Posts Tagged ‘Lego Super Heroes’
Earlier today wog.ch (website for a game shop in Switzerland) posted some new upcoming sets for sale with box art for each and set images for the Star Wars kits to boot. Here are some direct links to the listings:
2013 Super Hero Sets
76000 Arctic Batman vs Mr Freeze – Aquaman on the Ice
76004 Spider Cycle Chase
2013 Star Wars Sets
75000 Clone Trooper vs. Droidekas
75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers
75003 A-Wing Starfighter
75004 Z-95 Headhunter
75005 Rancor Pit
75012 BARC Speeder
75013 Umbarran MHC
Thanks to Kez for the initial tipoff about the new Heros sets as they were discovered, to Jake at GrooveBricks for the mirrored Star Wars set pic gallery (because who doesn’t think these will get pulled?), and to Jeremy as well for the link to the mirrored pics again on Hothbricks.
The deadline to enter the Super Hero Stop Motion Cinema Contest is approaching fast and to make everyone’s life a little easier, LEGO has updated their Super Heroes Movie Maker app (free download) with two key improvements. Now you can upload your masterpiece directly to YouTube. Also, got some takes you want to delete? Well now you can delete unwanted projects right from the gallery. And if you have a really long movie, like over a minute and a half or so, the app will now be able to compile the entire video. You can update the app directly on your iOS device or through iTunes.
There’s about one week left to enter and your chances are pretty good at walking away with one of the two most coveted promotional figures ever made. Good luck!
Thanks to zhouston for heads up.
Every once and a while, there comes a LEGO set I can’t put down. There is something about it that feels right, whether in the way it looks or its substance. I get this feeling that reminds me of that day in May way back in 1999 when I opened my first LEGO Star Wars set, the X-wing. As I built it, I knew it was something special, and once it was complete, I thought I’d never take it apart. It deserved to stay together because those pieces came together into something that worked. 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle is a set that awakens those feelings of nostalgia and memories of a simpler, less cynical time. It’s a set that captures something that’s been missing from so many sets in recent years. (more…)
Thanks to forum member Pro_Ice for pointing out the new LEGO Super Heroes Marvel Universe sets have appeared at Toys R Us for pre-order. They’ve listed an estimated ship date of April 10th, but given The Avengers is a tentpole film release you can bet these sets will be widely available on or around that date at most major retailers. But, if you’re that impatient, the “TRU Tax” doesn’t appear to be in full effect yet, with the larger sets still at MSRP, so for the time being TRU is just a good a place as any (and if you spend over $75 you’ll qualify for free shipping). Check out the forums for a run down of all the new pics (no high-res yet) and links to the sets.
Do you remember back in 2006 when this set was known as 7779 The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit? Stop. Don’t answer that. It’s a trick question. This set is not 7779. It can’t be. There’s no dragster. No, instead, 6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase (say that five times fast) comes with a traffic light and three fewer pieces. And a $12.99 price tag. I wanted to like this set. I thought it would fill the hole in my brick-loving heart left by missing out on 7779. I thought wrong.
The final winners of LEGO’s Super Heroes Unite! contest have been revealed! And they’re mostly videos, which is a little one-sided if you ask me, especially considering some of the phenomenal entries that weren’t moving pictures. Anyway, big congrats to November’s 1st place winners, Kris Theorin (above) and Paul Hollingsworth (below), who will be getting their hands on the entire DC Universe line-up of LEGO Super Heroes and a maquette. Hit the link to check out all other winners including the grand prize winner, Dan Glasure, who also happened to be one of October’s 1st place winners. I guess that guy’s going to be loaded up on LEGO Super Heroes sets. Also, does anyone think they’ll do another contest for this summer’s Marvel sets?
The entry period for LEGO’s Super Heroes Unite! Contest may be over, but the excitement continues as the latest round of winners are announced! Coming in first place for October is Dan Glasure with the stop-motion video “It’s Just Your Imagination” and artwork by Stanley Iu, “How to Make LEGO Better.” Congratulations to both who get to take home a lovely (I’m sure, since I haven’t actually seen it) porcelain maquette, not to mention the entire 2012 DC Collection of LEGO Super Heroes sets!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of October’s winners here and stay tuned next month for the exciting conclusion as the final round of winners–including the grand prize winner–are announced.