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Nick Martin | September 8th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Avenger’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier hits 10k supporters on Ideas

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Looks like we have another 10k supporters on an Ideas model, this time, the massive S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier by YoSub Do. It is a hugely impressive model, but I know I’m not alone that this set is never, ever, going to be made. Outside of the absurdly high piece count (22,694) and the fact that the ship wasn’t actually built, it was created in LDD which means that it’s ignoring that pesky nemesis gravity… it’s just not the kind of set that Ideas has ever been interested in producing. Anyone here interested in dropping two or three grand on any one LEGO set? They’re not interested in making $100 sets out of some strong products

I would have loved to see an official LEGO Helicarrier, but I think it’s probably safe to assume that particular vehicle has been played out in the MCU. I’m also skeptical that Marvel, for all it’s exposure, has the kind of power that Star Wars has to justify huge sets like even a vastly scaled down helicarrier would be. UCS is a risky proposition for LEGO if it wasn’t also pulling in the Star Wars fans. Other big sets haven’t traditionally fared as well, and lingered or languished.

It’s one of those things that bothers me about Ideas… these builds would be awesome but so many times it’s more like demanding that science get around to cloning Unicorns. Just a wee bit unrealistic in expectations. Congrats to YoSub for getting the support, though. It’s a lot harder now, and there’s obviously a lot of people that like it.

Ace Kim | September 6th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Captain America

76017 Captain America vs. Hydra

I guess it’s Captain America week. Both Walmart and Amazon are discounting 76017 Captain America vs. Hydra down to $14.97. That’s a 25% discount off of the $19.99 MSRP. The set comes with 172 pieces and Captain America, Red Skull, and a Hydra henchman minifigures. This is the lowest price we’ve seen this set and beats our last mention by 3%.

Ace Kim | September 6th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Upcoming LEGO Build Events at TRU Stores

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We’re barely into September but LEGO has already posted some upcoming events at Toys’R’Us stores for the month of October no doubt to celebrate the unofficial Product Push Month better known as Bricktober.

First up on October 11th, you can build your own mini Ghost ship. There’s no picture of what is you’ll be building or any other promotional graphic. I honestly wouldn’t waste my time going to this event. I can’t imagine the model being interesting enough to warrant the trip.

But, the October 18th event looks way, way better. As seen in the graphic above, you’ll be able to build the Bat Signal. How cool is that? The answer is WAY cool.

All events start at 12:00pm and run until 2:00pm or while supplies last. It is advisable you get there earlier rather than later.

Ace Kim | September 5th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Sales News

Captain America: The Winter Solider Now Available for Pre-order

Amazon has finally put up Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2-Disc 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack + Digital HD) up for pre-order. The current asking price is $24.99 for the combo pack which is discounted by 38% off of MSRP of $39.99. Single disc editions are also available: $19.99 for the Blu-ray and $14.99 for DVD. The movie is scheduled to be released this coming Tuesday September 9th.

Ace Kim | September 3rd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Neoape Posts Comic Con Batmobile Instructions

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By way of Brickstar on YouTube, neoape has painstakingly taken screen shots from his video of every step of the instruction manual from the San Diego Comic Con Batmobile set. You can get the Batman and Robin minifigures from LEGO Juniors 10672 Batman: Defend the Bat Cave and, according to the article, a good number of parts from LEGO City 60007 High Speed Chase . Obviously you’ll have to source the rest of the parts from your own collection or other places like Bricklink or LEGO’s part ordering system. The only thing you don’t get is the packaging. The post over at neoape has pictures of the parts list.

Thanks to ninnymuggins murphquake for the tip.

Ken Robichaud | September 2nd, 2014 | Feature, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon Adds Miles Morales, Will LEGO Follow Suit?

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Full disclosure, big Spider-Man fan here. No newsflash to be sure, but if you’ve read my reviews of the Ultimate Spider-Man LEGO sets, you know the biggest problem I have is the fact that it’s the same Spider-Man minifigure in every set.

Every. Damn. Set.

Spidey is one of those characters that has so many outfits in his closet that Marvel loves exploiting any opportunity to take them out and strut them around. We see this over and over in toy lines, big events like the upcoming Spider-verse that boasts Every Spider-Man EVER and in the destined to be mostly terrible new season of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, Web Warriors (Prove me wrong, guys… please).

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Ace Kim | September 1st, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

[UK] Plastic Man Pre-order Bonus Available through GAME

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We’ve known for some time now that the Plastic Man pre-order bonus was a GameStop deal for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham here in the US. And today, we’ve discovered that for UK fans, Plastic Man can be had if you pre-order your game from GAME.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is scheduled to be released on November 14th, 2014 for all current generation systems including PS3 and Xbox 360.

Ken Robichaud | August 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Batman 3 Gets Release Date & Cover Art

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Warner Bros and TT Games have given the final release date for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham as November 11th in the US and November 14th worldwide. The 11th is a holiday in Canada, so it fits that it won’t be released until that Friday here. I look forward to that weekend and with any luck, I’ll get a chance to pick it up as soon as it drops. Don’t think I can wait until Christmas like I did last year with Marvel Super Heroes. They also released the final cover art for the game. I liked the previous promo art better…

Ace Kim | August 27th, 2014 | DC Universe, Feature, LEGO Super Heroes

LEGO Needs To Make More UCS Batmobiles

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After I reviewed 76023 The Tumbler, it promptly went up on my shelf. I cleared out some other models to make room for it and by “cleared out” I pretty much mean threw everything that was in the way on to the ground. I know I gave it a 4 out of a possible 5 but like I said in the review, it’s a great looking model and unless I’m staring at it for extended periods of time, the flaws don’t really bother me that much. I like looking at all the weird angles, the big balloon tires in the front, the expertly crafted winshield. My shelf isn’t very big so I’ll vroom it a little back and forth. It was during a fierce session of vrooming one night that I started thinking about the obvious: LEGO needs to make more UCS Batmobiles.

The Tumbler is huge and very detailed and the LEGO model, lack of Batpod aside, managed to capture it all fairly successfully, enough to pass muster from a casual glance and an occasional vroom. Looking at it, there on my shelf, I think to myself how cool it would be to have more UCS Batmobiles. And not just any old one that’s appeared in the films and TV because, let’s face it, there’s a lot of them not all of them have the same appeal as the Tumbler. The comics alone have heaps upon heaps of Batmobiles and the general public probably wouldn’t recognize any of them. But if LEGO took something from TV or film, something people are familiar with, something people have developed an affection for, and created some kick-ass UCS sets, I have no doubt they would be successful. The key is to pick the right vehicles to go with.

It would be super easy and not to mention just plain lazy to just pick out all the Batmobiles from all of the films to date. After all, in terms of exposure they are probably the ones that most fans of Batman, hardcore and casual alike, over the age of 30 would recognize and are familiar with. But that would be way too easy and doesn’t acknowledge the contributions that other entertainment genres have given on this subject matter. So let’s spread the love around a bit show some love to the Batmobiles from film, television, video games, and comics.

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Nick Martin | August 23rd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight, News

Jon Lazar’s Awesome Super LEGO Friends Project

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In a very topical coincidence, given our recent opinion piece on LEGO’s Girl Problem, artist Jon Lazar has been working on a LEGO Super Friends line, aiming to make some of the Friends figures more nerdy and awesome by turning them into customs of a wide variety of DC and Marvel Super Heroines.

You can see more of his stuff on Instagram, or see it covered on The Mary Sue or The Escapist. Let me just be up front, and say I’m considering going out and getting this Jubilee right now. More pictures of the figures after the fold.

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