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  • July 10, 2012
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Posted:August 19, 2017
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Set Worth Buying For ANY Lego Fan
" I have been a fan of the Ninjago line since its inception back in 2011, specifically with the winter release of the Rise of the Snakes sets. Upon hearing that they were releasing a full movie property in the style of the Lego Movie and the Lego Batman Movie, I was extremely hyped. As such, I set aside money as early as Christmas 2016 to afford most of the sets from this line. However, the set that I was most looking forward to purchasing was the Destiny's Bounty movie remake.
While I do not own either of the original two sets, I have friends who do and as such have interacted enough with them to feel I am justified in declaring this to be my favorite of the three. Yet even without the context of the previous two iterations, this set can stand alone to any and all fans of Lego. While this may sound slightly hyperbolic, this set is a testament to what Lego bricks can actually do; create a thrilling build with an end product worthy of being displayed, played with and modified to suit everyone's personal needs.
Before I divulge into the intricacies of the set that truly make this a worthwhile display and play set, I will provide the too long, didn't read version here: If you are a serious Lego Collector who wants to have sets he or she can display, even without any desire for the Ninjago Movie line, I recommend this set. I recommend this, however, to anyone at least 14 years old; while the build is not too difficult, at parts it requires finesse and there is many cases of repetition that require one to be sure they follow the instructions carefully.
With that said, I will now go into the Pros and Cons of the set, as well as the final Conclusion:
PROS
Perhaps the most obvious pros to this set is clear in the very price of the set; normally, a set with 2300 pieces would go for $230 USD; here, instead it goes for $170. This means the Price-Per-Part is close to 7 cents a brick. With that in mind, the value of the set for someone who wants a large and satisfying build is already met.
I will also mention the build of the set was very enjoyable. While there is some symmetry to it, most of the time the design works on building a side up, then going back and doing the other side. This helps to keep the build from feeling monotonous and boring. At the same time, there are obvious cases of the build not having complete symmetry, which helps to also prevent the builder from making mistakes. I found that my favorite part to build was the hull of the ship, for the hull is actually brick built with only 2 specialized pieces used to help carry colors forward in the front of the ship.
Once built, the ship has details for days. From the small planter boxes along the sides, to the lanterns, down to the inclusion of crates for the ship to hold, the set is bristling with features. I also will mention that Master Wu’s bedroom is one big love letter to fans of the original show: references include Wu’s letter to Misako, the Obsidian Syches from Shadow of Ronin, Aeroblades from Possession, Anacondrai Cultist Helmets from Chen’s Island, and many more. But beyond these simple details is something far greater: a fully finished aesthetic product.
The set itself has many, many areas to place ninja, pose them and play. For young children, playing with the ninja and using the Dojo for little training fights is an obvious plus. However, for serious collectors the set also boasts massive play area and space for one to place figures, and many opportunities for creating action scenes. I personally love to pose ninja climbing the main sail, on the ladder to the upper deck, and gripping the top of each sail.
I also like to mention the fact that you, as the buyer, receive all 6 ninja and Master Wu. This is a massive plus to the set, for, if one wanted to get each ninja individually in the cheapest fashion, they would need to buy the Spinjitzu Training, Water Strider, Green Ninja Mech Dragon, Manta Ray Bomber and Lightning Jet (The Jelly Sub set is hard to find, which is why I don’t count it here), which totals to over 180 USD. This set allows you to get all the ninja, with a piece count roughly similar to the sets mentioned above.
CONS
Suprinsgly, I can find very few cons to the set. One obvious one, however, is that, while the deck space is easy to pose, removing the section in the middle of the ship can be a pain. I found it easiest to remove the little string of flags and latners on one end, then push backwards on the black 2x6 plate while pinching the crates together. I personally found this issue to be solvable by changes the 2x6 black technic hole plate by a 2x4, but the mod is not big enough for me to include a picture.
The other con I will mention is how some details tend to fall over when moved around. The little ‘popsicle stick colored’ garage pieces are not secured well, and will fall off if the ship is jostled around. The little planter boxes, if not pushed in hard, will also fall off. The little hanging sandbags on either side of the ship also have a tendacy to fall off. These are not cons worth denying the set, however, and as such I am brought to my conclusion.
CONCLUSION
For any fan of great LEGO products and a wonderful display piece, this set is worthwhile. It has one of the best values of any Lego Set released in the past 5 years, and provides the buyer with a fun display model, an engaging play model, and potential to configure and pose for days. If you can afford this set and have even a passing interest in it, I highly recommend buying it.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Lightning Jet
4.8 out of 5(10)
 
 
 
Garma Mecha Man
4.5 out of 5(8)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Kentucky
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
08 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+18points
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Posted:May 27, 2017
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Overpriced Set for Undervalued Figures
" As a fan of Nexo Knights, I myself enjoy getting large numbers of massable units. In the previous season, I would buy copies of the Knighton Blaster set for more Ash Attackers, and bought the Accessory Pack so I could beef up my guards for Jestro's Volcano Base. As such, I am no stranger to these 'Minifigure Packs' as I like to personally refer to them as.
With the reduction of Minifigures in these packs and the reduction of accessories for said figures to use, now the emphasis is on the Minifigures more than ever to make up for the shortcomings of the Price. However, as I will discuss, this set simply does not deliver that.
PROS
While I personally dislike this set, I will admit the Gargoyle Stone Figure is a very desirable one to get. The figure has extreme detail along the torso and legs, and the inclusion of slightly downscaled but still applicable wings was a good choice. This also gives a cheap way to get the new 'lightning bolt' piece, though one could get much more in other sets.
CONS
Unfortunately, the Pros will stop there. While the Gargoyle figure is decent, the lack of the newer specialized wings means this is less valuable by default. The other two figures, however, simply are not ones that are worth the price. The 'Stone Stomper' figure has no accessories for the torso, no unique prints, and simply has a spear, a piece that one can buy in almost any other set for far cheaper. While I do appreciate having a 'grunt' figure for my army, it is simply far too simple and plain to even think about paying essentially 4 dollars for. The miniature stone warrior is decent, and the headpiece for the figure is very desirable at that. Yet again I must bring up that the prints are not new and it is simply mixing and matching the prints.
CONCLUSION
If you wish to buy stone figures, do not use this. The minifigures, while decent looking, have nothing new about them and as such, no real value to this pack. With Lego having reduced the number of figures in these packs, it becomes almost pointless to buy these now. I suggest that instead you put this towards the King's Guard Artilerly. That will give you a decent figure, the same desirable lightning bolt, and something to actually play with. Do not buy this set.
"
 
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King's Guard Artillery
4 out of 5
(1)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Kentucky
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
05 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+23points
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 Destiny's Shadow
Destiny's Shadow
Destiny's Shadow
 
Posted:May 22, 2017
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A Wonderful Callback and Innovative Set
" When I first decided to buy into the Ninjago: Hands of Time line of sets, my first purchase was the Destiny's Shadow. This set was the most familiar to me, reminding me of a miniaturized version of the Destiny's Bounty as seen twice before. The design looked very interesting as well, and I also thought the minifigure selection of the set was very desirable given it was a simple 30 dollar set. As such, I purchased this set, and I was not dissapointed in that regard.
PROS
The first pro to mention is the minifigure selection. This set allows one to obtain 2 ninja (Lloyd and Cole), as well as an 'exclusive' Vermillion Warrior. The three figures have lots of fine and crisp detail that I think are very worthy of display, and personally appeal to me as a collector and fan. The weapon selection is also very nice, giving the builder a large amount of swords to play with and a time blade, the 'pause' time blade if I am correct.
The second pro worth mentioning is the unique shape the ship is given. The golden railing bent around the edges gives the ship a very elegant feel and design, and the odd angles that the back 'roof' elements are positioned at give the set a unique feel. The ship also comfortably can stand all six ninja if need be, which, to me personally, is a very desirable trait in any scenario.
Another pro worth mentioning is the play feature. While I have seen many criticize the wing feature for being 'unnecessary' or too small, I believe it adds a small bit of flair to the ship that would otherwise not be there. The wings are elegant and made out of a durable plastic, allowing for it to be bent around the arrowhead pieces as it is shown in the model. The coloration of the wings also fit well with the rest of the model.
CONS
There are, however ,a few cons that prevent me from giving this set a perfect score. The front portion of the ship, while fine when viewed from above, is rather jagged and blocky, lacking the 'hull' design that ships emulate. The Dragon head up front, while very clever, is far too small for the ship and gives the front of the ship a very spindly feel. The back portion of the ship, as well, is also very rickity. While it will not fall off without being actively played with, the parts are connected using very fine technic pieces, meaning the plates will shake and, at times, fall off.
CONCLUSION
I personally would recommend this set to anyone who is looking to find a good set to purchase for the line. If you do not wish to buy the entire line, but also want to buy one good set, this would be my recommendation. Simply be ready for some shaky plates and a slightly jagged hull.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Vermillion Invader
4.7 out of 5(6)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Kentucky
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
45 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
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 Dawn of Iron Doom
Dawn of Iron Doom
Dawn of Iron Doom
 
Posted:May 18, 2017
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A Highly Detailed Yet Static Set
" As a Lego Collector, there is one thing that I love to build more than anything: Mechs. In the past few years, Lego has put out very innovative and unique Mechs: The King's Mech, the Black Knight Mech, Titan Mech Battle, just to name a few. As such, when I saw this set on market, I bought it for the massive snake-like Mechanoid that is included for the Time Twins. Despite not having the knowledge yet about the actual story behind the scene, I can assume that the 'Iron Doom' Mechanoid is a machine created by the Time Twins in order to fulfill their ultimate goal. For this reason, I will be judging this set not on its accuracy, but on its playability and displayability.
PROS
As mentioned above, I bought this set for the Mech, rather than the terrain piece that is included. While at times terrain bits are used to drive up the piece count (and thus price), I was pleasantly surprised to find that I rather enjoy this piece of swamp building. When putting it together the first time, I was very intrigued by the way the cell is put together. I also noted the clips, and upon completing the tower area, I found that it has potential for large amounts of reconfiguration. The minimalistic aesthetic of the structure fits in well in the swamp environment this season is set to take place, and it provides many places for the Ninjago to actually be posed and fight.
The minifigures in this set are a high point. This set includes both Jay and Lloyd, preventing you from needing to buy Desert Lightning, as well as Wu, a Vermillion and both Time Twins. The detail on the Time Twins figures are incredible, and the attention to little details like having Saunders' pocket watch chain is incredible. The inclusion of hair for the two villians is also something I was very happy to see, allowing you to partially transform Krux into Doctor Saunders for a brief time.
The Iron Doom Mech itself is also very beautiful. The varied part usage, interesting connections and previously unseen geometry of the head of Iron Doom makes the set stand out beautifully. The Mech's inclusion of all four Time Blades also makes this a must buy if one wants to simply buy one set and be done with this line. The cockpit area seats both Twins comfortably, another pro given the accessories they have on. The mech itself is very detailed and looks good from most angles, and itself is an impressive and powerful looking device. The mech is also very tall, another upside in my opinion.
CONS
However, Iron Doom is not without very major flaws. When I tend to display Mechs for small dioramas, I tend to want to pose them in charging or clashing formations. Iron Doom, however, has only one major point of articulation: the arms. The shoulders are set far behind the rest of the body, making it difficult to strech the arms out forward to actually reach across. The limitation in joints also means the Mech is unable to fully extend the arms without hitting the exposed studs on the gray side paneling, making positioning difficult.
Perhaps the biggest con of the set, however, is that Iron Doom is a very static model. Most Mechs have standard waist articulation, allowing them to be twisted (the ElectroMech was an exception, but the Mech was small enough that waist articulation wasn't needed) and posed accordingly. Iron Doom, however, has no articulation in any joints. The snake-like bend at the bottom is set, the waist is et and even the head only moves up and down. This means that, in order to actually play with the set, Iron Doom must be physically moved and turned to the right or left to actually fight another opponent. This is a major dealbreaker to me personally. What cripples this, however, is that through small modifications to the waist (pulling out the pin and replacing it with a half-pin half-axel blue piece; Picture is included), the mech gains the ability to rotate at the waist. The fix is incredibly simple and makes me wonder why the designers did not include this. The fix takes all of 2 minutes and does not result in the Mech becoming unstable.
Another con I have with the mech is the tail section. The tail section looks incredibly underwhelming compared to the rest of the mech, which varied design and shapes. The tail section also employs bottom elements that leave open studs exposed, giving it a very unfinished feel.
CONCLUSION
I personally recommend this set to collectors who wish to display this model rather than playing with it. If you are like me and simply want to display the set and occasionally play with it, this set is one for you. However, Iron Doom is very much a static set, making it more like a statue than an actual Mechanoid. As such, for young children who wish to use this set to battle, I must recommend against it unless you are willing to do some modifications.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Vermillion Invader
4.7 out of 5(6)
 
 
 
Destiny's Shadow
4.5 out of 5(8)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Kentucky
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
02 hrs
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+15points
20of 25found this review helpful.
 
 Vermillion Invader
Vermillion Invader
Vermillion Invader
 
Posted:January 11, 2017
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another Inovative Ninjago Set
" In the past few years, collecting and displaying (and playing with as well!) Ninjago sets has become a personal favorite of mine. Ninjago sets have seemed to push boundaries of what can be done with Lego, what can be percieved of Legos, and what the stories of Legos can be. There are several sets in the past that I have collected and adored, such as the Raid Zepplin, Lighthouse Siege, Ronin R.E.X., to name a few. This set is a worthy addition to the Lego Ninjago Line, and will make a great gift or set for any Ninjago fan.
PROS
One obvious pro that I would like to point out is the balance of power in the set. Too often, Lego loves to give fans a set with a small bad-guy vehicle just to give a little fight to the Heroes, who are given the size and tactical advantage. Here, however, the odds have been turned, and make any challenge that Zane must overcome be that much greater. The set gives Zane a small piece of cover, but even with tha,t he is a sitting duck that must escape the invader.
A second pro that I would like to point out are the minifigures themselves. Zane has a wonderful new body print and leg print, and looks almost very ranger-esque. While the addition of his tactical visor removed is sad to see go, giving Zane simple eyes is the best way for fans to adjust to the new Robot look. The two Vermillion figures are also stupendous, both looking ghoulish without armor and meanincing with. The new pieces they introduced for their helemts and swords make them look like the Serpentine, but more deadly and more powerful than ever before. While at the time of this review the show is not out, the figures themeslves look particularlly great, and will make any child happy.
The third pro I must point out is the play features of the set. The set has two catapult launchers, allowing the child to expand their play area and launch 'cocoon' pieces at their enemies. However, these cocoons give the child a range of possibilties, allowing them to launch the entire cocoon, take off the top iece and just launch studs, or loosen the pods to explode upon impact. The feature is a wonderful thing.
CONS
In this review, there is only one con that I will mention. Though the power balance is in favor of the vermillion, including a small speeder bike or crawler for Zane, even if not in the show, would be decent. As is, the set is fine, but at times it can be seen to lack the amount of play value as, say, Destiny's Shadow.
CONCLUSION
I recommend this set highly to anyone who is looking to buy Ninjago sets. The set is creative and looks deadly, with a unique build many sets from other lines do not feature. The set is striking and powerful in the lines and shapes, but for kids it is also a fun and imaginitive play set. I recommend this set fully.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Raid Zeppelin
4 out of 5
(8)
 
 
 
The Lighthouse Siege
4.7 out of 5(11)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Kentucky
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+24points
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Posted:December 22, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An Imaginative Experience
" As I sat down to write this review for Lego Dimensions, I at first felt it nessecary to tell the audience that I am a college student, who purchased the game prior to entering college and took it with me as a stress reliever and pastime
As with all my reviews, I will write this review with a summary of my thoughts, the pro section, and the con section. At the end I will also be talking about the ‘team’ and ‘fun’ packs that are associated with this, and my recommendations to the game. That said, let us begin.
ABSTRACT
Lego Dimensions is a game that, as a young adult, kept my interest and was genuinely fun to play. The game is very creative in the puzzle mechanics and overall storyline. The game also has a unique attention to detail of each storyline that many games often lack, making ‘fanboys’ such as myself very pleased with the levels. That said, the game does an above standard job with making sure those with limited knowledge of the universes the game entails do not need to go and research these universes in order to play the levels. The game, however, painfully reminds the player that they are playing a ‘toy to life’ game, and at times is frustrating to completionists with limited incomes who are unable to buy the extra additions. I overall recommend the game to parents with some income to purchase at least 50 dollars of add on packs to enhance your child’s experience.
PROS
The first pro of the game, and perhaps the most important one, is that the game is very fun to play. Many of the youth of this generation are used to ‘grinding’ through games, not really having fun and more so playing the game to waste time. This game, however, constantly engages the player, keeping them focused on what is happening and providing a fun atmosphere to learn. The keystones in particular are very fun to use, specifically the ‘seek’ keystone, which allows the player to summon elements from other dimensions, which often times in very amusing (such as blasting down Lord Vortech with the MechaDragon from Ninjago, or Batman’s Nightwing). The game’s atmosphere is also a contributing factor to this, being very fun and happy like many other Lego Video Games.
Another important aspect of the game I personally found very entrancing is the puzzle mechanics. Going into the game, I did not realize it would be a game that required me to move characters on the toypad. However, that ended up being the case. During gameplay, a player activates ‘keystones’ to solve a puzzle, these being Teleport (opens 3 portals to move to), Paint (to match a picture on the screen), Elemental (use Fire, Water, Electricity or Earth), Growth (shrink or grow) and Seek (summon elements from other dimensions to help you). These puzzles all require the player to move characters on the toypad to a certain position to use these keystones, keeping the player always interactive with what is happening on screen. These puzzles are integrated into elements of the level, such as having to use Paint to activate a loud speaker to blow away cars blocking your path. These mechanics are beautifully well done.
The third pro of the game, and one that is more important to fanboys rather than parents, is the game has a unique attention to detail. In every level, you play through a certain world, beginning with the Wizard of Oz, then onto the Simpsons, then to Ninjago, etc. Each level, however, is very pleasing to those who have seen the particular elements from the game. In the Portal 2 level, for example, those who have played either Portal game will see recognizable elements, and even lines taken from the games that mesh in with the scenery. One of my favorites was, as Wheatly tries to lead you to safety, you pass the three turrets practicing for the Turret Opera, with the exact movements and song playing. The rat dens are also very accurate. Another example would be in the Doctor Who level, there are several cases of ‘Bad Wolf’ being painted on blue walls, which to those who know the series is a great Easter Egg. The game is full of these eggs, and I found myself laughing at a few references.
That being said, and this being important to parent buyers, the game does a fantastic job at making sure the player does not need to know the source material to understand the level. For many young children who have not played Portal, the level is very straightforward: find the cake. The puzzles are slightly tailored to the actual puzzles in Portal, but the game doesn’t require the player to go ‘okay I know a portal must go here and momentum is conserved between portals…’; every mechanic in levels are centered around the toypad puzzles you have already done. This, to me, is especially important, as prior to playing the game I had not seen Ghostbusters. When playing the level, however, you again have a simple task: rescue the Ghostbusters from Zod. The rest of the level is puzzle solving. Any inappropriate elements are removed, meaning young children can also play this game, though I do recommend it for children 10 and up.
The last pro that I will mention is that the game is very expansive, meaning that the game lasts much more than just the campaign. With just the starter pack, after completing the game the child can explore 3 large dimensions that each have puzzles and mechanics to collect gold bricks (which they use to upgrade their vehicles). Buying just one more add on pack for 11 dollars can open up ANOTHER dimension to explore, meaning that one can easily continue to grow and build their collection even after completing the story.
CONS
That being said, the game does have some very noticeable cons. The first that I must bring up is the ‘toy to life’ concept of the game. The characters included in the starter pack have only the basic abilities needed to complete the game, with the Batmobile able to be upgraded to also complete tow bar and sonic puzzles. However, the game, like other Lego Games, has a minikit system that, upon getting all 10, unlocks a little game in a dimension. The problem with this, however, is that one can only attain 1-2 per level with the base characters. Other minikits require having the player buy other packs to get other abilities, with some abilities being only unique to 1 character. This, to one with low disposable income or not wanting to spend another 100 dollars, is a huge turn off. To those who wish to complete levels, this also creates some frustration. Right off the bat, in the very first level, one cannot collect 3 minikits without having the Ghostbuster’s level pack, as normal characters can’t go through ghost swarms. This, to my personal gameplay, was a massive pain.
Another massive issue that I bring up with this game is the price point. The game itself is very fun and exciting, but the sheer price of almost 80 dollars for the game is too much. By comparison, I could buy Skylanders, several characters, and even level packs for the same amount, and have much more gameplay. While some can find the game on sale, for those who buy this game direct from Lego, the price is very difficult to cope with, requiring one to shell out almost a hundred dollars for the game. That, however, does not also include buying other packs, which are also still overpriced even with the September price drop of 30%. I have bought most of my packs on clearance, and I am very satisfied with paying 5 dollars for Wonder Woman or Slimer, and gaining almost 8 abilities the base characters do not have.
*ADD-ONS*
As promised, I have included this section to talk about some of the add-ons to the game. The game is designed to have the player purchase additional packs of characters htat have different abilities, such as diving underwater or using Atlantis pools. One of the largest issues with these packs, besides the aforementioned price point, is that many abilities overlap, can be found in upgraded vehicles or are too exclusive. Two of the most common side abilities are Gold and Silver lego blowup. While neither comes with the starter pack, these can be found in many vehicles and characters, with the list being almost 30 long. Other abilites, such as Atlantis Pool, are ONLY found in Aquaman. While some of these can be extremely fun (such as the Suspend Ghosts or Dive), they often times require one to have many characters. For an example, I personally have collected a total of 15 characters, and still do not have the Atlantis Pool or Spinjitzu ability. Pole Twirl, a rare ability only needed many 5 times in game, only is unique to Legolas or Sensei Wu, while almost 10 characters are able to use the dive ability.
That being said, however, I would also like to mention that many of the packs do include fun and inspiring builds, and every character has a unique personality that is conveyed well through dialogue. Each character also has lines when they enter certain vehicles or gadgets, such as the Doctor yelling ‘I prefer cars called Bessie that come with a Brigader!’ when entering the Batmobile (a reference to the 4th doctor). The characters also have a fun ‘collect them all’ feel, and let one amass many figures that, ordinarily, lego would never release. The variety is also stunning, from the Simpsons to Portal 2 to Ghostbusters, there is no shortage in characters.
CLOSING REMARKS
If one would like to know my personal recommendations of the fun packs to buy, I recommend the following: Slimer (Ghostbusters), Jurassic World Team Pack (Jurassic World), Zane (Ninjago), Cyberman (Doctor Who), Ghostbusters Level Pack (Ghostbusters), and Unikitty (Lego Movie). These unlock most abilities and leave only Chi, Atlantis, Pole Vault, Drill and Spray abilities not unlocked (others can be unlocked through vehicle upgrading).
In short, I recommend this product to young adults and children. Thank you for your time, and I hope this lengthy review has helped you decide on whether or not to purchase this game. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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4.5 out of 5(2)
 
 
 
The Ghostbusters™ Level Pack
4.7 out of 5(7)
 
 
 
Zane Fun Pack
4 out of 5
(8)
 
 
 
Jurassic World™ Team Pack
4.6 out of 5(7)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Kentucky
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
20 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+11points
12of 13found this review helpful.
 
 Zane Fun Pack
Zane Fun Pack
Zane Fun Pack
 
Posted:January 12, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Edition to Lego Dimensions
" As a casual player of lego games, I myself want to buy the packs that give you the most abilities in the game. I also love Ninjago, and to see all the ninjago being made is awesome. However, there was the matter of which ninjago gave you the best ability.
Zane is that character. His x-ray abilities, dive, spinjitzu, and ice powers are perfect for solving puzzles. As the only fun pack I own, I have been able to get at least 12 minikits from across the levels just having him there. The spinjitzu is amazing for defeating enimes, and you can pick up almost 10 before throwing them. (Note: be careful using this. Sometimes, the enemy will freeze into a solid block instead of getting picked up. When this happens, you need a character like Kai to unfreeze them, or you have to awkardly push them over the edge of the platform you're on. This can get rather annoying at times).
The vehicle is useful for flying, and the third rebuild gives a gold brick destruction ability.
I have noticed that most people don't like the voice actors, but I myself, as a huge fan, find the voice actor to do a good job. It isn't the normal Zane, but I actually like the alternate voice.
Overall, if you want to buy any fun pack with lots of abilities, ninjago related and such, then this is the one for you! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
05 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
4of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Jungle Trap
Jungle Trap
Jungle Trap
 
Posted:April 15, 2015
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Age: 14-18 years old
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Small Ninjago Set
" Now, the first thing one has to realize is that at a set this scale, one must realize that this is meant to be for collecting or adding to a scene. And, in that respect, it is very good.
The small temple function is clever and looks nice, and hte nice green pieces are good to get. The blade trap is a little odd, as it gets stuck a lot, but it functions.
I got this set to get another cultist and Kai in his tournament robe. Neither disappoint me. The anacondrai cultist is nicely designed, and Kai is a good figure to get.
I would say pick it up. If you want a set for the figures and a nice jungle scene, this is really good. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 ElectroMech
ElectroMech
ElectroMech
 
Posted:April 15, 2015
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Another Decent Mech
" Ninjago seems to love doing mechs. We got a mech for Nya back in the Rise of the Snakes Line, one for Kai in the Stone Army, and another for Cole during the techno phase. One thing I always keep in mind is that if repetition is to be work, then it has to be slightly unique so that the gimmick doesn't wear out too fast.
Ninjago pulled it off with this mech. It feels like a combination of the past two mechs, making a good hybrid of Cole and Kai. The skinny arms are easily extended if one doesn't like them, and the stud shooters are well Incorporated. I suggest putting any extra amno on the bottom of that plate, as it makes it handy to get more.
The main body has a deccent function, though I admit I'd like it if you could activate them by turning the brown knobs easier. They tend to get stuck. I was a little worried about the piece on the back, the one allowing for the wings to come up, getting bent, but it held up well for me.
I admit my only real complaint with this one is that most mechs have a sword that they can use. While you could make the argument the jade blade it, it's really small. Now, if you take one of the pieces making up the wings from another set and put it on a lightsaber hilt, then it holds in really well and works as a really nice blade.
The minifigures are decent too. Jay is nice in his tournament robes, and the anacondrai figure is good. Though his weapon may be a little oversized, it works as a javelin. The little crossbow is a nice force multiplier, and I can will be using that design more often if I set up large battles.
Overall, good set with good value. The only thing holding it back for me is the odd knees, which are fine, but look weird in some poses, and the lack of a sword. Otherwise, pick this one up next time you see it. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
30 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 The Cave
The Cave
The Cave
 
Posted:January 10, 2015
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One Set Fulfilled Entire Series
" When I picked this set up, I was skeptical. The building actually seemed very small to me, as well as it looking a little strange. I play minecraft sometimes, and as such, I know a lot of things that had to go into the set. At my first glance, I was sure this was going to be a waste of money.
I was proved wrong. This set has a great value (250 pieces for $20), decent figures, good ratio of good guys and bad guys, and overall a very minecraft feel.
The figures are very nice. The spider is probably the best I have ever seen, and the zombie is a nice touch. Hpnestly, I think you could get this set and not have to get any other mobs. The Steve is decent as well.
The cave itself is scaled down, yet it is a good scale. It looks like an actual minecraft cave. The lava and water is a really good touch, as well as the chest. It overall seems to fit together really well.
I honestly say you get the entire package you need for minecraft in this one set. You get a pickaxe, mobs, Steve, almost one of every ore, grass, stone and a cave.
It was worth the money. It was an amazing purchase.
I recommend you buy it! "
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
50 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.