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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    terfsten said:
    How do you all think they'll go forward after the lego ninjago movie? Will the TV show and regular sets continue as they have? Or will the movie change anything? Just some questions to think about :)
    My understanding is that the TV show will continue from where it left off. The lead writers, Dan & Kevin Hageman, sort of took a break from writing duties for the special "Day of the Departed" and Season 7 "Hands of Time" to work on Dreamworks' Trollhunters for Netflix, but confirmed on Twitter back in November that they're back writing new Ninjago episodes again. That seems to imply that there will be more TV episodes after Season 7.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 530
    After seeing all of the polys and sets for TLBM movie (including a CMF series) I am wondering what we will see for the Ninjago movie. I'm not a huge fan of polys, but I'd take a CMF line for sure.
    CM4S
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    so i keep thinking i need to change what i have on display.

    then i look at the set i have on display for almost a full year. (1 year ago today "Jan 12" i placed the order on [email protected] for it) that set is #70751 temple of airjitzu.
    it been on display in the same place for what has to be about 51 weeks now.  i  looked at it, thinking how do i split it up for a brake down so i can use the place for some other item. only to look at it. and think. i need to dust that.
    so i dust it. after dusting it. i then look at it again, say to me self it just to dam good to look at and put it back on display.
     
    so i am back to trying to work out how to display my Sandcrawler. the middle of my build table is not a good place.
    DedgeckoLEGO_Dad77
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 222
    I was on YouTube earlier and saw that they have a lot of the hands of time episodes on there albeit in other languages. A few of them have been translated with subtitles though! Not always the best but you can learn some interesting information about what's going on this wave :)
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 530
    Saw a youtube video of a guy showing the 2018 Ninjago sets. Looks like there will be a small wave of 6, with a demon/dragon masked biker gang as the antagonists. The theme is called Sons of Garmadon.

    Looks like a fun wave! I'm usually on top of Ninjago leaks, not sure how I let this one go for so long (about 1 month) without noticing. Also not sure how he has 79K views without TLG taking the video down.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Non-watermarked pics of some of the Sons of Garmadon sets are out! https://imgur.com/a/C67mG No idea where they come from but since they don't have watermarks I figure it's probably safe to discuss them here instead of the leaks thread.

    Loving the new ninja vehicles and costumes, as well as the bad guy vehicles. The Spinjitzu Masters sets and the associated costumes are also pretty excellent. Still no finalized pics of the biggest set, the Temple of Resurrection, but I have high hopes for that one having seen the prelims.
    KerreBumblepantsstluxricecakePumpkin_3CK5
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 530
    Those sets look great! Looks like I will have to wait another year to scale back on LEGO purchases.
    Aanchir
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 558
    These are a pass for me! Still in doubt about that new temple set, need to see official pics to decide if it looks good enough..
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,306
    Loving some of the outfits.
    Aanchir
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 412
    What a horrendous line up of sets. The minifigures are ugly, the vehicles are uninspired and the wave is such a step down from TLNM wave. Terrible.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 781
    What a horrendous line up of sets. The minifigures are ugly, the vehicles are uninspired and the wave is such a step down from TLNM wave. Terrible.
    Actually they’re designed separately. TLNM’s excellence was never and indicator of a change for traditional NINJAGO’s design. It’s like how, all the DC Super Heroes sets next year are all many, many steps down from TLBMs excellence.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,875
    Man, that big fig immediately made me think of insane clown posse (I feel the need to add a disclaomer that I don't listen to them).
    Pumpkin_3CK5ricecakeBumblepantsSumoLego
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 412
    Penkid11 said:
    What a horrendous line up of sets. The minifigures are ugly, the vehicles are uninspired and the wave is such a step down from TLNM wave. Terrible.
    Actually they’re designed separately. TLNM’s excellence was never and indicator of a change for traditional NINJAGO’s design. It’s like how, all the DC Super Heroes sets next year are all many, many steps down from TLBMs excellence.
    Still, compared to other Ninjago waves it still pales in comparison.
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    edited November 2017
    pharmjod said:
    Man, that big fig immediately made me think of insane clown posse (I feel the need to add a disclaomer that I don't listen to them).
     That big fig reminds me of Twisted Metal's Sweet Tooth! That's the only set that stands out to me right now. 
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,291
    edited November 2017
    so I think I read somewhere they always do the sets with 2 motorbikes because kids love them. seems like they pushed it a bit far this time. some bits of the arena looks interesting, makes me wish they made some kind of back alley playset.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Penkid11 said:
    What a horrendous line up of sets. The minifigures are ugly, the vehicles are uninspired and the wave is such a step down from TLNM wave. Terrible.
    Actually they’re designed separately. TLNM’s excellence was never and indicator of a change for traditional NINJAGO’s design. It’s like how, all the DC Super Heroes sets next year are all many, many steps down from TLBMs excellence.
    Still, compared to other Ninjago waves it still pales in comparison.
    Keep in mind we haven't seen all the sets (and that one of the ones we haven't seen is the biggest of the wave).

    I like the new Street Race set better than this year's Desert Lightning or last year's Ninja Bike Chase, though that might not be a totally fair comparison since it's probably a higher price point. It's pretty cool that Zane's new bike is falcon-themed!

    The Ninja Nightcrawler (Lloyd's vehicle) is also I think the first car we've had since the X1 Ninja Charger, and it actually seems like an even cooler and sleeker vehicle than that one was even if it doesn't have as many functions or the same "muscle car" aesthetic. It's certainly my favorite vehicle Lloyd's gotten in any of the TV-based sets.

    As for Kai's Katana VII, it's nice to have a boat with the same powerful, futuristic design language as a lot of the other ninja vehicles we've seen. The only previous boats either had more of a steampunk look (Destiny's Bounty and Destiny's Shadow) or were much smaller.

    All three of those vehicles have a pretty unique design language, what with having not just gold and the ninja's primary color but also a vivid secondary color. I'm hoping that in the summer wave Cole, Jay, and Nya will also get vehicles sort of like that so we have a "complete set".
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,291
    I wonder what you call a "car" because there are 4 wheeled vehicles every year in ninjago, like the jay walker one, the rock roader, the ninja tumbler or samurai vxl.
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    ^ Those are definitely four wheeled vehicles, but they lack the traditional 'car' look. They are more like trucks, buggies, etc.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    edited November 2017
    Fauch said:
    I wonder what you call a "car" because there are 4 wheeled vehicles every year in ninjago, like the jay walker one, the rock roader, the ninja tumbler or samurai vxl.
    For me a "car" would be a vehicle that feels like a street vehicle rather than an off-road buggy, truck/lorry, or monster truck. The most car-like sets we've had prior to this one were in #70727 and #70625 (which I'd forgotten about). I guess I also forgot about Nya's car from #70725, but even that is kinda leaning into buggy territory. Jay Walker One is a really tough call. I always thought of it almost like a tank, but I guess it's about as car-like as the Batmobile from the Justice League sets, and take away the cannon and I could see it as a souped-up roadster.

    In any case, none of the previous car/buggy sets had the sort of "supercar/high-performance" look that the Ninja Nightcrawler has.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 195
    Been watching old Ninjago episodes while I eagerly await the new season. Once again it’s sad to see various elements that have yet to appear in set form. The First Spinjitzu Master, Garmadon’s four-armed Mech, various Ninja variants, the Overlord Dragon, the Serpentine War Elemental Masters,the Preeminent, Khanjikan and the Mechanic...there’s quite a few.
    BrickByBrick
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    Just got the Cru Master's training grounds poly from a friend. Excellent polybag!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,910
    pharmjod said:
    Man, that big fig immediately made me think of insane clown posse (I feel the need to add a disclaomer that I don't listen to them).
    So I won't be seeing you at The Gathering of the Juggalos?  That makes me sad.
    Bumblepantspharmjod
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 195
    I want the new season to start SO BADLY. The shot of Wu in the trailer certainly has me curious-will he be back, or is that a flashback or vision?
    FowlerBricksBrickByBrick
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    any shops picked up #70620 NINJAGO® City yet?
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 616
    edited January 2018
    any shops picked up #70620 NINJAGO® City yet?
    Barnes and Noble had them online over here in the US, and TRU's website says they have them, so likely they'll show up somewhere else on your side of the pond, but I can't tell you any more than that ;)
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    MrBricks.nl seems to have stock at the moment as does TRU FR

    A couple of other Specialized LEGO shops have listed #70620 but don't have stock.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 530
    <rant>
    Here are my observations with some of the random suits for the ninjas I've noticed.

    White training outfit: This is found in a couple of current sets, #5004916 Kai's Dojo Pod (Kai), #471701 Lloyd foil pack (Lloyd), #853702 Movie Maker (Kai), #70620 Ninjago City (Manaquins), Spinjitzu Training Nya in the TLNM CMF series (Nya). It will also be in #30530 WU-CRU Target Training (Lloyd and Nya) and #5005230 Zane's Kendo Training Pod. 

    Black training outfit: This is found in the #853759 Cole Pod and #853758 Jay Pod. I haven't seen it anywhere else yet.

    New Kendo Outfits (specifically the masks, which have coloring matching the ninjas): #853759 Cole Pod (black training outfit), #853758 Jay Pod (black training outfit), #5005230 Zane's Kendo Training Pod (white training outfit), Kai Kendo in the TLNM CMF series (red ninja outfit), and arguably #30608 Kendo Lloyd (green ninja outfit, but mask is black).

    I know I'm WAY too OCD, but why can't we easily get all the ninja in black outfits, all the ninja in white outfits, and all the ninja with kendo gear (Nya doesn't have kendo gear yet)? While I'm at it, I wish the training outfits were specific for each ninja, not just generic. I bought enough of the Nya CMF's so each of my ninja has an outfit, now I'm going to buy some extra pods so that each of the ninja has a black outfit with their kendo gear (plus an extra for the possible Nya kendo fig). 

    TLG makes it hard to be OCD :)
    </rant>
    flordAyliffe
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 195
    The black Wu-Cru outfit appears to be on Lloyd in the 30532 Turbo set.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    I'm glad that the white, and black training outfits are nonspecific. I plan on making a Dojo for my city, and using them. It's been a long time since I saw the original Karate Kid, but someone could make a moc out of the end battle with them.
    ReesesPieces
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 814
    I too was looking into making a dojo.  I got like 6-8 cmf nyas for the white gi.  Now I can do the same with this poly.
    gmonkey76
  • AltairAltair FranceMember Posts: 50
    edited January 2018
    In my humble opinion, unless you are a hardcore Ninjago fan, there are only two sets really worth buying in the Ninjago line: the Temple of Airjitzu (70751) and Destiny's Bounty (70618). They stand amongst the best of my Lego collection :-)
    SumoLego
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Altair said:
    In my humble opinion, unless you are a hardcore Ninjago fan, there are only two sets really worth buying in the Ninjago line: the Temple of Airjitzu (70751) and Destiny's Bounty (70618). They stand amongst the best of my Lego collection :-)
    Perhaps they're the only "must-buys", but I can think of a lot more sets than that which could be worth buying for non-fans, even if only for a fun build or useful parts. After all, Ninjago often has a lower price-per-piece than many other themes, so even if you're not super invested it's easy to get a lot of bang for your buck. I would say that #70734 still stands out as one that was a pretty excellent value for fans and non-fans alike, especially since its designer is an AFOL himself and deliberately packed it full of useful parts he thought fellow builders would appreciate.

    Plus, there are a whole lot of stages between non-fan and hardcore fan. There's fans who quite like the sets but don't really care one way or the other about the story that connects them, there's fans who quite like the story but are more interested in getting their favorite characters than getting the biggest and coolest builds, etc.

    I was actually kind of surprised how many people who previously didn't have any particular interest in Ninjago were drawn in by the LEGO Ninjago Movie's mechs or the futuristic Ninjago City, since in the early days of LEGO Ninjago it seemed like one of the biggest criticisms from non-fans was that all the futuristic stuff was getting in the way of it being a "proper" historical fantasy theme. But I guess both the futuristic and the more historical fantasy elements can each appeal to an audience beyond those who are in it for the whole kit and caboodle.

    In other Ninjago news, new teaser videos for the upcoming season are out, along with the "Ninjago Decoded" clip show style miniseries that recaps seasons 1-7! http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=9757

    Kerrebandit778gmonkey76stluxAyliffepharmjodcatwrangler
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 530
    The black Wu-Cru outfit appears to be on Lloyd in the 30532 Turbo set.
    Nice catch on that! I hadn't even really looked at that poly. Now I don't have to order extra Jay and Cole pods for the outfit. Made my night!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,194
    Altair said:
    In my humble opinion, unless you are a hardcore Ninjago fan, there are only two sets really worth buying in the Ninjago line: the Temple of Airjitzu (70751) and Destiny's Bounty (70618). They stand amongst the best of my Lego collection :-)
    And dragons. And Mechs. Because who doesn't like dragons and mechs?!

    I tried watching the series, but never got drawn in and gave up on it. However dragons (need to properly terrorize those citizens, as living in a police state is apparently not enough to keep them in line!) and mechs are an almost auto-buy. 

    There's also some nice buildings which work well to create an oriental part of a Lego city, like @Roobot did here.

    So even for non-fans of Ninjago, it's a theme worth keeping an eye on.
    bandit778KerrespepperAanchir
  • AltairAltair FranceMember Posts: 50
    I love dragons but the Ninjago ones don't seem ''real'' enough for me, I don't like their style. I prefer my LOTR Smaug (79018) :-)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    i would add Ninjago City ( #70620 ) to the Temple of Airjitzu ( #70751 ) and Destiny's Bounty ( #70618 ) list.
    and the light house set ( #70594 ) was also a good build. nice and big for the number of parts!
    Dragon's Forge ( #70627 ) fit's right in with Temple of Airjitzu.
    there are some Gem's in the ninjago line way more then just 2 set's!
    pharmjodAanchir
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 546
    eggshen said:
    <rant>
    Here are my observations with some of the random suits for the ninjas I've noticed.

    White training outfit: This is found in a couple of current sets, #5004916 Kai's Dojo Pod (Kai), #471701 Lloyd foil pack (Lloyd), #853702 Movie Maker (Kai), #70620 Ninjago City (Manaquins), Spinjitzu Training Nya in the TLNM CMF series (Nya). It will also be in #30530 WU-CRU Target Training (Lloyd and Nya) and #5005230 Zane's Kendo Training Pod. 

    Black training outfit: This is found in the #853759 Cole Pod and #853758 Jay Pod. I haven't seen it anywhere else yet.

    New Kendo Outfits (specifically the masks, which have coloring matching the ninjas): #853759 Cole Pod (black training outfit), #853758 Jay Pod (black training outfit), #5005230 Zane's Kendo Training Pod (white training outfit), Kai Kendo in the TLNM CMF series (red ninja outfit), and arguably #30608 Kendo Lloyd (green ninja outfit, but mask is black).

    I know I'm WAY too OCD, but why can't we easily get all the ninja in black outfits, all the ninja in white outfits, and all the ninja with kendo gear (Nya doesn't have kendo gear yet)? While I'm at it, I wish the training outfits were specific for each ninja, not just generic. I bought enough of the Nya CMF's so each of my ninja has an outfit, now I'm going to buy some extra pods so that each of the ninja has a black outfit with their kendo gear (plus an extra for the possible Nya kendo fig). 

    TLG makes it hard to be OCD :)
    </rant>
    In the UK, the white Wu-Cru outfits are also available in a couple of books: 2018 Ninjago Movie Annual (Jay) and Garmadon in Ninjago City Activity Book (Cole).
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,306
    ^ And Jay will also be on the next Ninjago Magazine out on (I think) the 24th.
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    Jay and Cole's training pods now available on European LEGO Shop:



    I find 9.99 € is quite expensive for a minifig and some extra elements in a pod.
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 393
    I was in a Lego Store this past weekend and they had several new Ninjago (non-movie sets) sets on display. I gotta say that I thought they pretty looked good. Loved all the dragons and the dragon pit. Think it’s something cool I can do with my son if I can ever pry him away from construction-themed stuff. Outside of the movie, I don’t know much about the series, but the movie sets have been fantastic. Looks like another great way to throw my wallet at Lego. 
    AanchirCM4SThe_Stud
  • The_StudThe_Stud IndianaMember Posts: 49
    The next wave of sets are supposed to all be remakes of vehicles and locations from the first three years of Ninjago, with multiple villains from those years coming back as well. This is great news for people like me who didn't get into Ninjago until later on, but most likely a disappointment for those who have been collecting since the start.

    There are also rumors circulating about a D2C Borg Tower set coming out at some point next year as well. It's unclear if it will be a standalone display like 2015's Temple of Airjitzu or if it will be Modular and go along with 2017's Ninjago City and this year's Ninjago City Docks. 
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 734
    When I think Borg, I think Star Trek... I'm guessing Ninjago has their own sort of Borg stuff? And boy I hope it fits with the Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks. I bought both of those and would happily continue getting connecting ones. The Asian-fusion design is an appealing aesthetic to me, and the amount of detail crammed into small spaces never ceases to astound.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    When I think Borg, I think Star Trek... I'm guessing Ninjago has their own sort of Borg stuff? And boy I hope it fits with the Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks. I bought both of those and would happily continue getting connecting ones. The Asian-fusion design is an appealing aesthetic to me, and the amount of detail crammed into small spaces never ceases to astound.
    In Ninjago, Borg Industries (founded by disabled inventor Cyrus Borg… lol, get it? Cy Borg?) was introduced in Season 3 as the company that had upgraded Ninjago City's technology to futuristic level (hovercars, etc) since the Overlord's defeat… however, because they built their headquarters, Borg Tower, on the exact site of the Overlord's defeat, it allowed his spirit to infiltrate their systems and use their production lines to manufacture a Nindroid army. Since then, Borg Industries has attempted to innovate more responsibly instead of trying to make all of society so tech-reliant.

    In more recent seasons, Borg Industries' main role has been as an Apple expy, with BorgStores, BorgPads, and BorgWatches. Cyrus Borg has also privately provided the ninja team with some of their vehicles, and has somewhat filled in as a father figure for Zane after the death of his father/creator, Dr. Julien.

    Borg Tower itself did not appear in the movie (although Borg Industries' name, in the movie's new Ninjago language, and its logo appear on the light royal blue advertisement immediately to the right of the crab restaurant in the Ninjago City set). But in the show it is one of Ninjago City's largest and most recognizable skyscrapers. If there were a Borg Tower set, some of the sorts of features I would expect to see are conveyors/assembly lines on some of the lower floors, dual exterior elevators, and Cyrus Borg's office on the top floor.

    One thing I would hope to get if we did get a Borg Tower set (or frankly, even if we didn't) would be a Cyrus Borg minifigure. The only version of him we've had in a set was a very Star Trek style mind controlled version in #70722 OverBorg Attack. While that version did have an alternate, non-mind-controlled face print, it did not have his glasses, his standard outfit, his standard hairstyle, or his wheelchair. The latter two aspects are easy enough to recreate with existing parts but that's all the more incentive to put them in a set. Besides helping to fill out the world of Ninjago, it'd be nice to have a character with a wheelchair in sets who's unambiguously disabled and can't just be interpreted as, say, recovering from an injury.
    ReesesPiecesBumblepantsmaaaaaaaAyliffestlux
  • The_StudThe_Stud IndianaMember Posts: 49
    We're also getting new Spinjitzu spinners, remniscent of the OG spinners released in 2011 and 2012, though these new ones will actually look like elemental tornadoes as they do in the show. 

    The sets that are reportedly being remade are 9448 Samurai Mech, 9442 Jay's Storm Fighter, 70502 Cole's Earth Driller, 70503 Golden Dragon, 9450 Epic Dragon Battle, and there will be a set containing remakes of Kai's motorcycle from the set 9441 Kai's Blade Cycle and Zane's Snowmobile from 9445 Fangpyre Truck Ambush. There are also supposed to be 1-2 sets that create a monastary, most likely recreating Wu's Monastary from the earlier episodes of the show. Lastly, there are seperate rumors of a 2507 Fire Temple remake, but it is unclear at the moment whether this last rumor is legit or not.

    The Ninja are getting new hoods yet again and the villains that are returning seem to include the Overlord, Pythor, the Serpentine, the Skeletons, and the Stone Army, along with Garmadon appearing in one of the Spinner sets. It is unclear how or why these villains will be returning and it is a real head-scratcher for sure. 

    It'll be interesting to see how these builds are going to be represented in the modern era of Lego that we are currently in. It's been almost six years since these sets were released, let alone designed. Lego has improved so much in that time that whatever they cook up is sure to be an improvement on the original sets released during 2011, 2012, and 2013.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 734
    Thanks for the recap @Aanchir. Doesn't sound like a Borg Tower would lend itself well to the other Ninjago 'modular' buildings, but I can hope! If it comes out at all, since it is but a rumor for now. 
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 814
    edited October 2018
    Yea, hard to imagine it being a very big build.  I'm imagining an Avengers Tower size build which I wouldn't mind at all.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    I got a new minifigure pack at Mall of America LEGO store yesterday- "Oni Villains". Three figures, all with same torso, one with short legs. I can't remember the set number. I haven't seen any mention of it here.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,910
    Seriesously?
    klintonBumblepantsCM4SPenkid11
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 673
    Cerealously?
    SumoLegoBumblepantsPenkid11
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