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The LEGO® NINJAGO® & 1-Button Game Challenge - Contest Intake Closed

The judges are ready to play, it's time to start the judging phase of our 1-Button Game Challenge contest! Which also means it's time we close the intake phase for this contest. Thank you all so much to those of you who took the time to create a game and enter it here :)

You can view all of the entries on the contest page, here.

As a reminder, a panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Games team, The LEGO NINJAGO Design Lead and Unity will use different judging criteria, one for each of the three categories. These will be as follows and based on:

  • LEGO NINJAGO Game category
    • Overall fun
    • Use of behavior bricks
    • Use of scripting
    • Quality of models / Art
  • Build your own play theme category (No 3rd party IPs allowed)
    • Theme: LEGO brand fit & Innovation
    • Overall Fun
    • Use of behavior bricks
    • Use of scripting
    • Quality of models & Art
  • Only behavior bricks category (no scripting allowed!)
    • Overall Fun
    • Use of behavior bricks
    • Quality of models & Art

So what is a great LEGO® NINJAGO® game? See here what the LEGO NINJAGO Design Lead says here

Extra criteria for the LEGO NINJAGO category:

What will make a great LEGO NINJAGO themed game, it is as follows:

  1. Spinjitzu: You are moving, battling, and using elemental powers like you are a NINJAGO Ninja.
  2. Story: You are feeling like you are a LEGO NINJAGO Ninja in an exciting fantasy world, giving everything on your mission to stop the evil forces.
  3. Mastery: With the guidance of your Mentor Wu, you will step by step, get better on your journey towards mastery of Spinjitzu.


Our judges will now review the entries and choose 15 entries to enter the fan vote by November 18th, 2021 and will run until November 25th, 2021. The winning three Grand Prize winners and three Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than December 2nd, 2021!


It looks like we won't have any active contests for a little while, however we will have one more contest before the end of the year... And it's a great one! So stay tuned :)

Update - Friday 12th Nov 

Hello everyone. As you may have seen, we have had some entries that were previously rejected for having text on the images. These entries have now been accepted and will go into the judging phase.

This is in response to us finding out there was an error in our internal moderation system for contest entries. So entries with added text on the images should have been allowed as per our rules. So we decided to accept entries that were rejected because of this. This decision was what we feel, the fairest thing to do. 

I would like to apologize for the inconvenience of those who had to deal with this rejection reason, all I can do is apologize and mention that having text or not having text on your images does not affect your chances of winning the contest, it's based on your games themselves :)

I'll also post this update as a comment, so if you have any questions I'll respond to them there as quick as I can. If not you can always contact via email.

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