I’m having a serious case of déjà vu right now. I could have sworn I already built this set and reviewed it but I can’t for the life of me find it. Maybe I’m reviewing too many of these small dragon Ninjago sets and they’re all coalescing into one basic form that I keep building over and over again.
Today’s set, 30083 Dragon Fight, seems too familiar to me and that’s probably a bad thing.
The dragon has two sets of wings hanging off a modified plate with angled bars. There’s a tail hanging off the back.
There’s no feet or anything so it’ll just have to lay on its belly. Or you can angle the rear wings down to sort of make fake feet, but we all know that’s now how this is supposed to be. The head is pretty basic but effective.
If the dragon as an extra, Kai is the best supporting actor here. He’s in his red “Golden Weapons” garb.
And the award for Best Element in the set goes to the ninja cowl. This is a resurrected element from the old Ninja sub-theme of Castle way back in the late nineties. That was one of my favorite themes in Castle and some of those set designs still hold up to this day in my opinion. So, seeing this cowl piece come back into the limelight gets my inner child all a-flutter. And the fact that it is seeing re-use goes to show how great the design of the element was at the time.
Also, the old style katana element was a nice addition.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! Despite the poor dragon that seems all too familiar to me at this point, I’m giving 30083 Dragon Fight a thumbs up purely out of nostalgia.
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