In our next review of the LEGO Ninjago 2023 sets, we take a look at Nya’s Water Dragon EVO (71800). This set has 173 pieces and retails for $19.99.
For a fairly small set, I’m surprised that it includes three minifigures, Nya, Lloyd, and Bone Guard. Nya has a blue, black, and gray outfit with the patterns going down to the legs. The arm colors match up with the color on the torso. She has a shoulder armor and sword sheath that goes around the neck. Her double-sided head shows her with a happy expression on one side and and angry one on the other. Her accessory is a golden sword.
This version of Lloyd has him in the green outfit with a dragonscale design. The back of the torso has the dragon head printing. The legs are black with silver metallic printing for the knee spikes and shoes. He also has the shoulder armor with sword sheath piece. His double-sided head shows him with a determined look on one side and a confused look on the other. Like Nya, he has a golden sword as an accessory.
The Bone Guard’s torso shows it with some wrappings going around the torso. It wears a harness which allows it to have more weapons in the back including some bone axes and swords. It is able to hold a couple of bone shurikens as well.
The only part of the build is the Water Dragon which has a blue, white, and pearl gold color scheme. All the legs are on ball joints so you do have a decent range of motion but at the same time, they are also somewhat restricted due to the bricks used. The sides of the front legs have some large swords on hinges.
The tail has three small sections with a sai at the end. The sections uses ball joints so there is a good amount of articulation there.
The head is printed and is further detailed with a couple of tran-blue horns on the top. It does lack some movement as it can only move up and down with no side movement.
Lastly, there is a printed tile of the Generosity banner which is attached behind the saddle.
Overall to me as a non-Ninjago fanatic, the LEGO Ninjago Nya’s Water Dragon EVO (71800) is a subpar set. The minifigures are probably the main draws of the set. The dragon isn’t a terrible build as it does have some playability to it but it doesn’t do it for me. As a $19.99 price point, I would say it’s an okay buy if you’re a Ninjago fan.
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