Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

General Ninjago Discussion

12467

Comments

  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    cant have enough dragons
    VBaskin2008
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,107
    ^ I agree, to a point! :-)

    I do like the Ninjago dragons, as they are all very different, but look fantastic. I may have to get the Green NRG Dragon as well, as it's very different again from the previous ones, being technically a large wyvern, with what look like plastic wing membranes.
    VBaskin2008
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,521
    Saw this on the homepage.  Seems like good minifigures  for one of these packs.

    catwranglerVBaskin2008
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    Saw this on the homepage.  Seems like good minifigures  for one of these packs.
    Flickr user leninjamarron found this at a shop in Paris and put together a gallery showing off the packaging and minifigures!

    Getting a Tournament Zane minifigure is a welcome surprise. Zane never wore this outfit in the show because he didn't compete in the Tournament of Elements (rather, he was what the other Ninja were competing for). But it's neat to fill that void in the sets.

    The new Samurai-X doesn't fill as obvious a void, looking largely like a blend of the 2012 and 2015 versions of the character, but since there have been so many fewer Nya minifigures than the other Ninja, getting another is still a treat. This is actually one of four new Nya designs this year alone!

    The two sky pirate foot soldiers are the best army building fodder in this pack. They both feel fairly authentic to sky pirates that have appeared in the show, and their lack of futuristic armor might make them a good fit even for a more traditional pirate crew!

    The weapon selection in this set is nothing extraordinary, but I still think the weapons are good choices for the characters. I like Samurai-X's naginata especially, since it is basically a recolor of a weapon from #9566, which in turn took cues from her classic daggers in #2507 and #2172! She's never used weapons resembling these ones in the show as far as I can remember, but I still like seeing this sort of design continuity in the sets.

    Battle packs like this usually aren't too great a value (RRP in the U.S. tends to be $14.99, or $3.75 per figure), but that's because usually they're made up in whole or in part by generic figs you can also find in other sets. Last year's #851342 stood out just for having TWO unique ghost figs and two generic ninja. But this new battle pack contains four unique minifigures, so it's less like a City Starter Set or Star Wars battle pack with a higher cost and only a fraction of the bricks, and more like a pack of four CMFs. So the price feels a lot more fair for this pack than it normally does. I hope that's a sign of things to come in other themes as well!
    Coolguy5000VBaskin2008
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    Just a heads-up for US viewers: LEGO Ninjago Season Six officially starts the evening of Thursday, June 9th on Cartoon Network. Additionally, Cartoon Network will be airing a ten-hour TV marathon of seasons four and five this Sunday, June 5th, if you need to get caught up!
    tamamahmbrumeyeggshenVBaskin2008
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,952
    Thanks!!
    VBaskin2008
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    It's ridiculous how long they delayed season six!
    tamamahmVBaskin2008
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    LEGO posted a new stop-motion video this morning crossing LEGO Ninjago with American Ninja Warrior (a TV show where athletes try to conquer somewhat contrived obstacle courses). They had a similar video last year. Pretty amusing!
    VBaskin2008
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    edited July 2016

    Does anyone know in what format the new Cole "polybag" #5004393-1 is being released, and where it is / will be available?  Is it a magazine release?

    Thanks...

  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    luckyruss said:

    Does anyone know in what format the new Cole "polybag" #5004393-1 is being released, and where it is / will be available?  Is it a magazine release?

    Thanks...

    It probably won't be a magazine release, since it's a box set rather than a polybag, and packing an actual box in a magazine would be incredibly awkward. Also, the magazine promos aren't numbered that way.

    HelloBricks.com says it will be available as part of an promotion at JouéClub toy stores in France, but I'm sure it will be getting a wider release than that. If I had to guess I'd say it's probably going to be a LEGO Brand Retail promotion.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    There will be a LEGO Ninjago Movie short debuting ahead of the movie "Storks" on September 23rd, featuring Jackie Chan as Master Wu: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/new-lego-short-master-debut-922834

    tamamahm
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    Yesterday's Wu-Cru challenge "Your Vehicle" revealed what are likely to be the 1HY 2017 ninja costumes: http://aanchir.tumblr.com/post/150010668611/lego-ninjago-ninja-level-11-these-costumes-have

    The ninja were previously seen in these costumes in a couple leaked screencaps from a future episode of the show.
    Bumblepants
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 535
    I wonder if these will be the costumes from the Ninjago movie?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    New trailer is up for the TV special "Day of the Departed", which airs on October 29th!

  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,251
    Looks like I may be getting a few of the 2017 sets if they contain certain elements I'm after in copper.
    Aanchir
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 732
    VorpalRyu said:
    Looks like I may be getting a few of the 2017 sets if they contain certain elements I'm after in copper.
    What sort of elements specifically? For the most part the only copper parts I see are minifigure and constraction-scale weapons, but those alone could still be useful.

    I do think it's a little disappointing that despite finally bringing copper back for next year's sets, they didn't take advantage of that opportunity to add a giant copper penny to the new Batcave. :P
    Aanchircatwrangler
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,251
    @Lyichir, mostly minifigure weapons, lightsaber hilts in particular, but I wouldn't mind the idea of minifigure accessories, like helmets, visors, armour, etc. I'd also like to see some bricks/plates/tiles in copper to allow for steampunk builds. The ultimate would be a monochrome copper minifigure, I'd want at least a half dozen to use for MOCs.
    catwrangler
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    LEGO has released a teaser trailer for Season 7 (Hands of Time)! It looks like it's going to be intense!

    Also, the sets are beginning to show up at Target stores in the United States. legozebra from Eurobricks has posted a pretty great pictorial review of #70627 Dragon's Forge, and Jangbricks has likewise posted an excellent video review. That's probably the single most exciting 2017 set for me so far! It's a beautiful set with lots of display value and playability, and at $79.99 for 1137 pieces it's an amazingly good value!

  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
    Wow did the animation budget go down or what, that thumbnail looks less than acceptable 
    starwars4ever
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    CM4S said:
    Wow did the animation budget go down or what, that thumbnail looks less than acceptable 
    I'm not sure, but the same ninja outfits have much richer colors and sharper reflections from 0:06 to 0:09 and 0:21 to 0:23 in the video. Maybe when putting together the trailer, the footage for that later scene wasn't quite finished?
    MattDawson
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    I know they do several passes for animation - normally storyboard, rough draft, final draft, and finally polished/public. 

    I would imagine they're still completing some of the final rendering - after all, if the series doesn't start until next year there's still time for final tweaks and effect adding before doing a final render.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,738
    CM4SCoolguy5000black_towrAanchirClutchPowercatwranglerThe_Mad_Vulcan
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,738
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
    Neeeeed
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    Nice! Looks like it's designed to match #30424. It's nice that this one includes Nya in her "throwback" costume, since otherwise that outfit only appears in the massively expensive #70596. Also a nice source for Zane hair, if it winds up being widely available. The fence and the Sensei Wu training dummy are also great. Overall, quite a lot to like in one very small package.
    VorpalRyuLyichir
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
    Bought that polybag, I'll take pictures of it when it arrives next week.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
    Someone posted this on Eurobricks. I don't know if they're real but they sound pretty neat

    70606 Jay’s Electro Waver

    70607 Titanium Turbo

    70608 Samurai Stealth Takedown

    70609 Master’s Dojo

    70610 Nya’s Water Brigade

    70611 Dragon’s Cove

    70612 Spinjitzu Sanctuary

    70613 Ninja Wake Run

    70614 Kai’s Blazing Breaker

    70615 Rai Mech

    70616 Krypt of the Cave

    70617 Backstreet Break-in

    70618 Shadow Legion Ambush

    70620 Ninjago City Invasion

  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    At least 6 of those sets will have two or three motorcycles in them... I guarantee it.
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    Question: What is the meaning of "NRG" in #70593 Green NRG Dragon?  Just built it, a very nice addition to my dragon collection.  I like some of the Ninjago theme, but have no knowledge of the story lines.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 681
    Energy. Nothing more complicated than that. It's just Lloyd's elemental dragon. Nothing particularly special.
    klatu003
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 732
    klatu003 said:
    Question: What is the meaning of "NRG" in #70593 Green NRG Dragon?  Just built it, a very nice addition to my dragon collection.  I like some of the Ninjago theme, but have no knowledge of the story lines.
    In addition to what the above poster said, it's the same acronym that was used for the ninja's elemental forms from 2012 that were unlocked when they reached their "true potential".
    klatu003
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,308
    the ninjas can kind of summon NRG dragons with their own energy, but only if they can face and surmount their fears.
    klatu003
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 719
    ^1,2,3 Thanks.  My google-fu failed to give me an answer.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
    Just picked up that Stone Cole for $7 Fromm TRU. They had a good 20 lying on the shelf. 
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    Back on the subject of new colors, the inventories of the new LEGO Ninjago sets have been uploaded by LEGO Customer Service, and the name of the new copper color is Copper Metallic.
    LyichirVorpalRyuBumblepants
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,251
    Just checked on BrickLink for #30425 to discover #30424 was closest match, never even had that one here, so not expecting we'll see #30425, TLG really needs to start sharing around the polybags a little more evenly.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,822
    VorpalRyu said:
    Just checked on BrickLink for #30425 to discover #30424 was closest match, never even had that one here, so not expecting we'll see #30425, TLG really needs to start sharing around the polybags a little more evenly.
    I don't think 30425 has been widely released yet. As far as I know it's a new set for this year. No telling how LEGO plans to release it. 30424 was released as a freebie at last year's "Quest 2 Ninjago" touring competition (and possibly elsewhere too). But no telling how LEGO plans to release 30425.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,251
    Aanchir said:
    I don't think 30425 has been widely released yet. As far as I know it's a new set for this year. No telling how LEGO plans to release it. 30424 was released as a freebie at last year's "Quest 2 Ninjago" touring competition (and possibly elsewhere too). But no telling how LEGO plans to release 30425.
    Think I'll have to take a look on BrickLink for #30424, because the only places around here that will be likely to have them will be the local Lego "specialist" toy shops & they'll probably want somewhere around AU$12-$15 for them.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited January 2017
    Does anyone know why the Brickset database shows that #70596 is no longer available at US [email protected] as of Dec 15, 2016? @Huw ?

    US [email protected] shows it available, just back-ordered.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,861
    Does anyone know why the Brickset database shows that #70596 is no longer available at US [email protected] as of Dec 15, 2016? @Huw ?

    US [email protected] shows it available, just back-ordered.
    there is the odd set showing as oos for uk but are in-stock on [email protected] uk.
    so this may be a bug left over from the [email protected] webpage up date last year.
    (sorry @Huw i don't remember the set numbers now.)
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 222
    I wonder when we'll finally learn more about the lego ninjago movie and it's accompanying sets? 
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 732
    terfsten said:
    I wonder when we'll finally learn more about the lego ninjago movie and it's accompanying sets? 
    February at the latest. If we don't get a trailer before then we'll probably at least get one before The Lego Batman Movie, and even if somehow THAT doesn't happen the sets will definitely be shown on the Toy Fair circuit.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
    Lyichir said:
    terfsten said:
    I wonder when we'll finally learn more about the lego ninjago movie and it's accompanying sets? 
    February at the latest. If we don't get a trailer before then we'll probably at least get one before The Lego Batman Movie, and even if somehow THAT doesn't happen the sets will definitely be shown on the Toy Fair circuit.
    Will they, though? They keep the movie sets confidential.. we got names for LEGO Movie but not Batman. 
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 732
    CM4S said:
    Lyichir said:
    terfsten said:
    I wonder when we'll finally learn more about the lego ninjago movie and it's accompanying sets? 
    February at the latest. If we don't get a trailer before then we'll probably at least get one before The Lego Batman Movie, and even if somehow THAT doesn't happen the sets will definitely be shown on the Toy Fair circuit.
    Will they, though? They keep the movie sets confidential.. we got names for LEGO Movie but not Batman. 
    I'm not totally sure what you're referring to? 2014's Toy Fair did show all of the Lego Movie sets, including the summer ones. And there hasn't yet been a 2017 Toy Fair for Lego Batman Movie sets or Lego Ninjago Movie sets to be shown at. As what will certainly be one of their absolute biggest 2017 themes, I can't see Lego NOT showing off at least some of The Lego Ninjago Movie sets at Toy Fair, especially considering that unlike Batman it is based explicitly on one of their biggest in-house brands.
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,292
    edited January 2017
    Lyichir said:
    CM4S said:
    Lyichir said:
    terfsten said:
    I wonder when we'll finally learn more about the lego ninjago movie and it's accompanying sets? 
    February at the latest. If we don't get a trailer before then we'll probably at least get one before The Lego Batman Movie, and even if somehow THAT doesn't happen the sets will definitely be shown on the Toy Fair circuit.
    Will they, though? They keep the movie sets confidential.. we got names for LEGO Movie but not Batman. 
    I'm not totally sure what you're referring to? 2014's Toy Fair did show all of the Lego Movie sets, including the summer ones. And there hasn't yet been a 2017 Toy Fair for Lego Batman Movie sets or Lego Ninjago Movie sets to be shown at. As what will certainly be one of their absolute biggest 2017 themes, I can't see Lego NOT showing off at least some of The Lego Ninjago Movie sets at Toy Fair, especially considering that unlike Batman it is based explicitly on one of their biggest in-house brands.
    Movie and Batman sets were all blanked out and hidden. We got the names for TLM from a site, but no images. 

    I guess thinking about it a second time, TLM made sense cause the movie was out by then, and it'll make sense for TLBM too. But since the movie and probably no teasers will be out by NTF I don't think we'll see anything for Ninjago.

    Maybe a blank red ? box for the minifigures series.. even then..
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 732
    edited January 2017
    CM4S said:
    Lyichir said:
    CM4S said:
    Lyichir said:
    terfsten said:
    I wonder when we'll finally learn more about the lego ninjago movie and it's accompanying sets? 
    February at the latest. If we don't get a trailer before then we'll probably at least get one before The Lego Batman Movie, and even if somehow THAT doesn't happen the sets will definitely be shown on the Toy Fair circuit.
    Will they, though? They keep the movie sets confidential.. we got names for LEGO Movie but not Batman. 
    I'm not totally sure what you're referring to? 2014's Toy Fair did show all of the Lego Movie sets, including the summer ones. And there hasn't yet been a 2017 Toy Fair for Lego Batman Movie sets or Lego Ninjago Movie sets to be shown at. As what will certainly be one of their absolute biggest 2017 themes, I can't see Lego NOT showing off at least some of The Lego Ninjago Movie sets at Toy Fair, especially considering that unlike Batman it is based explicitly on one of their biggest in-house brands.
    Movie and Batman sets were all blanked out and hidden. We got the names for TLM from a site, but no images. 

    I guess thinking about it a second time, TLM made sense cause the movie was out by then, and it'll make sense for TLBM too. But since the movie and probably no teasers will be out by NTF I don't think we'll see anything for Ninjago.

    Maybe a blank red ? box for the minifigures series.. even then..
    I still don't know what you're referring to, because there haven't been any Toy Fairs yet this year for things to be "blanked out and hidden", either for Batman or Ninjago. And we did get pictures of every single retail Lego Movie set from some of the Toy Fairs back in 2014.

    A certain amount of secrecy is to be expected, as always, but the Toy Fairs exist specifically for retailers to get an idea of what sets would be coming out over the course of the coming year. It would make zero sense for Lego to keep the Toy Fair attendees completely in the dark about what's in store for one of their biggest themes. Remember, this isn't like other movie licenses where Lego is under duress not to reveal any spoilers ahead of time. This is a movie where Lego and Warner Bros. are equal partners in development and promotion, and as such unlike things like Super Heroes or Star Wars sets based on externally-produced movies, Lego isn't going to be beholden to any sort of NDA that would prevent them from making a big deal of such a huge media tie-in.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,869
    I doubt they will be spending much time or energy promoting the Ninjago Movie until after the Batman one has come and gone. Probably a teaser at least attached to the Batman Movie but beyond that they will be squeezing all the $$$ they can from what is currently happening.
    SumoLego
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 222
    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 :)
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?

Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.