LEGO’s NINJAGO characters are competing to be the next American Ninja Warrior and unveiling one of the show’s never-before-seen obstacles, while they’re at it.
With voiceover help from hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, LEGO’s newest stop-motion short features their NINJAGO characters, coupled with some of the American Ninja Warrior’s favorite stars, challenging Mt. Midoriyama. The short gives us a first look at one of the show’s newest obstacles, The Big Wheel, a series of three varying sized wheels suspended over water that will undoubtedly test each competitor’s strength.
LEGO’s latest short comes on the heels of their popular NINJAGO American Ninja Warrior stop-motion video from last year–which was viewed over 4.5 million times–and just ahead of the show’s season 8 premiere, today.
LEGO has big plans for the NINJAGO line of construction sets with a full-length feature film based on the ninja series scheduled for theatrical release in Sept. 2017.
American Ninja Warrior premieres June 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT on NBC.