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Ace Kim | July 10th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] LEGO Panels and Events for Comic Con Friday

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Today is Friday, unofficially known as Marvel day. And today is the day you can try your luck in getting the two Marvel-based exclusives: the Throne of Ultron set, pictured above, and the new Captain America minifigure whom I like to call Captain Falcon. I mean, it just makes sense, right?. It’s a pretty light day otherwise for LEGO-related panels and events. There’s also the LEGO Dimensions experience at the Hard Rock which I highly suggest you go and check out. Once you play through the demo, you can get this print:

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7:00am LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Throne of Ultron 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 after 12:30pm.

11:00am LEGO Ninjago Product Reveal
LEGO Booth #2829
I erroneously reported that Ninjago was yesterday. Yesterday was the BvS Batmobile. Today is going to be the Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu set.

12:30pm Minifig Giveaway – Captain Falcon
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. The line started early, around 12:00noon and lasted until a little before 3pm and they ran out.

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I wasn’t there for yesterday’s demo but I think it’s LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

3:00pm to 7:00pm LEGO Dimensions Hands-On Demo
Legends Ballroom 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 Nathan Sawaya, brick artist, from 4:00 – 5:00pm.

Ace Kim | July 9th, 2015 | LEGO Dimensions, News

[SDCC] LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who Level Is AMAZING

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I went to the LEGO Dimensions hands-on experience over at the Hard Rock Hotel today. Today would be the first time that the game would be playable by the public. There were only a handful of playable levels though none of the levels were complete; they were just complete enough to give you a taste of what you can expect. And the little morsel of Doctor Who we were able to try out just blew my mind.

At the end of the recently released trailer, you can see a gallery of the different Doctors that are in the game answering one of the questions I kept hearing when Doctor Who was announced: which doctor would get the lead role. WBIE answered with “all of them”. That’s right, you can select which doctor you want to play as right off the bat. Alternatively, if you play as, say, the third Doctor and lose all your hearts, when you regenerate you come back as the fourth doctor. Each doctor has it’s own look and feel and animations.

But wait, there’s more! The Tardis acts like any other vehicle on the outside. You can get in and pilot it around as you would any other hovering, blue, police call box. But once inside, this is where the magic happens. This is where you can select your Doctor character. Not only that but you can select the music you listen to based on iconic songs from the series. AND, once you exit and re-enter the Tardis, the interior decor will change to match the Doctor character you are playing. For instance, if you select the very first Doctor, the interior of the Tardis will be rendered in black and white. Check out the footage below:

WBIE put in a lot of effort and care into making the Doctor Who level as complete as can be; at least that’s how the demo felt and the demo level wasn’t even very long. The character selection, music options, and Tardis functionality feels like complete fan service but it’s done so well that you’ll wish everything in life could offer as much options and be as cleverly put together. I was really impressed with Doctor Who.

I managed to snap off the following pictures of the Doctor Who minifig you get with the level pack, as well as the Tardis:

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I’ll have more footage of the Doctor Who level as well as the other levels either tomorrow or the next day.

Ace Kim | July 9th, 2015 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Arsenal Has Double-Printed Head

   
 In case you were wondering, Arsenal has a double printed head. And I must be exhausted or the lighting is just that weird in my hotel room right now because his hood and arms don’t quite look like normal dark red to me. I’ll have to investigate further after I get some sleep. 

   
 

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.

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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

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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

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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!

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

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

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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.