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Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] First Photo Of Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman

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DC’s panel in Hall H today revealed the first image of Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume. This version is more Amazonian battle armour and less stars and stripes, but that fits with where they seem to be going. They also showed the first teaser of from the film featuring Superman facing down Ben Affleck’s caped crusader in an armoured suit much like the one from The Dark Knight Returns. I’m not going to post the leaked cell phone pictures here, but they are out there if you look hard enough.

Ace Kim | July 26th, 2014 | News

[SDCC] Images of The LEGO SDCC Exclusive Zur-En-Arrh Batman Minifig

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Today’s exclusive minifig giveaway was the all too colorful Zur-En-Arrh Batman. His head has double-sided printing with one side looking a little too maniacal. And considering he’s holding a baseball bat it just adds to the looney effect.

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Nick Martin | July 26th, 2014 | News

[SDCC] Yahoo Movies Wants to Make Someone Happy

Missed out on Comic Con, or weren’t one of the eight people or so who got one of the exclusive sets? Yahoo Movies has you covered! They’re offering one lucky follower a chance to win Rocket’s Gunship and the Ghost mini exclusives! Head to the post for some more information, but here are the rules to enter!

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:

Rocket blocks! I want to win #SDCC exclusives from @LEGO_Group and @yahoomovies: http://yhoo.it/LEGOSDCC #YGiveaway #LEGOSDCC

Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 p.m. PT on August 4, 2014. Winners will be notified on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

[SDCC] Detailed look At Two-Faced Uni-Kitty

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Someone managed to get their hands on a copy of tomorrows Uni-Kitty exclusive giveaway early and chat troll murphquake spread ijustine’s joy on his tumblr. It appears that she actually has two printed faces instead of a double sided one, but we’ll be certain when we see packaging. This is the figure that tops my exclusive envy for this year, with todays Tacky Batman being second. Good luck to those in the draw.

Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds Cast and Characters To Season 2

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The other day brought news of Lucy Lawless joining the cast in an unknown role which has now been confirmed to be agent Isabelle Hardley. It isn’t known if this will just be a guest shot or a recurring character, but time will tell. Then the panel yesterday in Ballroom 20 at SDCC dropped even more teasers about the upcoming season. I’ll let Agent Billy tell you who is going to be dropping in…

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Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Concept Art For Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron & (the cursed) Ant Man

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In anticipation of Marvel’s big Hall H presentation at SDCC today, they’ve been trickling out teaser art for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. Last week came the first image of the films namesake villain, Ultron and the last couple days have seen these eight teaser posters pop, two at a time to create one massive scene of the movies heroes being completely over run by Ultron drones.

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We just need Thor and the Hulk to complete this image, but the real stand out part is the inclusion of the floating caped Vision on Quicksilver’s panel. Man, am I glad he’s got the cape.

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Meanwhile the Ant Man film that I now believe to be cursed released this concept art poster that shows Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, looking suspiciously like Kurt Russell. The film just lost the three recently added villains, Patrick (Nite Owl) Wilson left due to scheduling and Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman have also dropped out. Rumour is that they left due to the same creative differences that drove off the films original director, Edgar Wright.

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You can expect more news as it breaks and as I get the time to post it in the next couple of days.

[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 26th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, News

[SDCC] Stay Puft Marshmallow Man On Display

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Remember the LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man sculpture we featured last week? When I got the pictures, it wasn’t clear at the time what was to be done with the sculpture, at least it wasn’t made known to my contacts. Not that it matters much though, because if you happen to be at the LEGO booth at Comic Con this weekend, go hit up the retail store section and check it out. They put it behind a glass case along with a small street section and 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set to make a pretty nice display. I LOVE this statue and would pay good money for it. More pics below.

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Don "Solo" Reitz | July 25th, 2014 | Contests

MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns Sign Up Deadline 24 Hour Warning!

mocmadnesslogo2014-4 The Comic Con news of flowing in pretty steadily, so here’s a friendly reminder that the open round of building in our current contest is coming to a close tomorrow night. Make sure to get those steampunkified  starfighters submitted by 11:59pm PST on July 26th, because any that come in after the deadline won’t make it to the poll. If you’ve missed the earlier post and you’re feeling ambitious you still have time to put together an entry to participate so check out the full rules are in the submission thread. We’ve passed 30 entries at this point and it’s already shaping up to be a rough first round. Best of luck to all of you!

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.