LEGO Ninjago (2011-2013) is a ninja theme that follows the adventures of four Spinjitzu ninjas, Cole, Kai, Zane and Jay and their foes including the Skeletons, the Serpentine and the evil Lord Garmadon, among others. Check out reviews, sets, and more about the story.
ZANE ZX (NJO053)
The ZX variants were released in early 2012 and will be accompanied to the ball by a Green Ninja ZX (aka Lloyd Garmadon), sometime in early 2012. The ZX outfits to much ninja applause in Episode 6 of the Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes cartoon.
The ZX style adds loads of detail including “…like…armour” and “gold highlights!” not to mention that “the material is really light and breathable”. These variants also come with pauldrons, weapon sling, and a re-moulded hood with shiny embellishment.
Zane wears a long white and pale-yellow robe which is tied above the waist with several leather belts and a piece of leather amour across his back and front. He comes with black gloves, gold pauldrons, gold sling, and a gold plate on his hood. Zane’s Ice Dragon emblem is centred on his back, above the straps and armour. His expression is identical to his other variants.
Zane’s robe is long and detailed. The pale-yellow, although not nice on its own, goes well with the gold details. The leather belts are nicely detailed and the drop-shadow effect gives them some nice depth. The gold plate on the hood gives this figure a more regal look.
The weapon sling is functional (it can fit two weapons) but oversized. The black gloves don’t look right with a white outfit. Unlike the other ZX variants, Zane doesn’t get any silver highlights and his piece of armour is a bit useless. The dragon emblem is smaller than the DX version and is missing the name underneath. The back of the hood is a little less detailed than the DX variants and is cut-off at shoulder height to accommodate the sling.
As a fig in its own right, Zane ZX is good but when compared to the other ZX figures and other Zane variants, he seems a little under-polished.
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