I failed my very first Ninjago ninja mission. Not only did I disappoint the master, but I also may have changed the course of history by failing to stick to task at hand.

For a person who is usually good at sticking to the task at hand, it was a pretty disappointing outcome.

However, the main goal of DK Lego Ninjago Choose Your Ninja Mission was to encourage my 11 year old to use less screen time. And in that mission, I was a success.

My son was never into Ninjago so therefore I know absolutely nothing about it, however, we do like pick your own adventure books so I figured this was a chance to combine Lego with reading for something other than looking at a computer screen.

I left this book lying on the coffee table and didn’t mention it. Although my son suggested he didn’t care, I often saw him sitting on the couch reading and flipping through pages as he chose his own adventures. And there may be a page marked with a pair of scissors to show where his mission is heading.

You do not have to be a Ninjago fan to follow the story, although I am sure it helps. There is lots of information about the various characters and you always have two choices of what you want to do next. There are quick facts about various aspects on the page, such as the Condrai Crushes, which get their name from the spinning stone blades on the front of each vehicle that can be used to crush anything in its way. There are also Build It bits, where you are encouraged to create creatures, for examples, or a seafaring ship.

This book also comes with a Ninjago minifigure, this one complete with a sword that goes on the character’s back, something my son thought pretty neat.

The only thing I don’t like about this book is how thick it is. It is thick to hold the minifigure; the book itself isn’t that long and to me it seems like a lot of wasted space.

Which path will you take in this DK book? Just remember, the fate of the world may rest in your choice.

DK Lego Ninjago retails for $25.99. You can purchase it at Amazon.ca

A copy of this book was provided by DK books for an honest review.
The opinions are my own.