A meta-post In which I draw together a summary of the works of others, in order to solve the mysteries of the Ninjago Language. Only to discover the ultimate tool was waiting to be unveiled all along. Well Played, marketing department, well played!
One of the exciting things regarding the LEGO Ninjago Movie over the last few weeks has been watching one of the mysteries slowly unravel and drop into place. I am particularly thinking about the Ninjago script.
It has been discussed on brickset.com that the graphic designers involved with the LEGO Ninjago Movie have developed a written script – essentially a substitution cipher, where each symbol represents a roman alphabet character – to be used in most of the writing in the movie. Following some obvious cues, and then using applying logic to help fill the gaps, most of the letters were able to be filled in.
This was confirmed recently in the Designer Video, which surfaced a couple of days ago, and some further clues were provided there as to completing the alphabet. Not the least of which was “As you put the set together you get a chance to learn it using the building instructions.” Now, these instructions are yet to be made available on LEGO’s servers, so further details are not yet available.