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Ken Robichaud | February 24th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Full Trailer For Season 6 Of The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions

The full trailer for the sixth and final season of The Clone Wars is up now through IGN. As stated previously, the first five seasons will be available on March 7th along with The Lost Missions for Netflix subscribers. No word yet on whether or not the episodes will be released on DVD, but money is money, so I’d bet on it eventually. They have a lot of loose ends to try and tie up in however many episodes are left and I didn’t see any Tano in that trailer. Sorry, murph…

Ken Robichaud | February 21st, 2014 | LEGO CUUSOO, News

Build Brent Waller’s Ghostbusters HQ Now!

Ghostbusters HQ LDD File

I walk away from a frustrating build with the intention of finishing up an article, so of course I end up surfing Facebook and Flickr. At least if they fail to inspire me to overcome my builder’s block, they intrigue me in other ways. For those that were disappointed (even if you shouldn’t have been surprised) that the fire house was not part of the latest CUUSOO set, Brent Waller has made the LDD file available so you can build your HQ now and have it ready for 21108 LEGO Ghostbusters when it’s released in June.

I’m glad Brent’s project made it through and I’m glad it ended up the way it did, but it was still really nice of him to release the fire house plans for those that want to take it one step further. You can download the file from him here.

June is still too far away for my taste.

Ken Robichaud | February 21st, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie Sequel Set for May 26, 2017

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Another bit of news that should shock no one nowhere. A sequel to the LEGO movie has been locked in for release on May, 26th 2017. There is literally no info beyond the release date and the previous announcement of Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan coming on board as screen writers. The best part for me is that they are not going to rush out a throw away sequel, aiming at more then 3 full years away (which can still be tight in the animated film world).

So, do you want more of our kooky band of heroes or an entirely different story? Feel free to chime in.

Via SuperHeroHype

Toy Fair Report: Set Videos

In case you weren’t aware, FBTB has a YouTube channel. It’s where we stick our video assets. We don’t produce much and I keep threatening to do video reviews but never have the time to get around it. Or the nerve to put myself in front of a camera. Yesterday, I finished editing and uploading video footage I shot of at Toy Fair showing off some play features of some of the upcoming sets. They’re not too long, averaging about a minute and a half each, but you can see bells and whistles of the sets in motion.

Enjoy!

Nick Martin | February 20th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro

76015 - Full Set

Sometimes, your first impressions are very wrong on a set. Like when I built the most recent Republic Gunship and was very impressed with the updates and overall feel of the ship. Or how nice The Lego Movie sets turned out, despite me not being impressed on the initial scenes. Just saying, sometimes a set can surprise you. Then again, sometimes your first impressions are spot on. I still think the most recent Sail Barge was a let-down that was only made worse by play features that made no sense (it was like buying a Superman action figure that comes with special battle armor and a sword… why does he need any of those things?).

This set, Spider-Trike vs. Electro, manages to do both. My first impression of the set was that it looked dumb and a bit too small, but wow, that transparent head on Electro looks slick. After purchasing it, and building it, I can say that I was wrong. It is way too small, exceedingly dumb, and perhaps one of the worst sets for the value that I’ve ever built. Somehow, I managed to overestimate a set that I already had low expectations before.

I’ll just warn you now, this set will be rough on this glorified polybag. I’m going to scrounge for some good things that don’t involve Electro or getting 5 force lightning bolts… but it won’t be easy.

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Nick Martin | February 20th, 2014 | News

All of the clich- I mean “Heroes” of Star Wars Rebels

Normally I wouldn’t make a joke about cliches in any Star Wars property, but when you put videos there with things like “Street-Smart Hero” and “Cowboy Jedi” you’re just kind of asking for it. The idea of Rebels still has me pretty excited, but then I read the descriptions of the characters and I think that they’re not even trying anymore. Anyway, we have the full main cast revealed now through more than action figure or minifigure names, so there is that.

As a series and behind-the-scenes look, these are actually pretty cool, showing the animation process and concept art that went into making all of these. I can’t say if this makes me more or less excited to see it, but I am looking forward to both of the sets!

Hera, the Leader (voiced by Vanessa Marshall)

I actually like this video a whole lot more than I liked the Sabine one. Still a lot of cliche baked in, but she sounds like one of the most complete characters. Also very nice to see a Twi’lek that’s not a slave or a Jedi finally.

Kanan, the Jedi-Cowboy (voiced by Freddy Prinze, Jr.)

Ezra, the Street-Smart 14-year-old kid that “Works Alone”

Chopper, the “Ugly” Astromech made out of spare parts

Zeb, the Muscle who I’m pretty sure is going to say “That’s not a knife… this is a knife!” at some point

… I’ll admit that this one is worth watching just to see some of the concept art for Chewie

Sabine, who we’re already tearing apart in another thread.

Ken Robichaud | February 20th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Meet The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Update: The first poster is online now too. You’re welcome.


Chris “The Special” Pratt as Peter Jason Quill aka “Star Lord”

Did you watch the Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer and have the same reaction as the guard when Star Lord told him who he was? Well these videos won’t answer all of your questions (or many at all likely), but they do give you a quick inside look at the characters and a little bit of behind the scenes footage. Oh and you get to hear Rocket speak, if you’re interested in that kind of thing.


Zoe Saldana as Gamora

Dave Batista as Drax aka “The Destroyer”

Vin Diesel as Groot

Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon

I always heard Rocket’s voice in my head as sorta Brittish, but I still can’t wait.

There is going to be A LOT of marketing around this movie. It may seem difficult to believe now, but Tony Stark was a second string hero in Marvel’s roster before he blew up on screen in 2008’s Iron Man. Prepare to be bombarded folks. These videos come within 48 hours of the first trailer and the movie is more then five months away.

Ace Kim | February 20th, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie Building Event at Barnes&Noble

The LEGO Movie Building Event

Sick of the Movie yet? I know I’m not. I’ve only seen it once, and by my straw poll, I’m already behind the curve. I’m sure many of you have seen it more than once but if you’re looking for a new way to keep the magic alive, then check out this The LEGO Movie building event hosted by Barnes&Noble. Details are pretty light; the event is on March 1st, and all the image says is “build a scene from the movie” which could mean anything. I’m going to go out on a limb and say you can probably build a micromanager of some type, much like the LEGO Brand Retail monthly mini model build from earlier this month. Just a wild guess. Anyways, plug in your zip code to see if a store near you is participating. I would advise getting there early and mentally prepare yourself for a mob scene.

Ace Kim | February 20th, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

LEGOLAND California Opens The LEGO Movie Experience

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If you live in the Southern California area and are looking for something to do this weekend besides go see the movie for the nth time, check out what LEGOLAND California is doing. They are debuting The LEGO Movie Experience starting tomorrow February 20 at the LEGOLAND Soundstage. I can’t seem to find an end date for the Experience, but expect LEGOLAND to milk this thing for as long as possible. The entire basement set is going to be there along with a tone of other sets and scenes. You can get an idea of what to expect by checking out the photos here in this Fandango interview article with Wyldstyle voice actor Elizabeth Banks. I plan on being there Saturday with the family so if you see me wandering around the park come say hi!

Thanks to chief for finding that link.

Ken Robichaud | February 19th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Meet The Star Wars Rebels Mandalorian Weapons Expert Sabine

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the latest cast member for Rebels to be a Mandalorian who has “turned against the Empire” and Dave Filoni describes her further below:

Who is Sabine? She is a Mandalorian, and is described as “sassy,” “spunky,” “feisty” and has “a little bit of attitude.” She has an expert’s knowledge of weapons and arms, with an affinity for blowing things up. “She does it with flair,” Sircar says of Sabine, who also moonlights as a graffiti artist.

This show is rapidly sounding more and more like a recycled Tron: Uprising to me, but I’m still curious, admittedly.

This Sabine character also seems a lot like Wyldstyle, but I’ll bet she ends up cosplayed even quicker.
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