While many are no doubt less than thrilled about more sets featuring the easy to get adoptive brothers Thor and Loki, I’ll be happy if it brings some good sets period. I’m stoked that this trailer confirms that the sequel will be the next step in Marvel’s move to a more cosmic scale. I enjoyed the first film and look forward to November to see if they can improve the franchise and the figs. With any luck, Natalie Portman may be the next actor to be represented in minifig form for multiple characters, we’ll get some updated looks and an Odin fig. End of list.
On May the 4th, you can build a MINI version 75018 Jek-14′s Stealth Starfighter at participating Toys’R'Us stores. The event time is from 12-2pm. At least I’m pretty sure it’s at TRU stores since the photo is at the tail end of a string of photos taken at the store. Be sure to call your local store to make sure the event will take place. Now you have two places to go to that day.
This happened a few days ago but I finally have some time to catch up. If you’ve been trying to get your hands on what looks to be a fantastic Lone Ranger line, you can pick up the full line or just the ones you want from both Amazon and LEGO Shop@Home. The prices are the same no matter which site you shop from. Amazon doesn’t charge tax to most states. Amazon has free shipping on orders $25 or more, free with no minimum if you’re a Prime member; Shop@Home will ship for free at $75 or more but you also get VIP points. You can’t lose no matter which option you pick, so pick your poison and play well:
- 79106 Cavalry Builder Set $12.99
- 79107 Comanche Camp $19.99
- 79108 Stagecoach Escape $29.99
- 79109 Colby City Showdown $49.99
- 79110 Silver Mine Shootout $69.99
- 79111 Constitution Train Chase $99.99
The newest (and hopefully last) trailer for Zach Snyder’s next attempt to impress/enrage comic book fans comes with the major players in Clark Kent’s life laying out his possible destiny as a symbol of hope for mankind. A lot of changes to the mythos on this one, but if Snyder can deliver even half of the experience the original film gave its audience back in ’78, it should be worth the price of admission.
It only took me about 48 hours to post these new LEGO-ized Iron Man 3 posters after they popped up on ComicBookMovie.com on Saturday, but better late than never. Of course, what caught my eye was the unwarranted inclusion of the Iron Patriot armour in both posters. I hate the thought that he’d pop up as a hard to get exclusive, but the hope is alive either way.
Another Friday and we are blessed with a new episode of TMNT, titled “Enemy of my Enemy”. Of course, Nick.com doesn’t have the preview up online, so YouTube user AkariDreamsTMNT put up his own recorded copy. Zap2it provides the following synopsis:
After witnessing the Kraang in action, Karai realizes the seriousness of the alien threat and proposes an alliance with the Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs tonight at 7pm on Nick.
The latest project to achieve its 10,000 supporters over at LEGO CUUSOO is the Mini Shop Series by Pekko. It moves into the June review window and while CUUSOO has said that these sets are meant to be one off releases, I think there is still hope for this one. The LEGO brand store is already represented with the store opening exclusive 3300003 even if it is more of a microscale set. I’d say the real question is whether or not LEGO still has connections with McDonald’s. Mickey D’s has released a few different LEGO toys in their Happy Meals over the years, including one that should be familiar to long-time fans of the site. Could this arrangement still go both ways? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Forum member jallenuk tweeted us some out-of-package pics of the upcoming May the Fourth promotional figure, Hoth Han Solo. The pics confirm that the final color of the hood will be brown, and not tan as shown on the packaging. You will need to purchase at least $75 in LEGO Star Wars product from LEGO Shop@Home and LEGO Brand Retail stores to receive the figure. The promotional period is from May 4 to May 5, so in a little over 3 weeks.
The figure looks great but my point of it not having a high enough cool factor is still valid.
The poll ended last night and pleased to bring you the winning entries. In first place by a wide margin is agrahmann’s fantastic arcade console:
In second place, with it’s clever color usage for that old school look, MrAnderson’s Attack of the Shredder:
And tied for third, mryoder’s Sewer Patrol and corneliusmurdock’s Ordering a Pizza:
We decided to forgo the a tie breaker poll and instead will award them both a prize, so to our four winners: congratulations! Ace will get in touch with you this week for shipping details. And to everyone who participated by building and voting: thanks again.