I'm new to Eurobricks, but I wanted to contribute, so I decided to put together a review. I'm not a Knight, yet, so I cannot set up a poll for this. If someone with moderator powers can add a poll to this review, that would be great. For my first review, I decided to start small, with a polybag LEGO set I found at Target.
Recently, I found three different polybag sets at Target: LEGO Star Wars 30054 AT-ST ($3.99), LEGO City 30010 Fire Chief ($3.49), and LEGO NinjaGo 30083 Dragon Fight ($3.49). These can be found in their seasonal Easter section, along with Easter candies, chocolates, and the ubiquitous Peeps. I chose the Ninjago set, because of my recent discovery of micro-building, it seemed like a great parts pack. While the AT-ST seems more amenable for micro-building, the Ninjago set also comes with a minifigure AND is $0.50 less...and let's face it, who wouldn't want more Ninjas in their LEGO minifigure collection?
30083: Dragon Fight
- Item №: 30083
- Pieces: 31
- * 1 Red Ninja
- Price: US $3.49
- Ages: 6-12
- Released: March 2011
- Theme: Ninjago
Here's a pic of the front and back of the polybag (not that the back is particularly interesting...but I added it for the sake of completeness. I wonder why TLG didn't put the name of the set on the package.
Here are the front and back of the instructions.
Here are all the parts sorted. I really like the two black multi-bracket ones...I've never seen them before (then again, I've just only recently come out of a dark age) and I'm trying to come up with ways to use them, because they seem like they would have some cool uses.
Front and back of the minifigure. I'm not experienced enough to be able to tell if it is a high quality "box set" or low quality "made in China" minifigure, but the torso does have the neck painted black (see pic of sorted parts), which may or may not indicate the quality of the minifigure. Sadly, the head is not double-sided and there is no print on the back of the torso. He comes with a black katana with a square hilt.
Here are some shots of the finished "dragon", which, to be honest, looks like a butterfly with a beetle carapace, a tail, and a horned parrot head. Additionally, I don't feel it fits the Ninjago theme, since it doesn't resemble an Asian style dragon. However, I guess if I saw that flying at me, I'd run for my life, too (see pic of front of package). I am also disappointed that the "dragon" has no feet or legs, and thus, cannot land.
Extra parts: an orange horn and a yellow cheese slope. Mmm...cheese....
And a final shot for size comparison.
My final verdict:
Playability: 5/10 It's a small set, so I cannot expect too much. The "dragon" is swooshable, and the Ninja has a weapon to fight it.
Design: 7/10 For me, the design suffers, because the "dragon" doesn't really look like an Asian style dragon and it lacks legs so it cannot technically land without crashing. However, I find that this is a great parts pack, which is why I gave it such a high score.
Price: 9/10 Considering that minifigures themselves cost around $3.00, I think this is a great deal.
Overall: 7/10 A good set, great for people who want to army build a red Ninja army and it comes some parts that I think are pretty neat and useful for micro-building, especially if you are looking for red/orange/yellow parts.
Edited by Peppermint_M, 17 March 2011 - 10:45 PM.