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The Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon is LEGO set 70666-1. It has a score of 84. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 9 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 36.92% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Ninjago.


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70666-1 The Golden Dragon

Review breakdown

Scored reviews 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

LEGO 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

Just2Good A → 90 / 100

Eurobricks 8.6 / 10 → 86 / 100

Brickset 3.67 / 5 → 73 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog 3.4 / 5 → 68 / 100

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Compared to other 2019 sets


Average score for 2019 is 86.2. This set has 84, which is worse.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2019 is 0.24. PPP for this set is 0.12, which is better.

Price per minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for 2019 is 11.37. PPM for this set is 6.66, which is better.

Set information

Set ID: 70666-1
Name: The Golden Dragon
Parts: 171
Minifigs: 3
Retail price (USD): 19.99
PPP (USD): 0.12
PPM (USD): 6.66

2019 Ninjago

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Recommendation: meh average 4.6 / 5 from 3 reviews

This is easily one of my favorite Ninjago Dragons I have ever purchased. While it may be small in size, this figure retains all the same features as the original, and features even more articulation. It also comes with two really desirable Minifigures (Golden Lloyd, and the Overlord), and one figure that is nice for Army building (a Stone Scout). I would say if you are a Ninjago fan and you missed out on the original golden dragon like I did, this is a must have. If you already have the original, you still may enjoy this set, but you might find it disappointing.

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Recommendation: meh average 4.6 / 5 from 10 reviews

This dragon is pretty good. The minifigs are all great and for both Golden Lloyd and The Overlord to be included in the same set for a low price is amazing considering that both came in more expensive sets in the past. The dragon itself has a few issues. The toes are the biggest disappointment. They are so small and the build of them isn't that good. This dragon also has trouble standing. The use of the moulded head works here. The tail is good. The wings could be better. I would have preferred them if they had the larger blades for the entire wing instead of a small katana. This set is also a little sticker heavy for its size. I would have preferred actual gold pieces instead of stickers on the wings. The body is pretty good and the saddle looks nice with the white. This set is better than the original by just a hair in my opinion. The sleeker look makes it look better as opposed to the blocky one from 2013. I definitely wouldn't recommend this over the Ultra Dragon or the Monastery of Spinjitzu, but its still a good small set for people who don't have a high budget.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 10 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes average A → 90 / 100

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Recommendation: meh average 8.6 / 10 by WhiteFang

Overall, I think this is an outstanding and affordable playset to have a positive sampling flavour with LEGO Ninjago classic series.

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Recommendation: no average 3.67 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Recommendation: meh average 3.4 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

Overall, I think this set is okay, but not great. The minifigure selection is good, but the build is just alright as it's too skeletal for my liking. It's also kind of small which is disappointing, as a large golden LEGO dragon would have been absolutely epic. Playability is okay but nothing really jumps out, and the price feels too expensive, especially in relation to the size of the build.

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by CapnRex101

Creating a smaller version of a retired set is probably among the most difficult challenges that a LEGO designer can encounter, particularly when the original model was very popular. However, I am pleased with 70666 The Golden Dragon. This dragon offers superior articulation and looks threatening, despite being considerably smaller than its predecessor. The updated head, for instance, is highly detailed.

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by Nathaniel Stoner

It was a great choice on the part of the LEGO Group to made 70666 The Golden Dragon a smaller set for this Legacy series, letting children get access to the unique golden dragon and Lloyd in his gold form. For NINJAGO fans, this is a must own in this wave of ninja-nostalgia, especially at the incredibly fair asking price.

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