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REVIEW : 5000030 Kendo Jay


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#1 Nebsirob

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:48 PM

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Set Number: 5000030
Name: Kendo Jay
Theme: Ninjago
Year of Release: 2012
Pieces: 31 (including minifig-parts & game card)
Minifigs: 1
Price: free, for any purchase at Lego & S@H above 55 Euros


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This is a review of a Ninjago Booster featuring Kendo Jay.

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The green bag shows all it's contents on the front side.
It also shows the Ninjago-logo, and some snake-scales heading from the upper left, to the lower right corner.
The back shows the actual size minifig. The set number is written above the barcode.

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After opening the bag, we get a smaller bag with the actual parts, and the game card (loose inside the big bag),
which is kinda blurry on my pic, since I forgot to make a macro shot, and it's holographic.
There are no instructions, or promotional leaflets in this set.

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The minifig has a nice torso-, and leg-printing. Unfortunally, this can't be seen, when the armor is attached.
Kendo Jay has a serious face expression and a scar at his right eyebrow. The helmet came in an extra bag, inside the big one.

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The weapons consist of various sticks (lightsaber blades, and bars), spikes, lightsaber hilts, axe heads, trans blue slopes,
a trans blue warning light, a pearl gold spear, and a reddish brown pitchfork.
Since we have no instructions, we have to assemble the weapons with the reference-pic on the package.

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After the "build", we have nine weapons: 3 spears, a pitchfork, an axe, a mace (at least, I think, it is supposed to be one),
a (kendo-)stick, a stick with a warning light, and a double-bladed-stick.

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We also get a ring-like piece, with a nice lightning-pattern. According to BrickLink, it is a "Spinner Crown".

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The bottom of the spinner crown. Since it features four 1x2 bottom-holes, it can easily be used für MOCs.

Verdict

Price : na - Since, I got this for free, I have no complains  :laugh:  
Minifig : 9/10 - I like the armor, and the printing. Unfortunally, Jay has no printing on the back.
Parts : 7/10 - Except, for the minifig-parts, only the spinner crown, and the small bars with side-studs are worth mentioning. And it's always nice, go get another pitchfork.

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Thank you for the read.

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Edited by Rufus, 11 February 2012 - 04:26 PM.
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#2 Lance

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:00 AM

Thanks for the review! I also got this free with a purchase of the X-Wing fighter, but it's strange it's the only booster pack that includes a spinner crown  :sceptic:

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:38 PM

It was a nice gift for free, that's for sure. But I don't know if I would have purchased it separately. I wanted the new ninja versions, but now I'm not so sure. I like to second-guess my decisions a lot when it comes to purchases. I originally wanted the Destiny's Bounty, but holding the box in hand I didn't care as much. So who knows.

But thank you for the review. It covers everything well. I do like some of the weapons.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:30 AM

Did LEGO do an exclusive mold for the mask, just for a polybag? If so, I am rather impressed.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostHuntleyfx, on 15 January 2012 - 12:30 AM, said:

Did LEGO do an exclusive mold for the mask, just for a polybag? If so, I am rather impressed.
No. The same Kendo mask appears in several other sets: 9446, 9455, 9456, 9457, 9551, 9558, and 9563. It's a lovely piece, but it's not exclusive to this set by any means (although it is new this year).

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

A decent freebie, if nothing more for a bunch of accessories
Not a big fan of the Kendo armor though, I much prefer DX
Though that is a very bizarre set number

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

So happy that this has the pitchfork and the blue blades! Going to be using those in my Castle MOCs. Just bought a lot at the LEGO store and got 5 of these babies! :grin:

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:54 PM

View PostAanchir, on 15 January 2012 - 12:47 AM, said:

No. The same Kendo mask appears in several other sets: 9446, 9455, 9456, 9457, 9551, 9558, and 9563. It's a lovely piece, but it's not exclusive to this set by any means (although it is new this year).

Thank you. I usually hang out in SW, but I drop in on Ninjago every once in a while.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

In all my time going through this forum, I have never seen a ninja with a pitchfork. Now give him a torch and we can start a riot :devil: !

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:07 AM

Good review! Too bad I have to spend $75 to get it.  :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:49 AM

Man, I want this pack. Maybe it'll be on a well-known auction site; I can only hope...liking the Kendo helmet.

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