LEGO Ninjago 2018 – Sons of Garmadon – Official Box Art

Just last week we had a look at the official images for most of the sets in the first wave of 2018, but we already have more images to gawk at. Not only that, but also our first official look at 70643 – Temple of Resurrection. And, guess what, the baby is indeed still in the set, among other minifigures. Here is the official box art, so do check them out:

70638 – Katana VII

70638 - Katana VII - box art

70639 – Street Race of Snake Jaguar

70639 - Street Race of Snake Jaguar - box art

70640 – Sons of Garmadon Underground

70640 - Sons of Garmadon Underground - box art

70641 – Ninja Nightcrawler

70641 - Ninja Nightcrawler - box art

70642 – Klow vs. Samurai X

70642 - Klow vs. Samurai X - box art

70643 – Temple of Resurrection

70643 - Temple of Resurrection - box art

These look awesome, and I cannot wait for January 2018, when these will be released!

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To be Young Wu and in Love

All of us, Ninjago fans, love seeing flashbacks of Master Wu’s youth. We’d also love to get young Wu in minifigure form. The same is true for Vincent, who just couldn’t wait for LEGO to release one, so he made his own:

Once Upon A Time.. (15)

Wow, what a beast of a build! Clearly more inspired by historical themes and Asian aesthetics than Ninjago ones, this build shows that Ninjago mixes well with anything. In addition to its significant size, it has some amazing techniques and clever use of parts. It uses 1×1 round tiles for a great effect on the roof, as well as the new Ninjago fence parts for the doors and windows. All in all a great build, that tells a great story, which is something you don’t often see in MOCs.

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Walk Softly and Carry a Bunch of Bricks

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. It’s so rare seeing large Ninjago builds that I always get exited when I see one. Sometimes, it’s just a bunch of sets brought together (guilty as charged) and sometimes it is a magnificent build with a lot of creativity, details, action and Easter eggs. The later is definitely the case with this work of A, an Indonesia-based builder:

NINJAGO United Tower

I take my hat off to Anton, he gas truly done something wonderful here. This moc is a great combination of Asian and Gothic aesthetics, which you don’t often see together. It is packed with very nice techniques for asia-styled roofs and windows, as well as an amazing choice of colors. It even has lightning installed, is there anything that the builder didn’t think of? While the building and it’s base are definitely the main features of this MOC, it also has two excellent mechs, not displayed in this shot. The build has a lot of details so I urge you to take a look at the closeup shots available in Anton’s gallery.

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LEGO Ninjago 2018 Spinners – Official Images

It’s a good week to be Ninjago fan! In addition to the official 2018 sets images we get official images for the for the new spinners as well! I just love how these minifigures look like! You’ll notice that Lloyd’s spinner is missing, but that’s because it’ll be a part of the 70640 – Sons of Garmadon Underground set. Also, recall that Lloyd will get a Movie version of the spinner as well.

70633 – Kai – Spinjitzu Master

70633 - Kai - Spinjitzu Master

70634 – Nya – Spinjitzu Master

70634 - Nya - Spinjitzu Master

70635 – Jay – Spinjitzu Master

70635 - Jay - Spinjitzu Master

70636 – Zane – Spinjitzu Master

70636 - Zane - Spinjitzu Master

70637 – Cole – Spinjitzu Master

70637 - Cole - Spinjitzu Master

These are expected to hit the shelves on December 1st.

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LEGO Ninjago 2018 sets – official images

The first wave of 2018 Ninjago sets has been revealed thanks to BrickSet. We already had rumors about the upcoming Sons of Garmadon sets way back in August, so it’s nice to have them confirmed. No words yet on the largest set available in the wave 70643 – Temple of Resurrection. Also, 2×2 round printed tiles, with symbols of the Ninja make a return. So, without further ado, here are the official images:

70638 – Katana VII

The set contains Kai’s speedboat, two minifigures and a motorcycle. It contains the symbol for the Fire Ninja.

70638 - Katana VII

70639 – Street Race of Snake Jaguar

Two brick-built motorcycles, two minifigs – (Titanium) Zane and a Son of Garmadon. It also includes a separate torso with an oni mask. Apparently, one of the masks gives you an extra pair of arms! Also includes a new mold for (giant) swords.

70639 - Street Race of Snake Jaguar

70640 – Sons of Garmadon Underground

In my opinion, this is the coolest set of the ones revealed so far. It consists of the base of Sons of Garmadon, which is apparently an underground train station! Besides that it includes a flier/spinner, a motorcycle and five minifigures. In this set Zane has yellow skin and apparently has joined the Sons of Garmadon. Can’t wait to learn more about that in the show. Includes the symbol for the Green Ninja.

70640 - Sons of Garmadon Underground

70641 – Ninja Nightcrawler

One of the finer looking Ninjago vehicles and definitely the best looking vehicle that belongs to Lloyd. Beside Lloyd’s car the set includes a motorcycle and three minifigures. I’m interested to see whether that glass piece is printed or has a sticker applied.

70641 - Ninja Nightcrawler

70642 – Klow vs. Samurai X

Most certainly the silliest set of the bunch. It includes a rad looking bigfig (with a comically disproportional head) and two regular minifigures. Klow, it seems, like choppers, so he rides one with a saw instead of a proper front wheel! The set also includes Saumrai X’s mech.

70642 - Klow vs. Samurai X

The sets are slated to be released in January 2018, but will most likely be available even before.

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Samurai X – The Dragon Slayer

I’ve always admired builders who use Bionicle and/or Technic parts in their build. I myself don’t own that many of these, so, naturally, I don’t use them. That, and, oh, because I suck at using them! It’s clear that it’s a mixture of awe and envy for me. The same is true for D.Niel‘s dragon slaying Nya, the Samurai Girl, made out of a combination of Bionicle, Technic and even System parts.

NYA the Samurai Girl

When I first saw the build I was taken aback by how fluid and feminine it looked like. It was a sharp contrast to the scene that was unfolding – a samurai slaying a Dragon. The build makes me feel like the future Samurai X Mech should also be more feminine (and also include a dragon!). The part usage is beyond me in this one, so I feel that shouldn’t comment too much. However, do take a good look at the calves (and the tire use), the thighs and haidate (thigh guards).

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LEGO Ninjago Movie is coming to small screens this December

The LEGO Ninjago Movie DVD and Blu-Ray release dates

As reported by BrickFanz, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the release date(s) for the home entertainment release of the LEGO Ninjago Movie. It will be available as a Digital HD download starting from December 12th, while the physical forms (DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray) will be available starting from December 19th.

The 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions come with the following special features:

  • Team Supreme: Building NINJAGO® – featurette
  • Rumble in the Bricks- featurette
  • Rebrick Contest Winners- featurette
  • Which Way to the Ocean – mini-movie
  • Zane’s Stand Up Promo – mini-movie
  • The Master: A LEGO® NINJAGO® Short – mini-movie
  • LEGO® NINJAGO® TV Series Sneak Peek
  • Oh, Hush! & Jeff Lewis Found My Place – Music Video
  • Everybody Have a Ninja Day – Music Video
  • Rocktagon – Music Video
  • Warlord Ballad – Music Video
  • Animation Bridge Test – Deleted Scene
  • Baby Fight– Deleted Scene
  • Dock Scene– Deleted Scene
  • Gimme Some Outtakes!
  • Commentary by Director Charlie Bean and Crew
  • 13 Promotional Videos

The Standard Definition DVD contains comes with the following special features:

  • LEGO® NINJAGO® TV Series Sneak Peek
  • Animation Bridge Test – Deleted Scene
  • Baby Fight– Deleted Scene
  • Dock Scene– Deleted Scene

Most likely, these will come with special codes for unlocking the last character in the LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame. No words yet on other goodies.

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To Ambush is to Ninja

Some builds look good when seen from a certain angle. Some look good from almost any side, but one. Then, there are builds, like this one, that look truly wonderful, no matter which angle you look at them.

AMBUSH | NINJAGO MOVIE

I love this build! It’s zen, yet intense, mysterious yet revealing. A true ode to ninja and Japan. It features five different ‘parts’ and each tells a different story. Wu is meditating, Lloyd is inspecting his mech dragon, Kai and Nya are traning, (a clone of) Lloyd is getting ready to fight Garmadon, Cole is getting ready to fight (mega) Garmadon and the front is … well, you just have to see! This build truly cannot be represented with only one picture so I suggest you go and look at the whole album.

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Ninjago TV Show Collectible Minifigures 2018 rumors

Social media has been abuzz today with rumors about Ninjago 2018 collectible minifigures. Apparently, several different online retailers have erroneously listed set 30531 as available. The name of the set is ‘Sons of Garmadon’ and it retails for €3.99, the usual price for collectible minifigures. However, set number 30531 indicates it rather being a polybag, but the price is indeed unusual for a polybag. In any case, nothing has been officially announced, so take it as you want. I, personally, don’t believe we’ll be getting another Ninjago collectible minifigures line in 2018. Although, one can always dream:

Fan-made Ninjago 2018 CMF teaser

Ninjago CMF teaser made by me, is in no way official

To be honest, it would be amazing if we got a TV show based collectible minifigures series. There are so many characters that we don’t have in physical form. Here are my top picks for the next line:

  • Young Wu – would probably never be included in any set.
  • First Spinjitzu Master – perfect opportunity to get the Mega Weapon mold.
  • Missing Elemental Masters – finally a complete collection.
    • Gravis
    • Bolobo
    • Jacob Pevsner
    • Chamille
  • Cyrus Borg – we only got Overborg and the line would include a wheelchair.
  • Captain Soto (with Teapot of Tyrahn) – everybody likes pirates and I want the teapot!
  • No-Eyed Pete – would add some comedy to the line.
  • Nya/Dilara – great reusability for other LEGO lines.
  • Lou (Cole’s Father) – would be nice to get all the parents eventually.
  • Some of the Ninja in Steep(er) Wisdom work clothes – these just look awesome.
    • Kai
    • Lloyd
  • Some of the Ninja in dance clothes – need I say anything more?
    • Zane
    • Jay
  • Some of the Ninja in Casual Clothes – any will do.
  • Khanjikhan – perfect candidate for additional torso (and arms).
  • Zane with Falcon – would be great to get a mold for Falcon.
  • Dr. Julien (Zane’s father) – same as Lou.
  • Seliel (aka Phantom Ninja) – will most likely never be in a set and is a cool character.
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I guess Garmadon really needed a Boost

LEGO Boost Garmadon

I’ve recently acquired a LEGO Boost set. It’s loads of fun! I admit, I’ve yet to complete all the different builds – I’ve made only two. I do, however, have ideas on how to use the ‘move hub’ in magical ways! I guess other people do too:

I love how silly this build is! I mean, just look at Garmadon’s face! Ok, I admit, the build is kinda wobbly and not at all functional, but it’s loads of fun. And that’s what LEGO’s all about – fun. I’m sure in the future people at BrickVault will improve this build and then it will be ready to conquer Ninjago City!

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