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Today, Friday, saw a new distribution method employed by LEGO to avoid the mess and it worked! Sort of. It worked as well as LEGO could have hoped so they will be using the same exact method for Saturday’s Black Suit Superman and Sunday’s Green Arrow minifig giveaways. Line begins in the southwest corner of the West Terrace outside of the building on the upper deck. Ticket distribution was slated to start at 11:30am but they started earlier at around 11:00am so get there early. Good luck! You’re gonna need it.
This was scheduled for release later today but since they appeared on MTV’s Live Webcast, I assume it’s safe to post.
The above image was what was sent to us, but you can check out the full video segment below. You’ll also see a small preview of the Wyldstyle Chase set.
LEGO and the show management have come up with a new plan on how to distribute the tickets for the minifigure giveaway for tomorrow’s Amazing Spider-Man. If this method is successful, it will be the method used for Saturday’s Black Suit Superman and Sunday’s Green Arrow minifigs as well.
The tickets will be distributed on the West Terrace starting at 11:30am. It will be in the same area as the Warner Bros. promotion, so once they are done with that, you’ll be able to start lining up. The West Terrace is on the upper level of the convention center. Check out the first map and zoom in to know exactly where to go. There will be a big sign that says LEGO once its time to start getting in line or distributing the tickets. It is still unknown on what LEGO will do with the remaining Spider-Woman tickets, but for sure tomorrow is Spider-Man. Once you receive your ticket, check online at LEGOraffle.com starting at 3:30pm to see if you’ve won or at the LEGO booth starting at 4:00. If you have a winning ticket, redemption will take place at the LEGO booth. Of course, if anything changes, we’ll post it here.
Here’s what the Spider-Woman looks like:
The minifigure is packaged in a clamshell case like an action figure which will keep the card backs mint. It would have been extra cool if there was a hang tag punched out of the plastic.
Update: They are working with show management through the rest of the day to come up with a plan for tomorrow’s giveaway. They are undecided how to handle the undistributed Spider-Woman tickets. A plan will be in place either tonight or early tomorrow for tomorrow’s giveaway. Please stay tuned.
Today’s minifigure giveaway went, to put it very mildly, badly. So badly in fact that we may have shot another video during the experience. It was scheduled for 11:30 but the booth was so overpacked with people that they were forced to start early at 11:00 to try and alleviate the crowd. They skipped badge scanning and just handed out tickets, like the one above. However, after about 20 minutes security came down on the booth hard. They shut down the booth and kicked everyone out that wasn’t an employee of LEGO and effectively cancelled any more ticket giveaway. So, what about the leftover undistributed tickets?
Here’s what’s going to happen: tomorrow they will be distributing two tickets now instead of one for both the Spider-Woman and Amazing Spider-Man minifigs. Winners will still be posted on the LEGOraffle.com site. That ticket giveaway is still scheduled for 11:30 but unless they drastically change something they will have the same exact issue of overcrowding. There may not have been a line but people were hanging out until the distribution started since I’m guessing 10:00 or 10:30.
My suggestion? Go back to badge scanning and have multiple scanners around the booth. Start scanning as soon as the doors open. Since scanning prevents anyone from registering more than once, people will be scanned and immediately leave. No lines. No crowds. They can still check the website at their leisure to see if they’ve won.
On sale starting today are not one but TWO retail exclusives that you can purchase only at the LEGO booth during the con.
The LEGO Star Wars exclusive is Jek-14 MINI Stealth Starfighter. Following cues from last year’s convention specials, the MINI Stealth Starfighter has a chibi aesthetic to it from its miniature form with its exposed cockpit and seated pilot lending to the exaggerated “head” size. The price for this set is $39.99 and will net you 105 pieces.
The Hobbit exclusive is Micro Scale Bag End. The set seems to include Bilbo Baggins in the same neat collectible packaging style as the Star Wars exclusive. The price for this set is also $39.99 and will get you 130 pieces.
We’ll be providing reviews as soon as we get our hands on the sets.
Also, the booth is selling the 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine set. This is not an exclusive, there is nothing special about this version. This is the same version you get if you were to buy it elsewhere. Price is $34.99
Update: since no one else seems to be able to follow directions, I would be doing the site a disservice by not posting images as well. We’ll see how the rest of the weekend goes.
The rumors are true! LEGO has just announced that they will be producing two additional sets to complement their phenomenally popular CUUSOO set, 21102 LEGO Minecraft: The Village and The Nether. They are designed the same way as the original set where you can split the model into four separate sections and reconfigure them any way you want. They will be available starting September 1 and will cost $34.99 each. FBTB will be posting pictures as soon as humanly possible once they are revealed at the show. Official press release below.
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Once again we compile all of the LEGO related events happening at Comic Con. In addition to whatever LEGO has going on in their booth, and there will be a lot, there are a few additional items of interest to catch. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an LEGO Star Wars-themed panels this year. And with that, on to the list.