Review: 2257 Spinjitzu Starter Set
Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:08 PM
Thanks for the review, it was very helpful! I'll probably get just the two, smallest, sets.
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:22 PM
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:35 PM
The price for this thing is just too high, I am not sure TLG are in their sane mind with this. Considering how ninjago is a new thing and all this aggressive pricing will just ensure children stick to one of the 40 alternatives instead of trying them. I can already picture these sets 80% off in the future.
I am also disappointed by the skeleton's arms and how the legs are a single piece.
It is also terrible that the mechanism (or lack of) is so poor. Specially considering all that LEGO needed to use was one of the racers pull back pieces and some technic gears :(
I hope the sets turn out better.
Edited by vexorian, 24 December 2010 - 10:44 PM.
Posted 25 December 2010 - 02:52 AM
I guess the skeleton arms are fixed at an angle to maintain balance in the game. If they had used regular skeleton arms, the skeleton would have had a little advantage over the standard minifigure since the distance between the figure armpit to the weapon would be a little higher than normal.
Posted 25 December 2010 - 03:04 PM
Posted 25 December 2010 - 09:24 PM
No, it's really not. it's pretty easy, and it spins for a good while when you know how to do it.
Posted 26 December 2010 - 03:02 PM
Posted 26 December 2010 - 07:21 PM
The game is OK, but very repetitive. The ninja is easy to spin by holding it's head(gear), the skeleton is more difficult to spin like that. We haven't tried the way depicted in the instructions, but that should probably not be too difficult, we just started to play without looking too much at the instructions.
The skeleton minifig is a bit mutilated by having 'shoes' to make it sit tight in the spinning top, otherwise it looks exactly like other (new) skeletons, i.e only one degree of freedom in the shoulder joint.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:14 PM
The Starter set with Blue Ninja costs AUD29.
And the individual set e.g. Red/White/Black Ninja costs AUD16. Never thought about this until I saw the price.
Wanted to get at least the Ninjas though, but way too expensive.
Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:04 AM
Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:55 AM
I see no difference in the set we have compared to old(?) Lego.
The game is fun. My son (almost 4) and daughter (almost 7) can spin them with ease and both understand how the cards are used.
The spinning works great. The weapons are cool. Great funn.
Yes, it is on the pricey side but all Lego is in my opinion. (With the 'high-profile names' like Toy Story being the worst).
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