It seems that LEGO still has something tucked under its sleeves as far the LEGO Ninjago Movie sets are concerned. Earlier today, LEGO announced via a press release that another retailer exclusive set will debut under the LNM theme. The said press release mentioned that there are a total of 15 building sets under the LEGO Ninjago Movie pipeline, the last being a Toys R Us exclusive slated to be released on December 1.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! set is a direct reference to Garmadon’s fearsome shark mech as seen in the trailer terrorizing the hapless civilians of Ninjago City. Though we don’t have further information yet as far as the piece count and official images of this set are concerned, the set’s pricing and description as provided in the press release will somehow give us an idea how this set will look like.
garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! – fans help Lloyd save hotdog guy and braces girl from the Garmadon Shark Mech, which features two opening cockpits, snapping jaws, posable legs and feet and two spring-loaded shooters. Available exclusively at Toys”R”Us stores nationwide. ($79.99)
Considering its price point, it’s fair to say that it will probably be close to the same minfig scale as seen in the film. Looking at the entire LEGO Ninjago Movie line as it was revealed a couple of days back, I am impressed that LEGO somehow managed to have its brick-built mechs close to a minifig scale as possible. They may not be as highly detailed and articulated as compared to their big screen counterparts, but given their price point and piece count, and considering that it is an original LEGO theme without the pitfalls of third party licensing, LEGO did a very good job designing and packaging these sets.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie is scheduled to arrive in theaters on September 22, with its first wave of sets slated to be released sometime in August. Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.