LEGO Ninjago Alphabet
Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 1:57pm by Jason, BZPower Reporter
With the new LEGO Ninjago Movie sets coming out, the LEGO Brand Stores are going all out to make sure that visitors get the Ninjago experience. Part of this involved a handout they're giving to customers, which includes a checklist of activities to do in the store. But the most interesting bit is the inclusion of a Ninja Language Decoder. Read on for some scans of the handout.
The handout is two sided. The first includes a checklist of activities to do around the store involving the LEGO Ninjago Movie sets, such as their set-to-life digital interface and their "training dojo" building area. The second side includes a checklist of all the sets included in the first wave of The LEGO Ninjago Movie. (To note, some of the sets might not be available in the LEGO Brand Stores because they're retail exclusives. This includes 70610 Flying Jelly Sub, 70613 Garma Mecha Man, and 70616 Ice Tank.)
However, the most interesting inclusion is the Ninja Language Decoder. Many of the past Ninjago sets have included Chinese-like characters in their designs, from flags to vehicle decals. However, these were written in a fictional script, much like how LEGO designed the original Bionicle language. When the LEGO Ninjago Movie sets first came out, some AFOLs were already working on translations for the various symbols, such as in this Brickset article. However, this is the first time I've come across an official decoder of the Ninja language. Many of the LEGO Ninjago Movie sets and minifigures make use of these symbols, and now we have a nice and easy way to start translating all the hidden messages.
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