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.
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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
I love waking up to people freaking out all over Facebook about one geeky thing or another and today it’s this. I’m not sure if it’s LEGO or Warner Brothers, but somebody is still playing the name game and today it’s called The LEGO Movie. I hope this one sticks and the great brick built logo above is a good sign towards that end. The whole deal can be read over on Slashfilm, but the really interesting bit is the contest being held on ReBrick.
Beginning March 25, LEGO fans registered worldwide on http://rebrick.com will have a one-of-a-kind, hands-on opportunity to take part in the growing excitement for “THE LEGO MOVIE” by creating a 15-30 second video clip based on its story, in the LEGO ReBrick Movie Competition. The winning video could be featured in the film, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, opening February 7, 2014.
The fan-produced clips will relate to an exciting scene in the film, in which the citizens of the LEGO universe rally to prevent an unspeakable disaster. They do this by quickly disassembling the elements of their environments, brick by brick, and rebuilding them into fantastic and fun hybrid vehicles and tools—the stranger and more innovative, the better, like rocket/dragons or butterfly/speedboats—to take part in an epic battle.
Using only LEGO bricks and non-licensed LEGO minifigures, contestants will select a character and set their action sequence in one of their favorite LEGO worlds, such as LEGO City, Space, Pirates, Western, Vikings, Dino, Castle, and others. After building and recording their LEGO designs, they will upload the video to YouTube, and bookmark it on the rebrick.com Building Challenge page, where it will be open for voting from the entire ReBrick membership. The 25 videos earning the most “Likes” will ultimately be reviewed for creativity, originality, theme and suitability for the film by a panel of judges, including Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers/directors of “THE LEGO MOVIE.”
The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, for a VIP Tour; a meeting with the directors, to participate in a LEGO build; an exclusive LEGO film camera designed and built by the official LEGO model shop; plus souvenir WARNER BROS. PICTURES items from the movie’s set, signed by the designers. His or her winning entry may also be edited into the film’s big battle sequence.
Second and third place winners will also be honored, as well as winners of bi-weekly prizes selected during the challenge’s six-week run, for a range of additional prizes, including tickets to the Studio’s tour, “THE LEGO MOVIE” merchandise, a $200 gift card for the Studio’s online store, and a feature spot on The Official LEGO Channel on YouTube.
All entrants must be at least 16 years old and be registered on the LEGO fansite http://rebrick.com. Submissions will be accepted from March 25, 2013, at 9:00 A.M., until May 6, 2013, at 8:59 A.M., EDT. Videos must be between 15-30 seconds and be captured using a camera that is at least 3.2 megapixels, and framed to fit within a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. Submissions must contain only LEGO elements and figures with no customized parts, must follow the ReBrick House Rules, and must be suitable for children.
Local regulations and complete prizing information can be found on the Contest Rules page at http://rebrick.it/Contest, with additional guidelines, examples and updates available at microsite http://rebrick.it/LEGOMovie. Winners will be announced on May 20, 2013.
I’ve little doubt that this news will whip a subset of the community into a froth and I’m kinda looking forward to it. I’m with Chief on being sold on this for the logo alone.
Yesterday, we revealed the Bilbo Baggins minifig you get to build today. Today we’re going to show you the two extras you get for the acivity. First up is a map of ComicCondor you use to go to the other booths to get the invidual minifig elements that make up Bilbo. There were four in total: LEGO’s booth (you start here to collect the map, the bag, and the hair element), Mondo to get the legs, Weta to get the head and Warner Bros. to get the body. The other piece you get is a cloth pouch with a tag with the LEGO Hobbit logo on one side and the other has the Comic Con logo with the words “2012 Exclusive”. The Bilbo Baggins minifig is identical to the one you’ll get this December in a set. It’s the map and the little pouch that are truly exclusive.
This was a pretty limited event as there were not a lot of maps and pouches to go around and you couldn’t get any of the other elements without the map. Each of the locations marked the map with a sticker to show that the piece was collected. So people who came late were out of luck.
While we still don’t know much about the upcoming Warner Bros. LEGO movie, now titled LEGO: The Piece of Resistance, Variety has offered a juicy update. It seems both Batman and Superman have joined the cast! Or I should say, the LEGO versions of Batman and Superman have joined the cast. Will Arnett (Arrested Development) is confirmed for the voice of the Dark Knight and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe movies) is in consideration for the Man of Steel. In addition, Chris Pratt (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) has been cast as the lead minifigure named “Emmet.” Variety describes him as
an ordinary, law-abiding, Lego mini-figure who is mistaken for the most extraordinary MasterBuilder. He’s drafted into a fellowship of strangers on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together.
I’ve never considered gluing LEGO together as inherently evil, but I’m sure I’d freak out if I discovered one of my sets stuck together in such a manner. Whether or not that freak out warranted the assistance of Batman and Superman is another story. The film is scheduled for a February 28, 2014 release.
The Official Announcement for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has finally arrived and I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Sounds like the standard LEGO game with a little bit of Batman: Brave and the Bold (the last kid friendly Batman game released) thrown in to freshen it up. The addition of other DC heroes is a great way to add some new play features even if some folks will be disappointed that these supers didn’t get their own game, yet. Read the statement for the full scoop:
Batman is back to save Gotham City and the action will only build from here! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group are teaming up once again to announce that LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes will be available beginning Summer 2012 for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The game is the sequel to the best-selling LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, which to date has sold more than 11 million units worldwide.
LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes complements the brand new, recently released LEGO® Super Heroes: DC Universe toy collection. The line includes five construction sets, such as The Batcave and three buildable, detailed action figures.
In LEGO Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Batman fans of all ages will enjoy a new and original story filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the villains back behind bars.
“LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes builds upon the action and cooperative gameplay experience established in our best-selling LEGO videogame to date, LEGO Batman: The Videogame,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “We’re offering fans a rich and expansive Gotham City environment filled with cool characters, great customization options and plenty of surprises that families, young gamers and DC Universe fans can enjoy together.”
“LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes further extends and combines both the Batman and LEGO videogame experiences to create very fun gameplay,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Fans of all ages are going to enjoy the action and light hearted humor that TT Games and LEGO provide.”
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes allows players to explore all new areas of Gotham City utilizing a variety of vehicles including the Batmobile and Batwing. In addition, they’ll be able to fight for justice by mastering new gadgets and suits, such as Batman’s Power Suit and Robins’’Hazard Cannon, and using all-new abilities including flight, super-breath and heat vision.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.videogames.LEGO.com.
Anyone else waiting for the announcement of a LEGO: Lord of the Rings game?
Everyone’s favorite plastic building block is headed to the big screen! There’s been talk of a feature-length film centered around LEGO toys for a few years and now according to Variety, Warner Bros. is moving forward with the project for 2014. The article says the film will be a mix of live action and animation, presumably with the LEGO component (characters?) being animated. Given Hollywood’s track record with live action/animation hybrids of this nature (see: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Yogi Bear, The Smurfs), it’s hard to be optimistic about the project. However, it is early so harsh judgement may end up being unwarranted. Let’s just hope the creative forces “Respect the Brick” and avoid devolving into a string of jokes involving lower intestinal function.
There’s a brand spanking new trailer for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 out on the intertubes and I must say, the visuals look fantastic. I’m not a fan of Harry Potter by any means, not because I don’t like it, I just never got around to reading any of the books, but based on this trailer alone, the game looks worth picking up.
Maybe the books too.