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Review: 9440 Venomari Shrine

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Name: Venomari Shrine

Setnumber: 9440

Theme: NinjaGo

Year: 2012

Parts: 81

Minifig: 1

Price: €7,99

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My first purchase of the new NinjaGo wave. I really like the new Brick Brick and in my opinion it's a cheap way to get a good amount of them. But enough of my opinion at the moment, let pictures speak...

Box Front

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Box Back

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Box Side

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Contents

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Instructions

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Random Page

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Pieces of interest. Nice printed part, two lime new snakes, brown slopes and six brick bricks. Nice selection.

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Minifig Front

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Minifig Back

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Minifig armed and amoured.

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Random build status

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Build completed

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Spare parts

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Complete set. The play feature works fine. The distance between set and snake is the actual "throw" result.

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Final thoughts

Playability: 6/10

The playfeature is nice but nothing special.

Minifig: 8/10

You can't beat a white ninja. Also the shoulderarmor is nice and the new mask looks great.

Parts: 9/10

You get alot of new parts for very little money. Snakes, staff, brick bricks are all great.

Price: 10/10

The set is worth every cent even when it's only for parts.

Total: 33/40

I like the set. It's cool looking and fits nice in the new direction the theme is going. The included parts are great and I will purchase a few more of this set only for them. If you like the new parts and Ninjas, this set is a good start or extension. Recommended. :thumbup:

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An excellent set for the money and a great review for such a small set.

Your ninja Has a much cleaner robe print than mine got, but with all the detail it doesn't bother me too much. Im not usually one for buying multiple sets but at £5.95 in the UK some more of those Brick bricks would be nice.

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Thanks for the review 'Plissken', I too might buy a few of these just for the parts....oh, those brick bricks ! :wub:

The minifig is excellent, the snakes head slope is printed.....oh, that might be handy for some MOC'ers....a bonnet piece on a hot rod perhaps ? :wink:

Brick On Review On 'Plissken' and thanks again for taking the time to review the set for us. :classic:

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Oh. My. God. That torso will be perfect for Sand Darth Stalker! :wub:

Really nice review, this just convinced me on the buying front. I must have multiples! :devil:

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Thank you for the review!

This is a decent little set I think. :sweet:

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Thank you for the review. I already was interested in getting this set, but that was before I knew of all these great pieces!

I am really excited for the new white ninja with armor and headgear. I didn't know it was a printed slope piece for the snake head (that will come in handy). And the new brick bricks are neat. I like the texture look of headlight bricks with tiles in front, but I am sure these new pieces be most welcomed.

Keep up the good reviews.

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Got this set yesterday and I noticed they changed the sword. The new one´s blade is actually thicker than the old swords, making it a little hard to insert into the new scabbard. It´s not sturdier than the old ones so I see no reason for the change.

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A great review! While I have never bought Ninjago before (not a huge fan) I might have to pick up this set just for the parts. Just curious, has the Ninjago resemblance to Power Rangers been discussed yet?

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The new Snakes are ingeniously made- When you put them on normal surface they tilt a little- thanks to this they look good on the Lego bricks and on normal surface!

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This set looks absolutely great. The minifig looks absolutely great awesome and I love the snake-staff.

You know, if you replace the bley tiles with tan ones, I think the structure would fit perfectly in the pharao's quest theme.

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I like it! Great review! I think it is worth the 10cents per piece to obtain the "brick" brick.

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Great review. I'm not a Ninjago collector, but I bought this for the lovely parts today.

Just thought that I'd point out that you built it incorrectly though! As per the instructions, only one of the round 1x1 trans-green plates should be used to elevate only one of the trans-green antennae, so that one hangs down further than the other. The other is a spare. It doesn't really matter at all, but thought I'd be pedantic! :wink:

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This is perfect for parts! Bought it myself the otherday. I love the colourful Ninjago parts in general and might pick up some more smaller sets. Plus, ninjas are awesome.

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Thanks to all for the comments.

Great review. I'm not a Ninjago collector, but I bought this for the lovely parts today.

Just thought that I'd point out that you built it incorrectly though! As per the instructions, only one of the round 1x1 trans-green plates should be used to elevate only one of the trans-green antennae, so that one hangs down further than the other. The other is a spare. It doesn't really matter at all, but thought I'd be pedantic! :wink:

You're right. I didn't noticed it after you pointed it out. The uneven look gives it some cool dripping effect.

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This is a great parts pack; I personally like the gold sword sheath on the ninja's back, and those new brick bricks. This may actually be a set to buy multiple times

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