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Ace Kim | August 30th, 2014 | LEGO, News

[NYCC] LEGO To Announce New Theme at New York Comic Con


BZPower announced yesterday that they were invited to a special event held by LEGO at New York Comic Con which is happening on Thursday October 9 through Sunday October 12. On Thursday October 9, LEGO will be holding a special panel where a new theme will be announced and would like as many AFOLs to be present as possible. To help facilitate this, LEGO and BZPower are teaming up to give away twelve Thursday passes to attend NYCC. All of the instructions are up on BZPower. You must be able to attend should you win obviously. My guess is that this will be the official announcement of the return of Bionicle.

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | October 16th, 2012 | Events, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

[NYCC] Exclusives

A lot to chew on from this year’s NYCC LEGO booth. We got two new exclusive TMNT minifigures and a new collectible Star Wars tin set.

2012 TMNT NYCC card front 2012 TMNT NYCC card back 2012 TMNT NYCC all 2012 TMNT NYCC back 2012 TMNT NYCC shell 2012 TMNT NYCC skateboard

Honestly I was extremely disappointed that there were two exclusive Ninja Turtles minifigures for NYCC after SDCC had four awesome super hero minifigs earlier this year. Rather than a short cycling line to pick up minifigures, they used a raffle system for the black Ninja Turtle with an awesome NYCC-stickered skateboard. (more…)

[NYCC] New York Comic Con

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I’ve been attending New York Comic Con since 2009. This year was my first time as an exhibitor, which was a completely new experience. I am a member of I LUG NY, the New York tri-state area LEGO User Group. A few months ago, LEGO community relations manager Jim Foulds approached us with the opportunity to create a fan display for the convention. We were asked to have Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and Lord of the Rings represented. A LUG member each took charge of a theme, and we worked in teams over many weeks to build a display. We adopted the MILS standard of building to produce a modular display that could be rearranged depending on what area dimensions we had to fill. It worked out great, and we are all really proud of the result.

Ace Kim | October 14th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[NYCC] LEGO Batman 2 The Movie

Lego Batman 2 The Movie

IGN is reporting that a surprise trailer was screened at a pane’ at NYCC. The panel was for the sequel to the animated feature, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (which will be out next year) but the audience was treated to a preview of the LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes United.

The kid-friendly CG-animated toon sees the Joker and Lex Luthor team-up to take Gotham City apart “brick by brick,” which leads to Batman and Robin to join forces with Superman to stop them. The Justice League (specifically, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, and Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern) appear in the movie, as do supervillains such as Penguin, Two-Face, Riddler, and Harley Quinn. Commissioner Gordon is also in the mix.

Ace Kim | October 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase


This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con either on Thursday October 11 or Saturday October 13. Rick “GIR3691″ Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.

My first impression? The Tumbler is tiny and makes the one from 7888 The Tumbler: Joker’s Ice Cream Surprise look like the crown jewels. The stickers used for the details actually make it look worse. The Bat is actually more impressive than I had thought but the way the ‘arms’ are built, with the exposed turbines along with the cannons, just screams laziness. It looks like something I would build, and that’s not saying a whole lot. I’m not crazy about all the blue; it reminds me of the original TIE Fighter set. Arms and blueness aside, I actually like the way it looks and can’t wait to build it.


DC Super Heroes
The Bat v. Bane™: Tumbler chase
Piece Count: 368
Minifigures: Batman, Bane, Commissioner Gordon

Ace Kim | October 13th, 2012 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews 76005 Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown


This set will be unveiled at the 2012 New York Comic Con either on Thursday October 11 or Saturday October 13. Rick “GIR3691″ Theoroux will be there to shoot pictures and provide a first hand impression of the set.

I have no frame of reference from this set but I imagine it’s based on the cartoon like 6873 Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush set is. At least now we know what set Doctor Doom comes in.


Marvel Super Heroes
Spider-Man ™: Daily Bugle Showdown
Piece Count: 476
Minifigures: Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, Jonah Jameson, Nova, Beetle

Ken Robichaud | October 12th, 2012 | Giveaways, LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

Details On Krang Android Minifigure Giveaway

NYCC LEGO Retail Store Exclusive - Krang Android

Want more details on how to pick up the exclusive Krang Android minifigure? Check your email. LEGO has sent out the info to everyone on their mailing list, but just in case you’re on the bottom of the list here it is.

Don’t miss an exclusive LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ event at the LEGO® Store!
On Saturday, October 13th, help us celebrate our newest theme! Visit the LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center and get a sneak peak of a LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ set launching in January 2013!

Plus, be one of the first 300 people to visit the LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center, dressed as your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle™ and you will receive a free exclusive minifigure!

October 13, The LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center
Saturday, October 13: 10 am – 8 pm

Dress like a Ninja Turtle, they may have just found a way to make this figure even more difficult to get. We’ll see how long that condition holds…

Ace Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles License Announced

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

New York Comic Con kicks off today and this year marks the first official presence of LEGO at the show, and they come out swinging. Tons of stuff being announced today. I’ll start with the biggest news piece: LEGO TMNT is a reality. The rumors were true and I couldn’t think of a better venue than the New York Comic Con to make the announcement. Two press releases after the jump:


Ace Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] Minifigure Giveaway Details

NYCC Exclusive - Dark Turtle

What comic con with a LEGO presence would be complete without some sort of minifig giveaway? As with San Diego Comic Con, LEGO is giving away a couple exclusive minifigs, but only one will be available at the show. First up is the Dark Turtle, pictured above, from the newly announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license. He will be given away via raffle on Thursday starting at 4pm, and again on Friday and Saturday at 11am. The second figure, below, is the new Krang Android also from the TMNT line and switching things up a bit, he will be available on Saturday through the Rockefeller Center LEGO Store.

This is preliminary information so visit the LEGO booth for exact details. Good luck!

NYCC LEGO Retail Store Exclusive - Krang Android
Ace Kim | October 11th, 2012 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[NYCC] LEGO Previews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minifigs


It should come as no surprise that LEGO is spreading core characters from a license across multiple sets. It makes sense from a marketing stand point. TMNT is no exception as the four figures above come from three different sets, and two of which comes from the Shellraiser set. I can only assume that there will be multiple versions of each turtle with different face and/or body prints. We’ll find out more info when the sets launch next year.

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