With the focus on the world of NINJAGO shifted to the new big screen adventure, let’s not forget the world which inspired it. The LEGO NINJAGO Masters of Spinjitzu animated TV show will soon be heading into its 8 season on Cartoon Network. Egmont Books have released a host of new books based on both the LEGO NINJAGO movie and TV series. The Book of Spinjitzu is one of those books based on the original show and LEGO theme. Filled with the teachings of Master Wu, the Book of Spinjitzu is what ever budding ninja needs to learn the power of Spinjitzu and unlock their own elemental powers. So let’s take a closer look.
Protect this book from dark forces. If it falls into the wrong hands, the knowledge contained within could put all of time and space in danger.
LEGO® Ninjago: Book of Spinjitzu contains Master Wu’s wise lessons in the wonders of Ninjago, giving readers the power to master Spinjitzu and unlock the secrets of this mysterious philosophy. Master Wu has recorded the lessons his father, the First Spinjitzu Master, taught him as a boy and has added to them throughout his life.
Now, Master Wu is sharing all that he has learnt, in the hope that those with potential will become Ninjago’s great champions and continue to practice the art of Spinjitzu.
- Book Title: LEGO NINJAGO Book of Spinjitzu
- Publisher: Egomont Books
- Pages: 96
- RRP: £7.99
- ISBN: 9781405288033
- Availability: General
The book is presented in the style of a journal, in which Master Wu has noted his thoughts all aspects of the art of Spinjitzu and those who choose to practice it, namely the main ninja characters. It’s an interesting way to present the book and makes it feel like it has been written by the characters. One of the books strongest points is the beautiful illustrations found thought out its pages. These add to the journal feel and look like watercolour paintings.
All the information in the book is squarely based on TV series and it’s characters, locations and vehicles. So if you aren’t a fan of the ninja who appear in the movie then you’ll probably enjoy the book at little more. The biggest criticism of the book is the format it has been printed in. It’s paperback bound, which isn’t the greatest crime but the book would of been much better is hardback bound as it would be more in keeping with what the book is trying to achieve, a ancient book which Master Wu has been working on for many years and adding to as he learns more about the art of Spinjitzu. In paperback is just doesn’t feel the same, which is a shame, even more so when an embossed hardcover version does exist just not in the UK.
Despite the format issue, the book is a must for NINJAGO fans and the Asian-inspired illustrations are really well done and compliment the books written elements. Although bases on the TV show, I’m sure those who may be new to the world of NINJAGO will also enjoy the information it contains.
As mentioned about, it really is a shame the book isn’t available in the special hardcover embossed edition in the UK. The odd way in which these books are published in different countries means it’s either available from Ameet, Egmont or Ladybird. Despite that it’s a fun read and a refreshing change to have a book from the world of NINJAGO instead of one based on it. Even if you aren’t a fan of the theme, next time your in a book store go and find the Book of Spinjitzu and take a peek at the beautiful watercolor-style artwork, as that really is the books strongest points.
LEGO NINJAGO: The Book of Spinjitzu is available now from Amazon and all good book retailers.