(Written by Geneva D. – gid617)
Exciting news for Ninjago fans! Finally, more details about the elusive Green Ninja! Although pictures of Lloyd’s spinner have been available for quite some time, I kept hoping to be able to see his character-card’s SP, and now I’ve found it!
I was actually hoping for a 300 Fire, 400 Lightning, 200 Ice, and 200 Earth powers (otherwise, no taking off your opponent’s Crown without adding more SP), but instead, his character-card is just like Sensei Wu’s and Lord Garmadon’s; 300 of each element. (SP refers to the amount of elemental power each card holds, and is indicated by the bars on the bottom left and top right of the Spinjitzu battle-cards, or the bottom and top right of the Spinjitzu character-cards - like Lloyd’s pictured here.)
The only one of Lloyd’s cards that I could find is Premonition (keep face-up, discard if Crown is removed; opponent reveals all cards every time you win). Sadly, and despite its Spinjitzu Power, it is no better than Sizzling Sphere (keep face-up, discard if Crown is removed; opponent plays with all cards face up – included with NRG Jay), in fact, it seems slightly worse. It’s also obvious that Lloyd cannot come with one card for each element (unlike the 2011 Sensei Wu Ninjago spinner). It would be really nice though if he came with all green (or power) cards, like the Premonition card!
Here is description for the #9574 LEGO NINJAGO Lloyd ZX spinner set: Spin your way to victory against the forces of evil! Lloyd ZX is the legendary Green Ninja, destined to win the great battle between good and evil and bring peace once again to the land of Ninjago. But before he can fulfill his destiny, his fellow ninja must help him master the art of Spinjitzu and defeat the evil Serpentine snake-tribes! Use the 4 battle-cards included in the set to influence the outcome! Includes: Lloyd ZX minifigure, gold spinner, green Crown, transparent LEGO lift-brick, golden weapon, 2 regular weapons, character-card and 4 battle-cards. 23 pieces.
Both Lloyd and his spinner look good with the pieces from the #9557 LEGO Ninjago Lizaru booster-pack, since the different shades of green go really well together.
As a note, Lloyd is still short in the TV show, even though he is tall (regular minifigure size) in his spinner. Not only that, but he does not use the shoulder-armor, unlike the other ninja. However, it seems like he learns Spinjitzu in the new episode of Ninjago Rise of the Snakes called Pirates vs. Ninja, and it’s likely that he will grow taller by September. Even Lord Garmadon has been forced to admit that he has grown stronger!
So, how do you like the new Ninjago Lloyd ZX’s spinner? Do you like his SP the way it is? Or would you prefer a different order? Will Lloyd be taller by September in the TV show? What do you think? Have fun discussing in the comment section below!
You may also want to head over to the LEGO Ninjago Section for news and discussions, or check out the latest Ninjago posts:
- 2012 LEGO Ninjago – Season 3 Trailer
- NINJAGO Season One DVD Now Available!
- LEGO Ninjago – September Spinners!
- Playing Ninjago Spinjitzu – Part 1: Essentials
- Playing Ninjago Spinjitzu – Part 2: Cards
- Playing Ninjago Spinjitzu – Part 3: Weapons