Dream prizes in The LEGO NINJAGO Movie brickfilm contest

A brickfilm contest has been launched with a very impressive selection of prizes in anticipation of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie’s release later this year.

If ever there was a Rebrick contest to enter, this is the one – six winners may see their brickfilm incorporated into The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Not only that, but the talented few will also get every single set from The LEGO NINJAGO Movie including the big D2C set, The Art of the Movie book signed by the filmmakers and signed minifigures from the film.

The LEGO Rebrick website explains the challenge:

Create a 15 second to 30 second LEGO stop-motion brickfilm that will depict a snapshot in the life of Ninjago city. A thriving pan-asian metropolis that blends the best of a dozen cultures into one population of happy Ninjagans. The city itself is built upon it’s history so that the lowest levels of Ninjago appear ancient with each higher level becoming more and more modern until the top layer resembles modern Hong Kong or Tokyo.

The citizens enjoy this mashup of cultures eating Pad Thai Sushi Tacos and shopping at Gong and Guitar Center. It is an island metropolis and thus has a thriving wharf-seaport. The infrastructure and mass transit is varied so that a citizen can travel on foot, via roads, aboard a suspended hanging train or even float upon a series of elevated canals that connect the city.


In addition to tai chi at sunrise, getting a tan on Ninjago beach or having a bite at one of the festive culture-blending food carts, the one thing all Ninjagans have in common is the need to rebuild their city after the Evil Lord Garmadon attacks (and the Ninjas defend their city with their giant vehicles and mechs, typically destroying many structures in the process!) This happens frequently so LOTS of rebuilding is always taking place. Ninjagians take the destruction in stride, rebuilding their city with flair and always a dose of LEGO humor.

Judges from Warner Bros. and the LEGO NINJAGO team will take into account the following criteria:

Ninjago action and humor in the video: 25%

– Overall Ninjago Movie look and feel: 25%

– Coolness and originality of your story: 25%

– Most inspiring builds and rebuilds in your video: 25%

Entrants have until May 10 to submit a brickfilm to the contest. The LEGO NINJAGO Movie is released on September 22, 2017.


Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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