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    Avid fan of LEGO, but mostly limited to Ninjago and Mixels. Aspiring writer, keen artist, ok photographer.


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  1. It feels like Season 8 played with a few ‘mystery’ characters in order to give us options when debating who the ‘Quiet One’ was. We had this build up of Mr. E at the start as some mystery rider, giving viewers the impression that maybe he was behind it all. But we also had Hutchins being made out to be quite suspicious, even the Emporer and Empress gave very little reason for us to trust them. It seems like the Hagemans wanted to create as much mystery as they could into the first half of this season so as to throw us off the scent that Harumi was the culprit. So even though the mystery of Mr. E amounted to very little, maybe it was included just to throw us off the trail of the real mystery of the season? Just a thought
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    LEGO Ninjago 2019

    I wonder just how different these remade models will be in comparison to the originals. It’s worth noting that the Earth Driller appears to be significantly bigger in price, so (unless it really is the Tread Assault from 2012 as someone previously mentioned) I’m wondering if it will be upgraded to include more seats, just like how it appeared in the show. What I’m feeling mixed feelings about is how much ‘fan-service’ they will include, in the way of previously-show-exclusive figures. While I’d love to see that, my wallet is begging me not to buy the redesigns of sets I have the originals of
  3. Tommy tweeted saying that the 4 episode special event is connected to the Sons of Garmadon/Hunted storyline, telling us to consider the episodes ‘the conclusion of a 24 episode arc’. So maybe the special event will deal with the Oni and whatever’s next, be it season or special, will be something entirely new.
  4. Tommy Andreason clarified on Twitter that the 4 episode special event accounts for 88 minutes of the 6+ hours of Nnjago content promised for 2019. Thus one can assume that each episode is the usual 22 minute length. That leaves at least 272 minutes of unaccounted, which comes to a little over the length of a season containing 13 22-minute episodes (if my math is correct). I for one would be pleased to see a return to the 13 episode format, especially for, what I can assume is the season dealing with the Oni *edit* whoops, didn’t see the latest post
  5. Yeah, fair point. Besides, I love the direction they actually went with her backstory. (Also, I would love to see the story you create around that idea!) A kind of big gripe has emerged for me in episode 89 overnight:
  6. Crazy fan theory; On the age thing, it’s a cartoon. They have and always will be ‘teenagers’. Props to the Hagemans for giving an indication of what they are aged in the timeline now, because heaven knows how many fans have asked them about the subject. But I wouldn’t read that as any sign that we’ll learn anything more than that. And they’ll probably stay that way however long the show goes. Look at the Simpsons; the main cast hasn’t aged at all in the however many years it has been on air. I’d say that adds to the fun of it, now we can have our own interpretations of how old they are and the canon won’t contradict it (within reason obviously, the show’s done enough to prove they aren’t 30 year olds!).
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    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    If I’m being perfectly honest, due to what I overhear in LEGO retailers and brand stores, I don’t really think kids are too fussed about what is on the shelves being reflected in the cartoon, if they even watch the cartoon at all. The appeal appears to be more focused on the Minifigures (one kid might really like Lloyd, so they buy the set with Lloyd, regardless of what the set is). If they rerelease old sets alongside newer more plot relevant sets, I doubt it has the potential to be a complete waste of money and resources. The sets were excellent and appealing to young audiences back then, I can’t see how updated versions of them can flunk. But perhaps I’m being naive...
  8. Without spoilers, episode 85 was one of the best season openers yet. So much emotion and characters were treated perfectly. It looks like they’ll balance the focus on two realms wonderfully if this episode is anything to go by.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    LEGO Shop@Home AU has at least Strombringer, Destiny’s Wing and the Docks to release on 1st of June.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    So LEGO Shop Australia has the Destiny’s Wing, Stormbringer and Ninjago City Docks at a release date of June 1. I hope the omission of the other sets isn’t a sign that they won’t be released at all here. I’ve heard tell that LEGO is cutting back on production for financial reasons. I really don’t want to have to pay international prices for the full wave... maybe I’m just being paranoid
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    The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

    ‘Good Morning Ninjago’ music video was one of the bonus features on the Blu Ray release, along with two other music videos for unreleased songs; ‘Rocktagon’ and ‘The Warlord Ballad’. They’re all super fun and ‘Good Morning Ninjago’ makes me chuckle every time I watch it, but they’re each only a minute long, so I’m not sure if they’re worth spending too much money on. But they are fun and contain footage not used in the film. So its up to you. Very weird no one has uploaded them to YouTube yet. If I had the tools to do something better than a cam job, I would...