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[SDCC] LEGO’s Exclusive Minifigure Giveaway Recap

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Another year and another San Diego Comic Con under our collective belts. I am more or less fully recovered from my trip and decompressed enough to gather my thoughts on how LEGO handled their minifigure giveaway this year. I’ll only be talking about the minifigure giveaway and not the exclusive sets that were for sale. That will be in another post which you probably won’t want to miss.

So this year, LEGO did something they’ve never done before and actually put out information early on how the queueing process would be handled. There would be a line upstairs away from the exhibit hall floor. Attendee badges would be scanned and fans would walk up to an iPad where there was a custom built app and a single “Play” button. Press the button and you had a 50/50 chance on winning that day’s exclusive minifigure. If you lost, you would walk down what I affectionately call Loser’s Lane and if you won, you would walk over and pick up your figure right then and there. And how did it go? Fantastically! It went so smoothly and efficiently that I almost forgot how bad it was the previous years. I really have to tip my hat to the events team that planned it this year as they addressed every major problem from years past and created a non-riotous, almost enjoyable experience.

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Amazon Discounts Super Heroes, TMNT Sets

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Amazon is discounting a few Super Heroes sets at 20% or better. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets are also seeing a modest discount. And speaking of TMNT, sets based on the stupid movie are also available.

Super Heroes

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (cartoon)

And finally, sets based on the movie. And boy does that movie look stupid. And you know it’s bad when the fifth Step Up movie is rated higher on Rotten Tomatoes than the TMNT movie. The toys look slightly less stupid but I will admit that the van set looks pretty good and will probably roll better than the Shellraiser. I’ve provided links to both Amazon and LEGO Shop@Home for these sets.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (movie)

Ace Kim | July 29th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

More LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Game Play Footage

Another trailer popped up for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. This one came about during the San Diego Comic Con and since I never made it to the LEGO Batman 3 panel I assume this was shown there.

This game is honestly looking to be really GREAT. On par with and maybe even better than LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.

Ken Robichaud | July 28th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes

[SDCC] Behind The Scenes Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

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.

Ace Kim | July 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Gameplay Demo

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.

Ace Kim | July 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News, The LEGO Movie

[SDCC] A LEGO Nerd’s Choice of Panels: Sunday Programming

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:

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Ace Kim | July 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] More Images of 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

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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.

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Ace Kim | July 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] More Images of 76023 The Tumbler

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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.

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Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] First Photo Of Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman

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DC’s panel in Hall H today revealed the first image of Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume. This version is more Amazonian battle armour and less stars and stripes, but that fits with where they seem to be going. They also showed the first teaser of from the film featuring Superman facing down Ben Affleck’s caped crusader in an armoured suit much like the one from The Dark Knight Returns. I’m not going to post the leaked cell phone pictures here, but they are out there if you look hard enough.

Ken Robichaud | July 25th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] New Picture of Batfleck Looks Like Old Picture of Batfleck

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Comic-Con isn’t just about LEGO (or comics really), it’s about pimping the movies and tv shows that with any luck will translate INTO awesome LEGO sets. First up on the DC side of things is this Sears Portrait Studio picture 9just kidding, this picture’s good) of Ben Affleck’s Batman from the Upcoming court case: Batman v Superman. This time the picture is in colour, but it’s Batman so it really doesn’t matter and it’s closer, so there’s a lot less batsuit for people to complain about! He’s still looking pretty bummed about something, or maybe he’s just playing Angry Birds on his phone.