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Are you cross referencing for confirmation, @CM4S? This would seem like something you would have info on first.
Also Huw, you tease! ;P
I wonder if Ronin's Mech will resemble the mech he used in the video game LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin. The Samurai X Cave has been featured in the show for two years now so it could be a great candidate for a set, as is Kryptarium Prison, which made its debut in season 4.
Color me excited!
70590: Airjitzu Temple Grounds
It's just a hunch. I could be wrong, but I don't think I will be.
Nope, it's in the prelim catalog. Small Beach House type set.
The LEGO Group seems to be a bit hesitant to try extending the age range for their girl-oriented themes upward. LEGO Elves seems on some levels to be the girl-oriented answer to Ninjago (aimed at ages 7–14), yet Elves is aimed at ages 7–12. The lower limit on the age recommendation is raised, but not the upper limit. It's possible that since girls are such a new demographic for the LEGO Group in general, they want to do more research before trying to target female TFOLs and AFOLs. TFOLs and AFOLs are a smaller demographic than KFOLs, and older buyers in general (not just girls) tend to have more particular and unpredictable interests than younger ones.
It's also worth noting that most female TFOLs and AFOLs are ones who grew up with LEGO from BEFORE the LEGO Group had strong girl-oriented themes. So their taste in sets might have more in common with male TFOLs and AFOLs than with female KFOLs, who are more receptive to new developments like the mini-doll. In that case, the LEGO Group might have to wait until the "LEGO Friends generation" starts to grow up before they really figure out how to create adult- or teen-oriented extensions of their girl-oriented brands. In the meantime, they can probably expect many female TFOLs and AFOLs to be drawn to Creator Expert sets, much like men their age (Creator being one of the most gender-neutral themes).
Also, look at how long it took Ninjago to get a D2C set! Ninjago's been out for four and a half years, and yet kids who were younger than nine years when Ninjago came out in 2011 would probably STILL be younger than the Temple of Airjitzu's target age range when it was released. By contrast, for a kid to be within the target age range for a 14+ exclusive Friends set today, they'd have had to be eleven or so when LEGO Friends first came out, and thus on the tail end of its target age range from the outset (Granted, a LEGO Friends D2C set might be more likely to shoot for a 12+ age range like past LEGO Castle exclusives).
Why is 70602 titled "Jay's Elemental Dragon" while 70599 is simply "Cole's Dragon"? Is there a difference? 70594 is misspelled as well. At any rate, I'm still stoked for 2016 Ninjago!
I'm also half expecting one of Lego's homegrown themes to get a D2C set as well.
I think we should also hold tight to the fact that the Winter Village Toy Shop might not be the only re-release on the horizon (personally, I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me).