(Written by Nathan K. – ntk743)
Finally, I received Lloyd ZX’s Spinner! One of my great friends visited New York City a few weeks ago and went to one of the biggest Toys’R’Us Stores in the USA. He bought me Lloyd’s Spinner. I just got him about a week ago and I was so excited I thought to share a review with you! 😛
Within minutes Lloyd was built, the weapons were built, the spinner was set up and the cards were out. I first built Lloyd’s spinner, which of course wasn’t hard at all. I quickly realized that Lloyd’s Spinner was the most detailed Ninjago spinner ever! Most spinners just have the same pattern printed four times on the spinner itself, but Lloyd’s has four different patterns printed on the spinner, and on the spinner-crown. And of course, like all Spinjitzu spinners, this one spins great as well.
Lloyd, the famous Green Ninja, is an amazing minifigure with lots of great details. I love his Green Ninja suit with part of his neck showing at the top and the torso printed on both the front and the back. The minifigure was the whole point I got this set so of course he’s my favorite! His weapons are pretty cool as well. He comes with an original sword, a brown staff and his golden weapon. To tell you the truth, Lloyd’s golden weapon doesn’t spin well, it’s too big! 🙄
Unique Power Spinjitzu Game Card – Keep face-up. Discard if crown is removed. Add 100 SP to all four of your powers. Fire 300 SP, Ice 300 SP, Earth 300 SP, Lightning 300 SP. So basically this is one of the best cards, especially if you can use it with another character. However the only other characters with 1200 SP are Sensei Wu and Lord Garmadon.
Opposition Spinjitzu Game Card – If you have three face-up crown-cards, opponent loses all weapons. Fire 400 SP, Ice 400 SP, Lightning 400 SP, Earth 400 SP. This card doesn’t make much sense because Lloyd doesn’t come with three crown-cards. And if I take a crown-card from another spinner then I have five action-cards (Lloyd’s character-card doesn’t count as an action-card), which you can’t do. So maybe it’s a mistake; maybe LEGO designers only meant two face-up crown-cards. But even if it wasn’t a mistake I’m changing the rules to two face-up crown-cards anyway. 😉
Premonition Spinjitzu Game Card – Keep face-up. Discard if crown is removed. Opponent reveals all cards every time you win. This is a really cool card and helps a lot in a Spinjitzu game!
Roundhouse Kick! Spinjitsu Game Card – Set up the above. Each player spins twice. If you knock more cards down, reclaim lost weapon. Earth 200 SP. This is a great card, especially with the reclaim lost weapon part. Of course you wouldn’t play this unless you lost at least one weapon, but if you haven’t it is pretty pointless.
In summary I would say that Lloyd is an amazing character with great cards, a really nicely looking spinner and cool weapons! Before you go buy him though I would suggest you read the official description below:
LEGO Ninjago #9574 Lloyd ZX’s Spinner Description – Spin to victory against those slithery snakes with 4 battle cards and the LEGO Ninjago Lloyd ZX! 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 to influence the outcome. Set includes Lloyd minifigure, golden spinner, green spinner-crown, LEGO bricks, golden weapon, 2 regular weapons, character-card, and 4 battle-cards.
Since Lloyd ZX’s Spinner is so popular right now it’s almost impossible to find him locally. Toys’R’Us sells the set for a bit more over regular retail price, but this is one of the few places that may still have Lloyd in stock. You can also look at Wal-Mart and Target stores, although most of them are currently out. Online you can get Lloyd ZX at the Online LEGO Shop. Here is the direct link: Buy Lloyd ZX at the Online LEGO Shop
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