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Ace Kim | July 16th, 2013 | LEGO, News

[SDCC] Exclusive Comic Con The LEGO Movie Movie Poster

The LEGO Movie Comic Con Poster

On the eve of the San Diego Comic Con comes this image from Warner Bros. of an exclusive poster of the upcoming film The LEGO Movie, reports Superhero Hype. No word yet on how to obtain the poster and I’m not familiar how Warner Bros. distributes their posters. Based on how other booths distribute these sorts of things, it may be a timed event meaning there will be a daily schedule posted when you can swing by, get in line, and pick up a freebie. Or, they could do it randomly like other booths and you’ll just have to be there at the right time. Whatever the case may be, if we end up finding out information on how to get a poster, we’ll make a post about it here.

via Superhero Hype

Ace Kim | July 16th, 2013 | LEGO, News

LEGO Announces The LEGO Movie LEGO Merchandise

LEGO Movie - Wyld Style Chase

From the “That Was Inevitable” news desk comes this story: Lego announced today that they will be producing merchandise based on their upcoming movie, The LEGO Movie, such as the set shown above. There will be a total of 17 building sets ranging across all themes including Space and Wild West. There will also be a series of Collectible Minifigures line up of 16 minifigures to collect. In addition to building sets, there will also be a video game tied to the movie produced by Warner Bros. and character goods merchandise by a slew of licencees including DK Publishing, Scholastic, Funtastic and more.

There will be a set reveal this coming Saturday at San Diego Comic Con. Whether or not it will be the set shown above remains to be seen. FBTB will be on site to report the news as it happens.

The LEGO Movie will be released in theaters on February 7, 2014.

The official press release is below:

LEGO Group Builds Creative Merchandising Program for “THE LEGO® MOVIE”

-First of 17 Building Sets, Playable Video Game Demo to be Displayed at Comic-Con-

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL — The LEGO Group today announced that it will produce a collection of movie-inspired building sets celebrating the brand’s premiere as a theatrical film. The company has recruited an impressive roster of global partners to a broad, multi-category licensing program to support the much anticipated animated adventure film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee, “THE LEGO® MOVIE” is rapidly building buzz following its first released trailer and assembles on the big screen starting in February 2014.

“The LEGO brand has been a vehicle for creative storytelling around the world for decades, so it’s no surprise that there is such growing enthusiasm for the first LEGO theatrical film,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to collaborate with our valued partners to build a varied and compelling portfolio of products through which fans of all ages can celebrate this LEGO brand milestone.”

Building Sets
Inspired by pivotal scenes in the film and starring key LEGO minifigure characters, a collection of 17 LEGO building sets will deliver all of the “THE LEGO MOVIE” action to the playroom. Fans will delight in highly detailed and functional vehicles and structures that reflect the creative versatility of the movie’s many LEGO themed backdrops, such as City, Wild West, and Space. Comic-Con International attendees in San Diego, California will see the first “THE LEGO MOVIE” building set unveiled at the LEGO booth (#2829) on Saturday, July 20.

Additionally, the company’s line of collectible LEGO Minifigures will receive its first Hollywood makeover with a series inspired by “THE LEGO MOVIE” cast of 16 new and “new-again” LEGO characters.

In related news, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the chart-topping and award-winning LEGO videogames franchise from TT Games will include an epic gaming experience based on the film across all major console and handheld gaming systems. With more than 90 playable characters inspired by the film and 15 exciting levels, kids will be able to build an adventure like never before.

Movie-Inspired Merchandise
A roster of global licensees covering several categories will immerse filmgoers in the world of “THE LEGO MOVIE.” Perennial publishing partners Scholastic, Penguin, Ameet and DK Publishing will offer a range of readers, sticker books, activity books and movie guides. Apparel partners include T-shirts from Mad Engine, Isaac Morris, Kabooki, TV Mania and Casco Blu, hoodies from TV Mania, pajamas from SGI Apparel, TV Mania and Kabooki and undergarments from Handcraft Mfg. and Kabooki. Carry Gear and Grown Up will offer bags, including backpacks and cinch bags. Clic Time is producing clocks and buildable watches. MZB Imagination and Funtastic are creating an array of stationery items including notebooks, journals, folders, pens, pencils and pencil cases, erasers, rulers and luggage/bag tags. Functional key lights featuring movie characters are being produced by IQ HK. Storage partner ROOM Copenhagen is producing a lunchbox, lunch set, drinking bottle and storage and sorting boxes.

The Feature Film
“THE LEGO MOVIE” opens in some global markets the first week of February, 2014. The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

“THE LEGO MOVIE” stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman, as the voices of the animated characters. The film is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”) from their original screenplay, story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. It will incorporate some of the LEGO world’s most popular figures while introducing several new characters, inviting fans who have enjoyed the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games for generations to experience their visually unique LEGO world as never seen before. The film is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”) and Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “How to Train Your Dragon”). “THE LEGO MOVIE” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

LEGO, its logo, the brick and knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

via Entertainment Weekly

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2013 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[SDCC] USAToday Reveals Comic Con Exclusive Minifigs

Alternate Spider-Man Spider-Woman

Green Arrow Black Suit Superman

Moments ago, USAToday posted their exclusive look at this year’s San Diego Comic Con exclusive LEGO minifigures. This year’s line up for DC Universe features Black Suit Superman and Green Arrow while Marvel is being repped by Spider-Woman and alternate-suit Spider-Man. As usual, there are no details no how to obtain them. That information will have to be discovered at the con. We will be posting details as soon as we find out any more information so stay tuned.

Ace Kim | July 8th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

SDCC: Skottie Young Avengers Poster

Skottie Young Avengers Poster

At last year’s San Diego Comic Con, Marvel was selling pre-orders for their Avengers ultimate 10-disc box set and as an incentive, you received this awesome poster. Plans fell through on that box set, and it was released much later than the expected date. Now, if you’re headed to Comic Con, and are a fan of Skottie Young, and want to purchase Phase One of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe on Blu-ray in a 6-disc set, then this deal may be for you. Mr. Young has created the above poster and Marvel is including it as an incentive if you purchase the box set at the Marvel booth. Price is $150 for everything. On a side note, Amazon is selling that amazing 10-disc limited edition set which includes Blu-ray copies of the film in the special case with the Tesseract for $155. Don’t know what other goodies are included in the SDCC 2013 version, but we’ll see. More info below:

Phase 1 Marvel Cinematic Universe Blu-Ray Collector’s Set w/ limited-edition 24 x 36 Marvel’s The Avengers theatrical homage poster by Skottie Young.

Bring home a piece of cinema history with Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Blu-Ray! This collector’s set includes all six Avenger’s films from Phase One and other amazing collectibles. But wait, there’s more. As a special exclusive ONLY AVAILABLE at the San Diego convention, we are also including a limited edition theatrical homage poster as a special gift with purchase for anyone who buys the Box Set at the Marvel booth. This limited-run poster (production run of 350 posters), is illustrated by Skottie Young and and hand-numbered. Not only that, but Skottie Young will be on hand during preview night signing these super rare posters! Price: $150.00

via Comic Book Movie

Ace Kim | July 18th, 2012 | LEGO, News

SDCC Wrap Up – LEGO’s Giant Mural

SDCC LEGO Mural - 9

In what seems to be a convention tradition now, LEGO had a giant mural that booth visitors can help build. Since each day of the con had a certain theme, the 30’x7.5′ wall was divided into four even sections with each section dedicated to a day’s theme. The baseplates comprising the wall had a numbered grid printed on top corresponding to 6×6 stud plates. The 8×8 plates were also printed with colors where the matching 1×1 bricks are supposed to go. Once the 6×6 plate is complete, it is then hammered onto the wall.


Ace Kim | July 14th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Rancor Set Revealed

Rancor Set - 1

On the heels of their twitter leak, LEGO unveiled next year’s Rancor Set at the booth today at Comic Con. In case it wasn’t obvious, the current Jabba’s Palace sets fits on top of this one allowing Luke, Oola, and a Gamorrean Guard to drop down to their doom. No pricing info but it is believed to be $59.99 and will be officially available in January, which means around December.

Ace Kim | July 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

San Diego Comic Con: LEGO’s Friday Exclusive Minifig Giveaway Details

Shazam! and Venom Minifigs SDCC Exclusive

Last post for the night.

Tomorrow is Friday, or today depending on when some of you are reading this, and Friday at San Diego Comic Con is slated to be LEGO Super Heroes day. As part of that celebration, LEGO is giving away 1,000 of each of the four exclusive minifigs: Bizarro and Shazam! for DC Universe and Venom and Phoenix for Marvel, for a total of 4,000 figures. Here’s what you gotta know:

  • There are no tickets. In years past, LEGO had a box with raffle tickets where you can draw one and see if you’ve won. Not this time. This year they are scanning badges.
  • Badge scanning will commence once the doors open for the public starting at 9am and continue until about 12 or 2, I’m not really sure but you should get there early anyway.
  • You can only get your badge scanned ONCE, so it is pointless to get back into line.
  • Once badge scanning has stopped, winners will be selected at random to win one of the four figures. You can only win one figure.
  • A list of winners and the minifigure they won will be posted at the LEGO booth at around 4pm.
  • If you’ve won, you can claim your minifig at the stage. You can claim your minifigure anytime between the time the list is posted and the convention hall closes.

These measures have been implemented and changed from last year’s process for several reasons, the most prominent one being to reduce the overcrowding and the carousel effect around the booth. So, in a nutshell: Get there early, have your badge scanned, come back later in the day. Good luck to everyone!

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2012 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, News

First Hobbit Set, An Unexpected Journey, Revealed

An Unexpected Gathering - 11

As part of their Lord of the Rings themed-day today, LEGO revealed the An Unexpected Journey (set number not known at this time) based on the Hobbit movie coming out on December 14th of this year. The set depicts the very first scene in the movie where the hobbits are gathered at Bag End, the home of Bilbo Baggins. There is a great attention to detail in this set. The map tiles you see here each have unique printing that replicate the maps that strewn on the floor in the movie. Also of note is the new donut plate element used for the round windows: a 4×4 round plate with a 2×2 cut-out in the middle. This set is priced at $59.99. Piece count is unknown at this time. An Unexpected Journey, along with the rest of the Hobbit sets, have an on-shelf date of December 1, two weeks ahead of the movie. More pictures after the jump.


Ace Kim | July 12th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Shazam!, Venom Minifigs Revealed

Shazam! and Venom Minifigs SDCC Exclusive

Ahead of tomorrow’s LEGO Super Heroes themed-day at the San Diego Comic Con, CNN has posted an image of the Shazam! and Venom exclusive promotional minifig giveaways.

I’ll be posting details on how to try and win the exclusives later tonight.

Thanks to Brickset for the heads up.

Ace Kim | July 12th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Alternate Face Print for Bizarro, Phoenix

Bizarro Head

The heads for Bizarro and Phoenix feature double sided printing. The Phoenix one is just awesome.

Phoenix Head