“That was your worst idea yet.”
Kruncha to Nuckal
"The New Masters of Spinjitzu"
Season Mini Movies, Episode 3
The New Masters of Spinjitzu Title Screen
Air date Fall 2011
Episode guide
"Flight of the Dragon Ninja"
"An Underworldly Takeover"

The New Masters of Spinjitzu is the third of six Mini-Movies, taking place directly after the pilot episodes of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.


Following the events of "Weapons of Destiny," Kruncha and Nuckal are still trapped in the Underworld ferris wheel, complaining about how the Ninja came down and ruined everything. Kruncha then comments on how "they wouldn't be so tough without their magic weapons," giving the skeleton an idea. Moments later, the skeleton generals have escaped their makeshift prison, and head for the mortal world aboard their Skull Truck.

The villains appear outside the Monastery in the middle of the night. Sneaking inside, they manage to steal the Golden Weapons from the sleeping Ninja. With the weapons in their possession, Kruncha and Nuckal go to the courtyard to celebrate, only for Nuckal to lose control of the Nunchucks of Lightning when he spins them over his head. Flailing about in a Spinjitzu tornado, Nuckal accidentally activates the training course, which briefly smashes Kruncha to pieces before he is picked up by his comrade's tornado.

After Kruncha punches Nuckal within the Spinjitzu tornado, the latter finally stops spinning. As Kruncha rages, he accidentally activates the Sword of Fire, causing him to whirl around the course and set Nuckal's foot on fire. When Kruncha regains enough control to stop spinning, he starts strangling Nuckal, but both skeletons freeze when a half-asleep Kai comes out and turns off the training course. As Kai yells to Jay that he really has to fix the training course so it will stop turning itself on - to which Jay replies that he'll fix it the next day - Kruncha decides that the plan to steal the Golden Weapons isn't really working out for them.

After replacing the stolen weapons in their original places, the two Skulkin Generals sneak out and leave in their truck. Along the way, Kruncha blames Nuckal for his "worst idea yet," prompting Nuckal to yell that it was Kruncha's idea in the first place. The two continue arguing as their Skull Truck swerves back and forth on the road, nonetheless driving into the distance.

Ninjago Mini-Movie 3 The New Masters of Spinjitzu

Ninjago Mini-Movie 3 The New Masters of Spinjitzu

The full episode.



  • "The New Masters of Spinjitzu" was included in the Ninjago selection of the LEGO Club DVD, included with the November-December 2011 LEGO Magazine.
  • At the beginning of the episode, Kruncha and Nuckal are still riding the jail/Ferris Wheel the Ninja built with the Tornado of Creation in "Weapons of Destiny."
  • This Mini-Movie may be intended to explain Kruncha and Nuckal's repeated cameos in later episodes; after their failed plot, they apparently decided to remain in the mortal world.


For the transcript of this episode, click here.


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
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
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
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
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
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
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