LEGO NINJAGO 71765 Ninja Ultra Combo Mech offers plenty of ways to combine its four separate vehicles – and we’ve tested them all.
The 7-inch tall mech is made up of four distinct vehicles with ninja themes.1765 Ninja Ultra Combo Mech, but there’s no reason you have to combine them all every time. We’ve tested out all of the permutations, with lots of fun results.
Everything starts with Kai’s mech, which forms the core of the Ultra Combo Mech. You’ll see it in every picture in this article, since it’s the base to which everything else gets attached.
First we tried adding the central part of Jay’s flyer, which turns the mech into a robotic one with a new head and decorative flags. This is a great look. The head can be seen above the shoulder.
Next we tried just the sections of Cole’s driller car, which add a lot of extra bulk and weaponry on to Kai’s mech, which by default has very meagre arms. A lot more posing can be done now, but it does have a tendency to topple over since the legs aren’t quite enough to support the heavy arms all the time.
We can power it up even more with the wings of Jay’s flyer, adding extra shoulder pads above the driller arms.
We move one more step forward in the combining procedure and add the robot head to the mix. However, this is too heavy.
Paring back a bit on everything on top, we tried out Kai’s mech with the extra height of Zane’s ice machine serving as legs. It looks lean and athletic like this, and it’s easier to pose than when everything else is added up top. We added the robot head to complete the autonomous mech appearance. It works equally well.
Stripping the head back off and adding on Cole’s driller arms, here’s another different look for a manually-piloted mech without the extra adornment of extra shoulder pads.
Finally, here’s the mech almost all built up, just leaving off the wings from Jay’s flyers. It’s easier to position the driller arms dynamically by leaving them out.
LEGO 71765 Ninja Ultra Combo Mech now available at ZAVVI so that you can make your own combinations. You can read our complete review of this brand-new NINJAGO set right here.