2022 was set to be – and continues to be – a busy year for LEGO Ninjago fans.
The summer 2022 wave alone is confirmed to have at least nine sets.
Better yet, there is the much-anticipated release of LEGO Ninjago season 15: Crystalized that started airing in the US in May 2022.
But how does LEGO Ninjago’s 2023 calendar compare to the excitement of 2022?
At the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, LEGO Ninjago finally confirmed a new series for the show in 2023. So now there are plenty of rumors of a range of exciting LEGO sets that are thought to be released in 2023.
Here is every LEGO Ninjago 2023 set rumored so far:
LEGO Ninjago 2023 Rumored Sets Table
|Set Name||Set Number||Retail Price||Piece Count||Release Date|
|LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Car [EVO]/ Kai’s Ninja Racing Car [EVO]||71780||$9.99||?||2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Lloyd’s Mech Battle/ Duel [EVO]||71781||$19.99||?||January 1st 2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Earth Dragon [EVO]||71782||$34.99||?||January 1st 2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Kai’s Mech Rider/ Bike [EVO]||71783||$44.99||?||January 1st 2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Thunder Jet [EVO]||71784||$9.99||?||January 1st 2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Lloyd’s Jet/ Jay’s Titan-Mech||71785||$79.99||?||January 1st 2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Zane’s Ice Dragon||71786||$99.99||?||2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Ninja Brick Box||71787||$59.99||?||2023|
|LEGO Ninjago Nya’s Bike/ Lloyd’s Ninja Motorcycle||71788||$9.99||?||January 1st 2023|
|LEGO Ninjago [?]||71777||?||?||2023|
|LEGO Ninjago [?]||71778||?||?||2023|
|LEGO Ninjago [?]||71779||?||?||2023|
Ninjago Theme Continuation Confirmed
In 2021, LEGO’s Vice President for Design, Matthew Ashton, took part in a Q and A on his Instagram stories.
One of the questions he took time to answer was, “what theme in Lego do you currently work on?”
The question that all LEGO fans always want to ask!
Ashton took the question as a prompt to confirm that 10 LEGO themes will continue going into 2023.
In Ashton’s words, he ‘has been put in charge of multiple product lines for 2023’. Those lines range from LEGO City to LEGO Monkie Kid.
Another theme he also confirmed would continue into 2023 is LEGO Ninjago.
Ashton left the confirmation at that, not offering any insight into what the 2023 Ninjago product line could include.
Still, LEGO Ninjago fans can appreciate the confirmation for what it is: more sets and content to look forward to in 2023!
New LEGO Ninjago TV Series 2023
LEGO Ninjago sets are inspired by its own LEGO series, which has been ongoing since 2011.
So far, there have been 15 seasons with multiple film adaptations, mini-movies, and video games.
Ninjago season 15 (titled Crystalized) is still in the middle of being aired.
However, at the 2022 LEGO Con, Tommy Andreasen (LEGO Ninjago’s co-creator) teased an Avengers: Endgame-like finale for season 15.
This made many fans think that Ninjago’s 15th season would see the end of the show altogether despite Aston’s 2023 theme continuation announcement.
On July 25th at the 2022 San Diego Comi-Con, any worries about the show ending in 2022 were pacified.
LEGO hosted a LEGO Entertainment panel that featured two very important people in the LEGO Ninjago world.
Asa Tait, who has worked as a director and executive producer on various LEGO Ninjago projects, and Chris “Doc” Wyatt, who is a writer and creative producer for the series.
During the panel, it was announced that 2023 will see a new LEGO Ninjago season.
Very little information was given about the new season despite Wyatt’s best efforts to share some hints before Tait playfully took his microphone away.
However, the new season was confirmed to be a brand new story rather than a reboot. This, therefore, suggests a wave of new LEGO Ninjago sets.
As such, fans think that now an official announcement has been made for LEGO Ninjago season 16, there will be some new sets confirmed later in 2022.
Promobricks Vs Brickmerge Rumors
On July 27th 2022, Promobricks posted a cryptid poster on their official Instagram page.
The poster was full of riddles in English and Ninjargon – the made-up language in the LEGO Ninjago series.
Usually, Promobricks simply writes an article when they want to discuss new potential LEGO sets.
But this new method had quick-minded LEGO Ninjago fans rushing to decipher what the post could mean.
A few hours later, greekbricks listed all the information the poster included on their own Instagram page. The conclusion was that these were to be new LEGO Ninjago sets for 2023.
Then in late August 2022, Brickmerge posted 9 sale listings of the rumored LEGO Ninjago 2023 sets.
For the most part, the 9 listed sales on Brickmerge matched up with the rumors deciphered from Promobricks. A few sets had the same set numbers as Promobricks claimed but had different set names when they appeared on the Brickmerge website.
In the past, both sources have been fairly reliable regarding rumored LEGO releases. So usually, it would be hard to tell which rumors should be believed.
Considering that the Promobricks poster announcement for the LEGO Ninjago 2023 sets was so cryptic, it could be that specific set names got lost in translation. However, it wouldn’t be fair to assume that Promobricks’ rumors are entirely wrong when they have been so reliable before
Both sources should be considered as fans speculate about LEGO Ninjago’s 2023 lineup.
LEGO Ninjago 71780 Cole’s Car [EVO]/ Kai’s Ninja Racing Car [EVO]
LEGO Ninjago 71780 Cole’s Car [EVO] was one of the first rumors to be deciphered from Promobricks’ mysterious post.
Brickmerge did not list LEGO Ninjago 71780 was not listed as Cole’s Car [EVO] on its wesbite. Instead, the set was named LEGO Ninjago 71780 Kai’s Ninja Racing Car [EVO] and rumored to cost $9.99.
Regardless of the set’s name, it is very likely that LEGO Ninjago 71780 will be an EVO set.
EVO is a more recent term that LEGO has introduced to the LEGO world.
Essentially, EVO sets are smaller, simpler versions of older fan-favorite sets. The sets aim to appeal to a younger, newer audience and get them interested in the theme, film, or series.
LEGO Ninjago 71780 is predicted to be a vehicle build by both Promobricks and Brickmerge. The only difference really being the character features in the set.
Promobricks thinks the set will be LEGO Ninjago 71780 Cole’s Car [EVO], based on Cole.
If this is the case, the set could be a simpler version of LEGO Ninjago 71769 Cole’s Dragon Cruiser, which was only released this year (July 2022).
Though it will most likely be a simpler version of the 2016 LEGO Ninjago 70589 Rock Roader.
This was a 406 piece set of one of Cole’s cars shown in the Halloween TV special, the Day of the Departed.
Fans are skeptical that the set will be based on Cole because Cole already received a $9.99 car set in January 2020 (LEGO Ninjago 71706 Cole’s Speeder Car).
At 52 pieces and with 2 unique minifigures, the 2020 set is very similar to what would be expected from Promobrick’s prediction of LEGO Ninjago 71780 Cole’s Car [EVO].
Brickmerge claims that the set will be LEGO Ninjago 71780 Kai’s Ninja Racing Car [EVO], based on Kai.
There is already another Kai EVO set rumored for release on January 1st 2023, so it would be odd for LEGO to release a second Kai-themed EVO.
Still, if Brickmerge’s rumors are correct, LEGO Ninjago 71780 Kai’s Ninja Racing Car [EVO] will probably be a simplified version of LEGO Ninjago 71773 Kai’s Golden Dragon Raider.
The set was only released in 2022, so it would have to retire before LEGO releases a simplified version.
Both the Cole and the Kai possibilities for LEGO Ninjago 71780 sound exciting. But fans will have to wait on more information before getting their hopes up.
LEGO Ninjago 71781 Lloyd’s Mech Battle/ Duel [EVO]
The 2022 winter wave of LEGO Ninjago saw the 2019 LEGO Ninjago 70676 Lloyd’s Titan Mech in a reduced size.
However, LEGO Ninjago 71757 Lloyd’s Ninja Mech was a tiny 57 pieces and did not do the 2019 set justice in the same way as LEGO’s other 2022 EVO sets.
Luckily it seems like Lloyd’s Mech will get a total EVO reimagining in 2023 with LEGO Ninjago 71781 Lloyd’s Mech Battle.
Brickmerge listed a slight variation of LEGO Ninjago 71781 than Promobrick. They changed the name from Lloyd’s Mech Battle [EVO] to Lloyd’s Mech Duel [EVO].
Switching ‘Battle’ to ‘Duel’ could simply be a translation mistake.
Or it could indicate that the set will be more focused on Lloyd’s mech outfit than depicting a whole battle with numerous builds. This would make sense for a scaled-back EVO set.
Especially considering that rumored $19.99 retail price, which is expensive enough to have a couple of hundred pieces. Though it would be difficult to fit in 2 Mech-sized builds.
The original LEGO Ninjago 70676 Lloyd’s Titan Mech was 876 pieces and included 6 minifigures to help recreate this battle.
Scaling the set back to roughly 300 pieces will still allow for a good level of detail on the Mech itself without oversimplifying it like the 2022 adaption.
LEGO Ninjago 71781 Lloyd’s Mech Battle/ Duel [EVO] is rumored to be released on January 1st 2023.
LEGO Ninjago 71782 Cole’s Earth Dragon [EVO]
There were 2 rumored LEGO Ninjago sets that Promobricks included in their 2023 release poster that had set names but lacked any other information.
In August 2022, Brickmerge filled in those gaps.
LEGO Ninjago 71782 is now called LEGO Ninjago 71782 Cole’s Earth Dragon [EVO] and is thought to be the 3rd EVO set of the 2023 lineup.
According to Brickmerge, this 3rd EVO will be quite a jump in price from the 2 sets above. It is rumored to cost $34.99 and be released on January 1st 2023.
There have been 2 previous sets that could potentially relate to LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Earth Dragon [EVO]. LEGO Ninjago 3509 Earth Dragon Defense (2011) and LEGO Ninjago 70599 Cole’s Dragon (2016).
The issue is that these 2 sets were either the same price or significantly cheaper than the rumored 2023 set. It seems very unlikely that LEGO would adapt an already equal or smaller set into a new EVO.
There is a much larger possibility that LEGO Ninjago 71782 will take the Earth Dragon featured in LEGO Ninjago 70655 Dragon Pit and adapt that into an EVO set.
LEGO Ninjago 70655 Dragon Pit is the 4th largest LEGO Ninjago set ever. It is 1660 pieces big and includes 9 minifigures.
The Earth Dragon featured in the set was not the set’s main build. But it is one of the few sets to include such a detailed edition of the Earth Dragon.
LEGO could easily scale back some of those details and make the design better fit Cole’s character.
LEGO Ninjago 71783 Kai’s Mech Rider/ Bike [EVO]
Promobricks cryptic post started the rumor for LEGO Ninjago 71783 Kai’s Mech Rider [EVO].
However, fans were left confused about what the EVO set will depict as all of the Kai Mech sets that it could reimagine are such recent releases compared to the other rumored EVO sets.
Such as LEGO Ninjago 71704 Kai Fighter, which was released in 2021 at 513 pieces.
Then Brickmerge made speculation even more complicated.
They listed the set as LEGO Ninjago 71783 Kai’s Mech-Bike [EVO], rumored to be released on January 1st 2023. According to Brickmerge, this is the most expensive 2023 LEGO Ninjago EVO set at $44.99.
A very limited number of sets could be contenders for this 2023 EVO set.
The only set that would really work as a scaled-back build would be LEGO Ninjago 7173 Kai’s Golden Dragon Raider. Which, as discussed above, may already be getting an adaptation based onBrickmerge’s rumors about LEGO Ninjago 71780 Cole’s Car [EVO]/Kai’s Ninja Racing Car [EVO].
It may be that will choose to isolate Kai’s Blade Cycle from the 2019 LEGO Ninjago 70667 Kai’s Blade Cycle & Zane’s Snowmobile and turn that into its own EVO set.
Though this would mean having to develop the Blade Cycle’s style to make it worthy of a $44.99 set, going against the whole point of the LEGO EVO range.
Until LEGO releases more information about LEGO Ninjago 71783 Kai’s Mech Rider/ Bike [EVO], the set will remain shrouded in mystery.
LEGO Ninjago 71784 Jay’s Thunder Jet [EVO]
Like LEGO Ninjago 71782 Cole’s Earth Dragon [EVO], more specific rumors about LEGO Ninjago 71784 Jay’s Thunder Jet [EVO] only started when Brickmerge listed the set in August 2022.
The set is now rumored for release on January 1st 2023 at a retail price of $9.99.
This 2023 set will likely be a smaller version of the 2012 LEGO Ninjago 9442 Jay’s Storm Fighter.
In fact, it seems even more likely considering that Brickmerge is a German website. The listing for LEGO Ninjago 71784 Jay’s Thunder Jet [EVO] may be supposed to read as LEGO Ninjago 71784 Jay’s Storm Fighter [EVO].
This would not be the first updated adaption of Jay’s Storm Fighter.
The original 2012 set, which was 243 pieces big, was reimagined as a bigger, 490 piece set in 2019 in LEGO Ninjago 70668 Jay’s Storm Fighter.
Either depiction could easily be adapted into a smaller, $9.99 set and still be easily identifiable as Jay’s Storm Fighter.
LEGO Ninjago 71785 Lloyd’s Jet/ Jay’s Titan-Mech
The first non-EVO set listed on Promobricks’ poster was LEGO Ninjago 71785 Lloyd’s Jet.
However, Brickmerge has LEGO Ninjago 71785 listed as LEGO Ninjago 71785 Jay’s Titan-Mech, a very different set from Promobrick’s rumors.
Both sources agree that this is the first non-EVO set of the LEGO Ninjago 2023 releases. Without the EVO label, there will be much more freedom for detailed and extravagant builds within the set. This is reflected in the set’s price.
Brickmerge says that LEGO Ninjago 71785 will cost $79.99 when released on January 1st 2023.
So far, LEGO has only released 2 other Titan Mech-themed sets. One of which was a reimagining of the other.
LEGO Ninjago 70737 Titan Mech Battle was released in 2015 for $59.99, including Zane’s Titan Mech and Blade Master Bansha’s Ghost Mech.
Then, in 2021, Zane’s mech became the featured build for LEGO Ninjago 71738 Zane’s Titan Mech Battle. This was retailed at $64.99.
Both of the previous Titan Mech sets were still cheaper than the rumored LEGO Ninjago 71785. It makes it a little difficult to imagine a build for Jay’s Titan Mech retailing at $79.99, even if the set included a couple of mini builds.
The alternative is Promobrick’s rumor for LEGO Ninjago 71785’s theme – Lloyd’s Jet.
In 2016, LEGO Ninjago Misfortune’s Keep was released to celebrate Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu season 6 (SkyBound).
The set’s main focus was the more prominent Misfortune’s Keep ship. But the set also included a take on Lloyds booster jet.
For such a small add-on in comparison to the rest of the set, the booster jet had noticeable and was a visually fun build.
LEGO Ninjago 70605 Misfortune’s Keep was also $79.99 when it was released in 2016.
Lloyd’s jet in the 2016 set has enough potential to become the main feature of its own set in a similar way to the Misfortune’s Keep ship. Especially if the set then comea with a few mini builds.
Of course, there is the possibility that neither Promobricks’ nor Brickmerge’s rumors are right and that LEGO Ninjago 71785 has a different theme entirely.
Until more information is provided, the set’s theme will remain unclear.
LEGO Ninjago 71786 Zane’s Ice Dragon
When Promobrick first released their mysterious LEGO Ninjago 2023 line up poster, LEGO Ninjago 71786 had very little set information other than its set name.
The updated rumor from Brickmerge now calls the set LEGO Ninjago 71786 Zane’s Ice Dragon.
At $99.99, this set is rumored to be the most expensive set of the LEGO Ninjago 2023 lineup so far.
Just the set name itself gives enough of an indication as to what the main build of the set will depict: the Ice Dragon.
There has already been an Ice Dragon-focused set released in one of LEGO Ninjago’s first LEGO ranges in 2011.
LEGO Ninjago 2260 Ice Dragon Attack was the smallest Ninjago Dragon set released at the time at 158 pieces (and $19.99 at retail).
It was later included in the much bigger LEGO Ninjago 70678 Castle of the Forsaken Emperor, which was a $99.99 set. Though the dragon only featured as a poseable side build.
It seems about time that Zane’s Ice Dragon got its chance to shine in its own large set.
Some may find the idea of a set dedicated to one dragon underwhelming. But they only need to look at some of LEGO Ninjago’s biggest sets to get excited about LEGO Ninjago 71786 Zane’s Ice Dragon,
LEGO has proven they can take a Ninjago dragon build and make it worth a lot of money.
For example, with the 2022 LEGO Ninjago 71774 Lloyd’s Golden Ultra Dragon, LEGO did not hold back on any details.
As well as including 9 minifigures, the Golden Ultra Dragon itself made full innovative use of unique and regular pieces to create quite the display piece.
Of course, the Golden Ultra Dragon is much more powerful, with more details in the Ninjago show itself. Hence why the set cost $149.99 and had so much detail in just 1 main build.
LEGO Ninjago 71786 Zane’s Ice Dragon will be the first dragon build in the LEGO Ninjago range that is more focused on one of the regular, original ninja characters.
Fans can still expect a lot of detail and a physically large build at $99.99. Probably with some exclusive minifigures, too.
LEGO Ninjago 71787 Ninja Brick Box
Out of all the sets listed on the Promobrick poster, LEGO Ninjago 71787 Ninja Brick Box raises the most questions.
Even Brickmerge’s listing of the same set gave little insight into the set. Other than a $59.99 retail price and the addition of ‘creative’ to the set name (LEGO Ninjago 71787 Creative Ninja Brick Box).
The name itself suggests that this set will be similar to a LEGO Classic Brick Box. Though with the inclusion of more Ninjago-centric bricks.
At first glance, it may be hard to picture how a set that is essentially just a box of random LEGO bricks could be themed.
However, LEGO has done a themed Creative Brick Box before.
The 2018 LEGO 41455: Unikingdom Creative Brick Box was a 433 set with 17 minifigures.
Within the box were instructions for 17 buildable figures and a hand full of scenery builds.
The whole box was based on LEGO Unikitty.
But the main point of the set was to encourage LEGO fans to get creative with the bricks, offering the theme as inspiration rather than a rule.
Admittedly, LEGO 41455 Unikingdom Creative Brick Box retailed for less than the rumored Ninjago Brick Box at $39.99.
With such a big price jump between this box and the rumored 2023 LEGO Ninjago 71787 Ninja Brick Box, fans should expect a much more extravagant box or more exclusive pieces/ minifigures in the box.
LEGO Ninjago 71788 Nya’s Bike/ Lloyd’s Ninja Motorcycle
The final that Brickmerge listed on their site was LEGO Ninjago 71788. However, the set’s full name differs from what Promobricks previously teased.
Promobricks’ post named the set as LEGO Ninjago 71788 Nya’s Bike. Whereas Brickmerge calls it LEGO Ninjago 71788 Lloyd’s Ninja Motorcycle.
Brickmerge also listed the set at $9.99 with a release date of January 1st 2023.
It was only in 2022 that Nya started receiving her own proper LEGO sets despite being part of the LEGO Ninjago product line since 2011.
She was included in the release of the 2011 LEGO Ninjago minifigure collectible packs to promote the show’s first season.
However, she has gained more popularity with fans as she has become more involved with the show’s plot.
Both of the Nya sets released in 2022 (LEGO Ninjago 71776 Jay and Nya’s Race Car EVO and LEGO Ninjago 71775 Nya’s Samurai X Mech) have set the standards quite high for any other set.
It would be exciting for fans to get another Nya set in 2023, given how much Nya has been ignored in LEGO Ninjago set depictions before 2022. Even if the set is only a small, $9.99 set.
However, having a more affordable Lloyd-themed set could also be nice.
Perhaps it is because of his lead narrative in the LEGO Ninjago show, or maybe he is just more popular with the show’s audience. Either way, the previous Lloyd-themed LEGO Ninjago sets have been some of the most expensive.
There has been a couple of Lloyd motorbike sets before that have been a little more affordable. For example, LEGO Ninjago 71745 Lloyd’s Jungle Chopper Bike, which retailed for $19.99 in 2021.
But a smaller, easier-to-build motorbike to match similar sets for other ninjas in the series would be an excellent addition to the LEGO Ninjago range.
Fans will just have to wait and see what LEGO Ninjago 71788 will depict.
LEGO Ninjago 71777, 71778 + 71779
Promobrick’s poster shared a lot of information about the LEGO Ninjago 2023 set lineup. But there did maintain some mystery.
Even Brickmerge’s listing in August 2022 failed to shed any light on LEGO Ninjago sets 71777, 71778 + 71779. In fact, the site didn’t list them at all.
Promobricks shared set numbers with no other insight into what the sets could be.
With so many of the 2023 sets rumored to be remakes of previous sets and a new LEGO Ninjago series on the way, it is safe to assume that these 3 sets will be related to the new series.
Though this is pure speculation, the 2023 lineup rumors have not touched upon the show’s new series so far.
Until more information is shared about either the new season or the new sets, it is unlikely that fans will get to know anything else about the rest of the LEGO Ninjago 2023 lineup.