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The Lego Ninjago Summer 2012 sets are proving to be the most exciting and interesting so far.
If you have been following the Lego Ninjago Rise Of the Snakes TV series, you will know that our Ninjago heroes have been removed from their Dragon loft high in the sky and have mostly taken to mechanical vehicles in order to combat the various snake tribes that invaded Ninjago at the beginning of the series.
While I am not willing to let you know what happens at the end of the season (you need to watch Ninjago Season 2 for yourself!) its clear that the uniforms and vehicles of the Ninjago gang have evolved over the course of the series Lego Ninjago Summer 2012 Sets will reflect that.
Lego Ninjago Summer 2012
While I loved the first phase of Lego Ninjago, with their dragons and the Fire Temple I have to admit the second wave of sets didn’t impress me much. Well, until I watched the TV series and then it all made sense.
Having seen images of the Lego Ninjago Summer 2012 sets I can see how the theme has progressed to reflect the natural evolution of the story and characters.
From nature based origins (in the first wave) to a more mechanical emphasis (in the second wave) the third wave of sets brings nature and modern stylings together – the Samurai robot is a highlight!
Having grown up watching Japanese Mecha TV series like Robotech, Voltron and Neon Genesis Evangelion, I have to say the Lego Ninjago Summer 2012 sets look awesome. Images courtesy of FBTB.net and videos courtesy of The Brick Show.
The Ninjago Samurai Mech set features Nya’s Samurai robot as featured in the Ninjago TV Series 2 and has to be one of the highlights of the whole theme so far. The design, the style, the articulation (look at that pose!). Love it!
Retail price is $39.99 and the Ninjago Samurai Mech comes with 452 pieces and 3 minifigures – Samurai X (Nya), Bytar and Snike.
This is the new vehicle for our Ninjago heroes. It is ultra modern and reminds me of a sci-fi vehicle I can’t quite put my finger on right now. Needless to say the fusion of old-world tradition and hyper modern style is beautiful. I love those rear wheels!
Retail price will be $79.99 and the Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider comes with 622 pieces and 6 minifigs – Cole, Jay , Kai, Zane (ZX versions) as well as Pythor and Spitta.
Obviously the snakes still play a significant part in the next wave of sets and this is the main vehicle of the serpentine enemy. It’s hard to see this selling well though, in relation to the other sets
Retail price is $24.99 and comes with 250 pieces and 2 minifigs – Cole ZX and Lasha.