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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.

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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.

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Ace Kim | August 4th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission

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I was supposed to review the 76020 Knowhere Escape set way back when the Guardians of the Galaxy sets first hit the shelves. I had it built up and photographed and everything. My opinion of the set at the time wasn’t all that positive: a mediocre set released out of context. It’s not so much of a problem for something like a vehicle-based set, especially one where the final model is so aesthetically pleasing and satisfying to play with that context hardly matters, like 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue. However, that is not the case for Knowhere Escape. It is such a mish mash of different things that you needed the context to understand why the set was put together the way it is. And unfortunately, knowing the context didn’t help the final review score; it just made it worse.

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Ken Robichaud | July 28th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Guardians Of The Galaxy Get A Sequel in 2017

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Marvel’s confidence is growing everyday. This time they’ve already announced the sequel to GotG a week before it hits theaters and it’s the movie most considered to be their longshot. I personally can’t wait and will be going opening weekend so expect a review early next week. James Gunn has confirmed he will write the screenplay and direct, but with a sequel due July 28th, 2017, they’ll need something to keep the audiences warm for the next 3 years…

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… so, they also confirmed the previously leaked animated series with a 60 second animation test at the con. There isn’t much info on the show yet, but we’ll update that as it pops up.

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Until then, you can enjoy these latest character posters and get hyped up for the film this weekend.

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Ken Robichaud | July 28th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Age Of Ultron Posters Complete The Big Picture

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The final two pieces of the puzzle complete the huge poster of Ultron’s coming out party. The picture of Cap’s cracked shield below (courtesy of SHH) shows this battle may not go as well as the first time the band got together.

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Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds Cast and Characters To Season 2

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The other day brought news of Lucy Lawless joining the cast in an unknown role which has now been confirmed to be agent Isabelle Hardley. It isn’t known if this will just be a guest shot or a recurring character, but time will tell. Then the panel yesterday in Ballroom 20 at SDCC dropped even more teasers about the upcoming season. I’ll let Agent Billy tell you who is going to be dropping in…

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Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Concept Art For Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron & (the cursed) Ant Man

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In anticipation of Marvel’s big Hall H presentation at SDCC today, they’ve been trickling out teaser art for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. Last week came the first image of the films namesake villain, Ultron and the last couple days have seen these eight teaser posters pop, two at a time to create one massive scene of the movies heroes being completely over run by Ultron drones.

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We just need Thor and the Hulk to complete this image, but the real stand out part is the inclusion of the floating caped Vision on Quicksilver’s panel. Man, am I glad he’s got the cape.

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Meanwhile the Ant Man film that I now believe to be cursed released this concept art poster that shows Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, looking suspiciously like Kurt Russell. The film just lost the three recently added villains, Patrick (Nite Owl) Wilson left due to scheduling and Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman have also dropped out. Rumour is that they left due to the same creative differences that drove off the films original director, Edgar Wright.

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You can expect more news as it breaks and as I get the time to post it in the next couple of days.

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

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Once again I am here to offer a few select panels for Saturday at the San Diego Comic Con. There’s a TON of stuff going on but I’ve carefully curated the selection below based on what I want to see I think you the LEGO fan would be interested in seeing.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Ace Kim | July 25th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO The Hobbit, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Images of LEGO SDCC Exclusive Minifigure The Collector, Bard the Bowman

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Today’s minifigure giveaway at the San Diego Convention Center is Marvel’s The Collector from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. He features a double-sided head with one side being angry and the other side being less angry. I wasn’t lucky enough to get one but my friend was and he let me take these pictures. I was curious what the cardboard insert looked like and was disappointed to see that the inside of the folded backdrop was just a picture of the minifig. One of the things that I liked about last year’s minifig was how the cardboard insert doubled as a cityscape backdrop for a quick and easy display. Not so much with this year’s backdrop it looks like. Instead, it turns into a mini poster.

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I also took some out-of-the-package pictures of yesterday’s Bard figure. The backdrop has the same treatment: just a mini-poster of the minifigure. Bard, too, features a double printed head as well.

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If you look closely at the bottom left corner on the two packages, the Bard figure does not have the words “2014 Exclusive” underneath the Comic Con logo.

Ace Kim | July 25th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

[SDCC] A LEGO Nerd’s Choice of Panels – Friday Programming

It’s Friday and here are some more panels you should check out:

None. At least none that I want to go to but I don’t want to speak for you so go check out what’s happening today panel-wise at the Comic Con website.

Keep in mind that Friday is Marvel day so they will be giving out The Collector on this day starting at 12:30pm in the upstairs terrace by the Sails Pavilion.

Also, the original Batman, Adam West, will be making an appearance at the LEGO Booth at 12:45. It is unclear if he will be signing anything or just hanging out for photo opps.

[SDCC] The Statues of The LEGO Booth

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The LEGO booth is home to a record number of statues this year, totalling five in all. We’ve already posted images of the LEGO Batcycle and a few snaps of the other statues but I thought I’d try taking a few more.

Choppers head actually moves by rotating left and right and features its front wheel which was missing from the previous photos released of the statue. At first I thought its two legs were actually going into the table until I realized that the angle was built that way on purpose.

My favorite one is the of Spider-Man complete with webbed up camera.

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