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Thoughts on Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu 70751

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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    So the biggest mystery still remaining for me is: what is inside the "Cole's Stuff" box?

    I'm pretty sure it's not something particularly unique or they'd probably mention it in the product description (as they did with the stickered "Ninjago trading cards" in the market). Cole's been characterized as the team's "big eater", so my best guess is that it might be some assorted LEGO food like cookies, apples, and cheese.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,842
    For me a mystery is how Nya became the 6th Ninja. I thought it was supposed to be Skylor.
  • EluneElune QuébecMember Posts: 99
    I don't know, I've always thought Nya was meant to be a ninja.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,952
    The Ninjago show has been on with new episodes. My son jumped ahead of me in episodes watched, but the episodes supposedly explains how she becomes a ninja.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 822
    For me a mystery is how Nya became the 6th Ninja. I thought it was supposed to be Skylor.

    Skylor works at her dad's restaurant now.  Really.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,842
    For me a mystery is how Nya became the 6th Ninja. I thought it was supposed to be Skylor.

    Skylor works at her dad's restaurant now.  Really.
    I saw that episode. My cable went out so I think I missed several episodes between that and the finale.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Aanchir said:
    So the biggest mystery still remaining for me is: what is inside the "Cole's Stuff" box?

    I'm pretty sure it's not something particularly unique or they'd probably mention it in the product description (as they did with the stickered "Ninjago trading cards" in the market). Cole's been characterized as the team's "big eater", so my best guess is that it might be some assorted LEGO food like cookies, apples, and cheese.
    I'm hoping for a sausage.
    Rainstorm26bobabrickskiki180703SumoLego
  • tfranklin84tfranklin84 Member Posts: 103
    Quick facts:
     1. I don't care at all for ninjago. Don't own any and never wanted to. 
    2. I have taken a small hiatus from lego, for no particular reason. 

     I logged onto brickset just to see if anything new or cool was happening. Last set I had bought was the fairground mixer and lord of the rings/hobbit stuff. Then I saw it. My jaw literally flopped open when I saw the new 2,000 piece ninjago set. It looks like my beloved medieval village market place mixed with a castle set mixed with a custom moc. 



    Final fact: this ninjago set has me, once again, hooked on lego. 

    EluneaimlesspursuitsGoldchainsSalamalexLostInTranslationTXLegoguykiki180703LEGO_Dad77
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,881
    So... I thought the VIP early access started today and today started about 8 hours ago in my part of the earth. I guess I shouldn't be surprised with [email protected] glitches at this point but I want this set yesterday
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Never been into Ninjago, but have liked several of the minifig designs over the years so I have a small collection of the ninjas. But this is a must buy for me. It looks great. Sort of even want two to make it more impressive.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,881
    Oops, looks like it is actually tomorrow. Nevermind
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 910
    So... I thought the VIP early access started today and today started about 8 hours ago in my part of the earth. I guess I shouldn't be surprised with [email protected] glitches at this point but I want this set yesterday
    The USA August Lego calendar states 18th August so you have one more day to wait!
  • TheUltimateTFOLTheUltimateTFOL Texas, USAMember Posts: 153
    Is anybody else wondering who this set is aimed at? It's part of the Ninjago theme, which is a kids theme, but it costs $200 and is obviously aimed at AFOL's. I personally would have made it as a Creator Expert model with little Ninjago references here and there. Either way, though, a definite pickup for me, since I'm still a KFOL at heart and it's the biggest and most detailed Ninjago set ever. (I totally won't spend hours pretending the Ninja are fighting off various baddies from my Ninjago collection.)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I just realized, this set includes no goldfish for the koi pond, doh!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,309
    there is a goldfish
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,150
    I'm leaning towards picking this up on Monday when the next Star Wars poster comes out as well. It's not set in stone yet, but I'd like to take advantage of the early access at least once for my VIP account.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    Is anybody else wondering who this set is aimed at? It's part of the Ninjago theme, which is a kids theme, but it costs $200 and is obviously aimed at AFOL's. I personally would have made it as a Creator Expert model with little Ninjago references here and there. Either way, though, a definite pickup for me, since I'm still a KFOL at heart and it's the biggest and most detailed Ninjago set ever. (I totally won't spend hours pretending the Ninja are fighting off various baddies from my Ninjago collection.)
    Pretty much all LEGO themes (with a few exceptions like Architecture) are aimed primarily at kids. Most of them have adult fans anyway, and several of them like Castle, Pirates, Harry Potter, and Monster Fighters have gotten big AFOL/TFOL-oriented exclusives much like this one. Is Ninjago really so different, all things considered?

    Don't get me wrong. I definitely understand what you're saying. Most Ninjago fans are probably younger than this set's recommended age range. But the same could be said for many other themes. And if the posts in this topic are any indication, a lot of AFOLs who don't have any interest in Ninjago otherwise are interested in buying this regardless of the branding on the box.

    After buying the set, I'm sure some people will grumble about the Zane minifigure being too sci-fi, but if it really bothers them a lot then it's no trouble to swap the head for a normal yellow minifigure head, or even just put that one minifigure aside — after all, people who aren't invested in the Ninjago characters and story probably aren't going to care too much whether they have five ninja in their display or six.
    LostInTranslation
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,309
    or if "Cole" comes from the 1998 original ninja theme, like it's the case for me. I have all the others but not Cole.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 910
    This one was never going to sneak up on me - I've been looking forward to this set since January (I think) when the list of this years exclusives was revealed. I bought this from the Lego shop yesterday and say the one on display - its absolutely gorgeous. Its much bigger than I anticipated based on the images. I've started building and have so far completed the small buildings. They are just so lovely to put together. So far, this ranks up there with my favourite sets. 
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,150
    I think seeing the in-store display will be what sells me on it or not.
    brickupdate
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,398
    ^ I like it from the cultural prospective but the more I look at it, the less substantial it looks. I might have to pass. Lego really is milking their popularity for all it's worth.
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    There have been several decent builds in Ninjago, architecturally speaking. Pretty much everything with the "silk screen" windows is a must have for me. And, it leaves minifigs to trade or what not!
    LostInTranslation
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 885
    Had a good look at it today in the Glasgow window and was very impressed. Its well proportioned, a good size and feels 'complete'. Best of all it ain't a minger, I can see a lot of people using these to make some awesome mocs. The only down side would be its footprint, I cant see it fitting on a shelf without some rearranging.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,309
    it is about 40 x 40 studs, right?
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 885
    Its hard to tell as I was looking at it through the window in a display case. That and there are lots of overhangs and few studs showing to gauge. The issue is that you would display it at 45degrees to get the full effect which adds a lot of depth. Viewing it at 90 degrees on a shelf would lose a lot of impact.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    This set really has 14 minifugres? Like others have mentioned I don't care for Ninjago, but this set is amazing. I saw it first on display at SDCC and was floored. Definitely gonna buy this, may or may not keep the figures. 
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    yys4u said:
    This set really has 14 minifugres? Like others have mentioned I don't care for Ninjago, but this set is amazing. I saw it first on display at SDCC and was floored. Definitely gonna buy this, may or may not keep the figures. 
    Technically, 13 (six ninja and six supporting characters, plus the statue of Sensei Yang). The main product image on Brickset and the online LEGO Shop caused some confusion because one of the minifigures (Cole) is accidentally shown twice. This is not the first time something like this has happened — note the two Lukes in the main image for #75014.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,309
    looks like a lot of minifigs here http://brickset.com/sets/75052-1/Mos-Eisley-Cantina
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    Aanchir said:
    yys4u said:
    This set really has 14 minifugres? Like others have mentioned I don't care for Ninjago, but this set is amazing. I saw it first on display at SDCC and was floored. Definitely gonna buy this, may or may not keep the figures. 
    Technically, 13 (six ninja and six supporting characters, plus the statue of Sensei Yang). The main product image on Brickset and the online LEGO Shop caused some confusion because one of the minifigures (Cole) is accidentally shown twice. This is not the first time something like this has happened — note the two Lukes in the main image for #75014.
    What! How dare they. I'm not buying this set anymore. Give me 14 minifigs or I don't buy 
     B) 
    kiki180703
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,242
    Checked this out at the store last night and was pleasantly impressed at how it looks in person.  Definitely going to pick it up at some point.
  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 127

    Not a fan on ninjago but I do like eastern architecture and building styles. Set looks lovely but is a bit expensive. It also does not realy go with anything else but the scenery looks good enough to stand on its own.

    This is the first new set that I am seriously considering buying since quiet a while. Bit sad that probably quiet a large part of the budget went into the minifigs and small accesories, they are awesome and all but I also like to see a big and firm building.

    Still a very nice set,will help me bridge the time till the next modular comes out.

  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 822
    Pmh said:

    Not a fan on ninjago but I do like eastern architecture and building styles. Set looks lovely but is a bit expensive. It also does not realy go with anything else but the scenery looks good enough to stand on its own.

    This is the first new set that I am seriously considering buying since quiet a while. Bit sad that probably quiet a large part of the budget went into the minifigs and small accesories, they are awesome and all but I also like to see a big and firm building.

    Still a very nice set,will help me bridge the time till the next modular comes out.

    You can always sell the minifigs.  I bet you can sell them at at least $5 per fig average which will come to $65.  So, the buildings for $135 sounds like a really good deal.  In fact, I might have to go this route.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,885
    For me those pics confirm my opinion about the battle for ninjago city and fire temple being excellent buildings in their own right. Definitely glad I picked up several of the city sets at half off!

    Thanks for sharing them!
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    edited August 2015
    Thanks for the pics, I have my Fire Temple built, but the Battle for Ninjago City and the Temple of Light waiting in their boxes, and the new Temple of Airjitzu looks like it will go so well with them.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,150
    I saw the in-store model and can say the pictures do not do the scale of this temple justice. I picked it up and shall start building it tonight, as it is my first early access set.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,952
    ^ I also just saw this in-store. 
    I utterly agree. Pictures do not do this justice. There truly are few sets I look at and WANT. It is not good that this one jumped up there, because now there are two large sets I want.... this and my ferris wheel. This means the mixer is probably off my list.

    Oh goodness. I did not see the above pictures. Those look wonderful together.Flip. Now I want battle for Ninjago city. :-(


  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Would love to see photos of this within a modular layout!
  • TheUltimateTFOLTheUltimateTFOL Texas, USAMember Posts: 153
    All of these temples are great in their own right. I have Battle for Ninjago City and it is a really great set with a nice build, but I would've liked to see more interior decoration for that one and maybe a build of the gate. The Fire Temple, which I don't have, looks great and I wanted it for quite a while after it retired. The Temple of Airjitzu is nice but that empty space in the middle really bothers me. I would've liked them to put something there, even if it was just some shrubbery. In fact, a little bit of grass with a little path would've been perfect for that spot.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    tamamahm said:

    Oh goodness. I did not see the above pictures. Those look wonderful together.Flip. Now I want battle for Ninjago city. :-(
    As I often point out, some of the big Ninjago sets like Battle for Ninjago City or Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty are already aimed at ages 9–14, which is about as old as minimum age recommendations get before they stop putting a maximum recommended age on the boxes (Architecture and Mindstorms sets, for instance, are recommended for ages 10+). In other words, as far as complexity goes, they're closer to being "AFOL sets" than most LEGO castles, city squares, and pirate ships. It's not surprising that the ones which aren't too "out there" for the old-school crowd are praised as great display pieces in their own right.

    I saw someone on Facebook photograph the Temple of Airjitzu with these Tr. Light Blue window panes scattered in the open space in the center. It looked really beautiful and matched the Medium Azur water plates on either side of the bridge quite nicely. For those who plan to make a permanent display space for this set it could be a good technique to keep in mind, although it could be inconvenient for those who plan to turn the set around every now and then to check out the shadow puppet theater. If you'd prefer a more conventional base, there's always the option of buying some more Medium Azur and Sand Yellow plates from Bricklink.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,150
    I basically have the roof and bridge to finish, and have absolutely loved building this set. I'm glad I did the early access on it, even though the original goal was to have it finished before it's release to the general public.

    I wish there were actual spots for some of the loose accessories though. In particular, the stool and palette don't really connect anywhere, nor does the tea set. I'm okay with the paint brush being in the cup, and with the flowers in the bowl on the tea set, but loose pieces always make it a pain to move to something to me.
  • ZegnaZegna SingaporeMember Posts: 14

        Battle for Ninjago City mod :
       
    CurvedRoadPlatetamamahmDedgeckoSalamalexricecakekiki180703GoldchainsLEGO_Dad77
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    That's awesome---except those Mixel eyes on the dragon statue.  WRECKED IT!!
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 274
    That's ace. It's rather harsh to say the use of a single element wrecked it. They might not be in keeping with the rest but they do the job. 
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 255
    As you can see there is a mixture between the new striped bag design and the old one. I cannot see any particular reason why some are in one style and others are in another, so presumably LEGO are simply transitioning between the two.
    My guess is that the pre-printed plastic is feeded into packaging machines that fill and seal the bags, each bag has it's own machine and it's own roll (?) of bag plastic. This combined with the FIFO principle for the bag material, results in a combination of the old and new style printing on the bags. So indeed transitioning.

    With the new style printing it is easier to see the numbers on the bags, in contrast to the bricks inside. Therefore I think it's obvious why they went with this design.

    Furthermore an excellent review @CapnRex101! After reading it, I'm even more excited about the set.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,150
    I finished building this last night. I need to find a new shelf to hang on my wall for it though as it's a little big to fit on the top of my one display shelf. 

    Question about it though, does the bridge not connect at any point? Best I can tell it just kind of rests there between the two smaller buildings.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,881
    ^It just rests there.
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    Zegna said:

        Battle for Ninjago City mod :
       
    Is this three of this set put together? I keep looking at the one set I have built and wonder if I can turn it into a more "substantial" building. One without an open back.


  • ZegnaZegna SingaporeMember Posts: 14
     No,  I BrickLink it and add a temple of light...
    I will upload more photos by next week.
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