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Ace Kim | September 18th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

76015 Doc Ock Truck Heist On Sale 22% Off

Amazon is currently discounting 76015 Doc Ock Truck Heist by 22% dropping the price down from $19.99 to $15.54. Free Super Saver Shipping starts at $30, or no minimum if you’re a Prime a member. The set comes with Spider-Man, Generic Truck Driver, and Doc Ock minifigures.

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

30301 Batwing Polybag Now Available at Target

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Was strolling through the seasonal section, which is set for Halloween, at Target and ran across a bunch of these Batwing polybag sets. As far as minis go, this one ain’t too bad. The yellow 2×2 plate with Technic pinhole and the light grey cone making up the jet engine is a bit of an eyesore but those could easily be swapped out for black for a more Batman-esque look. It’s a great little poly bag and worth the $3.99 price tag. Leagues better than that awful 30300 Tumbler. And there you have our 10 second review.

On a related note, Target is also the place where you could pre-order LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and receive this very same polybag as your bonus. And here they are just selling the darn things. Not that it really matters; I imagine most AFOLS would have pre-ordered from Gamestop to get Plastic Man.

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.

Ace Kim | September 16th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Announces Golden Brickies Awards For UK

LEGO is getting into the awards scene coming up with their own first ever ‘Golden Brickies’ event. The Hollywood News has a good write up of what’s involved. In a nutshell, you can submit an entry in one of several categories where epic prizes are up for grabs. Categories include Best Picture (as in photo), Best Film, and Best Set Build (which probably means best moc (but will probably mean biggest moc seeing as to how fan-voted awards typically go)). Prizes include a year’s supply of LEGO Star Wars sets, a bespoke LEGO® C-3PO award (I have no idea what this means), a chance to meet Warwick “Wicket” Davis, and an invitation to the awards ceremony held at LEGOLAND Windsor. The catch? It’s only open to residents of the UK 16 and older. You can check out the official rules for more details. Good luck!

Thanks to ninny003 for the heads up.

Ace Kim | September 15th, 2014 | LEGO Shell, News

Shell Relaunches LEGO Promotion

Shell International recently relaunched their global LEGO promotion. There are seven new sets to collect: four race cars, a tanker truck, a finish line with podium and a station. The last two sets include Shell-branded minifigures. The race cars are different Ferrari models built utilizing parts introduced by the Cars line, so expect them to be in scale with those models.

So far this promotion is only available in Hong Kong and Singapore, but they promise that the collection will be “launched all over the world.” I would take that with a grain of salt considering the last Shell promotion didn’t make it stateside. Many users resorted to eBay to get the last promotions’ sets. More pics below:

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Ken Robichaud | September 11th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Snyder Reveals Another Picture Of New Batmobile

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Yesterday morning, someone spotted the new Batmobile parked in a back alley somewhere in Detroit. If one of the pictures hadn’t captured the staff driver sitting in it fiddling with his phone, you could almost have imagined Batman parking it there so he could run into a 7/11 to buy breakfast burrito and a six pack of Red Bull. I suppose you still could if he just forgot to lock it and someone exploited the opportunity to grab a selfie in the Batmobile.

Presumably stinging from being beaten to the punch by a random Instagramer, Zach Snyder posted the picture below of a cleaned up and more aggressively postured Batmobile. I have to admit that it seems very similar to the one from the upcoming Arkham Knight game. I’ve always found it odd that a character who was so vehemently against the use of guns always seemed to have them on his vehicles.

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As we have with the last two onscreen versions of the Batmobile, I’ve no doubt we’ll see this in LEGO form when the movie is released on March 25th. 2016. Hopefully, the the sets based on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (still sounds like the court case of the century), are better than the crop from Man of Steel.

Via: amacro13, dcu_the_watchtower & Coming Soon.

Nick Martin | September 10th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Rebel’s Kanan gets his Hair Dyed

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Eagle-eyed Flickr user Mike Ryffranck posted this a couple of days back, highlighting that apparently LEGO made the hair for generic hero guy #3 in Star Wars Rebels (or, Kanan) black instead of brown. The change goes beyond the hair, as well, as the goatee and eyebrows have also changed color on the face.

I guess they’ve either noticed the oversight, or more likely a few people complained about it and they’re working to fix it. Your mileage may vary, but if you’re concerned about the hair, you can try to contact them, but per Mike, they are currently backordered. I’d expect them to be fixed in the next production run of The Ghost (if it hasn’t been done already, since the replacement parts are out there and can be purchased on eBay).

To be honest, I don’t care about the color (and hadn’t noticed), but I’m not one to turn down getting the right parts from LEGO. Guess it’s time to go fill out some customer service forms…

Ace Kim | September 9th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Batman 3 DLC Packs Revealed

Check out that mask! DLC packs have been revealed for LEGO Batman 3. The first three packs are The Dark Knight Pack, Man of Steel Pack, and Batman 75th Pack. The pack details are below:

The Dark Knight Pack
Experience the heart-pounding chase scene from the iconic film complete with cool vehicles and explosive action. Play as the legendary Dark Knight and Commissioner Gordon, as well as the Joker and his goons as they chase down Harvey Dent’s police escort. Bane and Catwoman from the third film are also playable.

Man of Steel Pack
Help Jor-El, his wife Lara and their robot Kelex send the infant Superman “Kal-el” into space towards the safety of Earth as Krypton falls into chaos. Find a way inside Jor-El’s home, fight General Zod’s invading forces and battle against Zod himself to save Superman.

Batman 75th Pack
Play as Joker and Harley, setting up a variety of celebration set pieces. Be the Batman and play as some of the most iconic faces of Batman through the years, including his first appearance in Detective Comics #27.

The three packs listed above will be available on launch day of the game, November 11th, with another three planned for a later date. Each pack has new characters, missions, and “customizations”, whatever that may be. Each pack is $2.99 with a Season Pass for all of the DLC costing $14.99, essentially netting you one for free. The DLC has been confirmed for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Unfortunately there has been no confirmation on availability for Wii U which is rather surprising given how well the game does on the family-friendly platform.

Pre-order the game from Gamestop to get an exclusive bonus of a Plastic Man minifigure.

Thanks to Tohst for the heads up.

via Newsarama.com and Nintendo Life.

Nick Martin | September 8th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Avenger’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier hits 10k supporters on Ideas

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Looks like we have another 10k supporters on an Ideas model, this time, the massive S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier by YoSub Do. It is a hugely impressive model, but I know I’m not alone that this set is never, ever, going to be made. Outside of the absurdly high piece count (22,694) and the fact that the ship wasn’t actually built, it was created in LDD which means that it’s ignoring that pesky nemesis gravity… it’s just not the kind of set that Ideas has ever been interested in producing. Anyone here interested in dropping two or three grand on any one LEGO set? They’re not interested in making $100 sets out of some strong products

I would have loved to see an official LEGO Helicarrier, but I think it’s probably safe to assume that particular vehicle has been played out in the MCU. I’m also skeptical that Marvel, for all it’s exposure, has the kind of power that Star Wars has to justify huge sets like even a vastly scaled down helicarrier would be. UCS is a risky proposition for LEGO if it wasn’t also pulling in the Star Wars fans. Other big sets haven’t traditionally fared as well, and lingered or languished.

It’s one of those things that bothers me about Ideas… these builds would be awesome but so many times it’s more like demanding that science get around to cloning Unicorns. Just a wee bit unrealistic in expectations. Congrats to YoSub for getting the support, though. It’s a lot harder now, and there’s obviously a lot of people that like it.

Don "Solo" Reitz | September 7th, 2014 | Contests

MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns Final Results And Gallery

Our latest contest finally wrapped up on Saturday, and here are the results! Taking first place, markus1984’s Steampunk Millenium Falcon

In second, rolli’s Boonta Steam – Sebulbas Podracer

And claiming third, Legopard’s TatooSteam
Congratulations to the three winners, and also to the thirteen others who made it to the bracket round (who’ve all also won a small prize of their own, be sure to check your private messages to claim them). Below you’ll find a gallery with all of the entries from all rounds. It’s been a great contest and I’d like to once again thank the builders for putting in all of their time and talent creating their entries, and also our forum members who came back to vote over and over.

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Ace Kim | September 7th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75053 The Ghost

75053 The Ghost

It seems that with every Star Wars series, there is a ship that is so prominently used it should have it’s own trailer on the set. For the original trilogy, we had the Millennium Falcon. The prequels didn’t have one and probably one of the many reasons why they sucked so bad. The Clone Wars series had the Twilight but admittedly I never watched it so I can’t say how often it was used but regardless of that, it wasn’t exactly warmly received. And now, for Rebels, we have 75053 The Ghost. It’s one of two sets right out of the gate from LEGO based on the upcoming cartoon, the other being 75048 The Phantom which we panned in our review. So how did the Ghost measure up?

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