Tag Archives: Ninjas

This LEGO Dark Knight is more than black and dark gray

While LEGO Batman will forever be Will Arnett, there’s certainly room for creations that take the caped crusader a bit more seriously. For instance, check out this glorious scene from Batman Begins by Joe (jnj_bricks). Within their temple high in the Tibetan Himalayas, the League of Shadows is about to adopt a new member. But Bruce Wayne manages an escape from Ra’s al Ghul and his minions. Here we see the explosion that kicks off the action-packed scene, frozen in plastic-y time. And it’s a good thing, too, because it allows us plenty of time to admire Joe’s impressive use of Harry Potter wands in the vignette. Employed both in the windows above and the railings below, the pair of wands still attached to their sprue provide an interesting and hard-to-achieve texture in the model.

Ra's al Ghul’s Home

The bridge between two sides

It’s good versus evil in this LEGO ninja encounter by prolific builder Andreas Lenander. The rock work and attached vegetation has so much of that craggily goodness, setting an excellent scene for this showdown. The spindly trees, shaped primarily by flexible brown tubing is quite excellent! I appreciate the structural similarities of the large and small saplings; not an easy feat with these plastic bricks. But the star of this build is that awesome bridge technique. Relying heavily on connections not sanctioned by LEGO, the clips and bars forming this simple arch provide an even, repeatable texture that feels unique and yet still at home with the torii and the shrine at opposite ends.

Protecting the sanctuary

Golden Samurai

I think it’s high-time we offered another custom minifigure. NickGreat previously offered some gorgeous customs a few years back, and has posted the newest edition–his Golden Samurai.

via Classic-Castle


Andrew Lee (onosendai2600) builds one big bad mean looking samurai.


He says it is because every good guy needs a worthy opponent from time to time…well those weren’t his exact words.

The world has changed, Sensei

There tends to be some comfort in a glimmer of color, a bit of hope in a dark place. Seb Arts has illustrated that beautifully in his recent creation:

I really don’t think words do much justice for this piece, so I will let the photos stand for themselves. You can see more over on MOCpages.

A Ronin’s Duty

It’s rare to see a LEGO torii that has the correct proportions, but this one by Shannon Young looks like it would be perfect on a mountain path leading up to a Shinto shrine. It’s also quite nice in this LEGO scene featuring a ronin taking a final journey.

LEGO samurai diorama

When you leave the house determined not to see it again, you will come home safely

Stefan Käsmayer (-2×4-) captures the essence of a samurai house, complete with a well-tended garden and secure wall. I’m especially impressed with details like the slatted windows and stone base of the wall.


Here you shall find your inner peace

Sam W. (-infomaniac-) presents the Temple of the Tan Tiger complete with an interior, a backstory and his thoughts. It’s also a surprise to see a sci-fi builder build castle. Even among castle builders, it is rare to find a Japanese castle of this size and quality.

The Quest for Wisdom

Infomaniac has been working on a series which depicts a lone seeker on his quest for answers. I have to say that my favorite, so far, is this one. It is a striking build with a very clean presentation. Excellent!

Clear your mind

Hans Dendauw (tigmon74) captures the art of meditation in this well crafted vignette featuring the Ninjago minifigs.

Thanks for the tip Chris Phipson!

NinjaGo, LEGO Star Wars, and most 2011 LEGO sets now available [News]

Though this is for US & Canada only at the moment, nearly all of the first quarter 2011 LEGO sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online. As if that’s not enough of a temptation, you can still order in time for Christmas.

We here at The Brothers Brick are irrationally excited about what looks to be the silliest — and most awesome — of the 2011 themes. Fraukinder and mannkinder, I give you NinjaGo!


The premise appears to be that several brightly colored ninjas take on an army of undead in single combat using a technique called “spinjutsu”.


Seriously, how awesome is that? And don’t miss the ear-worm that is the NinjaGo theme song.

The 2011 LEGO City police sets feature a new dog, backpack, and crowbar.


And of course, the 2011 LEGO Star Wars sets are also now available — not least of which the ever-popular battle packs.

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Though I have yet to see a single episode of The Clone Wars, I’m intrigued by this non-gray Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship:


Finally, 10217 Diagon Alley will be shipping on January 1st, and is currently available for pre-order:


Ghost Dog

Fradel Gonzales (Slice151) pays tribute to RoninLUG and his new job with these two traditional Japanese warriors.