Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by 10Rachel Easy
Good response and nicely dispatched
23 September 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreninjaGuy One of the best lego ninjago sets
I love just about everything about this set. The temple exterior is gorgeous, Ghost Cole is awesome looking, the island parts fit in with the temple perfectly, Squiffy's jetpack and Sensei Wu's air ballon are really cool mini builds in this set, the spider is one best spiders I've seen in a lego set, and it makes a mark in the lego world for including the first ever female big figure and in my childhood for the first ever set that includes a big figure that I own. It's $50 value and play features makes it a must have for any lego ninjago fan.
28 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NyatheWaterNinja Tiger Widow Island 101
I used to doubt this set, thinking it was dumb, bus as reasearched and looked at it more and more, I realize why this set is so amazing. (If you just want a quick overview, skip to the pros and cons. )
Let's start off with the island itself. It seems like a tropical jungle area with a temple on a rock. ( Because it is. ) The little bridge connectecting to the little chunk of land is on a ball joint, so you can easily move it around. The little chunk of land I just mentioned has a palm tree, and is held up by a drill piece. The tree itelf is held by a technic piece, and when removed, sends the tree toppling down into the ocean, or on top of a unlucky person. Timber! The main island has 3 levels. The cave level, the 1st floor of the temple, and the roof of the temple. The front of the cave has a sign off to the side telling us that the infamous Tiger Widow dwells here. There are rock pieces on the sides and a creepy skull face at the front which opens and closes it's mouth. Inside of the cave lies 2 gold crystals, water, and, of course, the Tiger Widow, but I'll get to it later. The 1st level of the temple is higly detailed with spider banners and one of those Asian paper doors. The curvy, black things jutting out from the sides are scimitars used for roof decor. Nice parts usage! The interior of the temple has a map of ninjago, a parchment telling us how to use the Tiger Widow's venom, and a table with a pirate head stand thing and a coin. There is a lamp at the top that moves around. The roof has a little area where you put a coconut and pull out a piece to send it falling. There are many good part usages on the island like the drill for the rock, blade pieces for jagged rock, and swords and a golden frying pan for parts of the roof. Overall, the island is an amazing build.
Let's move on to the other little things this set has to offer:
The Tiger widow is an intresting build, although it looks nothing like it does in the show. I like how the designers used a samurai helmet piece for the stinger. The legs can be a bit flimsy at times, but mostly, they stay together. I'm planning on using the red claw pieces on the legs as parts for a custom weapon for Nya.
Sensei Wu's balloon: It's a cute little hot air balloon with a propeler at the back. The propeller blade can rotate, and the ball joint the blade is connected to can move up and down. The little, green sand bags can be removed to simulate Sensei taking off to save the ninja. The bucket part the people stand in doesn't have any studs, so you have to balance sensei inside or else he will fall.
Squiffy's glider is a fantastic little thing. It uses the special brown glider pieces and the new skull,pirate swords. 2 of them to be exact! The wings can rotate in many ways, so you can make it look like the glider is doing many things, like accending, or going real fast.The glider stays on Squiffy and doesn't jiggle around. The wings are also put on sturdy, so they dont flop around everywhere when you fly it around, . Overall, the glider is a small, yet spectacular build.
Moving on to the minifigures:
Nya: This version of Nya is esclusive to this set, ( untill Ronin's Salvage M.E.C set comes along, but that set doesn't come with her mask. ) which is a good reason you should buy this set. Her color scheme is like Kai's, only in dark red. She has only 1 facial expression, and that is her smile. The shoulder armor she comes with is great, as it holds 2 swords while looking good. She has great detail on her torso and legs. The animal symbol on her robe is what appears too be some king of bird. ( Probably a phoenix )
Cole: The Cole that comes in this set isn't ordinary Cole, he's ghost Cole! He has 2 face prints, a serious face and a happy, determined face. I'm slightly bummed that his face isn't transparent, but I guess sand green works too. His robes are like Nya's, only grey, and his animal is a bear. Cole also comes with shoulder armor.
Squiffy: Although he is one of the low-ranking pirates, he is still a great figure. Squiffy has great torso and leg details on the front and back. ( You can even see his body hair. Ew. ) His facial expression is a angry, pirate like face.
Sensei Wu: Sensei is a great minifigure, and I'm glad he is included with this set. There is nothing much different about him, exept for the fact that he comes with pilot goggles and some binoculars. You can put them on him when he rides his hot air balloon.
Dogshank: I'm not a fan of bigfigs, but Dogshank makes an exeption. She has lots of detail, including armor print and a special, molded helmet that resembles Doubloon's helmet. Her arms can move up and down, and her wrist can rotate 360 dgrees. Dogshank comes with a anchor weapon, which she can use to smack any pesky ninja into the air.
Some weapons included in this playset are a Djin blade ( Containing Lloyd ), 3 skull pirate swords, 2 gold katanas, 2 silver katanas, 2 flintlock pistols, and 4 coconuts. There are other things in this set that you can use as a weapon too, if you use your imagination.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention this, but the set comes with a vial of Tiger Widow venom. ( It's a jewel piece turned upside down. )
Pros: Great parts usage
Amazing details on the playset, and minifigs
Good play features
Amazing minifig choice
Cons: Flimsy spider legs
Tiger Widow isn't even close to being show accurate!
Overall, this set is one of the best skybound sets of this wave. For the price, this set impresses everyone. I mean, come on! A 450 piece set with 3 exclusive minifigs is a great deal! I would 100% reccomend this set to anyone with $50 to use.
01 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debb A Pirate's Map
This set has a falling coconut tree, an opening mouth and a dropping coconut area. The characters are great because you get Ghost Cole, Nya, Sensei Wu, Dogshank and Squiffy; plus a Tiger Widow Spider. There are also a lot of green and red pieces. The temple has a map, a moustache and a pirate hat. The Sword of Souls has Lloyd in it. That is why I like this set.
14 June 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by BentWright Good figures, decent parts.
I love the mini-balloon vehicle in this set. I made a second one to sit on my monitor at work.
I also like the Sqiffy flyer vehicle and hung that from the ceiling above my desk.
So far as I've seen, this is the only set with "ghost" Cole. I would rather have a ghost Cole minifigure made with transparent parts, but this is the next best thing.
Nya is my favorite, but I like other versions of her in other sets better. I would like to see her hairstyle updated to work with the half face masks the boys often wear.
Both Cole and Nya have new pearl gold epaulet sword holders. I like them, and hope they will also come in pearl dark gray.
The DogShank figure is interesting. I don't like that many of the "big" figures are hunched over, looking down, and don't articulate at the waist. They don't display on shelves very well.
While I like the top floor of the structure, I don't care much for the rest of the build. Fake rock is not my thing, and the reptile head door isn't well done.
10 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jj123 very detailed set
this set is overall amazing, just astounding the way they built most everything, the temple itself is just a little small but I understand that if it was bigger it would have ruined the appearance of the base.
13 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AidenR24 A Good Set Overall
Great, just great!
Besides the Misfortune's Keep, this is definitely my favorite set *AS OF NOW* from the Skybound series.
Price : For 450 pieces, the price is pretty good.
Build : The build is excellent in my personal opinion. I love the way you designers used pieces in this set, examples are the golden Chima Wings, the Drill, Head and helmet on the Tiger Widow, and much more!
This is obviously not a 'detailed' review, but it's a few things I wanted to say...
I'm sure many, many LEGO Ninjago Fans will enjoy this set and will be satisfied with the purchase, like me.
Sorry if I 'mistyped' anything also.
06 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jose0815 Great Island
This is the set I was looking forward to the most with the new series. I really really like this set. It has so many different building techniques. I really like the different stepping stones or rock to the main island. I love the Master Wu mini. The big fig is a great touch too, great addition to my collection.
If I had to say one thing about this set I do not like, is the inability to evenly attach the set to a base plate, or what I was attempting, a raised baseplate. I wanted to give it a bit more of a mountain top look.
Other than that, great set, with good mini figs.
05 May 2016