New The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sets Revealed

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

There is a new image of some of the next wave of The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets from a German site promoting a contest they’re running. The two sets shown are the Piranha Attack (70629) and the Quake Mech (70632). The Piranha Attack set is a neat army building set which includes the Piranha Mech and a a rickshaw. The other set is the Quake Mech which looks neat. I’m interested in seeing how it stands by itself.

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Spoiler-Free Review

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

A few days ago, I attended an early press screening for The LEGO Ninjago Movie and here’s a non-spoiler review of the film. After the box office hits for The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Batman Movie, I didn’t know if it could live up to the expectations the previous films did.

The story itself focuses on Lloyd and Garmadon for a majority of the movie which has been referenced in the trailers and promotional products. Dave Franco did a decent job voicing Lloyd while Justin Theroux captured Garmadon perfectly. Gone was the serious Garmadon from the animated TV series and in comes a lighthearted yet fearsome portrayal of the character. The other ninjas were in a number of scenes but to me, they are more secondary characters behind La-Lloyd. Since this is a Ninjago movie, I would’ve thought they would add more to the story but it seemed that they were thrown to the wayside. The other characters that sort of stood out a bit more than the other ninjas were Master Wu and and Koko.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The animation was better than I expected. The sequences with the mechs and vehicles were really good and it does make the sets pop out a lot more. The action scenes were top-notch and there were easter eggs paying homage to the old school kung-fu movies. One thing that seemed a little off was that the movie does not use all brick elements to make. The water, beach sand, and grass was just some of the things that aren’t made from LEGO elements which kind of threw me off just a bit.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Overall, I would rate The LEGO Ninjago Movie a solid 7/10. Although it was a good movie, it wasn’t as good as The LEGO Movie or The LEGO Batman Movie. The action scenes were very well done but the story itself may have dragged on a bit longer than it should have. There is a lot of humor throughout and some of the jokes may go over kids heads. Kids will enjoy it as a lot who were at the theater with me did. For AFOLs, go in with low expectations and you’ll be surprised. The LEGO Ninjago Movie is in theaters this Friday, September 22. Stay tuned as I will be comparing the sets that we have now to what I saw in the movie and see if they are a good representation.

Thank you to Warner Bros. for allowing me to see the movie ahead of time.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie Target Scavenger Hunt

Next Saturday, September 30, Target stores are holding a scavenger hunt event for The LEGO Ninjago Movie. It will be held from 10am-1pm, local time, and for completing the hunt, there is a prize for it. I haven’t heard of events held at Target so I’m not sure how organized it will be. Hopefully it won’t be as bad as Walmart was for The LEGO Batman Movie.

Go to your local Target store on Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (local time) to accept your Ninja Mission and earn a cool ninja reward. Find out if you have what it takes to complete the challenge! Offer good while prize supplies last. No rainchecks.


Toys R Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

As we know by now, Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but what will happen with the company and all the LEGO exclusives we could get from them? As an employee of Toys R Us/Babies R Us, what I’ve been told by my manager is that we’ll still be running normally like we’ve been running. No stores will be closing in the short term but may close poor performing stores after the holiday season. As for reports that a lot of vendors have refused to ship products, those are only for the smaller companies. I believe the larger companies like Mattel, Hasbro, and even LEGO are still getting products to the stores. There won’t be any “going out of business” sales because this isn’t a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and TRU is not going out of business at this time.

So what happens with all the LEGO products at Toys R Us? There shouldn’t be any change with the selection. For those here in the US who are waiting for the Bricktober 2017 sets, you should still be able to find them in a few weeks. There will still be various sales going on and TRU does price match Amazon and other retailers.

The Toys R Us bankruptcy comes just weeks after LEGO reported lower profits and layoffs themselves. It looks like that the whole toy industry isn’t doing well as a whole as more kids are gravitating to electronics and video games. We’ll see what happens after the holiday season but this is scary news especially since I’m an TRU/BRU employee but I feel that things will work out slowly, hopefully.


LEGOLAND California LEGO Ninjago Days Activities Announced

LEGOLAND California has sent over a press release of some of the details for this weekend’s LEGO Ninjago Days at the park. There are various activities that kids can do
at the park throughout the day and there are even prizes to be won.


Weekend Celebration Kicks Off the Day After “THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE” Launches in Theaters!

It’s ninja time! LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated big-screen animated adventure “THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE,” in theaters nationwide on September 22, with LEGO NINJAGO Days on September 23 & 24. Guests are invited to come join in some LEGO NINJAGO fun at the family theme park and meet some of their favorite LEGO NINJAGO characters, including Kai, Jay and Nya. Guests can also participate in activities such as building a LEGO mystery mosaic, completing a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A. and be one of the first to play “THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE” video game. All activities are included with the price of admission into LEGOLAND California Resort.

September 23 & 24, 2017

LEGOLAND California Resort, Carlsbad, CA

THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Character Meet & Greets
Meet characters from the movie in LEGO NINJAGO World!
10 a.m., 1 1a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

Mystery Mosaic LEGO® Build
First come, first serve! Work together to build a LEGO mosaic and check out our FB page to see it completed!
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Miniland U.S.A Scavenger Hunt
Find the ninjas in Miniland U.S.A. and complete your entry form for a chance to win a LEGO NINJAGO prize pack!
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WB Family GameSpace, featuring THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Video Game
Master new skills and upgrade your weapons in your training to find your inner ninja in this new video game.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Revealed

The LEGO Ninjago Movie McDonald's Happy Meal

Like with the other box office LEGO movies, The LEGO Ninjago Movie will have a presence at McDonald’s. It has been revealed that there will be some The LEGO Ninjago Movie McDonald’s Happy Meal toys coming that will be switching over soon, if not already. There will be six items to collect which include a Green Ninja Dragon telescope, a cup, a play camera, a play selfie phone, a stationary, and some red tubular thing that looks like a pog holder. These items can be part of the Happy Meal itself or be purchased individually for $1.99 each.


LEGO Ranked Number 1 on 2017 Global CSR RepTrak 100

With the hype of the release of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), this piece of news was overlooked. It has been announced that The LEGO Group has become the Number 1 company in regards to reputation on corporate responsibility according to RepTrak 100. This comes a couple of months after LEGO was named the second most regarded company overall.

According to the survey, The LEGO Group surpasses Microsoft and Google who was at the second and top spot, respectively, last year. Chief Financial Officer Marjorie Lao said,

We are honoured to see that our efforts to positively impact the planet resonate with people all over the world. We feel a huge sense of responsibility to inspire and develop children through play while leaving a significant positive impact on the world children will inherit. It is part of our DNA as a company, and we will continue to set the bar high for ourselves to do better.

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