We were making a show for kids, but at that point I realized that NINJAGO had been around long enough for some of those kids to have grown up … and still love it.
Tommy Andreasen (born April 21, 1974) is a co-creator of Ninjago. He is a Senior Creative Manager at LEGO, a Danish producer, and assists in the creation of storylines and designs. He also has some, albeit minor, input on the sets. He is the writer of four of the mini-movies and all of the Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu.
- His Twitter page is a very popular source of information for the canon and behind-the-scenes details of the shows he has worked on.
- He does not have control over the distribution of the show.
- In addition to his work on Ninjago, he has also worked on Legends of Chima, Nexo Knights, and Hidden Side.
- Other themes he has worked on include City, Racers, Orient Expedition, Games, 4+, Alpha Team, Ultra Agents, and "Tons of unreleased stuff."
- When asked about his favorite between Ninjago, Legends of Chima, and Nexo Knights, he explained, "They are all great. They are three different types of show, so my mood will define my current favorite." However, Chima is his favorite realm, and Nexo Knights was the most fun to work on.
- He is the author of two non-canon Ninjago stories, Way of the Departed and The Splinter in the Blind Man's Eye.
- He, along with Sam Vincent, both share their names with professional basketball players.
- His favorite Ninjago minifigure is Kabuki Nya from the 2018 Bricktober pack and his favorite set is the Movie Destiny's Bounty. His favorite minifigure of all time is Eris from Legends of Chima.
- Andrea Thomson's name sounds similar to his, but reversed.
- Disregarding Elemental Powers and pure strength, he believes Cole would win in sparring matchup.
- Out of all the LEGO Ninjago characters, he relates to Cole and Wu.
- Kai is not really his favorite, as he likes the other ninja more.
- As of 2017, his favorite ninja were Jay, Nya, and Cole. In 2018, his favorites were Jay and Nya with a focus on them as a couple, and more recently, he has stated Cole is his favorite, with Nya "moving up the ranks."
- As of 2016, his favorite ninja friendship is Jay and Cole.
- Pythor and Chen are some of his favorite villains thanks to their humorous natures.
- Tournament of Elements is one of his favorite seasons, though he does not like the finale as much, while he appreciates Sons of Garmadon for its consistent quality throughout. His other favorites, as of 2017, included Rise of the Snakes and The Hands of Time.
- His favorite episode from the series is "Dead Man's Squall."
- His favorite Elemental Master, presumably besides the ninja, may be Chamille.
- At various points he has asked questions for the fans on Twitter, sometimes regarding things that would later be part of the show.
- He asked fans to list some things Wu would remember most from his life, and a montage of Wu's memories later appeared in "Saving Faith."
- He asked if the Ultra Dragon had been given a name in the show besides "Ultra Dragon," and Lloyd referred to the dragon as "Ultra" in "Green and Gold."
- He asked about Zane's visions before they returned in Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu.
- He also asked for fans' favorite fight scenes, favorite villain introductions, and favorite "Wu-isms".
- An interview was held with him on the occasion of the 10th anniversary, which was published on LEGO.com.
- He has stated that canon information only comes from the show, not from his tweets. However, his statements could most likely be considered canon unless they contradict the series at some point.
- He used to have brown hair.
- He has disagreed with the Hageman Brothers on the number of realms, whether the ninja's redesigns were caused by time travel, and whether an Elemental Master of Poison could harm a djinn.
- He likes to draw cape on pictures of Wu, because they look very dynamic. He also thinks that WildBrain animates them well.
- He advises to always consider the circumstances when one has criticisms of something. For example, he spoke on the less positive reception of Nexo Knights when compared to Ninjago and the fact that Ninjago outshone Nexo Knights.
- Sometimes he would draw characters and later reveal that they were characters shown or mentioned in then-unreleased episodes.
- He "owe[s] a lot" to the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the character E.T. is his favorite character of all time.]
- His favorite film is RoboCop.
- Coincidentally, he and Kevin Hageman were born on the same day in the same year.
- If he was transported into the world of Ninjago, the first person he would hug would be Dareth.
- He considers the WildBrain installments to be "chapters," and has not counted the installments as "seasons" after Hunted.
- His favorite season of the year is summer.
- This page appeared in an official LEGO video documenting the creation of "Golden Hour."
- He was the most proud of the fandom when a fan-made documentary was created to celebrate Ninjago's ten year anniversary.
- His favorite shot of Ninjago was when Wu walked up to the Four Weapons Blacksmith in "Way of the Ninja."
- He also hopes the last shot of Ninjago would look like that too.
- Though he has not appeared in the Ninjago TV series unlike a few of his fellow crew members, he seemingly appears in minifigure form in the book, Everything Is Awesome: A Search-and-Find Celebration of LEGO History.
Note: Drawings are chronologically organized based on when they were first posted, not necessarily when they were drawn.