More Information on the LEGO Ninjago Movie The Dockyards (70657).

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.

A portion of the LEGO Ninjago City The Dockyards (70657).

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.

 

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5 thoughts on “More Information on the LEGO Ninjago Movie The Dockyards (70657).”

  1. Went looking for the picture:
    Definitely looks like a 48×32 base to me! So like the Assembly Square.
    Seems more like a playset with thinner buildings then a modular/Ninjago City though.
    Still excited!

    1. I agree. My first thought was that the Dockyards has to be on a 48 x 32 base to justify the cost/piece count. The bamboo dock likely lines up with short bamboo extension on the Ninjago City set. This makes me even more curious to see the reverse, since that is how I’ll display them.

  2. Sure it is 48×32, just count the tiles.. Also, the street level is on the back side of the model, with the second level walkaround that seems to continue from the original ninjago city to the right building of this set, turning around and descending to the dock level. That is very good. I am just curiou if it will fit to both sides of NC or this is only on one side.?

    Really cant wait to see more pictures!

  3. But the same price at almost half the pieces? I think that may be incorrect or a ruse of sorts. I predict it to be $179, $199 at most. Modulars with the same piece count, 2K-2.5K range from $149-$179.

    1. Ninjago City has over 2x the amount of pieces as the docks does so it should be half as much so $150 tops,agreed.

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