The next set from the 2021 LEGO Ninjago theme that I will be checking out is the Tournament of Elements (71735) which is a Legacy set based on the Dojo Showdown (70756) from 2015. It has 283 pieces and retails for $29.99 and will be available starting on January 1 along with the rest of the Ninjago sets.
There are seven minifigures in this set, Jay, Kai, Jacob, Bolobo, Gravis, Eyezor, and Golden Lloyd. Jay has on his blue tournament outfit that spells out Master in the Ninjago alphabet. The back of the torso shows the lightning symbol on the back. He has a double-sided head that shows a nervous smile on one side and an angry look on the other. His accessories are his nunchucks.
Kai is also in his red tournament robes which also has the same Master wording going across the chest while the back shows the Fire symbol. His facial expressions show him with a smile and an angry look. He has a pike as an accessory.
Jacob is the Elemental Master of Sound and he wears a teal colored outfit with gold accents on the front and back. In addition, he also has a pearl-gold pauldron that goes on the shoulders. His head shows him wearing some teal star sunglasses and having a smile on one side and a singing expression on the other. His accessory is a generic white guitar which is different from the sitar he uses on the show.
Bolobo is the Elemental Master of Nature and he is shirtless showing off some of his tattoos on both sides of the torso. He also has a belt that goes over the shoulder and a feather necklace. The legs are sand-green with a teal colored sash. The large hair/beard piece covers up mostly his smiling and angry expressions. His accessory is the Staff of Nature.
Gravis is the Elemental Master of Gravity and he wears a sleeveless maroon colored robe. I do like the metallic printing for the detailing on both sides of the torso. His bearded double-sided head shows him with smile on one side and a meditation expression on the other. A maroon turban completes his look and he has some trans-purple dishes for his gravity powers.
Eyezor is the exact same minifigure that is in the Boulder Blaster (71736). He has on a black vest with the Anacondrai symbol on the back. His tattooed head shows him with a blind right eye. His accessory is a bone axe.
Lastly, we have Golden Lloyd who is the exclusive limited edition minifigure that is used to celebrate the 10th anniversary of LEGO Ninjago.
Pretty much the whole build is for the temple and the battle platform but first lets take a look at the spinning feature for the separate tornado piece. There’s a rod that attaches to the bottom of the glittery cone piece to simulate a spinning attack.
As for the temple, there are three sections to build which is somewhat similar to the LEGO Overwatch Hanzo & Genji (75971) but with two levels. The middle section has a weapon stand for both the top and bottom levels which are filled with jadeblades.
The left side has a spinning weapon that is on a ball joint. The larger section next to it has a stand for the Book of Spells. The top level has a sticker banner that looks nice and a jadeblade hidden in a jar.
The right side is similar to the left but it has a box filled skates which is a reference to the Ninja Roll episode where Master Chen ordered everyone to add roller skates to everyone’s feet. The ball-jointed end has a little tree.
Overall, the main selling point for the LEGO Ninjago Legacy Tournament of Elements (71735) are the minifigures which includes the exclusive 10th anniversary Golden Lloyd. The build itself is okay and there are minimal play features. I think the best one is the spinner rod which really says a lot about the set itself that it goes back to it being a larger minifigure pack.
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