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LEGO Ninjago Prime Empire Original Shorts

There is a new series of animated shorts related to LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu – Season 12, subtitled, Prime Empire that I wanted to share with you today. They are fun to watch and give us a glimpse into the new season of the LEGO Ninjago saga.

In Prime Empire Original Shorts Part 1: The Meaning of Victory, it’s only three days until the next Speedway Five Billion race – the most dangerous race in the world! Why do these racers want to risk everything? Because the stakes have never been higher. The winner takes home the ultimate reward; the coveted Key-tana! Meet the legendary racers like Richie, Racer Seven, and a mysterious, unknown racer… who looks oddly familiar… Could it be…?

In Prime Empire Original Shorts Part 2: Stowaway, Jay finds himself lost inside the game Prime Empire. But how did he get here? Hunted by the menacing Red Visors, he hides in the trunk of a car. Only to wind up in a death-defying chase though a dark, scary city with a shady figure behind the wheel… who is Jay’s mysterious new guardian? Can he be trusted? Watch below!

In Prime Empire Original Shorts Parts 3: Manhunt, Jay is about to discover there’s a lot more to Prime Empire than just fun and games. Why are the Red Visors chasing him? His rescuer, Scott, helps him across the strange and foreign city to a safe place. But is any place really safe here? And who is Scott, anyway? A clue may be in his garage which has one very special feature… Watch the thrilling events unfold!

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 how did you like these mini episodes? 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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  • Legostuff14 March 7, 2020, 1:19 PM

    I have mixed feelings about this theme / storyline. One, I’m not a big fan of Lego combining their franchise with video games. It takes away the whole purpose of Lego. Two, ninjago was always associated with the elements. Kai ( fire) , jay ( lightning), Cole ( earth) , Zane ( ice) etc. The concept of light and dark ( good and evil). I almost believe that Lego did almost like a throw away theme or concept for this series. They should have stuck with Eastern style dragons. Who knows it might grow on me. I like the Scott mini figure because my best friend name is Scott. I heard rumers that there is going to be more ninjago this summer. I guess ( and mentioned this before) I can combine nexo knights with Ninjago this time around.🤔

    • Martin March 7, 2020, 4:00 PM

      I remember the same concerns about the Digiverse. I guess they feel like it’s good to change the story up for each season. Dragons, pirates, serpents, and sometimes digital worlds.

  • Håkan March 7, 2020, 1:20 PM

    Hmmm, I think I root for Brute here, he seems like a symphatetic fella…

    Otherwise, my first impression is actually… I hope this will lead to more blue, purple and teal hairpieces… (That’d be awesome!)

    • Håkan March 7, 2020, 1:44 PM

      And I wonder which dance classes Jay might have taken, Capoeira or Peking Opera?

  • Legostuff14 March 7, 2020, 1:33 PM

    Ok, Tron meets Blade Runner meets Ready Player One equals awesome! I’m in .😎. First comment was a concern. second comment. Cancels out the first comment. Lol!😎.

  • Sith015 March 7, 2020, 5:22 PM

    “We lost the suspects! Report to Unagami. No, you report to Unagami”. Emperor Unagami doesn’t sound like a nice guy. 😀

  • danny March 7, 2020, 6:52 PM

    So who is the mystery dude?

    • Håkan March 7, 2020, 10:04 PM

      It’s a mystery, obviously…

  • Legostuff14 March 7, 2020, 6:54 PM

    So, which of the Ninjago sets are you guys going to get? I picked up the Gamers Market and I don’t know what my next move should be. Any thoughts?

    • legofan March 7, 2020, 7:42 PM

      I also like the market the most. I’m not sure about the other ones yet. The racers are pretty cool but haven’t gotten them yet.

  • kingcobra March 7, 2020, 9:59 PM

    I haven’t seen the arcade pods in my local walmart yet. I want to get Jay’s at least.

    • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi March 8, 2020, 10:18 PM

      The arcade pods are cool, but keep in mind they are bigger than a normal minifig size arcade would be. That’s a little disappointing. Another disappointing thing is that all the decorations, including the large graphics on the sides are stickers. I was hoping those are printed.

  • Nofakebricks March 8, 2020, 1:24 PM

    I feel like Lego has been dropping the ball on Ninjago lately. No big sets, and finding the episodes online is becoming impossible. Many of the seasons haven’t even been released on DVD yet!

  • Legostuff14 March 8, 2020, 2:22 PM

    Yeah, I agree with you nofakebricks. I’m waiting for a couple of seasons to come out on DVD still. The last dvd I have from Ninjago is the sons of Garmadon. So, I don’t know what’s going on?

  • Legostuff14 March 8, 2020, 4:10 PM

    A plan : I already have the gamers market set. My next purchase should be Jay’s Cyber Dragon because it too has a lot of Minifigures and lot of the main bad guys in this one set. Second, I think I’ll purchase Empires Dragon to balance the battle between Jay’s dragon. Third, I’ll purchase ninja tuner car. Finally, Cole’s speeder car. This way I’ll get all the ninjas in a reasonable way. I know I would get duplicates but that’s unavoidable. Is it just me, or does one of the rat pack ( the pink one ) remind me of the bad guy Bebop from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?🤔.

    • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi March 8, 2020, 10:21 PM

      I noticed that similarity too. Such “inspirations” seem very common with Lego. (Others do it too, so I don’t blame them.)

      • Håkan March 9, 2020, 8:57 AM

        Indeed, but pop culture tropes tend to get borrowed and reborrowed constantly. As old as campfire storytelling…

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