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71742-1 Overlord Dragon

71742-1

Overlord Dragon

Overlord Dragon is LEGO set 71742-1. It has a score of 83. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 3 scored reviews and 9 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 37.73% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2021, and it is categorised in Ninjago.

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Average rating

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2021 is 0.13. PPP for this set is 0.08, 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)

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Average PPM for System in 2021 is 14.94. PPM for this set is 15, which is worse.

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

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.92 / 5 → 98 / 100

True North Bricks Recommendation: meh 81 / 100 → 81 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: no B → 70 / 100

Unscored reviews

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: yes

BZPower Recommendation: meh

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh

Brickset

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 71742-1
Name: Overlord Dragon
Parts: 372
Minifigs: 2

Retail price (USD):
Original: 29.99
Inflation adjusted: 29.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.08
Inflation adjusted: 0.08

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 15.00
Inflation adjusted: 15

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Recommendation: meh 4.92 / 5 from 26 reviews

My son loved this ninjago lego set. He is 8 and had no problem building this set. It kept him busy for a few hours. He loves ninjago so he thought this set was perfect. He plays with it with his other lego sets and it's quite durable as it doesn't break apart. He loves how some of the pieces spin and move as it's very realistic. The quality of this set is just like lego standards and it's very high. Overall we would recommend this lego set!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 26 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 81 / 100 by Tom

Overlord Dragon (71742) was a fun build. However, beyond the build experience, I have no use for the set other than parts.

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Just2Good

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Recommendation: no B → 70 / 100

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JANGBRiCKS

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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: yes by Rob Paton

71742 Overlord Dragon took almost nine years to get to us, and thankfully the wait has produced a set that more than does the character justice. An eye-catching colour scheme, a long and tall body and decent wingspan are all reasons to overlook the rather lightweight nature of the wing design, as is the fact this is the first time we are getting the Overlord in what is described in the show as the character's true, original form. A rarity within the NINJAGO Legacy line for being completely original, 71742 Overlord Dragon is ultimately going to end up a must-have for collectors, and for good reason.

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BZPower

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Recommendation: meh by Benjamin

I appreciated that we got a solid dragon build in such an affordable set. Normally the smaller dragons cut corners, but since the Overlord dragon is spindly like a zombie, having the thin wings without the webbing looks just fine. The minifigs are very well detailed compared to their 2012 character releases, but we only get two of them. The set definitely focuses on the dragon more than the conflict, with which Lloyd might need extra help from one's collection, but the other Ninjas have his back. Between the dragon and the parts it has for building MOCs, the set offers a lot for its price.

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The Brick Fan

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Recommendation: meh by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The LEGO Ninjago Legacy Overlord Dragon (71742) is sort of a mixed bag for me. Dragons in general are pretty hard to get right and I feel that it didn't work here. The Overlord Dragon in the show had a more purple hue all around and the dark blue used for most of the body seems off. I get that LEGO was trying to do some light shading on it but it's not for me.

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Recommendation: meh by CapnRex101

I think there was potential to design an even larger and more impressive dragon to represent the Overlord, whose villainy spanned two seasons. The wings look disappointing in particular, lacking detail when compared with other dragons. Despite some issues, the cost of £27.99 or $29.99 represents good value and I am pleased with this design at that price. I only wish the dragon had appeared even more spectacular!

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