If you’re the parent of a child, any child, you’re most likely intimately familiar with Lego Ninjago sets. They’re centered around the kooky exploits of teenage ninjas, who are fighting evil forces led by Lord Garmadon, with help from the wise Sensei Wu (who is Garmadon’s good younger brother). Even in the inordinately deep Lego universe, the Lego Ninjago sets remain eternally popular because they’re vibrant, the weapons are truly dope and actually work, and the sets are just a damn good time.
The Lego Ninjago world is crazy-detailed and quite entertaining, and revolves around a cast of characters including Cole (whose elemental power is earth), Kai (whose elemental power is fire), Zane (whose elemental power is ice), Jay (whose elemental power is lighting), Lloyd (whose elemental power is energy), and Nya (whose elemental power is water). There’s a set for every skill level, so choose age-appropriate ones with the mini-figures that will appeal to your kids.
For your veteran Ninjago fan, this 5,685-piece kit will keep him or her enthralled for days during its assembly and twice as long with its use. Comprised of five levels of play rooms, entire storylines can be acted out with the included minifigures of Young Lloyd, Kai, Zane, Urban Cole, Urban Jay, Urban Nya, Wu Legacy, Misako, Ronin, Hai, Cece, Mei, and Tito. It's best for ages 14 and up.
How dope is this set? It turns into a board game. A board game! The goal, once the set is built, is to save Lloyd from his terrifying prison cell. Players use the dice spinner to plot their way through the dungeons while avoiding traps, lava, moving bridges and the Skull Sorcerer's warriors.
Ninjago fans can build Jay's Storm Fighter, with its own cockpit, spring-loaded shooters and foldout wings. The key thing with any Ninjago LEGO set is to get as many mini figures as possible. This set includes Jay, Nya, Pythor and Lash, plus the collectible Nunchucks of Lightning with a buildable Serpentine stand. It's great for kids 9 and up.
Here's your chance to build the Ultra Dragon, with four elemental stud-shooting dragon heads, and fly into ninja battle with Lloyd against the perpetually evil yet elusive Lord Garmadon. Given that this set has 951 pieces, it's better for more expert builders, meaning kids 9 and older. The set include a whopping six Ninjago mini figures, including Sensei Wu, Lloyd, Spitta and Lasha.
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