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LEGO Ninjago City available now & more!

As we discussed at the beginning of the month (see: August 2017 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions), the much talked about and very exciting #70620 LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City set is now available for LEGO VIP members. Regular release of the set will be on September 1st, but if you are a LEGO VIP member, you can get it a couple of weeks early. 🙂

We will review the set as soon as I can get my hands on it, but in the meantime, I have included some interesting info that should help you decide if you would like to add this set to your collection. It is definitely one of the most interesting and unusual large LEGO set ever released, and could be an excellent addition to any LEGO City setting that could use a bit of Asian flair or Chinatown section.

First of all, here is the official description of the set: Enjoy endless role-play fun in Ninjago City, a hugely-detailed 3-level model connected by a sliding elevator. Level 1 features a traditional fish market, house, a bridge over a stream, and a fishing boat. The second level has a modern fashion store, comic book store, crab restaurant with ‘crab-grilling’ function and cash-dispensing ATM. The vertical city is topped off with Lloyd Garmadon and Misako’s apartment, a rooftop sushi bar with sushi conveyor belt, and a radio tower. This action-packed set from The LEGO Ninjago Movie also includes 16 minifigures: Jay, Kai and Lloyd Garmadon (each with new-for-August-2017 high school outfit decoration), Green Ninja Suit, Misako, Jamanakai Villager, Sally, Ivy Walker, Konrad, Severin Black, Tommy, Guy, Juno, Mother Doomsday, Shark Army Gunner and Officer Noonan, plus Sweep the maintenance robot. Ninjago City measures over 24” (63cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 16” (42cm) deep. 4,867 pieces. Price: $299.99 – BUY HERE

Features a 3-level model (each level lifts off for easy play) connected by a sliding elevator, plus a traditional fishing boat. Level 1 features a bridge, sewer outlet, stream with translucent-blue and translucent-green water elements, sliding elevator with room for a minifigure, traditional fish market with fish and crab elements, house with dining room and bedroom with sliding screen doors and foldout ‘solar panels’, Sweep the maintenance robot’s service station with assorted tool elements, and a taxi stand with telephone element.

Level 2 features a modern fashion store with 2 mannequins and assorted Ninjago product elements, a construction site with a bonsai tree, a comic book store with brick-built sign, cashier desk, comic book stand with assorted elements including collectible Ninjago training cards, a crab restaurant with brick-built crab entrance sign and oven with ‘crab-grilling’ function, a cash-dispensing ATM, 15 bank note elements (ATM can dispense up to 13), and a movie poster display stand with 4 interchangeable movie poster elements.

Level 3 features a radio tower, modern rooftop sushi bar with sushi conveyor belt function and brick-built food, bathroom with sliding door, and brick-built puffer fish and squid sculptures, Lloyd Garmadon and Misako’s apartment with an opening window, bunk bed, kitchen unit and attic space for the Green Ninja Suit minifigure.

LEGO also set up a special page for LEGO VIP members, where they are going to release exclusive content related to The LEGO Ninjago Movie. So far, they have published one video which includes an interview that took place at the San Diego Comic-Con last month with LEGO Ninjago model designers Nicolaas Vas and Christopher Leslie Stamp, as they walk you through #70620 LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City set. You can watch the video below.

There is also a second interview with Charlie Bean from the Directing Team of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, with some very interesting details about how Ninjago City was developed. For example, he shares that one of his first ideas about The LEGO Ninjago Movie from the stylistic point of view was to bring the toys outside into a natural environment, as if playing with LEGO bricks in the back yard. Thus, there are plants, other organic elements, and even water throughout the movie. Another idea was that Ninjago City is a place that is constantly rebuilding itself because of the continued attacks from Garmadon, so there is a lot of building and rebuilding going on with new structures built on the ruins of old ones. In addition, Ninjago City is quite old with a long history, which is another reason we will find old and new buildings mixed together. As I said, it’s a very interesting interview, and you can read the whole thing here.

Also, I should mention that while this is not advertised widely, LEGO is offering Double VIP Points on a number of sets related to The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets already have an unusually low price, so adding Double VIP Points to that is just icing on the cake!

And, right now you also get the promotional #5004936 LEGO Caveman & Cavewoman set with purchases of $50 or more. This is a very nice little set with two re-colored minifigs from the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series, and a small cardboard cave. The offer is valid on all purchases until the end of the month at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

So what do you think? Are you excited about the #70620 LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City? And are you planning to get it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • brickmaster August 16, 2017, 11:23 AM

    Awesome! Does anyone know how well it fits with the modulars?

    • admin August 16, 2017, 12:01 PM

      Ninjago City comes with standard Technic pins/pinholes to connect to the Modulars, however it is much-much bigger. Here is an excellent picture from the Brothers Brick of how huge it is next to the Modular Assembly Square: https://imgur.com/NDtRWt7

  • DavidH August 16, 2017, 11:53 AM

    I also would like to know how well this fits the Modular Buildings. It would make a great Chinatown section of the city!

    • admin August 16, 2017, 12:03 PM

      I think if you separate it a bit (like a different part of town), it could work. However, next to the Modulars it is way too big: http://imgur.com/NDtRWt7

      • DavidH August 16, 2017, 12:07 PM

        Wow! That’s much bigger than I expected!

        • brickhead August 16, 2017, 12:10 PM

          Thanks for the picture! That’s very helpful. If you want to put this together with the modulars, you would also need to do something with the sidewalk and the water. I think it’s doable, but it will definitely require some customization.

          • Håkan August 16, 2017, 1:27 PM

            Ahh, yeah, the docks and bridges don’t match up…

  • Tricia Patricco August 16, 2017, 11:55 AM

    Got mine this morning!! My son is going to lose his mind! As to the modulars question I think it should fit fine – it appears to be the same scale.

    • admin August 16, 2017, 12:03 PM

      Tricia, that’s awesome! Have fun building it! 😀

  • Legostuff71 August 16, 2017, 1:42 PM

    Love to get it, but it cost to much( can’t afford it even if I save ). I am on budget and have to think about future shopping ( like the Holiday s).

  • Legostuff71 August 16, 2017, 4:36 PM

    Part 2. I have a dilemma, not only did I get the destiny bounty but also got (to throw things into a loop) the NEXO Knights Kingston castle and this is the only this years set of the NEXO knights set . So, my dilemma is do I continue on my NINJAGO collectible Journey or get a bad guy set to match up the Kingston castle. I know you’ re going to say what ever interests you go for it . Help I can ‘t decide. Opinions will be welcomed.

    • admin August 16, 2017, 5:05 PM

      Hm… why not a little of both? You might consider one of the smaller Nexo Knights badguy sets so you have more baddies, and if it’s not big enough, just use it as a template to build it up some more. Same with Ninjago; you already have the Destiny’s Bounty, so just add a little something to balance out the good guys vs. baddies sides.

      I actually don’t believe in collecting. In my experience, it results in stress with not much joy. I focus on what I like, and what I want to build/play with. And I stretch out the playability of every LEGO set by spending months customizing it and building around it. Of course, everyone has different priorities, but for me, collecting just doesn’t work. Also, check Wal-Mart. I read that they have been running some major clearance sales right now. 😉

  • Legostuff71 August 16, 2017, 6:01 PM

    I am the same way. I also march to a different drummer . What is big now may not be what I want now. Maybe get it later on. For instance, force Friday is coming soon, but my interest is NINJAGO and NEXO knights right now . Maybe I’ll buy a STAR WARS set that’s been out for awhile and get it on that day. As for MOC I am thinking on making a Robin’s workshop set . Filled with junk and parts for him to tinker with. I made up a character a dwarf that is Robins’ teacher.

    • admin August 16, 2017, 7:18 PM

      Oh! Kind of like a Star Wars Freemaker Adventures junk yard with “uglies”, but in a medieval setting. I like that! 😀

      • Håkan August 16, 2017, 8:52 PM

        I’ve heard about the styles/ genres of “woodpunk” and “dungeonpunk”, sounds a bit similar…

    • admin August 16, 2017, 7:19 PM

      Also, I forgot to mention is that Force Friday is definitely going to be about that massive new Falcon. It’s an $800 set though! that’s basically a full month’s rent or mortgage! 🙄

  • Legostuff71 August 16, 2017, 8:03 PM

    Maybe if I can move into and fly it. Sure. $ 800. bucks!!! Ok , now LEGO has officially gone nuts. They are out of there minds. You know , I would like to meet the person who actually buys it and follow them to find out what neighborhood they live in. Also to see if they have a trust fund. Lol.

    • admin August 16, 2017, 8:08 PM

      Or, they got rich on Bitcoins! 😀

    • Håkan August 16, 2017, 8:43 PM

      Lego’s probably quite sane… The Afol’s, on the other hand…

  • Legostuff71 August 16, 2017, 9:18 PM

    I ‘m a Afol. But, I am not crazy enough to spend $800.bucks on a LEGO set. LEGO knows that there people crazy enough to spend that kinda money and that’s why they do it . It can also back fire if you put to much stock on raising prices on things. There will be a point the not a lot of people will buy it and it will hit hard. Think of the story of David and Goliath. I am going to be curious on how much of a sale they will have on this set. I will be surprised if it gets sold out .

  • Legostuff71 August 16, 2017, 9:38 PM

    ……,on the other hand it probably won’t affect LEGO one bit . Just the people that are foolish enough to pay $800. bucks for a set. I mean if people want it they’ll get it .

  • Mav.Weirdo August 16, 2017, 11:19 PM

    We put in our order online this morning. If we are lucky it will arrive by Saturday. I like some Ninjago sets but most don’t grab me. This one is something special.

    We are also getting the free cave people set, and the free Brickfair Exclusive LEGO shop minifig.

    My shopping conflict is that I had been planning on getting the “Old Fishing Store” next month.

    • admin August 17, 2017, 2:24 PM

      That’s awesome! The free Cave set is also great. I have a couple of them and really like the minifigs. I would be cautious with the Old Fishing Store. It is a limited-release Ideas set, and a very popular one. I expect that it will sell out very fast with long periods of unavailability, just like the Saturn V. So, if there is any way that you can get it early, I would recommending doing so. Have fun building Ninjago City! 😀

    • Mav.weirdo August 22, 2017, 8:22 AM

      It did arrive on Saturday and we started building it on Sunday. We are about half way through (completed numbers 1-8 of 16) So far it is taking my girlfriend and I about 45 minutes per number. So when we are done it will likely be 12 hours of building.

      • admin August 22, 2017, 11:54 AM

        That’s awesome. I think JANG also mentioned it took him about 12 hours, so you guys are right on schedule. Enjoy the build! 😀

  • Legostuff71 August 17, 2017, 10:16 AM

    That is a cool set ( the old fishing shop) . After my NINJAGO / NEXO knight fix .I’m saving up for that set.

    • admin August 17, 2017, 2:25 PM

      Yeah, the Fishing Store is gorgeous! 😀

  • Tom August 19, 2017, 3:12 PM

    This, new destinys bounty and the old fishing store will be my only purchases this year after picking up the Parisian cafe back in March. I’ll skip everything else I want (including the falcon etc) as I just cannot justify it. Too many cool sets and I’m not willing to blow £3000 on Lego this year….

    • admin August 19, 2017, 10:25 PM

      Those are the sets I’m getting as well. And of course, whatever is the new Modular going to be. And yeah, we are going to have to win the lottery to keep pace with LEGO! 😀

  • PrashBricks III August 31, 2017, 12:48 PM

    I’ve seen it in the london lego store!

    • admin August 31, 2017, 12:55 PM

      Oh, that’s awesome! 😀

  • Laurie October 12, 2017, 1:00 AM

    Just ordered this set Gift to me, To give to my kids. Seeing their face light up to see such a big box the excitement as they crowd around as I open it out of package, the chatter of excitement and happiness as they gather together to help each other build the set. And the non stop chatter of talk as they use their imagination to play and have fun. This is a True treasure that will last for generations…. My true gift is my children gathering together, cooperating, helping each other and using their imagination in play. Yes I have 6 kids and just seeing them work together and sharing their imagination is Priceless 😉

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