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Ace Kim | October 22nd, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Marvel Releases Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer

The thing with these trailers for the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they get me so excited to see the movie they are teasing, and the Age of Ultron trailer is no exception. I can only hope that the movie will not disappoint, but they rarely do anyway.

There was a leak of the trailer earlier today setting the interwebs on fire, but Marvel went ahead and officially posted it to their YouTube channel and tweeted their reaction:

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.

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

Second Holiday Promo Set Revealed

The second holiday set for the 2014 season has been revealed, or received rather. LUGPol user len had the above pictured set included with his recent LEGO Shop@Home shipment instead of the expected 41006 Toy Workshop set. Parts 1 and 2 don’t really go together but this one should feel right at home in the larger Winter Village tableau.

Giz calls the set “Ice Skating.” I don’t know how they came up with that name cause it’s not printed anywhere on the box nor is there anything that resembles the title for me to throw into Google Translate. Also, I’m too lazy to investigate. It seems to be two small scenes crammed into one: a sledding scene and an ice hockey scene. And why that lamp post is there is beyond me because that girl is either playing ice hockey on a frozen lake like I used to do growing up or they’re actually in an ice rink, both places where a street lamp does not belong.

You can pick up this set as a free-with-purchase offer online or in-store starting Black Friday November 28th and is available until late Monday December 1 while supplies last.

via Giz

Ace Kim | October 19th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, Sales News

Target Restocks 21109 Exo Suit

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The good news: Target has restocked 21109 Exo Suit. And unlike Amazon’s limit of 2, you can order up to 3 sets at a time. Free shipping starts at $50 unless you’re a REDcard holder for whom there is no minimum for free shipping and plus you’ll get 5% off your purchase. The bad news: it is priced $5 higher than MSRP at $39.99. But it’s the only retail game in town and considering the alternative of picking it up from Amazon Marketplace or eBay, it’s not a bad deal. Time to stock up for Christmas.

Ace Kim | October 18th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Set Your DVRs: Cartoon Network To Air LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Special

Batman Be-Leaguered

Apparently news broke about this a couple of days ago but nothing made it across my desk until earlier tonight. On Monday October 27th at 6pm/5pm Central, Cartoon Network will air a special one-shot LEGO DC Super Heroes special called Batman: Be-Leaguered. The listing has the synopsis as follows: “Superman wants Batman to join his new superhero team, but Batman prides himself on being a self-sufficient loner.” There’s a 30 second trailer for the 30 minute special posted below.

Remember that Batsignal build event at Toys’R’Us? I didn’t make it in time but managed to scrounge up enough parts to make one thanks to instructions being posted in eBay auctions. I guess there was a comic book giveaway as well. Anyways, the reason I bring this up is because that build event was a promotional event hyping up the upcoming special if this tweet is to be believed.

Ace Kim | October 16th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Electro Will Be Available At Toys’R’Us Later This Year

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Don’t go wasting your money picking it up on eBay. I received confirmation from LEGO today that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro minifigure polybag is scheduled to be a promotional figure at Toys’R’Us stores. There are no other details at this time about the promo other than it will be available later this year and that approximately 100,000 figures were made. There was no theme nor were there any sets made for the movie, which is a shame because a Gwen Stacy figure would have been great to have. Electro is it. The upcoming promotion is in addition to the the figure being given away at LEGO KidsFest events around the country. My fingers are crossed that it won’t cost an arm and a leg to get it.

Nick Martin | October 16th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Warwick Davis Confirms He’s in Episode VII

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It’s been on record that one of my guilty confessions in my Star Wars-fandom is that I loved Ewoks as a kid… and as an adult, so the news that Warwick Davis is going to be coming back for Episode VII filled me with a great amount of glee. Of course, we don’t know if it’s as the great Wicket W. Warwick, or perhaps a still short version of Wald (who he played in Episode I, along with Yoda and Weazel) that’s all grown up now. Personally, I like to imagine that Wald grew up to be Greedo, but that’s less to do with my love of Warwick than it is my hate of Episode I.

The video reveal for this, which harks back to his hosting of the last Celebration, is just the kind of video you need to watch if the day is getting you down. Or if you’re already happy but can use more joy in your life. Because there are few things better than that fake beard and the idea of Warwick sleeping with an Ewok doll…

Ace Kim | October 16th, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

Three LEGO Movies Over The Next Four Years

One of the writers/directors of The LEGO movie tweeted the above early yesterday, coinciding with the official announcement of the LEGO Batman movie. It is NOT an official announcement of the Batmobile from The LEGO Movie being made into a set. But boy would I love to be wrong. Hero Complex is reporting that the LEGO Batman movie, along with a Ninjago movie and the sequel to this year’s The LEGO Movie, were mapped out over the next four years during yesterday’s Time Warner investor call: Ninjago for 2016, Batman for 2017, and The LEGO Movie sequel for 2018. This confirms an earlier Hollywood Reporter article giving details on the LEGO Batman spin-off movie which we reported on a few days ago.

I’m not a Ninjago fan by any means, so it’ll have to be 2017 for me to get any LEGO cinematic goodness.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the tip.

Nick Martin | October 15th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News, Rumour Mill

New Batch of Episode 7 Concept Art “Leaks” – Possible Spoilers!

Ep 7 - Falcon Foodles

I’m going with quotation marks because at this point, I don’t think that a lot of the information is escaping without the knowledge of JJ and team. A user going by themilleniumfalcon has uploaded a whole bunch of pictures of Episode 7 concept art to Imagr. I’ve pulled them here in case they cease to be there. This is the same guy who leaked the pictures of the Stormtrooper helmet awhile back. Be warned, unfounded opinions, references to crazy rumors, and generally blurry pictures of things that may or may not end up in the movie.

Full article »

Ace Kim | October 15th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Batsignal Build Event at Toys’R’Us This Saturday 10/18

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Just a friendly reminder that this Saturday, Toys’R’Us stores will be hosting a build and take event where you can build the above pictured Batsignal. Now THIS I am looking forward to! The event is from 12-2pm but get there early because I’d like to believe that this would be more popular than the micro Ghost event last week. The event is for children ages 5 and up. Finally. Having kids is starting to pay off.

Also, Bricktober blah blah blah $75 micro CITY set blah blah rant blah.

Ace Kim | October 13th, 2014 | LEGO, Sales News

LEGO Shop@Home Offers First of Two Holiday Sets For October

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Man, am I late to the party or what? LEGO is offering the first of two holiday promotional sets for October, 40106 Toy Workshop. Clearly, it’s an add-on to 10245 Santa’s Workshop. The stupid thing about this promotion is that you need to order $99 worth of LEGO for it to automagically show up in your bag. So just getting Santa’s Workshop ($69.99 MSRP) isn’t enough; you’ll need to tack on another 30 bucks worth of stuff. I totally get they want to maximize their revenues on promotions but it would make sense to me that the promotion should be “purchase $99 worth of product OR 10245 to get 40106″. But hey, I guess ideas like that is what makes me the angry blogger and not a marketing director. All hope is not lost, however, because if there’s one thing LEGO is great at, it’s making sure that there is no shortage of highly desirable sets. Oh wait…

In any case, if the holiday set isn’t enough to get you to try and fill up a bag and pull the trigger, October is also double VIP points month, all month long.

The second set will be offered in November but only during Black Friday weekend from November 28th through December 1st. No doubt there will be some discounts available on some sets so stay tuned and, unlike this sales post, we’ll bring you the news when we get it.