Top 10 Best LEGO Ninjago Sets (Review)

Whether you are looking for a detailed storyline set within a fantasy world or a gift for a creative loved one, LEGO Ninjago sets are the best gifts for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions.

Over the past 11 years, more than 200 LEGO Ninjago sets have been released, but not all of them are available. Most are now retired, and others were extremely limited releases that the public never got the chance to enjoy.

Here is a list of the top 10 best LEGO Ninjago sets that you can buy.

I’ve also included a other best sets that have retired but are currently available on Amazon.

Let’s get started!

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city gardens 71741

Editor’s Choice

City Gardens

ninja ultra combo mech 7165

2nd Best Choice

Ninja Ultra Combo Mech

3rd Best Choice

Ninja Dojo Temple

Before we get into the sets themselves, here’s a quick background on the Lego Ninjago series.

LEGO Ninjago is a LEGO theme based on a more detailed storyline set within a fantasy world, primarily underpinned by the computer-animated television series Ninjago. 

The set is a flagship brand of the LEGO group and is the first theme to be based on ninja since the discontinuation of the Lego Ninja theme in 2000.

The first LEGO Ninjago set, Ninja Ambush 2258 was released in 2011 and it is also the first set in the Wave 1: Pilot Episodes of the LEGO Ninjago theme.

The Top 10 LEGO Ninjago Sets

  1. City Gardens

2. Ninja Ultra Combo Mech

3. Ninja Dojo Temple

4. Lloyd’s Golden Ultra Dragon

5. Temple of the Endless Sea

6. Catamaran Sea Battle

7. The Crystal King

8. Jay and Nya’s Race Car EVO

9. Ninja Training Center

10. The Keepers’ Village

1. City Gardens

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Set no: 71741

Pieces: 5685

Minifigures: 19

Age: 14+

This three-tiered model relives all the excitement and thrills of 10 years of NINJAGO and allows Ninjago fans to rediscover cherished memories and favorite ninja heroes.

Originally released in 2021 to celebrate 10 years of Ninjago, the City Gardens 71741 includes 5,685 pieces, and 19 Minifigures, and remains the largest LEGO Ninjago set ever. 

The City Gardens set lets you uncover a world of details including the Ninja zone, Ninjago museum of history, ice cream shop, Chen’s Noodle House, Ninjago fan apartment,  other hidden surprises, plus a collectible golden Wu Legacy Minifigure to also celebrate the 10th anniversary of LEGO NINJAGO toys.

This hugely impressive and brilliantly detailed model is guaranteed to excite NINJAGO fans of all ages: a nostalgia-filled tower to proudly display for older builders, and a world of play opportunities for youngsters.

The City Gardens is sure to impress when placed on display and measures over 29 in. (73 cm) high, 17.5 in. (44 cm) long, and 13 in. (33 cm) wide, which is sure to impress when placed on display.

2. Ninja Ultra Combo Mech

Set no: 7165

Pieces: 1104

Minifigures: 7

Age: 9+

Ninja Ultra Combo Mech is a unique 4-in-1 playset that features a large mech made of 3 vehicles and a smaller mech built from 4 detachable models: a tank, jet, car, and a smaller mech, as well as 7 Minifigures.

Little ninjas will love this supercool Ninjago set that lets them pretend to be a ninja battling evil enemies and lure them away from their screens and into an enthralling world of fantasy action. 

Released in 2022, the Ninja Ultra Combo Mech includes 1104 pieces and 7 Minifigures including Kai, Jay, Zane, and Cole, plus Wu Bot and evil snake duo Cobra Mechanic and Boa Destructor for kids to create awesome battles.

The models stand over 12 in. (31 cm) tall and can be played at home or taken to a friend’s house to continue the action. Kids are rewarded with a collectible teamwork banner when they complete their missions and defeat the snakes.

3. Ninja Dojo Temple

Set no: 71767

Pieces: 1394

Minifigures: 8

Age: 8+

Ninja Dojo Temple is a spectacular Ninjago temple set and will be a great gift for Ninjago fans and kids aged 8 and up. 

Originally released in 2022, it can help expand children’s possibilities and develop their storytelling skills as they dive into the amazing world of Ninjago.

The set is packed with amazing features and provides the best adventures for ninja fans. It allows kids to team up with their brave ninja heroes to battle the forces of evil with an extensive collection of building sets including mechs, dragons, and temples.

The set inspires independent play and kids are rewarded with a collectible banner when they defeat the ninja enemies. The finished model measures over 12.5 in. (32 cm) high, 21 in. (54 cm) wide, and 9.5 in. (24 cm) deep.

4. Lloyd’s Golden Ultra Dragon

Set no: 71774

Pieces: 985

Minifigures: 9

Age: 9+

Release Date: 9

This highly posable dragon model allows ninja fans to recreate their favorite scenes and build a dragon with 4 heads from the Ninjago Crystallized TV series to enjoy great role-play action. 

The Lloyd’s Golden Ultra Dragon captures the imagination of ninja fans and movable legs and tails with wings that become golden blades, armed and ready ninja characters with elemental weapons.

The playset has interactive digital building instructions to make the building experience even more fun. It is packed with 9 Minifigures: 5 golden ninjas, including an exclusive Golden Oni Lloyd, and 4 villains.

The Lloyd’s Golden Ultra Dragon playset can be proudly displayed in between playtimes and measures over 7 in. (17 cm) high, 21 in. (54 cm) long and 12 in. (30 cm) wide.

5. Temple of the Endless Sea

Set no: 71755

Pieces: 1060

Minifiggures: 7

Age: 9+

Release Date: 

Temple of the Endless Sea lets ninja fans re-enact underwater adventures from the LEGO Ninjago: Seabound TV series.

This set features a brilliantly detailed underwater lair packed with cool features including a laboratory, prison, submarine, manta ray, the sea serpent Wojira in chains, plus 2 amulets with a display unit.

The temple toy will make a great birthday or holiday gift for kids aged 9 and up. It includes 7 Minifigures: Scuba Kai, NRG Nya, Glutinous, Prince Kalmaar, Prince Benthomaar, and 2 Maaray Guards to give kids all they need to stage death-defying battles under the sea.

The finished model measures over 10 in. (26 cm) high, 4 in. (11 cm) long, and 22 in. (57 cm) wide.

6. Catamaran Sea Battle

Set no: 71748

Pieces: 780

Minifigures: 6

Age: 9+

The next entry into the LEGO Ninjago building collection is also one of the best. The Catamaran Sea Battle is an action-packed ninja playset that features 2 catamarans, one of which splits into 3 boats, so kids can stage thrilling clashes at sea.

The set includes 780 pieces and 6 Minifigures: Island Jay, Island Zane, and Island Kai, who take on Chief Mammatus, Rumble Keeper, and Thunder Keeper – all with cool weapons!

Originally released in 2021, this premium Ninjago playset opens up a world of exciting adventures and helps children learn crucial life skills as they battle a cast of evil villains with an amazing collection of dragons, mechs, and temples.

The set is a great size to display in a child’s bedroom between playtime battles and measures over 8.5 in. (22 cm) tall, 13 in. (33 cm) long, and 9.5 in. (24 cm) wide.

7. The Crystal King

Set no: 71772

Pieces: 722

Minifigures: 5

Age: 9+

The Crystal King will make a great birthday present idea for kids aged 9 and up who love pretending to be their ninja heroes. It let kids reenact thrilling action and enjoy amazing adventures from the popular NINJAGO: Crystalized TV series.

This 722-piece Ninjago set is an ideal building set for passionate ninja fans. The Crystal King comes in the form of a Centaur creature with 4 legs, 2 arms, a pair of wings, a large sword, and a platform in the chest to attach a Minifigure.

The set comes with interactive digital building instructions and 5 battle-ready Minifigures: an exclusive, never-seen-before Lloyd, The Crystal King, Harumi, Vengestone Guard, and Vengestone Warrior, all armed with weapons for kids to play out clashes in NINJAGO City.

The Crystal King can be displayed as a showpiece in any kid’s bedroom and measures over 10 in. (26 cm) high, 12 in. (30 cm) long, and 15.5 in. (40 cm) wide.

8. Jay and Nya's Race Car EVO

Set no: 71776

Pieces: 536

Minifigures: 4

Age: 7+

Jay and Nya’s Race Car EVO building kit lets kids aged 7 and up play out thrilling adventures in NINJAGO City and help develop their creativity and storytelling skills.

This 2-in-1 ninja vehicle comes with 3 vehicles: a race car that features a detachable ninja flyer and an armored helicopter with rotating blades. The set also includes 4 Minifigures including Jay with a sword, Nya with a spear, plus Cobra Mechanic with a sword, and Boa Destructor.

Measuring over 8 in. (21 cm) high, 12.5 in. (32 cm) long, and 4.5 in. (12 cm) wide, kids can take the car wherever they go and play on the go.

9. Ninja Training Center

Set no: 71764

Pieces: 524

Minifigures: 3

Age: 7+

Ninja Training Center is a cool Ninjago set that offers nonstop action and is also one of the best. Originally released in 2022, this incredible Ninjago training playset comes with everything kids need to help their ninja heroes master the art of Spinjitzu.

This set is packed with everything Ninjago fans need to train their heroes and offers a set of challenges for the ninja including going down a slide, jumping over a snake pit, and fighting a dummy mech.

The set comes with 3 Minifigures including Zane and Jay, both with swords, plus Boa Destructor with his own large sword, for kids to stage death-defying battles. The finished model measures over 4.5 in. (11 cm) high, 2 in. (5 cm) wide, and 1 in. (3 cm) deep.

10. The Keepers' Village

Set no: 71747

Pieces: 632

Minifigures: 5

Age: 8+

The Keepers’ Village is an amazingly detailed Ninjago set and is also one of the best. The set features a highly detailed and interactive jungle lair for kids to re-enact amazing battle scenes and learn vital life skills.

This ninja playset provides a fun build for ages 8 and up and will make a very welcome birthday or holiday present for ninja-loving kids.

The set features a prison cell inside a dragon’s head, a dangerous trap disguised as a leaf, hidden shooters, and a stone pillar that can separate into 3 characters. 

It also includes 5 Minifigures including Island Cole, Island Jay, Island Kai, Chief Mammatus, and Thunder Keeper, all wielding cool weapons from the LEGO NINJAGO TV series.

The Keepers’ Village is bound to impress friends when on display in kids’ bedrooms and measures over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 7 in. (19 cm) long, and 11 in. (29 cm) wide.

Final Thoughts

I’ve listed all the best available LEGO Ninjago sets above. The list is updated regularly to reflect the 10 best Ninjago sets currently available on LEGO.com.

Best Retired Ninjago Sets

Retired Ninjago sets are not included in the list. These sets can be found on secondary markets such as Amazon, but they typically sell for a much higher price than their initial prices. So it is a great lesson to grab a set you want before it retires.

Below are some of the best retired LEGO Ninjago sets that are available on Amazon:

That’s it for this comprehensive list of the best LEGO Ninjago sets available! Do you have a favorite set, past or present? Let me know in the comments below!

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Lisa D. Marsh

Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm the editor of BrickMechanics.com LEGO has been part of my life ever since I was young. I have a deep love of LEGO and it has guided me through my early years, through school, and eventually through my degree in Engineering.