Wednesday, July 14, 2021

LEGO ABCs: N is for Ninjago

Welcome back to this week's blogging through the alphabet series, the letter N. I had a nice break last week and was able to do some catching up reading everyone's posts from the last few weeks. I hope you had a nice break too! This week we are on the letter N and I'll be posting about LEGO Ninjago. My co-host Chareen has been posting about various homeschool topics/advice and this week she'll be posting about Netflix in your homeschool. I'm excited to see what she shares! 

Before we get started let's have a glimpse of last week's letter M posts:

Okay, now for the letter N!
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I chose Ninjago because my boys have loved Ninjago for over a decade now. I've heard the Ninjago show playing in the background of our house for many years. I can sing the song and I even know a few facts about Ninjago! I have to admit it didn't use to be my thing (mostly just the boys), but recently I've kinda taken a liking to it. 

For our first build this week we have a Ninjago game that we built using this book. Made by one of my favorite LEGO bloggers, Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls, Sarah Dees, this book is called Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have. This is a book I purchased not too long ago for ideas for these posts. It has come in very handy and has some great ideas.

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I was so excited to find the Ninja Quest Board Game, no-instruction creative challenge to do for this week! That means there's no specific instructions just a picture and some ideas to get you started. 

It was pretty easy to make. I did a majority of the building part, but Alex helped me modify and come up with some more rules to make the game more challenging and fun. The building part was really fun. I did have to modify with pieces we had.

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The Completed Gameboard! We have a lot of Ninjago minifigs to use for game pieces to move around the board, and we even had some serpentine minifigs for decorations in the game too. Even Master Wu is at the end in the little hut.

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It's finally time to play the game. We started with the instructions given in the book, but quickly added some of our own rules to make things more fun and challenging. It was a really fun game. So fun that Alex wanted to play again!

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How is the game played? Basically, you roll the dice and move your game piece (in this case one of the ninja minifigs), and then depending on what color square you land in there are challenges or battles.

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I was the green ninja. I thought his expression throughout the game was very relatable.

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It didn't take a lot to add details and fun obstacles. We added a snake on this hill and decided that the player had to roll a 4 to pass the snake. I loved all the creative ideas that Alex came up with. He really got into it.

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Landing on a blue rectangle meant that the player had to do a "ninja" challenge (something that another player came up with). I challenged Alex to balance a bowl on his head and walk across the kitchen.

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This was a fun game to play. I am going to keep it together for a while because the kiddo wants to play it again. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of Master Wu at the end. But, of the 2 times that we've played it so far we both won once.

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie

This is a great movie. If you haven't seen it and you like LEGOs, I highly recommend it. The kids love it. We pulled it out to watch again and it still made us all laugh. The cat is our favorite.

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We also have several LEGO Ninjago sets that my boys have collected throughout the years. I am sure we could go and rebuild quite a few of them. This is the most recent one purchased by Aric. We need to rebuild it, but at least all the pieces are in one spot! No digging, yay! I am excited to help him rebuild this one. Right now I am still taking it apart.

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And, last but not least, the LEGO Ninjago tv series. I am going through and watching all the seasons with my youngest. I told him I wanted to know the full story, and he was thrilled to join me watching these. It's 10 seasons, so it might take us a while.

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I can almost sing along to the intro song completely, lol.

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What do you think about Ninjago? Have you seen it? Do your kids watch it? It's a big part of LEGO, and my boys have liked it since they were little. Good stories with fun characters.

That's finally all of our LEGO fun this week! Thank you for reading and joining us!

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4 comments:

  1. I don't think we have seen the movie, although my oldest may have at one point or another. I love how many different options there are for Lego.

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    1. It's a fun kids movie. Yes, there are so many things to build and create!

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  2. I've never heard of Ninjago before, but it looks interesting. That game looks awesome, I bet that was fun to build and be creative with.

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  3. You have definitely entered the realm that I don't know about with Lego. My girls have never had the slightest interest in Ninjago so I don't know a thing about it. I love how adaptable the blocks are for so many topics and ideas.

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