I got 2 more sets today; pre-Christmas rushed has cleared out my local TRU of all the other Ninjago sets however; I may have to wait until a later date to buy more. This is the smallest and cheapest Ninjago set; and just from the box art, I can already tell that it's more worthwhile to purchase than the game sets.
Name: Ninja Training Outpost
Set Number: 2516
Price: $6.99 CAD
Year of Release: 2011
The Instruction Manual
This minifig is NOT Chinese plastic. So I'm assuming that none of the set minifigs are Chinese plastic, only the game set ones.
This seems to be a new hilt for the katana, squarish with concave sides.
The Weapons Rack
There's nothing special about this set; no new pieces or anything. But it proves that only the game set minifigs are made with Chinese plastic.
Playability: 6/10 Playability is passable, having the Ninjas do target practice; I've never find much use for it though.
Design: 8/10 I really like the weapons rack; it has the Japanese architecture style to it.
Price: 8/10 At $7 for 45 pieces, very reasonable.
Minifigures: 10/10 The minifigure in this set are the normal TLG ABS. WIN!
Parts: 6/10 No new parts. But the katana has a different hilt.
Total: 8/10 Simple, yet effective.
Edited by Peppermint_M, 25 December 2010 - 11:11 AM.