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Meet Ninjago Super Fans – join the adventure!

by admin on April 8, 2019

in LEGO Ninjago

The Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu animated television series premiered back in January 2011, and it is currently the oldest show still airing on Cartoon Network. Each season of the TV show comes with accompanying LEGO sets, which allow kids to play out and expand on the adventures a group of young ninja and their battles against evil forces. The Ninjago saga has been capturing the imagination of kids around the world for over eight years and it has a tremendous fan base. Children could identify with the characters and their struggles while being immersed in an awesome fantasy world populated by ninjas, dragons, pirates, cyborgs, and more. Young Ninjago fans who have been following the story from the beginning are now in their mid to late teens, yet their passion for Ninjago is still strong. ๐Ÿ™‚

Last fall, there was a public call for Ninjago fans to share their story. The result of this collaboration is a series of video-interviews, which are now published on LEGO’s YouTube channel as the Meet Ninjago Super Fans series. In the first video, we meet Omar, a Ninjago fan with a true ninjaโ€™s passion for dragons, details, and design. He has even memorized the Ninjago alphabet! Since Omar was 10 years old, his grandmother has fueled and shared his love of LEGO Ninjago sets, and they still build together.

In the second video, another Ninjago fan, Molly, talks about how she became an instant fan of the TV show since the first time she watched it with her brother. The two of them still play together and have a large collection of Ninjago dragons, minifigs, and more. In the third video, we get introduced to friends Matthew and Jonathan, who train together in Taekwondo, and expand their ninja training by watching the Ninjago TV show and building Ninjago sets. You can watch all three interviews in the player below, and if more videos are added to the series, I will include those as well.

Really nice interviews, aren’t they? Teens often become self-conscious and unsure about being involved in the LEGO hobby due to peer pressure and changing interests, but it seems like the story of Ninjago captured the hearts and minds of young LEGO fans so deeply, that they continue even thought their teenage years.

Ninjago’s popularity took the show well beyond its planned lifespan, and it even got a feature film! The Ninjago story and the accompanying LEGO Ninjago sets evolved through the years with new suits, weapons, vehicles, and dwellings for the ninja, and new opponents to fight. LEGO recently released the LEGO Ninjago Legacy Collection with upgraded versions of some of the earliest LEGO Ninjago sets, and we also got amazingly detailed large sets like the #70618 LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty, the #70620 LEGO Ninjago City, and the #70657 LEGO Ninjago City Docks. In summary, being a LEGO Ninjago fan has been awesome, and continues to be awesome! If you would like to check out the current selection, they are available at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Are you a Ninjago fan? How did you get introduced to the story and the LEGO sets? What is your story? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! Who knows, you might be in the next episode of the Meet Ninjago Super Fans series! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Legostuff14 April 8, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Tears of joy๐Ÿ˜‚ after watching these videos. To have young kids and teenagers have a positive outlet to put there energy in is so great. When feeling different and feeling that you don’t fit in to the world around you. It’s great that Lego ( ninjago ) has a place for everyone. I love ninjago and it’s positive lessons it teaches children. I think Lego in General is a positive hobby to get into. As and adult we sometimes forget that and Focus on the negative too much. Even as a young adult I still feel that magical Joy you get when you open up a new box of Lego. The adventure of building Lego sets I feel still brings out the little kid us . At least for me anyways. Great video admin and thank you.โ˜บ

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sammy April 8, 2019 at 3:21 PM

I can agree with everything you said. And yes, Lego is a great hobby for kids, teens and even adults. If everyone would play with Lego, the world would be a better place. We could even fight out our differences in Lego battles instead of real ones.

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Rob April 8, 2019 at 5:33 PM

I gotta agree with what you’ve posted here too, Legostuff14! I’m well past the age of Ninjago, but over the weekend I had the fun of assembling the Star Wars UCS Y-wing and I was eight when the first Star Wars film came out! It’s also fun to go much deeper into the model designs and learn some info located in the building instructions that are not in the movies. Nice to take a break from being an adult now and then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Martin April 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Seeing some of the design details of the ships and other models is something I enjoy as well. I have seen a number of videos interviewing afols, but haven’t heard much from teens. So these interviews are especially welcome.

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Laurie Ann Garland April 8, 2019 at 12:38 PM

I love this Series and the Franchise Lego Totally Rules in my Book 4 Tubs full of get and 2 Lego Duplo bins and Counting.

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brickmaster April 8, 2019 at 1:43 PM

I love these! Brings back so many memories from the early days of Ninjago. I’m older, but I remember how much younger kids connected with the show! Lego even tried to replace it with Nexo and Chima, but they just wanted more Ninjago.

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Hayato April 8, 2019 at 1:56 PM

These videos are great. Cant’ wait to show them to my kids. They like to make videos, so they might like making something like this. It’s not going to be professional like these videos, but it’s nice for making memories.

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DavidH April 8, 2019 at 2:09 PM

It’s so nice to see the younger generation getting immersed in the hobby. Very nice videos. Thanks for sharing.

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legofan April 8, 2019 at 2:26 PM

When was that public call happening? I don’t remember it. I can relate to many of the things these kids are talking about. Ninjago is magical and was part of my childhood.

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admin April 10, 2019 at 1:54 PM

I’m not exactly sure. I think it was done by another company on behalf of LEGO, or something like that. I don’t remember seeing it advertised. At least not at the places I visit.

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jabber-baby-wocky April 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM

I have been around here for a long time, and I remember the Ninjago articles had like thousands of comments. Kids were writing Ninjago fan fiction, right here in the comments. It was glorious! I have never seen a Lego theme take off like that.

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admin April 10, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Yeah, some of those articles have over 10k comments! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Jay - Mouth of Lightning April 17, 2019 at 5:34 PM

I was recently thinking about my fan fic that I wrote about 6 years ago! Something about an arcade…and Jay being a chicken haha good times!

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admin April 17, 2019 at 9:51 PM

Yeah, I remember that! You guys did an amazing job with all those stories! ๐Ÿ˜€

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