Spinners are apparatuses that real-life players can use while playing Ninjago Spinners. The original spinners from 2011 and 2012 came with three to five LEGO bricks, colors and designs pertaining to the traits of whichever character is included. The spinners themselves are used to represent Spinjitzu used by the ninja. However, the spinner sets came with Serpentine and Skulkin as well. The spinners come with collectible trading cards.
These bricks are used to lock the spinner in place, elevate the spinner, and give protection to a character during battle. The bricks included include two 1x2 bricks, a 2x2 plate, and occasionally two snaps used for attaching weapons directly to the spinner.
All spinner sets come with some Character Cards and Battle Cards. One can spin longer if a 2x2 plate with a rounded bottom is put on the bottom side of the spinner, which allows better balance for the spinner. Weapons can also be added to the spinner. spinner crowns can also be put on top of spinners for added decoration. The spinner crowns usually consist of a part that can be used to put on top of the spinner.
- 2111 Kai
- 2112 Cole
- 2113 Zane
- 2114 Chopov
- 2115 Bonezai
- 2116 Krazi
- 2170 Cole DX
- 2171 Zane DX
- 2172 Nya
- 2173 Nuckal
- 2174 Kruncha
- 2175 Wyplash
- 2254 Mountain Shrine
- 2255 Sensei Wu
- 2256 Lord Garmadon
- 2257 Spinjitzu Starter Set
Training Sets and Starter Sets
- 9561 Kai ZX
- 9562 Lasha
- 9563 Kendo Zane
- 9564 Snappa
- 9566 Samurai X
- 9567 Fang-Suei
- 9569 Spitta
- 9570 NRG Jay
- 9571 Fangdam
- 9572 NRG Cole
- 9573 Slithraa
- 9574 Lloyd ZX
- 9590 NRG Zane
- 9591 Weapon Pack
- 70633 Kai Spinjitzu Master
- 70634 Nya Spinjitzu Master
- 70635 Jay Spinjitzu Master
- 70636 Zane Spinjitzu Master
- 70637 Cole Spinjitzu Master
- 70659 Spinjitzu Kai
- 70660 Spinjitzu Jay
- 70661 Spinjitzu Zane
- 70662 Spinjitzu Cole
- 70681 Spinjitzu Slam - Lloyd
- 70682 Spinjitzu Slam - Jay
- 70683 Spinjitzu Slam - Zane
- 70688 Kai's Spinjitzu Ninja Training
- 70689 Lloyd's Spinjitzu Ninja Training
- 70690 Jay's Spinjitzu Ninja Training
- During toy development, the first designs for the spinners were built by Tommy Andreasen out of BIONICLE elements and had an appearance more akin to a ninja star.
- Although the Skulkin and Serpentine are unable to do Spinjitzu in the series, they have spinners (with the exception of Samukai, the Serpentine generals, Snike, and any Serpentine character introduced after Season 2). However, they are able do Spinjitzu in the graphic novels.
- One reason Lloyd was aged up in the episode "Child's Play" was because the product designers wanted to have him on a spinner. However, it's unknown why this was the case when Chokun, a character with short legs, had a spinner.
- The Legacy 2019 Spinners have new Spinjitzu molds that are more accurate to the show and work with the Spinjitzu Slam launchers.
- There are currently 33 different spinners existing in the Ninjago toyline.
- Kai is the only ninja to have a spinner for each of the five possible outfits- original, DX, Kendo, ZX, and NRG.
- In the waves of 2012, the spinners were remodeled, with holes underneath for additional weaponry, the studs on top of the spinners became hollow, and each spinner came with a "crown" for usage. These crowns paved the way for Crown Cards.
- Spinners for The LEGO Ninjago Movie (Lloyd) and Season 8 (the other five) came out in 2018.
- Spinners were replaced with a similar new item, the Airjitzu Flyers, in 2015—three years after their sudden discontinuation.
- Spinners first appeared in the game, Spinjitzu Scavenger Hunt.
- Destiny of Doom marks the first appearance of a spinner in the story's supplemental materials (comics, in this case). In it, the first part of Garmadon's Doomsday Weapon resembles a purple 2012 spinner but with its crown attached to the bottom.
- LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin marks the second appearance of spinners in the story.
- The Spinners were originally discontinued by the end of 2012. However, they returned in 2017.
- Wu and Garmadon are the only characters to have spinners who aren't ninja to be shown to use Spinjitzu in the show. Misako, the Overlord, Doubloon, and Aspheera are later shown to use Spinjitzu but do not have spinners.
- The Skulkin mini-figures have arms with horizontally-clipped hands in all their Spinjitzu Spinner set appearances to allow them to hold weapons outward, since unlike normal mini-figures their hands aren't able to move on their own.
- In the 2020 summer wave, there were spinners in the normal sets for the board game.
- In the lego life magazine there were pictures of Spinjitzu (2019) .
Spinjitzu Masters (2017-2018)
Spinjitzu Slam (2019)
Spinjitzu Burst (2020)
Spinjitzu Ninja Training (2022)
- Blocks magazine Issue 75, page 61
- https://youtu.be/BNkNtFulMwA?t=4489 (live-chat)