Today’s polybag, 30422 Kai’s Mini Dragon, reminds of me of Heihei from Moana.
It’s not pretty, looks a little sick, but has a charm all its own.
Starting with the head, it actually does look like a dragon to me in the same way Chinese New Year dancing dragons look like dragons. And I don’t mean that in a bad way, it’s just very stylized with the large orange eyes, the ears, and the dark red cheese slope for the snout.
The midsection has a 2×2 area for Kai to sit. The wings are made of flame elements. The legs though, these are probably one of my favorite features.
The ball joints give the legs a bit more poseability than any other type of hinge. It’s a very small nuance but it does give this plastic dragon a bit more of an organic feel.
The tail is another flame element that I’ve never seen before, but it’s shape lends itself perfectly to this appendage. It looks like it’s just dripping in fire.
Kai has printing from the torso down to the legs, including the hips. Sounds like a lot, but the level of detail is just right for me. There’s no hair element so Kai is stuck just wearing his cowl full time. And in case you’re wondering the head is not double sided.
All in all, not a bad polybag set. And I’m not even a Ninjago fan.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! It’s a cute little dragon ready to swoosh around your room.
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