Splatoon 3 just came out. I’ll be honest I really don’t expect myself to catch up at this point but I’ll try. Today’s polybag, 30080 Ninja Glider, is less like a glider and more like an accident waiting to happen.
Who would have ever thought that making six scimitars stick out of a backpack like a fan would inspire someone to call it a “glider”. Not this guy. This thing is ridiculous.
But that’s what Ninjago is all about right? One year they’re fighting snakes and another they’re fighting… sharks? Shoot, I don’t know. It’s just weird stuff coming out of that theme for years now. This polybag is no different.
But let’s not ignore the absolutely gorgeous throwback cowl on this thing.
Numerically, this set’s number isn’t that far off from 30083 Dragon Fight, so I assume they’re from the series era/subtheme of Ninjago. It was probably the best subtheme too, judging by LEGO’s choice of headwear for the main cast of characters.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! Weird? Yes, but I can dig it. This review might be light on the words, and it’s not because of the aforementioned Splatoon 3 release. It’s a simple build. Ridiculous? Yes, but not complicated in any way. Simple build foretells a simple review, and here we are. Plus, that cowl.
Now, back to Salmon Runs.
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