At long last, we finally have our first look at the set images from the much-anticipated LEGO Ninjago Movie courtesy of Hoth Bricks and Promobricks. The Ninjago Movie is LEGO and Warner Bros’ next big blockbuster film from The LEGO Cinematic Universe and will hit cinemas on 22/21 September 2017. If you haven’t seen the trailer, be sure to check it out and my thoughts in this post.
Update: The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets and Minifigures are now on sale! Check them out on LEGO.com or your local toy store! Direct links to each product have been added below. You can also check ’em out on Amazon if that’s your preferred way to shop.
I called the Ninjago Movie trailer dope and I’m very optimistic about the movie – definitely believe that it’s going to be much better than the LEGO Batman Movie and will surprise most fans. I just have a very good vibe from it.
Anyway, here’s a bunch of photos previewing The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets which have a release date of August 2017.
LEGO 70606 Spinjitzu Training – 109 pieces
- 70606 Spinjitzu Training – US$15.99
- 70606 Spinjitzu Training – US$15.99 [Amazon]
- 70606 Spinjitzu Training – £8.99
- 70606 Spinjitzu Training – AU$15.99
The smallest set of the wave (not counting polybags is 70606 Spinjitzu Training which includes Kai and Zane minifigures. You get small parts of a dojo for them to practice their Spinjitzu skills as well as a healthy amount of weapons and accessories. I really like that we get 2 main characters in an inexpensive set and this should be a really popular set for fans and those wanting to dip their feet into the theme.
70607 Ninjago City Chase – 233 pieces
- 70607 Ninjago City Chase – US$19.99
- 70607 Ninjago City Chase – US$19.99 [Amazon]
- 70607 Ninjago City Chase – AU$29.99
- 70607 Ninjago City Chase -£14.99
70607 Ninjago City Chase is the second smallest set and features a busy Ninjago City street scene disrupted by Ninjago City Police chasing down a criminal. For a small set, it comes with 5 minifigures including 2 main characters – Lloyd Garmadon, Nya, Shark Army Thug, Ham and Officer Toque.
I really love the shopkeeper and his seafood/fruit stall as well as all the cool little street signs.
Update: Now that we have better photos, the police rickshaw actually looks pretty cool!
LEGO 70608 Master Falls – 312 pieces
- 70608 Master Falls – US$29.99
- 70608 Master Falls – US$29.99 [Amazon]
- 70608 Master Falls – AU$44.99
- 70608 Master Falls – £24.99
As the trailer suggested, Ninjago City isn’t the only setting that we’ll visit in the movie and 70608 Master Falls takes us to the great outdoors of the Ninjago wilderness as we witness Sensei Wu do battle with Garmadon in an epic fashion along a rickety bridge.
Also included is a Kai minifigure and a Skeleton.
While it’s a small set, I do like that it looks like a self-contained scene as well as a really nice mix of rocky cliffs and ruins.
70609 Manta Ray Bomber – 341 pieces
- 70609 Manta Ray Bomber – US$29.99
- 70609 Manta Ray Bomber – US$29.99 [Amazon]
- 70609 Manta Ray Bomber – AU$44.99
- 70609 Manta Ray Bomber – £24.99
The villains are probably going to steal the show and their hilarious fish-themed minifigure costumes have really caught my attention. 70609 Manta Ray Bomber included a really cool jet designed in the shape of a manta ray and comes with 4 minifigures – Cole, Shen-Li, Great White, Shark Army Gunner.
The model looks really fun but the highlight of the set is undoubtedly the baddie in the Shark Costume.
70610 Flying Jelly Sub – 341 pieces
Continuing the trend of sea creature-inspired bad guys vehicles is the Flying Jelly sub which includes 4 minifigures – Jay, a Ninjago civilian and 2 baddies which include Hammerhead and Goldfish Bowl guy.
This looks like yet another fun model that featured quite heavily in the trailer.
70611 Water Strider – 494 pieces
- 70611 Water Strider – US$29.99
- 70611 Water Strider – US$29.99 [Amazon]
- 70611 Water Strider – AU$69.99
- 70611 Water Strider – £39.99
The LEGO Ninjago Movie looks set to bring mechs back in spectacular fashion, and Nya’s Water Strider mech, which draws inspiration from pond skaters looks set to be a really fun set. I am very fond of LEGO Mecha which explains my excitement for the movie and the sets, and Nya’s Water Strider looks all sort of cool with its sleek black colour scheme and transparent blue accents.
The set includes 4 minifigures – Nya, Kai, Shark Army Thug, Puffer. The Puffer Fish baddie looks absolutely hilarious and is a must-have for me.
70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon – 544 pieces
- 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon – US$49.99
- 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon – US$49.99 [Amazon]
- 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon – AU$89.99
- 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon – £44.99
One of the most jaw-dropping montages in the Ninjago Movie trailer was Lloyd Garmadon’s (aka the Green Ninja) gracefully flying through the scene. We get a smaller-scaled down version of the dragon which manages to retain its amazing look and boasts all the sand-green parts you could ever want!
The set comes with 4 minifigures – Lloyd Garmadon aka The Green Ninja, Sensei Wu, Garmadon, Charlie. I love that we get so many main characters stuffed into the sets.
This is one of the must-get sets for me because who doesn’t love mecha LEGO sand green dragons? It also probably helps that the model’s design looks spectacular.
70613 Garma Mecha Man – 747 pieces
So it wasn’t strictly the shark mech that was shown off in the trailer, but 70613 Garma Mecha Man still kinda counts as a shark mech. It kinda looks like a cross between a Kaiju and Jaeger from Pacific Rim with the all the shark elements.
I like it as I’m a sucker for all things mecha. it serves as a formidable foe for Kai’s Fire Mech to go up against and it has a pretty fun design.
The set comes with 4 minifigures, Lloyd, Garmadon, a Shark Army Gunner and a Ninjago City civilian.
70614 Lightning Jet – 876 pieces
- 70614 Lightning Jet – US$59.99
- 70614 Lightning Jet – US$59.99 [Amazon]
- 70614 Lightning Jet – AU$99.99
- 70614 Lightning Jet – £44.99
Jay doesn’t get a mech, but instead he gets a sweet Lightning Jet which seems quite large, coming in at 876 pieces. The set includes a whopping 6 minifigures – Jay, Ed, Edna, Crusty, Shark, Army Thug, Jelly.
The jet looks really fun and I love the antennae and lightning bolts sticking out the wings, but I’m also equally excited about the bad guys which includes a dude with a crab helmet and a guy with a goldfish bowl on his head.
70615 Fire Mech – 944 pieces
- 70615 Fire Mech – US$69.99
- 70615 Fire Mech – US$69.99 [Amazon]
- 70615 Fire Mech – AU$99.99
- 70615 Fire Mech – £59.99
Kai is sort of the defacto head of the Ninjago crew, so it’s not surprising that his Fire Mech gets a lot of love from the designers, topping out at 944 pieces. I can only imagine how large this mech is when built and I’m really excited that we may finally get a decently huge LEGO mech. It’s been too long since the last great Mech – Emmet’s Construct-o-Mech).
The set comes with 6 minifigures – Kai, Zane, Lauren, Henry, Hammer Head, Jelly.
70616 Ice Tank – 914 pieces
Unfortunately there’s only a low-res photo of Zane’s Ice Tank, but from what we can see, it’s definitely on the larger side of things. The set comes with 5 minifigures, Zane, 2 Ninjago citizens and 2 baddies which includes a dude with a hysterical Anglerfish helmet.
I’m a sucker for tracked vehicles and will definitely get all the large vehicles/mechs from the set so I’m quite excited for this one. It has a very sleek, futuristic yet unique look to it as well which seems really cool.
Update: Oh hey, we finally have higher res images of Zane’s Ice Tank from the LEGO Ninjago Movie! The details are really striking and I’m a huge fan of the colour scheme. I really love the flags AND the huge translucent chamber behind the Ice Tank.
70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon – 1403 pieces
- 70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon – US$99.99
- 70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon – US$99.99 [Amazon]
- 70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon – AU$159.99
- 70617 Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon – £79.99
Every baddie needs his own sinister fortress, which is where 70617 Temple of The Ultimate Ultimate Weapon (great name, btw) comes in. The set features 7 minifigures, which includes all the Jungle Garmadon and all the main Ninjas – Cole, Kai, Nya, Jay, Lloyd, Zane.
I’m concerned that the set looks like its just a facade, so I hope that there’s plenty of rooms and play features built into the back of the set.
Update: Looks like my fears were true. The back looks quite empty.
70618 Destiny’s Bounty – 2295 pieces
- 70618 Destiny’s Bounty – US$159.99
- 70618 Destiny’s Bounty – US$159.99 [Amazon]
- 70618 Destiny’s Bounty – AU$259.99
- 70618 Destiny’s Bounty – £119.99
One of the flagship (heh) sets of The LEGO Ninjago Movie is 70618 Destiny’s Bounty which is probably the best and most detailed rendition of Sensei Wu’s junk-inspired boat yet.
The set includes all seven of the main good guy characters – Kai, Jay, Zane, Nya, Cole, Lloyd, Sensei Wu.
The ship looks stunning and is packed with plenty of gorgeous details that is befitting of the 2000+ piece count. I expect this to be quite huge as well and to make for an exceptional display piece.
There are 2 more sets that don’t have photos, 70613 Garmadon‘s Robo-Shark (which I’m guessing will be a retailer exclusive. Money’s on Toys R Us) and an unannounced D2c (Direct to Consumer) set.
That’s some of my brief thoughts on The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets! I’m really excited for these sets and can totally see myself getting all, if not most of them. The sets look silly, imaginative and most of all pack some really unique and fun designs that is simply a recipe for success when it comes to toys.
The movie clearly doesn’t take itself too seriously (unlike LEGO Batman) and I’m glad that it seems to have translated rather well to the actual LEGO models and sets.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the sets in the comments section. Let me know which Ninjago Movie sets have got your attention and if you’re as pleasantly surprised as me about the awesome designs!