Now that we have official confirmation about the then rumored LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City Docks during last week’s Nuremberg Toy Fair opening, more information is slowly coming in about this set. As it turns out, an image of the now known LEGO Ninjago Movie The Dockyards (70657) is now circulating among LEGO fan forums online, giving us a glimpse of how large this set is.
First off, the image in question has a Confidential watermark on it, so I think I’ll be holding on the reins from posting its original image. Frankly speaking, I was expecting The Dockyards (70657) will be a bit larger as compared to what we saw from the film, but judging by the size of its base, which seems to be a 32×32 Green Baseplate (10700), it is definitely large and comparable to the floor size of a typical modular.
Similar to the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620), the Dockyards also follows a modular design with regards to its three-storey buildings. Two tower-like structures flank a central building which looks like a dojo of some sorts. Though the confidential box art image does not give the details on how these buildings and its rooms function, the levelled design of each room definitely suggests a modular function, as revealed at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
The Dockyards also features a sort of a port that is made of cylindrical LEGO pieces, made to look like pieces of bamboo. It also features a separate boat similar in size like that from the Ninjago City (70620). In terms of scale as compared to the mechs in the LEGO Ninjago Movie theme, one should not expect that much, that it will be on a proportional size as we saw from the movie. Nevertheless, it is large enough to be at par with the LEGO Ninjago City, and I’m excited to see how the Dockyards can connect with it.
Finally, if the leaked, preliminary image will be taken for what it is, then we can expect a whopping 13 minifigures from this set. That will give you a total of 32 minifigs if combined with Ninjago City (70620). That is one pretty impressive combination of a set if you’ll ask me.
Word has it that the LEGO Ninjago Movie The Dockyards (70657) will be released some time in June, with a price point of 229.99 Euros. No piece count yet were given, but as Promobricks estimates it, it might be around 2,500 pieces.