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Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | News, The LEGO Movie

[SDCC] Detailed look At Two-Faced Uni-Kitty

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Someone managed to get their hands on a copy of tomorrows Uni-Kitty exclusive giveaway early and chat troll murphquake spread ijustine’s joy on his tumblr. It appears that she actually has two printed faces instead of a double sided one, but we’ll be certain when we see packaging. This is the figure that tops my exclusive envy for this year, with todays Tacky Batman being second. Good luck to those in the draw.

Ken Robichaud | July 26th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Concept Art For Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron & (the cursed) Ant Man

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In anticipation of Marvel’s big Hall H presentation at SDCC today, they’ve been trickling out teaser art for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. Last week came the first image of the films namesake villain, Ultron and the last couple days have seen these eight teaser posters pop, two at a time to create one massive scene of the movies heroes being completely over run by Ultron drones.

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We just need Thor and the Hulk to complete this image, but the real stand out part is the inclusion of the floating caped Vision on Quicksilver’s panel. Man, am I glad he’s got the cape.

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Meanwhile the Ant Man film that I now believe to be cursed released this concept art poster that shows Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, looking suspiciously like Kurt Russell. The film just lost the three recently added villains, Patrick (Nite Owl) Wilson left due to scheduling and Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman have also dropped out. Rumour is that they left due to the same creative differences that drove off the films original director, Edgar Wright.

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You can expect more news as it breaks and as I get the time to post it in the next couple of days.

[SDCC] A LEGO Nerd’s Choice of Panels: Saturday Programming

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Once again I am here to offer a few select panels for Saturday at the San Diego Comic Con. There’s a TON of stuff going on but I’ve carefully curated the selection below based on what I want to see I think you the LEGO fan would be interested in seeing.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Ace Kim | July 26th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, News

[SDCC] Stay Puft Marshmallow Man On Display

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Remember the LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man sculpture we featured last week? When I got the pictures, it wasn’t clear at the time what was to be done with the sculpture, at least it wasn’t made known to my contacts. Not that it matters much though, because if you happen to be at the LEGO booth at Comic Con this weekend, go hit up the retail store section and check it out. They put it behind a glass case along with a small street section and 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set to make a pretty nice display. I LOVE this statue and would pay good money for it. More pics below.

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Ken Robichaud | July 25th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] New Picture of Batfleck Looks Like Old Picture of Batfleck

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Comic-Con isn’t just about LEGO (or comics really), it’s about pimping the movies and tv shows that with any luck will translate INTO awesome LEGO sets. First up on the DC side of things is this Sears Portrait Studio picture 9just kidding, this picture’s good) of Ben Affleck’s Batman from the Upcoming court case: Batman v Superman. This time the picture is in colour, but it’s Batman so it really doesn’t matter and it’s closer, so there’s a lot less batsuit for people to complain about! He’s still looking pretty bummed about something, or maybe he’s just playing Angry Birds on his phone.

Ace Kim | July 25th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

[SDCC] A LEGO Nerd’s Choice of Panels – Friday Programming

It’s Friday and here are some more panels you should check out:

None. At least none that I want to go to but I don’t want to speak for you so go check out what’s happening today panel-wise at the Comic Con website.

Keep in mind that Friday is Marvel day so they will be giving out The Collector on this day starting at 12:30pm in the upstairs terrace by the Sails Pavilion.

Also, the original Batman, Adam West, will be making an appearance at the LEGO Booth at 12:45. It is unclear if he will be signing anything or just hanging out for photo opps.

Ace Kim | July 25th, 2014 | LEGO The Hobbit, News

[SDCC] Bard the Bowman, LEGO’s Not-So-Exclusive Minifigure

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Here are some package shots of the LEGO SDCC Exclusive Bard the Bowman. Or is it?

I have verified today with two different sources that the Bard the Bowman minifigure, like Azog from last year, is a preview figure and will be available in a set to be released at a later date. The only unique aspect with this version of Bard is the fancy packaging. So for those of you who missed out, including me, you can rest assured knowing that the figure will come out and won’t exaclty cost you an arm and a leg to get it.

Unless of course you want the packaging….

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Ken Robichaud | July 24th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Comic-Con Trailer For LEGO Batman 3

LEGO is putting a push on the LEGO Batman 3: (finally) Beyond Gotham game at SDCC this year, with Bat related giveaways, unveilings and appearances by Adam West at the game panel and LEGO booth. IGN has shared the new CCI trailer for the game and it gives a better look at new abilities, costumes and transformations for not only Batman this time, but the other heroes AND villains. The inclusion of Bigfig versions of some characters that were previously done as regular minifigures like Killer Croc, have me wondering if we’ll be seeing Bigfigs showing up in DC sets soon. One way or another, I have my copy pre-ordered and can’t wait.

[SDCC] A LEGO Nerd’s Choice of Panels – Thursday

Hello, Comic Con attendees! Like last year, I’ve compiled a list of panels that I think might interest you, fans of LEGO licensed themes! So if you’re looking for things to do and see that doesn’t involve a line to get some exclusive toy, take a peek below. I know I will be trying my best to go to some of these. I’ll be posting daily so that you don’t have to keep searching back for the schedule. Just check the site each morning and I hope to see some of you there.

Toy Story That Time Forgot
11:15am Room 6A
Calling all Toy Story fans! ABC and Disney•Pixar present an exclusive first look at the upcoming holiday special, Toy Story That Time Forgot. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story OF TERROR!), director Steve Purcell (Brave), and head of story Derek Thompson (WALL•E) give you an exclusive inside look at the sketches, storyboards, and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special!

The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels
6:00pm Room 6BCF
The almost 20-year stretch of Star Wars history between Episodes III and IV is a dark time in the galaxy that has never before been explored on screen. The evil Galactic Empire has tightened its grip and only a select few are brave enough to stand against tyranny and ignite a rebellion. Join Star Wars Rebels executive producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg as well as series stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray for an exclusive preview of what’s to come this Fall on Disney XD in this eagerly awaited television series from Lucasfilm Animation.

The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – A Look Under the Shell
8:15pm Room 6DE
In celebration of the new documentary film, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, co-creator Kevin Eastman will lead this fascinating panel including Randall Lobb (writer/director), Isaac Elliott-Fisher (executive producer), Mark Hussey (executive producer), and Galen Walker (executive producer), taking fans behind-the-scenes and beneath the streets into the incredible 30-year journey and reveal the real origin story of four of pop culture’s most enduring heroes. Featuring clips from the documentary, followed by a Q&A discussion, fans will get to see how this so-called “happy accident” defied every naysayer to become one of the most popular and beloved franchises in the world.

Ace Kim | July 22nd, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Zur-En-Arrh Batman Is DC’s LEGO Exclusive Minifigure Giveaway

Update: Forum member Gooker1 reminded me of the above poster that features the Zur-En-Arrh Batsuit. I have no idea where it came from but I think it’s a pretty safe bet that what we are seeing in that poster is what we will be getting.

LEGO’s final Comic Con exclusive minifigure for DC Comics has been revealed to be Zur-En-Arrh Batman. I have not received a picture of the actual figure yet but it will be based on the batsuit pictured above.

We already know that Bard is to be given away on Thursday and Unikitty on Sunday. So if I was a betting man, I’d have to venture a guess that the DC minifigure giveaway will be Saturday with Marvel’s The Collector being given away on Friday. My chances are 50/50 of being right though so I could just as easily be wrong but I like my chances.

Minifigure giveaways will begin at 12:30 every day upstairs in the Sails Pavilion. Check out this post for more details.

Zur-En-Arrh cover image courtesy of DCU Comic Book Reviews