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Nick "dWhisper" Martin | October 24th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

First Trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Thor right around the Corner, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy coming up. The prospect of more Marvel figures, Winter Soldier, Rocket Raccoon. I’m just going to watch these a few more times before I come up with any jokes or comments. Now get me a Dr. Strange movie!

 

Ace "onions" Kim | August 1st, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] LEGO Responds to the Minifigure Giveaway

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I was contacted earlier today by LEGO PR and received the following statement regarding the minifigure giveaway at San Diego Comic Con:

Regarding the SDCC minifigure raffle, we can assure you that, contrary to the speculation, the giveaway was in no way rigged or predetermined. After several years at SDCC where minifigure giveaways have left room for improvement, we did implement a new system this year, which was then adapted at the request of the SDCC organizers. Many of the things that are being discussed online about the manner in which we conducted the raffle are not based in fact.

We acknowledge and regret that there were crowd control issues on Thursday, but those were rectified, and the new process for the raffle ran smoothly for the remainder of the show. We did not distribute specific tickets to specific consumers, nor did we favor children over adults. The raffle was managed randomly in an attempt to be as equitable as possible so that the largest possible audience at the show had a fair chance to win. We are unable to control who wins, and we have no interest in a pre-determined outcome. Our goal is to offer a limited edition collectible to as many fans as possible in a fair and equitable manner. Given the nature of a limited edition giveaway, we understand that fans may be disappointed with the results. We are equally disappointed that there is an audience who receive limited edition figures and then sell them at a premium online; this is not in our interest, nor is it the intention of our activity at SDCC.

It is unfortunate that fan disappointment is manifesting in a proliferation of misinformation about our intentions and/or the manner in which we conducted the raffle. We have worked hard over the years to improve our SDCC raffles and we always seek to learn by doing. As we consider future plans, we will carefully review this year’s experience and the valuable feedback that our fan community shares, in order to continuously deliver a positive brand experience.

What do you think? Thoughts? Reactions?

Ace "onions" Kim | July 31st, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Marvel and DC Minifigure Giveaways: How LEGO Gamed the System Part 3

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This email comes from Joy. No kids to speak of, just a huge fan of LEGO. Her logic made the most sense to me so I was happy when she wrote me. Her email is quite lengthy so let’s get right to it.

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Ace "onions" Kim | July 30th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Marvel and DC Minifigure Giveaways: How LEGO Gamed the System Part 2

Superman up the sleeve

I met Juan during my search for a Black Suit Superman. He’s a nice guy, family man, father of two. Goes to Comic Con every year as a family vacation. His kids are big fans of LEGO. We started comparing notes on our experiences with the minifigure giveaway. And Juan’s perspective is very different than most people I’ve talked to in that he was not only able to score a minifig, he scored all four of the Super Heroes minifigs, including Azog.

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Ace "onions" Kim | July 29th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] Marvel and DC Minifigure Giveaways: How LEGO Gamed the System Part 1

Shell Game

San Diego Comic Con has come and gone and it wasn’t without it’s drama. And by drama, I am referring to LEGO’s handling of the minifigure giveaway. After talking with several con goers, I am convinced that LEGO was selective on who they gave winning tickets to. Bottom line: the system was rigged.

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Ryan "chief" Wood | February 11th, 2013 | MOC Spotlight

MOC Spotlight: Avengers’ Hulk: Rescue Hero

We’ve featured flickr user legoagogo on FBTB before, but his latest scene might be my favorite so far.

Hulk to the rescue

The sense of motion and expert use of the new “brick brick” behind the facade of the building really make this photo pop, and reminds me I need to watch “Avengers” again.

Ryan "chief" Wood | September 24th, 2012 | Sales News

Iron Man 2 for 67% off at Amazon

Whether you like the second Iron Man film or not, this is a great bargain: Blu Ray, DVD, and digital copy for $9.99 at Amazon today, a whopping 67% off! This was the last movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe I hadn’t bought yet, but at this price I finally took the plunge. And tomorrow: Avengers!

Ace "onions" 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!

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | June 3rd, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

The Fast and the Fury-ous

It looks like _Tiler is switching gears. Instead of a classic hot rod ispired Batmobile, he’s gone over to Marvel and built a slick motorcycle for his custom Nick Fury. The bike is neat, but I’ll admit my desire for an official Fury figure is what prompted me to post this. This Fury is simple and well based on the one from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As much as I love the classic comic Nick Fury this one has certainly grown on me in the last few years and I can’t wait for LEGO to hurry up and give us something other than a sneak peak at this master spy.

Ken "buriedbybricks" Robichaud | May 6th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, Reviews

Review: The Avengers

The Avengers Review

Marvel has been building up to this point since Nick Fury made his first appearance at the end of Iron Man in 2008. There have been ups and downs in the outings of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but for the most part they’ve been strong offerings with any blemishes (I’m looking at you Iron Man 2) being forgivable when you look at the the franchise as a whole. To say I’ve been excited about this movie would be an understatement, but even more than the characters individual films this one has a lot to prove. So does it live up to the hype, the legacy and this long time comic fans expectations? The short answer is…

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