Monday, July 10th, 2023 at 12:12am by Jason, BZPower Reporter
Back in May, I killed some time during BricksCascade's public hour to build 71785 Jay's Titan Mech. And while I was building, I decided to do a quick Instagram review of it too. You can check out the videos on Instagram, or read on for a quick summary of how the mech stands up.
Jay's Titan Mech is part of the 2023 Ninjago Core wave, which doesn't pertain to a specific season of the show. It sells for $79.99 USD and contains 794 pieces and 6 minifigures.
What's to like?
- The Bone Warriors are a new style of characters with some interesting printing.
- The inclusion of the red cow skull is nice, as are the new specialized bone weapons.
- Wu Bot has been refitted as a Pixal Bot which can carry swords.
- Torso has an interesting bend designed in it.
- Legs have some solid and snazzy armor designs.
- Solid blue and white color scheme.
- Cool swords with hip (knee?) connection points.
- Working knee articulation, which is rare on mechs.
- Sturdy feet.
- Decent functional shoulder missiles.
What's not to like?
- Jay and Nya fig designs are reused from last year
- Bone Warriors are not as exciting of a villain theme compared to other waves. (But hey they're not snakes.)
- Bone Warrior chariot has flawed shooting feature.
- Mech has knees, but the limited articulation on the angles and hips limits posability.
- Leg armor pieces pop off easily when repositioning legs.
- Head curved bit is tacky and not as coherent IRL compared to the set photos.
- Mech def outclasses Bone chariot.
Overall, the set has a very stylized look with some interesting angles that we don't usually get in LEGO Mechs. (I suppose it wouldn't look out of place as an Evangelion.) But the inclusion of knees seemed to limit what the legs could do, very much limiting the articulation and poses that this could get into, and thus limiting game play. It's a very flashy mech, but built more for display. A sale for it would probably be advantageous for picking it up.
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