Review: 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon

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70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon is right in the middle of the product range for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, priced at £44.99 or $49.99 and containing 544 pieces. Spoiler alert here: it's fantastic. You'll have to read on to find out exactly why and how, though.

Upon seeing Lloyd's mighty robotic steed make its debut in the film's first trailer, I was blown away by its design and sheer size. Of course, my hopes of the official set matching the scope of the film version were highly unrealistic, and unsurprisingly we ended up with a heavily scaled-down version.

But hope is not lost. With four fantastic minifigures and some fulfilling play features, the Green Ninja Mech Dragon still stands strong amongst the entire first wave. How strong? Let's see...

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Old Fishing Store signing events reminder

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Old Fishing Store

Old Fishing Store

©2017 LEGO Group

Several European LEGO stores will be hosting signing events with the fan designer of the brilliant 21310 Old Fishing Store, Robert Bontenbal, over the next few days. These begin tomorrow at Leicester Square and additional events will be taking place in Paris, Berlin and Copenhagen during the rest of this week.

  • August 24, 1-4pm, LEGO Store Leicester Square
  • August 25, 1-4pm, LEGO Store Paris Forum les Halles
  • August 26, 10am-1pm, LEGO Store Berlin
  • August 27, 12-3pm, LEGO Store Copenhagen

I will be at Leicester Square on behalf of Brickset tomorrow so do come and say hello if you spot me. It's always fun to meet Brickset members in person!

Let us know if you will be attending any of these events in the comments.

Discounts at Amazon.com

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Latest >= 25% discounts
10606 Doc McStuffins Backyard Clinic$22.00 ($29.99)Marketplace-27%
>= 33% discounts on this year's sets
75525 Baze Malbus$13.87 ($24.99)Marketplace-45%
75523 Scarif Stormtrooper$14.53 ($24.99)Marketplace-42%
41231 Harley Quinn to the Rescue$17.99 ($29.99)-40%
41232 Super Hero High School$47.99 ($79.99)-40%
41233 Lashina Tank$8.99 ($14.99)-40%
70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator$44.09 ($69.99)Marketplace-37%
60148 ATV Race Team$12.79 ($19.99)-36%

This year's Winter Village set is...

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A railway station, to complement last year's 10254 Winter Holiday Train. Here's the press release:

10259 Winter Village Station, 902 pieces

US $79.99 - CA $99.99 - DE 69.99€ - UK £74.99 - DK 649.00 DKK

Available 1st October, with early access to VIPs from 14th September.

Head home for the holidays with the Winter Village Station!

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages.

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More information about something BIG!

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LEGO has posted another teaser on social media for the BIG set that's being unveiled next week.

This one reveals that it will contain 1,619 more parts than the current largest set, 10189 Taj Mahal: that's a whopping 7,541 pieces!

The price per piece of the last Star Wars UCS set, 75144 Snowspeeder, was 11c, or 10p, so allowing a bit for economies of scale, we can expect this one to retail at something around $600-700 or £600-700.

Meanwhile, LEGO has been posting out flyers suggesting that it'll be on display in brand stores on September 1st:

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[UK] LEGO Masters on Channel 4 this week

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The first episode of a LEGO version of Bake Off / Sewing Bee / Pottery Throwdown is being broadcast on Channel 4 at 8pm on Thursday this week.

LEGO Masters will follow the time-honoured format of getting contestants to perform tasks which are judged by celebs, with the losing team(s) going home at the end of each episode.

In episode 1, eight teams compete to create a spectacular brick banquet and at least one supersized masterpiece for the banquet table, including duck and prawn toast, hog roast and a gravity defying cuppa.

Among the contestants are a number of AFOLs active in the UK scene, including Jessica Farrell, Steve Guinness, Nate Dias and Nicolas Geeraert.

You can read the description and watch the trailer after the break.

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Discounts on complete sets of CMFs at Minifigure Maddness

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Here's word from Conor at Minifigure Maddness about a special offer on complete sets of CMFs:

"This Month we are offering Brickset readers a number of fantastic offers as part of our End of Summer Complete Sets SALE. All you have to do to is enter code Brickset14 at checkout for (€5 off) offers and Brickset12 at checkout for (€10 off) offers. We also have over 20 Minifigures on sale, every series available from 1-17 as well as all the themed series and Polybags!

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[US/CA] 25% discount on Batcave + Double VIP points

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Batman Classic TV Series - Batcave

Batman Classic TV Series - Batcave

©2016 LEGO Group

Batman Classic TV Series - Batcave set 76052 is currently on sale at shop.LEGO.com. There's a 25% discount taking the price down to US$199.99 / CA$244.99. Furthermore, you'll receive double VIP points and a free TLBM colectable minifgure with your order, too.

If you don't already have set, now would be a good time to buy it: I suspect the offer is to shift remaining inventory before it is 'retired', so don't wait around too long.

Please use these links to place your order: USA | Canada. Thank you.

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