Back in mid-January, LEGO released a couple of teaser-trailers for LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu – Season 12, subtitled, Prime Empire (see: LEGO Ninjago: Prime Empire Preview Videos). Since then, a new teaser was released, which gives us a bit more info about the new season.
The story is that a legendary arcade game has resurfaced, and the whole of Ninjago City is hooked, but it soon becomes clear… this is no ordinary game! Once players reach Level 13, they disappear from the real world and get sucked into the game. Watch the new trailer below to see how this happens.
It’s interesting to note that this is the second time the ninja travel into a virtual world, the first time being the Digiverse in Season 3. This time around, the ninja enter the digital world through arcade pod portals to try to understand why players are disappearing. 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.
The original creator of the game is Milton Dyer, who also created other video games such as Lava Zombies that the ninja played after the defeat of the Oni. He has been reportedly missing from Ninjago City for 20 years. He lives on an isolated island that’s filled with booby traps.
Although we still have to wait for the release of Season 12, the LEGO Ninjago: Prime Empire sets are already available. 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. You can find all the sets at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.
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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