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#1 Plissken

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 10:26 PM

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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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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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#2 surrideo

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

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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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:40 PM

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:
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:52 AM

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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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:07 AM

Nice review. Can't wait to get my hands on the set!
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:11 PM

Thank you for the review!
This is a decent little set I think. :sweet:
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

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.

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#8 mordatre

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:19 AM

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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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:53 AM

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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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

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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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:06 PM

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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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:06 AM

Thanks for the review, the brick bricks look great in dark tan
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:25 AM

I like it! Great review! I think it is worth the 10cents per piece to obtain the "brick" brick.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 05:50 PM

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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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:47 PM

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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#16 Plissken

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:52 PM

Thanks to all for the comments.

View PostThego, on 15 January 2012 - 05:50 PM, said:

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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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:51 AM

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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