"The Realm of Shadows"
Season N/A, Episode N/A
Air date 2015
Written by Dan & Kevin Hageman[1]
Directed by Michael Braithwaite and Graeme Haddon[2]
Episode guide
"Curseworld, Part II"

The Realm of Shadows is a play featured at LEGOLAND in Malaysia. It takes place between Season 5 and Season 6.[3] It focuses on Clouse, who has survived the destruction of the Cursed Realm that resulted in the deaths of nearly all of its prisoners. With his allies gone, Clouse schemes to end Ninjago through his own sinister means, with the ninja embarking on a journey to stop his plans.


Kai and Nya are seen training when a teapot of Traveler's Tea appears as well as a mysterious egg. Kai then drops the egg and it hatches into Bandit. Then Clouse is seen in a shadowy temple and has somehow escaped the Cursed Realm, and is planning to plunge Ninjago into darkness by using Bandit, a young YinYang Dragon to complete a spell. Clouse tasked his Shadow Minions to capture Bandit. Kai and Nya are seen following Bandit when the Destiny’s Bounty appears and they board it. Lloyd, Cole, Zane, and Jay then appear. Zane tells them it is a YinYang Dragon.

The ninja take out their Elemental Blades as the Shadow Minions start attacking. The Shadow Minions take Bandit away, so Nya suggests that they jump off the bounty. Kai asked someone from the audience if they have a parachute underneath their sun hat, then blames that person for making them jump off the bounty, then Kai and Nya jump off of the ship and fall through some kind of rift into the Realm of Shadows. They find a trail of Bandit’s shed scales and follow it, also deducing it is Clouse behind all of it. They find the trail ends at the shadowy temple, and press down on three pressure locks and it opens the door, releasing a flood of water which Nya directs away from them. They hear the ceremony starting and they run into the temple. As Clouse starts the ceremony, they try to free Bandit but he refuses because he was turning into a Shadow Dragon. They fight off some Shadow Minions and encourage Bandit enough that he turns into a Light Dragon. The temple turns to crystal and Clouse runs off. Bandit starts flying around and the rest of the ninja appear. They find out the Traveler's Tea was destroyed and are stranded there. They then realize if they all combine their Spinjitzu, they will return home. They combine their Spinjitzu and then return home as planned.


Locations featured


  • The show was confirmed by Dan and Kevin Hageman on Twitter to be canon with the TV show.[4]
  • Bandit is a rare type of dragon called a YinYang Dragon which, depending on how it's raised, will grow up to a Light Dragon or a Shadow Dragon. The Shadow Dragon adulthood path is the one in which Clouse plans to use to plunge Ninjago into Darkness.
  • Nya states that Traveler's Tea is rare.
  • The original voice cast reprises their roles in the show.
  • The ninja wear their Honor robes despite the play debuting over a year before "Day of the Departed."
    • Tommy Andreasen explained, "The suits were designed as a 'greatest hits' version. The story takes place before Dark Island and DoD."[8]
  • An advertisement for the Possession referred to this as "THE SPECIAL 11TH EPISODE" and "THE LOST STORY."[9]
  • On the posters, Kai uses the face of Lloyd DX from 5004076 Minifigure Gift Set.




Special installments, mini-episodes, online promo series, and other media

Bloopers and outtakes

2011 blooper reel · 2014 blooper reel · LEGO NINJAGO Movie Outtakes and Bloopers · Season 13 blooper reel

Movie universe

Enter the Ninjago · The Master · The LEGO Ninjago Movie


The Realm of Shadows · Ninjago: The Ride · Master of the 4th Dimension

Mini-series and mini-movies

Wu-Cru · Villain Throwbacks · Meet the Ninja · Samurai X Rising · Happy Birthday to You! · Ninja Vlogs

Other media

Lloyd Garmadon's Blog · LEGO Life · Dragon Cam · LEGO NINJAGO Explained

Non-video games

Ninjago Spinners · Trading Card Game · Choose the Path

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