2014 Ninjago now in the shops

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It's only the first week in November so it seems a bit early to be seeing next year's sets in the shops already, but Jason over at the Brick Show has posted video reviews of Ninjago sets, including the Nindroid MechDragon, on YouTube.

I believe they were found in TRU so it might be worth checking out your local branch over the weekend if you're in the USA.

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By in United States,

Awesome!

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By in United States,

This one was purchased off of Ebay.

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By in United States,

Yes we got off eBay from someone who found them at a TRU in Kentucky. Another TRU in South Carolina had them and sold out already.

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By in United States,

Cheaper in TRU than on lego.com? The world is going to implode.

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By in United States,

@ CCC USA won't get these sets from Lego.com till Dec 1st. TRU is probably negging on the release date and/or got ok from LEGO to release it in stores early. Even so, I doubt at all TRU is selling them any cheaper than MSRP.

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By in United States,

TRU gets the boxes in they have a date they are meant to go out. However the date is almost always covered in shipping stickers so they get on the shelves early. It's a huge YMMV thing. However TRU usually charges MSRP on sets when they first come out and then realize their mistakes and add their 50% markup after a few weeks.

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By in United States,

I'm not sure how exactly I feel about this... My friend will be pumped up the wall, but IMO, the sets are a crummy repeat of the earlier sets. After all, just look at them. Several of them are mechs, flying machines, or small vehicles. Also, there is a dragon, which is very similar to the Ultra Dragon. In addition, many of the sets (or perhaps all of them...) are poorly designed (I.E., Cole's mech is very skinny in it's main body, the mechdragon is also very biased on the front in manner of details, and a number of other models have some large flaw or another)

Overall, very disappointed with this wave. Perhaps Ninjago'll make a comeback in a later wave, if they're planning one.

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By in United States,

@lego613master: Cole's mech is skinny for a reason — it's so that it can fold up and attach to the back of the Thunder Raider, as can be seen here: http://cache.lego.com/r/dynamic/is/image/LEGO/70723_alt3?op_sharpen=0&resmode=sharp4&wid=4000&fit=constrain,1&fmt=png-alpha

And I don't see how the sets are repeats just because they have similar subject matter. We don't consider Space sets repetitive just because they include spaceships, after all. #70723 and #70724 both strike me as very unique both compared to previous Ninjago sets and to LEGO sets in general. #70721 is also a pretty unique design, though to be honest I think its function seems somewhat boring compared to the awesome swing-wing function of #9442. The bad guy vehicles also feel very unique. The only vehicle that I'd consider very repetitive is Lloyd's bike from #70722, which is very similar in size and build to one from the latest Ninjago Brickmaster book.

I'm very excited about next year's Ninjago sets! Great minifigures, great models, and a storyline that seems quite promising.

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By in United States,

Do my eyes deceive me, or is that Lord Garmadon down there?

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By in United States,

I can't believe you guys are burying the lead again.

THAT STICKER ON THE SIDE OF THE DRAGON IS SENTAI MOUNTAIN.

I leave the floor open.

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By in United States,

@Starwarsgeek500: Yep, though now he's going by Sensei Garmadon.

@peterlmorris: Which side? I'm intrigued. I don't see it myself. The review is too long-winded and clumsy for me to spot it.

EDIT: Spotted it at 14:16. Sure does look like it! Odd, though: the official pics show a Nindroid hang-glider sticker there instead: http://cache.lego.com/r/dynamic/is/image/LEGO/70725_alt6?op_sharpen=0&resmode=sharp4&wid=4000&fit=constrain,1&fmt=png-alpha

EDIT 2: Aha, I see the hang-glider sticker's on the other side. Not sure if they put the stickers on the wrong side or if the instructions have it differently than the official pics.

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By in United States,

^Yeah that would make more sense, given that it's where the hang gliders are stored.

Maybe he just used an old Exo-Force sticker? That would be a really weird thing to do, though.

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By in United States,

^I just edited my previous comment noting that the hang-glider sticker's on the other side. So I'm guessing both stickers are correct for this set, just on different sides than in the official images. Neat easter egg for Exo-Force fans, I guess!

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By in United States,

^Ah, OK! I couldn't quite catch the other sticker in the review. I was watching it on my phone, and I was like, "no way." So I went to my computer to confirm it. I mean if it's not Sentai Mountain then the sticker designer guys have really gotten lazy with recycling motifs.

But I doubt it. They're pretty sharp dudes.

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By in United States,

Did Toys R Us bring out the sets earlier than LEGO wanted them to? They aren't for sale at the LEGO Store and Shop@Home until Dec. 1...

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By in Australia,

Now Sensei is evil? Too many plot twists Ninjago....

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By in Australia,

I'm not a huge fan of the new Ninjago sets, but having said that, I loved the blue jet so much that I totally want the red one as well. Maybe they'll release an entire fleet of fighter-jets. That'd be cool.

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By in United States,

@darthdany I haven't heard the story, but I'm guessing that he's the commander of these mech-ninjas.

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By in United States,

Are the Star Wars sets also there?

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By in United States,

Going to my local toysrus this morning.

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By in United States,

^You might want to call TRU first. I know this MechDragon came from TRU online and not in store. They accidentally released a few early online.

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By in United States,

I do notice that some of the characters from the TV series are now being released in sets

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By in United States,

That's funny because I just went to TRU yesterday. Didn't see anything, but maybe next time.

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By in United States,

The new lego ninjago sets were just removed from lego.com... interesting.

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By in United States,

From what I see:
This years Ninjago is a "upgrade" from the last few waves. They probably just modified there vehicles which is the same thing they did for the last few sets.
Yes, your seeing right folks, Garmadon has a new minifigure.
And my favorite thing- (the ninjas have their hair pieces)
My favorite set is Zane's Ninjacopter. It has such a unique design.

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By in Romania,

These look great! Canot wait.

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By in United States,

Pretty cool sets, I do say.

My three favorite are the Hover Hunter, Thunder Raider, and MechDragon, although the NinjaCopter comes in close; the other two are just alright.

It's a bit weird seeing Garmadon in human form... :P

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By in United States,

And plus,it finally looks like Zane has the largest vehicle. All the other waves put Zane in the smallest dragon/vehicle.

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By in United States,

@AgentblueX3: Actually, the product descriptions suggest that at least some of the vehicles are created with the Ninja's new "techno-blades", which have the power to transform ordinary vehicles into battle machines. And I noticed the same thing about Zane finally getting the largest vehicle! About time!

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