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[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

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

[SDCC] Adam West To Appear At The LEGO Booth

Adam West, the original Batman, will be making an appearance at the LEGO booth on starting at 12:45pm on Friday, July 25. There is no end time listed for his appearance. And if you’ve been keeping track you’ll remember that the minifig giveaways begin at 12:30pm. Even LEGO is starting to conflict with their own events.

In other booth news, there will be product reveals throughout the weekend. On Thursday and Saturday, there will be product reveals at 11am (1 product) and again at 4pm (2 products). On Friday and Sunday, there will be product reveals at 11am (1 product). FBTB will be on hand to report things as they happen so stay tuned. x

Image courtesy of Motortrend

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

[SDCC] LEGO Comic Con Exclusive TV Series Batmobile Set Revealed

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These images of the final Comic Con exclusive set landed in my inbox a few minutes ago. The Batmobile set is in the same Chibi style as the other two sets. Assuming the photos represent final product shots, the set includes both a Batman and Robin that are identical to the ones you get from the Batman Juniors set Defending the Batcave. It’s a bit disappointing as this would have been a great opportunity to make more show-accurate versions.

LEGO DC SDCC Exclusive Package

The packaging looks very similar to the packaging from last year’s exclusives using cardboard boxes. There are 1,000 made of each of the Comic Con exclusive sets. The LEGO booth will be selling 250 of each set every day of the convetion starting Thursday for $39.99.

I know what I’m getting.

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

[SDCC] LEGO Systems Unveils New Products, Experiences and Exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con

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LEGO put out the following press release detailing just about everything that’s going on with their booth, exclusives, and announcements for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. A couple of things that stand out:

  • You will be able to build and take home whatever model creations you make. They’ve always had a free build area but I think this is the first year they are allowing people to take their models home with them.
  • There will be a gallery of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever made. Now THIS I’ve got to see.
  • There will be a life-sized model of the Batcycle from the classic TV series complete with sidecar made entirely out of LEGO.
  • A LEGO Hobbit set based on the third and final movie will be unveiled. Also, Bard the Bowman will be given away on Thursday.
  • Unikitty will be given away on Sunday.
  • If you can’t attend this year’s Comic Con and still want a chance to win some of the minifigures, follow @LEGO_Group for a chance to win via Twitter.

Some things we still don’t know are what the classic TV series Batmobile exclusive set looks like, the identity of the DC Comics minifigure, and which day you can win the Marvel and DC minifigures. We do know that those two figures will be Friday and Saturday though. Full press release below:

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Ken Robichaud | July 21st, 2014 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, News

[SDCC] Enter The Shredder As The Next LEGO Sculpture To Appear At Comic-Con

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IGN revealed another life sized LEGO sculpture that will be at SDCC this weekend, a 7 foot tall statue of the Shredder. Weighing in at 174 pounds and 35,322 bricks, it took the master builders 269 hours to bring Oroku Saki to life in all his vile glory. Probably too big and heavy to try and sneak him home.

I cannot look at this statue and not hear the voice of James “Uncle Phil” Avery. No disrespect to Kevin Michael Richardson, but this is the second cartoon character he’s voiced that I can’t help but still associate with the previous voice actor.

Ken Robichaud | July 21st, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] BrickJournal Panel and LEGO Batman Comic Info

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Yes, more and more LEGO fun to check out at SDCC keeps popping up. Joe Meno will be hosting a panel for BrickJournal Magazine on July 26th fro 5 to 6pm. If you’re a fan of the publication, you’ll want to take the opportunity to check out what’s going on behind the scenes and pick Joe’s brain if you’re down with the Q’s and the A’s. I’ve only me Joe once at the 2013 Toy Fair in New York, but there was work to be done and many, many people to meet, so there was no picking of brains that day.

Also on the 26th at the LEGO booth there will be an exclusive LEGO Batman comic giveaway and signing. Artist Paul Lee and writer Rachel Lareau will be on hand to autograph this limited comic (pictured above) containing new original art and Club LEGO comics collected together for the first time. Only hitch… it’ll be between 5 & 6pm, so choose wisely.

[SDCC] Details On LEGO’s Giveaway Method For Their Exclusive Minifigs

The More You Know

I have verified how LEGO will be handling their minifigure exclusives giveaway. Here’s what you need to know:

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Ace Kim | July 20th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] LEGO To Show Off Batman’s Tumbler at Comic Con

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A few hours ago, USA Today revealed LEGO’s newest Ultimate Collector’s Set, The Tumbler from The Dark Knight. The Tumbler, based on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, will be on display at the San Diego Comic Con this week starting Wednesday July 23rd. The LEGO Tumbler has 1,869 pieces, will retail for $199 and will be available starting in September. The Brand Retail store calendar for August shows an early bird access on August 18th which I can only assume is for this set. Included in the set are two minifigs: Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker, pictured below.

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First impression? Too many studs.

Ace Kim | July 19th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[SDCC] Pop! Art of the Geek Exhibit to Feature Works by LEGO Artists Brandon Griffith and Nathan Sawaya

The names of Brandon Griffith and Nathan Sawaya should not be unfamiliar to our readers. They’ve been featured before for their work and next week during the San Diego Comic Con, they will be participating in an art show called Pop! Art of the Geek. The show is curated by Nathan Sawaya and “highlights the artwork of a dozen established and emerging artists who have re-imagined the icons of pop culture in ways never before seen”.

Brandon will be featuring the above pictured piece, titled “It’s All A Joke,” a construct of the comedian’s badge from the popular Watchmen comic.

Nathan Sawaya will be displaying his iconic Han Solo in Carbonite LEGO sculpture.

If you’ve never seen either piece in person, it’s worth your time to stop by the gallery see them for yourself. The pictures really don’t do them justice. The exhibit will be on display at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery located at 363 Fifth Ave in the heart of the Gaslamp District across the street from Dick’s Last Resort. Gallery hours are from Wednesday July 23rd to Sunday July 27th from 11am to 7pm. If you are going to the show, it is extremely easy to find as it is on the second block you walk up when you head into the Gaslamp for lunch or dinner. All of the art is for sale and benefits the Art Revolution Foundation that works to put art supplies in schools. For more infomation check out the Art of the Geek website.