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NINJAGO Lloyd ZX Spinner review

(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! 🙄

Now let’s move on to Lloyd’s Spinjitzu game-cards. The first is Lloyd’s Character Card. It is very cool, with 1200 SP, which makes Lloyd one of the highest ranked SP characters.

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 DescriptionSpin 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

I hope you enjoyed this review, and please share any comments or questions below. I’m a regular contributor at theBrickBlogger, and you can read my previous posts at the following links. 🙂

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  • Skales, the Future Snake King September 30, 2012, 12:23 PM

    Great post, Ntk743. 🙂

  • ntk743 September 30, 2012, 1:02 PM


  • Dr. Inferno September 30, 2012, 1:15 PM

    I recently went to the LEGO store in Washington Square mall, and as soon as I walked in, one of the store attendants walked out of the back room holding a green ninja, he held it above his head and shouted “ATTENTION CUSTOMERS, THIS IS THE LAST GREEN NINJA…………..BIDDING WILL START AT FIFTY DOLLARS.” 🙂 I’m glad I don’t have intentions of buying a green ninja because there’s NO way i’m going to get my hands on one…. 🙂

    • admin September 30, 2012, 1:52 PM

      Are you serious??? And this was at an official LEGO store??? That is just wrong…
      BTW, one of the Walmarts close to me is full of Green Ninja sets. If you go to the right neighborhood (meaning; a neighborhood where LEGO is not popular), you can get them just fine. Also they are available on LEGO’s website. 😉

      • Dr. Inferno September 30, 2012, 3:13 PM

        I’m pretty sure he was kidding…..I think 😉 BTW my review on set 9525 should be done within the next few days. Thanks for waiting so patiently, i’ve been really busy lately…..

  • Sensei Zane September 30, 2012, 2:42 PM

    I shall buy the great green ninja. i shall master the way of greeeen

  • Coles Girl September 30, 2012, 2:45 PM

    Nice my Brother is soooooo Psyched about this!

  • Ninjoey September 30, 2012, 3:23 PM

    i just went to Toys r us to get the green ninja spinner! but they were out of stock!

    • ntk743 September 30, 2012, 3:28 PM

      That stinks! 🙁 Well, I would try again sometime!

  • ntk743 September 30, 2012, 3:36 PM

    Calling all Ninjago fans, there is a contest on my site, Ninja of Ninjago, is ending tomorrow so make sure you enter! It’s fun and easy to enter so make sure you do! Click here: http://ninjaofninjago.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/spin-n-guess-contest-9/
    Thanks everybody,

    • Dr. Inferno September 30, 2012, 9:28 PM

      What’s the prize? 😀

      • ntk743 October 1, 2012, 3:50 PM

        Well it’s nothing except a shout out

  • legosw September 30, 2012, 6:08 PM

    i really like it!

  • legosw September 30, 2012, 6:10 PM

    wow, this spinner is awesome!

  • gid617 October 1, 2012, 7:14 AM

    Nice review, I don’t think the three crown cards is a mistake, LEGo probably just wanted to make it hard to play (and force you to buy another spinner 😛 ) 😉 I ordered him of Shop at home on backorder, so I’ll ahve to wait, but at least I know I’ll get Lloyd eventually! 😀

    • ntk743 October 5, 2012, 3:32 PM

      true… But you cant have more than four cards like I said

  • Purple Ninja (ninja of anacondrai) October 3, 2012, 9:36 PM

    Isnt the episode today?! 😀

  • joseph October 4, 2012, 12:13 PM

    I’m so happy! I received Lloyd ZX’s Spinner! I went to the store and was the green ninja last! and now I have it. Lloyd is an character my favorite! 😀

  • TheGreenNinja November 1, 2012, 3:57 PM

    I have get the green ninja and he is pretty Nice and cool =D

  • Linney November 6, 2012, 12:41 PM

    I want get the green ninja but i not can get
    because I’m a girl
    and my mom think that ninjago for boys 🙁
    (At least my little brother get it) 😀

  • NinjaMelissa September 10, 2013, 12:19 PM

    Crap! im too late to buy one without spending a fortune.. 🙁 all of the spinners are really expensive now on Ebay!

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