There’s that favorite stock character versus topic online, called “pirates versus ninjas”. The argument for that match-up can be summed up in the trope named “cool versus awesome”; anime fans might recall One Piece and Naruto. But there’s an alternate opponent for ninjas: wizards. That’s how Amazon’s LEGO sales seem to be shaping up lately.
What I mean is that Amazon presently has discount sales for 2018 sets, two each from LEGO Ninjago and the Wizarding World. It’s your choice between the most awesome brick ninjas against the coolest (and most powerful) wizards in pop fiction (in brick form, naturally).
- LEGO Ninjago Firstbourne (70653) – gets 20% off its regular $69.99 price for a sweeter bargain of $56. Worth it for 6 minifigures and two main builds (dragon and helicopter)
- LEGO Ninjago Oni Titan (70658) – $49.99 on Shop@Home? Amazon’s taking 19% from that and offering just $40.47 for a giant robot build plus 4 minifigures
- LEGO Wizarding World Grindelwald’s Escape (75951) – two minifigs, a vehicle and creature build for $16.82, a 16% discount from Amazon
- LEGO Wizarding World Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures (75952) – four minifigures and a score of magical creatures big (buildable) and small (one-piece Niffler) gets 20% discount and priced now at $39.99
So what’ll it be? Wizarding World versus Ninjago? Amazon’s making the choice easier (and more affordable too) for you all. But seeing as Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is premiering early next month, it’s like Wizards have the advantage for just a brief moment.