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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.

Ken Robichaud | July 24th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Comic-Con Trailer For LEGO Batman 3

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.

Ace Kim | July 24th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] LEGO Batcycle Sculpture

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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.


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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.

Nick Martin | July 23rd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

It’s about time! Green Lantern Set coming in 2015!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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…

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Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Official Images of Zur-En-Arrh Batman Minifigure Comic Con Exclusive

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.

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Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Zur-En-Arrh Batman Is DC’s LEGO Exclusive Minifigure Giveaway

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

Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Adam West To Appear At The LEGO Booth

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

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