There is some great news for LEGO Ninjago fans! LEGO releases a series of brand new mini-movies to promote the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets. Tales From the Monastery of Spinjitzu consist of six episodes, preceded by Season 9 and succeeded by Season 10. A team of painters is creating a mural of the ninjas’ past victories, while the team train in the newly rebuilt Monastery of Spinjitzu and reminisce about the past. 🙂
Here is the official description of the series: The ninja of LEGO Ninjago are rebuilding the Monastery of Spinjitzu after it was burned down by the Hypnobrai tribe. To preserve the Legacy of Spinjitzu for generations to come, Master Wu is overseeing the making of a mural that depicts some of the most defining and epic moments in the history of Spinjitzu. The episodes are not available on YouTube, so I can’t embed them here, however you can watch all six shorts at the official LEGO Ninjago website. I have also included below the synopsis of the episodes for your convenience, and so that we can discuss them.
- Master Class – In this episode, Master Wu gives the Ninja a review in Spinjitzu, teaching balance, conquering fear, focus, and teamwork, and due to some mishap, they all end up getting covered in gold paint.
- Green and Gold – In this episode, Lloyd dreams about what happened to the Ultra Dragon, and finds that he returned to the First Realm.
- The Weekend Drill – In this episode, Cole, driving his newly rebuilt Earth Driller, gets called to fight the Giant Stone Warrior in Kryptarium Prison.
- Elemental Rider – In this episode, Zane and Kai recall a time when they fought off some Venomari using their Golden Weapons in vehicle form.
- Blue Lightning – In this episode, Jay remembers beating Pythor off some noodle trucks using his jet.
- Samurai X-Treme – In this episode, Nya talks about how she would upgrade her Samurai Mech if she had made it today.
As you will notice, there are inconsistencies between the Legacy stories and how the events actually happened in the previous seasons. Tommy Andreasen, writer of the stories, explains that Tales From the Monastery of Spinjitzu is considered canon, and the first two episodes are set in the present day. The other four episodes start and end in the present day, however the stories are memories, fantasies, dreams, and visual augmentations, which means they are saturated by the ninja’s current state of mind and self-image. In other words, the ninja are remembering the past in an exaggerated way, or having selective memory.
Great episodes, aren’t they? And they perfectly set the scene for the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets coming soon! While we are waiting for the new sets, you can take a look at the currently available LEGO Ninjago sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ninjago Legacy mini-movies? And are you looking forward to the new sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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