About Lego Ninjago
Lego Ninjago began simply enough as a new form of battle, Spinjitzu, and a new legend for the defence of all that is good and right. Its heroes seek to regain the four golden weapons with which the world of Ninjago was built: the Sword of Fire, the Nunchucks of Lightning, the Scythe of Quakes (earth), and the Shurikens of Ice. In the Lego toy incarnation, at least 30 sets, 30 spinners, and 7 boosters are available. These include the heroes, villains, dragons, and skeletons in their various raiment, environments for Spinjitzu battles, motorcycles and other transport, and temples and shrines. The video game, Lego Battles: Ninjago, covers similar ground but holds the player much more definitively to the scripts of the legend. The legend has grown from a TV series on Cartoon Network in the United States, which had its first episodes in 2011 and 2012, and it is expected to have a second season. A board game is also available for purchase. The world of Ninjago is a Japanese world that crosses from feudal to modern times, as seen in the combination of ancient temples and fast motorbikes. Its wicked underworld reaches from The Great Devourer through an ancient race of snakes and the uprising of stone warriors. Fighters for the good include Samurai X, who is not just the "X" factor or unknown but, as it turns out, the only samurai without a Y chromosome. Why is it that even in legendary battle the great women warriors have to hide behind their armour? What's next for Ninjago? Only Lego knows.