Review: The Ninjago Movie Minifigures

The Ninjago Movie looks like it is going to be a heap of fun, and like the LEGO Movie and LEGO Batman Movie before it LEGO have released a series of tie-in minifigures. With 20 different minifigures in this series there is a lot to cover, so lets get stuck in to it.

There are two parts to this review, first up brief review of each minifigure with pictures. The second part is a full 360° degree look at each minifigure. I have grouped the minifigures into four different batches for the 360° looks; Ninja Crew, Garmadons, Shark Army & Others.

The Minifigures

Lloyd

Lloyd

Lloyd is undoubtedly the main character of the movie and this minifigures features him in his ninja outfit. The two-part ninja mask works well but I am sure that a lot of kids are going to misplace the smaller neck part in time. The optional hair element gives you some flexibility in play/display options. The highlight of this minfigure may just be the printed tile. The blue on white is quite striking and the design perfectly matches Lloyd’s mech. The printing on the torso reads NINJA.

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On Sale: 10% Off At eBay, 20% At Myer’s eBay Store

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A new site-wide eBay offer went live yesterday afternoon. This time the offer is 10% off everything when you spend $75 or more. With general sales like this you’ll need to do a little bit of work yourself to find the best deals. Don’t forget that eBay is an open marketplace and people can charge whatever they like. Don’t get ripped off.

To get the 10% off use code PAINT at checkout. The offer ends September 8th 2017.

Head on over to eBay and have a look around.

Myer Offer

If the item that you are after happens to be available from the Myer eBay store then you are in luck – they are offering 20% off with a different code. You won’t be able to use both codes unfortunately.

The code for Myer’s 20% off is PMYER20 and it is valid until September 11th 2017.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Happy Father’s Day

Haapy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I hope you all got spoilt with plenty of LEGO.

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Force Friday Deals From LEGO

It might feel like everything is about the Millennium Falcon right now, but it’s also Force Friday II which means all of the Last Jedi merchandise is now officially available.

I’ll be trying to do a round-up of the sets and prices later today but if you are interested in buying directly from LEGO there are some special offers that you may be interested in…

Triple VIP Points on all Star Wars purchases

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The offer is valid from 1st to 3rd of September 2017.

Free Mini First Order Heavy Assault Walker

FFII Free Heavy Ass Walker

The website says that this offer is for orders equal to or greater than £60 in LEGO Star Wars™ merchandise only. I am guessing that would be about $100 AU. Again this offer runs from September 1st to 3rd.

Exclusive poster for VIP customers

FFII Free Poster

If you are signed in to your VIP account and purchase LEGO Star Wars sets you will receive one of three posters. The website says to come back each day for a different poster but that it is unlikely with the $200 free shipping threshold. This offer is also September 1st to 3rd.

It’s Real – LEGO Announces New UCS Millennium Falcon

There is a line in The Force Awakens that I think is appropriate here… “It’s true, all of it”. After months and months of rumours, speculation, fake leaks, teasers and even some real leaks LEGO have today announced the largest ever LEGO set.

Introducing 75192 Millennium Falcon

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It’s hard to put in words just how amazing this set is. Here are the key points:

  • The set has 7,541 pieces.
  • Same external dimensions as the previous version
  • It comes with two sets of minifigures – Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO based on Empire Strikes Back. From the sequel trilogy there is Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn.
  • The exterior has all new more accurate detailing.
  • There is multiple sections of detailed interior – Main hold with printed Dejarik board. Rear compartment with engine room and hidden compartment. Gunnery station with minifigure gunner’s seat.
  • The model can be configured in Original Trilogy or Sequel Trilogy formats – it includes a round dish and a rectangular one.

Words do little to describe the epicness of all this. So I suggest you check out the image gallery, press release and designer video below. Warning for mobile users: There are a lot of images and I left them quite large so that you can see all the details.

According to somebody I spoke to at LEGO the Australian RRP is $1299.99. The set will be officially released on October 1st, but there will be a VIP release on September 14th.

On Sale: 20% Off At Myer

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Myer are having a 5 day sale from today, with a pretty straight forward 20% off LEGO.

The offer runs from today (August 30th) until Sunday September 3rd.

The only LEGO related exclusion is the Ninjago Movie Minifigures. Which means even the Death Star is on sale. This sale will also still be running when the new Star Wars Last Jedi sets are released on Friday.

You can view the full LEGO range here.

Don’t forget to add one of the Myer anniversary codes for a further discount. The codes are ANNIVERSARY10 for $10 off when you spend $60 or more, ANNIVERSARY15 for $15 off when you spend $80 or more and ANNIVERSARY20 for $20 off when you spend $100 or more.

eBay Option

The 20% off prices are also active on the Myer eBay store. With the code PINCH5 you can also get an extra 5% off.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Thanks to Mark for emailing me about this last night.

On Sale: Various Offers From Toys R Us

Toys R Us have a new catalogue out, with a headline offer of “Buy one, get one half price” on selected themes.

They also have a few different bonus offers.

Main Sale Offer

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The main sale offering is buy one get one half price across Duplo, City, Friends, Technic, Creator and LEGO Batman Movie. You will be able to mix and match across those themes. The lower priced item will be the 50% off one, so you may need to split your purchase across multiple transactions to make the most of this offer.

Selected Sets

The catalogue also features a small selection of sets not covered by the main sale. These are the sets featured:

 
Set #
Name
Theme
Price
Full RRP
Discount
Discount %
70607Ninjago City ChaseThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$24.99$29.99$517%
70608Master FallsThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$34.99$44.99$1022%
70609Manta Ray BomberThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$34.99$44.99$1022%
41188Breakout from the Goblin King's FortressElves$89.99$99.99$1010%
41186Azari & the Goblin Forest EscapeElves$19.99$24.99$520%
41187Rosalyn's Healing HideoutElves$49.99$59.99$1017%
70617Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate WeaponThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$139.99$159.99$2013%
70614Lightning JetThe LEGO Ninjago Movie$89.99$99.99$1010%

Both of these offers run from tomorrow (Wednesday August 30th) until September 12th.

Ninjago Movie Bonus

If you spend $40 or more on any LEGO Ninjago Movie sets you will receive a bonus Ninjago Movie Maker set valued at $9.99. Note that this is not the $29.99 version available from LEGO online, but the smaller polybag version shown below.

There is no specific end date mentioned for this offer but it is possible that this will sell out before the sale ends.

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Ninjago Movie Competition

Spend $30 or more on LEGO Ninjago Movie sets and scan your VIP card to go in the draw for a Money-can’t-buy LEGO Ninjago Movie Diorama. There are 5 to give away.

TRU Ninjago Movie Competition

You can learn more about this competition here. The comp runs until September 24th, just in time for the movie.

 

21309 Saturn V Available For Backorder

The hugely popular 21309 Saturn V set is once more available to order from the LEGO Online store. Currently it is listed as on back-order with sets shipping by September 11th. It’s likely that date will extend out as more orders are placed, so get in quick.

Saturn V Backorder August 26

There were a heap of people who emailed me about this so thanks to Matt, Tim, Tony, Marty and Ricky.

If you are still on the fence about the set you can check out my review here.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/LEGO-NASA-Apollo-Saturn-V-21309

Book Review: DC Comics Build Your Own Adventure

As book week comes to a close I am taking a look at one more Build Your Own Adventure book. This time Green Lantern John Stewart takes us on a journey through the world of DC Comics.

The central plot of this book is that John Stewart is looking for the Justice League, and with communications down he has to go find them in person.

For those not familiar with the character there is a brief introduction on who he is. It doesn’t get in to the entire history of the Green Lantern Corps but does provide a basic overview.

The Justice League has had a varying line-up over the years as you’d expect for anything to do with comics, but the team presented here is the basic big hitters: Wonder Woman, Flash, Superman, Aquaman and Batman.

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After the instructions for the included set we get the usual builder talk section that seems to be common to all of the Build Your Own Adventure books. It’s a nice overview of the different parts on offer and acts a little teaser to get your brain thinking about building.

[Read on for details on the Green Lantern Minifigure and the included set. There is even a 360° look at the set]

On Sale: 30% Off Store-wide At Shopforme

It’s not every day that you get a legitimate 30% off deal – they usually involve multiple codes or a weird overlap of circumstances. Not this deal though; it’s a straight 30% off.

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Independent Melbourne based retailer Shopforme are slashing their prices from today (August 23rd) until Friday (August 25th).

They offer free shipping on orders over $200, but if you are spending less than that don’t forget to factor postage in to your savings.

Head on over to their website to see what’s available. With 30% off I suspect that some items will be selling out.