Lego Ninjago Garmatron Review

Lego Ninjago Garmatron

Our rating: 5 stars

The Ninjago Garmatron set from Lego allows kids to build and then play with vehicles from the Ninjago TV cartoon. The big Garmatron vehicle fires missiles so they can battle, and there are three Lego mini figures included, characters from the TV series.

But is the Lego Garmatron good value, and will your child enjoy it? Read on to see what we think.

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Lego Ninjago Garmatron Features

* Garmatron vehicle with prison cell, hidden missile and rubber tracks
* Ice Spider vehicle with an ice shooter
* Includes 3 figures: General Kozu, Zane and a swordsman
* All figures have weapons
* Age range: 8-14

Ninjago Lego Garmatron Review

Lego Ninjago Garmatron verticalChildren who enjoy constructing things and holding pretend battles with their toys will love this Lego set. Even kids who haven’t seen Ninjago on television will be able to think up plenty of games.

The story behind this set is that the villainous General Kozu (one of the included mini figures) has stolen the Zane’s ice blade weapon and is carrying it off in the Garmatron vehicle. Zane chases after him on the Ice Spider, dodging the missiles that General Kozu shoots from the Garmatron.

The Garmatron doubles as a prison, so when General Kozu is captured he can be locked up in prison as all villains deserve to be 🙂 The prison can also be used for hostages, such as the third figure, a swordsman.

There’s a summary of this story plus detailed instructions for building the Garmatron and Ice Spider included in the pack. It’s a 320-piece pack which gives children a lot of potential. There are also some nice details in the design of the pieces. And of course it can all be incorporated with other Lego Ninjago sets.

Build and play sets are great for encouraging imaginative play and developing fine motor skills (where kids learn to use their fingers more accurately for detailed work).

What You Need To Know

The Lego Garmatron is marked suitable for age 8-14 and we think that’s about right. Younger children could have difficulty putting it together and since the pieces are easily knocked off during play, they could find it frustrating to play with even if you helped them build it. Make sure you keep the instructions because you’ll need them again if the Garmatron breaks apart.

The Verdict

This is one of Lego’s best sets in the immensely popular Ninjago series, taking creativity and imaginative play to a high level. Even adults might enjoy playing with it – some adults, anyway! The pieces are well designed and we can imagine it becoming a collector’s item in years to come. All in all, a great choice for a child in the 8+ target age range.

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Our rating: 5 stars

Lego Ninjago Garmatron Review

Published 1st May 2013

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