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Ninjago Sons of Garmadon, episode 83 – semi-review

The penultimate (yep, been waiting all this time to use this word!) episode of Sons of Garmadon, episode 83, ‘True Potential’ has aired. It was quite good, yet somehow bland. I have to admit, after the Hageman brothers talked the episode up, I expected it to be really dark, but it really wasn’t that much. In any case, not to spoil too much – the juicy bits come after the break.

Still from Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Episode 83

Considering that this was the episode where the Ninja found out that Garmadon was resurrected – it was surprisingly unremarkable. I expected much more drama and “end of the world” type of scenarios. I guess those will be in the finale. It’s not that it wasn’t good, just that I expected more. In any case, the episode started quite merrily – the Ninja are celebrating their victory over the Sons of Garmadon, in Dareth’s Mojo Cafe. Most of the Ninja are singing (pictured above) and generally having a good time. Things turn somber quickly when a report comes in that Garmadon has broken out Harumi out of the police precinct. Harumi and Garmadon go to Kryptarium Prison and the Ninja chase after them.

Lloyd decides that he alone is enough to handle Garmadon, since he believes that he can turn his dad good again. He locks the rest of the Ninja and P.I.X.A.L. in a cabin and then rushes of by himself. Why he didn’t just sneak out though is anyone’s guess. He confronts Garmadon, but ultimately loses. The fight is televised across Ninjago and everyone watches in horror as their savior loses to the Dark Lord. Sons of Garmadon leave the unconscious Lloyd, believing that it would be much more painful for him to see what is about to unfold and leave for the city. The fight itself wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would be. The last time Lloyd fought Garmadon (who was possessed by Overlord) was much more epic. In my opinion at least.

What I really liked in this episode was all of the fan service they included. First and foremost, there’s ‘True Potential’, which is referred to several times. This is a nudge to how Elemental Powers used to work. But also, I guess, how they work again? That little back and forth aside, the rest of these are excellent. Ninjago City (or at least a version of it) was shown and is actually owned by Dareth. The Ninja sang ‘The Weekend Whip’, which used to be the intro of Ninjago for all the seasons, except this one. And, of course, it’s always nice seeing familiar locations – like Kryptarium Prison.

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Four New LEGO Ninjago Books Revealed

As you probably know – the Ninjago universe has given birth to quite a few books. Now that number is to rise yet again, because four new books have been revealed (and a couple of sticker albums). That quite a few to be revealed at the same time. Not to mention that three! of these have minifigures with them! Unfortunately, no release dates have been included. Official descriptions and images are as follows (comments in bold):

LEGO Ninjago Activity Book

Filled with factoids about the LEGO Ninjago world as well as comics, activities and a buildable minifigure! (which, to me, looks a lot like Ronin, nice!)

Book contains:

  • Fresh content from the brand-new 8th season of the LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu TV series
  • Engaging activities
  • Comics and story
  • Buildable LEGO Ninjago minifigure

LEGO Ninjago Activity Book

The LEGO Ninjago Multi Activity Book

A large, bumper book of LEGO Ninjago activities, comics, and stories. (and a minifigure, which, based on the artwork, I guess is Lloyd)

Book contains:

  • Mazes
  • Activities
  • Comics
  • Buildable LEGO Ninjago minifigure

The LEGO Ninjago Multi Activity Book

LEGO Ninjago Handbook

Discover the secrets behind Garmadon’s past and his rise to power as a super-villain! The world of Ninjago expands with exclusive stories and deluxe artwork that tie in with the latest LEGO Ninjago TV series. (this books shares artwork with the Multi Activity Book, that’s why the image is almost the same)

Book contains:

  • Exclusive world of Ninjago backstories
  • Deluxe artwork
  • World of Ninjago secrets revealed for the first time! (how mysterious)

LEGO Ninjago Handbook

LEGO Ninjago

(I’m assuming it will actually have a better name) It does, it’s called something in the line of ‘Garmadon’s Motorcycle Gang‘, but most likely just ‘Sons of Garmadon’. Thank you Jared for the reminder!
Filled with factoids about the LEGO Ninjago world as well as comics, activities and a buildable minifigure! (which seems to be exactly the same version of Samurai X that comes in 70642 – Killow vs. Samurai X)

Book contains:

  • Fresh content from the brand-new 8th season of the LEGO Ninjago Master of Spinjitzu TV series
  • Engaging activities
  • Comics and story
  • Buildable LEGO Ninjago minifigure

LEGO Ninjago

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Ninjago Sons of Garmadon, episode 82 – semi-review

Episode 82, ‘Dread on Arrival’, starts comically, gets somber fast, gets a bit lighter and then takes you on a trip that’ll make you wish you had a time travel machine (so you can watch the future episodes sooner). And to go and visit dinosaurs, obviously. In any case – the episode was quite good. The reason, so you do not get spoiled, comes, as usually, after the picture.

Still from Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Episode 82

The episode truly start in an imaginative way – the Ninja (sans Lloyd) ride into the city on the creature they all fought the episode before. Instead of chasing directly after Lloyd they go to the Commissioner to request aid. An unexpected, but very smart move. Together with the entire police force they storm the Royal Palace, which is where the Temple of Resurrection is located. It pains me to say, the actual Temple and the set, other than their general shape, have very little in common. I’m glad that they didn’t add the proper minifigures though – maybe they’re not related to the location but they’re quite good! However, since Hutchins wasn’t in this episode I fear that he, and the Royal Family, are, indeed, dead.

Naturally, during the siege the Ninja battle with the top brass of Sons of Garmadon. Interestingly enough, the Ninja were able to over power them quite easily. Even though just a few episodes ago Mr. E alone could take on all of them at the same time. I guess they did some serious training during the time it took them to get back to the city. That little inconsistency aside, the actual encounter and battle was done quite well. While Harumi (who had a total makeover and now looks more like her evil self) is busy opening a portal to the Departed Realm the rest of the Sons of Garmadon are protecting her, with very little success, even though they had hostages – Lloyd and Misako. It’s not revealed how and where she was captured, but it is revealed that she was the one that found Wu. By defeating the Sons of Garmadon, the Ninja seemingly stop the ritual intended to resurrect Garmadon.

At the end of the episode, most of the Sons of Garmadon are arrested, including Harumi. I do believe this is the somebody good arrested directly due to the Ninja’s actions, but I might be wrong. The last scene indicates that the Ninja actually failed to prevent Lord Garmadon’s revival and that he once again has a mortal body.

All in all, the episode was quite enjoyable. Some funny scenes, some serious ones, mixed with great action scenes. What are your thoughts?

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LEGO Ninjago Goodies at shop@home

Easter is closing in, which means that we will be getting more and more promotions and discounts in both online and physical stores. So if you don’t know yet what to get during these holidays, here is a small guide, full of Ninjago goodies. And just to spice things up, if you end up getting any of these you’ll also get 5005249 – Easter Bunny Hut for free! Just remember to save some money for those delicious chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs.

LEGO NINJAGO Easter Bundle

If you’ve been waiting for the price of spinners and accompanying gear to go down in order to get them – now’s your chance. This bundle includes the spinners of Lloyd, Kai, Jay and Nya as well as a Spinjitzu Stunt Ramp. By buying the bundle you’ll save €10.

LEGO Ninjago Easter Bundle

Free Zane Training Pod

5005230 – Zane’s Training Pod is finally available outside of US. Although, for now, only in the UK, but I expect it to appear in other regions soon. You get it for free once you add Ninjago and/or Ninjago Movie sets whose value is €35 or more. The promotion runs until May 3rd or while stock last.

5005230 - Zane Training Pod

Double VIP points on select sets

Double VIP point sets for this month include two Ninjago sets – 70642 – Killow vs. Samurai X and 70640 – S.O.G. Headquarters. It’s too bad I already have both of these – these are also eligible for Zane’s pod (and the Easter Bunny Hut).

Double VIP points

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Ninjago Sons of Garmadon, episode 81 – semi-review

It’s Saturday, which means it’s time to continue our weekly ritual of reviewing the latest episode! The title of episode 81 is ‘Game of Masks’ which I guess is a pun on ‘Game of Thrones’. The episode was quite good, expanding on the mythos of Ninjago, as well as adding a backstory to Harumi – which is something all of us have been waiting for. It did have some inconsistencies, but more on that in the spoiler-full review below. Expect some heavy ranting.

Still from Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Episode 81

The episode was very good and, for me, definitely one of the better ones this season, all strange stuff included. It starts with a flashback that shows how Harumi lost her parent in her youth. It all happened the day the Great Devourer was released thanks to the actions of Lloyd. As you recall, all of this happened all the way back in season 1, episode 13. At some point later a nurse is shown treating and comforting young Harumi, who is unable to speak from shock. Jokingly, the nurse says to her “well aren’t you the quiet one” and the rest is, well, the current season. There was a small blooper(?) is the flashback – Harumi was playing with a green ninja doll, which couldn’t have existed at the time since there was no green ninja then.

And now for the strange part… In the flashback Harumi looks like 7 to 10 years old. In the current season she looks to be somewhere between 14 and 18. This, of course, hints at the timeline of Ninjago and shows that quite some time has passed since season 1. At that time the ninja were at least 16, with some being possibly older. Does this then mean that the ninja are in their 20s now? Or has Harumi aged incredibly quickly? Let’s just hope Lloyd is not a 20 year old guy who actively pursues a 14 year old girl.

The rest of the episode shows interaction between Lloyd and Harumi, while they search for the mask of hatred. Once they do manage to find it, Harumi makes a slip-up and reveals to Lloyd that she is the Quiet one by telling him that he has to pick up the Oni Mask since he has Oni blood, which she couldn’t have possibly known, since Lloyd didn’t tell her. They fight for the mask, which Harumi eventually wins. She escapes with the mask and leaves Lloyd to drown.

In parallel the rest of the ninja are tied up on Destiny’s Bounty, but manage to escape thanks to Wu when most of the Sons of Garmadon leave to meet up with Harumi. Harumi and the rest of Sons of Garmadon meet up, but the ninja quickly get to them and Lloyd joins the fray as well, by being catapulted out of the Oni temple and the situation gets tense. However, their impending fight is interrupted by the beast that chased Harumi and Lloyd in the river. For a while they all fight it, but Sons of Garmadon take advantage of the situation and run away on the Bounty. Just before they do Lloyd jumps on board but is ultimately captured.

And now for the ‘don’t break my heart’ part… When I saw the Sons of Garmadon escaping on the Bounty I was very excited, I even said “Here they come!” – but they didn’t. I’m talking about the elemental dragons of course… I mean, they’re definitely the best way to handle a flying enemy. Did the ninja forget they had them? Did the writers forget they existed? I’m quite confused here. In any case I know they won’t be making an appearance in this season but it would be nice to know why. Hopefully it’s not because “it’s a kid’s show and the kids don’t care”.

As I’ve said, all these things aside, the episode was quite good. It made me wonder what’s next in store, which is exactly what all episodes should do (well, except the finale!). What did you think of the episode?

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Another Sons of Garmadon thug revealed

LEGO Ninjago Magazine no 35 has revealed another Sons of Garmadon member. His name is Scooter and [joke] is definitely based on Lily’s ex-boyfriend [/joke]. He gets to where he needs to be with his red skates, so it seems that you don’t actually have to have a motorcycle to be in the Sons of Garmadon after all! The minifigure will come with the next installment of Ninjago Magazine.

LEGO Ninjago Magazine 35 - Scooter teaser

Credit for the picture goes to TopTradingCards.

This is the second Sons of Garmadon that is exclusive to the Ninjago Magazine. Although, this one seems a bit less exclusive than Sawyer. The minifigure seems to be identical to the one coming in the 30531 polybag. The only differences are the roller-skates and the holder for katanas.

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Ninjago Sons of Garmadon, episode 80 – semi-review

Yesterday’s episode was kind of a mini jubilee for Ninjago – it was the 80th episode – only 20 more until 100! The title of the episode is ‘The Quiet One’ which makes it sound like it contained additional information about the Quite One, but it really did not. However, it did have a lot of (obvious) reveals – too many for a single episode in fact. Be that as it may, they’re obviously huge spoilers, so don’t read the review if you don’t want to be spoiled.

Still from Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Episode 80

The episode was OK. It was definitely not the best episode of the season, most likely because it’s meant to set up the third act of the season – we’ll see how the reminder of the episodes will shape. As we saw in the previous episode, the Ninja team is stranded in Primeval’s Eye, which, I presume, is the Yin in the Yang part of Ninjago. Lloyd and Harumi are on their own, searching for the third Oni Mask.

So, what are these huge reveals? First, as I’ve guessed, it’s confirmed the baby is indeed Wu. How did Wu become a baby? He touched the Reversal Time Blade and was flung into the future while battling the Time Twins in the Iron Doom. How was this confirmed? The baby is aging rapidly and it responded to Jay when he said he’s giving up with ‘Ninja never quit’, which made him realize it was Wu. Second, it’s confirmed that Harumi is indeed the Quiet One. How? The location of the one who told Sons of Garmadon that Snake Jaguar is in fact Zane was calculated to be Destiny’s Bounty. Both of these reveals were anticlimactic and I was expecting something more. Fortunately, Lloyd is still unaware that Harumi is the Quiet One so, hopefully, that reveal will be a bit better.

While most of the episode was a bit lackluster, there was one shining moment of brilliance in it. Interestingly enough, the most human moment of the episode and the season, if not the entire show, played out between two nindroids – Zane and P.I.X.A.L. P.I.X.A.L explained to Zane that she missed having a body, but was willing to sacrifice should the team and especially Zane needed her more in a computer. Her facial expression and tone were so obviously pleading to Zane to save her from that torment that she instantly turned into a human for me. Of course, Zane’s love for her couldn’t let her suffer, so he released her from this curse, knowing full well that she would do the same for him.

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LEGO Ninjago Trading Cards Series 3 announced

As reported by bricksfanz, lucky bastardschaps that live in the UK will be getting the third series of LEGO Ninjago Trading Cards on April 26th. These will be based on Sons of Garmadon TV show and sets.

LEGO Ninjago Trading Cards Series 3

Unfortunately, I was unable to get any of the cards from previous series, so I’m not even sure how these are used, but they must be popular if they’re making another series. I’ll definitely have to find a place to order at least some of these.

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Ninjago at the New York Toy Fair

The 2018 New York Toy Fair has officially started a few days ago, meaning that we’re, once again, able to take a (small) look into what the future has in store for us. At least LEGO wise. Just like it was the case with the Nuremberg Toy Fair we didn’t attend this one either, this time because of the 7200 kilometers (4474 miles) that divides us and I can’t walk that far. Nevertheless, we’re committed to bringing you all the Ninjago related news that has popped up at the fair.


Similarly to the one at Nuremberg Toy Fair, New York Toy Fair Ninjago display only sets for the Movie and Sons of Garmadon, and do not show any unreleased sets. However, they do contain some Ninjago merchandise that I haven’t seen before. To me, the displays look a bit weaker than those at Nuremberg, mostly because the giant 70643 – Temple of Resurrection was not reused. They must be packing it so they can ship it to my room. If you want to see more pictures of the displays you can do so at

Ninjago merchandise

Ninjago display at the New York Toy Fair. Credit for the picture goes to

70652 – Stormbringer Dragon

The LEGO Boost display at the New York Toy Fair managed to confirm two things – LEGO Boost is indeed extendible with an upcoming Ninjago set and Stormbringer Dragon, one of the rumored sets, will be coming out this summer. Also, because of it, we get our first official look at the dragon itself (although combined with Boost) and, more importantly, the new minifigures. The dragon looks quite alright, even with printed eyes – which is a relief.

According to the dragon is able to distinguish between friend and foe and will try to shake of villains that try to ride it. That sounds awesome. It also responds to petting and answers questions. Go over to for a video of live demonstration.

Boost + Stormbringer Dragon

Boost + Stormbringer Dragon at the New York Toy Fair. Credit for the picture goes to

Stormbringer Dragon minifigures at the New York Toy Fair. Credit for the picture goes to

TV Show

In order to kick off the New York Toy Fair LEGO released a nice (not so) little press release. Most of it is Ninjago-unrelated hogwash (when will you LEGO abandon all other lines and have 200 new Ninjago sets every year!?), but the good bits are golden:

Following its 2017 theatrical debut, LEGO NINJAGO® returns with new building sets loaded with details, features and functions based on The LEGO NINJAGO Movie™ and two new seasons of NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu airing on Cartoon Network.

Yes, you read that right – we’ll be getting two seasons this year. What a time to be alive!

Ninjago Season 9 Logo Mockup

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Ninjago Sons of Garmadon, episode 79 – semi-review

Another Saturday, another (semi) review, this time of episode 79 – ‘Dead Man’s Squall’. I’m glad to be able to report that Ninjago is back on track of delivering amazing episodes on a weekly basis! The episode was full of excitement and throwbacks for old fans. If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely do so at your earliest convenience! Then come back and read our thoughts on it, which are, be forewarned, full of spoilers.

Still from Ninjago Sons of Garmadon Episode 79

What an episode! If nothing else, the episode was a rush of emotions, mostly because of the music. When Zane was incapacitated and that theme from when Zane sacrificed himself in the battle against Overlord started playing, I knew we were in for a ride. I feel that this particular scene shattered some long time fans. [joke] Also, some fans might be shocked to find out that I was mistaken [/joke]- it was Harumi who sang the lullaby in the trailer and not Nya. Now I am certain, Harumi is definitely evil.

To be honest, I can’t really tell you why I liked this episode so much, I guess it’s because of all the little details and the nuances. And because it was a nostalgia trip for me. I liked how Harumi more or less revealed that she’s the main villain in this season via facial expressions, (non forced) replies and her prophetic lullaby. I loved how they hinted at the fact that Wu is the baby – the baby loves tea. I might end up being wrong and this a deliberate nudge in the wrong direction, but I like how it was handled. It was also nice seeing that the ninja are no longer using their elemental powers (almost) exclusively for attacking via Spinjitzu. Zane was shown throwing freezing punches, Jay was lightning bending (Avatar reference?), Kai created a mini sun (shown in the picture) and Nya was basically water bending the rain. Undeniably a great direction for the development of elemental powers.

Of course, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, the episode did have some things I didn’t quite like. Or, actually, just one thing, but, for me, it’s a big minus. The revelation that P.I.X.A.L is Samurai X was handled quite nicely – she revealed that to the ninja only because she knew that it would be a threat to them if they didn’t know. However, the reason why she didn’t reveal her identity before is because she thought she would endanger them? How? They’re a ninja team which exposes themselves to danger constantly – together with her. Wouldn’t it be safer for them to be in the loop? That they have another member that they can rely on?

What are you thoughts on the new episode? Did you like it? Love it? Hate it? Tell us in the comments!

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