“I love having this baby again! Aha! Best present ever!”
Cole, referring to the Earth Driller in "The Weekend Drill"

The Earth Driller is a Ninja vehicle built by Dr. Julien and Nya for Cole. It is a large black and gold vehicle resembling a race car with a sealed cockpit and a large golden-colored drill on the front.


Island of Darkness

At the Island of Darkness, while the Ninja were looking for the Temple of Light without being spotted by the Stone Warriors, Dr. Julien and Nya began working on new vehicles to aid them.

When the Ninja returned with the Stone Army hot in pursuit, Nya and Dr. Julien presented the Earth Driller to them. The Ninja used the vehicle to avoid the Stone Warriors by moving underground. They arrived at the mountain leading up to the Temple, but it was unable to traverse, so they decided to climb up the mountain using the Fire Mech.

The Last Hope

After being warned of danger by the Falcon, Nya used the Earth Driller to rescue the Ninja and Misako after they stole the Helmet of Shadows.

The Weekend Drill (flashback)

When Wu showed Misako the murals in the Monastery, Wu wondered why one of the monks painted the Earth Driller.

In a flashback, Cole was enjoying a ride in the Earth Driller when he got a message from Warden Noble that there was trouble in Kryptarium. When he arrived he saw that the Giant Stone Warrior escaped its cell and tried to contain it with the Driller. In the process, Killow and Ultra Violet's cell door broke down. Killow attacked Cole, but he put them in their cells. Once he stood victorious, everyone booed at him for destroying the prison.

Back in the present, Wu decided to keep the painting there, stating that it can't do any harm.

The Darkness Comes

Cole, Zane, and P.I.X.A.L. used the Earth Driller to try and get to the Ninjago City Docks, but got stuck in traffic. Cole attempted to drill through the road, but Zane said that people wouldn't like the freeway getting destroyed again. The Ninja eventually got out of the Earth Driller and ran to the docks, abandoning the vehicle in the city, although Cole closed the cockpit. The city was then conquered by the Oni.


Cole used it to get back to the Monastery of Spinjitzu. Later, The Omega threw it over the edge of the of the mountain and it is unknown what happened to it after that.


The Earth Driller's large tires allow it to go across all kinds of terrain. Its drill allows it to tunnel through the ground with ease, and can also be used as a weapon.

It can carry all five Ninja in its cockpit, and the compacted Fire Mech can be stored in the back.



  • The Earth Driller is a playable vehicle in LEGO Worlds.
  • Just like the roto jet, it was never specifically Cole's vehicle (until Season 10) when the set was called "Cole's Earth Driller").
  • The vehicle in Season 2 could seat up to seven people. However, the original set could only seat one minifigure, and the Legacy remake can only seat two.


In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu


Hero vehicles

Battle Wagon · Blade Cycle · Blue Dragon · Cliff Gordon's Yacht · Cole's Earth Mech · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty · Destiny's Bounty 2.0 · Destiny's Shadow · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Fire Mech · Fire Stone Mech · Firstbourne Mech · Flying speeder · Garbage trucks · Ghost Cycle · Ghost Taker GT · Golden Mech · Jalopy · Jungle Chopper Bike · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Land Bounty · Lightning Offroader · Mech Jet · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's bike · Police cars · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Racing bike · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Roto jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech 2.0 · Samurai VXL · Snowmobile · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Zane's bike · Zane's Titan Mech

Villain vehicles

Anacondrai buggy · Black Bounty · Blade-Copter · Chain Cycle · Chenosaurus · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Clouse's Earth Mech · Condrai Crusher · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Empire Dragon · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Garmatron · Ghost ship · Golden Master's Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · HunterCopter · Iron Doom · Lunar rovers · Mech-enstein · Misfortune's Keep · Nindroid MechDragon · Noodle Trucks · Noodle Truck of Crime · Oni Bike · Oni Chopper · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · Security Mech · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Skulkin Mech · Sky Shark · Stone Army Mech · Stone Booster Bike · Tusk · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Vermillion Ship · Warrior Bike

The LEGO Ninjago Movie vehicles

Destiny's Bounty · Fire Mech · Flying Jelly Subs · Garma Mecha Man · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Ninja Helicopter · Piranha Mechs · Manta Ray Bombers · Quake Mech · Shark Mech · Water Strider

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