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.
This “fiery, fierce, friendly” fellow is Kai the fire ninja. The Spinjitzu ninjas transform into their NRG (energy) forms when they find their ‘true potential’. In his NRG form, Kai is enveloped in flames and is able to fly. NRG is the fifth Ninjago variant, following on from the Regular, DX, Kendo, and ZX styles.
Kai is decked out in bright red with dark-orange, dark-red, and gold detailing. The hood mould is inherited from ZX although the printing is unique. The torso displays Kai’s fire dragon emblem with flames extending outward across the chest, down the hips and legs. The back is printed with a similar flame design. Unlike previous variants, Kai NRG does not have a belt print on his waist. Continuing the theme, the helmet is printed with a three-pronged flame.
Kai’s standard expression is recoloured in glowing orange and gold. The scar through his left eye is emblazoned, as are his lips and eyebrows. There are licks of flame vertically down either side of his face (sideburns?).
The human torch design is pretty nice overall…one can never have enough human fireballs. The way the flames extend downward from shoulder to shin are great and incorporate subtle details.
The absence of sash or belt to separate the torso and legs gives this variant a kind of flaming jumpsuit feel. The face is awesome but perhaps a little too demonic for this ‘good guy’ character.
Kai NRG is available in Kai NRG Spinner set.
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