LEGO is putting a push on the LEGO Batman 3: (finally) Beyond Gotham game at SDCC this year, with Bat related giveaways, unveilings and appearances by Adam West at the game panel and LEGO booth. IGN has shared the new CCI trailer for the game and it gives a better look at new abilities, costumes and transformations for not only Batman this time, but the other heroes AND villains. The inclusion of Bigfig versions of some characters that were previously done as regular minifigures like Killer Croc, have me wondering if we’ll be seeing Bigfigs showing up in DC sets soon. One way or another, I have my copy pre-ordered and can’t wait.
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We mentioned the existence of a LEGO Batcycle complete with sidecar that was going to make an appearance at the LEGO booth in this article taken from the press release. It was on full display at the LEGO booth and I must say it was really quite nice. Although, the OCD side in me kept wondering how they would keep dustballs out of the sidecar. It is an OBVIOUS dustball trap. In any case, it is a spot on replica of the television series Batcycle. Below is a picture from autoblog.com of the original cycle. More pics of the LEGO sculpture below that.
All this classic tv series stuff that LEGO is doing, when are they going to make a whole theme around the show already, hmmmm?
There’s a bunch of other things around the booth. I didn’t quite have time to take pictures of it all but I’m hoping I can do that tomorrow.
Ace is on his way to Comic Con right now, and asked me to look for any news of the day. We figured it’d be slow, everyone would be saving their news for Comic Con during panels and what not. We… were… wrong… Kotaku leaked a little bit of information today: Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025) is coming soon, likely in the initial wave of 2015!
Okay… let’s all just sit down and breath a bit. We might explode between the cries of relief and the cries of joy, because there is a whooooole lot to love about this set. Let’s see, we have everyone’s favorite “I can beat by a child’s crayon” superhero Green Lantern, at long last. Let’s all whole the people holding aftermarket versions for insane prices on the aftermarket are crying right now.
We get Sinestro, easily the most well-known villain in the GL, and a long-time adversary of the Justice League as well. Carrying a trans-yellow axe thingie, that lovey face, and
Lando’s karate guy’s hair that’s been everywhere lately.
We have the outer space Batman figure that was featured in the Lego Batman 3 video game that we all said we wanted a minifigure of, which also includes what looks to be a new cape design along with the wings. I know we’ve all said that we’d wish that Lego would make a set without Batman, but at least he’s not even getting billing on the set in this case, and it’s a totally new design!
Oh, and trans-yellow canopies, jet packs, a new printed dish, a lantern battery, and a GL sticker on the jet as well. The best part? The sticker price is only $20, making this set an absolute knockout that almost makes me want to forgive Lego for that awful Flash set from this year. This should be on display at SDCC, so look for our coverage and a lot of drool-covered pictures from Ace later. Oh, and want to see it spin in an animated gif? Of course you do…
Posted on USA Today, we finally get a look at the official Zur-En-Arrh Batman minifigure as well as the packaging. Batman will come with a baseball bat accessory and will feature a double-sided head. The packaging looks very similar to last year’s exclusives: a plastic clamshell containing a folded cardboard backdrop.
Update: Forum member Gooker1 reminded me of the above poster that features the Zur-En-Arrh Batsuit. I have no idea where it came from but I think it’s a pretty safe bet that what we are seeing in that poster is what we will be getting.
LEGO’s final Comic Con exclusive minifigure for DC Comics has been revealed to be Zur-En-Arrh Batman. I have not received a picture of the actual figure yet but it will be based on the batsuit pictured above.
We already know that Bard is to be given away on Thursday and Unikitty on Sunday. So if I was a betting man, I’d have to venture a guess that the DC minifigure giveaway will be Saturday with Marvel’s The Collector being given away on Friday. My chances are 50/50 of being right though so I could just as easily be wrong but I like my chances.
Minifigure giveaways will begin at 12:30 every day upstairs in the Sails Pavilion. Check out this post for more details.
Zur-En-Arrh cover image courtesy of DCU Comic Book Reviews
Adam West, the original Batman, will be making an appearance at the LEGO booth on starting at 12:45pm on Friday, July 25. There is no end time listed for his appearance. And if you’ve been keeping track you’ll remember that the minifig giveaways begin at 12:30pm. Even LEGO is starting to conflict with their own events.
In other booth news, there will be product reveals throughout the weekend. On Thursday and Saturday, there will be product reveals at 11am (1 product) and again at 4pm (2 products). On Friday and Sunday, there will be product reveals at 11am (1 product). FBTB will be on hand to report things as they happen so stay tuned. x
Image courtesy of Motortrend
These images of the final Comic Con exclusive set landed in my inbox a few minutes ago. The Batmobile set is in the same Chibi style as the other two sets. Assuming the photos represent final product shots, the set includes both a Batman and Robin that are identical to the ones you get from the Batman Juniors set Defending the Batcave. It’s a bit disappointing as this would have been a great opportunity to make more show-accurate versions.
The packaging looks very similar to the packaging from last year’s exclusives using cardboard boxes. There are 1,000 made of each of the Comic Con exclusive sets. The LEGO booth will be selling 250 of each set every day of the convetion starting Thursday for $39.99.
I know what I’m getting.
LEGO put out the following press release detailing just about everything that’s going on with their booth, exclusives, and announcements for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. A couple of things that stand out:
- You will be able to build and take home whatever model creations you make. They’ve always had a free build area but I think this is the first year they are allowing people to take their models home with them.
- There will be a gallery of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever made. Now THIS I’ve got to see.
- There will be a life-sized model of the Batcycle from the classic TV series complete with sidecar made entirely out of LEGO.
- A LEGO Hobbit set based on the third and final movie will be unveiled. Also, Bard the Bowman will be given away on Thursday.
- Unikitty will be given away on Sunday.
- If you can’t attend this year’s Comic Con and still want a chance to win some of the minifigures, follow @LEGO_Group for a chance to win via Twitter.
Some things we still don’t know are what the classic TV series Batmobile exclusive set looks like, the identity of the DC Comics minifigure, and which day you can win the Marvel and DC minifigures. We do know that those two figures will be Friday and Saturday though. Full press release below:
Yes, more and more LEGO fun to check out at SDCC keeps popping up. Joe Meno will be hosting a panel for BrickJournal Magazine on July 26th fro 5 to 6pm. If you’re a fan of the publication, you’ll want to take the opportunity to check out what’s going on behind the scenes and pick Joe’s brain if you’re down with the Q’s and the A’s. I’ve only me Joe once at the 2013 Toy Fair in New York, but there was work to be done and many, many people to meet, so there was no picking of brains that day.
Also on the 26th at the LEGO booth there will be an exclusive LEGO Batman comic giveaway and signing. Artist Paul Lee and writer Rachel Lareau will be on hand to autograph this limited comic (pictured above) containing new original art and Club LEGO comics collected together for the first time. Only hitch… it’ll be between 5 & 6pm, so choose wisely.