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2019 LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets overview

by admin on January 26, 2019

in LEGO Ninjago

The recently released LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets are particularly noteworthy as they are re-imagined and updated versions of some of the earliest LEGO Ninjago sets, like Nya’s Samurai Mech, Lloyd’s Golden Dragon, Kai’s Blade Cycle, Zane’s Snowmobile, Jay’s Storm Fighter, Cole’s Earth Driller, the massive Ultra Dragon, the beautiful Spinjitzu Monastery, and even the Spinjiztu spinners. This brings up so much nostalgia for Ninjago fans that grew up with the TV show and the original Ninjago sets! It’s also interesting to see the changes that were made to the various vehicles with the introduction of new parts and building techniques. So, let’s take a closer look at the new sets! 🙂

#70665 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY SAMURAI MECH: The first samurai mech was introduced in 2012 in the #9448 LEGO Ninjago Samurai Mech set. I remember there was a lot of excitement about this set, as there was so much mystery surrounding this mech and its driver, Nya (disguised as Samurai X). The set looked great with the elegant red, dark-red, gold and black color-scheme and samurai-inspired details and decorations. The new set is much smaller and less imposing than the original. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though, as it makes the set more affordable and play-friendly. All the features and functions work well, as you will see in the video-review below, and the minifigs are fantastic! Mech measures over 5” (14cm) high, 1” (4cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide. Includes 3 minifigures: Nya (as Samurai X), Kruncha and Nuckal. 154 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

#70666 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY GOLDEN DRAGON: This set is very close to the original #70503 LEGO Ninjago Golden Dragon from 2013. The size of the dragon is about the same, although some of the details are different due the use of newer pieces. Also, both the old and the new set comes with three minifigs. Lloyd and the Stone Army Scout are about the same, however the Overlord has been significantly updated. Dragon measures over 2” (6cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 10” (26cm) wide. 171 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

#70667 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY KAI’S BLADE CYCLE & ZANE’S SNOWMOBILE: This set includes two vehicles, based on the #9441 LEGO Ninjago Kai’s Blade Cycle from 2012, and Zane’s snowmobile from the #9445 LEGO Ninjago Fangpyre Truck Ambush set also from 2012. It’s really interesting to see the differences between the new and old version of the vehicles. LEGO has been getting really good at making motorcycle type vehicles by taking advantage of all the recently released small decorative elements. It’s also nice to see the Venomari badguys (I mean, badsnakes) back! 376 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#70668 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY JAY’S STORM FIGHTER: Another remake of a highly popular set, the #9442 LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Storm Fighter from 2012. Compared to the new version, the original Storm Fighter had a lot more studs exposed. Again, this set can be a study of the evolution of LEGO building techniques. Remember Pythor? Yes, Pythor is back! Along with Lasha, Nya, and Jay. Jay’s Storm Fighter jet action toy measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (28cm) long and 11” (30cm) wide. 490 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE

#70669 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY COLE’S EARTH DRILLER: Here, we get not just a remake of the original #70502 LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Earth Driller from 2013, but also a brick-built Giant Stone Warrior! The Earth Driller features an opening cockpit for two minifigures, automatic rotating drill and wheels function, and two stud shooters, while the posable Giant Stone Warrior has two big swords. This set is just so good! Oh, and it also includes four minifigs: Cole, Kai, a Stone Army Scout, and a Stone Army Warrior. Cole’s Earth Driller measures over 3” (9cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide. The Giant Stone Warrior stands over 7” (18cm) tall. 587 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

#70670 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY MONASTERY OF SPINJITZU: While the #70751 LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu is considered the most beautiful LEGO Ninjago set by many LEGO fans, the Ninjago Legacy Monastery of Spinjitzu is not far behind. It gives us a beautifully detailed and quite authentic looking monastery. I really like how the model can open up to create a larger play-area, or pushed together for display. The set also includes all four collectible Golden Weapons; The Sword of Fire, The Nunchucks of Lightning, The Scythe of Quakes, and The Shurikens of Ice. The eight minifigures are Sensei Wu, Jay, Nya, Zane, Cole, Lloyd, Kai and Wyplash. LEGO was very generous with this set both in what is included and the price. You can learn more about it in the video-review below. The monastery measures over 11” (29cm) high, 12” (32cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep when closed. 1070 pieces. Price: $79.99 – BUY HERE

#70679 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY ULTRA DRAGON: The original four-headed Ultra Dragon from the #9450 LEGO Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle was another extremely popular and sought after creature. I remember when the set was first revealed Ninjago fans were practically fainting with excitement. The Ultra Dragon is a combination of the four elemental dragons, as well as the dragon of Lloyd Garmadon. The legacy version of the Ultra Dragon is completely redesigned with brick-built heads (instead of moulded ones), and vinyl wings. The wing-flapping mechanism works really well, as you can see in the video-review below. The included minifigs are Lloyd and Sensei Wu, Lord Garmadon, Spitta, Lasha and Pythor. The Ultra Dragon measures over 7” (20cm) high, 21” (55cm) long and 17” (44cm) wide. 951 pieces. Price: $84.99 – BUY HERE

#70680 LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY MONASTERY TRAINING: This is just a small add-on set within the LEGO Ninjago Legacy line with Kai, Nya, some training equipment, Samurai X training armor, and weapons. If you get the other sets, I probably won’t bother with this one. 122 pieces. Price: $9.99 – BUY HERE

LEGO NINJAGO LEGACY SPINJITZU SPINNERS: New spinners for everyone! The collection features six new spinners sets, including four single spinners and two doubles; #70659 LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Kai, #70660 LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Jay, #70661 LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Zane, #70662 LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Cole, #70663 LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Nya & Wu, and #70664 LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Lloyd vs. Garmadon. Although they are inspired by the original LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu spinners, they come with a new spinner element and three different customizable attachments for attack, defense, and speed modes. The sets also include three buildable display racks (the round black rings) for attaching and storing weapons and other elements. I personally preferred the simplicity of the original spinners, but I can see the appeal of these ones as well. The add-on accessories in beautiful solid and translucent colors and the decorated round tiles are quite impressive. These sets are definitely a great resource of unique pieces! The single spinners are $9.99 and the double spinners are $19.99 – BUY HERE

In the video player below, JANGBRiCKS will show you most of the sets in more detail. You can use the drop-down list in the upper left corner of the player to select the reviews you would like to watch, or just let them play one after another.

Just talking about these LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets brings back so many fond memories from the early days of the LEGO Ninjago TV show and LEGO Ninjago sets! I know I’m quite biased, so take my opinion with a grain of salt, but I think LEGO did a fantastic job with the LEGO Ninjago Legacy collection. They brought back most of our favorite characters, vehicles, and scenes, and even improved them with updated designs and play-features. I didn’t mention this yet, but the decorations on the minifigs are beautiful! I also like that LEGO kept most of the sets small and reasonably priced. Even the largest set have good prices. You can find all LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets? Do you have any of them already? Which one is your favorite? Are you planning to collect them all? And how do you think they compare to the original sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Legostuff14 January 26, 2019 at 11:22 AM

I’m going to build the Monastery of spinjitzu this week. Like I said yesterday the ultra dragon is very cool. I figured I’ll get the most expensive sets first then worried about the inexpensive ones later. My next set to build after the monastery of spinjitzu is Cole’s earth driller. I got that set because of the stone army big figure and the stone army in General. I guess they are hard to find and very expensive when you do find them.

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admin January 26, 2019 at 9:31 PM

I’m curious to hear your opinion about the stone army big fig. It looks really cool! 😀

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Master Builder January 26, 2019 at 4:02 PM

I’m so tempted to get all of these! My favorites are Jay’s Storm Fighter, Cole’s Driller, and the monastery. The minifigs are amazing!

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Sith015 January 26, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Jay’s Storm fighter is so cool!!! And the monastery, and the Ultra Dragon!!

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Sith015 January 26, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Does anyone know when the next season is starting?

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admin January 26, 2019 at 9:34 PM

It should be fairly soon. The Ninjago Wiki states that the first two episodes already aired in New Zealand.

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Legostuff14 January 26, 2019 at 8:10 PM

So, I have a crazy idea, how about combining ninjago with nexo knights. Yes, I know the are in different time periods but, I thought the concept was interesting.

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admin January 26, 2019 at 9:36 PM

Hm… I’m just a bit concerned about the colors. The blues of the “good guys” are very distinct and may not go as well with the more traditional and realistic colors of Ninjago. However, the badguys would probably bland in well. Why are badguys always cooler? 😈

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Legostuff14 January 26, 2019 at 10:05 PM

And more importantly why do bad guys always lose? I love the Serpentine characters. What about the legend of China with ninjago?

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admin January 27, 2019 at 8:35 AM

Chima and Ninjago could work well. They both include beautiful natural settings, temples, mystical creatures, etc. Why do badguys always lose? Well, because they are badguys! It doesn’t always work like that in real life though, so I guess we need a sense of peace and justice. 🙂

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kingcobra January 27, 2019 at 11:11 AM

I think Samurai X is too small. It doesn’t have the same wow factor as the original. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a great mech, but it looks more like one of Kai’s smaller mechs rather than the Samurai X.

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admin January 27, 2019 at 2:25 PM

That’s true. I wonder why LEGO designers decided to keep the other vehicles full size, but not this one.

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brickmaster January 28, 2019 at 12:50 PM

It seems that Lego kept the coolest and most popular sets from the first wave large (monastery, Ultra Dragon), and made the other sets smaller. I don’t think this is a bad thing. It keeps the prices low. Maybe the large Samurai X wasn’t as popular as a building toy.

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Tito January 27, 2019 at 1:06 PM

Did anyone try the spinners yet?

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LEGOJeff January 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM

They spin really well. Check this video review: https://youtu.be/KGRAXI0M0F0

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Tito January 27, 2019 at 1:50 PM

That’s really cool. Thanks! It looks like they work very well!

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admin January 27, 2019 at 2:23 PM

That’s a good video! I was looking for a review video for the spinners so people can see how they work, but couldn’t find anything. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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Legostuff14 January 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM

The comment about the bad guys always losing was more of a side comment on your comment on the why bad guys look cooler admin. But , you’re right on the bad guys looking cooler than the good guys. As for combining chima with ninjago , I don’t think I’ll do that because I’m in a dilemma about how to set my ninjago sets . I have three long tables to work on ( space wise) . But, because ninjago city is on water and everything else is on land . I’m not sure how to do the set up. I was thinking , that the ninjago city would go on the middle table and the good guys on the second table with the bad guys on third table . This way it’s spread out a bit. The battles would take place in Ninjago City .

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admin January 27, 2019 at 2:22 PM

I like your setup idea. Putting a bit of separation between the different segments makes the layout clean, and also leaves you room in between the sections to play out battles and other interactions.

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Legostuff14 January 27, 2019 at 6:24 PM

Yeah I have the tendency to add more things to whatever I do and then it gets a bit overwhelming. I usually take a brain break when that happens. I’ve always try to keep things simple. That’s probably why i like the simpler building sets then the more complicated ones ( city, ninjago and other). However I’m always up for a building challenge.( Like the modular buildings).

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PrashBricks III January 28, 2019 at 8:01 AM

That was a good old time! I remember when you could still watch all the lego ninjago episodes on YouTube… I especially like the new version of Jay’s Storm Fighter, it is done really well! I watched season 1 to season 6/7-ish. After that I couldn’t find the playlists on youtube anymore.

I have a question btw, do you know anyone who can make custom printed and molded parts? I am very hyped for Chucklefish’s new game: Wargroove, and I want to make a nice MOC for it, but I need a minifigure of Nuru and Caesar…

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admin January 28, 2019 at 1:38 PM

Yeah, I remember we all used to stay up really late to catch the new episodes on YouTube and then talk about all the exciting new developments! Those were the good old days! 😀

As far as customs, custom printing is no problem. Many customizers will do that for you. Custom moulding is a whole other matter though. Creating actual ABS moulds is very expensive (around 10k/mould last time I heard). You are better off just finding the closest matches in LEGO parts for what you need, and then modifying them by painting/cutting/gluing when necessary. Customizers also often use parts from other toy lines. So, for example, if you find an accessory from another toy line, just modify it to fit a LEGO minifig. Another option is 3D printing. Many companies, universities, even libraries now have 3D printers. But looking at pictures of the characters, I think you should be able to do both Nuru and Ceasar from modified LEGO pieces and maybe some custom pieces.

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PrashBricks III January 28, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Yes we used to do that, at the time youtube was a lot less strict, it was a much more fun place.

I think you are right about the custom molding, I will look into what parts I can use, I was planning a custom printed dog or something for Caesar and for Nuru the whole body of the minifigure would be custom printed, but the head is the part that I originally wanted to get custom molded, so I need to look into 3D printing that or using another of the ways you mentioned above. Thanks for helping!

On a side note, I think Nuru is one of the coolest NPC’s ever, since she was the first NPC I ever met in a video game that helped me fight enemies without dying and she even helped me fight the gigantic spider at the end of the hunting grounds in starbound. Really awesome character and definetely deserves to be in Wargroove.

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admin January 28, 2019 at 2:41 PM

Does Wargroove has an action figure line yet? That often helps visualizing what a 3D character looks like and can even provide useful accessories you can repurpose to LEGO scale. Nuru seems to have a flat head, so a standard minifig head should work fine with custom printing. And the big hairpiece you can either sculpt yourself or just repurpose a LEGO hairpiece. I think it’s very doable. You can contact https://minifigs.me/ to do the custom printing for you. They specialize in projects like this. 🙂

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PrashBricks III January 28, 2019 at 5:47 PM

Neither Wargroove nor Starbound have Action Figure lines that include Nuru, or any of the florans really, but I think it is indeed quite doable. Thanks for helping me out, I will certainly contact https://minifigs.me/ for the custom printing, I just noticed I don’t need to do a custom head, but maybe it will look better if I do it, in that case, the hair would need to be atached directly to the head… If I 3D printed it, I would have to paint the hair, since the ammount of detail of the hair in terms of color isn’t possible with a 3D printer as far as I know.

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Håkan January 28, 2019 at 6:07 PM

I think basically all 3D printing is monochrome. The actual colorization is a later step.

Your best bet for Ceasar might be a modified Krypto.

(Just don’t be afraid of knives, glue and clay, I guess…)

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=28325pb01#T=P&C=1

In my experience, polymer clay is pretty easy to work with, but it needs to be cured in the oven to harden. I’m not sure on whether you could mold polymer onto Lego and have it cured, or if the oven heat would damage the Lego, though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymer_clay

(I have some friends who dabbled into customizing action figures . Maybe I could ask them for advice.)

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Håkan January 29, 2019 at 7:24 AM

I realize both the chemical components of the ABS plastic in the Lego itself, and the glue would get affected independently by the oven heat, so maybe it needs checking out what would happen, before an attempt.

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admin January 29, 2019 at 11:29 PM

Maybe the hairpiece could be treated in the oven separately, and then just applied to the minifig’s head? I’m not sure I have never used sculpting clay that needed to be cured.

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Håkan January 30, 2019 at 8:44 PM

Yeah. After shaping a good mold, you could just gently push it down an actual minifig head, detail the stud hole with a scalpel or something, and then cure the hair separately. It might solve the problem.

My impression was that professional, industrial molding happened in several steps, and was fairly complicated.

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Jay-Mouth of Lightning March 12, 2019 at 6:24 PM

So I’m considering buying a LEGO set for the first time in 4(?) years…that being the Monastery. It looks like a beautiful set and I’ve always loved that type of building style. Also I think it would be perfect scenery play in with a Ninjago ring for those old spinners that I still have. I really miss building with LEGO and I think that set would be perfect for a return!

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admin March 12, 2019 at 9:11 PM

Nice to have you over, Jay! The Monastery is definitely a beautiful set! I also like the old spinners and take them out from time to time. 🙂

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Jay-Mouth of Lightning March 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM

😀

It’s all the way down to $65 on the walmart website so I think that’s convinced me to get it! I even think $80 for that set was generous by LEGO!

One of the reasons why I’ve kept my spinners and accessories intact all these years is cause someday I hope to teach my *future* kids the ways of Spinjitzu 😛 and cause I love them so much and will forever cherish my ninjago spinners :’D

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Jay-Mouth of Lightning March 13, 2019 at 11:23 AM

Just ordered it!! It’ll be here on Friday and then I can go to town on my first set in 5 years!!! I’m actually so excited hehehe my first LEGO purchase an an adult 😉

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admin March 13, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Awww… awesome! Sounds like you will have a great weekend! 🙂

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admin March 13, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Keep the tradition going! We should never forget the Ways of Spinjitzu! 😀

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