LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu – Season 12, subtitled, Prime Empire, is set for release sometime in the first quarter of this year, and the first wave of the related LEGO Ninjago sets are already available. In addition, LEGO released a couple of 4-minute animated shorts, giving us the first glimpse into the story of the upcoming season. So, let’s take a look at what we know about Season 12 so far.
The setup for Season 12 is that when the old, legendary video-game, “Prime Empire”, resurfaces, players begin to disappear. In order to solve the mystery, the ninja must enter a dangerous digital world through arcade pod portals. They discover that the digital world is ruled by the mysterious villain, Emperor Unagami, who is assisted by his hoverboard-riding army called the Rat Pack. (You can see them in minifig form in the 2020 LEGO Ninjago sets).
As Jay is an avid gamer, it’s natural that he is the mascot of this season. After many hours of playing his favorite video games at the arcade, Jay takes a break with Nya to take dance lessons. Watch the LEGO Ninjago: Prime Empire – Let’s Dance! original short below to see what happens.
In the second short, titled LEGO Ninjago: Prime Empire – Upgrade! the infamous Mechanic is off on a crime spree with his henchmen on behalf of the mysterious villain, Emperor Unagami.
The LEGO Ninjago: Prime Empire sets are totally worth checking out too. There are eight regular sets: the #71706 LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Speeder Car, the #71707 LEGO Ninjago Kai’s Mech Jet ($19.99), the #71708 LEGO Ninjago Gamer’s Market ($29.99), the #71709 LEGO Ninjago Jay and Lloyd’s Velocity Racers ($29.99), the #71710 LEGO Ninjago Ninja Tuner Car ($39.99), the #71711 LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Cyber Dragon ($49.99), the #71712 LEGO Ninjago Empire Temple of Madness ($79.99), and #71713 LEGO Ninjago Empire Dragon ($29.99).
In addition, there are also three special Arcade Pods for Jay, Kai, and Lloyd used as portals to the digital world. Below, you can find reviews of some of the sets by JANGBRiCKS, and to see all the sets, visit the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.
As you can see, LEGO Ninjago is still going strong, and there are also further confirmed seasons for 2021 in celebration of Ninjago’s 10-year anniversary.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the next season of the Ninjago saga? Do you have any of the new sets yet? And what do you think about the season’s story so far? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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