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LEGO Ninjago Legacy Sets & 10th Anniversary Sets

With LEGO Ninjago celebrating its 10th anniversary, we are getting some excellent sets in the LEGO Ninjago Legacy collection. The LEGO Ninjago Legacy line was first introduced back in 2019, featuring remakes of some of the most popular and iconic sets from the history of LEGO Ninjago. They are perfect for those who missed out on the early Ninjago sets, or those who are collecting variations of the sets and characters.

In 2019, we got eight LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets from Season 1 and Season 2. Some of the highlights are the #70668 LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Storm Fighter, the #70669 LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Earth Driller, the #70670 LEGO Ninjago Monastery of Spinjitzu, and the #70679 LEGO Ninjago Ultra Dragon. In 2020, we got seven more LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets from Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4, including the #71702 LEGO Ninjago Golden Mech, the #71704 LEGO Ninjago Kai Fighter, and the beautiful #71705 LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty. If you are an early Ninjago fan, just hearing these set names will bring back nostalgic memories! By the way, several of these earlier LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets are still available at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

This year is the 10th anniversary of LEGO Ninjago, and as expected, we are getting even more LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets. Just in the month of January, we already got more sets than in previous years. The four new LEGO Ninjago Epic Battle sets are small, but they feature key components from the saga. Each of the sets feature one of the ninja, a member of one of the main opponents (Skulkins, Nindroids, Serpentine, and Ghosts), a small display, and a full array of unique weapons in translucent colors. These small sets are only $9.99 each and a great way to boost (or start out) your Ninjago collection.

We also got five new larger LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets; the #71735 LEGO Ninjago Tournament of Elements, the #71736 LEGO Ninjago Boulder Blaster, the #71737 LEGO Ninjago X-1 Ninja Charger, and the #71738 LEGO Ninjago Zane’s Titan Mech Battle – each featuring a special 10th anniversary golden form of one of the ninjas on a small display stand. The fifth set is the #71742 LEGO Ninjago Overlord Dragon, with a dragon form and minifig form of the Overlord, as well as Lloyd. This set doesn’t include a 10th anniversary minifig.

It’s really interesting to compare the remakes with the original sets and discover all the upgrades and changes. You may find that with some of the sets, you prefer the older version, while with others, you like the upgrade better. In the player below, I have included video reviews of the larger LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets by JANGBRiCKS. He will show you each of the sets in detail, and even compares them to the originals.

The largest of the new LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets (and also the largest 10th anniversary set) is the #71741 LEGO Ninjago City Gardens. We talked about this set before (see links at the end of this post), but to recap, it is a massive, 5,685-piece set that is meant to connect with the previously released #70620 LEGO Ninjago City (2017), and #70657 LEGO Ninjago City Docks (2018). The set comes with eighteen minifigs, including a special 10th anniversary golden Sensei Wu with the same small display stand as the other 10th anniversary ninja. (Note that up to this point, we got a golden 10th anniversary minifig version of all the main ninja except for Zane and Nya.) I’m planning to review this set in detail in the near future (it takes a long time to build it), and in the meantime, you can take a look at all of its details at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

As I mentioned previously, the LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets are a great way to start a LEGO Ninjago collection if you missed out on the original sets. The updated sets are comparable – and in some cases even better – than the earlier releases. Even more special are the LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets made for the 10th anniversary of LEGO Ninjago, as they feature a limited edition golden minifigure. And to crown them all is Ninjago City Gardens with an incredibly detailed segment of Ninjago City, full of Easter eggs referring to the rich saga of LEGO Ninjago. In fact, the set features a Ninjago museum as well as a memorial garden for Zane. You can find the 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? Are you planning to get any of them? Or do you have them already? How do you think they compare to the originals? And what do you think of the 10th anniversary LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Legostuff14 January 30, 2021, 4:53 PM

    I have quite a few of the older sets ( from the tournament of elements and the possession series). I did sadly missed out on the earlier sets. I did pick up a few sets here and there. I bought some of the Serpentine minifigures separately from the sets. I have most of the themes after that . I’m about to build last year’s theme this week. I love the skull sorcerers dungeon and dragon sets. The ninjago theme is the second most popular theme in my collection next to the city theme. It even beat out star wars. Looking forward to add to my ninjago theme. NINJAGO!! Lego should have at least come up with a catchy theme song . Like go,go power rangers or teenage mutant ninja turtles. Something like that.🤔

  • Legostuff14 January 30, 2021, 7:52 PM

    Watched the interview too and disliked it. I will not support any company that treats there artists like garbage. I guess that’s Hollywood for ya. 😶.

  • Master Builder January 31, 2021, 9:52 AM

    Admin, did you have a chance to build Ninjago City Gardens yet? I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

    • Thita (admin) January 31, 2021, 11:26 AM

      I’m in the middle of building it right now. It’s a big set, so it will take me a couple of more days to finish it. There are plusses and minuses, and I will try to write up a summary of them soon. Overall, I do recommend it because of the plusses, but because of the minuses it’s not my favorite Ninjago City set. I feel that the original Ninjago City set beats it on several fronts.

  • Sith015 January 31, 2021, 12:31 PM

    I really like the new Destiny’s Bounty. It’s almost as cool as the Ninjago Movie set.

  • mr. marmelade January 31, 2021, 12:39 PM

    The epic battle sets are better than people may think. They have this play feature where you can spin the ninja around with this weird spinny tool (I don’t know how to explain it). And they all have unique ninja suits that never appeared before.

    • yoladiel January 31, 2021, 1:16 PM

      What’s up with those suits? I don’t recognize them from the episodes. But I may have missed them.

      • Drummer615 January 31, 2021, 1:27 PM

        I read that they were made for these sets. They are not canon. They wanted to make them like old style fighting suits from comics.

        • yoladiel January 31, 2021, 2:01 PM

          I see. That makes sense. I like Jay’s the best.

  • Legostuff14 January 31, 2021, 1:24 PM

    I don’t really have the room for the ninjago city gardens set, but , I’m good with that because I have the temple of airjitzu in its place and that works for me. Plus the Harry Potter Diagon Alley is taking a lot of space right now. So I guess you can say I got Ninjago one side Harry Potter on the other and Star Wars in the middle. Oh , and a different table space for my medieval knights. What a mess, but, it’s a mess I’m happy to be in . Lol! 😁.

    • Master Builder January 31, 2021, 2:01 PM

      My setup is similar. I try to put different themes on different shelves, but they sometimes overflow from one to the other. I guess that’s a good problem to have. 😀

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