An Evil Ninja’s Lair

We had some fun recently, with both kids picking a mini figure out of a hat and then building an appropriate home for it. Here is my son’s work after selecting this Ninjago figure:

My son decided this was an evil ninja (although I think Ninjago canon says this is actually a good guy named Cole) and that he needed a lair suitable for his needs. Here is an overall look at it before we dive into some of the neat features:

There’s a lot going on in this build, so here’s a breakdown:

And finally, the build has some moving parts, so here are a couple of GIFs illustrating how they work.

Firstly, the entrance booms:

And then the feature that all evil lairs need – a roof-mounted “mega weapon”:

This was a really fun build and using the mini figure pick as a way of generating a build idea was great. It was inspired by watching LEGO Masters, and I’m stoked with the creativity that it inspired. My daughter built something even bigger, which took her a long time to complete, so that’s coming soon!

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