Every year there is something different that is the "hot" item to purchase for your children. This year the Lego Ninjago series is going to be near the top of the list. This is a whole series of Lego toys that come with an entire world of stories and adventures. First of all, you need to know that there is a television series that features the little men.

There is also a video game entitled Lego Battles Ninjago. In this game you build a powerful army that will adventure around as you search for long-lost powerful ninja weapons.  There are also a few games that you can play online at the Lego Ninjago website. All you have to do is log on and then create a character. 

Of course, there are also the traditional Lego kits that are surrounding this genre. There are 16 different models that you can choose from. Each of them make a different type of war vehicle.

The most interesting aspect of the is that each of the characters has its own personality. What interests me is that the characters have personalities that are believable. Here are a few examples of the characters that are available.


NyaCredit: Brickipedia.comNya is the sister of fire. She prefers to use the double daggers. Nya is sick and tried of the attitude among the other Ninjas that girls are not as good as boys. She trains hard and has to constantly be reminded by the sensui that patience will be rewarded.


KaiCredit: brickipedia.comKai is the "Ninja of Fire." His preferred weapon is the sword. Kai is destined for greatness, and he will stop at nothing in order to fulfil his destiny.  The problem with Kai is that he tends to strike out on his own without consulting his teammates first.


Ninjago JayCredit: brickipedia.comJay is the Ninja Of Lightning. Quick-witted and happy, Jay also tends to speak his mind without thinking first. He is the fastest ninja and was also the first to master Spinjitsu. Jay now has a crush on Nya, and he spends much of his time attempting to impress her.

This is just a few examples of the characters they have to build to world of the Ninjagos. What really impresses me is that the villains have more characters than the heroes. The notorious Snake Clan has 18 characters to choose from.

Aside from the characters, you can also explore the land of Ninjago with these kits. Each region has its own personality and set of adventures. My personal favorite is the Underworld. I enjoyed making a skeletal dinosaur, and collecting the skeleton figures! This was a great kit that I have enjoy immensely.

Like I mentioned earlier, there are many kits that you can purchase, each one of them has its own set of adventures for the Ninjas to overcome. Each one of these kits will draw you in and keep you engrossed for days, if not weeks.

I have greatly enjoyed exploring the land of Ninjago through these kits and characters with my children. I am sure that you will enjoy it as well.