Ninjago Fire Temple in top 12 Christmas toy list

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Fire Temple

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The UK's Toy Retailers' Association publishes a list of what it thinks will be the top toys of the season and, as usual, there's a LEGO set on it. This year it's the Ninjago temple. If you're thinking of buying it, you'd better do so now before it sells out. As luck would have it, it's currently reduced at the European Amazon sites:

In the US, the best Amazon.com can do is 3% off, I'm afraid.

24 comments on this article

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By in Germany,

The Germans got the best deal. :P Oh well. :P Hang on a sec, it's October! We are talking about Christmas ALREADY?!? :P

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By in United States,

Cool, but thankfully I don't exactly have plans anymore to get it... probably gonna get Pet Shop or something instead. But hey Huw, 4 bucks off isn't so bad. That's a free collectible minifigure!

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By in Germany,

@TooMuchLEGO: Huw doesn't collect CollectAble Minifigures... :P He hates the China plastic. :P

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By in United Kingdom,

"In the US, the best Amazon.com can do is 3% off, I'm afraid."

Yet still cheaper than the rest of us!

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By in Belgium,

@ Alemas Actually, the French got a way better deal: € 66,07 vs € 79,99. I wish I'd pocketed that €13 difference, but I'd already ordered the German set and couldn't cancel it.

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By in United States,

Hmmm, I didn't expect Fire Temple to get such high ratings.

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By in Australia,

The Ninjago dragons are pretty awesome, though. The temple is just a well-built set.

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By in United States,

I'm feeling really bad to be in America right now.

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By in New Zealand,

Wow, At least people are going for this set, then they won't get the awful new 2012 ninjago.

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By in New Zealand,

The Ninjago Fire Temple is 11th of 12th on the most wanted list...............just so we all know.

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By in United Kingdom,

@legoslug: they're not ranked, they are in alphabetical order

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By in United Kingdom,

I am surprised the Black Pearl isn't up there.

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By in United Kingdom,

What a bizarre selection of toys making up that top 12 list, and what a bizarre choice of LEGO set. Honestly, it's as if someone stuck a pin in the LEGO product listing in order to come up with the "must have" toy this Christmas. Ridiculous. Irony is, the award will probably get a fair bit of publicity, so the Toy Retailer's Association will to some extent make this a "must have" toy with gullible parents. Nice set, by the way, but there are many others I think the average kid would prefer.

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By in United Kingdom,

I had a look at the link. The list is not based on any research, just PR puffery from the toy manufacturers. I imagine the selection panel said Lego pays their dues, so Lego gets a a set. And got their pin out.

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By in Germany,

@BJMdotLEGO: Ok, so the French got the best deal! :P

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By in Canada,

I just want the building... I hate that dragon-thing :(

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By in Canada,

Well the Temple for me was easily the best common Lego set of the year. I almost thought to collect Lego and miss this set you'd be crazy! It comes with one of the best minifig outfits (Dragon paint), an actual lego-built dragon (as opposed to solid ones), printed windows (also dragon print!!!), A dragon sword, a an overall unique "Asian" style temple.

Well my opinion aside, when my mom ended up seeing it (being the one who always says I have too much Lego) she said it was probably her favourite set that I owned.

Also for a toys list (for kids) obviously no one should deny the outright popularity towards NinjaGo. In Canada, NinjaGo was flying off the shelves. It's only just starting to cool down now... however I expect Christmas season to bring it right back up.

On a side note I'd really like to hear some (common) sets people thought deserve to be on the list. Surely, it cannot be anything from the Alien Conquest line... those were average at best.

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By in Germany,

@Ypres: Alien Conquest. :P Sorry. :P

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By in New Zealand,

@Alemas: OFF TOPIC: What do you think about the new polybags? Compared to this fire temple they aren't that bad. Personally, I think they are better than the other 2012 Ninjago sets. :P :D

LEGOSLUG

P.S. See and rate my new reviews!

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By in Germany,

@LEGOSLUG: Eh, they look nice. AND STOP IT WITH THOSE REVIEWS!!! :P

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By in United States,

@Ypres: There are plenty of good sets that should have been in the list, for instance 3221 LEGO City Truck, or some Star wars set, or (although unlikely) a Technic set.

@Alemas: You've frended me back!

EDIT: and the buttons are back too!!

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By in Germany,

@Hello_World!: If you are my friend, I am your friend. That's my philosophy here at Brickset. ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Yay, Fire temple currently discounted by 26% at Amazon.co.uk, plus £12.50 vouchers = excellent bargain + 1 very happy girl with a Fire Temple on its way to her!!

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