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Ace Kim| July 18th, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] TVInsider Reveals LEGO Exclusive Minifig Vixen From DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow

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The first of I am guessing two LEGO minifig exclusives is finally revealed by way of TVInsider: Vixen from DC’s Legends of Tomrrow. What you never heard of that show? It’s that one show on the WB channel that has that Atom character that was last year’s DC-based minifigure giveaway. Vixen will be given away on both Friday, July 21 and Sunday, July 23. Your chance to win will be starting at 12:30 upstairs in the Sails Pavilion area. No word on whether or not Press badges will be allowed, but that seems to be the rule now. Exhibitor badges will definitely not be allowed of course. Good luck to everyone else!

Nick Martin| July 15th, 2017 | News

Star Wars – The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes Featurette

Disney’s D23 is usually a source of new trailers and info, and this year is certainly no different. I have to say, though, there are so many feels in seeing Carrie Fisher in several places and knowing this is the last we are going to see of her. There is just so much amazing stuff seemingly going on in this, from the practical effects to the animatronics to the new characters obviously just enjoying being around one another… I now don’t just anticipate the December 15th release, but the future Bluray release as well so I can watch the features.

 

Nick Martin| July 15th, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Previews new DC Super Heroes sets for SDCC

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When I think LEGO, I think Forbes, which is why it makes perfect sense the outlet got the exclusive first look at some upcoming DC Super Heroes sets that will be at SDCC next week. I suppose it fits, LEGO only sees as as lines on a spreadsheet at this point anyway, but hey, some new sets. Three sets are going to be available at the con, 76096 Superman-Krypto Team-Up, which will feature Lobo (and a reuse of the Scooby Doo mold), 76097 Lex Luther Mech Takedown, and 76098 Speed Force Freeze Pursuit.

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There are some interesting things to be had in the sets. I’m really not a fan of Lobo, but I know he’s a favorite to a lot of other people of my generation. Round nets, plenty of those terrible action shooter things, Reverse Flash, and probably the most important for those of us trying to build up a proper justice league, what looks to be Cheetah. I’d be more excited about Cheetah, but that representation looks a bit phoned in for my tastes, given how important of a character she is. Though those trans-green wings on the Krypto set gives me a Jedi Interceptor mash-up idea…

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Ace Kim| July 10th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

TIE Striker for $40

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And here I thought I found a great deal when I got one for $50 but this deal trumps that one. Right now, Amazon is selling 75154 TIE Striker for just two Jacksons. Regular price is $69.99, a whopping 43% discount brings it down to $39.99 and qualifies for free shipping! Noice.

If you’d rather throw money at the big W, Walmart has the same set at the same price

Ace Kim| June 30th, 2017 | LEGO Ideas, News

LEGO Announces 10258 London Bus

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LEGO announced earlier today their newest D2C set and entry in the Expert vehicle sub-theme, 10258 London Bus. This $139.99 USD set has 1,686 pieces and will be released on August 1, 2017. It comes with a variety of customization options including alternative license plates and banner ads.

The rest of the images are below, followed by the official press release. We were never sent the designer video, but there’s a ton of them uploaded to YouTube. You can see one here.

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10258 London Bus

Ages 16+. 1,686 pieces.

US $139.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 119.99€ – UK £109.99 – DK 999.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

All aboard the London Bus!

Celebrate iconic design with this charming double-decker London Bus, featuring a wealth of authentic details, including a bright-red color scheme, panoramic windshield, specially made standard-tread tires, destination sign, and an open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the upper sightseeing deck. Functions include an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with a sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior with worn look seating and additional authentic details, including a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum. Reversible transit advertising posters are also provided as printed labels with a 1950s or present-day London promotion. This LEGO® Creator Expert model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm.

• The London Bus comes with an array of brick-built features and details, including large windows, bright red curved bodywork, panoramic windshield, reversible transit advertising posters provided as printed labels, specially made standard-tread tires and a destination sign. It also has an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior.
• Interior details include worn look seating, open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the sightseeing deck. Additional authentic detailing includes a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum elements.
• Choose your favorite decade with the miniature, reversible transit advertising posters, featuring a 1950s or present day London promotion.
• Remove the roof and upper deck for full access to the detailed interior.
• Slide open the driver’s door to access the detailed cab with panoramic windscreen.
• Lift the hood to access the engine.
• Special elements include a new tire with standard tread, quarter bows and arches in red, and 1x1x1 A2/3 bricks with vertical studs.
• This model is scaled for shelf display alongside other models in the LEGO® Creator Expert vehicle series.
• Measures over 7” (18cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
August 1, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:
US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2017 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Ace Kim| June 29th, 2017 | News, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie

WBIE Announces The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game

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In a move that should surprise no one, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games formerly announce The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game. Actually, I’m kinda surprised they didn’t push this into a Dimensions Story Pack since that badly needs a life preserver. The game will be released on the same day the movie opens in theaters, September 22, 2017, and will be available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Full press release below the video:

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES

AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE

THE LEGO ® NINJAGO® MOVIE VIDEO GAME

Players Will Experience the Action-Packed Movie as Their Favorite Characters

While Mastering the Art of “Ninjagility”

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Burbank, Calif. – June 29, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie Video Game that will allow players to delve into the world of the new big-screen animated adventure The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC on September 22, 2017, the same day the movie opens in theaters nationwide.

“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game brings the non-stop action and thrilling combat of the film into the living room so kids can embark on their own Ninjago adventures,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Enhanced movements will help players traverse Ninjago with the fluidity and grace of a secret ninja warrior and improve their combat skills.”

“The LEGO Group is pleased to extend the Ninjago play experience with The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game,” said Sean McEvoy, VP Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “Fans will love playing as their favorite Ninjago heroes and joining an epic adventure of good versus evil.”

In the game, players battle their way through waves of enemies with honor and skill as their favorite ninjas Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu to defend their home island of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. To do so, they must master the art of Ninjagility which allows them to traverse Ninjago by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills. Players can harness the power of Spinjitzu combat to defend Ninjago together.

The game features eight large, action-packed locations based on the story of The LEGO NINJAGO Movie. Each location includes its own unique Challenge Dojo where players can put their combat skills to the test and battle with increasingly tougher enemies. And with Battle Maps, players can go up against their friends and family in four different game modes, with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players.

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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About TT Games

TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Indiana Jones™, LEGO® Batman™ and LEGO® Harry Potter™, as well as popular titles LEGO®Marvel™ Super Heroes, LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers and LEGO® Jurassic World™. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.

About The LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

About The LEGO NINJAGO Movie

In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

Opening September 22, 2017, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Olivia Munn, and Jackie Chan. It is directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan, from a screenplay by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys. “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” is produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Maryann Garger and Chris McKay. Executive producers are Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone, with John Powers Middleton as co-producer. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

© 2017 The LEGO Group. ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (S17)

LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME software © 2017 TT Games Ltd. Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and the Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO group. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE © The LEGO Group & Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Ace Kim| June 29th, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Reveals Justice League Sets

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LEGO sent over official assets for the upcoming Justice League sets. These sets were notably absent from the Toy Fair preview so this is your first official look at the sets. We only received a box shot of one of them, and that was intentional. I suppose providing any more images would have been spoiling something, so click ahead if you dare. All three sets will be available August 1, 2017 at your local or internet retailer, and possibly slightly sooner. Like maybe at San Diego Comic Con.

Possible spoilers ahead.

Ace Kim| June 27th, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Supergirl, Martian Manhunter Brickheadz Comic Con Exclusive Revealed

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I have no idea who got the exlusive on this one, it wasn’t THR, but thankfully LEGO revealed their next Comic Con exclusive on their twitter timeline. This time they’re dipping into the DC universe and offering a Supergirl and Martian Manhunter two-pack. Since the Marvel two-pack of Spidey and Venom is available on Thursday and Saturday, I’m guessing the DC pack will be available on Friday and Sunday.

With Brickheadz being SDCC exclusives two years running, I think it’s safe to say that they are here to stay. Good luck to all in your attempts to get these.

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Ace Kim| June 26th, 2017 | News, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie

Final The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Collectible Minifigures Revealed

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The final reveals for this batch of figures went out Friday, but a personal issue prevented me from doing any updates, so now I’m playing ketchup. Here we have Unikitty Superfan (pictured above) (N-POP Girl), Halloween Costume Luhloyd (Lloyd), Office Job Garmadon (Flashback Garmadon), Angry Mode Garmadon (Garmadon), Ugly Christmas Sweater Hiker (Zane), Tank Top Metal Head (Cole), Octopus Head (Shark Army Octopus), Angler Fish Guy (Shark Army Angler), Totally Not Batman In Disguise (GPL Tech), and Stick Boy (Kai Kendo). I think the series will be available sometime around September.

The original post has been updated.

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Nick Martin| June 26th, 2017 | News

Spider-Man and Venom Lego BrickHeadz SDCC Exclusive

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The Hollywood Reporter had an exclusive reveal for the first of the SDCC LEGO exclusives (because when I think LEGO, I think of… everything other than THR), a Spider-Man and Venom Brick ‘H’eadz set. These really aren’t my thing, but a lot of people out there seem to love them. I will admit the printing is pretty interesting on the parts. The set will run $40 and is only available on Thursday and Saturday, with tickets. So, expect the usual level of LEGO nonsense, shenanigans, and terrible execution if you’re attending the Con and want to get them.

 

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