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“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.

History

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.

Endings

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, though it was very likely destroyed due to the altitude of the mountain.

Functions

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.

Appearances

Trivia

  • 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), even though 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.

Gallery

Promotional media

In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Vehicles

Ninja Vehicles

Lloyd: Golden Mech · Green Ninja cycle · Jungle Raider · Destiny's Shadow · Ninja Nightcrawler · Titan Mech · Racing bike · Hydro Mech
Kai: Blade Cycle · Fire Mech · Kai Fighter · Prototype X-1 · Kai's bike · Katana V11 · Destiny's Wing · Katana 4x4 · Mech Jet
Jay: Storm Fighter · Lightning Offroader · ElectroMech · Ghost Taker GT · Desert Lightning · Flying speeder · Blue Dragon
Nya: Samurai Mech · Proto Sam-X · D.B. Express · Nya's speedboat (non-canon) · Nya's bike · Samurai VXL · Battle Wagon · Ninja Tuner Car
Cole: Tread Assault · Earth Driller · Earth Mech · Roto Jet · Ghost Cycle · Rock Roader · Rock Cycle · Quad Bikes · Fire Stone Mech
Zane: Snowmobile · NinjaCopter · Ice Mech · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Zane's bike · ShuriCopter · Zane's surfboard
Wu: Wu's horse carriage · Wu's ship
P.I.X.A.L.: Samurai VXL · Samurai X Mech
Team: Destiny's Bounty · Ultra Sonic Raider · Destiny's Bounty 2.0 · Ultra Stealth Raider · Land Bounty · Ninja catamarans · Jungle Chopper Bikes · Hydro Bounty

Villain vehicles

Skulkin Vehicles: Skulkin Mech · Skull Truck · Turbo Shredders
Serpentine Vehicles: Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Rattlecopter · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train
Stone Army: Garmatron · Hopper · Stone Army Mech · Tusk · Warrior Bikes
Nindroids: Arcturus · Destructoid · Golden Master's Mech · Hover-Copters · Jet fighters · Lunar rovers · Nindroid MechDragon · Security Mechs · Security tanks
Anacondrai warriors: Anacondrai Battle Mechs · Anacondrai buggy · Blade-Copter · Chenosaurus · Chen's blimp · Chen's Ferry · Clouse's stone mech · Condrai Crusher
Ghost Warriors: Chain Cycle · Ghost ship · Mech-enstein
Sky Pirates: Misfortune's Keep · Raid Zeppelin · Sky Shark
Vermillion: Iron Doom · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Vermillion Ship
Sons of Garmadon: Oni Bike · Oni Chopper · Stone Booster Bike · Street Bikes
Dragon Hunters: Destiny's Wing · Dieselnaut · HunterCopter
Unagami's Army: Empire Dragon · Noodle Truck of Crime · Quad Bikes
Keepers: Keepers' catamaran

Other vehicles

Cliff Gordon's yacht · Firstbourne Mech · Garbage trucks · Jalopy · Noodle trucks · R.E.X. · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Salvage M.E.C.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie vehicles

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

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