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Ace Kim | October 8th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

More Promo Polybags: Electro from ASM2 and Ravager Rocket Raccoon with Baby Groot

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So there’s a couple of new promotional polybags that I was recently made aware of.

First up is Electro from Amazing Spider-Man 2. As far as I know this was a promotional item given away at LEGO’s truck tour events known as Kids Fest. This is the only set ever made for the movie and as far as I’ve been able to gather, has never been made available anywhere else. There are a few on eBay with the prices going through the roof already so be prepared to mortgage your children to get one.

Next up is Rocket Raccoon in his Ravagers uniform holding a gun in one hand and a Groot sapling in another. First of all, yes, I did report previously that the Rocket Raccoon figure was exclusive to the San Diego Comic Con but that’s only because that was what was communicated to me by LEGO’s public relations representative. I’ve compared the picture on the bag with the one in my hand and they are identical. Second of all, I don’t care. Normally I’d be all up in arms about this saying LEGO’s pants are on fire but not so much. Could be that I’m just getting old. Could be that I have way too much on my plate to worry about insignificant details like this. Could be that I’m jaded. /shrug. Or it could be that I just want this set with the Groot sapling. And see, this is a proper way to do exclusives. For those that want the mini Warbird set with Rocket can go nuts trying to get the SDCC set. Or if you just want the figure, you can try to get this polybag which offers something a little different and arguably something just as desirable and yet is still an exclusive but at a much broader scale. It is just AWESOME. So far, all signs point to it showing up in Canada Toys’R’Us stores in the near future if it hasn’t already. No word yet on US or overseas availability.

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Many thanks go to the peeps in the FBTB chat room for the news and lively discussion. Images by neoape.

Ace Kim | August 26th, 2014 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, News

The LEGO Group at Fan Expo Canada This Weekend

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Fan Expo Canada is happening THIS weekend starting Thursday August 28th through Sunday August 31st at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. NOT this past weekend. Of course, *I* wouldn’t make THAT mistake… mixing up dates like that…. From what I’ve heard/read, it sounds like the San Diego Comic Con of the Great White North so it sounds like a FANTASTICALLY crowded good time!

LEGO sent over a press release detailing their presence at the convention and there are some interesting things to note.

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Ken Robichaud | August 6th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Many saw this film as a crazy Avengers in space Star Wars ripoff, that was too obscure to appeal to a wide audience and was likely going to be Marvel’s next misstep if not their biggest flop. Less than a week and over $170 million later, there’s only one thing to say to those folks… I. Am. Groot!

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[SDCC] The Statues of The LEGO Booth

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The LEGO booth is home to a record number of statues this year, totalling five in all. We’ve already posted images of the LEGO Batcycle and a few snaps of the other statues but I thought I’d try taking a few more.

Choppers head actually moves by rotating left and right and features its front wheel which was missing from the previous photos released of the statue. At first I thought its two legs were actually going into the table until I realized that the angle was built that way on purpose.

My favorite one is the of Spider-Man complete with webbed up camera.

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Ace Kim | July 17th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas

[SDCC] LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Statue to Debut at Comic Con

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LEGO sent over some more assets of what’s in store for fans hitting up the their booth at next week’s Comic Con. Namely the LEGO statue of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

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Stay Puft is made up 2,654 bricks and took over 60 hours to make. His 25″ tall, 19″ wide and weighs about 18 lbs. They should totally sell this as a set. They also sent over a time-lapse video of Model Designers building Stay Puft:

Also, some more pictures of the Raccoon + Groot statue are below.

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Ace Kim | July 17th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] LEGO Comic Con Exclusives Revealed – Guardians of the Galaxy’s The Collector, Classic TV Batmobile, and Star Wars Ghost Starship

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Once again, the Wall Street Journal is the place to be for they have spilled the beans partially on LEGO’s offerings for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Pictured above is The Collector from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. He is the first of four minifigures to be given away at SDCC and so far the only one to be revealed.

And that’s not all. The last paragraph of the article states the following:

The two other Lego sets that will be sold at the Lego booth are of a Batmobile from the classic television series, and of the Ghost starship from “Star Wars.” Each is priced at $39.99 and Lego will sell 1000 of each set during the show, capped at 250 per day

Oh. My. Freakin’. God. A classic tv series LEGO Batmobile would make my head explode. Based on the price point, it is feasible that it could be a regular set since the Ecto-1 and DeLorean sets were priced about the same. But looking at the LEGO Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird announcement from yesterday which features a mini ship at the same price, I’m left wondering. I can only hope that the Batmobile is regular sized but we’ll find out next week.

The article also shows off a lifesized Rocket Raccoon and Groot statue made out of Megabloks just kidding LEGO.

I have to go catch my breath now.

via Tohst via PepaQuin

Ken Robichaud | February 20th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Meet The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Update: The first poster is online now too. You’re welcome.


Chris “The Special” Pratt as Peter Jason Quill aka “Star Lord”

Did you watch the Guardians Of The Galaxy trailer and have the same reaction as the guard when Star Lord told him who he was? Well these videos won’t answer all of your questions (or many at all likely), but they do give you a quick inside look at the characters and a little bit of behind the scenes footage. Oh and you get to hear Rocket speak, if you’re interested in that kind of thing.


Zoe Saldana as Gamora

Dave Batista as Drax aka “The Destroyer”

Vin Diesel as Groot

Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon

I always heard Rocket’s voice in my head as sorta Brittish, but I still can’t wait.

There is going to be A LOT of marketing around this movie. It may seem difficult to believe now, but Tony Stark was a second string hero in Marvel’s roster before he blew up on screen in 2008’s Iron Man. Prepare to be bombarded folks. These videos come within 48 hours of the first trailer and the movie is more then five months away.