70623 Destiny's Shadow is a Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu - The Hands of Time set released on January 1, 2017. It includes Fusion Cole, Fusion Lloyd, Vermin, Destiny's Shadow, a Vermillion hoverboard, and the Pause Time Blade.
Glide across and above the swamp with Destiny's Shadow!
Fight the Vermillion for control of the Pause Time Blade with Lloyd and Cole aboard Destiny’s Shadow. This convertible boat/flyer features flip-out wings for flight mode, two stud shooters, plus two detachable canoes and two oars. Dial up the ninja vs. Vermillion conflict with Vermin’s V-shaped hoverboard and Vermillion axe. Includes three minifigures.
- Includes three minifigures: Vermin, and Lloyd and Cole with swamp outfit decoration.
- Destiny's Shadow features a two-minifigure cockpit, two stud shooters, flip-out wings for flight mode and ninja blade details, plus two detachable canoes and two oars.
- Flip out the wings to convert Destiny's Shadow from a boat into a flyer!
- Detach the canoe for stealthy swamp missions.
- Vermin is equipped with a V-shaped hoverboard.
- Includes the translucent-red Pause Time Blade.
- Weapons includes Lloyd and Cole's katanas and Vermin's Vermillion axe.
- Accessory elements include Lloyd's compass and Vermin's Vermillion helmet.
- Recreate and role-play epic scenes from the NINJAGO® Masters of Spinjitzu TV show.
- This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 7+.
- Destiny's Shadow measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (30cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide in boat mode, and 9” (23cm) wide in flight mode.
- Vermillion hoverboard measures over 2” (6cm) long, 2” (6cm) wide and under 1” (1cm) high.
"The fourth set that I designed! (If polybags don't count!) Carl Merriam wanted to include canoes in LEGO Boost, but when that didn't happen, I promised that I would find a way to use them in a Ninjago set.
In my mind, this set is about the frog and the question of allegiance between reptiles and humans. It is in the frog's moral nature, as an amphibian, to even choose a side?"
- This is the only regular set to include Cole's Fusion minifigure.
- Vermin is also exclusive to this set, however, he has the same appearance as Slackjaw, though with an armor piece.
- This set is similar to the 70650 Destiny's Wing and 70677 Land Bounty, as they are all variations of the Destiny's Bounty.
- This is the cheapest way to get Lloyd in his Fusion suit, though he lacks the shoulder armor he wears in 70626 Dawn of Iron Doom.
- This set made its first appearance in the episode "Secrets Discovered."
- This set was the cheapest way to get the Pause Time Blade.
- Referring to the frog in this set, designer Nick Vás stated, "In my mind, this set is about the frog and the question of allegiance between reptiles and humans. It is in the frog's moral nature, as an amphibian, to even choose a side?"
- A green frog was also included in 891727 Cole, a polybag designed by Vás, likely as a reference to this set.