"I don't even know where to begin. On one hand, this set is AMAZING upon completion; the 4 "new" Classic Space minifigures, lunar buggy, and small spaceship really tie the set and all go well together. On the other hand, the set was extremely challenging to build. I spent quite a bit of time trying to build the set, and I'm not entirely sure that I even put it together properly. It was an extremely stressful experience on my behalf, although I was expecting that due to me wanting to purchase a challenging Lego set. I'm hesitant to go over the instructions again to ensure everything is how it should be, as I am afraid it would result in me having to go to a meditation retreat in order for me to be able to calm down and reduce the extreme levels of stress that this set had caused me.
I would recommend this set for the Lego Veterans, and no one else. Trust me, everyone; this set is not for the faint of heart.
"3rd time trying to submit a review, seems that they weren't approved?? Hmmm....
This set is way overpriced, not sure what Lego was thinking with this set; most fans who were waiting for a new Cloud City are AFOLs. What did we get? A playset with a high price and low piece count.
The best parts of this set is the minifigs and the cloud car/slave 1
Other than that, it is a very disorganized and awkward design.
My biggest gripe with this is the price. You could get Ninjago City Docks for $140 CAD less, and have 700 more pieces; you could also get Ninjago City for $46 CAD less and have nearly 2x the piece count and detail than this set.
For further comparison, the UCS Sandcrawler had 3300 pieces and was still only $350 CAD
I do realize that a lot of the cost goes to the bigger pieces and the licensing, but this is just sad. I was hoping for a better, more structured set."
"Following up to one of my favourite Lego sets of all time, Ninjago City Docks does not disappoint!
From the various building techniques, to the wonderful colours used, this set has it all. The buildings are incredibly detailed, there is not a part that gets left unnoticed. The minifigures are great, and would make a great addition to the already amazing Ninjago City.
The price is also a highlight of this set. You get 3500 pieces for $300 CAD; when comparing that to the upcoming UCS Cloud City, which is priced at $399 CAD for 2800 pieces, Ninjago City Docks is definitely the set to go with.
Pros: - almost everything about this set
Cons: - some repetitive builds, tiling the water at the beginning of this buils took 4 separate bags; but its not too big of a deal. - some buildings arent secured due to the building techniques used; once again, not a big deal as I only display my sets.
"First off - let me tell you that this is one of the best lego sets of all time. If you are stuck between this set and another one, I would strongly suggest picking this beauty up before anything else.
There are so many cool features, such as the elevator, the different building techniques, as well as the various colours included in this set.
I am not big on playing with my Lego builds, as I mostly display them, although there are plenty of great play features as well, including the little boat, the spinning conveyor belt at the very top of the building, and the various minifigures that are included in this set.
My favourite part of this build is the lower level of the city, which gives off this "grime-y" feel, with swampy green waters and worn down walkways that lead through the whole lower level of the city.
I love the aesthetic of this set, to the point where I have bought a second one of these to combine with the first one.
I cannot complain about much, this set truly has it all.
- great variety of building techniques - great colour palette - various minifigures, awesome prints and accessories (i love the ninjago villager minifigs!) - the build itself is very engaging, no tedious repetition that we see with other sets like the modulars
- the set looks bigger than it is, although it is a great size - too many stickers, would have preferred to have printed pieces as the price for this set is killer and doesn't justify not having printed parts, especially for collectors (i never sticker my sets)
Overall, this is a 5/5 for me. I highly recommend this set!"
I have been wanting a Yoda minifigure for a while now, although I didn't like the design in the Yoda's Starfighter set; thankfully, Lego had released an updated version of Yoda's hut with all-new minifigures!
That being said, the minifigures are by far the best ones in recent sets withing the $34.99 CAD price range.
You get a brand-new Luke Skywalker (with a new dark-tan hairpiece) in his Dagobah outfit, a new Dagobah Yoda design, and an amazingly printed R2-D2 covered in mud!
They come with cool accessories as well. Yoda has his walking stick, Luke has a backpack for Yoda to ride on (along with his blue lightsaber) and the set also comes with a small cooking pot, a red snake and a carrot for food!
The set itself is great, although my only complaint is the fact that it only comes with HALF of the hut. I understand it is meant to have play features and easy accessibility, but I had to purchase a second one of these to complete his hut, which I have no problem with.
It took around 30 minutes to build, which is a short time in my opinion (not a bad thing, though!)
If anyone is debating between the Ahch-Tu Island set or this, I recommend Yoda's hut by a longshot.
I own both, and find Yoda's hut to be more iconic and an overall better build.
- new minifigs exclusive to this set - revamped hut build compared to the last version from 2003 - very awesome neck bracket piece that Luke wears - great colour scheme and interior builds
- only half of yoda's hut - the other half isn't that great, doesn't necessarily resemble the Dagobah environment besides the "floating" box that Luke lifts using the force - the price is kind of eh, but General Grievous' speeder is the same price, so consider this a great value if you look at it objectively (listed as a con due to me having to buy 2 sets to complete the hut 100%)