When I first saw the new LEGO 70618 Destiny’s Bounty, I thought to myself that the LEGO team had outdone themselves and that, surely, it could not be improved much further. Boy was I wrong. Apparently, all you need to do is get two! And then fuse them together magically, just how Saran, an expert shipbuilder, did. If you, like me, really liked the first one, you’ll be over the Moon about this one! The following article is a guest post from Brick Samurai. They will introduce the LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty MOC upgrade.
LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty MOC Upgrade 70618
Per the author’s own words, this gorgeous behemoth is built from roughly 50% more bricks than the original LEGO Destiny’s Bounty set, bringing the total to around 3500 pieces. This total piece count puts it in the range of some of the biggest sets ever produced by LEGO. Additionally, the author’s included non-LEGO cloth as sails, for added effect. Usually, I dislike when people use non-LEGO parts in places where official pieces can be used, but here I completely support it. I think it adds a lot to the appearance of the build.
LEGO Destiny’s Bounty MOC Interior
Usually, when people build MOCs of this size they tend to completely ignore the interior. That’s definitely not the case here. Both the lower and the upper decks have been expanded and remodeled, with the builder using the extra space really well. The training room has been expanded and now contains a makiwara, which every Ninja-themed dojo should have! Wu’s bedroom has also received an uplift and is generally more spacious now.
However, as we all know, “you cannot gain anything without sacrificing something else in return”, not if you want to get a fullmetal heart. No, wait, that’s not it. All my love for FMA aside, I do have to point out that the builder, most likely in pursuit of authenticity, decided to remove the more fantastical parts of the original Destiny’s Bounty. For example, the rear engines and exhaust pipes are gone. I do understand the reasoning behind this move, however I cannot help but feel a touch sad – I really enjoy whenever the designers put something steampunk-esque in the builds.
All in all, the LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty MOC upgrade is an amazing expansion. I didn’t think it needed one, but the extra bulk definitely gives it a whole new feel. Hopefully, in the future we get to see the other LEGO Ninjago 2018 sets expanded as well. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!