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Cole's Earth Driller

Cole's Earth Driller is LEGO set 70669-1. It has a score of 87. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 3 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 7 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 25.26% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Ninjago.

70669-1 Cole's Earth Driller

Average rating



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Indifference 57%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2019 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.09, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for System in 2019 is 16.84. PPM for this set is 12.5, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.33 / 5 → 87 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 → 78 / 100

Unscored reviews

BZPower Recommendation: yes

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes

Set information

Set ID: 70669-1
Name: Cole's Earth Driller
Parts: 587
Minifigs: 4

Retail price (USD):
Original: 49.99
Inflation adjusted: 49.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.09
Inflation adjusted: 0.09

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 12.50
Inflation adjusted: 12.5

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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 60 reviews

My Grandson, age 12,loves these things, many kids do. That's why they're so expensive I guess. He loves getting a set of LEGO's like this which will be put together within an hour and then they sit on a shelf and collect dust. At least one full hour of sheer joy putting these tiny little pieces together, so worth it I suppose for all the skills playing with Legos develop such as fine motor skills, problem solving, persistence, a sense of accomplishment, instant gratification in some instances, math and engineering skills. Try to remember this when you step on one of the little pieces barefoot.

This score from is an aggregate of 60 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

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Recommendation: meh 4.33 / 5 from 6 reviews

This set is an average set. The build itself looks spectacular and a great improvement from the 2013 version. However, I am having trouble with the drilling function. I have checked my instructions over 10 times and there is no mistake. The problem seems to be when I add the small black gear that connects the thruster and the drill. When that small gear is attached the red axles stop responding to the right wheel. It is quite frustrating and really disappointing that I am unable to use the main feature of the set.

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Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

Overall, I think this is another strong addition to the LEGO Ninjago Legacy lineup. Both of the builds are great updates to their original LEGO versions – I especially like the Earth Driller and its interior. The four minifigures included are not bad, and the playability is quite high due to balanced forces and a fun drilling feature. Finally, the price is good too, as both the build size and the piece count seem very fair for the price. Pretty great set overall, would recommend.

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Recommendation: yes by Jason

I'll admit, I am a little biased here because the original Earth Driller was one of my favorite Ninjago vehicles, so nostalgia factors in. But unlike some of the other Legacy Ninjago sets, this is not a mere recreation with modern pieces, but a vast improvement that pays tribute to both the original set and the vehicle from the show. And the Stone Warrior works well using the brick build design. This set is a worthy way for some to enjoy a classic Ninjago set or for newer fans to get introduced to the design. I would easily recommend this to even a modest fan of the series, although I recognize that it's not perhaps the most affordable set.

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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes by Justin

I highly recommend this set from the perspectives of both the build experience and the finished set. It looks great and offers huge amounts of playability – a worthy addition to anyone's LEGO NINJAGO collection.

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