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Will Ninjago City disappear like a ninja this year? [UPDATED]

LEGO Ninjago CityLEGO Ninjago City 70620 is a massive and extremely detailed 3-level model connected by a sliding elevator. The first level features a traditional fish market, house, a bridge over a stream, and a fishing boat. The second level has a fashion store, comic book store, crab restaurant with ‘crab-grilling’ function, and cash-dispensing ATM. The third level has Lloyd Garmadon and Misako’s apartment, a rooftop sushi bar with a sushi conveyor belt, and a radio tower.

This set also includes 16 minifigures: Jay, Kai, and Lloyd Garmadon, Green Ninja Suit, Misako, Jamanakai Villager, Sally, Ivy Walker, Konrad, Severin Black, Tommy, Guy, Juno, Mother Doomsday, Shark Army Gunner, and Officer Noonan, plus Sweep the maintenance robot.

Ninjago City is a 4867-piece city that measures over 24” (63cm) high × 12” (31cm) wide × 16” (42cm) deep. Traditional fishing boat measures over 1” (4cm) high × 3” (10cm) long × 1” (3cm) wide.

Will Ninjago City retire this year?

LEGO’s Ninjago is a very popular theme among younger audiences and enjoyed several years of success. However, this theme went on a brief hiatus in 2013. It eventually revived and rebooted in 2014.

The Ninjago sets generally had about 1 to 1.5-year lifespans, like 9446 Destiny’s Bounty, 70627 Dragon’s Forge, 70751 Temple of Airjitzu, and 70594 The Lighthouse Siege. With very few exceptions, for example –  9446 Destiny’s Bounty (2 years).

With that being said, since LEGO released The 70620 Ninjago City on Sep 2017, about one year and 8 months in the market. This is longer than the normal lifespan of this series already. LEGO usually retires sets in the summer and the end of the year. So this is a high chance that this set will be retiring in this year.

Therefore, if you are still haven’t bought this Ninjago City set yet, don’t wait anymore!

[UPDATE June 17, 2019] In LEGO Store Australia online, they have marked this set and the Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty 70618 as “Temporary Out of Stock”. So LEGO is maybe doing “the dance” before they retire those sets.

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8 Comments

  1. So is this set retired or not? Still the best LEGO purchase I have made. The details dwarf anything from the Creator Series. In fact I found it’s sister set LEGO City Docks better than all the Creator Expert Modulars. Must purchase for any serious builder. The Sushi Train in this set and the ATM in the Docks set as well as all the Asian architecture are fantastic. Love the puffer fish and the pig too.

    • Thank you very much for the comment. Our prediction is yes! Actually, this set is currently “Out of Stock” in Australia. So this may of the signal for the end of life for this set.

  2. I still have a feeling they moved some stock from Asia to Australia. I am of the opinion Lego have finished producing this set.

  3. Out of stock in Australia again, Out of stock in South Korea as well.

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