Ninjagopalooza23 Part I: EVO/Core sets: Hands-On Reviews: 71781,71783,71787

I hinted a couple of weeks ago about my fondness for the intrinsic ‘spirit’ of series such as Ninjago and Monkie Kid – they are both sci-fi fantasy themes and, as such, bring us the closest thing to Classic Space and Castle themes that we are likely to see on an ongoing basis for the time being.

We have seen the first half year present a ‘Core’ Range for Ninjago, while the second half of last year tied in closely with the animated series.

Earlier in the year, I joined several other Fan Media in a conversation with Niek van Slagmaat and Markus Rollbühler, both part of the Ninjago team, about the ‘Core’ Series – the sets we saw released in January, with seemingly no connection to the series, beyond the presence of those Core Ninjago values: Mechs, Vehicles, Dragons, Dojos and of course, Ninja.

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LEGO® Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R Unveiled, for June Release

Since Technical sets debuted in 1977, motorcycles have been a feature of the range. The level of detail comes and goes, as does the playability. The most recent ‘serious’ motorcycle set was 2017’s BMW R1200 GS Adventure, an off road bike. Since then we have seen a couple of play feature/stunt cycles. We haven’t seen a street or track bike since 2015.

The release of the Ducati is the first track bike released for some years, and represents the new Ducati Panigale V4 R

  • $59,99/59.99 Euro  $USD69,99/59.99€/$AUD 89.99
  • Aged 10+
  • 646 pieces
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) long, 6” (16cm) high and 3” (8cm) wide
  • Release Date: June 1 2020
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