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- Not to be confused with the in-universe game.
Season 12 of LEGO Ninjago, subtitled Prime Empire, is preceded by Season 11 and the Prime Empire Original Shorts. Jay is the mascot character and possibly the focus Ninja. Emperor Unagami serves as the main antagonist, and Unagami's Army—the Red Visors and the Rat Pack—serve as the villainous faction.
The first teaser was released on LEGO.com on January 31, 2020, and was released on YouTube on February 5, 2020. The season itself is set to release in the first half of 2020. The first English release date for the first episode is March 21 on Cartoon Network Asia.
A trailer was released on the LEGO Youtube channel on March 10, 2020.
Trailer: “Would you like to enter Prime Empire?” In the hyped video game, Prime Empire, you can be whoever you want to be. Jay, ever the avid gamer, can’t wait to start playing. But when hundreds of players, and Jay, suddenly start vanishing without a trace, the ninja need to get inside the game and find out who is playing Unagami. Now they must compete in adventures and difficult game worlds, win all three Key-tanas – and only then can they face the evil Unagami. Can they reach the final level and beat the game?
- Anthony Bruton Nelli - Bill Newton
- Antonia - Brynna Drummond
- Benny - Andrew Francis
- Beta Jay 137 - Andrew Francis
- Bob - Colin Murdock
- Clutch Powers - Ian James Corlett
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Cyrus Borg - Lee Tockar
- Dareth - Alan Marriott
- Dee-Jay 81 - Paul Dobson
- Fred Finely - Bill Newton
- Fugi-Dove - Adrian Petriw
- Gayle Gossip - Kelly Sheridan
- Hausner - TBA
- Hyper-Sonic - Matt Hill
- Jake - Nicholas Holmes
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Jaybird 64 - Kelly Metzger
- Jaywalkin 238 - Bill Newton
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Lil' Nelson - David Reynolds
- Lloyd Garmadon - Sam Vincent
- Milton Dyer - Mark Hildreth
- Noble - Paul Dobson
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- Okino - Alessandro Juliani
- P.I.X.A.L. - Jennifer Hayward
- Police Commissioner - Michael Donovan
- Racer Seven - Shannon Chan-Kent
- Red Visors - Sam Vincent
- Richie - TBA
- Scott - Adrian Petriw
- Soto - Alan Marriott
- Sushimi - TBA
- The Mechanic - Michael Antonakos
- Ultra Violet - Sharon Alexander
- Unagami - Dean Redman
- Vinny - Gavin Langelo
- Wu - Paul Dobson
- Zane - Brent Miller
|Season Ep #||Series Ep #||Image||Episode name||Airdate|
|1||129||"Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire?"||March 21, 2020 (Asia)|
|2||130||"Dyer Island"||March 21, 2020 (Asia)|
|3||131||"Level Thirteen"||March 29, 2020 (Asia)|
|4||132||"Superstar Rockin' Jay"||March 29, 2020 (Asia)|
|5||133||"I am Okino"||April 11, 2020|
|6||134||"The Glitch"||April 11, 2020|
|7||135||"The Cliffs of Hysteria"||April 12, 2020|
|8||136||"The Maze of the Red Dragon"||April 12, 2020|
|9||137||"One Step Forward, Two Steps Back"||April 18, 2020|
|10||138||"Racers Seven"||April 18, 2020|
|11||139||"The Speedway Five-Billion"||April 19, 2020|
|12||140||"Stop, Drop and Side Scroll"||April 19, 2020|
|13||141||"Ninjago Condidential"||April 26, 2020|
|14||142||"The Prodigal Father"||April 26, 2020|
|15||143||"The Temple of Madness"||TBA|
- 71706 Cole's Speeder Car
- 71707 Kai's Mech Jet
- 71708 Gamer's Market
- 71709 Jay and Lloyd's Velocity Racers
- 71710 Ninja Tuner Car
- 71711 Jay's Cyber Dragon
- 71712 Empire Temple of Madness
- 71713 Empire Dragon
- It was first revealed to exist by a LEGO designer on The Eljay Johnsen Show.
- According to Tommy Andreasen in 2019, Ninjago will continue for at least two more years.
- While Zane does not appear in the first teaser trailer, he is shown in a small clip, not accompanying the Ninja when they enter Prime Empire.
- The reason why he doesn't go with the Ninja is because Zane and P.I.X.A.L. they must not enter the game or their programming could change.
- There will be an episode focused on Zane and P.I.X.A.L. releasing in this season.
- Zane only appears in one set: 71708 Gamer's Market, but he does not have a Digi Suit in any of the known sets so far; he actually exhibits the pink variant of his Training/Original gi from the fifth episode of Season 1, "Can of Worms." His Digi suit was seen in a poster lift out from an issue of Ninjago Magazine and a trading card.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, his favorite fight will be in the next chapter, indicating that the "chapter" format of the previous season may continue.
- This will be the third season to have all of the Ninja use their robes from a previous season.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, this season was inspired by the Polybius urban legend.
- According to Ashley Lynch, a screenwriter that works on Ninjago, five more teaser trailers and the full trailer will be released soon after the first teaser trailer was released. It was also revealed that more trailers will come in the first Season 12's teaser trailer's official description.
- This season will feature Cyrus Borg's first speaking role since The Hands of Time. While he appeared in March of the Oni, he did not speak at any point in the season.
- The Cartoon Network Asia website refers to the season as "Season 2", similarly to the previous season being called "Season 1" by various sources, as the WildBrain-animated seasons are often considered a separate show to the pre-Season 11 seasons.
- The intro for the season is similar to the intro for the previous season in that it changes with every episode, showcasing the events of the previous episode. It is also the second intro to not feature the "Masters of Spinjitzu" subtitle or use episode numbering, and is the fifth consecutive intro to not showcase the Ninjas' names. It also features a new rendition of The Weekend Whip.
- The new rendition of The Weekend Whip, titled "The Arcadian Whip", was released on March 15th, 2020.
- Nya is seen performing a move similar to Airjitzu in the official trailer.
- In the official trailer, Jay can be seen performing the dance "Hype" from the highly popular video game Fortnite.
- It will premiere in Japan on March 29, 2020.
- A promo airing on Cartoon Network Asia mistakenly calls this season Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 
- Amount of times a different character reads a title card:
- ↑ https://www.cartoonnetworkasia.com/videos/ninjago-prime-empire-shorts-upgrade
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNZPEsIrsbs
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 https://m.imdb.com/title/tt10650946/episodes/?season=2
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nITpZW6UrUE&t=3m21s
- ↑ https://twitter.com/tommyandreasen/status/1151893642006663172?s=21
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1190397706356903936
- ↑ https://twitter.com/kaifiremastertv/status/1209131743896317954
- ↑ https://mobile.twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1197565619786461186
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1225128285304213509
- ↑ https://mobile.twitter.com/ashleylynch/status/1225114982704013313
- ↑ https://youtu.be/j09h3yVVMnA