A quick and dirty review of #70607 Ninjago City Chase.
For the princely sum of €19.99 you get 233 parts, including:
- 5 Minifigures (Lloyd, Nya, Officer Toque, Shark Army Thug and Ham)
- A Police Tuk-tuk
- Market stall (with great accessories):
- 3 Green Apples
- 3 Fish
- 5 Cherries
- Street Lamps with lantern string
- Mobile phone piece
The Tuk-tuk is a quirky looking thing – I’ve seen some comments saying that it looks a bit strange, but tuk-tuks do look strange so…not sure sure that’s a valid negative mark – either way I love it. The design is pretty nifty, and makes good use 1x2x2 Wall Element with Window. There’s also a bit of clicking into place to the build, which is quite satisfactory if you like that kind of thing!
The Street Lamps are great and the street signs are cool too. My only negative is that the lantern string doesn’t stretch across a road baseplate – meaning that the plate that’s holding up the lamp will stick out into the roadway.
My 6 year old is a big fan of the set, and loves to send Officer Toque off on a chase – it’s a bonus that he can handcuff the Thug and put him into the back of the tuk-tuk – it’s a small vehicle so it’s great that Lego made space for a bad guy in their design.
For any AFOL’s with a town layout, this set is a great way to add some extra scenery to a China Town area – and on top of this you’re going to get your hands on some interesting pieces, like trans red mini heads and the street lamps.
I understand that stickers can be a real bugbear for a lot of AFOL’s, but there’s some nice ones included in this set.
I like this set so much, that I bought a second one during a 20% off sale in Debenhams. This set really excels at being super playable. The build isn’t too hard for smaller kids (5 up), and there’s lots to it for kids to create their own Ninjago adventure!