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Ace Kim | November 21st, 2014 | LEGO, News

LEGO Announces 10246 Detective’s Office

Somewhere out there in the world at the very minute this is posted, there is a gathering of like-minded individuals huddled around a table drinking in the latest set revealed by the almighty brick. Or at least I assume there is. These kinds of reveals don’t happen in a vacuum so I’m sure there is an AFOL convention of some kind going on somewhere. Given the timing, I can only assume it’s happening somewhere not in the U.S. Wherever it is happening, people must be gawking at the tenth (10th!) set in the modular building line: 10246 Detective’s Office. The set is similar to 10218 Pet Shop in that there are two distinct, narrow buildings in this set instead of the usual one large one. I myself appreciate this kind of set more due to the creativity involved in creating a fully realized environment in a smaller footprint twice over. I can’t wait.

10246 Detective’s Office will cost $159.99 for 2,262 pieces and will be available starting in January 2015. That and 75060 Slave I both available in January? I know what I’ll be saving my Christmas cash for!

More images below and the press release after that.

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Ken Robichaud | November 20th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Batman vs Superman By BrickNerd Beats WB To The Punchline

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Batman v Superman may end up being the court case of the century, but I’m not looking forward to a DC universe with Man of Steel as the foundation. I am however, looking forward to the LEGO Batman Movie and I know I’m not alone in that respect. Admittedly, I’ve never been a fan of brick films and while some would think the stop motion look of The LEGO Movie would change that, the opposite happened as it really raised the bar. One young filmmaker named Tommy Williamson has taken up the challenge with his version of Batman vs Superman that would fit in well with the humor and tone of The LEGO Movie. He even managed to get a promotional poster by the notoriously talented and busy Paul Lee.

Tommy Williamson… sounds familiar. Wasn’t he the kid in The Shawshank Redemption? Either way, you can help support this up and coming BrickNerd by watching his video, visiting his website and YouTube channel. Good luck kid. Don’t get cocky!

Ken Robichaud | November 19th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

DC Comics LEGO Variants – Week 3

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Remember last week when I said DC would have to release 7 covers each of the next two weeks in order to keep them all in November? Of course you don’t, but they went one step further and released 8 this week. If you’re going for all of these, this is the make or break week. Good luck grabbing all 8, at least they aren’t rare variants. As always, if you’ve no comic shop near you, you can hit up Midtown Comics at the links below.

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And yes, as soon as I get a chance, I’ll be updating our comics gallery with these new additions.

Ace Kim | November 15th, 2014 | LEGO Minecraft, Sales News

New LEGO Minecraft Sets On Sale Now

Remember our last report mentioning that the new LEGO Minecraft sets were available from Amazon? Well, it turns out that it was indeed posted too early so they were taken down. Shop@Home’s site listed the 15th as the on sale date and they have come through. But that doesn’t matter anymore because they are all online now and ready for purchase from LEGO Shop@Home. I assume Amazon will make public their sets again. Full list and prices below:

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Ken Robichaud | November 12th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

DC Comics LEGO Variants – Week 2

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Another week further into DC Comics LEGO variant month and four more covers to add to your growing LEGO cover collection if you’re so inclined. My shop set me up with all four last week and showed me the covers out this week on Monday when I stopped by, so I guess I’m all in. Only four again this week, so there needs to be 7 each of the next two Wednesdays, or they’ll roll over into December. Who else is foolish enough to go for a full set. I’d bet no one here is reading all these series…

  • Batgirl #36
  • Batman #36
  • Green Lantern Corps #36
  • Justice League United #6
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Ken Robichaud | November 12th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Orion Pax Shows Love For Super Hero Movies, Old And New

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Orion Pax is an unstoppable juggernaut of pop culture MOCing and in the past few days (or last week since I forgot to post it) he’s revealed builds from super hero movies 25 years apart. The first one to catch my eye was this great version of the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s big screen Batman in ’89. I love this version of Batman’s ride and it probably squeaks ahead of the ’66 version as my personal favourite. The inclusion of the hidden machine gun mounts is the icing on the cake.

Star Lord

Just a couple days before, he posted this great rendition of Star Lord’s mask. It apparently has light bricks to make the eyes pop, but unfortunately there don’t seem to be any pictures of this feature in the dark. Guardians was a success at the box office, but will it stand out 25 years from now, awash in a sea of super hero movies? Or will Star Lord fade back into obscurity, a name no one remembers in a little movie about a talking raccoon and his pet tree.

You can check out his ’89 Batmobile gallery here and his Star Lord Mask here.

Ken Robichaud | November 11th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Available Now

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Also available today is the highly anticipated (by me) LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. I have to wait until tomorrow to get mine due to the holiday here, but I will be playing it from sun up to sundown on Sunday and I can’t wait. So get to Gamestop today and grab your copy with the lovable scamp of an exclusive figure, Plastic Man. Still don’t know who Plastic Man is? Spend nine bucks, educate yourself and have fun doing it.

You’re welcome.

Ken Robichaud | November 11th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions Available To Buy Now

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If you were a fan of the Clone Wars and worried that the final season being a Netflix exclusive would hinder you completing your Blu-ray collection, fear not as there is still money to be made. Available today, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions have been found and can be yours on Amazon.com for just $32.99 on Blu-ray or $24.99 on DVD. Not exactly the closure many fans would have liked, but as with all things Star Wars you take what you can get.

Ken Robichaud | November 10th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League Coming To DVD In 2015

If you’ve been enjoying all the recent animated LEGO specials like the Batman Be-Leaguered one (that I missed) and wish there were more, you’re in luck. LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League is due out on Bluray and DVD on February 10th, 2015 and it will include another exclusive minifigure, Bizarro Batman. Looks like they went with some of the voices from recent DC cartoons like Khary Payton as Cyborg and Diedrich Bader as Guy Gardner. Those who have no interest in the figure (I’m sure you’re out there), will no doubt be able to catch this on Cartoon Network, Teletoon, etc at a later date. At this point, I don’t know why they don’t just make a LEGO Justice League series. I’ll be picking this one up and fighting my son for the figure, though I’m really left wanting a Zur-En-Arrh Batman now… and Bizarro.

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Via CBR & IGN.

Ace Kim | November 10th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, News

LEGO Announces Next Two Ideas Sets

The announcement went out late Friday but I finally have time to wrap my head around it. LEGO Ideas announced that the review process has concluded for the first half of 2014 review period(s) and have decided that two projects will be made into official sets: #009 LEGO Bird Project and #010 Big Bang Theory. Unfortunately, Modular Apple Store and BTTF – Jules Verne Train were rejected.

The LEGO Bird Project was a no brainer. I saw that being approved a marathon away. I would have been more surprised had it not become a set. The Big Bang Theory though, that one was surprising to me. I’m not going to pretend to be a fan of the show. Having never watched a single episode I can’t say whether or not the set appeals to me as a self-confessed nerd/geek. What does appeal to me thought is that the set represents. Based on the submitted project, I didn’t think it stood a chance what with all seven minifigs and the pattern of CUUSOO/Ideas sets that have come before. So, the fact that it was made is kind of a good sign and maybe cracks open the door of possibilities just a little wider as to what can be made into official sets.

The two Doctor Who sets that are still under consideration is a bit of a mystery but given that The Big Bang Theory was approved, I honestly can’t gauge their viability. Since they are not outright rejected and still being considered, there’s a strong possibility that they will be made into sets. Maybe the two sets are entering the octagon to see which is the better set. Maybe they’ll do one super set with influences from both submitted projects. Maybe there’s a whole new theme of Doctor Who sets in the works and they’re trying to figure out how this fits into that. Maybe I should stop talking.

For more information about the last review process, you can check out the LEGO Ideas blog post.