Month: January 2018

Ramen is More Than a Cheap Cup of Noodles

Not a MOC presentation, strictly speaking, but a beautiful piece of art nonetheless! I was awestruck when I saw it, and knew you would be too – so I decided to share it. The creator is legomeee, a true LEGO photography wizard.

Ramen🍲😋

The colors and lighting in this piece are just perfect. Not to mention the overall scene. Everything ties so well together. The street, the little pupper, the bicycles in the back. It really looks like small markets I saw in Asia. Looking at it all, I really don’t believe I’ve ever seen a LEGO scene look so much like real life. Now, excuse me for a moment, I need to find me some ramen.

P.S. Looks like Lloyd has let himself go.

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Master of the 4th Dimension

Are you near LEGOLAND California today? Well, you’re in for a treat! ‘Master of the 4th Dimension’, a LEGO Ninjago 4D movie premieres today – January 12th. On top of that, this weekend Ninjago Days will be in full swing, meaning that you’ll have a treasure trove of fun activities to do.

Master of the 4th Dimension - a LEGO NInjago 4D movie

In the movie, Master Wu prepares the Ninja for the teachings that the mysterious ‘Scroll of the 4th Dimension’ contains. However Kai, Nya, Lloyd, Zane and Cole find themselves on a misadventure that could spell trouble for the whole universe. Or so the description says. If you’re able to catch the movie due give us a short (or long) review in the comments. For the rest of us mortals, the trailer will have to suffice.

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Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Air Date

If foxtel.com.au is to be believed, our friends “down under” will be able to catch the latest episodes of Ninjago in two Saturdays. If that’s too esoteric – the air date is scheduled for January 20th, 2018. Name of the episode is “Mask of Deception”, but we already knew that, thanks to the various sneak peeks we’ve had.

Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Air Date

As the sneak peeks have shown us one year has passed since Time Twins, the Vermillion and Master Wu were lost in time. While the Ninja are searching for clues of Wu’s whereabouts, Sons of Garmadon, a motorcycle gang infiltrate Borg Industries and steal the Oni Mask of Vengeance. Lloyd is tries to stop them, but is ultimately unable to and they manage to escape with the Oni Mask. Seeing that Ninjago is facing a new threat he decides to reform the Ninja crew.

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Three new Ninjago 2018 polybags revealed

That’s right, you read that right! Not one, not two, but three new polybags have been found, thanks to kocka.hu! These three new polybags bring the total to five – or seven, if you count the pods.

5005230 – Zane Training Pod

This one comes, and doesn’t come, as a surprise. The only one that didn’t get a white Wu Cru uniform was Zane, so it makes sense that he does get one now. Having said that, everybody else is getting the black one in this wave. Also, different to the previously revealed pods this one comes in a simple bag.

5005230 - Zane Training Pod

5005230 - Zane Training Pod

30530 – WU-CRU Target Training

This is actually the third Wu Cru training themed polybag – the previous ones being 30425 – CRU Master’s Training Grounds and 30424 – WU-CRU Training Dojo. This polybag, like the previous one contains a small peculiarity. Nya is wearing the new Wu Cru uniform, but still has her old haircut.

30530 - WU-CRU Target Training

30530 - WU-CRU Target Training

5005231 – Ninjago Training Kit

A very strange polybag indeed. Unfortunately, it does not come with a description – but I guess it’s a game similar to (chopsticks) Jenga.

5005231 - Ninjago Training Kit

5005231 - Ninjago Training Kit

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LEGO Ninjago Sons of Garmadon – official trailer

LEGO Ninjago Sons of Garmadon – official trailer

As hinted by Tommy Andreasen, the co-creator of Ninjago, LEGO has revealed the trailer for Ninjago season 8 – Sons of Garmadon. And boy, was it worth the wait! The animation is excellent, we get to see lots of new characters, a joke from Jay, what’s not to love?

The trailer strongly suggest that we’ll be getting Wu back – but it’s something we’ve all known would happen. No other huge reveals – the trailer seems to focus more on action rather than on the story. What we do see is that Harumi’s (the fan favorite princess of Ninjago) parents are still alive and play some role in the show.

What are your thoughts on the trailer?

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30532 – Turbo polybag (Sons of Garmadon) revealed

Another Sons of Garmadon polybag has been revealed, thanks to BrickSet. The polybag itself comes with a go-kart styled vehicle and Lloyd in his (black) Wu Cru uniform. The vehicle is a tad bigger than Mighty Micros, but is definitely done in a similar style. No words yet on when or how this polybag will be obtainable.

30532 – Turbo

30532 - Turbo polybag

If you’re interested in seeing how this set is build – the instructions are already available. This is only the second polybag officially revealed, the first being 30531 – Sons of Garmadon, so they’re sure to be more.

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LEGO Ninjago Sons of Garmadon product animations

LEGO Ninjago Sons of Garmadon product animations

We’ve known for some time now that Sons of Garmadon sets would not get the usual CGI treatment for their product animations. Instead, they’re made using stop motion techniques! Not only that, they tell a larger story:

In the short the Ninja have obtained the Mask of Vengeance and the Sons of Garmadon are trying to get it back. They chase the Ninja all across Ninjago (City?) using various vehicles available in the sets.

The individual product animations are also available. However, be aware that, unlike the above ‘The Chase’ video – these do contain story spoilers:

These are really cool, small featurettes and a refreshing change from the usual pace. If you do not mind the spoilers be sure to give them a look! If you’re interested in how these were made, there is also a behind the scenes video. Beyond that, there is also a video showing different trick shots with the new spinners.

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