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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Thanks, I could not find it!
You’re very welcome! Enjoy the show! Please note though that it is likely the video will be taken down at some point, so watch it while you can! 🙂
The next season of Ninjago “Hands of Time” has officially been confirmed to be Ninjago’s seventh season, with the season exploring the story of Kai and Nya’s parents. The main antagonists of the season will be an army of “Vermillion” or snake-humanoid soldiers. Some of the villain minifigures as well as the new Ninja Fusion suit minifigures have now been surfacing on Ebay. Hope this helps! 😛
Thanks, Davyd. That’s super interesting. Looking forward to the next season. I’m going to check out hose listings on eBay too! 🙂
A great episode for sure; I was able to see it on Wednesday. I am glad Morro came back good, as he ended before, and Chen is still hilarious. The issue with the episode I see is Cryptor: as a robot, he technically doesn’t have a spirit that can be brought back, and I thought that anyways he was only reprogrammed for Cyrus Borg’s security force, and wasn’t departed. I could be wrong though, as I haven’t watched the Rebooted/T.o.E. episodes recently (the T.o.E should start next week on LEGO.com/Ninjago).
@Davyd – interesting, thanks for the info. I have also noticed some clips supposedly from the season on youtube, although I don’t know that the season has aired yet. 😕
Also, a little late but: http://brickset.com/article/24362/more-the-lego-batman-movie-sets-revealed Both interesting sets, and I think the Scuttler looks pretty awesome. Definitely has a bat-like shape. I have to wonder what those grey brick-beams sticking out the back of the front legs do, if anything. They look rather odd against all the black. 😕
Ninjago does have some plot-holes from time to time, but it is still awesome. We will talk about the new Batman Movie trailer and the sets on Monday, so hold your thoughts. Would love to hear what you think. I also like the Scuttler. To me it looks like some giant wolf-bat mutant thing. 🙄