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Over 250 sets have been released since 2011. Each season has anywhere between six and 15 corresponding regular boxed sets, either released in one or two waves across a given year.
Michael D. Black is Director and writers is and Robert Henny. Producers are Joshua Wexler and Laura Jackloski
Released in 2012, 7 Booster Packs were released to coincide with Waves 3 and 4. The packs featured one character, 5 playing cards and various weapons and accessories that can be attached to the regular Spinner sets.
Released in early 2011, this wave consists of ten playsets based on the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu pilot episodes, featuring the Ninja battling Lord Garmadon and his Skullkin Army over the four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu.
Released in Winter 2018, this wave consists of 6 sets based on the 8th Season : Sons of Garmadon. The collectible items are the Oni Masks.
Released in Summer of 2014, this is currently the smallest wave of the series, consistently of merely two playsets. It continues to be based on REBOOTED, thus continuing the futuristic theme.
Released in mid-2018, this wave consists of 7 sets based on Season 9 : Hunted. It depicted the 4 Ninja : Kai, Jay, Cole and Zane along with the de-aged Wu trying to fight the Dragon Hunters in the First Realm while the rest tried to fight Garmadon in Ninjago. The collectible items are Dragon Armors.
The theme enjoyed popularity and success in its first year, and a further two years were commissioned before a planned discontinuation in 2013. However, after a brief hiatus, the line was revived after feedback from fans and has been in production ever since.
Released in Summer 2018, 5 Dragon Master sets were released to coincide with Wave 14. The sets feature a Dragon Flyer and one Ninja. A sixth set including Nya was initially included in the wave, yet was cancelled for unknown reasons. The sets are based on Season 9: Hunted.
Released in early 2014 and containing seven sets, this wave is based on Season 3: REBOOTED. It depicts the Overlord's return in digital form in control of an army of Nindroids, and the Ninja fighting him back with Techno Blades: weapons that hack technology. This wave takes on a high-tech theme with futuristic vehicles, weapons and enemies.
The first sets released in the United States on August 1, 2017 and including promotional sets. The second sets released in the United States on December 2, 2017. The third set was released in the United States on August 1, 2018.
Released in mid-2015 based on Season 5: Possession, the wave features ten sets, including the massive Direct-to-Consumer "Temple of Airjitzu". Here, using the ghost-slaying Aeroblades, the Ninja battle ghosts from the Cursed Realm, the ghost of current Master of Wind and Air Morro in possession of Lloyd's body. The wave also has Nya giving up her mantle of Samurai-X to become the Water Ninja. The collectible items are Airjitzu flyers.
Ninjago Characters was in "The Lego Movie (franchise)" like in "Lego Movie" and in Short Movie named Enter in Ninjago.
A Ninjago Brickmaster book was released in 2011 (and re-released in 2014). Such books include instructions for a variety of different models, as well as the parts for these and minifigures. Similarly, Ninjago Activity Books feature activities, comics, and stories and include a minifigure.
Released in Winter 2020, 3 Arcade Pods were released to coincide with Wave 17. The Pods consist of an arcade machine and 2 minifigures: the pod's Ninja in their suit and their Avatar variant from Season 12: Prime Empire.
While the production of the Lego Theme and the TV series are coupled, some small differences exist, most notably concerning characters. A number of TV show characters have not been released in physical toy form.
Released in mid-2012 and featuring only four sets, this wave continues to feature sets from Season 1, showcasing the Ninja's battle for the four Silver Fangblades, which together can revive the monstrous Great Devourer. This wave introduces Lloyd Garmadon as the legendary Green Ninja.
Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, is a 3D animated television series. The series was animated in Denmark by Wil Film ApS for its first ten seasons. Animation was relocated to DHX Media in Canada from its eleventh season onward. Since it first aired in 2011, eleven regular seasons have been produced, along with one pilot season, one extended special, and its world setting is connected to the Legends of Chima of Lego Legends of Chima.
Released in Winter 2020, the wave consists of 8 sets from Season 12: Prime Empire, where the Ninja are trapped within the ancient videogame known as Prime Empire. The wave also consists of 4 Legacy sets, expanding on the subtheme introduced in the Winter of 2019.
Various accompanying books have been produced. A total of 12 graphic novels have been published, following the canon of the TV series. They are written by Greg Farshtey, with the majority being illustrated by Jolyon Yates. Ninjago Readers are short publications that also follow this canon.
Released in early 2012 and consisting of ten playsets, this wave features sets from Season 1: Rise of the Snakes, featuring the Ninja fighting against Pythor and the four Serpentine Tribes over the tribe generals' staffs which contain the anti-venom to cancel the snakes powers.
A number of video game adaptations exist, which have all been published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The first was Lego Battles: Ninjago. It was released on 12 April 2011, on the Nintendo DS console. It acts as a sequel to the 2009 game Lego Battles and was developed by Hellbent Games. This was followed by Lego Ninjago: Nindroids, an action-adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, which was released on 29 July 2014. It was also developed by Hellbent Games. More recently, Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin was released in March 2015 and The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game on 22 September 2017.
Since the beginning of 2012, a 36-page magazine has been released in the UK and the Netherlands every month. It contains a comic strip as well as various facts, puzzles, posters, competitions and other activities. Also included is a free Lego gift, often a minifigure.
Released in Summer 2019, 4 Spinjitzu Slam sets were released to coincide with Wave 16. The set consists of a spinner that launches from a base plate and the set's Ninja in their Forbidden Spinjitzu form from Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu.
In addition to these, a Ninjago-themed world was added to the now shut-down massively multiplayer online game Lego Universe. Several Ninjago characters also appear in the 2015 video game, Lego Dimensions. Various mobile games have been released.
The Hageman brothers, Dan and Kevin Hageman, who wrote Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and co-wrote the story of The Lego Movie, penned the film adaptation, which features a new take that diverges from the TV series. Charlie Bean, who produced Disney's Tron: Uprising, directed the film, produced by The Lego Movie team of Dan Lin, Roy Lee, and both Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The spin-off movie was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 22, 2017. The film stars Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Dave Franco as Lloyd, Justin Theroux as Lord Garmadon, Michael Peña as Kai, Abbi Jacobson as Nya, Kumail Nanjiani as Jay, Zach Woods as Zane and Fred Armisen as Cole.
Kai — The Red Ninja, Elemental Master of Fire, and older brother of Nya. One of the original 4 Ninja.
Peter Ronchetti, general manager of LEGOLAND California, said "LEGO Ninjago, Master of the 4th Dimension" would open in all LEGOLAND theme parks around the world at the same time.
Released in Winter 2017, this wave consists of 7 sets based on the Season 7: Hands of Time. It depicted the Ninjas fight against the new enemies, The Hands of Time and the Vermillion. The collectible items are the Time Blades.
Released in early 2016, the wave features seven sets based on Season 6: Skybound. It depicts, the Ninja facing off against a crew of Sky Pirates commanded by the Djinn Nadakhan. The collectible items are Djin Blades, various depictions of a weapon known as the Sword of Souls which has entrapped various members of the Ninja team. The wave introduces Cole's ghost form after becoming one in Season 5.
Various other sets have been released, including a board game from the Lego Games theme along with a number of associated buildable battle game toys. These all involve placing a Lego Minifigure on either a spinning or flying disk. The first generation of these was released in 2011–12, and incorporated a two-player battle game, involving exchanges of weapons and cards. The second generation of came in 2015, and consisted of a ripcord mechanism in order to launch the spinner into the air. The most recent release was in 2020.
Released in early 2013, consisting of just six sets, this wave is based on Season 2: The Final Battle, featuring the Ninja's battle against The Overlord and his Stone Army. The collectible items in this wave are the four Elemental Blades. The wave features Lloyd as the Golden Ninja.
In 2012, the Fire Temple set (#2507) was awarded 'Activity Toy of the Year' title at the 12th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, which is held at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.
Released in Winter 2018, 5 Spinjitzu Master sets were released to coincide with Wave 13. The sets feature a ripcord-powered spinner and one Ninja. A sixth Spinjitzu Master set featuring Lloyd was released, yet is part of the LEGO Ninjago Movie wave. The sets are based on Season 8: Sons of Garmadon.
Nya — The Gray/Maroon Ninja, Elemental Master of Water, and original Samurai X. She is the younger sister of Kai and girlfriend of Jay.
Released in Winter 2019, 6 Spinners were released to coincide with Wave 15. The sets include a spinner and one Ninja, and reintroduce the ability to customize Spinners. This feature has been absent since 2012.
In honor of the 5th anniversary of Ninjago, mid-2016 saw the release of nine sets, six of which tie directly in to the "Day of the Departed" special, though appear prominently in Season 7: The Hands of Time, featuring the Ninja fighting deceased villains who attempt to take the heroes' places amongst the living using Departed Blades. Cole's RX form debuts here, depicting his return to the corporeal with a ghostly scar and a new ability known as the Earth Punch. The other three sets continue to be based on events from Season 6.
Released in mid-2011, this wave consists of five playsets, continuing to adapt the pilot episodes of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.
The theme concerns the fictional realm of Ninjago, a place inspired by East Asian myths and culture. While featuring ancient villages, and traditional clothing, Ninjago is set in modern times, incorporating large cities with skyscrapers, as well as vehicles, large mechanized suits and other futuristic technology.
The main focus of the line is the formation and consequent exploits and trials of a group of teenage ninja, battling against the various forces of evil.
LEGO Ninjago is a Lego theme introduced in 2011. It is the first to be based on ninja since the discontinuation of the Ninja sub theme of the Castle line in 2000. Whilst it retains some elements of this previous theme, one of the main differences is a more detailed accompanying story, primarily underpinned the TV series that it's based on, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.
Released in 2011 and 2012, 30 Spinner Sets were released to coincide with Waves 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each Spinner came with one minifigure, one spinner, 5 playing cards and various weapons and spinner accessories. Weapon and Starter packs contained two minifigures and 10 playing cards.
Released in early 2019, this wave consist of the re-imagining versions of concept that used in the first 2 Seasons. The sets appeared in Season 10 as well as in some short episodes of "The Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu'', which happened after Season 9.
Cole — The Black Ninja and Elemental Master of Earth. One of the original 4 Ninja and original leader of the team.
Released in summer 2019, the wave consists of 8 sets based off of Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu. The wave contains 4 sets from each of the season's main chapters: the Fire Chapter and the Ice Chapter.
Returning to the series' Asian Mythological roots, early 2015 brought a massive wave of eleven sets based on Season 4: The Tournament of Elements. The wave introduces Master Chen and his cult of Anacondrai worshippers, along with new Elemental Masters aside from the Ninja. It also features the debut of Skylor as the Orange Ninja of Amber and Absorption and the return of Zane, now the Titanium Ninja. This time, the collectible items are Jade Blades.
Released in Summer 2015, 6 Airjitzu Flyer sets were released to coinside with Wave 9. The sets feature one ripcord-powered Airjitzu Flyer and one Ninja. The sets are based on Season 5: Possession.