Entertainment Weekly had the exclusive first look at this dynamic still that shows Cole, Kai and Lloyd’s new mechs from the big-screen outing.
“Everyone knows that he’s the son of Garmadon,” co-director Charlie Bean explains. “They don’t know that he’s the Green Ninja, this great hero of the city, but they do know that he’s the son of their villain.”
He also talked about the collaboration between the movie creatives and the LEGO Group.
In addition to having top-notch martial arts skills, Lloyd and his ninja cohorts use high-tech mechs to protect the city, and the animators worked with the LEGO design team in Denmark to build them — like Lloyd’s elaborate green dragon mech, shown here. “You have this limited palette, and that’s the design challenge that makes this so much fun,” Bean says. “It’s about learning how to think in LEGO.” And it’s oh so satisfying when everything clicks together.