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Nick Martin | September 8th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Avenger’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier hits 10k supporters on Ideas

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Looks like we have another 10k supporters on an Ideas model, this time, the massive S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier by YoSub Do. It is a hugely impressive model, but I know I’m not alone that this set is never, ever, going to be made. Outside of the absurdly high piece count (22,694) and the fact that the ship wasn’t actually built, it was created in LDD which means that it’s ignoring that pesky nemesis gravity… it’s just not the kind of set that Ideas has ever been interested in producing. Anyone here interested in dropping two or three grand on any one LEGO set? They’re not interested in making $100 sets out of some strong products

I would have loved to see an official LEGO Helicarrier, but I think it’s probably safe to assume that particular vehicle has been played out in the MCU. I’m also skeptical that Marvel, for all it’s exposure, has the kind of power that Star Wars has to justify huge sets like even a vastly scaled down helicarrier would be. UCS is a risky proposition for LEGO if it wasn’t also pulling in the Star Wars fans. Other big sets haven’t traditionally fared as well, and lingered or languished.

It’s one of those things that bothers me about Ideas… these builds would be awesome but so many times it’s more like demanding that science get around to cloning Unicorns. Just a wee bit unrealistic in expectations. Congrats to YoSub for getting the support, though. It’s a lot harder now, and there’s obviously a lot of people that like it.

Ace Kim | July 8th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

SDCC: Skottie Young Avengers Poster

Skottie Young Avengers Poster

At last year’s San Diego Comic Con, Marvel was selling pre-orders for their Avengers ultimate 10-disc box set and as an incentive, you received this awesome poster. Plans fell through on that box set, and it was released much later than the expected date. Now, if you’re headed to Comic Con, and are a fan of Skottie Young, and want to purchase Phase One of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe on Blu-ray in a 6-disc set, then this deal may be for you. Mr. Young has created the above poster and Marvel is including it as an incentive if you purchase the box set at the Marvel booth. Price is $150 for everything. On a side note, Amazon is selling that amazing 10-disc limited edition set which includes Blu-ray copies of the film in the special case with the Tesseract for $155. Don’t know what other goodies are included in the SDCC 2013 version, but we’ll see. More info below:

Phase 1 Marvel Cinematic Universe Blu-Ray Collector’s Set w/ limited-edition 24 x 36 Marvel’s The Avengers theatrical homage poster by Skottie Young.

Bring home a piece of cinema history with Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Blu-Ray! This collector’s set includes all six Avenger’s films from Phase One and other amazing collectibles. But wait, there’s more. As a special exclusive ONLY AVAILABLE at the San Diego convention, we are also including a limited edition theatrical homage poster as a special gift with purchase for anyone who buys the Box Set at the Marvel booth. This limited-run poster (production run of 350 posters), is illustrated by Skottie Young and and hand-numbered. Not only that, but Skottie Young will be on hand during preview night signing these super rare posters! Price: $150.00

via Comic Book Movie

Ace Kim | June 7th, 2012 | Marvel Comics, News

Marvel’s Avengers on DVD/Blu-ray Details

Marvel's Avengers 10-disc set

While I’m still basking in the afterglow from watching the Avengers movie, I was surprised to find out a few days ago that some details for the DVD sets have been “released”. Most of the details have been gleaned from Amazon.com so I’ll just summarize the key points here for you along with their current pre-order price. And if you pre-order now, you’re guaranteed the lowest price should it drop any further between the time you order and the time it ships, which is rumored to be around September 25th.
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Ace Kim | May 4th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Free Avengers Poster At Select Theaters

Remember this poster?

LEGO Avengers Poster

And are you going to see the Avengers today? I’ve been told that a fair number of them will be given away today at select theaters that are showing the Avengers film. Unfortunately, there is no list of which theaters will be participating in this promotion but you may want to call ahead or maybe you’ll just get lucky. Me? I’ll be lucky if I even get to see it in theaters. Ah… life with a baby…

Ace Kim | February 13th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

More Avengers Set Images

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Marvel.com published an article yesterday with some official promotional pictures of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers sets. Hulk’s face is purposefully shadowed out. The LEGO booth at New York Toy Fair had the same prototype Hulk that was shown at San Diego Comic Con. If a final painted version exists, it hasn’t been seen or photographed yet. This is probably as close as it gets, for now anyway. More pics rehosted below, hi res available on their respective flickr pages.

Thanks to Pontus Lee for writing it in.

And Iron Man is still ugly.

6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle 1
6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle 2
6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout
6867 Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape
Avengers Minifigures

Photos from “>Marvel.com