Lego Ninjago Explained

by TerriRexson

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!

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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
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Fire Temple 2507

The Lego Ninjago Fire Temple is one of the main Ninjago Lego sets. It features several of the key Ninjago characters as mini figures so it makes a good starter set for recreating the Ninjago universe. 

Read more about the Lego Ninjago Fire Temple or other Lego Ninjago Sets

Looking for Ninjago Party Supplies for a Lego Ninjago Fan? We've got some great ideas for a Ninja-themed birthday party.

Spinjitzu Game

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
Only $19.99

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. 

Spinjitzu Spinners

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LEGO Battles Ninjago

Nintendo DS
LEGO Battles Ninjago
$23.81  $19.39

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. 

Lego Ninjago

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. 

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Updated: 11/13/2011, TerriRexson
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TerriRexson on 12/12/2011

@Eve Just click on the Spinjitsu Starter Set in this article.

Eve on 12/12/2011

Hey I´ve took some time to understand this story....
but I don´t know where to find the sets for the ninjas... my son is asking to give him the spinjitsu set ....where can I find it?

ohcaroline on 08/31/2011

Thanks for explaining this Ninjago stuff. I've never understood it myself.

kajohu on 08/30/2011

These look like such fun for boys (and maybe some girls) who like Legos and ninjas! Too bad my boys are grown -- they would've loved this set.

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