Ratings and Reviews for 9574-1: Lloyd ZX

9574-1: Lloyd ZX

Overall Score

7.40
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 8.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 9.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 6.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 10
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 5.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 7.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 4.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 8.00
Review from: Darth_Raichu
Reviewed on: Jul 3, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 8

Ninjago is one of the most successful lines from LEGO.  It is only fitting that the spinner version of its most anticipated character created so much buzz when released in August 2012.  At $9.99, the 9574: Lloyd ZX set is only one of two ways to get Lloyd the green ninja.  By Christmas 2012, the set could hardly be acquired for less than $25.  This set is small and can be easily "flipped" with very minimal packaging.

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UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 9

The only other alternative for getting this version of Lloyd is the $119.99 9450 Epic Dragon Battle set (http://www.brickpicker.com/bpms/set.cfm?set=9450-1). At $25, 9574 is still the cheaper way to get a new Lloyd ZX minifigure.  In addition, the accompanying spinner and Ninjago battle cards are unique to this set. 

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 6

Just like the other Ninjago spinners, this set comes with a character, a spinner, 5 cards, and 3 weapons.  To fully enjoy the set, one must be familiar with how the Ninjago game is played. The non-Ninjago fans can appreciate the opportuniy to add a green ninja to their collections.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

On the surface, 43c per piece is a terrible valuation for a set. However, the popularity of Ninjago and more specifically the Lloyd character outweigh any price per piece valuation for this set. Being the cheaper alternative for the character, this set is one of the most sought after sets for the fans. Also the particular spinner and set of cards are unique to this set. All of these point to a great part out opportunity.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

Ninjago is one of the most popular themes created by LEGO.  The upcoming feature movie will push the popularity to a new high.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 5

This set was suppose to be available at any LEGO retailers.  However, its popularity and rumored LEGO production limitations made it very difficult to find them at suggested retail price.

PACKAGING | Score: 7

This set comes in blister pack just like the other Ninjago spinners. The green color scheme is new to this release and match up very well with the green ninja character. The color scheme made it very recognizable when displayed on the aisle.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 7

The future of this set depends solely on the popularity of the mini figure.  Sadly, the set probably has reached its peak at $30.  The availability of Epic Dragon Battle set will always be the limitation for the growth of 9574.  To add insult to injury, in the TV series the character has transcended to a different color scheme.  However, stranger things have happened in the world of LEGO, there may be some demand present during Christmas 2013 and beyond.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 4

Even though the green ninja suit is unique, this set does not offer too much flexibility for display.  Fans of Ninjago will instantly recognize the mini figure, otherwise it is a perfectly fine green ninja.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

Being released as part of a very popular theme, this small set instantly became the prime candidate for quick flipping. The set quickly raised in value in the aftermarket due to its popularity and timing of release. Perhaps it rose too quickly and has reached its peak.