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REVIEW : 70737 Titan Mech Battle (picture heavy)

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Get set for the ultimate Mech Battle as Zane’s Titan Mech takes on Blade Master Bansha’s Ghost mech – Mech-enstein! Place Zane in the cockpit and adjust the arms and legs and rotating torso for awesome battle poses. Fire the stud shooters and dodge the massive swords of the 4-armed Mech-enstein. Then take the action to the air with the rocket-booster backpack! Give Zane support with Jay and Nya, firing the spring-loaded hook shooter to try and topple the Ghost mech. Use all the cool Ninja weapons to stop Scythe Master Ghoultar getting into the Samurai X Cave and stealing the Aeroblade! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapon and accessory elements: Zane, Jay, Nya, Scythe Master Ghoultar and Blade Master Bansha.

When I first heard of this set, I was very interested. When I first saw the set, I knew I'd be buying it. And so here we go, one brand new Ninjago review. Did it turn out to be everything I hoped for? Read on to find out!

Set Name : Titan Mech Battle

Set Number : 70737

Piece count : 754

Price : £39.99

Figures : 5

Front of Box. It does seem like a large box for a £40 set, but I guess it needs the width to show off the artwork.


Back of Box. We get a couple of panels showing another battle image, a few images of the characters included, plus notifying you of which Aeroblade you get, and that there are others to collect.


Top of Box. We see the five characters that we get in the set, plus one of the little Screemers, and the 1:1 scale image using Zane to convey the size.


What you get inside. Two instruction books, two sticker sheets (one for each mech) and six bags. Bag one builds the little rock outcrop and missile shooting platform. Bags two and three make up Zane's Titan Mech (which also appears to be named Zane 2.0) and bags four, five and six make up Mech-enstein (yes thats the official name)


(As a change from what I've done with previous reviews, I'm going to post the parts selections for each bag and their subsequent leftovers, and leave the reveal pictures for after)

Parts selection from bag one.


Leftover pieces from bag one.


Parts selection from bag two.


Leftover pieces from bag two.


Parts selection from bag three.


Leftover pieces from bag three. (Little worried about the 1x1 brick in white but after double-checking the instructions it's definitely not missing from the build)


Parts selection from bag four.


Leftover pieces from bag four.


Parts selection from bag five.


Leftover pieces from bag five.


Parts selection from bag six. No leftover pieces from this bag, which was a nice surprise.


So with the build complete, and the weather being very agreeable, I haphazardly carried it all outside for some better photo options.


First up is this little rocky build which holds the Aeroblade. Lego label this as part of the Samurai X cave. Nothing major to note here, it does it's job for the story element of the set.


Second is the little turret with the spring loaded missile. A little bit of back up for Zane, most likely included due to the slightly less imposing look of the Titan Mech to Mech-enstein.


Samurai X. No major changes to her outfit that I can see, and comes with double face as standard.




Jay. Once again we have a new outfit for the second half. He comes with a single sided face.



Zane. Everyone's favourite nindroid is backing sporting the same new style costume as his fellow ninja Jay. He retains his double-sided face from the first half year sets.




Skreemer. This little ghoul appears in multiple sets, and seems to be the grunt of the ghoulish baddies. These can be attached to a figure's head, I'm guessing to represent them being possessed.


Scythe Master Ghoultar. (A pain in the behind to balance on his ghostly lower half) The obvious opposition for Jay and Nya to fend off.



Blade Master Bansha. The driver of the Mech-enstein.



The Titan Mech. I'm happy to say that it's every bit as good as I hoped it would be.




The thing I like the most about this is the fact that it still looks darn awesome without a pilot. A couple of plates to fill the gap and you're good to go. The other thing that also attracted me to it is, weirdly, the legs. I can never MOC the legs of a mech to the pontiff me liking it, and yet theres such a simple build to them yet they look so good! I've been disheartened recently with the lack of any knees on the mech's that Lego have released recently, but with this it doesn't affect it at all, the model is still very posable. The blades on the arms of the mech are a nice touch, and the fact the designer placed them facing in opposite directions is a nice change, and stops the model looking too symmetrical.





Mech-enstein. One of the largest vehicles in the ghoul arsenal, it's definitely an imposing beast.




Think how General Greivous would look if he were in the world of Ninjago and was a dribble mech, and this is what you'd get. Four arms with massive sword blades, fierce claws, lots of ghoulish green and a creepy spider for good measure.




Alas, there is one problem...


There is hardly any movement in the ankles. The brown slope and spoiler piece limit the possibility to almost nothing. It suffers in the same kind of ways that Emmet's Constructo Mech did. Removing the spoiler helps with lending forward, but the brown slope piece is integral, and would need replacing with a 2x2 rather than the 2x3 used.

Other than that, this set is perfect. Zane only appears in his normal ninja outfit in this set, but all the other figures show up in other sets with no change to their printings. I think one of the other major drawing points of this set is its PPP (price per piece). If my calculations are correct, then this set comes in at a pretty amazing £0.05 per piece. I know that it's not a licensed theme etc, but its still very good value considering the large amount of white and new coloured pieces included. I would go as far to say that this set is the highlight of not just the second half year sets, but for all of 2015 Ninjago.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my review, and you're welcome to add any extras to the review if you wish. Some extra pictures can be found on my flickr at :

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Great quality pictures, I really appreciate all the individual pics you made for the parts in each bag (I should have thrown all the spares in one shot though) :thumbup: Useful review, thanks!

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Great review!

There is actually one subtle change to the Samurai X minifigure—she has the same black shoulder armor as the Ninja, instead of the Titanium Metallic shoulder armor she used earlier this year. Personally, I think it looks better this way, now that it matches her helmet.

I agree with you about the Titan Mech—it looks just fine without knees, and in fact I'd consider it better-looking than any other mech Lego's ever released.

However, when I recently built this set on LDD I also noticed Mech-enstein's poseability issues. Not only are his ankles a problem, but the Hero Factory detail elements on the sides of his legs even collide when posed with his legs completely straight! It's not impossible to put him in a decent pose, but the number of poses he can pull off is extremely limited.

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I noticed something: Mech-enstein looks like a corrupted Samurai Mech, like the ghosts stole it and redesigned it. :wink:

Did it actually happen in the TV series?

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I noticed something: Mech-enstein looks like a corrupted Samurai Mech, like the ghosts stole it and redesigned it. :wink:

Did it actually happen in the TV series?

Something along those lines, They just kind of sat in it and it got corrupted.

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Something along those lines, They just kind of sat in it and it got corrupted.

Yep. In the show, the ghosts can transform people, creatures, and inanimate objects into ghostly versions of themselves. That's how Stiix goes from how it appears in its first appearance in the show to how it appears in the City of Stiix set.

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