Lego Ninjago City Gardens
Ninjago City Gardens Lego Ninjago set 71741 Lego

71741 LEGO Ninjago City Gardens. When LEGO introduced the NINJAGO series in 2011, it exceeded all expectations to become one of the most beloved LEGO themes. This immersive theme encourages youngsters to step away from screens and immerse themselves in a Ninja fantasy world. In this realm, six teenage Ninjas, under the guidance of Master Wu, strive to master the fictional martial art of Spinjitzu, defending their land from evil and promoting peace. Boasting around 500 sets, animated TV series, movies, and video games, NINJAGO has captivated fans of all ages. With character sets featuring spinners, vehicles, creatures, and iconic scenes, builders and investors can bring NINJAGO to life in their own imaginative tales. The diverse range of price points and age suitability ensures there’s a NINJAGO set for every enthusiast.

Set Details

Marking the 10th anniversary of NINJAGO®, LEGO® set 71741 ranks among the top three largest LEGO NINJAGO sets. With an impressive 5686 pieces and 19 minifigures, including iconic characters like Young Lloyd, Kai, and Wu Legacy, this detailed model stands out. Designed in a modular format, it seamlessly connects with other sets in the series or stands alone as a striking display. Spanning three floors, the model features various rooms, from an ice cream shop to a ninja control room, creating a rich and surprising experience. Measuring 73 cm high, 44 cm long, and 33 cm wide, it mirrors the scale and detail of LEGO modular buildings. This set not only appeals to younger NINJAGO fans but also captures the interest of adult LEGO enthusiasts seeking an impressive display or investment piece.

Model Name Ninjago City Gardens
Model Number 71741
Theme Ninjago
Sub Themes
Pieces 5685
Minifigures 19
Column Launch Date February 2021
Current Status Retiring Soon
Date Retired N/A
RRP £300

Investment Potential

LEGO® NINJAGO® City Gardens is one we have previously reviewed, but felt compelled to revisit with it likely that the set is retired this year. With nearly 5700 pieces for an RRP of £299.99, that equates to a very low 5p per brick, which is even lower when you consider that the set comes with 19 unique minifigures which have a current vale of approximately £100. The pick of the NINJAGO minifigures being Urban Jay and Misako.

The set is currently available at LEGO for £299.99.

Launch RRP £300
Price Per Piece £0.05
Launch Price per piece £0.05
5th Year Value £472
Percentage Increase 57%
Expected Annual Growth 12%
Theme Growth 12%
Sub Theme Annual Growth 11%

Theme Analysis

The LEGO NINJAGO theme is a very popular one delivering annualised average growth of 12% across nearly 500 retired sets and this feels like a strong set to follow this trend once it retires.

Some of the successful retired sets include LEGO Battle for NINJAGO City (70728) which has tripled in value since retiring in 2015 (14% annualised growth) and LEGO NINJAGO Land Bounty which has increased in value by more than 50% since retiring 3 years ago (16% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
70677 Land Bounty December 2020 £120 £186 55% 16%
70596 Samurai X Cave Chaos December 2017 £110 £196 78% 10%
70738 Final Flight of Destiny’s Bounty December 2016 £100 £189 89% 9%
70728 Battle for NINJAGO City July 2015 £90 £278 209% 14%

Comparable Set Analysis

The general sub-theme within LEGO NINJAGO is a relatively small one and there have only been 2 retired sets that are comparable and both have has performance very much in line with the overall themes. LEGO Temple of Airjitzu (70751) has nearly doubled in value in 6 years (annualised growth of 11%) and LEGO Monastery of Spinjitzu (70670) has grown 40% over 3 years (annualised growth of 12%).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
70670 Monastery of Spinjitzu December 2020 £80 £113 41% 12%
70751 Temple of Airjitzu December 2017 £180 £341 89% 11%


LEGO NINJAGO City gardens is a set we’ve been keeping an eye on for a while and with sings of a retirement this year it is even more in focus as one to look to add to your collection.

A strong theme with double digit annualised growth, a low price per brick at just 5p, 19 unique minifigures which account for a 1/3 of the sets RRP (£100), decent demand and very little price discounting, LEGO 71741 is definitely a set to buy this year.