This is one of those rare posts where I tell you about something that I haven't experienced first-hand, but I NEEDED to get this in and let you know that the LEGO Ninjago movie is now out at Ster-Kinekor cinemas. We're going this weekend, I haven't seen a preview, but reviews look good, the trailer looked exciting, and where my son is concerned, you can't really go wrong with LEGO. Ever.
Here's the synopsis (not in my own words – apologies!): The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by wise-cracking and wise Master Wu, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad.
Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.
Tying in with the movie is the release of the LEGO Ninjago video game for Playstation and XBox. I haven't played around with it yet, but my son has, and it's been a great activity for him this weekend.
In the game, players battle against enemies as their favourite ninjas Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu to defend their home island of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army.
To do so, they must master the art of Ninjagility which allows them to traverse Ninjago by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninjaÂ’s combat skills. Players can harness the power of Spinjitzu combat to defend Ninjago together
The game features eight large, action-packed locations based on the story of the movie, each with its own Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test and battle with increasingly tougher enemies
Players can go up against their friends and family in four different game modes with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players.
The game is available at a recommended retail price of R699 from the likes of Takealot.