(Written by Nathan K. – ntk743)
Is it true? Will Ninjago really end in 2013? This question has been hanging in the air for quite some time. The answer still isn’t quite clear – at least not yet – but I do have some related news that you may find interesting, and they may serve as puzzle-pieces to the answer. 🙂
I asked a LEGO representative about the fate of Ninjago and received the answer, “To be honest, I have not heard anything like that about the ending of Ninjago. There is always room for expansion and changes, but at the moment I cannot confirm any of those ideas.” What does this mean?! I was also told this, “I can tell you that we have sets for the Ninjago line planned for the whole 2013 year.” So if Ninjago is going to end, it doesn’t seem that it would end in 2013!
Several months ago I asked a similar question and received this answer, “We do not have any confirmation that the Ninjago series will be discontinued in 2013.” Now, listen to what really is interesting, “So if you have not heard anything directly from the LEGO Group, it might not necessarily be true.” Everybody who heard this news probably never heard it directly from the LEGO Group. I heard that people got the news from Brickipedia. Have you been around the LEGO Message Board and seen headlines like “Ninjago Ending in 2013” or “Ninjago Ending”? Well, since one – or should I say hundreds – say one thing, now everyone believes it!
In the upcoming Ninjago comic-book, Warriors of Stone by Papercutz, you can see that the ninja are in some kind of outfit that has never been seen before. This book is supposed to be released on February 5th 2013, and it looks like the ninja are facing yet another villain, the stone-army, which may mean more Ninjago episodes starting in February!
I wasn’t told anything about the Ninjago sets to come, but I can say there will be a new line of LEGO Ninjago sets and Ninjago minifigures sometime in 2013, most likely in January! I’m sure we all will look forward to the new sets of Ninjago! Here is the list of the first wave if 2013 Ninjago sets:
- #70500 LEGO Ninjago Kai’s Fire Robot
- #70501 LEGO Ninjago Samurai Bike
- #70502 LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Power Drill
- #70503 LEGO Ninjago Golden Dragon
- #70504 LEGO Ninjago Garmatron
- #70505 LEGO Ninjago Temple of Light
There is one other question Ninjago fans have been asking: “When will the new Ninjago episodes start again on Cartoon Network?” I looked at CN’s website and found nothing. But I was told by a LEGO representative that the next new episode of LEGO Ninjago will air on Wednesday, September 26th at 8pm! I’m not positive that it will be aired, but let’s hope so!
So in the end, I find these bits and pieces of news very interesting and hope you enjoyed it too! Looking at it all,I don’t think LEGO Ninjago will end in 2013, but what do you think? Do you still believe that Ninjago is going to end in 2013? What Ninjago sets do you think LEGO should come out with next year? How about NRG Lloyd, the Dark Bounty, the Mega Weapon and pirates? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 🙂
Thanks for reading! I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO) and a regular contributor at theBrickBlogger. You can read my previous articles below or visit the LEGO Ninjago section for more news, reviews and discussions.
ninjago! its like the best LEGO brand EVER! 😉 if they replace it for “Legends Of Chima” 🙄 i will be so mad! 😡
I know right its madness LEGO have gone mental!
oh btw good post nathan 😉
Oh, thanks a lot! 😉
ya its really cool!
Yeah, I suppose no Lego person really said ninjago was ending in 2013.
But, you know, the next episode is called the Stone Army, and you said something like that the new episode will air this Wednesday, but that we will only see the Stone Army till Febuary 😕
Yes, I’m not really sure that a person from LEGO said that it was ending…
YES! I KNEW IT! I KNEW THAT THE NEXT EPISODE WOULD PREMIERE THEN! 😀
yay finally the next episode!
There is one thing LEGO has been consistent all these years. They always end themes like Ninjago. All themes that aren’t “evergreen” have a lifetime. I like it that way so they end on a high note.
This doesn’t mean in a few years they won’t revisit it as they have with other themes. Space Police I, II, III. Various Pirates. Dino Attack and Dinos. Aqua Raiders and Atlantis. Etc…
YES Ninjago is NOT Leaving EVER well I hope so but lets be realistic
but We can have it now! Cole Isn’t leaving yet! 🙂 HAPPY DAY!!!
I LOVE NINJAGO!!!
I LOVE IT TOO! lol! 😉
Actually there isn’t a ninjago episode on September 26 at 8:00 that’s when “The Empire Strikes Out” is, and if you don’t believe me, look at this link. http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/schedule/index.html?atclk_gn=gn_link_tvschedule
Yes that is true, but I was told by someone from LEGO that it was going ti air on Wednesday. 🙁 I just added it in though…
Actually, I am currently looking at the TV guide now, wed. 26th is Dragons: Riders of Berk. and Lego star wars is THURSDAY, and apparently, october 3rd is Dragons: Riders of berk also, this may be updated, but its what im looking at right now
Well am I stupid, I was looking at the cartoonnetwork WEST, and lego star wars is on wednesday, and a unnamed ninjago is october 3rd
You are not stupid. You made one simple mistake.
Thanks for the info, NTK! Great article! Hey Admin, does Space Marines ring a bell?
Make sure all you enter this Ninjago contest on my site! It’s easy and fun to enter! Go here: http://ninjaofninjago.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/spin-n-guess-contest-9/
LONG LIVE NINJAGO!!!!!!! IT WILL NEVER END!!!! 🙂
Shut up Tobuscus wanna be… -_-
who did you say shut up to
That was mean! Say you’re sorry! 👿
Admin, please remove NinjagoFan’s comment.
J.C., I already put him under moderation. 😐
I emailed Lego and they told me the episode The Stone Army aired August 29th…
In case you haven’t heard but one of the Lego workers already comfirmed that Ninjago will discontinue in 2012 DUH!!!!
Where have you been Admin?
I think that they might be just stopping the spinners. Because, there will be no spinners in 2013, and LOC will have something similer in 2013, and if LOC continues, I think It will only replace the spinners 😉
you don’t have to be rude. but if they do, they would lose tons of money no? but my mom suggested maybe they dont have the financial resources to do it. so maybe it’s just the episodes?
Ninjago will have its last wave of sets (mentioned in this post) and then it will be officially replaced by Legends of Chima. Find all the information you need on 2013 LEGO sets and themes at BrickExtra! (http://brickextra.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/updated-2013-set-list/
I agree, though I guess Ninjago is technically “not ending” in 2013 since there will be that one mentioned wave, but there won’t be anything else (except maybe an exclusive) – earlier we heard from a LEGO Rep who said Ninjago would be on the shelves through 2013 but that will be the end. 😉
I decided to let Nathan’s post play out. Yes, Kevin Hinkle (he works for LEGO) clearly said that Ninjago will not continue beyond 2013, however it is true that a lot of people interpreted this as Ninjago ending in early 2013. So Nathan does make some good points and provides evidence for those who believed the Ninjago is ending early next year.
There is obvously another wave of sets in early 2013 (perhaps even available by the end of this year), and LEGO will continue to make those available till the end of the year. I wouldn’t be surprized if even a summer wave of sets would be added.
Kevin did not say anything about new episodes in either way. Obviously this season of episodes will play out, but if there is a wave after that nobody knows. At least no LEGO representative said anything about that. 😉
When I heard Ninjago’s ending in 2013 I thought it meant early in 2013 and I think many many others did too!
Of course, we still don’t know for sure it’s going to end in the beginning 2014, even though he said it doesn’t mean it’s true… 2014 is a long ways away so now one can be sure what LEGO’s thinking, maybe even LEGO doesn’t know what will become of Ninjago!
But I say let’s enjoy this new year of Ninjago and let’s end this talk about Ninjago in the future! I’m getting kinda tired of telling soooo many people that it’s not ending in 2013! LOL! 😆
Let’s just enjoy this new year of LEGO Ninjago! 😉
OMG! I’m so happy that there is a possibility that Ninjago will stay!
It’s just not smart of TLG to end NINJAGO. It makes sense that The Legend of Chima would replace the spinners (see NRG Pythor’s comment several replies above) since they are not popular, but the NINJAGO cartoon is.
i like the idea of more episodes & sets, but we need to get through chima so there can be a different theme after that too!
Ninjagofan you’re not being nice so please “be nice” 😕 : 🙄
I want more spinners! I literally don’t like the ninjago sets! The spinners rule!
I personally like the sets. Then again i don’t have any spinners…
i just dont care for the sets the spinners…..if i see one i but it!
ok that comment i put doesnt make sence!
It would be really cool if they gave more spinners! But no one really knows what going to happen with the sets and spinners!
EPISODE. NOW. PLEASE. LEGO.
CAPITALS. THEN. FULL. STOPS.
maybe in october episode 20 would be on
I think thats whats going to happen 😉
Here it is, the season Final! 🙂 p.s. im the three used to be people
final part: the ultimate battle part 1
???: What the heak Mariah doing?
???: I don’t know, duh…
???: Shut up, Jackson.
Kaitie: Never mind… |:(
Mariah: (hit) Mandie (hit) is (hit) evil (hit) but (hit) turn (hit) Zane (hit) into (hit) a (hit) Froslass, (hit) THAT (HIT) ME (HIT) MAD!!!!
Mariah broke the punching bag
Jackson: Huh? What?
Kaitie & George: Your stupid.
Jackson: Oh. o-O
George: Where’s Jackson?
Mariah: WHAT D- oh sorry. O.O
Zane: It is ok.
Jay came into the training room
Jay & Jackson: ♪ Zane and Mariah sittingin a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G!♪
Zane & Mariah: SHUT UP, JAY!
Jay & Jackson: Sorry.
Jackson: Hiya, Mariah!
George: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!?
Zane: Kaitie? George?
George: Hi Zane.
Mariah: Wait, you know them?
Kaitie: Zane known us since in his dream.
George: For once, she’s right!
George: Is Zane ok…
Mandie: Well hello.
coming soon… part 2 of The Ultimate Battle
Well what do u think
NEW NINJAGO ON SATURDAY ON OKTO (Kennethoon has another Ninjago chaneel ad he isgoing to upload it there)
IS THAT LLOYD’S MOTHER?
Yeah, it seems like that’s Lloyd’s mom. At least that’s what I read on Ninjago forums. 😉
The way she held Lloyd was a motherly way. At least we now know that Lloyd isn’t adopted!
I really really love ninjago as you guy’s
This is really the ultimate battle who will win, Mariah or Mandie.
Mariah: I’M GOING TO KILL YOU WHAT YOU DID!!!
Can I post names for my fan characters? If so, here they are.
Chronicle, Ninja of Time and Space
Charlotte, Ninja of Water
Xavier, Ninja of Sand
Chima, Ninja of Sound
Kasumi, Ninja of Light
Ayane, Ninja of Darkness
Ryu, Ninja of Gravity
Stone, Ninja of Shadows
Aki, Ninja of Nature
Smoke, Ninja of Air
Izuna, Ninja of Creation and Destruction
Skye, Ninja of Weather
Yinya, Ninja-panda of energy
Droma, Ninja of the beast
Steve, Ninja of Steve
Bob, Ninja of Spirit
Rage, Ninja/martial artist of Rage
????, Ninja of the Future
Shigeru, the Golden Samurai
Kat, Samurai of Stone
????, Samurai of the web/internet
Blaine, zombie warrior
Ghost, morphing ghost guide
The Detective, savage beast
The heroic knight, traitor to his/her kind
Oishi, other worldly ninja
The Dark/Evil Ninja
Also, tribes, he Insani and the Hollows
And Lloyd’s mum is called Masako
Colours and suits
Chron: Dark Blue and ZX
Charlotte: Pink and ZX
Xavier: Sandy-yellow and ZX
Chima: Orange and ZX
Kasumi: Gold and ZX
Ayane: Dark Purple and ZX
Ryu: Black and cancelled LEGO Universe armor
Stone: A dark greyish colour and kimono (like Sensei)
Aki: Different colours for each part of body, part tree and ZX
Izuna: Goldy-yellow and PWR/Kimono suit
Smoke: Light purple and ZX
Skye: Peach and ZX
Yanyi/Yinya: Black and white and panda suit
Droma: Wears a dark black hoodie and tracksuit bottoms
Steve: Camo. and regular
Bob: Not sure
Rage: Crimson Red, wears no mask unless stealth missions and ZX
???? (Begins with Z): Silver and wears LEGO Racers-like armor above suit
Shigsy: Well, gold.
Not sure on any other samurai
Blaine wears a jacket and cap, black and red.
Yaiba is like a droid from SW but has a brown, slightly burnt cape
Ghost like LEGO SW Ghost colours
The detective: Sherlock Holmes young
Knight: Dragon Knight-ish
Oishi: Not sure
Not sure on villains
There already is a golden ninja you (***). It’s Lloyd! He won the final battle lol. Your mouth (***)
ME: because i am The Ultimate Spinjitzu Master
(***) = censored by admin due to inappropriate content
Easy there… rude comments are not allowed here. This is a safe community. Treat others as you would like to be treated. This is not YuTube. 😐
Look at the pictures at the bottom.
Does anybody know when the next episode of ninjago coming out?
Yes, October 3rd! 😉
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=1J3mvfMPO3k here is the trailer of the new episode ninjago continues 🙂
I’ve seen it. It’s out in Singapore.
really? i did not,
you should come out with:
mabey even some alive anacondi from a different island
nah no dark bounty they already have the original bounty and it would be too similar at least thats my reasoning
I think you may be being a bit optimistic there… A lot of people DID hear about Ninjago’s conclusion directly from TLG, specifically from Kevin Hinkle, the community coordinator for the North American market. He stated at the event BricksCascade in Portland, Oregon earlier this year that Ninjago was not going to continue in 2013. After pressed for answers from many people, he double-checked and realized that he had been incorrect. The theme -had- been planned to end in 2012, but after extremely strong performance, it was extended and would have at least one more wave in 2013.
The news that there will be sets through 2013 seems promising at first glance, but it should be noted that LEGO representatives have given similar answers in the past for discontinued themes. They are not incorrect or deliberately trying to be misleading when they say that, but they tend to mean this in that sets will remain on store shelves throughout this time, not that there will be new sets coming out consistently throughout the year.
It’s also possible (and I hope this is not the case) that the next wave is the final wave, but TLG will be splitting it into two waves for the U.S. like they did with the Power Miners and Atlantis themes’ final waves.
Since then, most messages have been mixed, but we recently got news that essentially confirms that the TV show, at least, will be ending: “LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu: The Complete Series” is scheduled for a DVD and Blu-Ray release in early 2013(http://ninja.brickcraft.me/wiki/News:Upcoming_Ninjago_DVDs_Announced ). This is not possible unless the TV series is ending.
I’m a big fan of Ninjago, but truth be told I do not mind if it is ending in 2013. It really feels like the TV show is moving towards a true conclusion this season, presumably culminating in the final battle between Lloyd and his father. And I appreciate a good conclusion. Better to end it when the writers intended than to drag it on with tacked-on story arcs until it stops being successful and has to be hastily wrapped up. In my opinion here’s nothing wrong with a story being short as long as it is [i]complete[/i], and it feels like Ninjago will indeed be wrapped up in a satisfactory way.
By the way, great article. When I was a KFOL I doubt I could have organized my thoughts quite so well (even today, as you can see, I tend to ramble).
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there were only pirates for 3 episodes
We have heard from a very reliable source at LEGO, LEGO Employee that Ninjago will not be extended beyond 2013.
Hey, Jason, nice to have you over! 🙂
If you are referring to Kevin, yes we heard the same thing from him. However as Nathan mentions in the article he also talked with other employees who mentioned otherwise. So at this point there is no agreement amongst even LEGO employees, which makes it hard to know for sure.
I’m pretty positive 2013 will be the last year for Ninjago, at the same time Nathan does make some good points worth discussing. 😉
True! One person is saying one thing and another is saying something else! It’s all very confusing!
The Brick Show, I love your show and your reviews, but there is no confirmation as of right now that the Ninjago line will be discontinued beyond 2013, at least that’s what Lego said when ntk reached out to them. Plus, I would not find it reasonable to “make space” for another line that would discontinue such a successful theme. Ninjago is one of the most popular themes of Lego, and I don’t see any reason to cancel it. Ninjago has a huge fanbase, and is a main theme for Lego, and atleast right now, there is no reason to abruptly end a huge line that is loved by so many. I think that Ninjago will be here with us for atleast the next 365 days and so forward.
GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ GUYZ THE NEW NINJAGO EPISODE’S AIRING Onnn….. oh. So you guys already know. Mkay.
Yeah, OCTOBER 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although it is coming on at 7:30 p.m. instead of 8:00.
Why cartoon network did that confuses me. 😕
I really hope I the Ninjago series not be discontinued in 2013.
i’m girl and i big fan of Ninjago!
Actually, the news comes from an article on BZPower; Brickipedia (and every other LEGO site in the world..) just reported it.
picturs of ninjago 2013 set!!
first picturs available!
I don’t think Ninjago will end in 2013. The new series is great. i am up to the episode of Temple of Light and I can’t to build it.
I would like to see Lord Garmadon go good.
episode 24 super
in youtube ninjago ep 24 new ninjas
name ep 24 tick tock
ninjago ep 24 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKPnTcca8po
im an ass
read this in the mirror gnik afos
Ninjago Is One Of My Favorite Shows I Hope It Goes On A Few More Years
It will. But you’ll have to wait a year. It’s coming back in 2014.
I don`t get it.Why would they do that?:(
All of the things that is old and didn’t come out yet!
What things that are old?
Everything that is old and new that didn’t come out yet!
OH MY GOODNESS! EPISODE 24 IS TODAY! AHHHHHH!
well… 2013 is the end of lego NINJAGO…
well… 2013 is the end of lego NINJAGO
Nope. It’s coming back in 2014.
it will end around march….:(
I realy hope your kidding.
im the GOLDEN NINJA! jk lol i trolled u. Admin, is my name good? Skales failed to get out of the stone army tomb before the gate closed.
This is some episc lego
LEGO IS EPIC NOT LEGO BUT NINJAGO BY TAQI 🙂 G>
I hope that ninjago will not be stoping because i love the show and the sets and alot of people like the ninjago sets
NOOOO DONT END NINJAGO PLZ! Your to AWESOME! :'(
DO NOT STOP NINJAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!! : (
The only way Ninjago will end is if they suddenly lose the number of fans. Which i don’t see happening anytime soon, so……yeah. Tomarrow im calling LEGO anyways, hopefully i can get some good news.
NO PLZ O PLZ O PLEASE O PLEASE DONT END NINJAGO ITS 1/2 OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS AND MY FAVORITE LEGO I WATCH NINIJAGO ALLLLL THE TIME PLEASE DONT END :(!!!!!!!!
SEE IM UP AT 12:00 IN THE MORNING BECAUSE IM FIGHTING FOR SOMETHING I LOVE SOOOOO MUCH I HOPE LEGO DIRECTORS AND ALL ARE READING THIS WHOES WITH ME? LETS CAUSE AN UPROAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
DON’T LET LEGO NINJAGO END!!!!! I wan’t to know what happens to Loyd,Misako,and Garmadon. And what about Jay and Nya,do they get married.Or do the snakes escape somehow I need to know!!
no way if ninjago ends i will be dead meat serisly
ninjago is to important to lose i am just a 11 year old. i need legos. but chima is EPIC. ps lloyd is AWSOME
my favorite ninja order
zane lloyd jay cole kia
What happens next?A new powerful evil army?The next big challenge for the ninja?Dont make the last episode be episode 26!Please!
Don`t end it!Keep Lego Ninjago alive!
The comet that said Matthew Vanfleet was actsuly sopposed to say Matthew Soriano.That`s my mom`s fault.
Do NOT cancel Ninjago! It’s awesome! I am the Ultimate Biggest Ninjago Fan EVER Master!
NRG Lloyd is the gold ninja, the Dark Bounty is destiny’s bounty, the Pirates are minor villains, and the mega weapon might come in a later set.
I hear its continuing in 2014!
What date and are you SERIOUS?!?!
I think they would, bit considering how popular it is they won’t!:D
Believe me, I’m like a evil genius.;)