One of the most exciting LEGO sets of the year that we have been waiting for is the #70751 LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu. It is going to be physically unveiled tomorrow at the San Diego Comic-Con, but we can already feast our eyes on pictures of this ultimate set for LEGO Ninjago fans. Below is the press-release, designer-video, pictures, and other details. 🙂
#70751 LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu description: Join the Ninja at the beautiful Temple of Airjitzu! Enjoy the ultimate LEGO NINJAGO building experience as you construct the majestic Temple of Airjitzu and surrounding village! The highly detailed Temple building has many delightful architectural features including Oriental–style decorated windows and sliding doors. The intricate wooden-frame-style walls of the nearby Blacksmiths and beautiful curved roofs of the Smugglers Market will also test your LEGO building skills. And with every Ninja included in one set for the first time, plus loads of other key characters, you can role-play all your favorite NINJAGO adventures. Take tea in the reception area of the Temple, practice your Ninja moves in the training room or join Wu in his study to read or paint. Discover the Ninja glider upstairs at the Blacksmith’s workshop, cross the bridge guarded by the stone dragons and seek out hidden treasure at the Smugglers’ Market. Then turn off the lights in your room to watch the Temple’s illuminated spinning shadow theater!
- Includes 12 minifigures with assorted weapons: Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Nya, Wu, Misako, Dareth, Postman, Jesper and Claire.
- Village features the Temple of Airjitzu, Blacksmith’s workshop and Smugglers’ Market connected by paths, steps and bridge with 2 stone-style dragons on either side, plus a statue of Sensei Yang and grass stalk elements.
- Temple of Airjitzu features transparent plastic windows with new Oriental-style decoration and sliding doors, reception area with a geometric floor carpet, table, teapot and bowl, shadow theater with a light brick and spinning elements, Ninja training room with weapon holders, 2 Ninja swords, Ninja bow and a practice target, Wu’s study with 3 books and art canvas elements, and an attic with storage box for Cole’s stuff.
- Blacksmith’s workshop features wooden-frame-style walls, opening door, sign with anvil and hammer image, realistic interior with anvil, hammer and other assorted tool elements, upper floor with Ninja glider relic with detachable spear elements, rat element in the attic, 2 trees outside with fallen leaves on the roof and grass stalk elements.
- Smugglers’ Market features curved Oriental-style roof, golden Oriental details, 2 hidden treasure chests filled with assorted golden weapon elements, sign with bread image, sign with fish image, plus assorted elements including: 2 Ninjago trading cards in a sack, barrel with 2 fish, 2 fishing rods, food and grass stalk elements.
- Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole and Nya minifigures all come in new black Ninja outfits.
- Misako, Dareth and Postman minifigures are new to LEGO NINJAGO sets.
- New Wu minifigure outfit.
- Drink tea, train to be a Ninja and study with Wu at the Temple!
- Find the Ninja glider at the Blacksmith’s workshop.
- Seek hidden treasure chests at the Smugglers’ Market!
- Put on a show for your friends with the illuminated spinning shadow theater!
- Recreate your favorite scenes from the NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show.
- Village measures over 16” (42cm) high, 20” (52cm) wide and 13” (35cm) deep.
- Temple of Airjitzu measures over 16” (42cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 7” (19cm) deep.
- Blacksmith’s workshop measures over 5” (15cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
- Smugglers’ Market measures over 5” (14cm) high, 5” (14cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
- Recommended age: 14+
- Total piece-count: 2,028 pieces
I have to say that this set is just gorgeous. The amount of detail reminds me of the intricate dioramas that you see displayed by the LEGO fan community at various LEGO conventions. It is also reminiscent of the #10193 LEGO Castle Medieval Market Village set. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the two sets would look really good together – maybe with a little modification to blend the different styles. And that working cinema is just brilliant! And it looks like the instruction booklet is going to be beautiful too!
The #70751 LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu is going to be available directly from LEGO in September 2015, with early access to LEGO VIP members beginning on August 18th. If you are interested in this set I highly recommend getting it during the VIP early access period, as it will be likely on backorder by the time it becomes available to the general public. The price of the set is as follows: US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). Although the set can’t be purchased until the above dates, it is already listed with more pictures and details under the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu set? Are you excited about it? Planning to get it as soon as it gets released? Or save up for it and get it later? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below. 😉
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Oh my… Brick. It’s beautiful! And massive! Look at all the ninjas! I haven’t watched any of the seasons after the kimono suit one but I still love ninjago. Actually got out my spinners the other day and played with my little brother. Ah… I really wish they would make more spinner sets. Air hitch doesn’t look as fun cause you can’t battle. Oh well. NINJA…. Gooooo!
My eyes…it’s so beautiful. It definitely reminds me of MMV. This set is a must for me. My brother’s gonna be so jealous because I’m not even a Ninjago fan and I’ll have all the best mini figures 😀 . The price is good too, but that’s typical for something of this caliber. I love the colors…
Ok. That’s stunning. Might be my first set of 2015 release that I actually buy…
I’ve never been interested in the Ninjago until today. This set is a looker for sure. Makes me want to buy it just for the stylized Japanese architecture alone.
IM SAVING UP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😯
This is an absolutely fantastic set, that large red building is gorgeous and all the details are great. If only it were 50 bucks cheaper! Lots of neat new pieces too… olive green stalks, orange leaves…
Lovely, but expensive, I hope I can get it but… whew! Not sure I can fork out that much money!
This might just be my first Ninjago set. Such a nice oriental look, and that shadow cinema. I hear my wallet crying faintly in my pocket. And I won’t even mention all the nice techniques that this will have.
Impressive. I could say so much about this, but I will refrain from that. 😉
First off, the minifigs are great, particularly Misako’s and Dareth’s appearance. However, Misako lacks the two-colored hair (I think), and Dareth’s face is just… not Dareth-like. I doesn’t look like him. 😕 And are Claire and Jesper actually in the episodes, or are they a completely random inclusion here? The mailman is nice, though, since he’s in the episodes a lot.
Moving on, my biggest problem with the set is: what is it? I get that it’s designed to be Yang’s temple, but why is it in a village? I thought it was among ruins of the Haunted Hill. It looks good, though; I see Rings, chickens, mini-dinos, nano-figs, those gold arms below the roof on the “Smuggler’s shop” (possibly new); the Yang statue almost looks to be Silver Metallic. All around nice parts. 😀
I also like the map in the instructions, it’s about time we get a good one. Now make a copy and guess where all the major places are. 😉
Lastly, there’s a rapid shooter that shoots fireworks with the set too, which is a nice extra play feature. You can see an image of it on Brickset. 🙂
So, that “cinema” is constructed by having a light source as backdrop on nanofigs?
That actually sounds similar to real historical entertainment in Asia. But they didn’t use three-dimensional puppets but two-dimensional figures made out of paper and cloth which were controlled by strings and sticks, IIRC…
Or if it’s spinning, it might be more similar to proto-animation devices such as the zoetrope.
Ok, I have a problem, I just got THE BATTLE FOR NINJAGO CITY ( for sale) and also got an older set EPIC DRAGON BATTLE set. So, not only are there new sets coming on august 1st but, now their is a newer set coming later on. I could play the hunting game and see if I can get it soon or I’ll what for Christmas and get it then. What to do? I like the new sets that are coming out in early august ( the city stiix, morro dragon and a couple others ) To many choices .” wisdom does not work well with addiction”.
Yeah, this is certainly going to be a problem for a lot of people as Ninjago is coming out with a very strong wave in August, and then there is this gorgeous temple too. I think the only solution is to win the lottery. 🙄
I’m going to buy at lease two of these in about….5 of my heart beats ( my heart beats are a bit longer than your guys’ because I don’t have a pulmonary artery valve so 50% of my blood goes back in) one set for me, myself, and to review, and the second for selling for about $1000 in 3 years. lol 😉
This looks like a really fantastic set. I love the look of it and the traditional design. This is what I really wanted Ninjago to be from the start, without the robots, jet planes and tanks.
Superb set, I must say, excellent architectural details are all over and of course the minifigs look great as well! Looks like an awesome parts pack as well! I do wish it could have been a bit cheaper though…
:O Wow, just wow… I’d love to be able to get this set but 1) I have literally NOWHERE to put it and 2) it costs too much £170 is quite a lot! Though I could afford it with my own money (I’m quite a rich kid :P) I don’t see how I would even fit it. Plus, I’m getting LEGO Dimensions…
P.S.- That blacksmith’s roof… :O 😀
I’m gonna get it right away. The worst part, in my opinion, is the lack of ghosts and other antagonists. It’s the only reason I’m going to get other sets that come out on the first.
I think with this set LEGO wanted to appeal not just to Ninjago fans, but also fans of the traditional Ninja theme – thus the lack of ghosts or other fantasy features.