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The LEGO Ninjago Movie mechs review

by admin on September 23, 2017

in LEGO Ninjago

With the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie this weekend, let’s continue looking at all the new sets related to the film. You will find links to previous reviews at the end of this post, and today we will examine some of the most awesome sets in the collection; the ones with the mechs! There is no other LEGO theme that includes so many amazing robotic vehicles all at once, unless you want to count the old LEGO Exo-Force theme. 🙂

The LEGO Ninjago Movie collection include mechs that look like animals, birds, giant walking robots, and even a shark! The collection is like a feast for those who love to build robotic vehicles of every shape and style! And they are also an excellent study for those who would like to learn how to build them. There is a mech for everyone here!

As there are so many mechs in The LEGO Ninjago Movie collection, in this overall review we will only look at each of them briefly to highlight their special features. I will also include video-reviews of the sets by JANGBRiCKS, so you can check them out in more detail.

#70611 LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE WATER STRIDER: What I like most about this set is how large and intimidating it is, and how well it matches the LEGO Ultra Agents vehicles. Very sturdy too! Here is the official description: Launch into battle against the shark army and pretend to walk on water and climb walls with this awesome mech. The Water Strider features a 360-degree rotating minifigure cockpit, 6-stud rapid shooter and 4 posable legs and feet to create powerful battle poses. Includes 4 minifigures: Nya, Kai, Puffer and Shark Army Thug. Water Strider measures over 7” (18cm) high, 11” (30cm) long and 11” (30cm) wide. 494 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE

#70612 LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE GREEN NINJA DRAGON: It seems like LEGO designers are really fond of dragons, because they include dragons in so many LEGO themes; the old LEGO Vikings line, LEGO Castle, LEGO Elves, and of course LEGO Ninjago. This two-feet-long dragon is a beautiful representation of the evolution of LEGO dragons in both building techniques and style. While this is technically a mech, it could very well pass for a real dragon. Here is the official description: Outwit The Green Ninja’s evil father Garmadon with this mighty mech. The Green Ninja Mech Dragon features articulated snapping jaws, a fully posable body, wheel-activated swooshing tail, 2 leg-mounted stud shooters and 2 hidden pop-out thrusters. Includes 4 minifigures: The Green Ninja, Wu, Garmadon and Charlie. Green Ninja Mech Dragon measures over 5” (13cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide. 544 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

#70613 LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE GARMA MECHA MAN: So big, so dark, so many sharp teeth! The shape of this massive mech is kind of a combination of a shark and Garmadon himself. If you like evil mechs, this is the ultimate badguy machine! Here is the official description: Help Lloyd protect civilian Pat from attack by Garma Mecha Man with this awesome set. This huge and highly posable mech features an opening minifigure cockpit for Garmadon, spring-loaded shark blaster, ammo belt and a fish tank. Includes 4 minifigures: Garmadon, Great White, Lloyd and Pat. Garma Mecha Man measures over 11” (30cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide. 747 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

#70614 LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE LIGHTNING JET: In contrast to the previous mech this one light and fast, like a bird! And while it looks fragile, it is actually quite sturdy and can be maneuvered by a very handy hidden handle. Here is the official description: Save Ed and Edna from the shark army’s crab with Jay’s Lightning Jet in this thrilling set. The jet has a handle for easy pick-up-and-play and maximum swooshability, plus an opening minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooter and trigger-activated rotating electro-disc. The crab features posable legs, a snapping pincer and 6-stud rapid shooter. Includes 6 minifigures: Jay, Ed, Edna, Crusty, Jelly and Shark Army Thug. Lightning Jet measures over 7” (20cm) high, 17” (44cm) long and 11” (30cm) wide. 876 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

#70615 LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE FIRE MECH: This set reminds me so much of the old LEGO Exo-Force mechs, and it is my personal favorite. It is actually much larger you might expect; 14 inches tall! The construction is very stable, but this also means that the knee joints don’t bend. I don’t mind this at all, but some LEGO fans do. Here is the official description: Get set for sizzling battle action with this huge and highly posable mech. The Fire Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit, 2 shoulder disc shooters and 2 arms with non-shooting fire blasters. Includes 6 minifigures: Kai, Zane, Lauren, Henry, Hammer Head and Jelly. Fire Mech measures over 14” (36cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide. 944 pieces. Price: $69.99 – BUY HERE

#70616 LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE ICE TANK: When I first saw this set it reminded me of the Star Wars Star Destroyers, and it also looks like an icicle. Whatever it is, is certainly an interesting shape, and it also comes with some unique play-features, which you can see in the video-review below. Here is the official description: Help Zane save Patty Keys and Torben from the shark soldiers with this action-packed set. This cool vehicle features an opening minifigure cockpit, big tracks, ice cannon with 6-stud rapid shooter, and a rotating ice container. Includes 5 minifigures: Zane, Shark Army Thug, Angler, Patty Keys and Torben. Ice Tank measures over 8” (21cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 9” (23cm) wide. 914 pieces. Price: $79.99 – BUY HERE

The video-player below includes reviews of all six mechs by JANGBRiCKS. He will show you all the play-featured, minifigures, and other details of each set. You can use the drop-down list in the upper left corner to select the review you would like to watch, or you can just let them play one after another. Each review is about 10 minutes long.

As you can see, there is a mech here for every taste and style, and as I mentioned at the beginning, they are also great study material for mech builders. They are all excellent designs, but very different, so I would suggest that you go with the one you like the most. You can’t really go wrong with any of them, especially with such unusually low prices! All the sets are listed under The LEGO Ninjago Movie section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like The LEGO Ninjago Movie mechs? Did you build any of them already? Which one is your favorite? And how do you think they compare to the movie version? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Legostuff71 September 23, 2017 at 1:17 PM

There’s an idea, combine Ultra agents and NINJAGO . I’m in. I have the main bad guy from Ultra Agents and he can bring thing in from other dimensions ( like old enemies from the past). With the Ultra Agent ‘s ship HQ that would fit in perfectly.

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admin September 23, 2017 at 8:38 PM

Yes! I’m in too! 😀

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Håkan September 23, 2017 at 5:05 PM

These mechs are pretty cool, albeit probably a bit out of my budget.

The sets seem actually more interesting to me than the movie.

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admin September 23, 2017 at 8:39 PM

Yeah, they are definitely fun builds. We haven’t had such a mech-heavy theme for a long time! 😀

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Sith015 September 23, 2017 at 8:54 PM

I’m having trouble deciding which mech to get. Help?

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Håkan September 24, 2017 at 5:37 AM

Hmmm, 70613 and 70615 seem pretty equal, and it might depend some on if you prefer the black or red color scheme.

70632 is a more inspiring build, but might perhaps be worse balanced, and 70611 is smaller, based on a completely different idea.

Otherwise, 70626 seems pretty cool, outside the movie.

(All set numbers could be searched for on Brickset.)

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Legostuff71 September 23, 2017 at 10:23 PM

I Would start off with the cheapest one ( there all great) this way if it turns out you are not happy with it, at least you didn’t put a lot of money in it . I usually go on Jangbricks and watch the reviews . That’s how I make my decision. I just picked up the Water straighter.

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PrashBricks III September 24, 2017 at 5:40 AM

What does lego have with sand green all of a sudden??

This dragon, the old fishing store, the lego ninjago city, etc., etc.

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admin September 24, 2017 at 12:17 PM

They know we love sand-green! 😀

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BigShawn September 24, 2017 at 1:03 PM

So did you guys see the movie yet? I’m curious how the mechs compare to the movie versions.

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Håkan September 24, 2017 at 4:55 PM

My impression is that the movie and the sets have been developed pretty much in tandem, so I guess they are fairly close in appearance…

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Håkan September 25, 2017 at 7:01 AM

According to this blog, “The official sets look like they are about 1/2 the size of the models in the movie, but they pretty remain faithful to the source material.”, but I guess it could also depend on camera angles and similar…

http://brickarchitect.com/2017/ninjago-movie/

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brickmaster September 24, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Haven’t seen the movie yet, but definitely plan to. Like Will said in his review the other day, don’t expect anything deep, and you will have a good time. Lego movies are always great.

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admin September 25, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Like Håkan said; they are pretty similar, except for the size. Very awesome either way. 😀

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Håkan September 28, 2017 at 3:29 PM

I’m trying to interpret the text of Henry’s sweater, but although the Ninjago cipher alphabet is out in the open by now, I still have some difficulties interpreting this more “joyful” font (although the two letters on the back just seems to be an abbreviation of the two words on the front).

With extremely high doubts, I managed to decipher it as “FLIG ODHST”

Maybe it’s the name of one of the designers or something?…

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Håkan September 28, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Maybe the lower part just says HENRY … Very hard to read…

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Håkan September 28, 2017 at 3:43 PM

“FLAG HENRY” ????

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admin September 28, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Hmmm… what does that suppose to mean? Who is going to flag Henry? 🙄

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Håkan September 28, 2017 at 5:34 PM

That was the only problem with my decipherment…

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