Lego introduced the Lego Ninjago theme in January 2011 and the Ninja warrior based series has become one of their most popular product lines.
For parents who are concerned about the “Ninja” theme – there is a certain level of “violence” but it could be more appropriately regarded as “action”.
You are fairly safe with Lego, they aren’t ever going to amp up the violence in their toys and actually ban the depiction of modern weapons in sets.
For younger kids, the figure of Lord Garmadon and his skeletal force could be a little scary but many of the sets don’t feature the bad guys to any great degree and most commercials and/games represent them as more comical than fearsome.
Lego Ninjago is one of The Lego Group’s original concepts. That is the characters, scenarios and associated themes of Ninjago were created in-house by their team of designers.
Lego Ninjago Sets 2012
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Lego Ninjago Sets – 2011
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- 2254 Mountain Shrine
- 2258 Ninja Ambush
- 2259 Skull Motorbike
- 2260 Ice Dragon Attack
- 2263 Turbo-Shredder
- 2504 Spinjitzu Dojo
- 2505 Garmadon’s Dark Fortress
- 2506 Skull Truck
- Lego Ninjago Fire Temple (2507)
- 2508 Blacksmith
- 2509 Earth Dragon Defence
- 2516 Ninja Training Outpost
- 2518 Nuckal’s ATV
- 2519 Skeleton Bowling
- 2520 Ninjago Battle Arena
- 2521 Lightning Dragon Battle
Lego Ninjago – About the Theme
The Ninjago theme is set in a mythical “Asian” setting, some time in the past, in a world where powerful Ninjas battle with an evil skeletal force for control of the world. The world’s powers are based on earth forces such as Ice, Fire, Wind and Water and expressed through a martial art known as “Spinjitzu”.
According to Lego Lore, the world of Lego Ninjago was created by the original Master of Spinjitzu who developed this form of martial art based on the concept of “power through spinning”.
The Master created the world using four “ultimate weapons”; the Nunchucks of Lightning, the Shurikens of Ice, the Scythe of Quakes, and the Sword of Fire.
Before dying the Master gave his two sons, Sensei Wu and Lord Garmadon the knowledge of Spinjitzu and the weapons. One used the power for good and the other…well you get the idea.
In the current world of Ninjago the good ninjas battle the evil skeleton creatures created by Lord Garmadon in order to stop them controlling the four ultimate weapons and therefore ruling the world.
Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Game
Lego Ninjago also features a battle game based on Spinjitzu which kids can play with two or more players.
The game is played with the Lego minifigures placed on spinning discs (known as Spinners) and battle cards which outline the various strengths and weaknesses of the characters.
The sets and minifigures can be enjoyed without engaging in the game but if you do want to know more about the rules check out our How To Play Lego Ninjago page.
Lego Ninjago Characters
The main characters in Ninjago, apart from Sensei Wu and Lord Garmadon are the ninjas. The ninja each battle in their own unique way and also tame and ride dragons.
Each ninja represents a different earth element and each has their own particular strengths and weaknesses. When you purchase a set the included minifigures will come with a battle card. These cards can be used in the Spinjitzu game but can also tell you more about the character’s personality traits and abilities.
This backstory helps to give the world of Ninjago a deeper and more realistic feel to it.
The four ninjas are:
- Cole (Black Ninja – Earth Element)
- Jay (Blue Ninja – Lightning Element)
- Kai (Red Ninja – Fire Element)
- Zane (White Ninja – Ice Element)
Lego Ninjago Movie
In early 2011 the Cartoon Network also released a Lego Ninjago Movie. Rated PG for some Fantasy Violence, Crude Humor and some scary and disturbing images the film is a little scary for younger Ninjago fans but overall a well made Lego movie and great fun for older kids.
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