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Master Wu Dragon is one of my favorite sets from this year's Ninjago lineup, and it's cool to see some background on its design (and read that yes, Nick was motivated in part by the desire to include a lot of sweet parts that MOCists like himself would appreciate). :)
Specifically how to connect it to lego plates or bricks (it doesn't!).
Attaching LEGO dragons to LEGO plates and bricks has never been a real concern of mine, to be honest, so long as the dragons can support their own weight.
Or is it possible to connect the new foot and I'm just being silly?
Part of my reason for not particularly caring personally is that having the feet securely attached to a base could end up limiting the number of poses you could put the dragon in, since you'd need whatever feet are on the ground to be evenly spaced and at a fairly specific angle. One of the benefits of feet that are attached via ball joints is that you can rotate them freely to so many different angles. So for display purposes, I feel like there's more benefit in just having the dragon "resting" on a base than securely attached to it.
I suppose having anti-studs on the feet would have some benefits, though, like letting you make a dragon perch on a sloped roof without sliding right off. It'd be cool if there existed a part that was like a 2x2plate or tile with a ball cup or ball snap molded into the top, instead of all the System parts like 92013 having the ball cup stick off the side horizontally. That would allow for more custom solutions for feet with anti-studs on the bottom that aren't so bulky.
For general building purposes (i.e. for using those creature feet for uses other than as feet), I think the pin and axle holes are satisfactory. Though that might be my background as a Bionicle/constraction builder speaking — System builders might have uses in mind that I couldn't even fathom.
I ended up using Part 6562 and 654101.
Is there a specific reason the part isn't "compatible"? I don't know how it is used in the other system (bionicle & buildable figs). I was just suprised they didn't connect.
"We’re building on the success of our established evergreen propositions such as LEGO Ninjago "
Didn't realise Ninjago was now evergreen.
(rest of article at http://www.toynews-online.biz/interviews/read/lego-on-why-nexo-knights-is-set-to-take-play-experiences-to-the-next-level/045567 )
And yeah, Ninjago became an evergreen theme this year. It was mentioned in one of the "LEGO Life" magazines for employees this year as well as the company's interim result.
pirates, zeppelin, genie, more mechs, more dragons, airjitsu temple grounds...
its gonne be awesome!
Legs are from JW Dr Wu. In his poly and 75919. This is the hard part to get, everything else is in stock on B&P I think.
Body is from a Dr something in ultra agents. It's in two sets but I don't remember which. Truth be told is has a logo on the back which is wrong but he will have to face outwards.
Head is from the judge cmf. Only grey eyebrows glasses face that's even close as far as I could find.
Hair is in several but to find the part number it appears in 21103.
Crow is from Tonto head piece in the lone ranger sets.
The legs I picked up on bricklink - I got lucky, they have only appeared three times but aren't particularly expensive, but they are the perfect legs, the only real issue is he doesn't wear his lab coat that wide (as per picture). Good luck to anyone else trying!
I think #70602 Jay's Elemental Dragon is easily one of the standout sets from this wave. It's no #70734, but it's still a quite attractive model. #70604 Tiger Widow Island is a very nice location-based set (love that palm tree!), and #70605 is probably one of the most imposing enemy vehicles the theme has had!
The new pirate swords look pretty cool.
You always have great news about Ninjago Aanchir. :)
I'm very disappointed.
This Ninjago wave does borrow some parts from the Pirates sets (like the faces of the three human pirates), but the sets would have been in development before the 2015 Pirates sets were even available. LEGO tends to start development of new sets at least 18 months in advance.
#70605 looks like shit tough!
This wave almost feels like the last minute, thrown together Nindroid wave. Maybe they wanted to give new fans access to older villains for some reason?