Lots of LEGO Ninjago news today, so let’s start with first things first: the 2014 LEGO Ninjago sets have been officially released, so now you can go to the Online LEGO Shop (and as well as LEGO stores) to pick them up. Finally! They should also be available at all LEGO retailers. Expect these to sell out quickly as Ninjago fans have been starving for new sets for a year now! 🙂
The LEGO Ninjago website has been completely redesigned and now focuses on the 2014 LEGO Ninjago season. First of all there is another new trailer (you can see the previous trailers here), which gives us more clues about the new season, so we can further discuss what’s coming. Exciting?
Secondly, the updated LEGO Ninjago website features all the 2014 Ninjago sets, so if you want to take a good look before making a purchase, you can see them all under the Products tab. The Online LEGO Shop also has excellent close-up pictures of the new Ninjago sets; you can see those here.
One of the most interesting sections of the new Ninjago website is the Characters section. You can learn all about the 2014 Ninjago characters like Cyrus Borg, General Cryptor, and P.I.X.A.L., as well as the evil droids like the Nindroid Drones, Nindroid Warriors, and one fun character Min-Droid. And of course the bios for Sensei Wu, Sensei Garmadon, Nya and the ninja have also been updated (also listed below for your convenience).
➡ SENSEI GARMADON: Garmadon is the brother of Sensei Wu. As a young man, he was bitten by The Great Devourer and became Lord Garmadon. Merciless and sinister, he became an enemy of Sensei Wu and the ninja team. It was only when the Overlord was defeated that Garmadon was freed from the darkness. He no longer believes in violence of any kind, and is focused on trying to raise his son, Lloyd, the right way. But is he really reformed, and can he stick to being peaceful in the face of the Nindroid threat?
➡ LLOYD: Lloyd Garmadon is happy that his father is free of the Overlord’s influence. But after so many years apart, it is a lot of work getting used to being father and son again. On top of that, Lloyd’s gold ninja power has made him a target of the Digital Overlord and a potential danger to the world. Lloyd sometimes misses being just a normal boy, but when you’re the golden ninja, it’s hard to just go out and play catch with Dad (you wind up throwing the ball straight through tree trunks).
➡ COLE: Cole is the ninja of Earth. He is disciplined, responsible, strong and a good planner. In the past, he has had a big job to do keeping his more emotional teammates under control. But now he is more relaxed and willing to let others take the lead sometimes. Cole always tries to keep his feet on the ground, even when he is doing Spinjitzu.. Kai jokes that Cole is the only ninja he’s ever heard of who brings a book to battles, so he won’t get bored. Cole was a student at the Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts as a dancer … for two days. Cole likes all kinds of climbing: Rock climbing, cave climbing, tree climbing and dragon climbing … whatever that is! Cole’s favorite color is actually orange … but don’t tell anyone. When Cole was a child his friends jokingly called him Cole Bucket.
➡ JAY: Jay is the ninja of Lightning, a talented inventor with a crazy sense of humor and a huge crush on Nya. He loves all the new technology around today, although his efforts to take it apart and figure it out have led to more than a few explosions. He even has a Cyrus Borg poster on the wall of his room. Although the ninja have been through many fearsome fights, Jay is still the same fast-talking adventurer he has always been. Even Nindroids cannot get this ninja down. But he can sometimes make his teammates crazy! When Jay uses his electrical powers to his fullest, he creates 1.21 gigawatts. Jay once invented a Spinjitzu powered slingshot … but it back fired. Sometimes Jay wakes up in his sleep because he accidentally zaps himself. Jay’s favorite dancing style is electric boogie. Jay and Nya once went dancing on a date, but it spun out of control.
➡ KAI: Kai is the ninja of Fire, and though he is a hero now, he came from humble beginnings. His father was a trusted ally of Sensei Wu and the two adventured together for many years. Wu would later hide the map showing the locations of the Four Weapons of Spinjitzu in his friend’s blacksmith shop. Kai was the last member recruited for the team by Sensei Wu and the last to achieve his full potential (which happened when he saved Lloyd from the belly of an active volcano!) He can be hot-headed and impatient, but is trying to control that. For the first two months of his life his parents called him Ash. Kai once by accident forged a weapon called a ‘Swingana’ … Part yo-yo part sword. It was not a big success. When Kai uses his elemental power in a vehicle, it gets powered up and engulfed in flames … which is why flying a hang glider is a bad idea. Once Kai singed off his eyebrows with the sword of fire. But no one noticed because he painted the back on with a black marker. When Kai’s sister Nya was a baby, he used to juggle hammers to entertain her. When he dropped one on his foot she laughed the hardest.
➡ ZANE: Zane is the ninja of Ice. He was known in his village for being able to sit at the bottom of a freezing lake for an incredibly long time (something it turns out he was able to do because he is a robot). Although being a machine has not changed his friendships with his teammates, it does sometimes make him feel different and a little lonely. Zane’s blueprints end up being used to create the Nindroid army, which inspires him to fight this new foe even harder. While still very logical and practical, meeting P.I.X.A.L. causes him to feel all new emotions.
➡ NYA: Nya is Kai’s sister and has proven herself to be a hero many times. When the ninja team first formed, she had a hard time getting into the action. She was never trained in Spinjitzu, but still wanted to be part of the adventure. By disguising herself as Samurai X, she showed she was just as capable as Kai or any of the others. She is now a valued member of the team, capable of taking charge in a crisis. Nya has always wanted a chance to make a real difference in a fight – she is about to get her wish. Nya’s first version of her Samurai X mech was blue … which is her favorite color. Nya has the high score in ‘Fist to Face 2’ but she keeps it a secret because she doesn’t want to upset her brother. Nya’s bracelet originally belonged to her mother. When Nya was two years old, she always slept with a plush dragon she called Sparky. Jay’s Mother Edna has a photograph of Nya and Jay in her wallet. Jay is still looking for it … he must have lost it somehow.
➡ GENERAL CRYPTOR: General Cryptor is the robotic leader of the Nindroid army, and a servant of the Digital Overlord. Unlike the Nindroids, who rarely speak, Cryptor talks all the time. He loves to taunt and insult his foes in battle, and has even been known to criticize his own troops (saying they are as stealthy as a herd of hungry yaks). Cryptor’s emotional programming is also more advanced than that of the Nindroids, and his quick temper can be used against him. Cryptor dismisses the ninja as a serious threat to his army. That may be a mistake that comes back to haunt both him and the Digital Overlord.
➡ CYRUS BORG: A skilled and imaginative inventor, Cyrus Borg saw the damage done to NinjagoCity by the battle with the Overlord as an opportunity. He rebuilt the place as New Ninjago City, packed with high technology upgrades, and built the Borg Industries complex right on the site of the Overlord’s defeat. Borg’s successes have been many, but his few failures have been spectacular as well (the electronic papercut carving set, the electric bath mat, the nuclear toothbrush, the turbo-jet powered, sub-orbital golf cart, etc.). “When I make a mistake, I make a big one!” he has been known to say.
➡ NINDROIDS & NINDROID WARRIORS: Nindroids are high-tech fighting machines manufactured based upon the blueprints of Zane. But they are the next generation of artificial warriors, stronger, faster, and more agile than Zane has ever been. In addition, they have cloaking abilities that let them turn invisible. This mechanical army serves the Digital Overlord. Where Zane is able to feel friendship and more, Nindroids have no emotions. They are completely cold and totally focused on accomplishing their mission. Nindroids cannot be reasoned with or frightened off and they will only do strategic retreats if it seems that defeat is inevitable.
➡ MIN-DROID: “Min-Droid” is a nickname given by General Cryptor to a small version of a Nindroid. Cryptor jokes that the manufacturing process must have run short of metal, which would explain Min-Droid’s size. Min-Droid is different from standard Nindroids in ways besides his height – for example, he is very sensitive about his appearance and quick to anger when insulted. Although miniature, Min-Droid is still dangerous. The ninja would be smart not to underestimate this robot.
➡ P.I.X.A.L.: P.I.X.A.L. (Primary Interactive X-ternal Assistant Life-form) is Cyrus Borg’s android assistant. When she first meets the ninja, she is under the influence of the Digital Overlord and uses her skills to copy the plans for Zane so the Nindroids can be built. She is cold and mechanical and incapable of any feeling for anyone. P.I.X.A.L. is actually the 16th model in her line, the first 15 having malfunctioned due to a faulty thermo-coil and a malfunctioning AIE-ES (artificial intelligence enhancer-emotion suppressor) chip. Borg was able to fix the coil, but the chip problem has not been completely solved.
Personally I’m very excited about the ninja/nindroid mesh-up of the story. It is fresh, interesting, and exciting. Can’t wait for the episodes to start! What do you think? How do you like the 2014 LEGO Ninjago sets? Have you gotten any of them yet? And have you checked out the new website? What about the latest trailer? Any new interesting details that you have noticed? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below. 😉
And you might also like to check out the LEGO Ninjago section for more news, reviews, videos and discussions. Or select from the posts below:
i cant wait till the tv series starts, I may get the sets for Christmas(mostly the limited edition one)
CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHEN IT STARTS?! ADMIN? ANYONE??? :/ 🙁
The last line of P.I.X.A.L’s bio is a ridiculously blatant Chekhov’s Trait…
By the way admin, I suppose you should cancel the Hero Factory post. Turns out the pictures were leaks. Besides, they’re heavily outdated, considering Eurobricks have got a few of them reviewed already…
And it is at times like this, with Brickset, Eurobricks and even The New Elementary, a blog focusing on new LEGO Pieces, posting reviews of 2014 sets, that really makes me wish I get to review a 2014 set from the CEE team here in The BrickBlogger…
Fikko, your post is actually scheduled for next week. The images were from Wal-Mart, so there is no harm posting them; they are not marked confidential. As far as I know few of our readers are members of EuroBricks, so for them this is fresh news. And your personal view on the sets is what creates value, not imitating what everybody else does.
In addition, please remember that TBB is NOT a news site. We are LEGO fans and bloggers, discussing the LEGO hobby. Although we may talk about new LEGO sets from time to time when something is particularly interesting for our community (like those wacky LEGO Movie sets!), I definitely don’t want to flood TBB with news and rumors. There are plenty of other websites for that.
As far as reviews, I prefer to focus on techniques and tutorials. Again, there are other websites (and not to speak of the huge number of YouTubers) providing standard reviews. This whole idea of constantly looking into the future and what comes next is just not what TBB is about, nor is it a philosophy that I believe in. It creates a constant state of dissatisfaction with what we already have and a yearning for something more and different. That’s not a fulfilling way to live, nor is it something I want to promote.
There are plenty of current LEGO sets to explore. The beauty of LEGO is that it is a creative medium we can use to learn, grow and express ourselves. There is really no need to constantly talk about new LEGO sets. Especially the ones that are not even available. Sometimes LEGO does ask us to write a review on some of their upcoming products and we will of course do that to help their promotion. But other than that I’m not about to turn TBB into a news and rumors site. I prefer to keep a healthy balance between important news so our readers know what’s happening, and focusing on the creative and educational aspect of the hobby. 😉
Ah, I see. That was…Profound.
LOL! Wasn’t my intention, but when you are a blogger it is important to keep focus. Otherwise it is very-very easy to get distracted. There is pretty much unlimited directions a blog/blogger can go. But being all over the place, or doing exactly what everybody else is doing is usually not the best way to create a blog that is helpful to readers. 😉
The purple creepy-face that is on the trailer is the digital overlord!
Now I’m too excited!!! 😀
I can wait to get some sets!!!!
Can’t wait any longer till the new episodes 🙂 not long to go!
Has sensai Wu turned evil, or did he decide that he looked to old with the white beard.
Anyone know, I am desperate. :X
i think maybe he wants to be disguised with the nindroids…
he could not have turned evil because the description said that he is now directing the ninjas to fight evil…
Thought you might like to know that 1.21 gigawatts (Jay’s full output) is:
power required to operate the flux capacitor in the DeLorean DMC-12 time machine
1.3 × power output of a CANDU nuclear reactor
0.6 × Hoover dam power
0.6 × electric power production of the largest planned photovoltaic power plant (Ordos Solar Project)
power output of a typical commercial single-unit nuclear power plant
American households supplied by this power: 400000
(credit to wolfram alpha)
Not perfectly correct with the first point. BTTF’s Time-Traveling DMC DeLorean uses 1.21 Jiggowatts, a fictional unit since no one have thought about Gigawatts during the 1980s, but it’s the same amount, sort of.
i am wondering why sensie wu looks like one of the Nindroids. @:)
I wonder too many things :p
Perhaps Sensei Wu gets possessed by nindroid technology, if you read his bio, it spares details
I really like the new theme song from the Fold and I will soon buy it! is it on iTunes yet? and does anyone know what its called? also me and my sis will definitely be buy practically all these sets! and I mean all of them! this season I bet will be the most epic! not the funniest but I can tell there will be action in every episode (like usual) can’t wait! only 16 more days left! if you don’t count today! 😎 Ninjago=AWESOMENESS! 🙄
I asked the Fold if it was the new theme song and they said that it was just new music that was coming out with the 3rd season
I noticed all waves, except for the Skeleton sets, have had at least one small evil mini figure. 😀
hey everyone: How many ninjago game cards do you have? (including character cards) I have 150!! 😀
I know you have more than me! I haven’t used my spinners or cards for a while, the are sitting in a box in the corner
I know you have more than me! I haven’t used my spinners or cards for a while, they are sitting in a box in the corner
Oops double post :p
Same here, I think I need to get my spinners out, they are gathering dust
NOO!I just read the last post and I’m having a heart attack!I don’t get why they would just move it back like that.My sisters and my brother have put up with me talking about it for the past MONTH.(Well,one of my sisters more than anyone.)Now I have to wait ’til Janurary. *Screams into a pillow*But then again,maybe there’ll be a marathon leading up to the season premere.That would actually be a great way to start the New Year.There’s one thing that SERIOUSLY bothers me though.On the post before this one I saw them talkin about Nya crushing on Cole.(He’s mine!)So yeah.I think the whole P.I.X.A.L thing threw me for a loop.Let’s just say,I was NOT expecting that.
Gotta go.Someone is threatening to unplug my computer…
Well, LEGO’s idea was to create suspense by doing it, and so far it seems to be working. :S
You Bet it’s working!!!! I’m so frustrated!!!!!!!!
You kidding me, right?
That’s look awful!
The old seasons was better.
I’m sorry about that,
But that’s how I think…
Um… Has anyone seen the character videos? They give glimpses of future episodes…
I must say that Nya’s character video was particularly interesting… I almost thought for a second that SHE HAD A CRUSH ON COLE!!
Please watch and tell me it’s just a paranoid nightmare. (0_0)
That bugged me too. 🙁 NYA, PLEASE DON’T LEAVE JAAAY!!
LOL! Love your name!
yep! sweet name! (haven’t used this face in a long time)
It doesn’t seem right that Nya has a crush on Cole (if she does). Please Nya don’t leave Jay, I’m begging you. I prefer in RotS when Jay and Nya had a crush on each other
I don’t think Nya loves Cole sorry I’ve seen half of episode 27 spoiler alert
A YouTube channel C Cavanaugh
This is really interesting, but the sets left me under the impression that P.I.X.A.L. was good, but the bio contradicts this theory. :s
P.I.X.A.L is a mixture of good and evil. When she is bad she is under the influence of the overlord virus. (yep it is the overlord)
Anyone else think that Overlord is Makuta? They’re both evil entities that re-occur in multiple lego realities, and Makuta was able to move his spirit to a different body each time he was defeated. It would make sense that when his head got crushed by a moon in 2010 his spirit still managed to escape to a different world. Not to mention, Makuta was constantly creating new forces of evil (Bohrok, Rhakshi, Visorak) just like Overlord (Skeletons, Snakes, Stone Warriors). When his dragon form was destroyed by Lloyd, he merely had to move his spirit to another body, this time a mechanical one.
Darkon, now, that is a very-very interesting idea! Actually really brilliant! LEGO fans would love a cross-theme character apperance like that, and it is not the first time that LEGO has done something like that. So let’s see! 😛
Remember, Ogel of Alpha Team was Knight Kingdom II’s Vladek’s relative…
P.I.X.E.L looks like she’s challenging us to a duel… time to get my game on!
I will fight beside you! Let’s do this!! I will fight for my nindroid, Zane!!!
Sorry accidentally sent that! They released the images for Night of the Nindroid and The Phantom Ninja!! They are shocking!
The Papercutz website or Amazon but the description on Amazon is wrong
Is December 15th the date for when the first episode airs?
if check out the Lego freakgeek’s youtube channel, they have apparently liked ninjago episode 27 the surge its not fake check it out. OMG so funny shame the first ten minutes are only displayed
hey everyone- so ya know how I said that I have 150 ninjago battle cards? well my cousin gave me his so now I have 195 battle cards!! (there are quite a lot of doubles and some triples) but the deck is so big! (I also have 32 character cards)
Nice! The artwork on the cards is excellent. I have a much smaller collection but I really like them. Maybe you can trade some of your doubles for more unique ones. 😉
I was wrong Nya and Cole might like each other this is a scene from episode 28
This is what happens in the scene
Cole: Hey Nya, How are our kids?
Nya: Our kids? Why would we have kids? We are not even married, yet alone…..
Cole: I meant our students weirdo. Since we left the school I’m worried about them.
Nya: Oh, Darreth’s looking after them. You know Cole, you don’t get the kindness you deserve
Cole: What do you mean?
Nya: I mean you always put others before yourself. I know the others get all the attention, I just want you to know that your a good guy.
Cole: Uh don’t tell Jay
The two flirt and hold hands
Jay: Tell me what?
Nya and Cole quickly stop holding hands.
Kai: Ha, oh I hope I didn’t interrupt anything, ’cause we are here
End of scene, this is not fake it’s from the show
Oh dear lord.That can’t be good.I’m having a major freak out moment.Please,please,PLEASE,tell me you’re joking!!!!!!!!!!(Even if you aren’t,maybe that’s not part of the show.)It’s kind of freaking me out…(O_O)
My apologies this is totally real from the show, episode 28.
*Mimicking Kai on episode 19 after the “skeletons”take Nya*NOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Really?! Awww man!!! I liked Nya & Jay together! 🙁
Me too, its really confusing because episode 27 Nya is not interested in Cole whatsoever and then in episode she reveals some feelings, first to Misako and then to Cole. Also in episode 28 the location of where Nya puts her samurai gear is revealed. The episode left me biting my nails
Gahhhh! Spoilers! “closes eyes”
New episodes up!!!!!!
Can anyone PLEASE TELL ME when Ninjago starts back? Next year? Next week? Anything?? 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁
It supposed to be on the 18th of this month, but then there has been also rumors it is getting delayed until January. But it is either this month of next month for sure. 😉
Thank you. 🙂 Has there been any commercials on CN that say it comes on the 18th? If there hasn’t then its probably delayed. 🙁 they would have given us the date for after the sneak peak and marathon though. :/
I really hate to be the bearer of bad news,but while I was watching the marathon that had come on this past Saturday, they showed a sneak peek for the new season. Afterwards they only gave us,”Ninjago:Masters of Spinjitzu.Coming 2014.”
On the sneak peek they showed the picture thing that holds the title. I looke really closely. It freaked me out because it was a picture of the shore of the Island of Darkness.Is it possible that this season will eventually come back to that place, or am I just being REALLY paranoid?I know that this last part has nothing to do with the new season. But I was watching episode 20 the other day.You know how they show Ninjago split in half? Well, I recognized it as the Ying-Yang symbol.Not only that, but if you look really close, near the bottom there were white dots that looked like eyes.Then the way the sides were swirled made it look like it was dragons. The black one must’ve been the Overlord and the golden one was the First Spinjitzu Master.
Sorry.This was SUPER long,but I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it what I discovered. (Yeah.I’m a Ninjago geek.)
I am contemplating watching the episodes on YouTube or waiting… Don’t worry I’m a super Ninjago geek!!
I’ve heard rumors about Summer 2014……..:(
Take it from me.Don’t watch them on YouTube or else the suspense of the new season will die out.I leaned that from experience a long time ago.I would just wait.
That’s a sage advice. 🙂
Me too, a year ago this guy uploaded Ninjago eps 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 early. I watched them, but then I wasn’t excited when they showed them on TV.
*Turning red with laughter*Hahaha.LEARNED not leaned.Auto-correct FAIL!!!!!!
I usually watch Ninjago in the recorded stuff,I didn’t know if its delayed on 18th or January.I watch CN too