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Probably the coolest-looking LEGO helicopter ever made!
on February 2, 2012
I have to hand it to those guys over in the LEGO design department. They have a fun job and they do it well! With this new LEGO Ninjago theme, they threw all educational value and realism out the window and just went for sheer cool appeal. They must have been thinking to themselves, "What are the top things that appeal to boys? Fighting, monsters, spaceships, and cool cars? OK! Let's put them all together in one set!"
Of all the new Ninjago sets that have just been released, this set was #1 on his wish list, so he was very pleased to receive it from his grandma for his birthday. The Rattlecopter is an "enemy" vehicle, and is designed around the menacing, serpent-like appearance of the latest warrior villains. It looks really sweet, and is quite probably the coolest-looking LEGO helicopter that LEGO has ever produced. It took my son about 45 minutes to put it all together, and he was able to do it all without assistance (he is 10). Fully assembled, it is a bit smaller than either he or I had anticipated, but still undeniably "wicked" - as my son would say.
If you've got a LEGO fan at home, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more appealing set for him. This is one of the best little sets that I've seen in a couple of years. Five stars all the way for this one!