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[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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Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News, The LEGO Movie

[SDCC] Spider-Man, Lord Business Statues at LEGO’s Booth

LEGO Booth Spider-Man Statue

Pictures are starting to spring up of the Comic Con exhibit floor. I was sent the above and below pics of two statues that haven’t been revealed through a news outlet: one is a Spider-Man statue with an open window providing a great photo opp, and the other is Lord Business in his full get up from The LEGO Movie. The Lord Business statue stands over 8 feet tall. That booth is starting to look packed.

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Thanks to Mos Eisley for the pictures.

Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Purple Pants Hulk, Nick Fury Sets On Sale

76018 Hulk Lab Smash

Amazon is offering a nice 20% discount on 76018 Hulk Lab Smash bringing the price down from $49.99 to an even $40 before any tax, if applicable, is applied.

They are also offering 76004 Spider-Cycle Chase at an even higher discount, 26% off MSRP. It is now $14.73 down from $19.99 MSRP.

76004 Spider-Man: Spider-Cycle Chase
Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] LEGO Systems Unveils New Products, Experiences and Exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con

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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:

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[SDCC] Details On LEGO’s Giveaway Method For Their Exclusive Minifigs

The More You Know

I have verified how LEGO will be handling their minifigure exclusives giveaway. Here’s what you need to know:

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Ace Kim | July 17th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] LEGO Comic Con Exclusives Revealed – Guardians of the Galaxy’s The Collector, Classic TV Batmobile, and Star Wars Ghost Starship

The-Collector

Once again, the Wall Street Journal is the place to be for they have spilled the beans partially on LEGO’s offerings for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Pictured above is The Collector from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. He is the first of four minifigures to be given away at SDCC and so far the only one to be revealed.

And that’s not all. The last paragraph of the article states the following:

The two other Lego sets that will be sold at the Lego booth are of a Batmobile from the classic television series, and of the Ghost starship from “Star Wars.” Each is priced at $39.99 and Lego will sell 1000 of each set during the show, capped at 250 per day

Oh. My. Freakin’. God. A classic tv series LEGO Batmobile would make my head explode. Based on the price point, it is feasible that it could be a regular set since the Ecto-1 and DeLorean sets were priced about the same. But looking at the LEGO Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird announcement from yesterday which features a mini ship at the same price, I’m left wondering. I can only hope that the Batmobile is regular sized but we’ll find out next week.

The article also shows off a lifesized Rocket Raccoon and Groot statue made out of Megabloks just kidding LEGO.

I have to go catch my breath now.

via Tohst via PepaQuin

Ace Kim | July 16th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] LEGO Comic Con Exclusive Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird Revealed

Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal revealed LEGO’s retail exclusive for the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird from Guardians of the Galaxy. The set looks to be a mini version of his ship. Without seeing the back, it’s hard to tell if it’s done in the same style as the chibi-style ships like previous years’ retail exclusives (there could be a set of handlebars a la Darth Maul’s cave racer) or if it’s just a MINI ship. Rocket Raccoon does feature a new set of threads though so there’s that. The minifig giveaways, if any, have yet to be revealed.

Rocket’s Warbird has 145 pieces, a new suit for Raccoon and will cost you $39.99. Yawns are free. The 2014 San Diego Comic Con kicks off next week starting with Preview Night on Wednesday July 23rd.

Ken Robichaud | June 23rd, 2014 | Marvel Comics, News

Marvel Roundup: Casting, Cameos, Character Covers and… Choppers?

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Let’s start this off with the least spoilerish thing on the list and those interested can check after the jump for the rest. Empire has two character covers for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy and the one above gives a much better look at the films antagonists, the good guy cover is mostly more of the same. I’ve no doubt we’ll start seeing Korath, Ronan and Nebula popping in cosplay a lot more very soon.

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Ace Kim | June 18th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: 76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel

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I had this prediction, more like an idea, back in the day, back when the Super Heroes licensed themes were announced. Somewhere, I think in a forum thread, I had theorized that even though LEGO didn’t have any toy rights to any of the film franchises like X-Men or Spider-Man, there wouldn’t be anything stopping them from creating a set or two that coincidentally had some of the same characters and be on the toy shelf on or around the same time a related film was shown in theaters. And that coincidence actually happened. Example: Spider-Man. Spider-Man sets are the most prevalent in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes theme right now, with most, if not all, of the sets drawing inspiration from the cartoon series Ultimate Spider-Man airing on Disney XD. It’s serendipitous that a movie, Amazing Spider-Man 2, came out during the time the sets were sitting on the shelves. Spider-Man movie in the theaters. Spider-Man LEGO sets on store shelves. Coincidence!

Spider-man isn’t the only character with which this type of coincidence happened. The same thing is happening with X-Men. With X-Men: Days of Future Past currently in theaters (as of this writing), 76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel seems to be following the same fate as the Spider-man LEGO sets. The set (along with the Guardians of the Galaxy sets) were street dated just nine days after the release date of the film. The set is similar in a lot of ways to the movie and even features a lot of the same characters but doesn’t use any likenesses from any of the X-Men movies, instead drawing inspiration from the comics. Successful X-Men movie in the theaters. X-Men LEGO set on store shelves. Coincidence!

Alright, enough coincidence talk, let’s jump right into the review of 76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel.

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Ace Kim | June 17th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Second Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Out Today

Marvel UK posted the 2nd trailer (international trailer?) for The Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Looks oh so tasty, doesn’t it? Now, I wanna outfit my Milano with lights…