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[SDCC] LEGO Life-Sized Models, Minifigure Giveaway Details

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One of the big bonuses any time you’re around LEGO stores, booths, displays, or parks, is the incredible life-sized models that they put up. For years now, LEGO has been bringing the latest and greatest life-sized models for display around SDCC, and this year is no different. Featured models this year include:

  • Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman (celebrating the 75th anniversary and the 2017 solo film)
  • LEGO Movie Batman will be featured at the WB booth (#4545). Additionally, on Thursday, attendees can help build a full size version with master builders, and on Saturday some of the cast will be on hand at the LEGO Booth
  • Celebrating the 6th season of Ninjago, a large scale Jay Walker will be on hand at the LEGO Booth
  • An MCU version of Captain America will be on display at the LEGO booth

For those who are interested in one of the two exclusive figure giveaways, LEGO provided details for that, as well as how those of us willing to use Twitter, but not willing (or able) to attend SDCC can have a chance too:

To secure an opportunity to receive a LEGO minifigure giveaway, show attendees should visit the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30 pm each day to enter an instant drawing giveaway, to be fulfilled on the spot while supplies last. One drawing per person per day.

Thursday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22: “Ray” Palmer as The Atom minifigure
Friday, July 22, and Sunday, July 24: Steve Rogers as Captain America minifigure

Fans who are not attending SDCC have a chance to win the exclusive LEGO minifigure giveaways and Exclusive Retail Sets via Twitter by following @LEGO_Group and the hashtag #LEGOSDCC.

You can also watch a pretty awesome video of the making of the LEGO Movie Batman figure below the fold… though honestly, I want that mini (but still huge) version on the table behind the builders). There are also several pictures of the life-sized and large sized models as well.

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Nick Martin | July 20th, 2016 | LEGO Dimensions, News

TRU Dimensions Exclusive: Adventure Time’s Marceline Fun Pack

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My knowledge of Adventure Time can be summed up as “it’s called Adventure Time and is a cartoon.” So I really don’t have any context of who Marceline is, or if it’s a big deal that TRU has an exclusive like this. Hopefully someone in the comments can elaborate a bit for us that don’t know much about all these new fangled cartoons.

Available in November, TRU has it up for pre-order now, shockingly for what looks to be MSRP. Honestly, I’ll probably get it just for the red axe blades.

Ace Kim | July 18th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes

Legends of Tomorrow’s The Atom Revealed As Final LEGO Comic Con Exclusive

TVInsider broke the news earlier today that The Atom from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow television show is the final LEGO exclusive for this year’s San Diego Comic Con exclusive. The TVInsider article states that The Atom will be given away on Thursday and Saturday. Doing the math, Captain America will be given away on Friday and Sunday. LEGO has also confirmed via email that these are the only two minifigs to be given away this at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

I’m not sure what the significane of the base is, or if one will be included with Captain America. They do love their plastic bubble action figure-style packaging, so we’ll see if they’ll do the same thing for this year’s packaging.

Nick Martin | July 16th, 2016 | News, Rebels, Star Wars

Rebels Season 3 Trailer: Once a Secret is Known…

In a swirling vortex of spoilers, the Rebels Season 3 trailer was released. Look, just watch it and join me below the fold for untold amounts of glee.

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Ace Kim | July 15th, 2016 | News, Star Wars

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Celebration Reel Posted

Star Wars Celebration Europe is happening right now, and the promise of a new Rogue One trailer has come to light. The above video was shown at a panel and posted on YouTube for the rest of us that couldn’t make it. It’s not really a trailer per se, more like a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes, behind the camera. Anonymous Tipster linked me to this io9 article and they lifted the following quote from director Gareth Edwards from the video:

If you’re too respectful of it, if you dare not do anything new, then what are you bringing to the table?

Hopefully, that means Rogue One is as dark and gritty as the trailers make them out to be despite the kerfuffle over nothing about the reshoots. Kind of exciting to hear that.

Star Wars also posted the following Rogue One poster:

Thanks to Anonymous Tipster for the tip.

Ace Kim | July 15th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

LEGO Announces New Brickheadz Line as Comic Con Exclusives, Purchase Details

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LEGO announces BrickHeadz, a new collectible play experience that allows “builders to create, collect and display versions of iconic characters and superheroes out of classic LEGO bricks and elements.” They look like a cross between CubeDudes and Funko Pop! figures. Coinciding with the launch, LEGO will be offering limited edition, one-run only sets to be sold at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. There will be a total of four sets, two each for DC and Marvel, with each set containing two iconic characters. For DC there will be a Superman and Wonder Woman, and a Batman and Joker set. Representing Marvel will be two-packs of Dr. Strange and Black Panther, and Captain America and Iron Man.

I am trying to confirm this but I am pretty sure the only exclusivity aspect of these sets is the packaging and maybe that they are two-packs. I can’t imagine that this would be the only way to get your hands on a Batman. Once I confirm, I will update this post, so keep checking back.

To purchase the exclusive sets, this is the info that came along with the announcement:

While purchase and fulfillment of exclusive LEGO BrickHeadz sets will take place in LEGO booth #2829, attendees must first visit the Pavilion Terrace to participate in a random drawing to qualify to buy, beginning as early as 7 am daily. Each of the four exclusive retail sets will be sold on separate days of the show, with a limit of one set per attendee per day. Tickets to purchase must be redeemed on the same day or purchase is forfeited.

§ Schedule for retail exclusives:

§ July 21st-Batman™ and The Joker™
§ July 22st Black Panther and Dr. Strange
§ July 23nd Superman™ and Wonder Woman™
§ July 24th- Captain America and Iron Man

§ Price at SDCC will be $40

§ Fans who are not attending SDCC have a chance to win one of the exclusives via Twitter by following @LEGO_Group and the hashtag #LEGOSDCC.

There you have it. More pictures below.

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Ace Kim | July 12th, 2016 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Ecto-1 & 2, Big Bang Theory

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It’s Prime Day, and despite the below deals not making it to their list, they are still seeing some decent discounts.

76037 Rhino and Sandman Super Villain Team-up is 20% off at an even $32.00, down from $39.99.

76038 Attack on Avengers Tower is 20% off at an even $48.00, down from $59.99.

– Amazon can’t seem to get rid of 76032 The Avengers Quinjet City Chase. It’s still offering that set at 30% off for just $55.99, down from $79.99.

– The Ant-Man set I mean 76051 Super Hero Airport Battle is 15% off at $67.99, down from $79.99.

– And somewhat tangentially related to Super Heroes, 21302 The Big Bang Theory is back down to one of its best sale prices at just $45.54, down from $59.99.

– Ahead of its movie release this Friday, the LEGO Ghostbusters 75828 Ecto-1 & 2 is seeing a modest discount of 15% off at $50.99, down from $59.99. It’s a bit unusual to see a discount on a newly released set, especially ahead of its movie premiere.

– And even though this post is titled for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, there is one DC Super Heroes set on sale that’s worth mentioning: 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro is 20% off for just $14.19. That set also offers free one-day shipping on qualifying orders over $35 or more.

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2016 | LEGO, Sales News

Amazon Offers $10 Credit With $50 Gift Card Purchase

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As part of its Prime Day offerings, Amazon is offering a $10 credit with a $50 Gift Card purchase. Just clip the coupon by hitting the button at the top of the gift card page. The offer is valid only for today, July 12, 2016, and limited to one per customer. If you manage to get two of these, that UCS TIE Fighter is almost 50% off.

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2016 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Entertainment Weekly Reveals First LEGO San Diego Comic Con Exclusive: Hail Hydra Captain America

We finally get our first peek at this year’s San Diego Comic Con exclusive minifigures, and it is none other than the Hydra-loving Captain America. That’s right. If you haven’t picked up the new Captain America: Steve Rogers comic book, at the end, spoiler alert, he pledges his allegiance to the faction he’s been fighting against for a number of years. Now, that version of Captain America is immortalized in ABS plastic and can be yours if you’re lucky enough to get one. Like last year, the drawing will be held upstairs in the Sails Pavilion at 12:30 every day, with a new minifigure every day.

via EW

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon Prime Day Offers Discounts On Three Sets

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Today is Prime Day and there are exactly three LEGO sets that will see a discount. Three. Yay. The trick, though, is that we have no idea what those discounts are until they come up at their allotted time. Still, you can probably set an alarm or two on your phone to remind yourself of the deal if you’re so inclined

First up is LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series 75095 TIE Fighter. If you missed the Walmart deal from last week, this may be your second chance. Again, there’s no indication what the actual sale price will be but you can check back at 8:04am to find out. This set normally retails for $199.99. This is by far the best LEGO item offered for Prime Day.

Next is LEGO Education DUPLO 4517242 Early Simple Machines III. This set normally retails for $144.95. You can check back on this deal at 9:04am.

Next is a LEGO CITY set, 60069 Swamp Police Station. This set’s MSRP is $89.99, but is currently on sale for $65.44. Hopefully, the Prime Day deal price will be better than the current 27% discount. This deal goes live at 10:04am.

And lastly, LEGO DUPLO Disney 10594 Sofia’s Royal Stable is the final item on this list. Its MSRP is $24.99 but like the CITY set, it too is also on sale with a 33% discount. It’s anyone’s guess what the sale price will be. The sale price will be revealed at 11:05am.

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