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Ace Kim | August 23rd, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Ben Affleck Cast As The Next Batman

Ben Affleck - Batman
image courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

Yep. It’s true. That is the man that will be playing Batman in the next installment of the Superman franchise. Hollywood Reporter as well as a dozen of other sites are reporting that Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman in Zach Snyder’s next Superman movie set to open July 17, 2015. In unrelated and at the same time related news, the Warner Bros.’ Justice League movie is still tentatively scheduled for a summer 2015 release (as far as I can tell) to compete against The Avengers 2, but no date is set in stone yet and no. This will be the first time that Batman and Superman appear in a film together. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman.

Why Ben Affleck you may ask?

“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent, and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character,” said Greg Silverman, Warner Bros.’ president of creative development and worldwide production.

and:

Added Snyder: “Ben provides an interesting counterbalance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

Ken Robichaud | July 18th, 2013 | LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

Powerpig’s Remarkable Brick Sketches

Bleep Bloop

Surprisingly, there are other things happening in the world at the moment that don’t revolve around SDCC. Chris McVeigh has been busy with these great brick marker sketches that were inspired by his friends actual marker sketches. I’m sure there will be a lot of sketching going on this weekend and hopefully Chris will keep these brick versions coming. You can also check out his first sketch on Facebook.

Bounty SketcherBeware the Batman
Ken Robichaud | May 9th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO CUUSOO, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Tumbler Reaches 10,000 Votes On CUUSOO

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.

Ace Kim | March 12th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, MOC Spotlight

Project Azazel’s The Batman Rooftop Vig

The Batman

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.

Ken Robichaud | October 5th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, MOC Spotlight

Bruce Lowell’s Silent Guardian

The Silent Guardian - 3D Batman Mosaic

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.

Ace Kim | July 19th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

The Dark Knight Rises LEGO Set?

The Bat

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:

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Ken Robichaud | July 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Sneak Peak @ Next Years LEGO Super Hero Lineup

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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.

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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.

VenomSpider-ManNovaNick FuryJonah JamesonDoctor DoomBeetleScarecrowRobinPenguinMr. FreezeJokerIvyHarleyGuardCommissioner GordonBlack Winged BatmanBatmanBaneAquaManWhite Suit Batman

Ace Kim | July 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

SDCC Friday’s Minifig Bonus Prizes

Update: there will be other prizes, the below list is just the bigger ticket items.

Hulk

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!

Ace Kim | July 11th, 2012 | Events, LEGO

LEGO Announces SDCC 2012 Plans

LEGO

Here’s LEGO’s official press release detailing their presence at SDCC this year. tl;dr? Yeah, me neither.
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Ace Kim | June 13th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Free LEGO Lord of the Rings Project Case, Buildable Batman, Captain America Shields

LEGO Lord of the Rings Project Case

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!