06 May 2024

LEGO® NINJAGO® review & MOC: 71813 Wolf Mask Shadow Dojo

Posted by Caz Mockett

71813 Wolf Mask Shadow Dojo is one of the larger sets in the March 2024 LEGO® NINJAGO® wave; part of Dragons Rising Season 2. The striking structure has some appealing colours, plenty of play features and 8 minifigures. Let's take a closer look at all the details.

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71813 Wolf Mask Shadow Dojo
£104.99 / $119.99 / €119.99 / AU$199.99
1190 parts
Release date: 1 March 2024

New moulds - almost!

The inventory in the building instructions indicates that the three wedge slopes pictured above should be the newer mould variants, 5830 & 5711 - with thicker side walls and no internal ribs. But my set came with a full compliment of the older mould, 41748 & 41747. You can see a comparison picture on Rebrickable. Functionally there is no difference, but if you do take into consideration the new moulds, then the following stats are appropriate:

  • 1x Wedge Curved 6 x 2 Left, Smooth Inner Walls (6528007 | 5830) and 1x Wedge Curved 6 x 2 Right, Smooth Inner Walls (6501125 | 5711) in Dark Stone Grey/Dark Bluish Gray - both also appear in 75377 Invisible Hand
  • 1x Wedge Curved 6 x 2 Right, Smooth Inner Walls in Black (6501118 | 5711) - unique to this set

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Elements of interest

A handful of recolours appear in the set, all currently unique:

  • 2x Glass for Window 1 x 4 x 6 in Sand Blue (6478107 | 35295)
  • 6x Windscreen 5 x 2 x 1 2/3 in Bright Reddish Violet/Magenta (6478105 | 35271)
  • 2x Hinge Brick 1 x 2 Locking with 1 Finger Horizontal End in Magenta (6478106 | 53028)
The other elements are recolours which have only been in a limited number of other sets to date:

Printed pieces

Two nice printed parts are included (the remaining decorated elements are all stickers):

  • 1x Dish 6x6 Inverted (Radar) with Eye, Red Iris with Craters, Black Pupil print in Black (6473843 | 44375) - unique here
  • 1x Minifig Shield Round Bowed with Gold Dragon, Red Eyes, Fans print in Warm Gold/Pearl Gold (6464346 | 105523) - also in 71804 Arin's Battle Mech and 71809 Egalt the Master Dragon

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Four of our Ninja heroes in their climbing attire are included in the inventory. Heads and head wraps have been seen a few times before; the other elements are more unusual.


  • Head Wrap Top Half in Dark Azure (6437163 | 2187) - in 3 other LEGO Ninjago releases from 2023
  • Minifig Head Nya, Black and Bright Light Blue Eye Mask/Beauty Mark, Determined Stare print in Bright Yellow/Yellow (6434431 | 28621) - in a few LEGO Ninjago sets
  • Minifig Neckwear Armour Ninja with Pearl Gold Katana Holder pattern in Titanium Metallic/Pearl Titanium (6481850 | 4923) - unique here
  • Torso, Ninja Robes, Silver Belt, trim, Olive Green Ropes, Yellow Belt print Pearl Titanium Arms, Black Hands in Dark Azure (6481848 | 973c) - unique here
  • Hips and Dark Azure Legs with Yellow Sash, Silver Straps print in Dark Azure (6473840 | 970c) - unique here



  • Head Wrap Top Half in Bright Green (6437164 | 2187) - in 7 other LEGO Ninjago releases
  • Minifig Head Lloyd, Black and Yellow Eye Mask, Angry Grin/Dark Red Eyebrows, Green Eyes, Angry Stare print in Yellow (6434435 | 28621) - common in several LEGO Ninjago sets
  • Minifig Neckwear Armour Ninja with Pearl Gold Katana Holder pattern in Earth Green/Dark Green (6472265 | 4923) - unique here
  • Torso, Ninja Robes, Dark Green Trim, Belt, Orange Rope, Silver Clips, Lime Sash print, Dark Green Arms, Black Hands in Bright Green (6472319 | 973c) - unique here
  • Hips and Bright Green Legs with Lime Sash, Dark Green Straps, Silver Buckles print in Bright Green (6464372 | 970c) - unique here


  • Head Wrap Top Half in White (6437170 | 2187) - in 3 other 2023 LEGO Ninjago sets
  • Minifig Head Zane, Robot Black and Dark Azure Eyemask, Angry Grin/Silver Eyes, Black Lines print in Silver Metallic/Flat Silver (6434440 | 3626c) - in 4 other LEGO Ninjago sets
  • Minifig Neckwear Armour Ninja with Pearl Gold Katana Holder pattern in Flat Silver (6481862 | 4923) - unique here
  • Torso, Ninja Robe, Silver Trim, Belt, Medium Azure Sash, Olive Green Rope, Silver Buckle print, Flat Silver Arms, Black Hands with print in White (6482021 | 973c) - unique here
  • Hips and White Legs with Medium Azure Sash, Silver Straps print in White (6473842 | 970c) - unique here

Meanwhile, the opposition consists of elements which have appeared in several recent LEGO Ninjago releases for this wave:

Wolf Mask Claw Warrior

  • Wrap with Wolf Mask with Medium Azure Eyes, Teeth/Fangs pattern in Dark Blue (6468746 | 4919) 
  • Minifig Head Wolf Warrior, Silver Face Mask, Nougat Eye Shadow, Black Eyes/Blue Eyes and Fangs Print in Dark Blue (6464352 | 28621) 
  • Minifig Neckwear Armor Shoulder Pads in Dark Blue (6315048 | 41637) - quite a common piece
  • Torso, Robe, Black Sash with Dark Azure Asian Symbols, Dark Purple Trim, Dark Azure/Silver Decorations print, Dark Blue Arms, Dark Purple Hands in Dark Blue (6469272 | 973c)
  • Hips and Dark Blue Legs with Dark Bluish Grey/Dark Azure Belt, Dark Purple Coat, Silver Trimming, White Fangs print in Blue (6464354 | 970c)

Lord Ras

  • Minifig Head Special Tiger with Pink Markings, Silver and Orange Eyes print in Black (6434480 | 4065) 
  • Minifig Neckwear Armour Breastplate with Shoulder Ridges in Medium Lilac/Dark Purple (6445386 | 11438) 
  • Torso, Dark Purple Rove, Big Dark Azure/Silver Belt with Dragon, Dark Bluish Grey Sash print, Black Arms, Dark Purple Hands in Black (6470061 | 973c)
  • Hips and Black Legs with Silver/Dark Azure Belt, Knee Straps, Purple Coat Tails print in Black (6464365 | 970c) 


  • Hair Bushy Swept Back (The Joker) in Medium Stone Grey/Light Bluish Gray (6472254 | 28551) 
  • Minifig Head Cinder, Silver Face Mask, Covered Face/Open Face print in Trans-Black (6464366 | 28621) 
  • Minifig Neckwear Fur Collar in Sand Blue (6468880 | 78127) 
  • Torso, Dark Azur Dragon, Silver/Dark Purple Armor print, Dark Bluish Gray Arms, Dark Blue Hands in Dark Blue (6469005 | 973c) 
  • Hips and Dark Blue Legs with Dark Bluish Grey/Silver Belt, Dark Purple/Dark Azure Coat, Silver Trimming, White Fangs, Silver Toes, Armor print in Dark Blue (6464359 | 970c)


  • Hair Ponytail and Fringe in Dark Red (6468881 | 86220)
  • Minifig Head Jordana, Gold Circuitry, Black Raised Eyebrow, Confused Smirk/Angry Mean Smirk print in Yellow (6464357 | 28621)
  • Neckwear, Torso and Hips & Legs are the same as Cinder

The Build

The first part of the set to be built is the tournament square which sits on its own separate patch of landscape. The two fighting positions are at the end of transparent bars which gives the effect of the minifigures fighting in mid air, providing plenty of opportunities for the Ninjas to vanquish the baddies. 

The two rockwork supports are the next portions to be constructed, before the dojo building sits on the platform which joins the pillars. The techniques are mostly straightforward, although there is a bit of SNOT work required to clad the pillars with the rock elements. Long Technic bricks give the platform structure some strength. The foliage sprinkled around gives the set a mor organic feel and hides some of the straight lines while providing some more visual interest.  The wolf head requires a bit more SNOT building and comes together nicely when each element is added.

The open back allows for plenty of access to the play features - including rock steps for the Ninjas to climb on their way up to the Dojo platform. But beware! If you step on the wrong part of the floor in the middle, a trapdoor will plunge you back to the ground below. Ouch. 

There are two zip lines running from the platform down to the ground which perhaps are a better option than the trapdoor. The Ninjas each have special sickle weapons which act as hooks so that they can slide down the zip lines with ease. There is also a hidden cave in one of the supports, which itself hides a secret which I won't spoil for you.

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Original build - Lupine Temple

I liked the architectural design elements from the set, but was less keen on the rock-work. So I challenged myself to make a smaller facade with just the parts included in the set. 

I constructed this Lupine Temple. Two guardians flank the alcoves and a looming moon above a huge medallion offsets the downsized magenta highlights. At just 6 modules deep it will easily sit on a shelf for display. 


The model was a fairly straightforward build with a good selection of well-printed minifigures and attractive design, along with plenty of play features to keep younger fans occupied. There are some interesting elements which may appeal to MOC builders, but I feel that the price is a little high for the size of the finished model. 

71813 Wolf Mask Shadow Dojo
£104.99 / $119.99 / €119.99 / AU$199.99
1190 parts

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  1. That isn't Cole. That's Zane.

  2. Wait I own this set. Where’s Cole?

  3. it,s is the cool set i seen.