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Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:19 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey all,

Ninjago is one of those themes like Harry Potter where it's largely castle-relevent, but then throws in something completely anachronistic like a giant robot. But check out the newly announced 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu. Leaving aside a couple of the figs, this beautiful set would fit perfectly alongside an Asian-themed castle layout. Pricey, though - Brickset says it will be US$200.

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Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:06 pm
by Maedhros
Oh, looks really cool! Much better than earlier sets of the line in my opinion. Interesting work on the roofs also.

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:44 am
by Azaghal
It looks pretty nice, to be sure. I'm especially amused that they seem to have recreated this Ninja-era polybag set.

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:49 am
by LettuceBrick
I love the overall design and the roof on the right, but still... pricey.

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:49 am
by Bruce N H
I was admiring the roofs as well, particularly the building on the right. I think that's the old garage door element, which is a pretty cool idea. I also like the combination of the flexible technic axle and the dino tails to get the curve on the bridge.

Bruce

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:35 am
by Maedhros
Azaghal wrote:It looks pretty nice, to be sure. I'm especially amused that they seem to have recreated this Ninja-era polybag set.


Hah! Didn't think about that. Nice nod to us oldies ;)

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:50 pm
by Sir Osis of Liver
Great looking set. I love the beard on the statue in front of the temple. Looks like there is a lot of potential to add elements of this to any castle layout or MOC

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:31 am
by sassymanjohnson
I think it is very cool! :D :D :D

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:07 am
by Brickninja
Not in my current budget, but really a fantastic looking set. The Ninjago designers have really been out doing themselves in this last line, overloading us FOLs with great pieces and colors. This is no exception.

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:57 pm
by dyntar
This set looks awesome. It will fit in nicely as the centre piece to my Ninja sets. :D

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:08 pm
by Brickninja
Also, note the grass stalks in olive green :D Here's hoping there'll be cheaper ways to get those soon :)

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:39 pm
by richardanthonyc
That is an absolutely beautiful set. Makes me wish I had some more Asian buildings to go with it haha

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:47 am
by NovelNinja
It's a really beautiful set, and worth the price. I'm considering it even though I don't do anything Asian-themed. Of course, I could easily port that blue building into my town layout with hardly any alterations, so it's not like it would be useless to my displays.

Mainly, though, it looks like a great piece to mount on a shelf in your living room. I just need a bigger living room! :lol:

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:43 pm
by durazno33
I love the colors and architecture. It's a MMV for a ninja theme. The firework cart is awesome by the way. (You just have to remember to not shoot yourself in the eye.)

Re: Ninjago set 70751 - Temple of Airjitzu

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:32 pm
by rogue27
I don't follow Ninjago at all, but I always thought this set looked really awesome. It slipped my mind for a while, but I've been eyeing it up again lately and I find myself wanting it more and more.

I think the important distinction is that it's not trying to be ridiculous like most of the Ninjago line, it is simply a well-designed Japanese/Ninja set that happens to have the Ninjago name and characters. The buildings look fantastic. The parts usage is incredibly creative, especially for the roofs and curved bridge. Including 12 figures is also wonderful; remember, I'm the guy that complains about how few figures are in modern LEGO Castle sets.

This is the best historical LEGO set at least since Medieval Market Village, and perhaps it's being somewhat ignored because adults (who can afford a $200 LEGO set) aren't huge fans of the theme that supports it. I know "Ninjago" and "$200" both curbed my initial enthusiasm, but just looking at this as a stand-alone set, it seems truly amazing.

This has moved to the top of my Want List, (tied with Brick Bank), and I will probably buy it in July to get the free Castle set. I'll likely have more to say about it then, so I'll stop ranting and raving for now. :)