Ninjago City Docks: more images

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NINJAGO City Docks

NINJAGO City Docks

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French store Alternate has published more images of 70657 NINJAGO City Docks.

The 3553 piece set will be available from June 1st and will retail for 244€ in France, while Zusammengebaut is reporting that it'll be 230€ in Germany. There's no word on prices in other markets yet.

We understand that it's available in some stores already, in particular at LEGOLAND Billund which seems to be selling the entire range of summer Ninjago sets early.

You'll find the pictures after the break.

News via Hoth Bricks.


 

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68 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I love the little shovel roof!

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By in United States,

OK, that’s a pretty cool set.

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By in Netherlands,

A bit disappointed... the building on the left doesn't look as great as it SHOULD,... what's up with those hideous stairs?? Price level is too high... around 200 euro would have been fair imo (less is better of course.. ;))

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By in Australia,

!!! This is immediately going to the top of my wishlist!

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By in France,

Many people on French sites are deceived with this one, mentioning that it's smaller than Ninjago City with a high price point, less details, a big amount of the parts used in trans blue tiles to make the water, and that overall it's not as magnificent as the City is. But from what I can see of it, it looks good! I don't have the City, but what do those who have it think about the docks ? Knowing that we only have a few pics at the moment and that Lego sets always hide cool features and surprises, it looks like it will be a great complement to its predecessor. A bit expensive maybe? But big sets always are.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hmmm a little concerned that all the photos are still only of the “back” of the set, with little detailed indication of how it will look lined up with the front of Ninjago City.

Overall - this makes me less likely to buy either set, as it doesn’t do anything to offset the “top-heavy” nature of NC, and in fact is if anything more spread out than most other modular buildings/MOCs.

I’d have preferred to see this as a 32x32 base...

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By in Sweden,

Not as interested as I was when I first saw Ninjago City, but since I am building an Asian style city I have to pick it up, probably closer to the end of the year as I am planning to buy a computer now.

Does anyone know how many pieces it have?

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By in United Kingdom,

really sad to say but i'm underwhelmed. Had expected a lot more from this - although a decent looking playset, just doesnt have the detail or WOW factor you'd expect from this price point. A deflated pass for me...

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By in United States,

@Bricklestick: The upper right corner of the back of box pic shows the set from the front, lined up with Ninjago City.

I’m even more excited for this set than I was before! So many delightful details! One that particularly caught my eye was a map of Mata Nui in the map-maker’s shop! I also love that the sign for Dareth’s dojo is accurate to the TV show, and that some of the buildings like the dojo are bigger than they look from back view. Needless to say I’m pretty hyped!

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By in Netherlands,

@ Brick't,

the docks look nice, though as mentioned by others, it somewhat seems to pale in comparison.

The problem is as much what this set is not, as what (above all) Ninjago City actually is. As a lucky owner of Ninjago City, I think it can easily compete in a 'best Lego set ever' ranking. To me it probably actually is. Overall, the Ninjago Movie theme has set an incredibly high bar for its sets, ESPECIALLY the ones on the top end (Ninjago City and Destiny's Bounty).

To me, this set seems to be caught, as it is, between a rock and a hard place. It has to live up to Ninjago City (in reputation as well as price point). From an design perspective, docks do not really allow for a high building line, resulting in it being dwarved by Ninjago City itself.

Ideally, this would not have been a 32x32 base plate set, but 32x48 or even 32x64, to allow for a better transition to Ninjago City. However, that would have resulted in a massive set that would simply be too expensive, and lacking the appeal of a Milennium Falcon to off-set that.

I am still conflicted in what I will do, get this set immediately, or wait until I can find it on a discount. A lot will depend on the price.

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By in Australia,

Looks like something a 5 year old slapped together with their spare parts.

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By in Germany,

Hm, somehow I don't see this being a big seller. It doesn't seem to offer much in terms of a stand-alone display and/or playset (for which it's far too expensive as well), so will appeal mostly to owners of Ninjago City, as an add-on to a much superior set. Seems like an Ideas project that would have almost certainly been rejected. :D
Also, it's severely overpriced for what it is, but this being Lego, that's pretty much a given these days. ;)
That being said, I like the set and will eventually pick it up at a discount to add to my own NC and "Chinatown" district, but the target group seems somewhat limited nevertheless.

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By in United Kingdom,

I can see this either being greatly reduced in Smyths toys at some point such at 60's Batcave etc.. or they don't make many and it becomes a hard to get set when it goes off sale, I think the Smyths toys scenario is more likely

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By in United States,

@Aanchir good eye! I never would have expected that, but then again, the first set was packed with delightful references like that. I love the Exploriens logo on the radio tower, too.

Seeing how this joins with Ninjago City has me a lot more convinced of its merits... it really is a beautiful set, and it looks really well designed, especially to fit with the city. It's cool that it doesn't really have a backside, although I don't really like that you're forced to connect it to its predecessor a certain way. That's not very modular.

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By in United States,

@DutchFlyer: It is a 32x48 set. Perhaps some people’s sense that it’s too small may stem from not recognizing that…

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By in Austria,

I think you can connect it to the other side of NC just as well. But this cries now for a second corner building.

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By in United States,

@Spike730 You're right, I was mistaken. There does appear to be a "second-level" walkway at both ends of the set, not just the one, and it looks like the water/docks sides should line up well enough on either side. I look forward to more pictures!

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By in United States,

Looks cool and allows you to expand a great set. Place Destiny’s Bounty at the dock and you have one heck of a LEGO layout and you’ve spent about what you would on a UCS MF. Also kudos for the number of figures.

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By in France,

Dutchflyer thanks for your answer. That is why some are deceived. NC is so good that this one looks clearly pale next to it. But it comes also as a "complement", and then is a bit pricey in this case. I must say that if I could I would buy NC and those docks for sure! Hours of play with my daughter, and both connected must look very nice on display.

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By in United Kingdom,

I do like this but its probably worth £170-180 not over £200, now the Ewok village was worth its money, and so was the Hellicarrier,
Theres about 5 sets i could get for the price of this.

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By in United States,

I like it but unlike NC I didn't got the same wow.

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By in Poland,

If it's to be available from the 1st of June then that's one of two D2C sets to be available for VIPs on 16th of May, not the rollercoaster?

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By in United States,

I reserve final judgment until there are more pics, but like many I’m quite underwhelmed by this at this point. I was knocked back when Ninjago City was revealed and this just falls flat in terms of colors, shapes, cost. The little picture of everything together gives me hope though.

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By in United States,

Looking through the pictures I can tell that this set will be as much fun to build as Ninjago City was. I love the character the designers give to each room. The soda machine has me very excited!

I like that the length of the set accommodates the waterfront theme and helps to visually separate it from the Ninjago City set, but I was expecting it to be much taller. I assumed it would reach Lloyd's apartment, but I guess the set was ultimately designed as a standalone structure and a rectangular profile was preferred.

I won't be buying this for more than $200. I would like to see a third set, but I don't want to send the message to LEGO that I'll expand Ninjago City without the great value of the original set.

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By in Russian Federation,

Just 300 for NINJAGO City and heres 250 for that? Id rather buy second NINJAGO City

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By in Denmark,

I just saw it in Legoland Billund today and it was priced at 1999 DKR, which is about 235 GBP / 268 Euro / 328 USD / 430 AUD.

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By in United Kingdom,

Surprised they didn't have a picture of the two sets together in the marketing. Wonder if there will be a third addition...

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By in Austria,

Nice, but what this set lacks in my opinion is a nice trading vessel (8-10 studs wide). Otherwise why you need a dock anyway?

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By in United States,

I honestly think they did this correctly. By not having a set as grand as Ninjago City, they still managed to add on to the overall feel of it, which I think this does as shown in the upper right corner where they show the two connecting. I think having a set the same height and scale as NC, would have actually distracted from that set being the focus element. I do not need every element in a display to be an utter wow factor of a key set. I think, though, this adds so many lovely small elements to the overall look. I like that it has that more open look compared to Ninjago City, and that it looks nice on both sides.
Right now, price is what I am waiting for.

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By in Mexico,

Wow, this looks so underwhelming, it looks like half of the piece count is taken by the water and minifigs :/

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By in United States,

The build is nice, but if it's anything over $200 like the rumors say there's no way I'm buying it! It also feels like a real missed opportunity to release the Fuscia Ninja.

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By in United States,

I’d love to see some images of Ninjago City and the docks together. If the prices were reasonable, I think a “Ninjago Modular” subtheme could work nicely.

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By in United Kingdom,

There *is* a picture of the two sets together - look at the top right of the box picture. At first I thought that this set looked really small next to Ninjago City, until I realised that the picture shows the Dock set is 50% wider than NC

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By in United States,

Finally we can get the cheerleader guy as a minifigure! Lego was smart making us buy this set (for whatever outrageous price it may be) for that exclusive minifigure. Overall I love it. I only hope it’s not too pricy.

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By in Norway,

Shiny shiny. Whilst I got the NC first day on shop @ home, this can definitely wait until the “new normal” retail discounts.

Shame that LEGO is inflating list prices more and more (imho):
Ninjago City is 27% off now, whilst Diner was open for sale at 17% discount last weekend (normally first 3rd party sales been in September and then at close to [email protected] rate)

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By in Serbia,

This is so incredibly underwhelming in comparison to Ninjago City. It also appears to be really poor value for money (it has about as much substance as an average modular building but spread across 2 BPs and for a much larger price). I predict this will not sell well.

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By in United States,

Vastly underwhelming for what has been designed/delivered for the cost, play features and integration compared with Ninjago City. Besides, I already MOCd my Sweep robot apartment into a fruit merchant.

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By in United States,

I think I made a little bit of a snap judgment on this from the original image coming out. Looks better in these other angles and is larger than I realized. Still a bit concerned about price point. This one doesn't quite have the "wow" factor that Ninjago City had (especially to someone like me who is not a Ninjago fan generally, but was bowled over by that set) but I'm much warmer to this release now than I was.

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By in United Kingdom,

Aw this is dope. I don't think I have ever had to buy sets from so many different themes before. Usually I mostly buy Star Wars but this year I need the Jurassic Park, Incredibles, TRON, Ninjago Movie, Marvel Superheroes... on top of all the cool SW stuff
Too much for my student budget!

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By in United Kingdom,

The kid in the white gi has a cast on his arm. Is that new? Or has it transitioned over from a Friends set?

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By in France,

I agree with Tamamham and am sure this set will show its true and complete value once next to the City. An extension, which though will be hard to get as a stand alone. I am quite sure that once built and connected, the whole will show a marvelous layout! Colors, textures, areas and so. It will be as a condensed city in just two sets. Eventually, whether this one is good or not will depend on its price. And even if I don't have the City (believe I would like to!) and won't get this one I'm almost sure that when assembled the final result will have the "wow effect". For a big part thanks to Ninjago City, but on the whole thanks to the combination of the two.

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By in Canada,

I own the city, but for whatever reason I don't feel all that compelled to buy this. It doesn't look appealing to me the way the first set did. I don't see anything "wrong" about this set, but I don't really see enough to draw me in or make me excited. I'm trying to figure out why.

The previous set had a ton of great details, a lot of colors, and the minifigs were great. I don't see as many nostalgic references in this set (apart from the logo on the top left). I felt overwhelmed at all the details cram-packed into the previous set. This just looks like a very logical build... a bunch of connecting rectangular rooms in similar footprints.

I guess I must have liked the second and third levels of the previous build, and I don't get much of that vibe from this.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd like to see what this looks like with Destiny's Bounty docked.

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By in United States,

Yeah buddy! I've got Ninjago City, so this looks Excellent! They sure didn't go slack with figures! So cool!

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By in United States,

This set looks pretty good! However, I still really need to see the front side. This makes it even weirder to me that the most displayable side of this set is the opposite of the original: it's kind of an odd choice that I'm not sure will pay off. Luckily, judging from these pictures, I don't think there is any way that this set will cost more than $200, especially if it's not D2C. I could be wrong, but that's just my gut feeling/hope.

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By in United States,

@Sammael: I'm not sure I'd say it has "about as much substance as the average modular building" — it's got at least 8 homes/businesses, same number as Assembly Square, around twice as many as the Detective's Office, and four times as many as the Brick Bank. Even in a small space that's a massive amount of detail. And while the net amount of space those homes/businesses take up may not be much greater than an average modular building, the number of non-adjoining walls almost certainly drives up the volume of bricks (not just the number of them). I think when the set's weight is known it will reveal just how much more substance there is to it than people are giving it credit for.

@Brainslugged: Pretty sure that is indeed the same cast piece from Heartlake Hospital! I would not be surprised if that shows up in this year's City hospital as well.

@HugeYellowBrick: That will indeed be interesting to see — though Destiny's Bounty is much longer than 48 studs so you certainly can't moor it alongside the docks set longways without it sticking out past the edge of the set's perimeter! Mediterranean mooring (with the stern of the ship rather than its port side facing the pier) should still be pretty viable, though.

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By in Netherlands,

I really like this set, and I'll be adding it to my collection for sure. Seeing the price at Legoland and the German price I am sure this will cost €250 in the Netherlands. The price per part would be about the same as Ninjago City then, which is fine for me. Also a fan of the Mata Nui map reference and the minifigures. Another great addition to one of the best wave of sets ever, the Ninjago Movie line.

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By in United Kingdom,

Exploriens logo!

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By in United States,

Mister Boat House Old Man has a map of Mata Nui on the wall. Made me scream "OH MY GOD" out loud.

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By in United States,

$328 for this!? I'd want it to accompany the Ninjago City but at that rate, no thanks!

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By in United States,

@MTbrickhouse: what makes you think it’ll be $328? Did you just convert the Danish price to USD? Because Danish LEGO prices are some of the highest in the world, and almost always higher than US prices, which tend to be some of the lowest. The original Ninjago City’s Danish price was equal to around $426 USD, but the actual US price was just $300. And this one’s price will be even lower.

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By in United States,

Hey, this is actually a pretty good set! Just hoping the price isn't too high...

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By in Jordan,

I think this looks pretty fantastic! The interiors are especially nice. I also appreciate the less chaotic feel of this one as opposed to Ninjago City.

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By in United States,

Yet again a very beautiful Ninjago movie set, but the price... why. either way beautiful set and another great job :)

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By in United States,

@Aanchir Yes, I was just going off of what @Majella Rose was stating what was at Legoland Billund. I'm sure overseas prices can fluctuate significantly but I stand firm in my belief that this set is still insanely priced.

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By in Netherlands,

Dear TLG,

Please ignore much of the ramblings about price here. Of course people want value for money and there sure is value here: a unique, beautiful, oriental set with very likely a healthy price per piece ratio.

Thank you for keeping innovating with your products and please keep developing them for kids as well as AFOLs with limited funds and those with deeper pockets, as we grow through the phases in our lives.

Your life-long fan.

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By in Germany,

^ Dear TLG,
please ignore this post and price your sets responsibly.

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By in Iran,

Would've liked to see the other side but even on the box you can only see it on a small picture on the corner of when it's connected to Ninjago City.

I feel like this set fails to stand out on it's own and at most it can only make Ninjago City look bigger with a hefty price tag.

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By in Canada,

Its the kind of set that you think is a sure pass at first, but with time and a closer look, it definitively grows on you!

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By in United States,

I'll save final judgement for when I see the price, but, at the right price, this looks like a great addition to NC. The PPP ratio on NC was incredible and it seems likely that we'll see something similar here. Pair that with sales possibly limited to those that already have NC and we may see some good discounts.

The great thing about both of these sets is that despite the complexity of the aesthetics, the actual builds of each of the modulars is pretty simple. There's been some great MOC companion builds floating around the internet since NC was released and this seems ripe for the same.

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By in United States,

I, for one, am very excited. We were already lucky enough to have Ninjago City in our lives and I cannot help but feel extremely lucky to get another beautiful set in addition to it. It's obviously going to compliment the Ninjago City quite well.

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By in Austria,

This set seems to be something that's just 'put together' rather than something 'carefully thought of'. Maybe it's just me, somehow this design conveys the message of 'busy' and edging to 'messy'. At least I don't think a Japanese fish village should look like this.

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By in United States,

Does this set attach to the Ninjago City set?

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By in United States,

Yes, it attaches perfectly and adds a stairwell to reach the second level of the main city.

My friend made a good point, though: this throws off the symmetry of the Ninjago City. What if they add another set to pull it back into symmetry??

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By in Czech Republic,

I like it more and more. Lego has made it, once again...

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By in Malaysia,

I'd like to see how the Dock connects to Ninjago City

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