2012 is sure to be the year of the Superhero with some huge movies ready to blow up the box office and LEGO sets popping up to fuel our MOCs and Hulk-like nerd rage. Set to land smack dab in the center of it all is Issue 20 of Brick Journal due in July with a heavy helping of all things LEGO Superheroes. Joe Meno hopes to have some behind the scenes info on the current Superheroes line as well as articles on fan-built creations, including those who sent pics to him in consideration for the cover. That hounour goes to LegoManiac (featured here before) with the shot pictured above of his revist to Gotham City. Congratulations to LM and thanks for the heads up! With any luck we’ll have this issue available in time for Comic-Con.
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Lino Martins is never afraid to push the envelope. For the latest LUGNuts challenge, Batmobile: 2025, his contribution is like no other Batmobile I’ve ever seen. Conceived as a COE, steeped in retro art deco, armored to the gills and badass front to back. I can just imagine what this would sound like roaring down the streets of Gotham.
When Flickr group LUGNuts announced its Build Challenge 51 – Batmobile: 2025, I knew we were in for a treat. As is usual the big guns are always late to the party, but they rarely disappoint. Nathan Proudlove recently contributed this pretty cool Batmobile. Be sure to check out Nathan’s photostream for more pics, including the lighting features.
The Official Announcement for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has finally arrived and I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Sounds like the standard LEGO game with a little bit of Batman: Brave and the Bold (the last kid friendly Batman game released) thrown in to freshen it up. The addition of other DC heroes is a great way to add some new play features even if some folks will be disappointed that these supers didn’t get their own game, yet. Read the statement for the full scoop:
Batman is back to save Gotham City and the action will only build from here! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group are teaming up once again to announce that LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes will be available beginning Summer 2012 for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The game is the sequel to the best-selling LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, which to date has sold more than 11 million units worldwide.
LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes complements the brand new, recently released LEGO® Super Heroes: DC Universe toy collection. The line includes five construction sets, such as The Batcave and three buildable, detailed action figures.
In LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the villains back behind bars.
“LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in our best-selling LEGO videogame to date, LEGO Batman: The Videogame,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “We’re offering fans a rich and expansive Gotham City environment filled with cool characters, great customization options and plenty of surprises that families, young gamers and DC Universe fans can enjoy together.”
“LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes further extends and combines both the Batman and LEGO videogame experiences to create very fun gameplay,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Fans of all ages are going to enjoy the action and light hearted humor that TT Games and LEGO provide.”
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes allows players to explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, they’ll be able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman’s Power Suit and Robins’’Hazard Cannon, and using all-new abilities including flight, super-breath and heat vision.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.videogames.LEGO.com.
Anyone else waiting for the announcement of a LEGO: Lord of the Rings game?
Tigmon74 has built a very agressive looking Batwing to start off 2012 and certainly wasted no time utilizing the Batman minifig he got for Christmas. The wing itself is nifty with a great use of the smooth technic panels, but for me the rocky platform and beefed up Batcomputer complete the scene and set the mood perfectly.
The final winners of LEGO’s Super Heroes Unite! contest have been revealed! And they’re mostly videos, which is a little one-sided if you ask me, especially considering some of the phenomenal entries that weren’t moving pictures. Anyway, big congrats to November’s 1st place winners, Kris Theorin (above) and Paul Hollingsworth (below), who will be getting their hands on the entire DC Universe line-up of LEGO Super Heroes and a maquette. Hit the link to check out all other winners including the grand prize winner, Dan Glasure, who also happened to be one of October’s 1st place winners. I guess that guy’s going to be loaded up on LEGO Super Heroes sets. Also, does anyone think they’ll do another contest for this summer’s Marvel sets?
The LEGO Super Heroes Unite! contest may be closed to new entries, but davekaleta is still pounding away at the DC Comics MOC’s. His latest is a fantastic LEGO recreation of this poster and I for one would hang it on my wall in a heartbeat. LEGO as art is a cool concept, but when you throw an extra helping of pop culture into the mix it really takes it to the next level.
Keep them coming folks!
The entry period for LEGO’s Super Heroes Unite! Contest may be over, but the excitement continues as the latest round of winners are announced! Coming in first place for October is Dan Glasure with the stop-motion video “It’s Just Your Imagination” and artwork by Stanley Iu, “How to Make LEGO Better.” Congratulations to both who get to take home a lovely (I’m sure, since I haven’t actually seen it) porcelain maquette, not to mention the entire 2012 DC Collection of LEGO Super Heroes sets!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of October’s winners here and stay tuned next month for the exciting conclusion as the final round of winners–including the grand prize winner–are announced.
Though recently it feels that as a license, he never really left. If you’re as big a fan of the original 1989 Tim Burton Batman film as I am then you no doubt were surprised that the sequel was as good as it was. Trading in Jack Nicholson’s Joker for the Penguin played by Danny Devito doesn’t sound like a sure thing, but it was and Burton’s mix of gritty noir and campy throwback worked incredibly well. Every bit of that feeling is captured here in this 32 x 32 vignette by LegoManiac, alhtough a passing glance may make it easy to dismiss. The cramped quarters make it difficult to see all the details without taking a closer look, which you can do if you visit the gallery on his blog.