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[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.

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.

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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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 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News, The LEGO Movie

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

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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.

FBTB will reporting from SDCC starting tomorrow. We’ll have more pictures and news posted as quickly as humanly possible. Follow our Twitter account and sign up for text notifications to get the latest headlines sent to your phone. Data and message rates may apply.

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Thanks to Mos Eisley for the pictures.

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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