It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a complete set of 20 Minifigures from The Ninjago Movie Collectable Minifigures series.
The Giveaway Rules
For your chance to win, simply post a photo of Ninjago, Ninjas, Chimjago (Chima/Ninjago mash up), Dragons, or any photo related to the covert agents of Japan or the Ninjago universe.
The competition is open to all toys, and will run on Instagram and G+. Whether you post on Instagram or G+, make sure to add the #tp_ninjago tag so we can find your entries.
You can enter as many times as you want. The giveaway is open to all and we’ll post the full set of Minifigures anywhere in the world.
As this series of Minifigures is full of creativity and whimsy, we’ll be looking for fun, creative, clever photos showcasing not only the subject matter, but also good photography. Shelly has written some wonderful posts on the basics if you need a refresher or some guidance; the basics part 1, part 2 and part 3. And here’s the link to our review of The Ninjago Movie Collectable Minifigures for inspiration and motivation.
Entries close on Friday the 4th of August, giving us time to select a winner over that weekend and announce it the following week.
Go get creating!
So, get your thinking caps on and get creating. Or should that be your “thinking Ninja Zukins”?
Good luck! We’re looking forward to seeing all your wonderful entries. We’re even looking forward to the usual struggle of picking just one winner that we go through with each of our giveaways!
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the state or quality of being light in weight
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