It seems that it’s not just third-party retailers like Radio Kontrol have listed the Ninjago City Docks (70657), but also LEGOLAND Billund have also put them on display in their store shelves ahead of the set’s worldwide release. This is a good indication, suggesting that we might have an official press release and clear, crisp images anytime soon. The set was first announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair last January, with a tag price of 299.99 Euros. It comes as a sort of an expansion set for the LEGO Ninjago City (70620), though it may well pass for a standalone set.
Italian retailer site Radio Kontrol managed to list a box art image of the Ninjago City Docks (70657) giving us our very first clear image of the sizeable set. But this time, thanks to Zusammengebaut, we now have a closer look at the set’s box art which gives us a better view of its modular functions plus the minifigures included with it. The following images were captured at LEGOLAND Billund, and were shared by one of the site’s followers.
As we can see from the back of the set’s box, the LEGO Ninjago City Docks (70657) comes with six interchangeable modules which you can mix and match in many ways. What I find particularly interesting is the way the base of the set is made, which seems to rest on a sort of translucent blue baseplate which is very, very cool. It’s kind of difficult to tell at this point, which makes me even more excited to see the set’s official images. The level of detail on this set is at par with the LEGO Ninjago City (70620), with the dockyards consisting of a harbor equipped with a working crane, 3 floors that represents both the old and the new in the world of LEGO Ninjago. I can just imagine how humungous these combined sets will be if they are joined together as the box art suggests.
The Ninjago City Docks comes with a huge amount of minifigs – 13 to be exact: Lloyd in his green ninja suit, Cole in his casual wear, Garmadon, Private Puffer, Runje, Chan Kong-Sang, Runme, Runde, Dareth, Lil’ Nelson, Mystake, Chad and Betsy with a baby figure. The minifigs themselves does not disappoint, particularly the way that fish rack was made and ingeniously hitched on Runje’s shoulders. Each minifigure comes with its own set of accessories, even Lil’ Nelson’s rare arm cast piece.
I’m really all hyped to see the official images and see the many ways in which you can build the Ninjago City Docks together with its larger counterpart. So what do you think brick fans? Drop a comment below if you’re also looking forward to having this set. Thanks once again to Zusammengebaut for sharing these images.