(Written by Nathan K. – ntk743)
We haven’t talked about LEGO Ninjago for a while, so I thought to revive the topic a bit with something interesting; have you noticed that the producers of Ninjago must love the number 4? I have! Over the couple of years that Ninjago was in production, I’ve found many things in Ninjago that has to do with the number four. 🙂
For example, there are four main ninja, four weapons, and four elements (we won’t get into all that just yet). But why is four the main number in Ninjago? Maybe LEGO just picked a random number, or maybe they picked the ninja and noticed that there are four, or maybe it was totally accidental? Who can tell? 🙄
So I contacted LEGO some days ago to ask the question and here is the response I got: “The reason that there is so much focus on the number 4 is because there are 4 different elements in the land of NINJAGO to control.” So as you can see, they have decided on the four elements first (fire, earth, lightning, and ice) then added other things with the number four.
Here’s a list of what I noticed comes in fours in Ninjago: four ninja, four generals in the skeleton army, four main snake tribes, four elements, four kinds of snakes in each of the four snake tribes, four action-cards in each spinner set, four different kinds of stone-army men, four weapons of Spinjitzu, four Fang Blades, four Golden Snake Staffs, four Lloyd minifigures in different suits, four skeleton army men (not generals), three four-armed characters, four dragons, one four-headed dragon, and four sets with four minifigures in 2011-2012. What else?
I may have missed several more fours in the land of Ninjago, so if you noticed more, please just say so in the comment section below! Hope you enjoyed this post, and look out for more articles about the upcoming new season of LEGO Ninjago! 😉
And if you would like to learn more about all the LEGO Ninjago characters, the LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia is a great book to browse. And it also comes with an extra-special Green Ninja minifigure! You can get the book on Amazon for just a little over $10. See here: LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia
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