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2.0 out of 5 stars the ganme doesn't work, but imanitive play is still good, June 6, 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Starter Set 2257 (Toy)
It's rare to see a total design miss from Lego. But the game element of Ninjago does not work as advertised. It is very hard (for a 6 year old and an adult):

1. to get a good spin on the top
2. have the tops collide if they are spun well
3. have one of the mini-figures fall off if contact is every made

Nevertheless, Ninjago still provides enjoyable imaginative play for my son. But then why not just buy another lego set that works as designed.
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Initial post: Aug 15, 2011 12:55:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 15, 2011 12:57:34 PM PDT
T. J. Young says:
I completely disagree. My son who is 5 gets them spinning REALLY well, and has no problem getting them to make contact. We don't have this starter set, though I'll be getting it for him. He just uses a small area right now on a hardwood floor. Not sure how to recommend a better way of doing this... it seems rather straight forward.

EDIT:

I have to ask... you guys have the small curved legos on the bottom of the spinners right? That's what gives it the spin it needs. Not trying to belittle you, but it's something that might be overlooked. The instructions are non existent so you need to figure it out yourself.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2011 12:36:37 AM PDT
G. Cohen says:
The assembly is correct on the spinner. It will spin. And this problem has been observed with at least 4 other boys of similar age. To detail the problem further:

1. If he spins hard, the guy usually falls out on the spin. So can never enter battle.
2. If you spin softly, the spin dies quickly.

Then the other issues mentioned:

3. have the tops collide if they are spun well. How does your son achieve this on a flat surface. Most battle top games, from battling tops in the 70's to modern day beyblade have sloped arena so contact must occur.
4. have one of the mini-figures fall off if contact is every made. What percent of your son's battles actually end in decision rather than a draw? (Beyblades for example are 95% plus. You get the occassional top that lands outside the arena when pulled by a 6 year old, but that's about it. Otherwise, the battles are solid and always end with a winner.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 6:15:00 AM PST
The Buyer says:
I completely disagree. This is over-priced toy. Trying to spin is not easy at all. if you don't attach the weapons correctly to balance the weight, it would spin very little and wobbles. My kids love it because it's NINJAGO and doesn't really care. They are now just using the figurines to fight each other using no spinner. What a waste of money!
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