The question is not whether you should buy your child Lego, you must. The question is which Lego to buy, because there are just so many different options. With the release of the new Ninjago themed Lego sets making a decision just got that little bit harder. Or has it? Take a look at the Lego Ninjago Fire Temple set, Tommy thinks it’s so cool you’d be crazy not to buy it.
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Lego releases some Ninja themed sets back in the late nineties. To be honest I can’t remember if they were that popular or not, certainly they passed me by. So why have Lego re-introduced this theme and do the new Ninjago Lego sets have a bright future? One of the most striking differences between recent Lego sets and those of my generation, or even ten years ago, is the advancement in the adaptable pieces that Lego have introduced.
Lego Ninjago Temple of Fire Review
There was a time when most Lego sets were pretty fixed, which is to say that there wasn’t much flexibility of movement in any of the things you could build. It was basically blocks, blocks and more blocks. Compare that with the fire dragon figure in the Lego Ninjago Fire Temple set. EVERYTHING moves and is fully poseable! You can rotate and bend almost every part of the dragon. The neck and tail are bendable and twistable, the wings can be moved up and down and can be closed and opened and the legs tow can be moved around so that the dragon’s stance can be changed to the way you want it.
As with all new Lego sets the buildings themselves, have much more in terms of detailing than previously and this really pays off with a Ninja theme. All the small oriental touches, from the writing and dragon pictures on the windows to the cherry blossom tress and sword racks, are what really make these sets so satisfying to the eye. The most exciting feature of the main fire temple building is the way that the whole front piece slides apart at the flick of a switch (or rather the twist of a sword) to reveal the Fire Dragon, before it inevitably flies into the sky and reeks havoc!
Lego Sets for Boys
While Lego is great for boys and girls alike, the Ninjago Fire Temple made it on to Tommy’s Top 10 toys for boys because this Ninja theme is definitely better suited to boys and their battles. This Ninjago Lego set comes with a whopping seven mini-figures and lots and lots of weapons. The whole Ninjago theme is squarely aimed at boys and their love of battling figurines. There is a whole back story to Ninjago, which your boy may or may not be interested in, but frankly you don’t need to know the story. It just takes a boys imagination to know that the brave Ninjas have their work cut out against the skeleton hoards! Thankfully they have the fire dragon on their side that can launch fire balls from its mouth against the evil foes.
Lego Ninjago Fire Temple Building Instructions
So, certainly, the Ninjago Fire Temple looks fantastic and delivers days, weeks and months of make believe play time, but what about the construction and Lego instructions? After all that is the main point of Lego isn’t it? You have to build it! Well, the Lego Fire Temple is the biggest of the Ninjago sets, the dragon alone is 15 inches wide and 17 inches long, while the whole set has 1174 pieces. The instructions come in three, yes three, booklets one for the base of main temple, one for the upper floor and one for the dragon. You would have to be a dedicated builder to get this done in one day. Of course once you start it’s hard to stop, but if you are going to get it done in one then set aside around five hours.
Tommy hasn’t got a bad thing to say about any of the special themed Lego sets but he particularly likes the new Ninjago sets and the Ninjago Fire Temple is the jewel in the crown.