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This is about the blacksmith shop. For the set, see 2508 Blacksmith Shop. For the weapons of Spinjitzu, also referred to as the "Four Weapons", see Golden Weapons.
“And the shop is called "Four Weapons," not "For Browsing." Either buy something or go peddle your insults somewhere else.”

Four Weapons Blacksmith, informally referred to as the smithy,[1] is a family-owned blacksmith shop in the village of Ignacia. It was home to Nya and Kai before Master Wu recruited Kai and invited Nya to live with him and join the ninja.

History

Prior to the series

Shortly after Garmadon's banishment to the Underworld, Master Wu, for fear of his own demise, drew a map of where the Four Weapons were located and gave it to an honest man, who was Kai and Nya's father, Ray.[2]

In the blacksmith shop, Ray and Maya forged four Time Blades so Wu and Garmadon could defeat Krux and Acronix. Years later, Krux would disguise himself and befriend Maya and Ray at the blacksmith. When he revealed himself, he kidnapped them and forced them to create armor and weapons, threatening to harm their children if they didn't.[3]

With their parents gone, Kai and Nya took over running the shop.

Way of the Ninja

Kai and Nya were working in Four Weapons on the day Wu returned to the village. Kai had failed to create a sword due to his impatience. Kai became annoyed when Wu started to complain about the lack of tools for a ninja.

When the Skulkin army attacked the village, Kai and Nya left the shop unguarded while they went to fight the skeletons. This left a way for Nuckal and Kruncha to invade the store in search of the map.

Weapons of Destiny

Nya returned to the shop while Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane traveled to the Underworld on their dragons to rescue Master Wu, leaving a candle lit. When they returned, she was excited to greet them.

Secrets of the Blacksmith

It was decided at some point that Nya would move in with the ninja at the Monastery of Spinjitzu, so Jay took her back to Four Weapons on Wisp to pick up a few of her things which turned out to be weapons. She told Jay to wait outside while she did so, only to be cornered by Wyplash, Krazi, Chopov, and Bonezai. She promptly took care of them and left with Jay.

Never Trust a Snake

Pythor and Lloyd Garmadon went near the shop during their spree of various misdemeanors.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

In the past, the ninja would land in front of the blacksmith shop to stop Garmadon from changing the past. The shop will eventually be ambushed by Skulkin, but after they retreat, Past Kai wanted to fix the business.

Day of the Departed

Kai and Nya returned to Four Weapons for the Day of the Departed, lighting a lantern in honor of their parents. While there, the two were ambushed by Master Chen who launched a missile into the shop, setting it ablaze. However, after a brief skirmish, they managed to defeat him.

The Attack (flashback)

When Kai recognizes the symbol on the Vermillion warrior helmet, he remembers the gong in the blacksmith shop had the same symbol.

Secrets Discovered

Kai went to visit the Blacksmith shop to look for clues about his parents' disappearance. Angered that they might be traitors, he hit the gong, activating a hidden trapdoor to a room filled with weapons that his father had made, including the Dragon Blade.

After Season 7

At some point, Maya and Ray returned to the blacksmith shop and resumed work there.[4]

Master of the Sea

Maya told Nya that she and Ray were returning to the shop, as they had lots of work waiting for them there.

LEGO.com description

This small business, also known as The Four Weapons, originally belonged to Kai and Nya’s parents. It was renowned for the quality of its product, particularly the swords, which were incredibly durable. After Lord Garmadon was banished to the Underworld, Wu hid the Four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu and created a map to their locations. He entrusted the map to Kai’s father, who hid it in the shop (thus the name The Four Weapons). After his death, Kai and Nya took over running the shop.[5]

Appearance

The shop is a small two story building with elegant sloped roofs and a sign out front. The first floor contains the actual forge, racks of samurai helmets and swords, as well as a small phone hanging on the wall. A bed is nestled in the other corner near a large window, and there is a set of stairs that leads to the second floor. Hitting the gong on the wall opens a secret basement under the shop, where the Dragon Blade was located, and several other things, such as the Vermillion helmet.

The shop's wares

Some of the items sold at Four Weapons Blacksmith:

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Video games

Trivia

  • As confirmed by the Ninjago museum description (see above), the name of the blacksmith shop indicates that it was named after Master Wu gave the map to Ray, as it was named after the four Golden Weapons.
    • The name might also be a pun on "for weapons", since the shop sells weapons. Kai references this in "Way of the Ninja" when he tells Wu to leave the shop.
  • The Chinese symbols (忍者) on the sign translates to "ninja."
  • An early name for the shop was "Four Arms Blacksmith," with "Arms" being a synonym for "Weapon." At this point, it was already decided that Garmadon would gain four arms, so this would have been a reference to that.[6]
  • This is the first building shown in the show.
  • When asked about the possible difference between Ray and Maya's and Kai and Nya's roles working at the shop, Tommy Andreasen said, "I'm not sure that really matters."[7]

Gallery

Promotional media

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 7: The Hands of Time

In other media

References

Locations

Landmarks

Kingdoms, cities and villages: Abandoned village · Coastal village · Farmers' village · Hono Mizu · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Keepers' Village · Kingdom of Shintaro · Merlopia · Metalonia · Ninjago City · Nom · Oni land · Ouroboros · Serpentine village · Spinjago (non-canon) · Stiix · Valley of the Sphinx · Village in the valley · Village of Haru · Village of the Formlings
Jungles and forests: Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Forest of Tranquility · Glimwillow Woods · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Jankikai Jungle · Primeval's Eye · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Vermillion Swamps · Wildwood Forest
Mountains, caves and canyons: Caves of Despair · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Geckle Strong-Cave · Golden Peaks · Hollow's Bluff · Ice Cave · Haunted Hill · Mala-Wojira · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · No Man's Bluff · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Shintaro Mountain · Story cave · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · The Teeth · Torchfire Mountain · Wailing Alps
Tombs and graveyards: Anacondrai Tomb · Cemetery of Souls · Constrictai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Graveyard of ships · Hypnobrai Tomb · Lost Tomb of Impending Peril · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Tomb of the Stone Army · Venomari Tomb
Water areas: Black River · Boiling Sea · Endless Sea · Frozen pond · Hollow's Trench · Lightning Lagoon · Northern Ocean · River of Darkness · Shadow Bay · Spirit Coves · Tartarus Trench
Islands: Ninjago · Chen's Island · Dark Island · Dyer Island · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Island of the Keepers · Lighthouse Island · Squawk Island · Tiger Widow Island
Deserts: Desert of Doom · Sea of Sand
Other: Arctic (non-canon) · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Bottomless pit · Chen's camp · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · End line · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Ice labyrinth · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago wharfs · Ninjago Zoo · Outer space · The Pit · The Pit (Shintaro) · Rift of Return · Route 23 · Storm belt · Strangler's Path · Temporal vortex

Buildings and establishments

Temples, palaces, fortresses and monasteries: Anacondrai Temple · Castle of Ice · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Crystal Temple · Fire Temple · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garmadon's monastery · Hanging Temple · Ice Temple · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Merlopian Palace · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mountain monastery · Ninja Dojo Temple · Oni Temple · Palace (Shintaro) · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid of the Sphinx · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine Pyramid · Serpentine's underground fortress · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Felis · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of Wojira
Stores and establishments: Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorer's Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garbage depot · Gas station · Geckle courthouse · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Kai's dojo · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison (Cell one) · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Mystake's Tea Shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hall · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Park · Noodle factory · Repo yard · Ronin's pawn shop · Serpentine library · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Storm Farms · Twitchy Tim's gas station · Vast Industries · Dance class · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern
Houses and apartments: Cliff Gordon's estate · Dareth's apartment · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Hero's Suite · Sally's farm · The Mechanic's headquarters · Vermillion Dome of Doom
Other: Borg Tower (Borg Tower vaults) · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's Royal Arena · Dragon's Forge · Hall of Villainy · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi's Labyrinth Stronghold · Munce arena · Old electronics warehouse · Oni stronghold · Palace gardens · Pythor's base · S.O.G. Headquarters · Sewers · The Mechanic's warehouse · Tower of Tears (non-canon)

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Marketplace · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina

Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Ninjago · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

Other

Ethereal Divide · Grasslands

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's street food stall · Jungle of Lost Souls · Koko's apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations · Wu's temple

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