Lego Ninjago Explained
Lego Ninjago is a very popular new Lego range. Here's a guide to the Ninjago universe for parents and gift-givers.
Ninjago is the name of a popular Lego franchise based on Ninjas, it includes a range of toys, the Spinjitzu game and even a new TV show. Ninjago is also the fictional setting for the range.
There's a lot to the Ninjago theme and it can be a bit confusing for parents and gift-givers so on this page we'll take you through the Ninjago universe. By the end you'll be able to have in depth conversations with boys aged 4-14 and you'll know just what to buy them for Christmas!
The Ninjago Back Story
Ninjago has a rich back story, and even a creation myth. Ninjago was created by the first Spinjitzu master (Spinjitzu is a martial art) using the four golden weapons of Spinjitzu.
When he died his two sons took responsibility for the weapons, but the older brother was consumed by darkness, he was banished to the Under World and became Lord Garmadon. The younger brother, Sensei Wu, hid the weapons and gave a map of their locations to an honest man.
The honest man's son Kai is the main hero in Ninjago. Along with his sister Nya and fellow Ninjas Zane, Jay and Cole.
Lord Garmadon cannot leave the Under World. He is represented by Samukai and the Skeleton Army.
Ninjago Fire Temple
|LEGO Ninjago Fire Temple 2507|
Spinjitzu is the martial art practiced in Ninjago. Spinjitzu is the basis for the game that is an important part of Lego Ninjago.
Mini figures are spun on spinners and battle each other. The game involves cards and winning weapons.
Spinjitzu Starter Set
|LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Starter Set 2257|
Ninjago Spinjitzu Video
The Spinjitzu starter set includes everything you need for a Spinjitzu battle including two spinners - Jay and Bonezai.
But Kai is the hero, most kids will want a Kai spinner. Though girls will like Nya his sister. Sensei Wu is also very popular.
Watch the video to see how the Spinjitzu game is played.
|LEGO Ninjago Kai 2111|
Become a master of Spinjitzu!/Spin your way to victory and become a Spinjitzu master! Quick to anger, even quicker to act and armed with his golden sword, Kai is ready to ...Only $12.99
|Lego Ninjago 2172 Nya|
bHelp Nya become a spinjitzu master!/bSpin your way to victory and become a spinjitzu master! Just as courageous as her brother Kai, Nya is able to call on her special psychic ...Only $12.99
|LEGO Ninjago Sensei Wu 2255|
LEGO Ninjago Sensei Wu (2255), master of the power of creation, is the son of the first spinjitzu master and brother of evil Lord Garmadon. Spin the ultimate Spinjitzu master ...Only $12.99
LEGO Battles Ninjago
|LEGO Battles Ninjago|
Ninjago Video Game
There's also a Lego Ninjago video game available for the Nintendo DS.
Lego Battles Ninjago is a real-time strategy game where you have to build an army of Ninja warriors. This is an indepth complex game, better suited to older Ninjago fans.
Cartoon Network TV Show
Lego Ninjago Cartoon
There's also an awesome Lego Ninjago TV movie which was shown on Cartoon Network.
Ninjago fans will enjoy the movie which is very well animated and fills in lots of the story of the Ninjago universe. My kids love to recreate scenes from shows they have watched.
Lego Ninjago Gifts
If you want to buy a Lego Ninjago themed gift for a child and you're not sure which toys they have already then a Ninjago themed gift is a good option.