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Ken Robichaud | July 14th, 2012 | LEGO CUUSOO, News

Portal Achieves 10,000 On CUUSOO

If you like thinking with portals then there is now a chance you may be building with them in the future. If my count is correct this makes four video game licenses to reach the 10,000 mark and I doubt they will be the last. Team Jigsaw certainly put a lot of effort into their pitch and that along with fan support was probably what helped them through the rocky start that almost wasn’t and the two swift weeks of voting that have followed. I’m not sure what in this property would end up being made into a set, but I bet if it ended up as a Companion Cube LEGO would probably end up selling quite a few. It will be some time before we see a decision on this one as the deadline for the next quarterly review doesn’t even close until September 3rd. Based on the breakdown of review times on CUUSOO’s blog it sounds like the last review may still be a month or more so stay tuned.

Ace Kim | July 14th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Rancor Set Revealed

Rancor Set - 1

On the heels of their twitter leak, LEGO unveiled next year’s Rancor Set at the booth today at Comic Con. In case it wasn’t obvious, the current Jabba’s Palace sets fits on top of this one allowing Luke, Oola, and a Gamorrean Guard to drop down to their doom. No pricing info but it is believed to be $59.99 and will be officially available in January, which means around December.

Ken Robichaud | July 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Sneak Peak @ Next Years LEGO Super Hero Lineup

Next Years DC Super Heroes RevealedNext Years DC Super Heroes Revealed 2

I hope these pics will satisfy some of the comic fans out there who’ve been wishing certain figs would pop up asap!
First up on the DC side we have Mister Freeze, Aquaman, a white suited Batman, Bane, Commissioner Gordon with a SWAT flack jacket, hooded Robin, Scarecrow, Arkham jumpsuit Joker, Penguin and what I believe is Harley Quinn in a nurse disquise. I believe these may or may not be based at least in part on the popular Arkham Asylum/City games that I have not had the pleasure to play, though Gordon and Bane to look like they may be based on their movie counterparts.

Next Years Marvel Super Heroes RevealedNext Years Marvel Super Heroes Revealed 2

Next up on the Marvel side we have Spider-man, Nick Fury (Finally!), Venom, Nova, J. Jonah Jameson, Victor Von Doom and I have no idea who the red winged guy is. Human Fly? A new character from the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon? Hopefully Ace can shed some light on him if no one else can.

Seems like a nice line up to me and I’m betting there will be some others who will pop up sooner or later. Check back tonight as Ace hopes to have some more pics of these figures as an update.

Update: Well, that was fast! Ace has secured official pics of all these figs and more and apparently that red winged guy is Beetle. Guess he got an update since his purple suited days in Web Of Spider-man.

VenomSpider-ManNovaNick FuryJonah JamesonDoctor DoomBeetleScarecrowRobinPenguinMr. FreezeJokerIvyHarleyGuardCommissioner GordonBlack Winged BatmanBatmanBaneAquaManWhite Suit Batman

Ken Robichaud | July 13th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Exclusive Fig Is Black Suit Spider-man

SDCC 2012 Exclusive Black Suit Spider-man

Ace has gotten confirmation of what many Spidey fans already assumed by looking at the above SDCC Exclusive, that it is not Venom, but instead the Black Suited Spider-man first introduced in 1984’s Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. Badge scanning for these exclusive figs ends at noon, so if you’re planning on hitting up the booth GET THERE FAST! It being a variant Spidey suit makes it even more desirable in my book, but fret not Venom fans as the word at the booth is Spidey’s symbiote nemesis will be revealed today as part of next years Marvel line-up. Stay tuned for more updates as Ace will be uploading more pictures soon.

Ace Kim | July 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

SDCC Friday’s Minifig Bonus Prizes

Update: there will be other prizes, the below list is just the bigger ticket items.

Hulk

I just received word that there will be additional prizes to be awarded to the lucky few that win an exclusive minifig today. If you win a minifig, look at the back of it. If you find a sticker, you will win one of the following bonus prizes:

  • 18″ LEGO Built Hulk and Batman Model – These are awesome! Like a mini version of the Hulk in our booth!!
  • Signed Comic Books
  • Green Lantern & Kilowog DC Collectibles Comic-Con Exclusive Figure 2-Packs
  • The Batcave signed by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns.
  • LEGO Batman 2 Video Games
  • Framed LEGO DC and Marvel Model Design Sketches
  • Exclusive Superman and Batman Maquettes
  • Four-Pack of LEGOLAND California Tickets
  • PS Vita Video Game Console

Good luck to all!

Ace Kim | July 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

San Diego Comic Con: LEGO’s Friday Exclusive Minifig Giveaway Details

Shazam! and Venom Minifigs SDCC Exclusive

Last post for the night.

Tomorrow is Friday, or today depending on when some of you are reading this, and Friday at San Diego Comic Con is slated to be LEGO Super Heroes day. As part of that celebration, LEGO is giving away 1,000 of each of the four exclusive minifigs: Bizarro and Shazam! for DC Universe and Venom and Phoenix for Marvel, for a total of 4,000 figures. Here’s what you gotta know:

  • There are no tickets. In years past, LEGO had a box with raffle tickets where you can draw one and see if you’ve won. Not this time. This year they are scanning badges.
  • Badge scanning will commence once the doors open for the public starting at 9am and continue until about 12 or 2, I’m not really sure but you should get there early anyway.
  • You can only get your badge scanned ONCE, so it is pointless to get back into line.
  • Once badge scanning has stopped, winners will be selected at random to win one of the four figures. You can only win one figure.
  • A list of winners and the minifigure they won will be posted at the LEGO booth at around 4pm.
  • If you’ve won, you can claim your minifig at the stage. You can claim your minifigure anytime between the time the list is posted and the convention hall closes.

These measures have been implemented and changed from last year’s process for several reasons, the most prominent one being to reduce the overcrowding and the carousel effect around the booth. So, in a nutshell: Get there early, have your badge scanned, come back later in the day. Good luck to everyone!

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

SDCC Build-a-Bilbo Activity

Map of ComicCondor

Yesterday, we revealed the Bilbo Baggins minifig you get to build today. Today we’re going to show you the two extras you get for the acivity. First up is a map of ComicCondor you use to go to the other booths to get the invidual minifig elements that make up Bilbo. There were four in total: LEGO’s booth (you start here to collect the map, the bag, and the hair element), Mondo to get the legs, Weta to get the head and Warner Bros. to get the body. The other piece you get is a cloth pouch with a tag with the LEGO Hobbit logo on one side and the other has the Comic Con logo with the words “2012 Exclusive”. The Bilbo Baggins minifig is identical to the one you’ll get this December in a set. It’s the map and the little pouch that are truly exclusive.

This was a pretty limited event as there were not a lot of maps and pouches to go around and you couldn’t get any of the other elements without the map. Each of the locations marked the map with a sticker to show that the piece was collected. So people who came late were out of luck.

Bilbo and Pouch - 1 Bilbo and Pouch - 2
Ace Kim | July 12th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

First Hobbit Set, An Unexpected Journey, Revealed

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As part of their Lord of the Rings themed-day today, LEGO revealed the An Unexpected Journey (set number not known at this time) based on the Hobbit movie coming out on December 14th of this year. The set depicts the very first scene in the movie where the hobbits are gathered at Bag End, the home of Bilbo Baggins. There is a great attention to detail in this set. The map tiles you see here each have unique printing that replicate the maps that strewn on the floor in the movie. Also of note is the new donut plate element used for the round windows: a 4×4 round plate with a 2×2 cut-out in the middle. This set is priced at $59.99. Piece count is unknown at this time. An Unexpected Journey, along with the rest of the Hobbit sets, have an on-shelf date of December 1, two weeks ahead of the movie. More pictures after the jump.

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Ace Kim | July 12th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Shazam!, Venom Minifigs Revealed

Shazam! and Venom Minifigs SDCC Exclusive

Ahead of tomorrow’s LEGO Super Heroes themed-day at the San Diego Comic Con, CNN has posted an image of the Shazam! and Venom exclusive promotional minifig giveaways.

I’ll be posting details on how to try and win the exclusives later tonight.

Thanks to Brickset for the heads up.

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Alternate Face Print for Bizarro, Phoenix

Bizarro Head

The heads for Bizarro and Phoenix feature double sided printing. The Phoenix one is just awesome.

Phoenix Head