One thing I really appreciate from the Sky Pirates sub-theme is its wild blend of steampunk/dieselpunk elements with the classical pirates-look. The Lego designers did a great job with the Raid Zeppelin and the Misfortune’s Keep (mostly), so lets have a closer look at the Sky Shark. With the Ninjago Movie just around the corner… Read More Review: Ninjago Sky Shark (70601)
While I was redecorating my Lego display (replacing the Star Wars scene I had for over a year with some ocean explorers), I took a closer look at the Dewback from the 2014 Cantina-set. It is really a splendid model which is sadly quite underused. And to be honest: what should the imperials do with such… Read More Sword (or Axe) and Sorcery!
You might remember my review of the Misfortune Keep. And the modifications I did on the little pirate flyer. Well, I promised you a mod of the Ninjago-flyer as well – and here we go! While the original version is a weird and not very successful attempt on a rocket-propelled VTOL, my plan was to go… Read More Fixing the Misfortune Keep Flyer! (Part 2)
You may remember that I’m not too excited by the little flyers that came with the Misfortune Keep. They just feel unfinished and below their potential compared to the glorious main build. I felt right away when assembling them that they need some serious upgrades. Luckily for the sky pirates, I decided to mod their flyer first.… Read More Fixing the Misfortune Keep Flyer! (Part 1)
While Cole’s Dragon is a very decent little set, it never felt right to me that the dragon is unable close its jaws. For me this is such an obvious action-feature that I am really surprised it is missing. To make matters worse, it has almost everywhere ball-joints except for the place where its head is attached to… Read More How to fix a Dragon
Regular readers of Littleworlds might know that I really like the Ninjago sky pirate-sets. In particular the Misfortune Keep and its smaller cousin, the Raid Zeppelin. And especially latter one really offers itself for some quick modding too: Its a simple enough to casually play with it without letting it turn into an endless building… Read More Leyland Brickston, Explorer, Adventurer and Airship Pilot
I was really looking forward writing this review: the (at least for me) pinnacle of Ninjago’s flirt with dieselpunk sky pirates: The Misfortune Keep! Ok, the name of this set is a bit weird, since the word “keep” is usually used more in a traditional castle-context, for the living area and last line of defence… Read More Review: Ninjago Misfortune Keep (70605)