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the fire temple is a central piece in the lego ninjago series. i think that it comes with 1,176 pieces, about. it comes with 3 assembly books, one for different parts. as you can imagine, assembling this took a few hours. the precision and attention to detail was outstanding! it looks quite real - resembles asian architecture. this one has a phenomenal moving part - when you pull up on the sword (kind of like the arthurian legend), it pushes down on a lever which snaps open the two sides of the building - thus revealing - the fire breathing dragon! the dragon here appears larger than the solo dragon. it has attachments on each "feather" so that 8 characters can be attached. of course, there's a gong, plastic flames, lots of characters - good and bad. this is one of the very best "bangs for the buck" in the lego world! this is one that seems designed to really be played with (of course the architectural pieces don't seem to be). beware, there are so many pieces, some novel, that it falls apart quickly. thus, if you want to play with it, or for that matter, even move it, i think that it's wise to glue together the main structure of the building and the dragon - so that essentially moving parts aren't glued but stationary parts are glued in order that they don't fall apart. i give everything that i review a grade, and i believe that the ninjago fire temple deserves an "A+". i recommend this for lego builders who have an interest in the ninjago series. it's price has come down a little bit ($10) in recent weeks and it might come down further, thus enabling you to get an outstanding set at a more affordable price. if price isn't an issue for you, then i recommend it whole heartedly.