LEGO Star Wars sets for January 2015 is shaping up to be a Rebels push as SDCC debuted the model for 75084 Wookiee Gunship. For seventy ($69.99) of your hard earned dollars, you’ll get a 570 piece model with four minifigs, three of which are Wookies. There is a sled / gunner’s station that fits into the cargo hold of the gunship and two cockpits up front. This set seems like such a derivative of the Republic Gunship that it’s hard for me get excited about it. And the price is a bit hard to swallow considering what you’re getting for it.
Marvel’s confidence is growing everyday. This time they’ve already announced the sequel to GotG a week before it hits theaters and it’s the movie most considered to be their longshot. I personally can’t wait and will be going opening weekend so expect a review early next week. James Gunn has confirmed he will write the screenplay and direct, but with a sequel due July 28th, 2017, they’ll need something to keep the audiences warm for the next 3 years…
… so, they also confirmed the previously leaked animated series with a 60 second animation test at the con. There isn’t much info on the show yet, but we’ll update that as it pops up.
Until then, you can enjoy these latest character posters and get hyped up for the film this weekend.
Ravenously waiting for the upcoming installment of LEGO Batman, well maybe this chat with the cast behind the game will quench that desire for a bit. You’ll watch it just for West though… and a great look at WW’s new invisible jet and a better classic Batmobile.
The final two pieces of the puzzle complete the huge poster of Ultron’s coming out party. The picture of Cap’s cracked shield below (courtesy of SHH) shows this battle may not go as well as the first time the band got together.
The picture above is actually the back of front of the package. The Unikitty set still uses the same clamshell packaging with the bubble, but because of the way the card was designed, they flipped it around and put the bubble in the back.
The print on the inside of the cardboard is different as well. It’s not an image of Unikitty like the three minifigures before her, but it is the instructions on how to put her together. It would have been nice to have a print of some part of Cloud Cuckoo Land instead though and maybe put the assembly instructions on the back next to the legal text.
Unikitty does indeed come with two faces. Clearly this guy had no idea what he was talking about. The Cutesy Kitty face is probably my most favorite between all versions of her.
Speaking of Unikitty, did anyone make it to the LEGO Movie panel? I decided to abandon ship early to beat traffic and see my babies sooner rather than later.
Yesterday at the LEGO booth, Warner Bros. Interactive was demoing a part of the upcoming LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game. It looks to be pretty similar to the LEGO games before. The demo showed us the inside of the Batcave from the classic television series. Batman, Robin, and Alfred work together to construct the Batmobile. After that, the demo continues and showcases some of the unlockable, playable characters that are in the game. Like the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes game before it, Beyond Gotham touts a roster of 150 characters for you to unlock. Adam West is the character in peril this time around like Stan Lee was for the Marvel game.
If you pre-order the game from Gamestop, you will get a LEGO Plastic Man as a bonus. The game comes out later this year for all current gaming systems including PS3 and Xbox 360, but not for Wii.
Lots of good stuff today and they all have the word LEGO in the title, so you KNOW it’s all official like! If you’re not stuck in that line for Unikitty, here’s some other things you’ll want to be present for:
This might be a waste of bandwidth posting these images. After all, 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro is a small $19.99 set consisting of three minifigs, a small ship, and some kind of chamber looking thing. It’s not very complicated and the pictures we’ve seen so far in the announcement post are pretty much all you’d need to see. Still, if you want to see them, you know what to do.
When USAToday revealed the latest D2C exclusive set, 76023 The Tumbler, to be honest I was more impressed by the minifigs than the actual vehicle. Something just looked off about it, I don’t know… maybe too many studs… but after seeing the model in person today at the San Diego Comic Con, I have to say it is REALLY impressive. It manages to capture all of the nooks and crannies, angles, all kinds of fine details you probably never knew it had. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I snapped off a few pics, but it was quite difficult to get some good shots with it being in a glass case and all. In any case, they are available after the jump.
It’s now past midnight and the opening sign up round for MOC Madness 2014 has ended. We had a huge rush of final day entries like I expected, giving us a total of 57 steampunk starfighters that forum members now have a week to narrow down to 16 for the brackets ahead. So, when you get a chance, sign in and stop by this thread to cast your votes! Be sure to choose your top ten and not just one, wouldn’t want to waste those extra chances. Here’s the complete entry field:
All kinds of clever designs in there. Quite a bit of brown too. It’s going to be hard to narrow them down but best of luck to everyone, and thanks for participating!