Radio Kontrol is still at it with another reveal that is a pleasure to behold. Also announced last January at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, it looks like the monumental LEGO Ninjago City (70620) is about to get bigger with the introduction of the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City Docks (70657). We were able to catch a glimpse of its leaked image back in February, but this time we now have a better idea what to expect thanks to its official box art image. Here’s a first look at this newest Ninjago set, followed a Google-translated product description.
LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City Docks (70657)
Prepare yourself for so much humor, chaos and conflict at the Port of NINJAGO® City THE LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE ™ 70657! Operate the crane at the port and take a boat ride. Rotate the turkey on the spit inside the grocery store, but watch out for the simple soldier Puffer who is about to overturn the food showcase. Observe the statues in the Runme sculptor’s workshop and refine your ninja technique in Dareth’s dojo. Check out Runde’s travels in the map room and then enjoy a cup of tea in Mystake’s tearoom. Change the billboards, buy a drink at the vending machine and play video games in the game room with the big pink balloon in the shape of a pig on the roof! You will also be able to recreate the iconic fighting scene between the Green Ninja Lloyd and Gardamon on the roofs of the LEGO Ninjago Film.
Same as with the LEGO Ninjago City (70620), the Ninjago City Docks follows the former’s vibrant color scheme, with very impressive attention to detail. It also comes with a boat (it’s a dockyard after all), and more than a dozen minifigures (13 to be exact) including Lloyd and Garmadon in their respective battle gears.
Frankly, I really can’t figure much based on the box art, whether or not the build itself stands on a standard baseplate or on a rather unorthodox one. With regards to its feature as a sort of an expansion for the LEGO Ninjago City set, I can only assume that it can be connected at its back side using standard Technic pins which are typical on existing modulars.
Lastly, though Radio Kontrol has not listed a retail price, the Ninjago City Docks (70657) is rumored to sell for $299.99 leading most LEGO fans to assume that it may have the same piece count as that of LEGO Ninjago City. It’s kind of difficult to conclude in that manner since at face value the Ninjago City Docks seems to be a smaller build made up of less pieces as compared to the gargantuan Ninjago City coming in at 4,867 pieces.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City Docks (70657) is slated to be out sometime in June, so expect crisp, official set images to be out soon.