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NINJAGO City Docks

NINJAGO City Docks is LEGO set 70657-1. It has a score of 92. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 12 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 8.88% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2018, and it is categorised in The LEGO Ninjago Movie.


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70657-1 NINJAGO City Docks

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Brickset 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO 4.69 / 5 → 94 / 100

Eurobricks 92 / 100 → 92 / 100

ttpm 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

True North Bricks 90 / 100 → 90 / 100 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

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Average rating



This set is good compared to all other sets. Read more about the ratings distribution chart here.

Compared to other 2018 sets


Average score for 2018 is 84.07. This set has 92, which is better.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2018 is 0.21. PPP for this set is 0.06, which is better.

Price per minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for 2018 is 12.93. PPM for this set is 16.43, which is worse.

Set information

Set ID: 70657-1
Name: NINJAGO City Docks
Parts: 3553
Minifigs: 14
Retail price (USD): 229.99
Price Per Part (USD): 0.06
Price Per Minifig (USD): 16.43

2018 The LEGO Ninjago Movie

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Recommendation: meh average 4.69 / 5 from 25 reviews

I now have all of the Ninjago sets and I think this one is the best to build. Has a lot of features and is pleasing to the eye to look at. Can't wait for the next set to come out. Just about to build Destiny Bounty Ship 70738. Love these sets.

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Recommendation: yes average 92 / 100 by VBBN

This set has a lot to offer- a good selection of minifigures, a variety of fun and creative building techniques, a gloriously diverse inventory of parts, and a very unique final product. The final result looks good, but like I mentioned above, parts of this set feel incomplete. While it has a beautiful dock area, I can't help but feel like certain areas (such as the stairways that wake you to a second level, or the balcony off of the tearoom that is really meant to connect to further sidewalk) are screaming for connection with Ninjago City. Plus, this set isn't exactly a looker from the sides, and I really hope that in time we get further additions to this lineup.

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Recommendation: meh average 4.5 / 5

There is so much detail, and so many accessories in this LEGO set. Ninjago fans will love building this set and will spend countless hours playing with it.

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Recommendation: yes average 90 / 100 by Tom

Even though it clocks in at $270 in Canada, Ninjago City Docks is a great value in terms of both bricks, build time, and play time. From an AFOL perspective, it is a nice display piece, and I had days of fun photographing it (with probably more days yet to come). As a set, it is not as inspiring as Ninjago City that came before it, and it also suffers from a low brick-to-fig ratio (though that is not uncommon in large sets). You do get 13 nicely design characters though. I do recommend this set, even at full price.

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Recommendation: meh average 4.2 / 5 from 10 reviews

Well, basically, if you have Ninjago City-- which is fantastic for people into the Creator Expert Modulars-- you need this to really complete it. (Ok, you also need Destiny's Bounty). Not as big, not as cool, not as intriguing as Ninjago City, so only 4 stars. Plus, it was missing a brick, but it is behind the ladder and not so noticeable. Doubt I'll ask Lego for a replacement, but they are very good about such things. I do hope they come out with more like these.

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by Chris

I didn't think there was much that could make me love Ninjago City more, but this set does. Now, instead of being a very cool one-off set, Ninjago City is officially a theme. The Docks have pin holes on both ends, and this theme is just waiting to be expanded upon further. This set is stuffed with details from the layered water to the multitude of roof designs and everything in between. And with over 3,500 pieces for only $230, it's a phenomenal deal.

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by CapnRex101

70657 NINJAGO City Docks contains 3553 pieces but is still a great deal smaller than its predecessor. Equalling the exceptional standard of 70620 NINJAGO City must therefore have presented an almost insurmountable challenge. Personally, I am delighted with this set! Not only does it include incredible detail but the model offers considerable play value, containing plenty of hidden passageways and an array of different rooms to explore.

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Recommendation: yes by jaredhinton

It's a great build, with interesting techniques (still in awe of the spade roof!), a great display model, a great source for some fun minifigures, and most importantly for a toy it's fun to play with. My kids absolutely love this set. They loved building it with me and they haven't stopped playing with it for two weeks since we finished the build. I can't recommend this set enough.

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by CapnRex101

The building experience is an important aspect of any LEGO set but larger models like this one inspire particularly high expectations. 70657 NINJAGO City Docks does not disappoint, including a wonderful selection of unusual techniques and some rare pieces. There are similarities to 70620 NINJAGO City which may disappoint some fans, although that seems inevitable as the two sets have been designed to connect. The minifigure selection is also very impressive, including a sufficient number to adequately populate the docks as well as several popular characters from the animated series.

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