One of The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets that will be available at Toys R Us and at Shop@Home is the Ice Tank (70616). It has 916 pieces and will retail for $79.99. Let’s take an in-depth look to see if it is worth the price.
Zane is the exact same minifigure as in the much cheaper Spinjitzu Training Dojo (70606). He has a white and black outfit with printing of some communication devices on the belt. Going down the chest is some letters that spell out ICE in the Ninjago language. His accessories include a bow and arrow as well as a quiver on the back. He has a double-sided head with a happy smile on one side and an angry expression on the other which are covered up by the two piece mask.
Torben has on a traditional looking outfit with a dark blue shirt and a lighter blue robe with brown pants. I do like his head piece which shows a bearded man with a scared expression. Finally he wears one of the newer tan straw hats.
Patty Keys makes an appearance in TLNM sets. She wears a dark blue robe that is dirtied up with some brown spots on the front and back of the torso. She has a single-sided head showing a scared expression and her hair is tied up in a bun.
Angler is a new character for The LEGO Ninjago Movie and he is part of the Garmadon’s army. The torso and legs are the same as the Shark Army Thug from the Ninjago City Chase (70607). A few differences in Angler is that he wears an air tank piece with some printing of low battery. The main thing with him is his new molded head piece which represents an angler fish. His accessory is a fish sword.
Finally, we have the Shark Army Thug who dons the same uniform as the one in the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612). Notice a trend here? He also has a fish sword as an accessory.
The only build in this set is the Ice Tank itself. Driven by Zane, it has a very interesting look to it. The cockpit area protrudes out in the front of the tank. You have the standard clear windshield (no stickers!) that opens up to reveal the controls. The 2×2 sloped piece is stickered showing some details as well as the 1×1 round tiles. On the underside of the cockpit is another clear windshield piece to see through to the bottom. Presumably, Zane is able to drop down for an easy exit. On the sides, there area more stickers giving the Ice Tank more detailing.
Right behind the cockpit in the “neck” area is an ice cannon which is equipped with a trans-light blue six-stud gatling shooter. The studs fire when you turn the Technic gear in the back. There are some more stickers to give the cannon some additional detailing. I do like the look of the ice cannon as a whole.
The largest part of the Ice Tank you see from the front are the two panels that are in the middle. They are on ball joints and are able to angle ever so slightly. Until we see the movie, I do not see a purpose for them at this time. The middle square section is on a turntable and a full 360 degrees but again, I don’t know the purpose of it. Behind the panels are some decorative flags which are stickers.
The large tracks run on a gear system that connects to the wheel below the cockpit. It consists of some large six spoke wheels which I believe are new with some smaller sprocket pieces in the front. The gear system also connects to the massive ice container in the back. When you roll the Ice Tank, it also turns the fins inside the container to push around the 1×2 trans-light blue round bricks. I’m sure the movie will explain this feature more. The trans-light blue glass pieces are new as well.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ice Tank (70616) is somewhat of a middle of the road set for me. There’s nothing about the set that stands out for me. Kids will probably like the play features it has but they don’t do much for me. Maybe once I get to see the movie and see the Ice Tank in action, I’ll probably appreciate it more.
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