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2016 LEGO Elves dragon sets review

by admin on March 27, 2016

in LEGO Elves

LEGO Elves is not just a great theme with a magical storyline, but it also got some of the most beautiful LEGO sets ever released. With their pleasing design, lovely color-scheme, and many interesting elements, LEGO Elves captured the attention of young and old LEGO fans alike. And in the recently released third wave of LEGO Elves sets, we get introduced to dragons! These are not the scary dragons of the old LEGO Castle and LEGO Vikings sets, or the large and intimidating dragons from LEGO Ninjago. LEGO Elves dragons are all friendly, chubby and cute, and the baby dragons are even cuter. Below we will take a look at the six new sets. 🙂

LEGO Elves Dragons Sets Review

#41171 LEGO ELVES EMILY JONES & THE BABY WIND DRAGON: This is the smallest set in this wave, with Emily Jones wearing a new outfit and carrying a picnic-basket with a chocolate bar (printed piece), a large translucent-purple dragon egg with baby wind dragon Fledge, and a bit of scenery that reminds me quite a bit of the previously released #41076 LEGO Elves Farran and the Crystal Hollow set. While this set is not the most interesting or impressive, it is still very sweet, and if you plan to collect all the baby dragons you do need to get it for Fledge, the baby wind dragon. Here is the official description: Help Emily Jones teach Fledge to fly! Join Emily Jones as she searches for dragon cherries in Elvendale. Look up in the tree; a beautiful, sparkling dragon egg has hatched! Help her get the baby wind dragon out of the egg with some chocolate. Use the wobbling stepping stone to teach Fledge how to fly back up to the moss nest! Includes an Emily Jones mini-doll figure, plus Fledge the baby wind dragon. 80 pieces. Price: $9.99 – BUY HERE

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#41172 LEGO ELVES THE WATER DRAGON ADVENTURE: The main feature of this set is of course the beautiful water dragon. I really like how LEGO designers mixed a brick-built body and tail with a moulded head and wings. This will allow further customization, while retaining the beautiful features of the dragon. Here is the official description: Fly with Naida and Merina to discover new parts of Elvendale! Help Naida Riverheart the water elf, hold on tight as Merina the water dragon, flies around Elvendale in search of new and interesting places! Explore the waterfall while Naida feeds Merina by using her magic water powers to toss food to the dragon. Discover hidden treasures in the magic waterfall, and help Naida brush her hair and try out the other magical beauty accessories before the next adventure! Includes a Naida Riverheart mini-doll figure plus Merina the water dragon. 212 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

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#41173 LEGO ELVES ELVENDALE SCHOOL OF DRAGONS: I didn’t know dragons went to school, but I guess every species has to teach their children. The set introduces a new elf character, Tidus Stormsurfer, who is the dragon trainer. The azure hair piece with dark skin doesn’t look like the best combination to me, but elves can look quite unusual. What is definitely awesome though is the new hourglass piece Tidus is holding! I think it would have been better if this set includes at least two baby dragons, but I guess LEGO wanted to capitalize on spreading them around in the various sets. Here is the official description: Ring the bell, it’s time for Dragon School! Work with Tidus Stormsurfer the Dragon Trainer to train Miku the baby dragon, to improve her flying! Ring the bell and start school with some flying lessons at the blackboard. Help Miku climb the tree during the break, and then time her with the hourglass as she flies down the zip line. Use the cookie shooter to encourage her to fly further. After practice, it’s time to take a well-deserved nap! Includes a Tidus Stormsurfer the Dragon Trainer mini-doll figure, plus Miku the baby dragon. 230 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

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#41174 LEGO ELVES THE STARLIGHT INN: I love the color combination of this set! It’s so forest-y with lots of great pieces and a pleasing design. Also, it includes my favorite new elf character, Sira Copperbranch. There is also a translucent-orange dragon egg, with baby fire dragon Spark. Here is the official description: Make a stop on the journey and have a sleepover at the Starlight Inn! Travel with Azari Firedancer the fire elf, and Spark the baby fire dragon, to the Starlight Inn! Meet Sira Copperbranch the Sky Captain, who takes care of the Inn, and take a tour inside. Set up Spark’s egg in the cellar before you have some tea and learn more about the Inn and the Sky Captain. Tuck Spark in his egg then sleep well so you’re ready for more adventures in Elvendale! Includes Sira Copperbranch the Sky Captain and Azari Firedancer mini-doll figures, plus Spark the baby fire dragon. 343 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

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#41175 LEGO ELVES FIRE DRAGON’S LAVE CAVE: This set contains the second large dragon, this time in orange and pink to represent fire. Notice how the body, legs and tail is built slightly differently than the water dragon. This set is also noteworthy because it introduces the first sinister element to the beautiful land of the elves, in the form of the poisoned Shadow Fountain. Foretelling the darker and more conflict-based sets that will be coming later this year. Here is the official description: Have a campfire at the Lava Cave with Zonya the fire dragon! Join Emily Jones and Azari Firedancer the fire elf, as they explore the Lava Cave! Meet Zonya the fire dragon, then enter the Lava Cave with the use of Azari’s magic fire powers. Discover the secret map and roast a marshmallow around the campfire. Spend the night tucked into the warm and cozy moss beds in the cave, and in the morning join Emily and Azari on Zonya’s back for an epic flight! Includes Emily Jones and Azari Firedancer mini-doll figures, plus Zonya the fire dragon. 441 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE

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#41176 LEGO ELVES THE SECRET MARKET PLACE: This is the largest in the third wave of LEGO Elves sets, and it includes the third large dragon in green. The marketplace itself is very fun. It is run by animals, and it includes a goldsmith’s shop, a marketplace, a post office, and a library. The layout is very customizable with modular elements, so you can configure it in various ways. This set would look perfect together with the #41074 LEGO Elves Azari’s Magical Bakery, and the #41174 LEGO Elves The Starlight Inn to form an entire enchanted and magical village! Here is the official description: Find the Secret Market Place with its enchanting residents! Join Farran Leafshade the earth elf, and Aira Windwhistler the wind elf, as they find the Secret Market Place, run entirely by animals! Meet Thorne the earth dragon and feed him pumpkins. Visit Owlyver the post owl at the post office and watch Flamy the goldsmith at work. Search through the library with Aira then help Farran use his magic earth powers to reveal the Book of Dragons’ hiding place! Includes Farran Leafshade and Aira Windwhistler mini-dolls, plus Flamy, Owlyver and Thorne the earth dragon. 691 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

As you can see, the LEGO Elves theme continues with some really great sets. I don’t think you would be disappointed with any of them. If you want to get any of the baby dragons or the large dragons, or collect them all, you have plenty of choices. In the video-playlist above I have included for you the trailer for the second LEGO Elves film introducing the story of the dragons, as well as reviews of the new sets. If you are interested to get them, they are available under the LEGO Elves section of the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Elves sets? Do you have any of them already? And what do you think of the dragons? Are you planning to collect them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Su March 27, 2016 at 10:43 AM

This blog is perfectly timed for me. I came by to read your info about the dragon sets, as my daughter just got a couple in her Easter basket this morning and wanted to know when the others would be available. She’s 13 and ABSOLUTELY loves these sets. Your impression is spot on. Not only are the dragons wonderful (and the babies adorable), the sets are simply gorgeous. As a profound Legophile myself, I am very much enjoying these sets with her. The elements are gorgeous, and I love all of the new uses for translucent pieces. Well played, Lego. Very well played.

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admin March 27, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Su, I’m glad to hear both you and your daughter enjoy the sets. Look out for more coming this summer, with more dragons. 😉

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Claudia March 27, 2016 at 1:45 PM

OMG OMG OMG DRAGONS!!!

I’m 36 year old woman, and I ADORE these sets. Hands down the best Lego has done in a while.

Thanks for the reviews!

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admin March 27, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Claudia, I totally agree; some of the best sets ever done by LEGO. 😀

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Håkan March 27, 2016 at 9:19 PM

Hmmm, “Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle” looks kind of evil, with a shape and color scheme inspired by Maleficent from Cinderella. Will Elves be the first conflict-based girl’s theme?

(German blog, “zusammengebaut” literally means “built together”.)

http://zusammengebaut.com/toy-fair-2016-new-lego-elves-sets-the-dragons-are-coming-4425/

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admin March 27, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Yes, those are the summer sets I was referring to. And yes, Elves will the first to introduce darkness. Quite risky in my opinion, and I’m definitely curious of how they will be received.

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Håkan March 28, 2016 at 7:42 AM

Hmmm, there were witches and princesses in some old Belville sets, I realize, although the witches never really got a castle… (There’s a queen in 5826 looking fairly ominous, as well…)

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admin March 28, 2016 at 9:58 AM

LOL! Yeah, she does look like she might be able to turn someone into a frog or something. 😈

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Håkan March 28, 2016 at 10:43 AM

There’s a trans-green frog by the mirror, even…

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admin March 28, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Okay, now I’m scared. 🙄

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Ray March 28, 2016 at 6:23 PM

The storyline has an antagonist this time, and the dragons have real wings rather than the hollow brick-built wings that most of the Ninjago dragons have. (Though I am digging the recent Ninjago dragons that use cloth for the wings.)

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dragon May 5, 2017 at 5:09 PM

i need the baby dragons fledge miku and spark but they are from retired products they are the only dragons that i cant get for my collection where can i get them that is less expensive and ships to canada?????

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admin May 5, 2017 at 9:04 PM

You can get Miku from a large number of sellers on BrickLink, including stores from Canada. Miku only cost a couple of dollars. Here are the listings: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=26090pb01&colorID=156

Spark is a little harder to get, but there is at least one seller in Canada who has some. Here are the listings: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=26090pb03#T=C&C=110

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