the motorcycle is not well connected to them, so any medium intensity play causes the entirety of the windshield and wings to pop off. That being said, this is now the first lego set he's what where I see him actively playing, and making up stories as he goes. Being able to marry the show and the sets makes a really fun experience.
This is a fun set, especially for a kid who loves ninjago."
"This was an awesome set to build! We really enjoyed that each bag had a minifigure to build, so my son had a new character to keep him interested as I assembled it. My only complaint about it is that building the wheels was a little repetitive. That being said, it was a really fun build, and is even more fun to play with!"
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Completed Batmobile with The Lego Batman movie going in the back!
"My son chose this set this morning (it was a tough call between this and Batman vs Killer Moth), but he wound up going this way because he's in a big Spider-Man phase right now. While he chose it based on the hero, the Scorpion micro instantly became his preferred vehicle.
As I did most of the building, I found the Scoprion micro to be surprisingly intricate, and with little fun additions throughout was very fun to build. As for the Spider-Man micro, it was much easier to build and more straightforward than the Scorpion micro. I personally was a little disappointed the Spider-Man micro, but my son loves them both! The fun faces makes both the characters unique and fun to play with.
I liked the surprising complexity from the Scorpion micro, and think anyone with a little Spider-Fan in their family would do well to have this set."
"We bought this as part of my son's upcoming birthday present, and decided to have a family build night a little early. So, my wife, son and I all worked together to build this. It was really fun learning all the ins and outs of the set. I think I personally like the little elevator into the chamber best. My son was very excited to play with Boba Fett and Han while we did most of the building.
Side note: to small children, the main part of bag one may be seen as a space ship by small children and "crashed" during building of connecting pieces.
The build was pretty straightforward, and good for builders of expert level like myself, as well as beginner level like my wife and son. I personally like this set as I had the original Slave I and getting the updated Boba Fett and Han in Carbonite was really exciting for my nostalgia factor.
I had one concern about the set, which after building was resolved somewhat by the back of the box. I was unsure about the level on the opposite side of the chamber from the elevator. It appeared to have no purpose, but the box revealed it to be a table/bed of sorts for Han. Maybe the torture table from before the carbon freezing? I'm not sure, but I like it as a bed for Han to go to bed when it's time for my son to stop playing.
"I bought this on a bit of a whim. I was going into the store for a Star Wars Microfighter, and couldn't resist this little set instead.
The working mini volcano is a great piece that provides some fun at desk my during the long workday. I like the metal detector piece as well, as I've never had that in a set before. The "rock" is also a unique piece to my collection, as I am more familiar with the mining rocks from the early 2ks/late 90s.
The ATV is actually quite cleverly built, and I enjoyed the realization that the back end is slightly raised in comparison to the rest of the front. The mini-chain is a fun feature as well.
This is a great set for play, or as office decor."
"My son, loves everything Firefighter, and this set, while not blatantly obviously a firefighter set, was right up his alley. He was not as excited about the hovercraft as I had expected, and he really loved the dock worker, who he considers to be a "construction worker". But, the real coup of this set is the diver. This minifigure is fun, and set for all sorts of adventures.
I like the dock, as when it's not being played with, it give a base to give a fun rescue scene for the other characters. I'm trying to get into the city sets, instead of the superheor sets that have a direct line to my heart, and this was a great way for me as a collector to get back into the City game."