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Hey LEGO fans! Get ready for an exciting new adventure in the world of LEGO NINJAGO! Starting June 1st, you’ll be able to dive into a thrilling new chapter with fresh characters, awesome new products, and an incredible animated TV show created using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine.
“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 centre of the new story.” says Nigel Kong, Head of Product for LEGO NINJAGO.
The LEGO team has been working tirelessly to bring you an all-new LEGO NINJAGO experience that not only pays homage to the iconic legacy but also welcomes new fans with open arms. Following research conducted with kids back in 2021, the new story will focus on the element kids loved the most – dragons!
Say hello to the new ninja duo, Sora and Arin, and the adorable baby dragon, Riyu. These next-gen NINJAGO characters will team up on a thrilling mission to find the legendary ninjas who have mysteriously vanished in a world of merged realms. They’ll need all the help they can muster to protect the source dragons, who hold the key to uniting their world—or tearing it apart.
After 12 years, 15 TV seasons, 215 episodes aired in 191 countries and translated into 26 languages, a movie, mini-movies, video and app games, over 200 million LEGO NINJAGO sets sold, and countless other achievements, the NINJAGO universe is soaring to new heights!
Mark your calendars for June 1st, because that’s when the amazing LEGO NINJAGO: Dragons Rising TV show premieres on broadcast channels and streaming services worldwide. The show, which consists of 10 action-packed 22-minute episodes, will be followed by another set of 10 episodes later in the fall. Thanks to the power of Unreal Engine, the animation team has been able to deliver a visually stunning experience like never before.
And don’t forget to check out the LEGO NINJAGO: Dragons Rising sets, available on June 1st, 2023, at www.LEGO.com/NINJAGO, LEGO stores, and other retailers worldwide, including selected stores in the USA.
So gear up, LEGO fans, and get ready for the ultimate NINJAGO adventure!
The new LEGO NINJAGO includes a range of products featuring new and original characters, including:
For ages 4+:
Kai and Ras’s Car and Bike Battle (71789) 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.
Nya and Arin’s Baby Dragon Battle (71798) features 2 dragons, a jet plane, and a hideout cave with energy crystals, plus 3 minifigures to inspire countless hours of gripping role play.
For ages 6+ and 7+:
Kai’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Flip (71777), Nya’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Drift (71778) and Lloyd’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Spin (71779) lets fans master Spinjitzu skills with interactive flipping and spinning toys.
Imperium Dragon Hunter Hound (71790) features a monster toy and 3 minifigures. The set will have fans travelling 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.
Zane’s Dragon Power Spinjitzu Race Car (71791) 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.
For ages 8+ and 9+:
Sora’s Transforming Mech Bike Racer (71792) 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.
Heatwave Transforming Lava Dragon (71793) 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.
Lloyd and Arin’s Ninja Team Mechs (71794) 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.
Temple of the Dragon Energy Cores (71795) 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.
Elemental Dragon vs. The Empress Mech (71796) 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.
Destiny’s Bounty – race against time (71797) will take fans to the skies and fly above the merged world. The set features the Ninja Airship, 2 Dragons and 6 Minifigures.
For ages 14+:
LEGO NINJAGO City Markets (71799) 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 colour, excitement, and vibrancy of NINJAGO City.
What are your thoughts? Will kids love the new direction of the TV series? What about the new sets? Will teens/adults buy another $350+ set to go with the Ninjago City, Ninjago City Gardens or Ninjago City Docks?
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