You know what that means, we could finally have an opportunity to buy an official set with Batman’s latest ride. Assuming you didn’t buy the original, or the one that is currently on shelves now… Brent Waller is the man behind this Tumbler, which is one of many on CUUSOO and his goal was to create what he felt was the most accurate LEGO Tumbler in minifig scale. That’s a tricky mission and in my opinion a true minifigure scale vehicle would be able to accommodate enough figures to have one behind each of it’s dual windows. Would that look too wide? Probably, but if I have to choose an inaccurate vehicle I may as well stick with what’s available already. The biggest this going for this creations chances is the fact that it fits within the size they seem to be going for in this range. However, that may work against it as well because LEGO re-engineers the models to fit with their current building standard and that would most likely land it very close to the pre-existing LEGO versions anyway. This makes it into the June review and I wish him luck in the next stage, my feeling at this point is that he’s really going to need it.
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Project Azazel draws inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy for this neat little vignette. It features ol’ Batsy and Commissioner Gordan. While Gordon’s coat and the LifeLites may not be official LEGO elements, he uses them in a way to they enhance the scene rather than become the focus like so many custom parts tend to do in a MOC. My favorite part is the micro-scale buildings in the background giving a sense of perspective. And they way they’re lit really gives a sense of realism; I had to look twice to make sure they were really built out of LEGO.
Bruce Lowell says he’s wanted to do a Batman based MOC for some time as a tribute to the Nolan films and this art deco poster partly inspired by Batman: TAS was the result. This isn’t the first of of these mosaics I’ve felt needed to be shared and I hope it won’t be the last.
I received this press release in an email this morning detailing Warner Bros. licensing agreements for toys and merch surrounding Nolan’s final Batman film. And seeing as to how the movie is opening up this weekend, I’m a little puzzled as to why it’s being sent out today and not like a few months ago. But that’s not why I’m posting this. I’m posting it because it mentions that LEGO is releasing a set to support the movie. The exact quote is:
I hope these pics will satisfy some of the comic fans out there who’ve been wishing certain figs would pop up asap!
First up on the DC side we have Mister Freeze, Aquaman, a white suited Batman, Bane, Commissioner Gordon with a SWAT flack jacket, hooded Robin, Scarecrow, Arkham jumpsuit Joker, Penguin and what I believe is Harley Quinn in a nurse disquise. I believe these may or may not be based at least in part on the popular Arkham Asylum/City games that I have not had the pleasure to play, though Gordon and Bane to look like they may be based on their movie counterparts.
Next up on the Marvel side we have Spider-man, Nick Fury (Finally!), Venom, Nova, J. Jonah Jameson, Victor Von Doom and I have no idea who the red winged guy is. Human Fly? A new character from the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon? Hopefully Ace can shed some light on him if no one else can.
Seems like a nice line up to me and I’m betting there will be some others who will pop up sooner or later. Check back tonight as Ace hopes to have some more pics of these figures as an update.
Update: Well, that was fast! Ace has secured official pics of all these figs and more and apparently that red winged guy is Beetle. Guess he got an update since his purple suited days in Web Of Spider-man.
Update: there will be other prizes, the below list is just the bigger ticket items.
I just received word that there will be additional prizes to be awarded to the lucky few that win an exclusive minifig today. If you win a minifig, look at the back of it. If you find a sticker, you will win one of the following bonus prizes:
- 18″ LEGO Built Hulk and Batman Model – These are awesome! Like a mini version of the Hulk in our booth!!
- Signed Comic Books
- Green Lantern & Kilowog DC Collectibles Comic-Con Exclusive Figure 2-Packs
- The Batcave signed by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns.
- LEGO Batman 2 Video Games
- Framed LEGO DC and Marvel Model Design Sketches
- Exclusive Superman and Batman Maquettes
- Four-Pack of LEGOLAND California Tickets
- PS Vita Video Game Console
Good luck to all!
Toys’R'Us seems to be the place to be this week. First up they are offering a free LEGO Lord of the Rings “Project case” with any LEGO construction set or board game purchase of $60 or more. You may be tempted to try and pick up some LOTR sets to go along with the case, but be warned that their markup is atrociously high, even by their standards. Case in point: the MSRP on 9472 Attack on Weathertop is $59.99 (Amazon); TRU’s asking price is $79.99, a full $20 more. If you’re not interested in trying to do math and figure out what sets to purchase to get the case for free, you may be able to just buy it outright for $13.99.
They are also offering a free Aragorn poster with any LEGO LOTR purchase, but the markup doesn’t make it worth it. A $20 markup for a $5 poster? I’ve seen better deals on fake bridges.
And finally, this Saturday June 16th from 2-4pm, Toys’R'Us stores are hosting a LEGO build event where you can build a Batman and/or a
Captain America Superman shield and then take it home with you. Hopefully it will run much more smoothly this time around than it did for the Cars 2 build event. If anyone finds any pictures of what they might look like, please add it to the forum thread.
Update: forum member ufjason provided us with the following image:
I stand corrected: it’s Batman and Superman, and not Captain America like I originally thought. I have no idea where I got Captain America from. Maybe I saw the word “shield” and switched out Superman’s name since, you know, he doesn’t use a shield. Why couldn’t they use the “symbol” or “logo”? Anyways, thanks ufjason!
It’s always a treat to see how LEGO decorates the corners of their booth at Toy Fair. This year they are understandably making a push on their hot new IP line, LEGO Super Heroes, and their feminist-angering girl-friendly line, LEGO Friends.
The Super Heroes corners was the most interesting. Rather than going with a mural or a large statue, a bas relief of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman adorned one corner. It was a combination of a studs-out mural type of build with a traditional sculpture construction technique.
And finally, LEGO had an approximately six-and-a-half-feet-by-six-and-a-half-feet tall sculpture of the Hulk minifig on the conventional hall floor. Lean, mean, and green, it will probably give you an idea of what the final painted face will look like for Hulk if you squint your eyes and blur your vision a bit.
Lino Martins is never afraid to push the envelope. For the latest LUGNuts challenge, Batmobile: 2025, his contribution is like no other Batmobile I’ve ever seen. Conceived as a COE, steeped in retro art deco, armored to the gills and badass front to back. I can just imagine what this would sound like roaring down the streets of Gotham.