Friday, September 13, 2013

Review: 70500 Kai's Fire Mech

One of the last small sets in the Ninjago line before it is put out to pasture, 70500 can be found for roughly $9.99 depending on the store.

Here's the box.

The instruction booklet and stickers.

Parts 1.  These form the framework of the mech.

Parts 2.  Now we start getting into the fiddly bits.  Look at all that gold!

Parts 3.  Now we're talkin'.  Robot arms, brackets, Plate 1x2 w/Angled Bar (enclosed ends), a lampholder, and inverted tiles are all cool pieces.

Here are the minifigs.  I really want to use that hat on the right for something.

Now for the questions.
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes, although it would be a little large for MFZ.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  At ($0.10 per part).  (0)
If you don't want build a frame right away, does it have parts you should be able to put into use elsewhere?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)

This yields a score of +15 (A).  This one's definitely worth looking into, especially if you like building in red, black, or gold.


  1. Cool! I saw this recently and really liked it. As yet, though I own MFZ, I have not taken the plunge and started putting a collection together. This might be something to get for that purpose...

  2. Is Lego discontinuing the Ninjago line?

    1. They're bringing it back in 2014. Check around, you should be able to find some pre-release photos.