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A New Era for LEGO Ninjago with Dragons & More!

After 12 years running, the LEGO Group reveals a new era of LEGO Ninjago with a world created from merged realms, bringing back much-loved characters but also introducing brand-new ones. In addition, fans will love the new LEGO product range and an animated TV series created with Unreal Engine.

Today, the LEGO Group is revealing the new, merged realms of LEGO Ninjago with brand-new characters, products, and an animated TV show created with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The products and TV show are launching on June 1st.

“We wanted to create a new LEGO Ninjago world with exciting characters and elements that invites new fans in and stays true to the iconic legacy. So, as well as welcoming back our well-known ninjas, we are equally excited to introduce new fantastic ninjas and dragon characters. This follows research we did with kids back in 2021, which showed they really wanted dragons to be front and center of the new story.” says Nigel Kong, Head of Product for LEGO Ninjago.

Introducing new ninja characters Sora and Arin, and a baby dragon character Riyu. The new generation of Ninjago characters will come together and must unlock their true potential to find the well-known ninjas, who have gone missing in a new world of merged realms. The ninjas will need all the help they can get to defend the source dragons who will unite their world forever or destroy it completely.

After 12 years of storylines, villains, and character dilemmas across 15 TV seasons and 215 episodes aired in 191 countries and translated into 26 languages, a movie, mini-movies, video-, and app games, more than 200 million LEGO Ninjago sets sold, magazines, books, coloring books, graphic novels, trading cards, merchandise, clothing collaborations with cool brands, golden minifigures, 10th Anniversary sets, hotel rooms, a LEGOLAND park ride, and a huge fan community – the world of LEGO Ninjago is reaching new heights.

The brand-new LEGO Ninjago: Dragons Rising TV show is coming to broadcast channels and streaming services around the world from June 1st. Part 1 airing in June consists of 10 episodes of 22 minutes each, while Part 2 with an additional 10 episodes will be released in the fall. The show has been created with Unreal Engine, which enabled the team to be more collaborative and creative in the animation process and to reach a higher visual quality than ever before. Find more information on show availability at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

The LEGO Ninjago Dragons Rising sets are on sale from June 1st, 2023, at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop, and globally in LEGO stores and other retailers, including selected stores in the USA. The new LEGO Ninjago includes a range of products featuring new and original characters, including:

The #71789 LEGO Ninjago Kai and Ras’s Car and Bike Battle features a dragon car, an all-terrain vehicle, Kai, and Lord Ras minifigures, a piece of blue lightning in a display holder and 2 flame elements for kids to play out exciting moments from the TV series. Price: 20.99 EUR/19.99 USD/18.99 GBP/34.99 AUD/469.9 TRY/8490.0 HUF/24.99 CAD.

The #71798 LEGO Ninjago Nya and Arin’s Baby Dragon Battle features 2 dragons, a jet plane, and a hideout cave with energy crystals, plus 3 minifigures to inspire countless hours of gripping role play. Price: 31.99 EUR/34.99 USD/26.99 GBP/47.99 AUD/699.9 TRY/12990.0 HUF/39.99 CAD.

The #71777 LEGO Ninjago Kai’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Flip, the #71778 LEGO Ninjago Nya’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Drift, and the #71779 LEGO Ninjago Lloyd’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Spin lets fans master Spinjitzu skills with interactive flipping and spinning toys. Each of the three sets is priced at: 9.99 EUR/10.99 USD/8.99 GBP/3990.0 HUF/199.9 TRY/13.99 CAD/16.99 AUD.

The #71790 LEGO Ninjago Imperium Dragon Hunter Hound features a monster and 3 minifigures. The set will have fans traveling to Imperium for a daring mission with Jay and Lloyd, as they take on the Imperium Claw General, who is riding a fearsome Photac Beast. Price: 20.99 EUR/19.99 USD/18.99 GBP/34.99 AUD/469.9 TRY/8490.0 HUF/24.99 CAD.

The #71791 LEGO Ninjago Zane’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Race Car features a ninja car, 2 hover flyers, and 4 minifigures. Fans can push down the car’s spoiler to activate its dragon power and launch a stealth-spinning attack. Price: 34.99 EUR/34.99 USD/29.99 GBP/62.99 AUD/13990.0 HUF/799.9 TRY/39.99 CAD.

The #71792 LEGO Ninjago Sora’s Transforming Mech Bike Racer features a mech, a dragon, and 3 minifigures. Fans can jump in the mech’s cockpit before transforming it into a souped-up bike to enter a high-speed chase with Rapton on his glider. Price: 47.99 EUR/47.99 USD/42.99 GBP/72.99 AUD/1099.9 TRY/19690.0 HUF/59.99 CAD.

The #71793 LEGO Ninjago Heatwave Transforming Lava Dragon features a ninja dragon, a hovercraft vehicle, and 5 minifigures. With Kai, Lloyd, and Wyldfyre, fans can transform Heatwave into battle mode and fight back by firing its purple dragon power element at the dragon hunters. Price: 52.99 EUR /54.99 USD/46.99 GBP/84.99 AUD/1199.9 TRY/21290.0 HUF/69.99 CAD.

The #71794 LEGO Ninjago Lloyd and Arin’s Ninja Team Mechs features 2 battle mechs and 5 minifigures. Fans can help Master Lloyd and Arin jump inside a pair of awesome mech suits or combine the two mechs to create 1 larger fighting mech. Price: 84.99 EUR/79.99 USD/74.99 GBP/139.99 AUD/1899.9 TRY/34990.0 HUF/99.99 CAD.

The #71795 LEGO Ninjago Temple of the Dragon Energy Cores is a Ninjago Temple set which features 6 minifigures including Cole, Kai, and Nya. The set will bring fans on a trip into the World Forest to explore the Temple of the Dragon Energy Cores. 94.99 EUR/94.99 USD/84.99 GBP/149.99 AUD/39990.0 HUF/1999.9 TRY/119.99 CAD.

The #71796 LEGO Ninjago Elemental Dragon vs. The Empress Mech features a dragon, mech, ninja flyer, and 6 minifigures. With this set, fans can team up with baby dragon Riyu, Sora, Zane, and Jay to battle Lord Ras, Empress Beatrix, and an Imperium Guard. Price: 104.99 EUR/129.99 USD/94.99 GBP/2299.9 TRY/41990.0 HUF/169.99 AUD/169.99 CAD.

The #71797 LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty takes fans to the skies and flies above the merged world. The set features the Ninja Airship, 2 Dragons, and 6 minifigures. Price: 149.99 EUR/159.99 USD/129.99 GBP/249.99 AUD/3199.9 TRY/63990.0 HUF/209.99 CAD.

The #71799 LEGO Ninjago City Markets is a highly detailed set featuring a whopping 6,163 pieces! This is Ninjago’s biggest-ever building set with 4 floors and includes a cable car, a bakery, a boat, apartments, an elevator, a rooftop food court and so much more. Standing at 20 in. (50cm) high the set comes with 21 minifigures – including Blacksmith Kai, Urban Sora, Urban Arin, Detective Zane, Hounddog McBrag, Gayle Gossip, Chamille, Miss Demeanor, and Dareth. For fans who love a large and intricate build, they can experience all the color, excitement, and vibrancy of Ninjago City. Price: 369,99 EUR/369.99 USD/319.99 GBP/549.99 AUD/8499.9 TRY/159990.0 HUF/479.99 CAD.

Here is an additional image from the press-release package, showing the new #71799 LEGO Ninjago City Market with the previously released #71741 LEGO Ninjago City Gardens.

What do you think? How do you like the new direction for LEGO Ninjago? And what do you think of the new sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Sith015 May 9, 2023, 8:41 AM

    Ninjago city markets look incredible! And dragons are back!

  • Robert R. May 9, 2023, 8:50 AM

    The new spinners look interesting. I wanna see how those work. I’m really glad to see this wave. Very exciting!

  • Emperor P. May 9, 2023, 9:09 AM

    The mech bike racer looks really cool. But what color is that? Light red?

  • yoladiel May 9, 2023, 9:22 AM

    Haha! It has a flushing toilet! And of course the elevator and the cable car. I love this so much! 😀

  • Ray May 9, 2023, 10:09 AM

    Sounds like a soft reboot of sorts, letting them continue to capitalize on the name Ninjago while moving on from characters that have exhausted their story ideas.

    Dragons have always has a major presence in Ninjago, so it’s weird to see them pretend that this is a “return” to something, but Ninjago has definitely jumped around a lot of different genres in its time, so it’s also not surprising that they did some research to find which stuff kids like the most.

    The mechs and vehicles look great as always. I can be a sucker for the dragons too, even though there aren’t really too many unique dragon designs. (Though this is Lego we’re talking about, one year’s sets aren’t constrained by previous sets released, as we know from the countless police stations over the years in Lego City.)

  • Håkan May 9, 2023, 3:58 PM

    A transforming mech bike racer is actually a pretty cool concept…

  • Håkan May 9, 2023, 4:01 PM

    I got a torso from 71799 LEGO Ninjago City Markets from an online Pick-A-Brick order by mistake roughly a month ago.

    The torso is in medium azure, looking something like a shop shirt, on the front to the left there’s a name tag with the Ninjagon writing for HI, and on the left there’s a logo looking something like a mix of a C, a shooting target and a jellyfish. On the back, there’s the same logo in fuller size.

    Now I can spot the character with the torso there in the bottom part of that lime green elevator thingie, but I don’t know her name.

    • Thita (admin) May 9, 2023, 10:55 PM

      Wow! Nice find! 😀

      • Håkan May 10, 2023, 7:56 AM

        Considering how much I humble bragged about it online, it doesn’t seem to have gotte much attention, however… =S

  • TheModernNinja21 May 9, 2023, 4:27 PM

    I can’t believe we’re finally getting a Chamille minifigue!!! I am so excited!!!

  • T.T.T. May 9, 2023, 10:56 PM

    This is like the best news ever. Especially the market set. I still think the original Ninjago city was the best of the series, but I can’t help and add the other ones. They are all amazing!

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