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#2353 SET REVIEW: 60379 Ninjago City Markets

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Post 2353 Set Review 60379: Ninjago City Markets, Part 1 Our Score is 25 out of 25 and the Price is £319.99, $369.99, and €369.99 for 6136 parts. See why this 4th iteration of Ninjago City earns a perfect score! Image shows the set Ninjago City Markets, which includes multiple shops and a bridge.

It’s not every day that we score a set 25/25! Find out why the latest addition to Ninjago City scores so high. This review is divided into two parts. So swipe to get our thoughts on Parts, Minifigs, Features, Display Value, and Value for Money!

Ninjago City Markets (60379) is priced at £319.99, $369.99, and €369.99 for 6136 parts.

[Review products provided by the LEGO Group, but all opinions are our own and honest - we don’t have to praise sets to keep receiving them.]

Part Selection  New molds:  Not only does this set include this new rolli fence mold, we get it in TWO colors: black and reddish brown! Check out New Elementary's exploration of this element! Image shows pictures from New Elementary that feature rolli fence uses.  New Prints include a mini statuette of Jay in blue, a mini statuette of Cole in black, a golden dragon printed 1x1 brick in dark blue, and a takeout box that says enjoy printed on 1x1 brick in white.  This is the technical description of the new molds: Truss/Girder 7x16 in Reddish Brown x3, Fence 1 x 2 x 1 2/3 with 45 Degree Diagonal Bar nicknamed Rolli fence in Black x4, Fence 1 x 2 x 1 2/3 with 45 Degree Diagonal Bar nicknamed Rolli fence in Reddish brown x2.

Part Selection: For even more details about these recolors, see New Elementary's exhaustive breakdown on their website!  Holy recolors, Batman! This set has two new molds, four new prints, and an astonishing forty one recolors! We don’t even have room to show you the rare parts! Tips&Bricks Score is 5 out of 5 for parts selection.  This set includes 70 stickers and 41 recolors. The following list is a technical description of all the parts, but be warned - the following list is long!  New Recolors: Plate 10 x 10 with Rounded End in Reddish Brown x1, Plate Special 2 x 2 with Groove and Center Stud (Jumper) in Trans-Light Blue x1,  Bracket 1 x 1 - 1 x 2 in Red x3, Plate Special 1 x 2 with Pin Hole On Side in Light Bluish Gray x4, Plate Round Corner 6 x 6 in Reddish Brown x1, Plant, Plate 1 x 1 Round with 3 Leaves in Bright Pink x9, Bracket 1 x 2 - 1 x 2 in Reddish Brown x6, Plate Round Corner 2 x 2 with 1 x 1 Cutout in Bright Light Orange x16, Plate Round Corner 6 x 6 in Dark Turquoise x3.  Design Element 4 X 5 X 1 2/3 Smooth with 2 x 2 Round Brick Attachment in Red x1,Support 2 x 2 x 13 with 5 Pin Holes in Reddish Brown x4, Technic Panel Fairing 2 x 1 x 1 in White x1, Panel 3 x 4 x 6 Curved Top in Trans-Purple x2, Door Frame 1 x 4 x 6 Type 2 in Dark Turquoise x3, Glass for Window 1 x 4 x 6 in Trans-Purple x6, Technic Driving Ring Extension 8 Tooth in Red x18, Garage Roller Door Section without Handle in Trans-Bright Green x5, Plate Special 1 x 6 with Train Wagon End Fence in Dark Blue x2, Door 1 x 5 x 3 with 3 Studs and Handle in Black x2, Window Round 3 x 3 x 2 in Dark Blue x2,  Window 1 x 2 x 2 Flat Front in Pearl Gold x1  Bar 1L with Clip in Pearl Gold x1, Equipment Medical Wheelchair with Clips for Wheels in Dark Bluish Gray x1, Creature Head Pixelated (Minecraft) in Black x1, Hat Wide Brim, Outback Style with Wide Belt, Buckle x1, Minifig Head Special, Cube in Dark Azure x1,  Minifig Shield Rectangular Curved with Stud in Black x2,  Weapon Sword / Katana / Shamshir with Capped Pommel in Trans-Orange x1, Vehicle Track, Roller Coaster Straight 4L in Reddish Brown x3, Vehicle Track, Roller Coaster, Curve in Lime x1, Wheel Arch, Mudguard 4 x 10 in Lime x4  Brick Special 1 x 2 with Groove in Dark Tan x18, Brick Special 1 x 2 x 1 2/3 with Four Studs on 2 Sides in Dark Bluish Gray x2, Slope 33° 2 x 2 Double / Inverted in Light Bluish Gray x2, Brick Curved 2 x 4 x 1 1/3 with Curved Top in Bright Light Orange x6, Technic Brick 1 x 10 in Dark Bluish Gray x3, Brick Special 1 x 1 with Headlight and Slot in Light Nougat x2, Brick Special Arch 1 x 2 Jumper in Green x6, Slope Curved 10 x 2 x 2 with Curved End Left in Lime  x1, Slope Curved 10 x 2 x 2 with Curved End Right in Lime x1, Slope Inverted 45° 2 x 2 Double Convex in Green x1

There are 70 stickers in this set. These 70 stickers work out to 1 sticker per 88 parts, which is a much better ration than in Monkie Kid’s recent Megapolis set of 33 parts per sticker!   We respect LEGO using stickers to keep costs low. However, AFOLs with hand limitations or arthritis may find sticker alignment challenging (as we did). Ninjago sets use a unique script system called “logograms.” Bricklink provides translations for these logograms, such as this missing goat poster.  Image includes three sets of sticker sheets which include the sticker of a poster for a missing goat.

Minfigures:  There are a total of 21 mini figures, 13 of which are named Ninjago characters.  Cyrus no longer uses his robotic legs. His robotic legs were turned evil by the Digital Overlord in Season 3 of the series. He appears here for the first time in a wheelchair.  These are a list of characters in this set: Urban Arin, Camille, Cyrus Borg, Dareth, Gayle Gossip, Blacksmith Kai, Hounddog McBrag, Lloyd, Miss Demeanor, Nya, Sora, Vinny, Folson, and Detective Zane.  The following new items were new as of the June 2023 wave. Here is a description of the new and rare parts:   Urban Arin has black hair, a new head, a new yellow-orange printed torso, and new black printed legs.  Camille has new purple hair, new purple printed torso, and new printed purple legs.  Cyrus Borg has black hair, a new head with glasses, new grey suit torso, and black legs.  Dareth has brown hair, a new torso with white shirt and suspenders, and brown legs.  Gayle Gossip has a new reddish-orange hair, new head, new pink suit coat torso, and purple legs.  Blacksmith Kai has black hair with red headband, a rare head, a rare overalls torso, and rare printed legs.  Hounddog McBrag has brown hair, a new head with mustache, a new suit coat torso, and dark blue legs.  Lloyd has new green head wrap, a new head with glowing green eyes, a new printed green torso, and new printed green legs.  Miss Demeanor has a red mohawk, a new head with red glasses, a new printed torso with red hands, and new printed dark bluish grey legs.  Nya has new blue head wrap, a new head with glowing blue eyes, a new printed blue torso, and new printed blue legs.  Sora has new pink hair with pig tails, a new head, a new white torso with printed arms, and new printed white legs.  Vinny Folson has a blue hat, a new blue jacket torso, and tan legs.  Detective Zane is monochromatic. He wears a grey fedora which is a new recolor, a new grey head, a new grey torso suit, and grey legs.

Minifigures:  There are a total of 21 mini figures, 8 of which are nameless Ninjago citizens who run the various shops. All 21 minifigs flesh out the markets nicely. There are both vendors and Ninjago characters, including the exclusive appearance of Chamille and the new release of Detective Zane!  This set scores 5 out of 5 for Minifigures.  Following are the nameless Ninjago citizens: Baker, Boat Vendor, Borg Store Employee, Dojo Kid, Street Vendor, Sushimi Chef, Tea Vendor, Racer Seven.  Following is a description of each of these figs: Baker wears a rare chefs hat with hair, a dual-sided female head, a white chef torso and tan legs.  Boat Vendor wears a straw hat, a male head, a new sand green torso, and sand green legs. His head also includes a hearing aid!   Borg Store Employee wears black hair, a dual-sided female head, a new light blue torso, and dark blue legs.  Dojo Kid has dark brown pig tail buns, a female head with freckles, a rare martial arts torso, and short white legs.  Street Vendor has grey hair, a rare female head with glasses, rare blue overalls torso and blue legs.  Sushimi Chef has a red hat, a male head, a new white suspender torso, and white legs.  Tea Vendor has black hair, a male head with mustache, a new dragon print torso, and black legs.  Racer Seven has rare dark orange hair, a female head, a new printed torso, and rare printed sand blue legs.

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Image shows an interior section of several shops in the set, showing how they remove and stack. This is a quote from “4 floors of fun – The model is crammed with shops, restaurants, offices and apartments, including a bakery, a blacksmith’s, a general store, the Borg store, a karaoke club and a rooftop food court.”

Each market window features flower boxes unique to that room. 

And the cable car moves!

This set includes removable levels and panels for easy access! Video shows a panel being removed. Image shows different layers and individual market stalls.

Value for Money:  Not only is this a fabulous set, the price per part ratio is cheaper than all previous Ninjago City builds!   Let’s compare the following sets: Ninjago City Markets (set 71799) was sold from 2023 until now. The average price is 5.2 pence or 6.0 cents per part  Ninjago City (set 70620) was sold from 2017 until 2019. The average price is 5.3 pence or 6.2 cents per part.   Ninjago City Docks (set 70657) 2018-2019 5.6p / 6.5c / 6.5c  Ninjago City Gardens (71741) was sold from 2021 until now. The average price is 5.3 pence or 6.2 pence per part.  Between the excellent price per part ratio and the inherent resale value that the Ninjago City sets have shown, the Ninjago Markets are absolutely a worthwhile purchase.  This set scored 5 out of 5 for Value for Money

Display Value:  The following is a suggestion for how to display Ninjago Markets with the other Ninjago City sets. Remove the back roof panel to fit sections seamlessly together. Image shows a picture of the four city sets going in order of set 70620, 71799, 70657, and 71741. Those sets are: the original Ninjago City, the recent Ninjago Markets, the retired Ninjago Docks, and the popular Ninjago Gardens.  Ninjago City Markets covers two full baseplates, creating quite the impressive display. Whether by itself or as part of the larger Ninjago City, this set doesn’t disappoint! Display value is 5 out of 5.

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To see our Techniques breakdown, stay tuned for Part 2 of this review! Set scores 5 out of 5 for building techniques. Find out why! Image includes a video of the set slowly spinning in a 360 view.


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