For the first time in history, LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort has made it possible for you to enter the world of Ninjago™ with a live show entitled LEGO ‘Ninjago and The Realm of Shadows’. The puppet style show is inspired by the hit TV series based on the extremely popular ‘Ninjago – Masters of Spinjitsu’ and will be brought to life on stage with puppetry, video mapping, illusion, stage effects, all the characters, and music.
The 20 minute show will feature a total of six puppets, each standing at approximately 1.2 meters in height with every puppet carefully crafted and hand built by specialists. Scripted by award-winning Hollywood movie writers Kevin and Dan Hageman (who also wrote The LEGO Movie and the Ninjago™ TV series), the show has been created by an international team from seven countries.
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort General Manager Mark Germyn said, “We are very proud to be the first LEGOLAND Park in the world to launch this attraction, and especially something of this scale. I’ve seen the work that goes behind the scenes, and we know that our visitors are in for a real treat – the mixture of technology with traditional Bunraku style puppetry is quite innovative and the storyline should be a thrill for the children.”
The original series is set in the fictional world of Ninjago where the land is divided between Ninjago and the Dark Island, where the Overlord resides. It has an underworld, where beings of evil like Lord Garmadon and the Skullkins, dwell, together with sacred places where many things are hidden or forgotten. When the fate of their world is challenged by great threats, it’s up to the Ninjago warriors to defend their land at all cost. This storyline was shown in the new 10 episode series that aired in 2015, while the live show will round it off by being the ‘lost’ or 11th episode in the season.
In this live show, the Ninjas – Kai, Nya, Zane, Cole, Jay and Lloyd – are on a mission to protect Bandit, a YinYang Dragon, who will one day grow up to be a powerful Light Dragon. The audience and the Ninjas must work together to protect Ninjago from the evil Clouse and his Shadow Minions who want to steal Bandit and plunge Ninjago into the Realm of Shadows.
An attraction set to take every LEGO Ninjago™ fanatic on a journey, be prepared to be in awe and watch how the Ninjago warriors battle and overcome the forces of evil with teamwork and wit. The lessons to be brought home from this show are truly inspirational.
LEGO Ninjago™ and The Realm of Shadows will open to the public at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort on 28 August 2015 at the air-conditioned LEGO City Stage and will be shown daily. Kids from 2 to 12 years of age will get 50% off, with any paying adult, if they’re decked out in a Ninja outfit from Aug 28 – Sept 30.
About LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort The LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGOLAND Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions and designed for families with children aged 2-12. It’s the first of its kind in Asia and offers adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or short break destination.
About Merlin Entertainments MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 109 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season).
Merlin currently has thirteen attractions in Asia including Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Wuhan, China; the fantastic LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort with its theme park, hotel and water park; world leading aquaria in Busan, Bangkok and Shanghai, – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator; LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; with one more to open in 2015 in Istanbul. New LEGOLAND Parks will also open in Dubai in 2016 and Japan and South Korea in 2017. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
About Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd.Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd., (formerly known as Cameron Highlands Holdings Sdn. Bhd.) is an investment holding company incorporated to develop, manage and operate hospitality and attraction destinations in Malaysia. Established by the Malaysian Government’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, TAR&H serves as a catalyst for the leisure and tourism industry by bringing premier world-class hotels, resorts, golf courses and attractions to the region. Its current key investment portfolio comprises of Desaru Coast – Malaysia’s first integrated luxury destination, LEGOLAND® Malaysia – the sixth LEGOLAND in the world and the first in Asia, KidZania Kuala Lumpur & KidZania Singapore – an indoor family education and entertainment centre, Puteri Harbour South – a quay side lifestyle retail and family entertainment complex, SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN – the first of its kind outside of Japan, Little Big Club – a single themed attraction that is home to five popular global characters and Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour at the luxury waterfront of Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, along with the award winning The Datai Langkawi and the first Els Club in Southeast Asia – The Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi. The Els Club Malaysia will add two more championship golf courses to its stable with the opening of The Els Club Desaru Coast and The Els Club Desaru Valley, both located in Desaru Coast.
Working with renowned global and local partners and brands, TAR&H aims to be the leading Leisure & Tourism Group bringing world-class destinations to South East Asia, creating over 1,500 jobs.