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“Easier to grow a little than to lose a lot.”
Wu
“Brown power. Brown power!”
— Dareth, temporarily receiving power
"How to Build a Dragon"
Season 9, Episode 4
IMG 4842
Air date July 10, 2018 (Singapore/Okto)
July 21, 2018 (AUS)[1]
September 29, 2018 (Singapore/CN Asia, Malaysia, Thailand
Written by Bragi Schut
Episode guide
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"The Gilded Path"

How to Build a Dragon is the fourth episode of the ninth season, and the 88th overall in LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu that was released on July 10th, 2018, in Singapore, and will be on July 21st, 2018, in Australia.

Synopsis

Lloyd must find his voice as he leads a small resistance to capture the airwaves in Ninjago City. Meanwhile in the First Realm, Iron Baron takes the Ninja on a dragon hunt.

Plot

Notes

  • The title of this episode is a pun on the popular Cressida Cowell book series and DreamWorks movie franchise, How to Train Your Dragon.
  • This episode is similar to The Forgotten Element in that, both include the Ninja as the captives of a villain who is exploiting their Elemental Powers, and building something in order to escape.
    • Oddly enough, Iron & Stone features the Ninja, being forced by this power-exploiting villain (though Iron Baron hadn't learned about their powers at that point), to fight another power user for the villain's entertainment.
  • Iron Baron exclaims "Manure! I hate manure!" after being covered in dragon dung, referencing the iconic line of the character Biff Tannen in the Universal Pictures film trilogy, Back to the Future.
  • It's revealed by Karlof that Chamille has possibly become a villain, Skylor confirmed that Bolobo was captured by the Sons of Garmadon, and Griffin says that the Serpentine refuse to help the Ninja due to the Time Twins using snakes as their army.
  • Harumi is nearly killed by Garmadon, but she is saved by revealing that she knows the location of The Resistance's base.
    • Garmadon's method of trying to kill Harumi is similar to Darth Vader's preferred method of execution—telekinetically choking his subordinates who fail him.
  • Jay's flashback is revealed in this episode.
  • Garmadon's army plans an ambush on The Resistance's base.
  • The Ninja escape the Hunters' grasp and free the Dragons.
  • Iron Baron orders his followers to hunt down the Ninja, due to them humiliating him.
  • The Firstbourne is seen for the first time.
  • Dareth temporarily gets Elemental Powers from drinking tea, confirming one of the three April Fools spoilers.

Errors

  • When Kai approaches and befriends the Wind Dragon, he is in his Sons of Garmadon outfit.

Gallery

References

  1. https://www.foxtel.com.au/tv-guide/Ninjago-Masters-of-Spinjitzu/95330393
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1
Rise of the Snakes
1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2
Legacy of the Green Ninja
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5
Possession
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8
Sons of Garmadon
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny