During the Halloween weekend Cartoon Network aired the one-time TV special, LEGO Ninjago: Day of the Departed. This more than 40 minutes long special takes place after LEGO Ninjago Season Six: Skybound. If you missed the special on Cartoon Network, you can watch it below. So grab your popcorn, settle in your comfest chair, and enjoy the show! 🙂
LEGO Ninjago: Day of the Departed follows the ninja as they commemorate their ancestors and fallen friends on a sacred holiday. They visit the Ninjago Museum of History to buy some lanterns for the occasion, and learn about the museum’s new exhibit, the Hall of Villainy. The exhibit contains life-size mannequins of the major villains fought by the Ninja over the years, including Samukai, Pythor, Kozu, Cryptor, Chen and Morro. The ninja divide for their own personal memorials: Lloyd and Misako commemorate Garmadon at the Corridor of Elders, where he made his sacrifice to defeat Chen’s army; Kai and Nya remember their mother and father at their blacksmith shop; Zane remembers his father in Birchwood Forest, where a giant ice statue of him stands; Jay goes to spend time with his mom and dad at their junkyard; and Wu goes to his old monastery to remember his father. In the meantime, Cole sets off to settle his debt with Yang, and everything turns to the unexpected…
This was an awesome LEGO Ninjago special, isn’t it? In the early days of the LEGO Ninjago series a new episode aired each week at the same time, which caused a lot of anticipation and excitement. Unfortunately, in following years the episodes got so widely spread out with such unpredictable release dates, that even dedicated Ninjago fans started missing out on episodes, and even giving up on following the series. So from this perspective I think it was good to switch over to one long special, rather than having another chopped up season. The next LEGO Ninjago title is called LEGO Ninjago: Hands of Time. At this point it’s not clear if this is going to be another one-time TV special or a full season. But we can be fairly certain that the saga will continue in some form or another until the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie scheduled for September 22nd 2017. We will just have to wait and see. In the meantime you can also check out the newly released LEGO Ninjago sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How did you like LEGO Ninjago: Day of the Departed? Anything interesting stood out for you in this TV-special? And what do you think will come next? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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