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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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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With the recent announcement of this year’s San Diego Comic Con set of four exclusive minifigs, I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on what happened at last year’s Comic Con.