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“Hey, we didn't look like that back then.”
“I told you, it was an enhanced visual augmentation.”
“Whatever.”
— Kai and Zane, "Elemental Rider"

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu is a series of six videos from the LEGO website made to promote the Ninjago Legacy sets. It is preceded by Season 9 and succeeded by Season 10. A team of painters is creating a mural of the Ninjas' past victories, while the team train in the newly rebuilt Monastery of Spinjitzu and reminisce about the past.

The flashbacks are canon, but with some details being different than what actually occurred because they are fantasies, dreams, or visual augmentations.[1]

Official Description

The ninja of LEGO® NINJAGO® are rebuilding the Monastery of Spinjitzu after it was burned down by the Hypnobrai tribe. To preserve the Legacy of Spinjitzu for generations to come, Master Wu is overseeing the making of a mural that depicts some of the most defining and epic moments in the history of Spinjitzu. Watch these all-new original stories to see how the ninja remember past LEGO NINJAGO adventures!

Plot

Master Class

Master Wu gives the Ninja a review in Spinjitzu and they all end up being covered in gold paint.

Green and Gold

Lloyd dreams of what happened to the Ultra Dragon, and finds that he returned to the First Realm.

The Weekend Drill

Cole, driving his newly rebuilt Earth Driller, gets called to fight the Giant Stone Warrior in Kryptarium Prison.

Elemental Rider

Zane and Kai recall a time when they fought off some Venomari using their Golden Weapons in vehicle form.

Blue Lightning

Jay remembers beating Pythor off of some noodle trucks using his jet.

Samurai X-Treme

Nya talks about how she would upgrade her Samurai Mech if she had made it today.

Episodes

Season Ep # Series Ep # Image Episode name Airdate
1 Mini-Movie
Master Class Title Card
"Master Class" December 19,

2018

2 Mini-Movie
Green and Gold Title Card
"Green and Gold" December 19, 2018
3 Mini-Movie
The Weekend Drill Title Card
"The Weekend Drill" December 19,

2018

4 Mini-Movie
Elemental Rider Title Card
"Elemental Rider" December 19,

2018

5 Mini-Movie
Blue Lightning Title Card
"Blue Lightning" December 19,

2018

6 Mini-Movie
Samurai X-Treme Title Card
"Samurai X-Treme" December 19,

2018

Trivia

  • It appears that the inconsistency between the designs used in the Legacy sets and how the events actually happened in the show is explained by the Ninja remembering the past in an exaggerated way, or having selective memory.
    • The movies are confirmed to be canon by Tommy Andreasen, explaining that "Two of them are set in present day. The other 4 all start and end in present day; however, the stories are memories, fantasies, dreams, visual augmentations which means they are saturated by the ninja's current state of mind and self image."
      • The only flashback that seems to be completely accurate is the one in "The Weekend Drill", as it takes place after Season 9, and Cole having the Earth Driller is explained as Nya giving him a new one as a gift. The Giant Stone Warrior he fights is the same one from Season 2, which is still in Kryptarium Prison.
      • Zane explains that the reason he and Kai look different than they actually did in a data log of a fight with Venomari taking place at some point during the first season is because it is a visual augmentation, and he has selective memory to make himself look cooler.
      • Lloyd looks and sounds like he currently does in a flashback that takes place after the second season because it is a dream. What remains consistent, is that he does not have green eyes.
      • In Nya's flashback to her Samurai X days, she imagines the additions she would give to her mech if she had made it in the present, saying that she would have made it less bulky.
      • Jay's flashback to using the Nunchucks of Lightning in a fight against Pythor during Season 1 is a day-dream.
  • In the Monastery of Spinjitzu, there is a mural most of the adventures of the Ninja going from the confrontation with the Skulkin of the Pilot Episodes until the confrontation with Garmadon in Season 9: Hunted. Even the Dark Island Trilogy is included. "Day of the Departed," however, is not.
  • Nya encounters a young Harumi and her parents in the village she helps save them from the Skulkin in "Samurai X-Treme."
  • Killow and Ultra Violet appear in "The Weekend Drill." The Fold also makes an appearance as prisoners at Kryptarium.

Gallery

References

  1. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1075713014085640193
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Episodes
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
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
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
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
Wu's Teas
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
Sons of Garmadon
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 1. The Darkness Comes · 2. Into the Breach · 3. The Fall · 4. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 1. True Potential Wasted · 2. Questing for Quests · 3. A Rocky Start · 4. The Belly of the Beast · 5. TBA · 6. TBA · 7. TBA · 8. TBA · 9. TBA · 10. TBA · 11. TBA · 12. TBA · 13. TBA · 14. TBA · 15. TBA · 16. TBA · 17. TBA · 18. TBA · 19. TBA · 20. TBA · 21. TBA · 22. TBA · 23. TBA · 24. TBA · 25. TBA · 26. TBA · 27. TBA · 28. TBA · 29. TBA · 30. TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2020 Installment 1. TBA