Mini-site update on LEGO.com - Ninjago & Pharaoh's Quest

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There have been hints of these mini-sites coming on-stream over the last couple of days, but they've now gone live on the US version of LEGO.com. Other regions should follow, but for now the links below should work; if not, you may need to temporarily change your location settings on LEGO.com to English/US.

The two mini-sites are teasers for two new themes expected in December or January, Ninjago and Pharaoh's Quest. As usual for new theme mini-sites, they don't have a lot of content yet; expect them to be expanded over the coming weeks and months, so check them often. Thanks to r4-g9 for emailing this in.

Take a look & let us know what you think !

54 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Pharaohs quest page is cool, i've seen the set images and they're really cool!
Ninjago page has nothing, so i cant have an opinion on it yet.

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By in United Kingdom,

Both work for me. I'd suggest trying again. It looks like the Ninjago minisite is Flash-based, so if you're having problems with the new LEGO.com top-level page, you'll probably have problems with this too. Obviously it isn't going to work with iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod). On Windows or Mac, make sure you update to the latest Flash player (v10.1).

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By in United States,

The NinjaGo page reminds me of Real Ultimate Power, it's got that campy "Ninjas are awesome, they can do anything" type of vibe. The Pharaoh's Quest page is cute, too. Both are well designed.

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By in United States,

interesting. it finally worked after i upgraded my flash player. it looks like the pharoah, explorer and ninja from the collectible minifigs are going to be the frist used widely in regular sets. they both peak my interest. i had no idea that these themes were coming out.

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By in United States,

They are both way funny. Love the wit LEGO is putting into these new themes.
I'm excited for flying mummies. :D

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By in United Kingdom,

HAHAHAHA!! That Ninjago quiz was funny!! Is your mom a ninja??

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By in United States,

I was able to view it on my ipod touch but when I tried on my mac, it said page not found for both. Maybe they pulled the plug for now?

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By in United Kingdom,

Both mini-sites still work for me; I've tried another computer, and a different browser, & it works fine, so it isn't running off a local cached copy. I'm linking from the news article above.

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By in Ireland,

Heh! Much prefer the new "Not Found Page", as apposed to that shocked looking Kid. ;) Really like the new Pharaoh's Quest page. Can't wait for it's release.

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By in United Kingdom,

Whats with the pharoah quest page- need a code, I can't do anything without one!

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By in United States,

The code is "pharaohs quest"

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By in United States,

The links work for me but I couldn't find out how to get to the mini-sites from lego.com. Usually new mini-sites are in products but they weren't there this time.

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By in United States,

My guess is that these sets will be out right before Xmas at TRUs. That may be the reason why TRUs has been having so many specials and sales over the last few months. They are making room for new inventory. The last ninja sets (1999) had black, white, red, grey and green ninjas. Let's see if LEGO will make purple and other colors like they did with the Castle sets a couple of years ago.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Brickset Effect has struck again! They've been removed.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LegoCoastGuard, it has!! I like that new art in the background though.....

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By in Germany,

@Doctor Leg, LegoCoast: What do you mean? They're still there...

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By in United Kingdom,

@Doctor Leg O'Brick - Sorry I was wrong, try on Firefox. I won't remove my last comment though because it will just cause confusion. I really thought they had gone but then I read the article at http://toysnbricks.com/ I don't know if you lot are using IE but I'm using Chrome which could explain it. It works on Firefox though.

EDIT: Alemas, explained now.

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By in United Kingdom,

For me, both mini-sites work perfectly on Firefox, IE8, Chrome, Safari & Opera. All are the latest versions, with Flash player 10.1 installed.

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By in Germany,

@bluemoose: Hang on... has Huw tested Brickset on Firefox 4 Beta and IE9 Beta?

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By in Poland,

Ninjago is "page not found" but Pharaoh's Quest looks cute :)
For me it doesn't work on new Firefox but works on ancient version of IE. Must be magic.

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By in Germany,

@Leela: Ninjago works for me. Set your country temporarily to the US.

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By in United Kingdom,

Right, i will start with Alemas. For me, my computer is well, old. The screen is 33cm wide and the back is 55cm or so. Made in 2002 or so it crashs 99% of time, stops for 20 minutes when i log in, makes a noise like a tardis and the speakers steam after 10 minutes of use. This means that i can not get them up on my magic wooden box.....

LegoCoastGuard, i have something called widows.......

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By in Germany,

@Dr. Leg: Hm, curious that you use the metric sytem instead of imperials, and you're English... :/ Anyway, the screen size is the same as mine! Mine is thinner too. A LOT thinner. And it's from... 2005/2006? But what do you mean by "all that tec you where talking about"?

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By in United States,

Neither mini-site work for me despite using Firefox, and my location is set for English-US by default anyway as well.

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By in Germany,

@Cpt. Blockbeard: They work for me!

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By in Canada,

i think that there will be a new page from the pharaohs quest journal every day, because last night their was only one page.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas, sorry about that, must stop trying to read five comments at once....
@R4-G9 yes, i think that will happen till the day it makes it out into the open.

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By in United States,

a google translate tool bar poped up on the top of my screen saying that this page was written in indonesian and had been translated for me...

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By in Canada,

At around lunch both mini-sites were offline. Now that I'm finished my school day they appear to be working. From first appearance I really like the Egyptian theme! Better yet I had bought the old Adventures temple not too long back so it looks like they'll be plenty more fun sets to add. The ninja one doesn't say or show much... kind of don't have the time to read all the weird text.

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By in Canada,

Weird If I click the inks I can go to it but if I go to products I can't find it :s
I have seen pictures of the PQ sets and they are fabulous! Much better than ninja go!
Thank you for sites

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By in Hungary,

Hey, the background music of the Ninjago page came from the old video game Seven Kingdoms! It's the japanese theme. Funny!

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By in Australia,

@ superbrick - bluemoose was just letting fans know about the new mini-sites. He hasn't "ripped off" anything.

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By in United States,

Decent. No mini-site if ever anything spectacular. Though I am excited for Pharaoh's Quest. Ninjago seems meh. I'll have to see some up close pictures before I make an opinion.

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By in Canada,

Well just "Google"ing the words Lego Pharaoh's Quest you can see the odd image. Nothing that will spoil all the sets... but one image of some accessories looked hot. I do think the Egyptian theme is really worth saving up for.

I really don't know why Lego always tries to keep early images from getting out...? Everytime I see an image of the 2011 sets it just tells me I'd better save more money; so my Lego fund is much bigger in 2011!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

@finger2314: Oh dear, tut tut tut... failed at the first puzzle, back to archaeology school with you (joking). The parchment to the left shows you a letter-by-letter translation of the ancient glyphs, you use it to translate the code on the diary cover. (And you can download it if you want - I found right clicking to 'save target as' worked).

Even though they're 'just' teasers, I actually enjoyed them. FUN! :o)

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By in Australia,

Drat, even mini-sites take ages to load up on the new LEGO.com on my PC. And it's under 18 months old!

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By in Canada,

@TinyTurbosCityAndToyStory < Is there something wrong with your computer?! Or is your internet just slow...?

Both the Lego Website and Mini-sites load quick/easy on my laptop and home computer.

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By in United States,

At approximately 9:00pm EST, both sides went down.

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By in Australia,

@ Ypres - Ah, yes, forgot to check my speed before posting my comment. My current internet speed is 45.2Kbps.

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By in Canada,

they are both there

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By in United Kingdom,

@R4-G9, their back!!
@Alemas, about that comment, im not 100% English....

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By in Germany,

@Dr. Leg: Hm? What do you mean? You're not English then!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas im half english, half Irish.

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By in Germany,

@Dr. Leg: Ah-ha. So I imagine the Irish (and half-Irish) use the metric system... Oh well, BACK ON TOPIC!!!

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By in United States,

page is down no matter what area i select.

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By in Germany,

@c.lee.: Errrrmm... you're right. Doesn't work for me.

EDIT: They BOTH now work. Weird.

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By in Canada,

well, it turns out mommy's half ninja, and flying mummies officialy freak me out.

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By in United States,

Can't wait for either theme! Pharaoh's Quest looks like it'll be good, especially since I'm reading 'The Kane Chronicles' 'The Red Pyramid' book, which is awesome! and for Ninjago: Ninja's are just awesome, new Skelle-ish pieces are gunna be awesome, and who cares if its a game or how fun the game is??

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By in France,

None of them are working for me... Page not found and I'm on the US website... weird...

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By in Germany,

@javierulf: ...and they work for me. Am I being privileged at the LEGO site I wonder?

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By in United States,

Despite Ninjago being a boring little spinning game, think of what you can use the peices for! Plus, the figs are pretty cool. Pharoh Quest also looks vert cool too! Flying mummies? Awesome!

If you don't like it, then don't buy it. It's as simple as that.

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By in United States,

pharaoh's quest is gone.

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By in Australia,

Why are the sites up, then down, then up, then down, and then other times they work for some people while they are down for others? What is going on?

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By in United Kingdom,

Remember that these mini-sites haven't been officially launched, & that there are still no links to them from the rest of the LEGO.com site. They are probably still undergoing testing by LEGOs web development team, hence they keep coming & going. For me, the Ninjago mini-site still works, but I'm also getting the 'page not found' error for Pharaoh's Quest.

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