9.22.2017

Lego Ninjago Press Day and Movie Review



We were able to see an advanced screening of the newest movie in the popular LEGO franchise: The Lego Ninjago Movie. A variety of well-known actors are part of the voice cast including Dave Franco as Llloyd (pronounced "Luh-Lloyd" - trust me you'll get it when you see the movie) and Justin Theroux as evil villian Garmadon, and Jackie Chan as Master Wu.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is the 3rd movie in the LEGO movie installments. The first movie, being The LEGO Movie and the second The LEGO Batman movie. Our family loves both the original and the second. And now, The LEGO Ninjago Movie which releases today!

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is about a group of secret ninja warriors who defend Ninjago City against the warlord Garmadon who wreaks havoc on the city daily. Lloyd (aka The Green Ninja) must also come to terms with his relationship with his father. With the help of Master Wu, the Ninjas go on an epic journey to discover their true powers and "find the ninja within ya."




What We Thought

Our official consensus of the movie? We loved it, of course. It's hilarious and perfect for older elementary kids and tweens. The animation and detail that went into the movie is incredible and the same stellar work as the first two movies. It was fun to watch the movie and see how they make Ninjago City come to life in such a fantastic way.

You should know that there is a lot of what I like to call potty humor. Crude jokes and sarcasm. There is also a main theme about father son relationships, abandonment and divorce. It's all done with a healthy dose of humor. But if you have a kiddo who is dealing with similar issues, it is good to know.

Below is a little bit about our time at the junket.


I brought Luke along with me for an afternoon filled with fun.

First Stop: The LEGOLAND California Hotel. We got a tour of the hotel, lunch at the Bricks restaurant inside the hotel, a special master builder workshop and a pre-screening of the LEGO Ninjago Movie.


We met with Master Builders and LEGO Ninjago Movie model designer Simon Lucas to learn all about what it took to make LEGO.


Here's an up close look at the Green Dragon LEGO (with Lloyd and Master Wu mini figures).



 Building LEGO to add his own piece to Ninjago City. His idea? A skyscraper building.



Ready to see the movie!


For more trailers, games, and details on the cast visit legoninjagomovie.com 

Head over here to read our The LEGO movie review.
Check out our fun food cups built with LEGO. Perfect for your LEGO-loving kiddo.




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