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Ace Kim | September 1st, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

[UK] Plastic Man Pre-order Bonus Available through GAME

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We’ve known for some time now that the Plastic Man pre-order bonus was a GameStop deal for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham here in the US. And today, we’ve discovered that for UK fans, Plastic Man can be had if you pre-order your game from GAME.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is scheduled to be released on November 14th, 2014 for all current generation systems including PS3 and Xbox 360.

Ken Robichaud | August 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Batman 3 Gets Release Date & Cover Art

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Warner Bros and TT Games have given the final release date for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham as November 11th in the US and November 14th worldwide. The 11th is a holiday in Canada, so it fits that it won’t be released until that Friday here. I look forward to that weekend and with any luck, I’ll get a chance to pick it up as soon as it drops. Don’t think I can wait until Christmas like I did last year with Marvel Super Heroes. They also released the final cover art for the game. I liked the previous promo art better…

Ace Kim | August 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, Feature, LEGO Super Heroes

LEGO Needs To Make More UCS Batmobiles

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After I reviewed 76023 The Tumbler, it promptly went up on my shelf. I cleared out some other models to make room for it and by “cleared out” I pretty much mean threw everything that was in the way on to the ground. I know I gave it a 4 out of a possible 5 but like I said in the review, it’s a great looking model and unless I’m staring at it for extended periods of time, the flaws don’t really bother me that much. I like looking at all the weird angles, the big balloon tires in the front, the expertly crafted winshield. My shelf isn’t very big so I’ll vroom it a little back and forth. It was during a fierce session of vrooming one night that I started thinking about the obvious: LEGO needs to make more UCS Batmobiles.

The Tumbler is huge and very detailed and the LEGO model, lack of Batpod aside, managed to capture it all fairly successfully, enough to pass muster from a casual glance and an occasional vroom. Looking at it, there on my shelf, I think to myself how cool it would be to have more UCS Batmobiles. And not just any old one that’s appeared in the films and TV because, let’s face it, there’s a lot of them not all of them have the same appeal as the Tumbler. The comics alone have heaps upon heaps of Batmobiles and the general public probably wouldn’t recognize any of them. But if LEGO took something from TV or film, something people are familiar with, something people have developed an affection for, and created some kick-ass UCS sets, I have no doubt they would be successful. The key is to pick the right vehicles to go with.

It would be super easy and not to mention just plain lazy to just pick out all the Batmobiles from all of the films to date. After all, in terms of exposure they are probably the ones that most fans of Batman, hardcore and casual alike, over the age of 30 would recognize and are familiar with. But that would be way too easy and doesn’t acknowledge the contributions that other entertainment genres have given on this subject matter. So let’s spread the love around a bit show some love to the Batmobiles from film, television, video games, and comics.

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Nick Martin | August 23rd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight, News

Jon Lazar’s Awesome Super LEGO Friends Project

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In a very topical coincidence, given our recent opinion piece on LEGO’s Girl Problem, artist Jon Lazar has been working on a LEGO Super Friends line, aiming to make some of the Friends figures more nerdy and awesome by turning them into customs of a wide variety of DC and Marvel Super Heroines.

You can see more of his stuff on Instagram, or see it covered on The Mary Sue or The Escapist. Let me just be up front, and say I’m considering going out and getting this Jubilee right now. More pictures of the figures after the fold.

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Ace Kim | August 21st, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes

New LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Game Trailer Features Braniac

DC Entertainment released a new trailer for their upcoming video game, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. In terms of gameplay, nothing new is shown but instead the trailer focuses more on revealing the cast of characters. I wish I was more of a DC guy growing up cause I have no idea who most of those people are.

The plot is similar to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes wherein both super heroes and super villains team up to take down a common enemy. Adam West plays the role of the character constantly in danger throughout the game, like how Stan Lee was in LMSH. There’s a proper term for that character but it escapes me at the moment.

The game is scheduled to be released this holiday season around November 28th. Pre-order your copy today from Gamestop to get the exclusive Plastic Man figure pictured below.

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

76023 The Tumbler Now Available

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It looks like LEGO Shop@Home for North America finally got their act together and is now offering 76023 The Tumbler for sale. Its price tag is $199.99 and comes with Batman and The Joker minifigures and 1,869 pieces. In case you’re too lazy to scroll, we recently reviewed the set which can be found right here.

Ace Kim | August 18th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews

Review: 76023 The Tumbler

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When LEGO released the first images of 76023 The Tumbler, there was a collective gasp heard from the internet. But to be honest, there was something about it that just seemed off to me and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. After having built my review copy and staring at it for a while now I finally figured out what it is that I don’t like about it.

But before I get into, here is a breakdown of how this review is going to be done: I’ll be splitting up this review over 5 parts. Part 1 will be an analysis of the packaging of the shipping box with an in-depth interview of the DHL package carrier. Part 2 will be a review of the numbered bags along with weights and measurements of each bag. Part 3 will be a photo gallery of every step of the building process. Parts 4 will be the actual review. And, finally, Part 5 will be where we reveal the final score. We’ll be spreading out the review over the next 5 weeks with a post going up every Sunday evening. So buckle up and get ready for our most extensive review ever!

76023 Delivered!

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Ace Kim | August 14th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

76019 Starblaster Showdown Discounted 25%

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Update: This deal has expired at this price. It is still available but only with a smaller 10% discount.

Time to load up on Nova officers! Both Amazon and Walmart are offering a 25% price reduction for 76019 Starblaster Showdown. It is now sitting pretty at a mere $15 even. For Amazon, you’ll get Free Super Saver Shipping when your cart is $35 or more; no minimum if you’re a Prime member. For Walmart, the threshold is $50 or you can do free pick up at a Walmart store or FedEx Office location. 76019 Starblaster Showdown comes with Peter Quill aka Starlord, a Nova Officer, and a Sakarran minifigs and was rated a solid 4 out of 5 stars in our review.

Ken Robichaud | August 14th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews

Review: 76013 Batman: The Joker’s Steam Roller

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Continuing with the campy vibe of the Penguin Face Off set comes this latest attack from the clown prince of crime. Time for me to roll all over this set like a 20 tonne road compactor filled with hungry hyenas. Let the rant begin!

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Nick Martin | August 12th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

I am Groot by Legohaulic

Look, if you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy at this point, this picture will be a spoiler. My suggestion would be to stop reading this right now and go see the blasted movie! You’ve been warned… don’t look down there. Though I suppose we could argue that it was something that was already spoiled with the announcement of the animated show and the picture they released for it.

Anyway, the Guardians of the Galaxies MOCs just keep rolling, as well they should. The movie was awesome. And the MOCs, including this one by Legohaulic, is equally awesome.

I Am Groot

 

I’m still of the mindset that Marvel gets all the money if they make a dancing Groot toy for everyone to enjoy, and while I’m critical of Lego Ideas, I would be beating the drum to get this set made on there.