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Country: United States of America     Age Group: TFOL   Gender: Male
DayJoined: January 2nd, 2012 № of Reviews: 1   FA-goldbrick № of Featured reviews: 0
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Minifigures Included: Zane ZX

Zane ZX

Zane ZX is a pretty cool figure, the coolest Zane out there in my opinion. He comes with a gunmetal katana and his golden shoulder pads. This is a great way to get this figure because the only other ways to get this figure is in 9445 Fangpyre Truck Ambush which is $50 and 9449 Ultra Sonic Raider which is $80.

Green Snakes

The Green Snakes can "Launch" at Zane when you push down on the brick-built levers on the back.

The Build

I don't buy sets because of the "build", I buy because of the figures and/or if it's my favorite theme like Ninjago, or if the set looks cool in general. The build was quick and the set is really sturdy. Nothing is going to really fall off if you display it in a shelf, or put it on your MOC.

The Pieces

This set has some cool pieces, most of which are the neon green "venom" pieces. The Green Snakes look awesome and the new tan brick like pieces are sweet. The printed snake head on the top of the shrine is nice and so is the Venomari Snake Staff, and the Venomari emblem on it. This review is like 5 months late so Zane ZX is a old figure. But at Christmas (when I got this set) I couldn't believe how incredibly awesome the ninjas were! The printing is good and the shoulder pads and helmet is unbelievable, especially when the shoulder pads can hold two katanas in the back.


The only and main function of this set is the firing snakes. You simply push down on the black pieces on the back and the snakes will go flying, but it doesn't work very well at all. I find my snakes doing flips in the air and they don't go forward, just upward.


The set is mostly for Zane ZX and the Venomari Staff, and it's worth the $7 price point. Zane ZX is awesome, and it's the only way to get him under $50. The firing snake feature doesn't work very well, but the shrine has some cool pieces. I would recommend this set to any Ninjago Fan, but if you are getting 9445 Fangpyre Truck Ambush you probably won't need to get this set. I have yet to buy 9445 Fangpyre Truck Ambush, but I will later. So I will have two Zane ZX's which is fine, I don't think he will sell well on EBay because almost any Ninjago fan has this set. So my conclusion is buy this set if you don't have 9445 Fangpyre Truck Ambush. If you do have that set then its up to you if you want another Zane ZX and/or the Venomari Snake Staff.

Overall Rating:
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Play Experience:
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Value for Money:
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