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The greatest villain of LEGO Ninjago contest

There is a new contest on ReBrick, this time focusing on LEGO Ninjago. As you may remember from our previous discussions (see links at the end of this post), LEGO’s ReBrick website was recently re-launched to focus on LEGO contests for teen and adult LEGO fans, and there has been several interesting contests with great prizes already. 🙂

LEGO Ninjago Contest 2

LEGO NINJAGO CONTEST – DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in a fun, action-packed ninja universe? Now is your chance to dive into the adventurous Ninjago world and explore the greatest villains. We invite you to make a maximum one minute stop-motion video with the theme “The greatest villain of all time in Ninjago”. Create a story around existing Ninjago badguys or build your own super villain(s). We encourage you to be creative and original and show your twist on the Ninjago universe. You can find some inspiration in the video below.

LEGO NINJAGO CONTEST – GETTING STARTED: To help you enter the contest, there are a few notes on the ReBrick website to help you get an overall understanding of the Ninjago universe, and help set the stage for the Ninjago look and feel for your video. I copied them here for your convenience. Action that characterizes Ninjago: lots of ninja weapons but no guns, fighting scenes and close-up fighting sequences, Spinjitzu animations, many different bad guys including snakes, skeletons and ghosts. Builds that characterize Ninjago: Asian inspired buildings and ornamentation with ninja weapons built in, gold elements, bonsai trees, dragons, Asian inspired cars, motorcycles and other cool vehicles. Atmosphere that characterizes Ninjago: elemental powers, fantasy, humor, ninja moments, ninja action.

LEGO NINJAGO CONTEST – HOW TO ENTER: 1. Create your video. 2. Upload your video to a video hosting site of your choice and copy the URL to your video in the URL field on the entry page on LEGO ReBrick. 3. Take up to five screenshots from your video and upload them on the entry page on LEGO ReBrick. 4. Use the description field to tell a bit about your video, then hit submit. 5. When you receive a “Success!” pop-up notification after clicking “submit”, your entry has successfully been submitted. 6. The ReBrick moderation team will review your entry within 1-3 working days to make sure it fits all the contest rules. Share your entry directly from LEGO ReBrick to your social media channels with #LEGONINJAGOgreatestvillain hastag (this is not a requirement for entry).

LEGO NINJAGO CONTEST – ENTRY DEADLINE: You need to submit your entry at ReBrick.com no later than August 11th 2016 at 10:00 AM CET, so make sure to mark your calendar.

LEGO Ninjago Contest

LEGO NINJAGO CONTEST – RULES: Your video can be minimum 15 seconds and maximum 1 minute. You are encouraged to add original sound effects/audio however, adding sound in any form is not a requirement. Entries with audio that has third party intellectual property rights are not eligible for the contest – use audio that doesn’t have intellectual property rights or is under creative commons license in your video. Your video must be stop-motion, although animations within a stop-motion video are allowed. If you wish to use characters/themes outside of Ninjago, only use LEGO-created IPs, such as LEGO Friends, LEGO City, etc. Keep in mind however that Ninjago action and humor and overall Ninjago look and feel is part of the judging criteria. Ninjago action and fighting scenes are allowed, but entries with extreme violence with blood will not be eligible for the contest. You can submit multiple entries to the contest. Each entry must have been made by the user submitting it. Entries cannot contain copies of any existing third party work or creation. Entrants must be at least 13 years of age at the time of entry. Please see all general contest terms and conditions here.

LEGO NINJAGO CONTEST – JUDGING: A panel of lead ninjas from the LEGO Ninjago team will select 6 semi-finalists. They will judge entries upon: Ninjago action and humor in the video (33%), overall Ninjago look and feel (33%), and overall coolness and originality of story and builds in the video (33%). The judges are: Toby Dutkiewicz – Senior Art Director for LEGO Ninjago, Gabe Huffstutler – Digital Experience Manager for LEGO Ninjago, Brian Nielsen – Senior Designer for LEGO Ninjago, Klaus S. Lykke – Senior Marketing Manager for LEGO Ninjago, and Torben Leth-Nissen – Digital Marketing Manager for LEGO Ninjago. The 6 semi-finalists will be shared on LEGO.com/Ninjago where the videos will be voted for in the form of “likes”. The videos will be ranked based on likes and the video with the most votes will be the grand prize winner.

LEGO NINJAGO CONTEST – PRIZES: There will be one grand prize winner, who will receive a trip for two to LEGOLAND, including transportation (economy class), 2 nights stay at Hotel LEGOLAND in Billund in a Ninjago room, exclusive tour of the new Ninjago world in LEGOLAND Billund opening summer 2016, meeting one of the Ninjago designers, and the chance to enjoy the new Ninjago Dark Ride and miniland. The prize is for Thursday October 13th 2016 – Saturday October 15th 2016. The winner must be able to travel to Billund for the prize on October 13th. The final schedule for the exclusive tour of Ninjago World in LEGOLAND Billund and for the visit to the LEGO Innovation House will be sent to the winner once the winner has accepted the prize. There will also be 6 runner-up winners. They will receive one #70751 LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu set signed by the designer. From these 6 semi-finalists, one grand prize winner will be selected.

LEGO Ninjago Contest 3

This is yet another great contest by the LEGO ReBrick website with a fun challenge and awesome prices. I know we have a lot of readers who are LEGO Ninjago fans, so I hope that some of you will get inspired to enter. If you would like to get some inspiration, or want to refresh your memory on the LEGO Ninjago stories, check the LEGO Ninjago section, or you can also browse the currently available LEGO Ninjago sets at the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How do you like this LEGO contest? Are you planning to enter? Do you already have some ideas on what your story is going to be? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • legostuff71 May 26, 2016, 12:00 PM

    Hey, admin sorry to hear about your roof. If the roof was made of LEGO it would be an easy fix. In fact I think that our houses should be made out of LEGO bricks . ( on topic) I was thinking LEGO should make dragons as the villains ( kind a like the snakes ).

    • admin May 26, 2016, 12:04 PM

      Hm… good idea… maybe I should take a big bin of LEGO up there and fix the damage. But it would take a LOT of LEGO to do that. I don’t think I have enough… As far as dragons as the badguys, the thing is that so far dragons were always on the good side. So Ninjago fans may get upset if LEGO introduces villainous dragons. 😈

  • Legostuff71 May 26, 2016, 1:03 PM

    Maybe,have good and bad dragons to even the score.

    • admin May 26, 2016, 1:05 PM

      Maybe some evil looking black dragons with glowing red eyes? 🙄

  • gid617 May 26, 2016, 6:58 PM

    A fun challenge… emphasis on challenge. Haha.
    I’ve thought about this, though I’m not sure I’d have the time… partly because if I did it I’d want to go all out with MOC-quality back drops, voice acting, soundtrack, etc. – amateur of course. One nice thing about it is the time limit though (one minute), that would put a nice cap on my ambition. 😉

    • admin May 26, 2016, 10:17 PM

      It’s certainly a good idea to do the best you can, but there is no need to overthink or overdo either. Some of the best stop-motion videos are short and sweet, just focusing on the main characters and action. Also, I would add here that these contest are not getting as many entries as the ones on Eurobricks and Brickset, so it is a lot easier to stand out. Just thought to mention. 😉

      • gid617 May 27, 2016, 10:52 AM

        I’ve actually always wanted to do a bit of stop motion but it just seems so daunting. Haha. The smaller entry pool is something that had occurred to me… we’ll just have to see if I suddenly get inspired or if it stays on my list of upcoming contests…

        • admin May 27, 2016, 11:27 AM

          I have projects like that as well… stuff I always wanted to do, but never did because it felt too daunting. But you know what they say about eating an elephant? One bite at a time! 😉

  • ninjagofan May 26, 2016, 11:40 PM

    This sounds like a great contest. I love contests, but sadly i may not enter. For one, i do not have a devise to take the video, nor know how to take it or where to upload it. to clarify, what does Ip mean? hey, when is the new season coming? i have a already seen all of sky bound on youtube casue i got no CN, but i read online on wiki that on the next, cole seems to be the main character also that all the past villans come back…wait wont that mean LORD GARMADON is back? how about the great devourer? i know its alot of questions but it that i rarely check TBB cause of school.

    • admin May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM

      If you would like to enter, those are simple things to learn, but you would need at least a camera, or phone, or video recorder. The rest is just building the scene you want and maybe a little editing. IP = Intellectual Property. The new Ninjago season should be coming sometime this summer. I don’t think Garmadon would be back as a badguy, after all he was not a bad person at the core. His villainous nature was only temporary. Even some of the ninja and Sensei Wu turned bad for a while. My guess is that they are talking about badguys like the skeletons, snakes, pirates, etc.

  • llg53 May 28, 2016, 7:31 PM

    The greatest villain of NinjaGo is the creator of this video. The wonderful stop motion is undermined and ultimately destroyed by his vulgar language and disregard for human life younger than himself.

    • admin May 28, 2016, 10:31 PM

      I have no idea what you mean there, or who you are referring to, but that sounds like a very bad villain. 🙄

      • Ramus May 30, 2016, 12:17 AM

        I am pretty sure llg53 is talking about the “little something extra” in the video starting at 1:18. Only about 4 seconds but plenty to for me to scramble to the close button while watching with my boys.

        • admin May 30, 2016, 8:12 AM

          Ramus, wow! That’s crazy! Thanks for pointing that out. This is the official video shared by LEGO for the contest, so I don’t know why someone would sneak something like that in there. I have replaced the video from a version directly from LEGO’s channel, and I double checked that the bad part is not there. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention.

          • Ramus June 1, 2016, 5:01 PM

            Thanks for the fix. You do a fine job keeping the site family friendly.

            • admin June 1, 2016, 7:08 PM

              Thanks, Ramus. And feel free to share your thoughts, feedback, or requests at any time. 🙂

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