Happy Birthday, Ninjago!

Happy Birthday, Ninjago

Our good friends at the LEGO Group called upon all masters, young and old, of Spinjitzu to celebrate 10 years of LEGO® NINJAGO® with the launch of the awesome Ninjago City Gardens, some exciting collaborations, and a nostalgic look back at some of the theme’s key milestones.

We got to shoot some epic imagery for this.
And we are giving away two exclusive toy photography NINJAGO prints.

But first some history

In 2011, the LEGO NINJAGO journey started and changed the lives of children and AFOLs all over the world. Today, we celebrate the ten years of this epic range of Ninjas that continue to inspire children of all ages and build epic scenes while developing their ninja skills (and some of us their photography skills).

Many of us have explored NINJAGO over the years. Master Wu and the ninja Kai, Lloyd, Zane, Nya, Jay, and Cole have taught some of us how to catch their skills in action on the digital canvas. Or eat cornflakes .

Some of us may not agree with Master Wu when he states “There comes a time when we all must grow up. When that time comes, it’s important not to forget the lessons of our childhood. Because our childhood is the greatest training ground one will ever have.” But we all do enjoy some Ninja wisdom.

Go visit the LEGO anniversary website…

Maëlick and I had the great pleasure to shoot the Gardens over Xmas. Now, some of our work is featured on the anniversary website of 10 years Ninjago over at LEGO. We are super stoked to be part of this anniversary party and want to wish the full Ninjago team another 10 years ahead of them.

You can see all the images on the LEGO site first!

In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary we will be getting 11 new LEGACY Ninjago sets on the shelves throughout 2021. February 1st sees the launch of the exclusive three-level LEGO NINJAGO City Gardens set.
A true tribute to a decade of NINJAGO and a massive fun build. Trust us. We loved it.

The set showcases some of the main moments of the TV series, giving fans of all ages the opportunity to relive the show through a building experience and toy photographers a headache to shoot.

On www.LEGO.com/ninjago10anniversary there will be anniversary content telling the story of LEGO NINJAGO through the years and showcasing amazing fan-created content including fan art, awesome builds, and indeed some awesome toy photography.

The LEGO House will also mark the occasion by hosting an in-depth exhibition celebrating ten years of NINJAGO fandom.

How super NINJAGO is all of this?

And in order to celebrate this even more, we are giving an exclusive Ninjago toy photography print away to one true Ninjago fan.
Just leave a comment here or on any of our SoMe channels.
Tell us to whom you want to give this exclusive print (it could be yourself) and why.
Our innocent Master Wu will announce the lucky Ninja on February 7th.

BTS Coming

And don’t worry, we will have a post a little bit later about the behind the scenes and the challenges such a big set may give you to shoot both in and outside. But first … NINJAGO!

PPS. The Fine Print.

We included some official LEGO referral links for the very first time, which means that in the unlikely event you are reading it here first, click on the link, and happen to buy the Gardens the SiP crew will get a tiny kickback. Which we will use to keep this site completly add free and continue to bring awesome toy photography. Wanna buy the Gardens directly and support us right away then click here, just being honest.

Trains

I love trains.

Maybe it is because I grew up in front of a train station. Maybe it is the promise of new adventures in charted territory. Or maybe it is some nostalgic memories of the very first steam trains.
Anyway, I love trains. Continue reading “Trains”

A Tour of Ninjago City

Disclaimer

According to Admiral Ackbar, the new Ninjago City set is a trap for AFOL. I’ve personally been hooked with Ninjago two years ago when LEGO released the Temple of Airjitzu as part of its big scheme to conquer the world make Ninjago appealing to adults. As soon as I saw the first official pictures of the Ninjago city, I knew I wouldn’t wait long before buying it. So do not expect this photographic review to be objective. Continue reading “A Tour of Ninjago City”

Rumours confirmed: Ninjago Models are everywhere

Rumors confirmed.

The rumors are now confirmed. Most of the Ninjago models have made it to their final destinations and the reviews are pouring in. The Ninjago models continue to be tight lipped on where they have been since they originally left our Studio here in Sweden. We will most probably never know. Rumors have it they all joined a massive after party with the crew that is putting the final touches to the Ninjago Movie, coming to a theatre near you in  September. Here is what our reporters have to report. Continue reading “Rumours confirmed: Ninjago Models are everywhere”

Special Report: Invasion in Britain started

Special Report: We continue our breaking news series on the disappearing Ninjago models.  Our reporter on shore, Ian Cockayne, has spotted what seems to be a #Brexin instead of a #Brexit.  He reports straight from his undercover position using an old school long wave radio. Hence the short twitter style like post on what seems to be an ongoing invasion. An invasion of little plastic creatures listening to the code name Ninjago. Continue reading “Special Report: Invasion in Britain started”

Breaking News: LEGO Ninjago Models Mysterious Disappear

BREAKING NEWS: We update this story as it develops.

We just got breaking news (we can’t say if it is fake, alternative or just plain plastic) but a yet to be identified woman wearing a name badge with the name Koko imprinted was seen in panic mode tweeting inside the detective’s office while gesticulating about top models, raw fish and other breaking news, making the brickies of our little town stop outside the detective office and look up.   Continue reading “Breaking News: LEGO Ninjago Models Mysterious Disappear”

Gone Fishin

When Kim (the LEGO one) told us he sent us a box full of Ninjago Awesomeness to creatively review in the middle of our summer holidays, we were excited. The box full of new and unreleased minifigures would reach us only a few days before we returned from our Italian adventure, so with some luck we could score some great creative minds and get the reviews out just in time before the release on August 1st. And so we got in touch with you on Instagram and we got our models shipped out, but they seem to have gone fishin. Continue reading “Gone Fishin”