Closer look at LEGO 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens

Higher-resolution images of LEGO 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens have appeared online, giving us a closer look at the enormous set coming in 2021.

The first images of the 5,685-piece model popped up just days ago, courtesy of a Canadian consumer catalogue. Now, Brickset has published scanned versions of that same catalogue, offering a clearer look at the latest addition to the NINJAGO City series.

If you’re relatively new to the LEGO scene, you might not be totally familiar with that modular building-style series, because it’s been two and a half years since its last entry, 70657 NINJAGO City Docks. Like 70620 NINJAGO City before it, that set was released to tie in with The LEGO NINJAGO Movie.

71741 NINJAGO City Gardens scan hi res

71741 NINJAGO City Gardens, however, is based on the long-running TV show, with the characters to match. But that doesn’t mean it won’t fit in with your other NINJAGO City buildings: on the contrary, the three-tiered structure appears purpose-built to do just that.

According to the catalogue, it’s also been designed to celebrate NINJAGO’s 10-year anniversary, and therefore includes a Golden Wu minifigure – matching the Golden Ninja minifigures spread throughout this year’s Legacy sets. There are 19 more characters in the box, including Sensei Wu’s dog, and a handful that are appearing in minifigure form for the first time.

There’s no word yet on how much 71741 NINJAGO City Gardens will retail for outside of Canada, but given its $399.99 price in Canadian dollars, it’s safe to expect a price tag in the region of £299.99 / $349.99. We’ll find out for sure very soon, as VIP access for the huge set will begin on January 14, ahead of its general release on February 1.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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