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LEGO NINJAGO Ultra Sonic Raider Review

(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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  • ntk743 August 14, 2012, 10:18 AM

    I also have my own Ninjago site with many more set reviews great contests and much more! All about LEGO Ninjago!
    ninjaofninjago.wordpress.com

  • DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) August 14, 2012, 11:07 AM

    that is so cool!

  • Micho August 14, 2012, 12:03 PM

    OMG!!! Nothing to do with Ninjago but I have great news for me!!! LOL…

    I just placed a bricklink order for the POTC Captain’s Cabin… that my friends completes my collection for the whole POTC theme, after 21 years of buying LEGO, and going through the dark ages, I have completed my first collection of a whole theme, this for me is monumental!!! And I gotta say this blog has been my fuel and inspiration in keeping me inspired, excited and a little addicted as well LOL.

  • DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) August 14, 2012, 1:39 PM

    WHAT youre so lucky micho! my uncles got those sets when they were young still have pirates and cannons and sharks and ships! oh and i have the monkey! :mrgreen:

  • Micho August 14, 2012, 1:55 PM

    Oh, but the only theme i completed was Pirates of the Caribbean, not the Pirates I and II… I wish!!! =D… but I do have a lot of the Pirates I wave except for the big ships and Soldier?armada?imperial guard forts.

  • admin August 14, 2012, 2:11 PM

    Micho, that is awesome! Pirates of the Caribbean is a very-very nice line! The sets are great, especially the ships, and the minifigs are really sweet! Have fun building and displaying them! Just watch out for those pirates! 😉

  • gid617 August 14, 2012, 4:21 PM

    Wow! Awesome! 😉 😆 Congratulations!

  • KING_BOO_XDDX August 14, 2012, 6:17 PM

    cool set congratulations micho

  • Micho August 14, 2012, 6:35 PM

    Thank you King Boo 😀

  • Dude August 15, 2012, 9:59 AM

    don’t want to burst anyones bubble but i was at the lego store a week or two aago and they said that potc was going out and also harry potter sry to be the bad news giver

  • Micho August 15, 2012, 11:25 AM

    Thanks Anna, yeah the minifigs are my favorite… Specially Phillip Swift, Syrena, Angelica, Davy Jones, Maccus and the 3 different Barbosas… I have so many Jack Sparrows and Zombies though… bricklink??? I think so =D

  • Micho August 15, 2012, 11:26 AM

    Thank you gid

  • Micho August 15, 2012, 11:27 AM

    hey Dude, yeah they told me the same thing about two months ago, so that’s why I stepped up my hunting skills, I had to resort to bricklink for my last set, but i did get a good deal on it, so I’m happy

  • admin August 15, 2012, 12:43 PM

    Micho, if you want to get rid of your Jack Sparrows and zombies both BrickLink or eBay could be a good option. I would do a quick search and see what are the going prices (actual sales, not current listings). Don’t forget to take into consideration fees. BrickLink has a flat seller fee of 3% on the items only, plus about the same goes to Paypal. eBay fees are much higher, so you need to be aware of what they come to.

    Another option would be to just keep your minifigs and add a bit of variety by changing their face, etc. to make more pirates. 😉

  • 4 Headed Dragon August 15, 2012, 2:40 PM

    Guys!!! Just found a vid of Lloyd ZX’s spinner!!! And it shows the cards!!!

  • 4 Headed Dragon August 15, 2012, 2:41 PM
  • kai pwr inferno August 15, 2012, 3:04 PM

    I love ultra sonic raider I’m so getting that. :mrgreen:

  • Micho August 15, 2012, 3:21 PM

    I do have an ebay store, but I think the best thing to do right now would be to hold on to those figures for about 5 years and then sell them, the collector value should go up specially for those licensed characters.

  • ntk743 August 15, 2012, 4:40 PM

    It is a wonderful set! 😉

  • Garmadon August 15, 2012, 4:46 PM

    Thanks a lot!! 😀

  • NRG PYTHOR { the mysteries of the orient are no mysteries to me} August 15, 2012, 6:10 PM

    Even though i got this 2 months ago, i agree with everything ntk743 said. I sucks that u didnt get theminifigs though. They r AWSOME!

  • NRG PYTHOR { the mysteries of the orient are no mysteries to me} August 15, 2012, 6:13 PM

    Also, if u remove the shoulder armour from the ninja and remove the brown piece in the back of the cockpit, u can fit 2 minifigs in 1 cockpit!

  • admin August 15, 2012, 6:40 PM

    Micho, I agree. If you don’t need to sell now just hold on to them and keep them in good condition. 😉

  • Kai PWR Inferno August 16, 2012, 3:15 AM

    I was watching a long review and he said it comes with two golden dragon swords.

  • nrg kai August 16, 2012, 9:07 AM

    me too!
    but, it is kind of lame because a different website created it for me without even asking me should the create it or not.

    If you have any comments, follow me on twitter.
    My twitter name is adityatejaswi

  • ben (ninja of invisibility) August 16, 2012, 12:56 PM

    I got that same set for my BDay!

  • Kai PWR Inferno August 17, 2012, 3:32 AM

    Did it come with two golden dragon swords?

  • ntk743 August 26, 2012, 10:04 AM

    Brand new easy Contest today! Ninja of Ninjago site! Contest #7 everyone should enter! 😀

  • ben (blue ninja of invisibility) September 2, 2012, 10:35 AM

    Artifexcreation built the blades wrong!

  • ihatesnakes January 13, 2013, 7:50 PM

    i have it.u know the back transparent head light thing?every time i touch the ultra sonic raider it falls off.

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