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Nick Martin | September 10th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Rebel’s Kanan gets his Hair Dyed

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Eagle-eyed Flickr user Mike Ryffranck posted this a couple of days back, highlighting that apparently LEGO made the hair for generic hero guy #3 in Star Wars Rebels (or, Kanan) black instead of brown. The change goes beyond the hair, as well, as the goatee and eyebrows have also changed color on the face.

I guess they’ve either noticed the oversight, or more likely a few people complained about it and they’re working to fix it. Your mileage may vary, but if you’re concerned about the hair, you can try to contact them, but per Mike, they are currently backordered. I’d expect them to be fixed in the next production run of The Ghost (if it hasn’t been done already, since the replacement parts are out there and can be purchased on eBay).

To be honest, I don’t care about the color (and hadn’t noticed), but I’m not one to turn down getting the right parts from LEGO. Guess it’s time to go fill out some customer service forms…

Nick Martin | August 19th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Fan Expo Canada Offering Exclusive Ghost Set

Huw over at Brickset let it drop that Fan Expo Canada, what I can only assume is like SDCC only smelling more like maple syrup and ham (I promise that’s the only Canada joke for at least the duration of this sentence), is offering an exclusive LEGO set this year, a microfighter / chibi version of The Ghost.

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Yeah, my first impression is the same as what I had for the SDCC version: isn’t this Hera’s ship? Why isn’t she included in the thing? Also, that I’m less than impressed. No details yet on numbers or pricing, but as we find out, we’ll let you know. As a bonus, though, for the many of us that don’t live anywhere near this, or aren’t allowed in Canada for reasons that are best left unsaid… they are offering a Twitter giveaway contest to win one of them!

One note… read the rules. You have to follow them AND retweet the message.

Full details from the blurb from the Expo:

“For LEGO, the event is about the fans – it’s an opportunity to engage with builders of all ages and offer a fun interactive experience that is unlike any other in Canada. Because YOU are some of the most loyal fans of LEGO, we are offering an advance sneak peak of the FIRST EVER LEGO FAN EXPO Canada Exclusive. This limited edition LEGO STAR WARS Rebels set features The Ghost Starship with Kanan Jarrus Minifigure from the upcoming STAR WARS Rebels TV series.

“The set is ONLY available at the LEGO Booth #748 between Thursday, August 28 to Sunday, August 31, 2014, while quantities last. Tickets will be distributed at the booth on a first come, first serve basis when the show floor opens to the public. Quantities will be limited per day and only one LEGO FAN EXPO Canada Exclusive per customer per day. A valid ticket will be required for purchase.

“For a chance to win one before the show, please check out the contest page for more details!”

 

Ken Robichaud | August 4th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Rebels 7 Minute Preview On Disney XD Tonight

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You can catch an exclusive sneak peek at the first seven-minutes of the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels tonight on Disney XD, immediately following the Disney XD premiere of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (7:30pm-8:30pm ET/PT). However, if you don’t have any interest in watching P&F on a Star Wars themed adventure (and I really can’t see why you wouldn’t), you can watch the preview on Youtube at this link. It will be live shortly after 9pm ET tonight, at which point we’ll most likely update this post.

I seems this may only be on the US DXD channel though, as I’ve checked my listings in Canada and the Phineas & Ferb special doesn’t appear to be on tonight here.

Update: This block of Star Warsian fun will be on the Canadian DXD August 17th, starting at 5:30 ET with a brand new chapter of the New Yoda Chronicles.

Ace Kim | July 29th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

LEGO Connect App

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One of the not-very-well-advertised promotions going on at the LEGO booth at last week’s San Diego Comic Con was LEGO Connect. It’s an app you can download for your iOS or Android device and once installed, you can scan, activate, and explore 4D content. Spread out around the booth were icons similar to the one pictured above featuring a different character. Turn on the app and point your phone’s camera at the icon to begin the download. Once scanned, you’re treated to a short video ranging from a trailer for the LEGO Batman 3 video game, a cutscene from The LEGO Movie, or some other video. If you go download the app and scan the image above right off of your computer’s monitor, it gives you a better idea of what it’s about. LEGO Connect content will be available in the Club Magazine offering a new way to provide readers an additional way to enjoy the magazine.

It’s kind of a neat little thing. There were some videos already pre-loaded, mostly 360° views of some of the upcoming sets but the real meat of the app is scanning for new content. The recognition was extremely fast and works best when the icon is against a plain background. I had trouble downloading when two icons were really close to each other and both were visible by the camera or when an icon was against a busy background like a glass window with LEGO models behind it. That being said, I was able to get the app to recognize the Star Wars icon from my laptop’s display of a photo I took of my phone that took a photo of the icon. And if the app can do that, kids should have no problems scanning icons from the LEGO Club Magazine.

My Club Magazine subscription has lapsed but I want to re-subscribe to see what else this app can deliver. The app is free from Apple iTunes or Google Play.

Ken Robichaud | May 5th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

First Full Trailer For Star Wars Rebels

May the Fourth brought a full minute trailer for the new Rebels show, due to hit this fall. It gives a quick glance at the whole team and what they’re up against (increasingly idiotic stormtroopers) and would’ve dropped an interesting twist on everyone about the new Jedi had they not already told us he was one. Seems weird to see a Jedi running around blasting away, but I think it will be a neat reveal for those remaining blissfully unaware until the show is out. Y’know, like kids.

I’m still down for a pink Mando helmet at least.

Nick Martin | April 19th, 2014 | News

First Clip of Star Wars Rebels

WonderCon is going on right now out in California, and along with what is possibly a trove of nerdy news (I have been doing yard work, so running behind on keeping up… there aren’t any real fun Cons in Arkansas), we get the first actual clip from the show. We’ve had a lot of videos telling us all about the characters (who are, shockingly, not as cliched in those videos as they were in the short blurbs and descriptions. Executive Producer Dave Filoni (who also directed The Clone Wars) and Vanessa Marshall (who voices Hera) open up the video.

Yeah, I’m still looking forward to seeing this, and all of the sets that it brings along. Thanks to dano for the head’s up on this!

 

Nick Martin | February 20th, 2014 | News

All of the clich- I mean “Heroes” of Star Wars Rebels

Normally I wouldn’t make a joke about cliches in any Star Wars property, but when you put videos there with things like “Street-Smart Hero” and “Cowboy Jedi” you’re just kind of asking for it. The idea of Rebels still has me pretty excited, but then I read the descriptions of the characters and I think that they’re not even trying anymore. Anyway, we have the full main cast revealed now through more than action figure or minifigure names, so there is that.

As a series and behind-the-scenes look, these are actually pretty cool, showing the animation process and concept art that went into making all of these. I can’t say if this makes me more or less excited to see it, but I am looking forward to both of the sets!

Hera, the Leader (voiced by Vanessa Marshall)

I actually like this video a whole lot more than I liked the Sabine one. Still a lot of cliche baked in, but she sounds like one of the most complete characters. Also very nice to see a Twi’lek that’s not a slave or a Jedi finally.

Kanan, the Jedi-Cowboy (voiced by Freddy Prinze, Jr.)

Ezra, the Street-Smart 14-year-old kid that “Works Alone”

Chopper, the “Ugly” Astromech made out of spare parts

Zeb, the Muscle who I’m pretty sure is going to say “That’s not a knife… this is a knife!” at some point

… I’ll admit that this one is worth watching just to see some of the concept art for Chewie

Sabine, who we’re already tearing apart in another thread.

Ken Robichaud | February 19th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Meet The Star Wars Rebels Mandalorian Weapons Expert Sabine

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the latest cast member for Rebels to be a Mandalorian who has “turned against the Empire” and Dave Filoni describes her further below:

Who is Sabine? She is a Mandalorian, and is described as “sassy,” “spunky,” “feisty” and has “a little bit of attitude.” She has an expert’s knowledge of weapons and arms, with an affinity for blowing things up. “She does it with flair,” Sircar says of Sabine, who also moonlights as a graffiti artist.

This show is rapidly sounding more and more like a recycled Tron: Uprising to me, but I’m still curious, admittedly.

This Sabine character also seems a lot like Wyldstyle, but I’ll bet she ends up cosplayed even quicker.
In 5-4-3…

Nick Martin | February 14th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, News

New Hi-Res Shots of Rebels sets

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Need a pre-Toy Fair taste of news that’s coming up? How about some hi-res images of the upcoming sets, via the Yak Face forums?

First up we have The Ghost, a large ship that features some interesting building with a distinctly Star Wars look and a lot of different cockpit canopies. Also, three new minifigs, Zeb Orrelios, Hera Syndulla, and Kanan Jarrus, as well as a Storm Trooper. I’m especially excited for Zeb, and not just because his last name makes me want to go grab some cookies!

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Next up, we have The Phantom, which strikes me as a bit less Star Wars-y (you put some different colors on there and that’s Galaxy Squad), but features Ezra Bridger and C1-10P. The most interesting thing here is that our little astromech buddy has an obviously shorter torso and legs, meaning that he’s quite a bit shorter than his minifig buddy. The cockpit glass also stands out, and I wonder if that front marking is a sticker or printed…

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We still don’t know a whole lot about Rebels, but if the ships are any indication, or the figures, it should be a decent successor to Clone Wars.

Ken Robichaud | September 23rd, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, News

Star Wars Rebels Is Looking For A Few Good Voices

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The Hollywood reporter is claiming David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum are all in talks to voice the lead characters of the upcoming Lucasfilm animated series. While it is unknown who the lead characters are and whether or not these actors will end up in the show I’m still interested based on the animation style alone. Also, the synopsis sounds interesting.

The series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.

Something Star Wars-y to look forward to next Autumn.
Via Super Hero Hype.