2022 is bringing us several sets aimed at the younger NINJAGO fan. Some (like 71757 Lloyd’s Ninja Mech) are explicitly aimed at the 4+ crowd. Others like 71762 Kai’s Fire Dragon EVO are aimed at a slightly older audience, while still offering a relatively simple construction.
An intriguing feature of the boxes for the 6+ sets is a breakdown of the building process. These make it clearer than ever how these models are assembled, and seem to be pushing a new message of accessibility for young LEGO fans. These boxes also feature a tasteful hand-drawn art style, in an abrupt departure from other NINJAGO boxes.
For older fans, sets like 71765 Ninja Ultra Combo Mech may be of greater interest. This set features small vehicles for Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane, which can combine Voltron-style into a larger robot. If you balked at 21311 Voltron’s price or lack of play features, this could be the perfect set for you.
The crown jewel of these sets is 71767 Ninja Dojo Temple. This set shares some characteristics with 70728 Battle for Ninjago City, although it benefits from refined building techniques. Returning characters like P.I.X.A.L. and an English-Ninjargon translation scroll help to further differentiate this set.
You can see images for all of these new NINJAGO sets below; they are due to launch in all territories on January 1, 2022.
71757 Lloyd’s Ninja Mech
Price: £8.99 / $9.99 / €9.99 Pieces: 57 Minifigures: Lloyd, Boa Destructor
71760 Jay’s Thunder Dragon EVO
Price: £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 Pieces: 140 Minifigures: Jay, Viper Flyer
71761 Zane’s Power Up Mech EVO
Price: £8.99 / $9.99 / €9.99 Pieces: 57 Minifigures: Zane, Cobra Mechanic
71762 Kai’s Fire Dragon EVO
Price: £24.99 / $29.99 / $29.99 Pieces: 204 Minifigures: Kai, Boa Destructor, Cobra Mechanic
71763 Lloyd’s Race Car EVO
Price: £24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99 Pieces: 279 Minifigures: Lloyd, Cobra Mechanic, Python Dynamite
71765 Ninja Ultra Combo Mech
Price: £74.99 / $89.99 / €84.99 Pieces: 1,104 Minifigures: Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Cobra Mechanic, Boa Destructor, Wu Bot
71766 Lloyd’s Legendary Dragon
Price: £54.99 / $69.99 / €59.99 Pieces: 747 Minifigures: Lloyd, Nya, Viper Flyer, Python Dynamite
71767 Ninja Dojo Temple
Price: £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 Pieces: 1,394 Minifigures: Master Wu, Cole, Kai, Lloyd, Nya, P.I.X.A.L., Boa Destructor, Cobra Mechanic
71776 Jay and Nya’s Race Car EVO
Price: £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99 Pieces: 536 Minifigures: Jay, Nya, Cobra Mechanic, Boa Destructor