“We cannot abandon the Fire. The Fire is life! We must protect it.”
"Fire Maker"
Season 11, Episode 17
S11 E17
Air date August 24, 2019 (Malaysia)
September 16, 2019 (Australia)
October 4, 2019 (Canada)
December 14, 2019 (US)
Written by Bragi Schut
Directed by Daniel Ife
Episode guide
"The Never-Realm"
"An Unlikely Ally"

Fire Maker is the seventeenth episode of the eleventh season, and the 115th episode overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired in Malaysia on August 24, 2019. It aired in the US on December 14, 2019, paired up with "The Never-Realm." However, in most other countries, it was paired up with "An Unlikely Ally."


The Ice Emperor learns of the ninja's arrival and sends his Blizzard Samurai warriors to destroy them and the villagers who sheltered them.

Extended: As the ninja prepare to head off in search of the Ice Emperor's castle where Zane is imprisoned, two Ice Fishers arrive with dire news: the Ice Emperor has dispatched his Blizzard Samurai to destroy the village! The ninja must put off their quest in order to help the villagers defend themselves, and their precious "hearth-fire," which must be protected at all costs, since it cannot be relit. Despite their efforts, in the attack, the hearth-fire is extinguished. Devastated the Ice Fishers prepare to meet an icy fate. But Kai refuses to give in to despair and musters some small vestige of his former elemental powers to reignite the hearth-fire, earning him the nick-name, "Fire-Maker."


Uthaug and Boma are walking down a path in the forest carrying fish and discussing how to pronounce "Ninjago" when they hear the sound of someone marching their way. After realizing that it's the Blizzard Samurai, they quickly head back to warn everyone.

Back at the Great Lake, Lloyd and Sorla discuss the path to get to the Castle of Ice. She talks about having to be very quiet when you progress through Mala Wujira or else Wujira will "strike you down."

When Lloyd heads outside, Kai and Jay try on new snowshoes that will help them walk through the snow. Meanwhile, Nya finds that she can't get a signal on the Titan Mech despite having been able to do so before. While they are talking, Uthaug and Boma arrive at the Great Lake to warn the other Ice Fishers. Sorla commands them to head inside so that they can regroup.

Inside their base, the Elders throw ideas around on what they should do, but disagreements arise. Sorla then states that they can't leave the Hearth Fire and they must protect it. When Kai asks if they can light another Fire, he is met by criticism from the Ice Fishers. Sorla explains that they can't light another Fire since the weather is too cold. After stating that they can't transport the Fire, Sorla makes it clear that they will protect it; the Ninja agree that they will help.


The Ninja and the villagers prepare for the Blizzard Samurai.

When the Ice Fishers and the Ninja head out to prepare, Kai stays behind with Sorla. He explains that if he had his powers, he could solve the problem, but without them, he can't help. Sorla tells him that Elemental Powers can't be stolen, and it will come back.

The Ice Fishers and the Ninja quickly prepare and by sunrise, they are able to create a fortress and arm the civilians with weapons. 

At night, the first barrage of attacks begin when a plethora of arrows come streaking at the Ice Fishers. They are able to dodge it, but see Blizzard Samurai at their footsteps. The Blizzard Sword Masters and Archers end up attacking but many shatter into ice when hit. When Lloyd is fighting one of the Blizzard Warriors, it changes face, but not for very long. During the battle, Kai was hit by Grimfax, and he attempts to destroy him, but Lloyd defends his fellow Ninja before Cole uses his Earth Punch to send Grimfax flying. However, Grimfax doesn't give up and pursues the house with the Sacred Fire and ultimately takes it out. The Blizzard Samurai then retreat after accomplishing their goal.


Kai regains his powers.

The Ice Fishers sit around the empty Hearth Fire, freezing in the winter night. Seeing this, Kai continues to blame himself for not having his Elemental Powers. He tries once more to light a fire, and this time, although shown having slight difficulty doing so, is able to create the Fire. The Ice Fishers chant "Fire Maker" due to his success and their wonder.

Meanwhile, General Vex is watching this unfold using his crystal and is upset about the fire being restored.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited


  • Narrator: Kai
  • Kai's Elemental Powers return, though not completely as he is shown having slight difficulty producing Fire.
  • The battle with the Blizzard Samurai to protect the fire can be compared to that of the Battle for Helm's Deep from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
  • Vex appears in this episode but doesn't speak.
  • It is revealed that while the Blizzard Sword Masters and Blizzard Archers are comprised entirely of Ice, the Blizzard Warriors are seemingly corrupted by it.
  • When Kai tried to defend himself with a stick but only to get it cut into pieces by the Grimfax's axe, it was similar to "Day of the Departed," where Cole tried to defend himself with a sword but only to get cut into pieces by Master Yang's Yin Blade.
    • Ironically, both Yang and Grimfax also get knocked away by Cole when he used his Earth Punch.



For the gallery of the episode, click here.

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Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1: Rise of the Snakes 1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja 14. Darkness Shall Rise · 15. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 16. Double Trouble · 17. Ninjaball Run · 18. Child's Play · 19. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 20. The Stone Army · 21. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 22. The Last Voyage · 23. Island of Darkness · 24. The Last Hope · 25. Return of the Overlord · 26. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3: Rebooted 27. The Surge · 28. The Art of the Silent Fist · 29. Blackout · 30. The Curse of the Golden Master · 31. Enter the Digiverse · 32. Codename: Arcturus · 33. The Void · 34. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: The Tournament of Elements 35. The Invitation · 36. Only One Can Remain · 37. Versus · 38. Ninja Roll · 39. Spy for a Spy · 40. Spellbound · 41. The Forgotten Element · 42. The Day of the Dragon · 43. The Greatest Fear of All · 44. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5: Possession 45. Winds of Change · 46. Ghost Story · 47. Stiix and Stones· 48. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 49. Peak-a-Boo · 50. Kingdom Come · 51. The Crooked Path · 52. Grave Danger · 53. Curseworld, Part I · 54. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6: Skybound 55. Infamous · 56. Public Enemy Number One · 57. Enkrypted · 58. Misfortune Rising · 59. On a Wish and a Prayer · 60. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 61. Wishmasters · 62. The Last Resort · 63. Operation Land Ho! · 64. The Way Back
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Special Day of the Departed
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Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8: The Sons of Garmadon 75. The Mask of Deception · 76. The Jade Princess · 77. The Oni and the Dragon · 78. Snake Jaguar · 79. Dead Man's Squall · 80. The Quiet One · 81. Game of Masks · 82. Dread on Arrival · 83. True Potential· 84. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9: Hunted 85. Firstbourne · 86. Iron & Stone · 87. Radio Free Ninjago · 88. How to Build a Dragon · 89. The Gilded Path · 90. Two Lies, One Truth · 91. The Weakest Link · 92. Saving Faith · 93. Lessons for a Master · 94. Green Destiny
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Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 99. Wasted True Potential · 100. Questing for Quests · 101. A Rocky Start · 102. The Belly of the Beast · 103. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 104. The News Never Sleeps · 105. Ninja vs Lava · 106. Snaketastrophy · 107. Powerless · 108. Ancient History · 109. Never Trust a Human · 110. Under Siege · 111. The Explorers Club · 112. Vengeance is Mine! · 113. A Cold Goodbye · 114. The Never-Realm · 115. Fire Maker · 116. An Unlikely Ally · 117. The Absolute Worst · 118. The Message · 119. The Traveler's Tree · 120. Krag's Lament · 121. Secret of The Wolf · 122. The Last of the Formlings · 123. My Enemy, My Friend · 124. The Kaiju Protocol · 125. Corruption · 126. A Fragile Hope · 127. Once and for All · 128. Awakenings
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