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Ace "onions" Kim | October 13th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews 76005 Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown

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This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con either on Thursday October 11 or Saturday October 13. Rick “GIR3691″ Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.

I have no frame of reference from this set but I imagine it’s based on the cartoon like 6873 Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush set is. At least now we know what set Doctor Doom comes in.

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Marvel Super Heroes
76005
Spider-Man ™: Daily Bugle Showdown
$49.99
Piece Count: 476
Minifigures: Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, Jonah Jameson, Nova, Beetle

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | October 12th, 2012 | Giveaways, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

Details On Krang Android Minifigure Giveaway

NYCC LEGO Retail Store Exclusive - Krang Android

Want more details on how to pick up the exclusive Krang Android minifigure? Check your email. LEGO has sent out the info to everyone on their mailing list, but just in case you’re on the bottom of the list here it is.

Don’t miss an exclusive LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ event at the LEGO® Store!
On Saturday, October 13th, help us celebrate our newest theme! Visit the LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center and get a sneak peak of a LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ set launching in January 2013!

Plus, be one of the first 300 people to visit the LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center, dressed as your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle™ and you will receive a free exclusive minifigure!

October 13, The LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center
Saturday, October 13: 10 am – 8 pm

Dress like a Ninja Turtle, they may have just found a way to make this figure even more difficult to get. We’ll see how long that condition holds…

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | October 12th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, MOC Spotlight

To The Batcave!

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This version of the Batcave created by Carlyle Livingston II & Wayne Hussey was highlighted by The Brothers Brick the other day, but it’s just too impressive not to spotlight here as well. The details are as amazing as the scale of the build and they managed to work a balance between the industrial finished sections of the cave and the fantastic rock work around them. The picture below featuring the two builders gives a sense of the creations scale and even manages to dwarf a couple of the largest SW sets in the process.

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It’s impossible for me to pick a favourite part of this MOC, so take a look at the set on Flickr and let the pictures speak for themselves. Make sure you watch their videos too and check out the stats on this massive accomplishment.

We spent 400 hours each over three months building this. We started in Early January and finished in late March.

We estimate over 20,000 pieces but it’s probably much more.

It weighs in at 100 pounds.

Nick "dWhisper" Martin | October 12th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 9498 Saesee Tiin’s Starfighter

The Jedi Starfighter (Delta-7, for the especially nerdy among us) has become some sort of LEGO annual tradition, the Star Wars version of the City Police 4×4 (which shows up in Advent Calendars, polybags, and sets year after year, for those that do not collect City Sets). This year, we get Saesee Tiin’s starfighter, continuing a storied tradition of making up unpronounceable names and rainbow ships. We’ve been nice to Mace Windu’s fighter, released last year and Ahsoka’s Starfighter a few years back. We actually didn’t review Plo Kloon’s fighter from a couple of years back, which is probably for the best, given that it’s far and away one of the worst ships ever made, or Anakin’s Starfighter that kicked off the Clone Wars (though technically, Obi-Wans from the Episode II wave in the long-long ago was the first).

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that this version of the Jedi Starfighter, mostly inspired from the Clone Wars cartoons, has been absolutely done to death. What can possibly be done to make this ship unique and different at this point? It’s kind of a given that consumers are desensitized to paying for the same thing over and over wrapped up in some new package each year (see Madden Football, iPhones, Call of Duty games, all of popular television,  and the McRibb sandwich), so obviously, LEGO realizes that they can get in on that game. How does our new $30 starfighter stack up?

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Don "Solo" Reitz | October 11th, 2012 | News

Quick Note

Rather than pretend like it didn’t happen… Ace wanted to let everyone know that the new superhero set photos and details will be up again on Saturday morning. Some miscommunication behind the scenes lead to those being revealed with the TMNT news ahead of schedule.

Ace "onions" Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles License Announced

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New York Comic Con kicks off today and this year marks the first official presence of LEGO at the show, and they come out swinging. Tons of stuff being announced today. I’ll start with the biggest news piece: LEGO TMNT is a reality. The rumors were true and I couldn’t think of a better venue than the New York Comic Con to make the announcement. Two press releases after the jump:

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Ace "onions" Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] Minifigure Giveaway Details

NYCC Exclusive - Dark Turtle

What comic con with a LEGO presence would be complete without some sort of minifig giveaway? As with San Diego Comic Con, LEGO is giving away a couple exclusive minifigs, but only one will be available at the show. First up is the Dark Turtle, pictured above, from the newly announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license. He will be given away via raffle on Thursday starting at 4pm, and again on Friday and Saturday at 11am. The second figure, below, is the new Krang Android also from the TMNT line and switching things up a bit, he will be available on Saturday through the Rockefeller Center LEGO Store.

This is preliminary information so visit the LEGO booth for exact details. Good luck!

NYCC LEGO Retail Store Exclusive - Krang Android
Ace "onions" Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minifigs

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It should come as no surprise that LEGO is spreading core characters from a license across multiple sets. It makes sense from a marketing stand point. TMNT is no exception as the four figures above come from three different sets, and two of which comes from the Shellraiser set. I can only assume that there will be multiple versions of each turtle with different face and/or body prints. We’ll find out more info when the sets launch next year.

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Shredder
Splinter
Ace "onions" Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews TMNT 79104 The Shellraiser Street Chase

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This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con on Thursday October 11. Rick “GIR3691″ Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.

Before you slam the appearance of the Shellraiser, you should keep in mind the context in which the Shellraiser came to be. The turtles don’t have money or the resources that people like Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark have, so they make do with what they can find on the streets.

  • $59.99 entry price point
  • Five Minifigures
  • Exclusive Villain
  • Exclusive Michelangelo & Leonardo
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Ace "onions" Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews 79010 The Goblin King Battle

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This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con on Friday October 12. Rick “GIR3691″ Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.

  • Features Dori, Nori, Ori, Gandalf, Goblins, Scribe and Goblin King in Goblintown. $99.99, 841 pieces