TPLSTER21

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  1. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    Just a quick heads-up. A reviewer on YouTube has reviews up of the Golden Dragon and Monastery sets and one of the spinner sets (just search "Lego Ninjago Legacy Set") if anyone wants to check them out - I'd link to them here but I'm not sure if that is allowed? The reviewer is based in Canada and said that he purchased the sets at Toys R Us. So, the sets are out at retail, in Canada at least.
  2. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    We are due to get a couple of retailer exclusives (there were none in the previous wave) so I think that's what the other poster was inferring. I think that one will be a vehicle for Zane (dune buggy? some kind of sand walker?) as opposed to a dragon (setting is a desert so probably no ice dragons around) and the other a vehicle for the "Dragon Keepers" or whatever the villain faction is called. I think both of them will be $30 sets as that price point has not been represented in the set list so far.
  3. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    Jay's dragon's head has a shooter mounted inside the mouth (I guess to mimic a "lightning breath" attack) and I think that the simplified head design would have been done in order to incorporate that gimmick. I can't 100% tell if Kai's dragon has a similar function, but if it did then that could explain the similar design.
  4. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    It would be unusual for Kai to get that many vehicles/sets in such a short period. Especially with 2 sets at the same price point. But I’m pretty sure Pursuit in the Air is Kai’s vehicle. I don’t think it’s a villain vehicle because you can see that the vehicle is chasing one of the villain figs (Mohawk Guy) and it is definitely Kai’s color scheme.
  5. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    I think that some of those prices are off based on the set/box images. Pursuit in Air: Definitely not a $40 set - dead giveaway is that it comes with only 2 mini-figs. This is a $20USD price point set based on that, the box shape and overall size of build/estimated piece count. Confrontation in the Throne Room: Again, doesn't look like a $40 set based on size of build/piece count. I think this could be set like the prison set from 2016 that was $25USD-ish but came with several mini figs. Stormbringer Dragon: I can't 100% tell if this is the rectangular "$30USD Box Size" or rectangular "$40USD Box Size". The dragon build itself looks like a hugely scaled down version of Lloyds Mech Dragon that doesn't look to use that many pieces. That and the lack of any major secondary build (looks like there is a small shrine) leads me to believe it could be a $30USD set, but the inclusion of 4 mini figs is normally associated with a $40USD set. Firstborn Dragon, Dieselnaut Combat Vehicle, The Dragons Den: Sets all look pretty substantial. Prices are probably accurate. There are now pretty clear set pics on YouTube where you get good looks at the sets with the exception of the largest 2 (they are together in one frame and are a bit more blurry than the others). I think Kai will be featured in the this wave of sets since he gets a vehicle (Pursuit in the Air) AND a Dragon (Firstborn Dragon)?
  6. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    So, I guess 70657 is the other DTC set for the Movie the "Docks" set. Also, looks like we might get 2 retailer exclusives 70649 and 70656? I'm thinking so, since there are no exclusives in the most recent winter wave. So far, the sets look to be oriented primarily towards dragons/scenery sets. I'd assume that if any retailer exclusives are included, they might be more vehicle centered...? Also, has anyone seen a clear pic of 70650 that shows what is in the set? The one I saw was terribly blurry and I couldn't make anything out...
  7. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    No official word on pricing as yet. But if you have seen the catalog leak you can determine the pricing by box size. One curious thing to me is that there are no $30 sets in this wave. I.E. the smaller, longer rectangle boxes. I wonder if there will be a retailer exclusive(s) that slot into that price point?
  8. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    For 70639, the box size indicates that it is a $20 USD set. Kind of weird that there are no $30 USD sets in this wave at all. There is 1 $12 set, 1 $20 set, 2 $40 sets, 1 $60 set and 1 $90-$100 (I'm guessing based on the temple's box size) set. I wonder if we will get a retailer exclusive in the SOG wave given the absence of any $30 sets?
  9. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    So, Movie Wave 2 December 1st (ish) and Sons of Garmadon January 1st (ish). That's interesting. The way that Lego were talking about S.O.G. at Comic Con, I assumed that was the Summer 2018 Wave.... The last 4 waves of Ninjago have been very heavy on dragons, bikes and ships. Having seen the S.O.G. sets I'm somewhat disappointed to see...well... more of the same thing really (dragons excluded for this wave, which is kind of a nice change in and of itself). 70638: Looks like a nice enough little speedboat with a spring loaded shooter on the back. Looks like it can change into some kind of flyer as well..? And it is nice in a small set like this to get 2 builds with the small bike for the S.O.G. mini fig. 70639: Lego has obviously decreed that the Winter Wave $20 set will have 2 bikes as this has now been the case for the last 3 years! This is really a bummer for me as there are opportunities to do all kinds of other stuff at this price point and it has been nothing but bikes, bikes, bikes. Having said that, the bikes look pretty good and the Oni mini fig is cool. Wonder if the S.O.G. bike has the "sword-stilts" featured in the trailer? I think Zane's bike has stud shooters on it. 70640: The obligatory "Set That Works With Impulse Game-Gimmick Sets!" Ultimately, these sets tend to suffer for the sake of accommodating the gimmick and to me that is clearly what happened here. Can't really tell action features other than a space to let the spinjitzu bubble-thing roll around. Kind of a waste of what could have been a really good "Base Set" in my opinion. 70641: Nice looking car. Guessing there is a stud Gatling-gun on both sides and another feature or 2 for the car. Bike for bad guy. Pretty standard Ninjago set for this price range. 70642: Maybe to me the most interesting set. S.O.G. big-fig looks to be loaded up with weapons with a spiked club and some kind of jet-pack with stud shooters on it. It looks like that is attached to the big-fig and is not part of the bike although I'm not sure how it would attach...? Mech looks nice and is on the smallish side. Stud shooter on left arm and spinning spike-shield on right arm. Only thing about this set is it doesn't look to have a lot of pieces for what it's price range would be. Bike doesn't look to large (maybe around 7 inches long) and neither does the mech (looks about the size of the Electro-mech, maybe even a bit smaller) Guess there are a lot of large pieces in the bike and big fig that drove up the set budget? Still, 2 interesting looking models, cool big fig and 2 ninja's - maybe a bit light on the figure count for the price point too now that I think about it. 70643: Temple. Looks okay but nothing special. Hard to tell what action features may be present. No secondary builds which is really disappointing in a set a this price point. Overall, I would say that based on prelims this is a good to very good wave. To me, everything is a potential buy save 70640 and probably 70643. Curious to see final set images!
  10. Thanks for the review. Nicely done! This one is a pass for me. The mech looks better than it actually is. A $60 price point mech should have several action features and not just a single missile launcher, especially when it is the only build in the set! It definitely should have come with the huge mace it is wielding in the poster instead of the laser pointer.
  11. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Since 72006 is called "Axl's Rolling Arsenal" and resembles a WW2 amphibious landing craft, then perhaps the "arsenal" is a bunch of things stored inside (an arsenal is a weapons storage room after all)? It looks like it is the biggest set of the wave at this point, so maybe the main vehicle is a carrier/deployer for several smaller vehicles. @Sir von Lego can you tell if the vehicle has a large door/hatch for other things to exit from it? Is a villain vehicle is included in the set?
  12. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Pretty sure 72001 is "Lance's Hover Jouster" which would make more sense. As for the rest, looks like a small wave, which is what I expected for winter 2018. Sir von Lego, can you please provide us with descriptions for the other sets? Thanks for this as always!! 72003 is an enemy flyer. Sir von Lego described the set includes a "Good guy in orange space-suit" - AKA Axel - and the vehicle itself - "flying helicopter...with rotors on both sides put on horizontally" as being black/transgreen - which is the color of the enemies according to his description.
  13. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2017 Discussion

    The answer to your question is: Not very. The sets are already available for sale at LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark. They are also available from North American sellers on EBay (that is if you feel like paying a 100% markup over N.A. retail price to get them early). The sets should be widely available at retail in North America within the next 2-3 weeks or so (TRU, Target, Walmart) and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if Lego stores had them a few days earlier than the "official" August 1st release date - say the weekend before July 28th-29th. Given all of the above, I'm also pretty sure that TLG sent out a few sets to some websites/YouTubers for preview reviews. Keep an eye out over the next week or two. I know a couple of people from Brickset are active here. Perhaps they can confirm if they are going to be getting some sets in advance for review?
  14. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2017 Discussion

    Well this is interesting on more than one level: Since this is an official TLG press release, I'm going to assume that the release date for the garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! set is in fact December 1, 2017. But this also means that the release date for Wave 2 is December 1st since I can't recall another time where only 1 "Winter/Summer Wave" set was released where that set wasn't a D2C or UCS build - and that set is definitely not one of those! So, I guess nice to know that the other 3 sets (Cole's Mech and 2 others) are coming in time for Christmas. This HAS to be a type-o. There is no way that set is $30. The giveaway is that $30 Action/Adventure sets now come in a specific size of box - that is the box size of Master Falls, Jelly Sub and Manta Bomber. The Walker box is much larger than that. It is a $40 set. But still a pretty good value piece count wise even for $40. Does anyone know if there are set descriptions online that give the dimensions of the sets? Some of the bigger ones are listed on the box, but I'm curious about the size of some of the smaller sets.
  15. TPLSTER21

    LEGO Ninjago 2017 Discussion

    The misterbricks.be website has descriptions for all the movie sets, but they are not in English. Google translate will give you the details you need. Definitely some stuff gets a bit lost in translation, but you can get the gist of all the sets and their features.