LEGO Ninjago 2021 in LEGO Action and Adventure Themes Posted January 30, 2021 23 hours ago, Aanchir said: In the future, it might be a good idea to break your finale idea into paragraphs so it's easier to read! I don't have much to say about your finale concept itself, though, because I feel like whenever the time DOES come for the show to have a "grand finale", I feel like it would be best for it to draw on plot elements from whichever seasons happen to precede it, so that it feels like a satisfying and natural direction for the story to take, rather than feeling like veering abruptly away from recent story elements in order to focus on "old school" ones. For comparison, consider how prominent a role the lore about the First Spinjitzu Master's Oni and Dragon heritage presented in Season 8 and 9 ended up playing in Season 10. It would have been strange if instead of that very linear sort of progression, the Season 10 story arc went in a completely unrelated direction, and brought back the Skulkins, Serpentine, or Stone Warriors as the main enemy faction — it would have resulted in those bits of Oni lore and foreshadowing feeling like loose ends or missed opportunities. As such, I don't think it's really possible to speculate about what Ninjago's final story arc should entail until we're much closer to that point — and while I understand that you might prefer for the theme to wrap up soonish, I don't feel nearly that same sense of urgency. You may feel that "they've basically done everything", but I honestly disagree. After all, it took until last year for the theme to get a full "underground" story arc, as well as a skeleton dragon — an idea that seemed like a pretty obvious future direction for the theme to take even in its very first year, which introduced both dragons and skeletons to the theme's lore. And it's only this year that it's going to be getting a full "underwater" story arc and wave of sets (two possibilities I'd been contemplating for years). There are quite a few ideas for future directions the series could take which have already occurred to me: Recently, while re-watching Season 3 with my wife, who hadn't seen it previously, she and I both started thinking about how cool it could be if Ninjago got a full story arc set in outer space, rather than just one or two episodes like we got back in 2014. Even if the only "alien life" we've seen evidence of in the series is a metal-eating pest residing on a particular comet, the mere EXISTENCE of alien life seems like the sort of revelation which could have much wider-reaching implications — after all, who's to say that INTELLIGENT alien species couldn't exist as well, or that the ninja would never wind up crossing paths with them? I've also been thinking a lot about the possibility for future sets that introduce actual elemental creatures based on the Ninja's elemental animal emblems (Kai's lion emblem, Zane's wolf emblem, Cole's gorilla emblem, Jay's octopus emblem, Lloyd's dragon emblem, and Nya's crane emblem). While plenty of other LEGO themes have had similar supernatural creatures as a plot device (like the elemental creatures in Bionicle G2 and Elves, or the Legend Beasts in Legends of Chima), it seems like something that would make a lot of sense for Ninjago as well, since those animal symbols have been part of the theme from the beginning, and their significance has never been addressed. While Ninjago has had a few "kaiju"/"giant monster" style threats over the years like the Grundal, Great Devourer, or Preeminent. But imagine the possibility of a story arc where the core conflict revolves around protecting Ninjago from an invasion of huge, ferocious creatures with mysterious origins that emerge to threaten Ninjago, similar to franchises like Godzilla, Pacific Rim, Monster Hunter, etc. Sets like the Hero Factory Invasion from Below sets, the Marvel Eternals sets, and arguably even the Vikings sets do a good job showing how "giant monster attacks" like these can work even across a range of higher and lower price points. Another cool possibility for future sets would be a series of ninja vehicles or mechs that can connect together in different multi-element combinations, drawing inspiration from "combining mecha" from the sorts of anime, manga, and tokusatsu series that have long influenced the Ninjago sets and storyline in other ways. Ninjago has had transforming vehicles and mechs before, but not a lot of combining ones — despite that being a very classic sort of LEGO gimmick in the context of Space themes like Blacktron and Life on Mars. These are just a few ideas of future directions the theme could take based on the sorts of subject matter that that the theme has previously approached or touched on briefly without delving in more thoroughly. But the theme has shown us on many occasions that its range is broad enough to encompass ideas even more far-flung than this while still deftly weaving them into the existing narrative. I mean, it's not like "Mad Max style dieselpunk/post-apoc faction" or "fiery snake mummies" or "frozen samurai zombie empire" would have likely been on anybody's Ninjago bingo cards prior to the seasons those factions debuted in, but they still ended up feeling like a fairly natural fit for the tone and aesthetics of the theme. For all we know, future story arcs could revolve around something just as unpredictable. Regardless, even if none of us are quiet sure just HOW long the theme might continue to run from here on out, I don't think we have to worry about the writers or designers running out of new ideas for sets and story arcs any time soon. Ok, I like this response because of how civil it is. Normally, if you say that you want Ninjago to end, you end up getting screamed at. I just don't want Ninjago to go on for another 10 years, in an effort to make room for 5 year action themes, and Season 3 is by far the best season in my opinion. I think if in the next, let's say, 5 years, Ninjago will literally out of ideas. I like the actors, but it's best that Ninjago ends before it gets more stale. There has been a downgrade in quality since the movie came out, and it needs to end before it becomes too repetitive, and they could do a whole time travel/multiverse season, so they can expand on the idea of the multiverse.