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Ken Robichaud | July 9th, 2015 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Retweet For A Chance To Win Exclusive Con Figures & Sets

Just as the title says, LEGO is giving folks a (slim) chance at winning an exclusive Arsenal minifigure if you retweet the link above. Worth a shot, right?

Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up!

Update: Oh, it looks like you can also retweet for an exclusive set too, so yeah.

Ken Robichaud | July 9th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, News

[SDCC] LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who Trailer

LEGO has spared no expense to cram all the geekery they could into Dimensions. This SDCC trailer highlights the Doctor Who level pack and has the current incarnation of the Doctor, Peter Capaldi lending his aged, punk rock voice to the character. Fighting Cybermen and Daleks while teaming up with Batman and Scooby Doo, or racing time machines with Marty McFly? Yeah, it’s safe to say I’m all in. Huge added bonus, play as every Doctor ever.

Spared no expense.

Entertainment Weekly also reported that Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez will also reprise their roles as Clara Oswald and Missy, respectively. I can’t wait to see what Missy could with an army of flying monkeys and turrets…

Ace Kim | July 9th, 2015 | DC Universe, LEGO Dimensions, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] LEGO Panels and Events for Comic Con Thursday


Now that Preview Night is behind us, it’s time to focus on the future… the future known as today! Today being Thursday July 9th, there are a couple of LEGO related items you should be aware of:

7:00am LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Action Comics #1 Superman Ticket Distribution
Upstairs in the Sails Pavilion. As far as I know, this is still a random ticket draw kind of thing and not really a first come first serve kind of thing. One draw per person per day while supplies last. Once you get a winning ticket you’ll be able to purchase the set at the LEGO booth located downstairs at #2829.

12:30pm Minifig Giveaway – Arsenal
Upstairs behind the Sails Pavilion. As far as I know, they will employ the same method they used last year involving iPads and badge scanning. One try per person per day while supplies last.

3:00pm to 7:00pm LEGO Dimensions Hands-On Demo
Legends Ballroom 1 & 2, Hard Rock Hotel
Come try out the Doctor Who level in LEGO Dimensions and get a free art print featuring Doctor Who and Portal characters. Pre-order from the GameStop Kiosk to get a free t-shirt. There will also be an autograph signing with Bob Gale, Co-Writer, Back to the Future from 4:00 – 5:00pm.

6:00pm – 7:00pm DC Comics Meets LEGO Art
Room 25ABC
Creativity reaches superheroic heights as brick artist Nathan Sawaya reveals the new The Art of the Brick: DC Comics exhibition. Renowned comic book artist and co-publisher of DC Entertainment Jim Lee will draw live the concept for a brand new Batmobile that will be included in the exhibition. Joining in the discussion are production team members Brandon Griffith and Tommy Williamson. Q&A moderated by TV host Victor Lucas (Electric Playground). There will be giveaways at this panel.

Also happening today is the reveal of the new LEGO Ninjago set, 70751 Temple of Airjitzu. I’m not sure what time, maybe 11:00am? Once revealed it will be on display all day but that frosted glass makes it difficult see.

Ace Kim | July 8th, 2015 | LEGO Scooby-Doo, Sales News

[SDCC] LEGO Scooby-Doo, The Big Bang Theory Sets Available at San Diego Comic Con


These photos hit my inbox. Taken from the show floor at the San Diego Convention Center, the LEGO retail booth will be selling Scooby-Doo and The Big Bang Theory sets well ahead of their August release date. I’ll see you guys in line!

Ace Kim | July 7th, 2015 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Iron Man Hulkbuster and Hulk Sculpture On Display at Comic Con


MTV just posted this reveal of a sculpture that will be on display at the LEGO booth at Comic Con. Dubbed the “Science Bros Fist Bump” (their terminology, not mine), it took Master Model Makers at LEGO a combined 775 hours and a little over 100,000 bricks to complete.

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Here’s the time lapse of the making of the thing:

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Ace Kim | July 7th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, News

[SDCC] LEGO Dimensions Minifigure Model Giveaway

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LEGO Dimensions is doing a great giveaway involving twitter and some awesome LEGO minifigure sculptures:

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Simply take a picture of 9 LEGO statues of minifigs from the LEGO Dimensions game, share them on twitter with the hashtag #LEGODIMENSIONSSWEEPS for your chance to win. The statues are scattered throughout the convention hall and at the Hard Rock Hotel. The Marty statue above is in the lobby of the hotel while Gandalf is located on the 2nd floor of the Hard Rock Hotel located near the Legends Ballroom 2:

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There are 7 more to find scattered throughout the convention. I’d be willing to bet there will be a few at the LEGO and Warner Bros booths. We’ll post here the locations as we find them.

Ace Kim | July 7th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, News

[SDCC] LEGO Dimensions Sculpture

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This sculpture sits outside the Hard Rock Hotel where the LEGO Dimensions hands-on demo is being held. And in case you’re wondering if LEGO’s quality control is going down it should be noted that it is not made out of LEGO, just made to look like giant LEGO parts. A quick glance, it’s passable, but those arms though.

Ace Kim | July 7th, 2015 | LEGO, News

[SDCC] Final Giveaway Revealed, And It’s Not A Minifig

So I was wrong. And kind of right. While there is no third minifig giveaway revealed, there is a giveaway scheduled for Saturday at SDCC. LEGO will be offering a transparent neon green Bionicle Skull Scorpio Mask for attendees only. We’ve posted the details on the giveaways here so take a read if you’re not caught up on it yet.

via BZPower

Ace Kim | July 6th, 2015 | News

[SDCC] LEGO Booth Schedule


LEGO posted their booth schedule on their twitter account. It has a lot of the same information we’ve posted before regarding the retail exclusive sets, but a few more details have come to light. Regarding minifig giveaways, the schedule says that the giveaways are to take place Thursday through Saturday. Since we only know about Arsenal and Captain Falcon figures, there is a that there are no other figures being revealed and that Saturday will be the day they giveaway the leftovers. One counter-argument to this theory is that the schedule does not specifically state that Saturday will be for the leftovers like it says for the retail exclusives. It’s possible that a third figure could still be revealed since it is only Monday and we have like …. two days before the San Diego Convention Circus starts but the first theory sounds more plausible to me.

Also going on at the LEGO booth are video game demos. It does not specifically say this but the demos would most likely be for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers since a big Dimensions event is held at the Hard Rock.

There is also going to be a LEGO DC Super Heroes Comic book with the writer and illustrator, whoever that may be since it doesn’t really give a name.

And finally, some panels. There will be a Ninjago panel on Saturday (1-2pm, Room 7AB) and a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes panel on Sunday (2:45-3:45pm, Room 5AB).

Ace Kim | July 6th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, News

[SDCC] LEGO Dimensions Hands-On Demo at Comic Con


If you’re going to be in the downtown San Diego area this week, and if you’re going to Comic Con there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be, WBIE will have playable demos of LEGO Dimensions starting Thursday through Saturday from 3pm to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm at the Hard Rock Hotel located just across the street from the convention center on the corner of 5th and L street at 207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. This is the first time the public will be able to try LEGO Dimensions. This is also the first time they are showing off the Doctor Who level. You don’t need a convention badge to try the demo but you’d be hardpressed trying to find parking in the area. The demo will be held upstairs th Legends Ballrooms 1 and 2. Free swag (art print featuring Doctor Who and Portal) for trying it out and even more free swag (t-shirt) if you pre-order from the GameStop kiosk while you’re there. Free swag is limited while supplies last.

Not only that, but there will be special guests and photo ops planned for all four days:

– Thursday, July 9th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Bob Gale, Co-Writer, Back to the Future
– Friday, July 10th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Nathan Sawaya, The Brick Artist
– Saturday, July 11th, 3 – 7pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op
– Saturday, July 11th, 4 – 5pm: Autograph signing with LEGO Dimensions voice actors, including Troy Baker (voice of Batman), Laura Bailey (voice of Wonder Woman) and Travis Willingham (voice of Superman and Lex Luthor)
– Sunday, July 12th, 10 – 2 pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op

Hopefully they’ll have the Portal level there to try out.