“So, this is your home, my mysterious friend. You brought me here, but why?”
Zane, to the Falcon in "Tick Tock"

The hidden workshop[1] is a location in the world of Ninjago. It is Dr. Julien's underground laboratory and former home, used for creating robots and other inventions. This is where Dr. Julien built Zane, the Juggernaut, and the Falcon, and where he originally passed away.

The hidden workshop is built under the ground of Birchwood Forest, with its only entrance hidden in a birch tree. The only sign of the entrance is a symbol on the trunk, used by Dr. Julien to mark all of his creations.

History

Prior to the series

At some point in his life, Dr. Julien created his workshop in the Birchwood Forest. Over the years, he built several robotic inventions, culminating in his "son," Zane. For several decades, Dr. Julien took care of his son, taught him to cook, play with his inventions and so on.[2]

One day, an old man came to the Birchwood Forest, followed by winter. He was the first guest after a very long time. The Master of Ice was very interested in Zane, and as he left the workshop, he transferred his power to Zane. The next day, another old man knocked on the workshop door. He asked Dr. Julien where he could find Zane, whom he then visited a short distance from the workshop.[3]

A few years later, Dr. Julien died in his workshop and turned off Zane's memory switch.[2]

Moments after this, Samukai broke into the workshop and revived Dr. Julien with the help of Resurrectea and led the inventor to the lighthouse, forcing him to build vehicles for the Skulkin army.[4]

Tick Tock

The Falcon attempted to lead the ninja to the hidden workshop, but only Zane had the stamina to keep up with it as they arrived in Birchwood Forest. When the Falcon malfunctioned, Zane came upon the workshop, defeating the Juggernaut in battle when it attacked him. Inside the workshop, Zane found a set of blueprints which allowed him to repair the Falcon, but also discovered his own blueprints.

When the other three ninja found the hidden workshop, Zane revealed his true nature to them. Leaving their comrade to contemplate the revelation, they exited the workshop only to find it besieged by Treehorns. Meanwhile, Zane activated his "Memory" switch, discovering memories of his creator, Dr. Julien, who had built and raised the Nindroid in the workshop. Zane also learned that Dr. Julien had died in the workshop, but not before reaffirming his love of his artificial son and turning off his Memory switch to spare him the pain of losing a loved one. Shedding a single tear for his father/creator, Zane set out from the hidden workshop to aid his friends against the Treehorns.

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Trivia

  • In Season 8, there is no symbol on the door. It is unknown if this is an error or if a symbol was added later in the timeline.

Gallery

In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Concept Art

References

Locations

Landmarks

Abandoned village · Anacondrai Tomb · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Borg Tower Vaults · Bottomless pit · Castle of Ice · Caves of Despair · Chen's camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Coastal village · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dark Island · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Geckle courthouse · Geckle Strong-Cave · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Hall of Villainy · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hono Mizu · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Cave · Ice labyrinth · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala-Wojira · Manifestation Gate · The Mechanic's headquarters · The Mechanic's warehouse · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Merlopia · Metalonia · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce arena · Munce Home-Cave · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Park · Ninjago wharfs · Nom · No Man's Bluff · Oni land · Oni stronghold · Ouroboros · Outer space · The Pit · Primeval's Eye · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid (Sea of Sand) · Repo yard · Rift of Return · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Route 23 · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro · Shintaro Palace Gardens · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Vault · Storm belt · Story cave · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · Tartarus Trench · Temporal vortex · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Village in the valley · Wailing Alps · Well of Souls · Wildwood Forest

Buildings and establishments

Anacondrai Temple · Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's monastery · Chen's Royal Arena · Chen's Palace · Cliff Gordon's estate · Concert Hall · Borg Industries · Dareth's apartment · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Fire Temple · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garbage depot · Garmadon's monastery · Gas station · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Ice Fortress · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Lighthouse · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mystake's tea shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago sewers · Noodle factory · Old electronics warehouse · Oni Temple · Ronin's pawn shop · Royal Palace · Shintaro Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine's underground fortress · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of the Endless Sea · Tower of Tears (non-canon) · Twitchy Tim's shop · Underground Library · Vast Industries · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Vlad Tutu's dance class · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Gamer's Market · 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

The Sixteen Realms

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

Other

Ethereal Divide

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's shop · 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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