(Written by Nathan K. – ntk743)
I recently received the #9449 LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider. I bought it on eBay without the minifigures and the box for only $40 (instead of the regular price of $80). Sometimes when you need to make sacrifices and save money, eBay can be a good option.
I was trying to decide between the #9448 LEGO Ninjago Samurai Mech, and the Ultra Sonic Raider. (Check out: LEGO Ninjago Samurai Mech Review) It was a difficult decision to make, but after lots of thought I decided that the Ultra Sonic Raider was a much better deal, so I got that one.
Then came the complicated and exciting part: building it the Ultra Sonic Raider! The set includes 622 pieces, six minifigures, the instruction manual and all four golden weapons of Spinjitzu! Here is a great stop-motion video-review of the Ultra Sonic Raider:
Here is the official description of the Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider: In the amazing Ultra Sonic Raider, the Spinjitzu masters spot supreme leader Pythor and his protector Spitta, soldier of the Venomari tribe, taking off with the Fangpyre fang blade. Chase them across everything with the all-terrain tracks or detach the flying vehicle, extend the golden blade wings and take the battle to the skies! If all else fails, crank up the huge speaker cannons and tame the snakes with some ancient snake-music. Don’t let them get away! Includes 6 minifigures: Cole ZX, Jay ZX, Kai ZX, Zane ZX, Pythor and Spitta. Set includes Ultra Sonic Raider, Fangpyre fang-blade with red anti-venom capsule, 4 golden weapons and 5 regular weapons.
- Includes 6 minifigures: Cole ZX, Jay ZX, Kai ZX, Zane ZX, Pythor and Spitta
- Features detachable flying vehicle, extendable ninja blade wings, speaker cannons, opening cockpits, working treads and wheel, front suspension and 2 golden flick-missiles
- Also includes Fangpyre fang-blade with red anti-venom capsule, all 4 golden Spinjitzu weapons and 5 regular weapons
- Separate the flying vehicle and take to the skies!
- Load up all 4 Spinjitzu masters!
- Throw the snakes into the mobile prison!
- Measures over 12″ (32cm) long, 12″ (32cm) wide and 4″ (10cm) tall
As I have mentioned, I didn’t get the minifigures, but my favorite is Pythor – he is exclusive to this set. Although it seems to me that his mouth is a little too big for his head!
The Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider can be separated into two parts; there is the base with the all-terrain tracks and wheels, and there is a removable flying vehicle, which I call it the Ultra Sonic Plane.
The base of the Ultra Sonic Raider is a bit smaller than you would think, but not by much! It has some cool and rare pieces: the gigantic tires at the back! They are really huge! I should also mention that the two large treads in the front can move up and down, depending on the surface of the ground. I think that is very awesome feature!
It’s also cool that the four weapons of Spinjitzu can fit in the front of the Ultra Sonic Raider! There is one piece that doesn’t like to stay on and keeps falling off: the piece on the side which holds the daggers and the missiles.
There are many more features to the Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider, but I can’t list them all! I would totally recommend this set to any Ninjago fan! It is a fun building experience and full of play features and special parts! If you get this amazing set you will discover all the various ways to maneuver it! Here is a picture of my Ultra Sonic Raider:
If you would like to get the Ninjago Ultra Sonic raider, I recommend that you get it either at the Online LEGO Shop for $79.99 or at Amazon.com for $76.70. You can get it at Toys’R'Us too, but the price is $89.99, so I would just go with Amazon, as they also offer free shipping.
I hope you found this review helpful. Let me know what you think, or if you have any questions. I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my fourth post here at TBB. You can read my previous articles below, or head over to the LEGO Ninjago section for more news, reviews and discussions:
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