Over on Eurobricks, member just2good posted clean images of the upcoming first wave of Marvel Super Heroes sets for 2014 based on the Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man cartoons airing on Disney XD. Three words: Purple Pants Hulk. My life is now complete.
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The season’s upon us, it’s that time of year
New Sets and old sets, there’s plenty of gear
There’s parts on the trees and there’s bricks to be hung
There’s advents and sales and songs to be sung!
There’s minifigs and technic, the kids are gung-ho
And dad finds a part beneath his bare toes
Some builds are messed up while others are fine
If you think your MOC’s crazy, well you should see mine!
It’s the holiday season, and that means all kinds of new sets, new parts, new builds, and new ideas! So toss all of that stuff out and join our 1st Annual FBTB Holiday Community Build! The challenge is simple… you need to build a sleigh and pullers (reindeer, if you’re inclined… I prefer to enslave elves to pull around my orcs), and keep a general holiday theme (though if you want to switch it up, it doesn’t have to be Christmas, though what Santa’s Sleigh has to do with Kwanza, I don’t know).
To keep things interesting, builds need to fit into a Lego theme, past, present (or future, if you’re so inclined and have the parts). Other than that, a pretty wide-open field. There’s no restrictions on who can participate, or even if you want to add more than a couple of builds. This is a community build and building challenge, so it’s all just for fun. For those who can’t join because we’re in the middle of a contest and want to participate, remember, you can add your builds to the FBTB Outpost on Flickr!
Oh, and for those wondering, the song above should be sung to the Dropkick Murphy’s “The Season’s Upon Us.”
MAOS returns this week and it’s bringing back an old friend for backup. Spoilers! It’s Mike Peterson. Executive producer Jeffrey Bell had this to say about the shows build up to this point and how the second half of the season will have a more “Marvel” feel:
“I don’t think we should be led by fans, I think we should have fans follow. People saying, ‘faster, more, faster, more’ — you can never go faster, and you can never give them enough. You have to trust the stories that you’re wanting to tell, have a plan, and hopefully at the end people will go, “Oh, they knew what they were doing, that was cool, I didn’t see that coming, that was really satisfying.” That’s our goal. And we’ll find out! But we think we have cool stuff planned, and from 10 on out, we’re starting to turn over cards. If you think of 22 episodes as a movie, we’re at the one-hour mark in the movie. Things are picking up. We’re still building towards the climax before we get to falling action, but you’ve set the table for what’s going to happen.”
I’ll just be over in the ‘Waiting for the Payoff’ section.
The above image popped up on antman3001′s flickr stream the other day giving us the first official look at the Marvel Super Heroes sets for the January 2014 wave as well as the set names. It looks like most if not all of the sets are based on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon that’s currently airing on Disney XD. Of course the one fig I want, Purple Pants Hulk, is in the biggest set. No matter, I plan on getting them all anyway.
January can’t come around fast enough.
After taking a close look at the pic, it looks like two out of the five sets are coming out in March with the other three coming out in April. Looks like we’ll have a bit longer to wait for these sets.
Like all of the other Super Heroes sets, 76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attack came with a comic and on the back of the comic there was a family portrait of all of the upcoming minifigs for the initial January wave for 2014. Featured prominently front and center are Batgirl, Scuba Suit Batman, The Flash, and a Robin minifig with short legs. Can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the sets.
Forum member Gooker1 emailed me today these set of pictures showing promotional megafigures for The LEGO Movie found at his local AMC theaters. I’m sure everyone’s drooling over Batman, but I’d take that Wyldstyle in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, they will eventually go back to the studio. What happens to them after that will be a mystery. I’m sure though that they will end up in the hands of a lucky duck or two.
This weeks episode of MAOS has the team investigating a woman who may be a telekinetic, or haunted. Either way I’d bet she’d be fun at a diner party and look forward to finding out tomorrow. Also, it seems we may get some of the Cavalry’s backstory. Such as, why she’s called “The Cavalry” and why you shouldn’t call her that. Everyone on this show is so mysterious. Terribly mysterious.
Except Fitz/Simmons of course. They’re just really excitable nerd puppies.
While we wait for Exo Suit, the latest CUUSOO project to pass the review phase, to become a reality, the The OFficial LEGO CUUSOO Blog posted an interview with its designer, Peter Reid. It’s a quick read, no pun intended, but is quite encouraging for projects not based on an existing property to make it through.
Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.