LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is proud to present the global debut of the live action Ninjago show – LEGO® Ninjago™ and the Realm of Shadows. The 20-minute show uses a mix of light mapping and special effects alongside the 1.2metre tall puppets, which are controlled by two puppeteers using the traditional Bunraku-style of performance to bring the show to life.
The puppet style show is inspired by the hit TV series based on the extremely popular ‘Ninjago – Masters of Spinjitzu’ and will be brought to life on stage with puppetry, video mapping, illusion, stage effects, all the characters, and music. The 20 minute show will feature a total of six puppets, each approximately 1.2m high, with every puppet carefully crafted and hand built by specialists. Scripted by award-winning Hollywood movie writers Kevin and Dan Hageman (who also wrote The LEGO Movie and the Ninjago™ TV series), the show has been created by an international team drawn from seven countries.
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort General Manager, Mark Germyn, said, “We are delighted to be the first LEGOLAND Park in the world to launch this attraction, and especially something on this scale. I’ve seen the work that goes behind the scenes, and we know that our visitors are in for a real treat. The integration of technology with traditional Bunraku style puppetry is incredibly innovative, and children will also love the storyline.”
The television series is set in the fictional world of Ninjago, a land divided between Ninjago and the Dark Island, where the Overlord resides, as well as an underworld, where evil characters like Lord Garmadon and the Skulkins live. When the fate of the world is challenged by great threats, it’s up to the Ninjago warriors to defend their land at all cost. The live show continues where the series left off, with Ninjas – Kai, Nya, Zane, Cole, Jay and Lloyd – on a mission to protect Bandit, a YinYang Dragon, who will one day grow up to be a powerful Light Dragon. The audience and the Ninjas work together to protect Ninjago from the evil Clouse and his Shadow Minions who want to steal Bandit and plunge Ninjago into the Realm of Shadows.
Guaranteed to excite and entertain, LEGO Ninjago™ and The Realm of Shadows opened to the public at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort on 1 September and will be shown daily on at the air-conditioned LEGO City Stage.
And to celebrate the show’s opening, throughout the month of September any children aged 2 – 12 yo decked out in ninja outfits and accompanied by an adult will get 50% off the ticket price.