FIRST LOOK: Second LEGO SDCC 2017 Exclusive Minifigure Is… Deadpool Duck?!

UPDATE: LEGO has just released official images of the exclusive SDCC 2017 Deadpool Duck. Scroll down to see the images.

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We’re counting the hours away before SDCC 2017 opens its gate once again to the legion of Comic Con faithful. After the reveal of Legend of Tomorrow’s Vixen exclusive SDCC 2017 minifigure, now comes the second exclusive minifig in the character of the unapologetic and insanely cool comic book hybrid, Deadpool Duck!

The news was confirmed by the LEGO Group in a recent press release in relation to this year’s grandest comic book fan event. Deadpool Duck is the unholy combination of the two of the most revered, action-packed characters from Marvel Comics: Howard the Duck and of course, the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool. Brickset has just shared our first image of the SDCC exclusive minifig which was reportedly taken by the guys from IGN.

We’re still waiting for LEGO to release the official images for this Deadpool Duck minifig, but from the looks of it, the minifigure head is definitely from the same mould as that of Donald and Daisy Duck’s collectible minifigs. The torso is accentuated with Deadpool’s signature firearms vest, while the legs are taken from a child’s minifigure colored in leather brown.

Hate them or love them, these exclusive SDCC minifigures are expected to generate a lot of interest among Comic Con fans because of their exclusivity and absurd value in the aftermarket sales. If you’re reading this and you’re at the San Diego Convention Center already, be sure to be at the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30PM for the raffle draw on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22.

What are your thoughts on this latest SDCC Deadpool Duck minifig? Let us know in the comments below.

 

UPDATE: Check out these official images!

 

 

 

LEGO Ideas Woman of NASA Slated to be Released at the End of the Year.

Hate them or love them, the next LEGO Ideas set that pays tribute to NASA’s space exploration program now has a launch date. Following the release of the highly in-demand, LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) set, we now have confirmation that the next NASA-themed set is expected to be released on December 1 of this year.

Designed by LEGO fan and space enthusiast Maia Weinstock (aka 20tauri over at LEGO Ideas), the LEGO Ideas Women of NASA is the next approved LEGO Ideas project following the NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), and the yet to be released Old Fishing Store (21310). The reveal was made at the LEGO fan event, Japan Brickfest held last June, where members of the LEGO Community Engagement Team announced the set’s launch date during one of their presentation.

Though it was briefly said in passing, the announcement of the launch date wasn’t hard to miss. Check out the video below and pause it around the 7:34 mark.

Truth be told, many LEGO Ideas fans were not that thrilled when the announcement was made regarding the selection of the Women of NASA as the next official LEGO Ideas set. It was met with mixed reactions from the LEGO community – from those who laud LEGO for giving more emphasis on sets that inspire budding scientists regardless of their gender, to those who lament the fact that it is such a small set with very limited play features.

Whatever your take on this, we still yet to see how LEGO will tweak on its preliminary fan-made design to somehow make it more appealing to the majority of LEGO fans, young and old alike. In the meantime come by September, we still have the Old Fishing Store (21310) to watch out for which is expected to have a good amount of following.

 

 

 

Get To Build Your Very Own Wonder Woman and Supergirl Mini Models.

If you recall, one of the highlights of the June LEGO Store Calendar is the DC Super Hero Girls Building Event, held on two separate dates. Taking its cue from one of its recent DC Superhero Girls theme, these building events are similar to the LEGO Store’s Monthly Mini Builds where participants are required to register first before being able to participate. Last month, participants who were fortunate enough to register were able to build and bring home a Wonder Woman and/or Supergirl Miniland-scale figure for free

This time, in case you missed the event, you can now build your very own DC Superhero Girls exactly as they were offered last June thanks to the building instructions posted by Brickset. It seems that these instructions do not require any special piece or element so they’re relatively easy to build. See if you can sort out through your LEGO collection and try to build these mini-models. I personally like the Supergirl build with the pieces cleverly angled to create her arms and emblem.

Wonder Woman @ 43 pieces

 

Supergirl @ 43 pieces

 

Happy building!

 

 

 

Let’s Get Dangerous… with this LEGO BrickHeadz Darkwing Duck Builds!

If there is such a thing as a Golden Age of Saturday morning Disney cartoons, then I will bet my LEGO bricks in that period between the late 80s until the 90s. Growing up in this period of classic cartoons is like falling in love with Disney TV shows for the very first time. One particular show in mind that wooed me in anticipation every week (other than the globe-trottin’ and treasure-seeking adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his posse of feathered-friends in DuckTales), is the high-flying vigilante missions of Darkwing Duck. The fun and fast-paced tone of the show defined an era of Disney morning cartoons that became largely a part of my childhood. If you were not around yet during the heyday of these shows, then I suggest you check out the video below.

Now that Disney XD is off to launch a reboot of DuckTales which will air on August 12, feelings of nostalgia have swept the hearts of most fans of the show. We may no longer be that same wide-eyed kid that sat in front of the TV screen amazed by the adventures of Darkwing Duck and Launchpad McQuack, but our love for the show is still definitely there. Perhaps this is what master builder Okay Yaramanoglu has in mind in creating these LEGO BrickHeadz versions of the show’s characters. Rendered using LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), these versions of Darkwing, Launchpad, Scrooge McDuck and Gizmoduck are all ready to get dangerous.

I like the way Scrooge’s spectacles were conveyed using a pair of clear studs, while Launchpad signature lock of orange feathers was cleverly represented by a minifigure headpiece. Most of Yaramanoglu’s BrickHeadz MOCs follows a 90s cartoon theme, including other Disney TV franchises such as Chip n Dale’s Rescue Rangers and TaleSpin. He even created BrickHeadz versions of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles straight from the 80s. These LEGO BrickHeadz MOCs from Yaramanoglu are also his entries for Brickset’s 2017 BrickHeadz Competition. If you’re a fan of this chibi builds, and you wish to submit an entry before the contest’s deadline on August 31, then visiting the contest’s Flickr site may help you draw some inspiration.

Happy building everyone!

 

 

 

More LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi Sets Named.

UPDATE: It seems that LEGO is quick to move, and would rather have us look at picture placeholders instead. Sorry guys, have to remove the blurred images on this one.

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Yesterday, we saw the minifigure listing of this year’s LEGO Star Wars sets under The Last Jedi subtheme. Some of these sets were named already, while others are still shrouded in anonymity, with only their respective set numbers as our point of reference.  While leaked images of these TLJ sets are making its rounds over the Internet, we do not have the slightest idea what these other sets are.

However, this may no longer be the case. Just recently, Star Wars fan site Rebel Scum, managed to acquire not just one, but as it seems, the whole range of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi winter set images. Again, let me make it clear that we are not at liberty to show these images here, but I guess it will not hurt to take a peek (albeit, through a very distorted looking glass) so here we go.

Resistance Transport Pod (75176)

Minifigures: BB-8, Finn

 

First Order Heavy Scout Walker (75177)

Minifigures: Resistance Trooper, First Order Flamethrower, General Hux, First Order Crew

 

Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter (75179)

Minifigures: Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot, BB-9E

 

BB-8 (75187)

 

Resistance Bomber (75188)

Minifigures: Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige (Rose’s sister), Poe Dameron

 

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189)

Minifigures: Rey, Captain Poe Dameron, Resistance Trooper, First Order Walker Driver

 

First Order Star Destroyer (75190)

Minifigures: First Order Officer, First Order Shuttle Pilot, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, Supreme Leader Snoke, BB-9E.

 

Buildable Figures

Elite TIE Fighter Pilot (75526)

 

Rey (75528)

Elite Praetorian Guard (75529)

 

Chewbacca (75530)

 

So what do you think about these sets brick fans? Are you excited to have them? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

The LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Will Soon Be Back

More than a month has passed since the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) has been launched into the market, and it seems that the LEGO Ideas team never quite expected the huge demand for this replica of the iconic rocket ship. As a result, some fans are still anxiously waiting if they will still be able to purchase, while some went far to speculate that the set has been retired, or will be retired eventually, making the set’s aftermarket sales insanely expensive. As of this writing, the set is currently out of stock at shop.LEGO.com, with very limited quantities, if not, none at all at some LEGO brand stores. Historically, though LEGO Ideas sets are not really produced in large quantities as compared to other major LEGO themes, the NASA Apollo Saturn V set has proven to be so popular that limited supplies of this set were quickly sold out.

NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

Thankfully, Hasan Jensen of the LEGO Ideas Team has issued a statement to clarify the rumors of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V’s availability. Read on for Hasan’s announcement.

It has been over a month since the official launch of the LEGO® Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V set and the overwhelming popularity of the iconic rocket has unfortunately meant that some LEGO fans have not yet been able to purchase their set or have had to wait longer than they had hoped.

Unfortunately, rumors and speculation have arisen concerning its availability, which we would like to shortly address.

We Are Continuing To Produce More Apollo Saturn V Sets 
Having just launched the Apollo Saturn V set recently, we will continue to produce the set according to our scheduled plans and we would like to re-assure everyone that it has not been retired.

While the set is temporarily out of stock through our online shop, with limited quantities available in LEGO Stores, our production teams are working hard to produce more sets in order to make sure that everyone will be able to purchase their copy. This does take time however and we therefore ask for your patience. The product page on our online shop is continually updated to reflect current availability, but if you have questions regarding your order you’re very welcome to contact our Customer Service.

We would like to thank you for your continued support of LEGO Ideas, and we cannot wait to bring you more exciting sets designed by LEGO fans.

It’s good to hear that we’ll be seeing more of the NASA Apollo Saturn V sets in the future, and I hope that this will eventually settle any rumors regarding the availability of this set. The LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) comes in at 1,969 pieces at a 1:110 scale of the original Saturn V rocket and retails at $119.99 in the US and £109.99 in the UK. For more details of this largest LEGO Ideas set to date, set co-designer Felix Stiessen gives a walkthrough on the cool features of the NASA Apollo Saturn V via an interview by Hasan Jensen at a LEGO Store in Vienna, Austria.

How about you, are you planning to get this LEGO Ideas set? Have you spotted it in a LEGO Store near you? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi Minifigures’ Name List Appears Online.

The leaks are strong with this one. Since last May, the Internet is rife with leaked images of the next wave of LEGO Star Wars set slated for this year’s biggest Star Wars movie event. From a fan’s perspective, it’s quite inevitable, considering the excitement that Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi has stirred up, especially after Disney and Lucasfilm dropped the film’s first official teaser trailer. LEGO Star Wars fans all over (including myself) has been dying to see a glimpse of how things will turn out in the film, and having a peek at the LEGO sets dedicated to the film will somehow give us an idea of things to come. But first things first: if you’re expecting to see these leaked images here in our website, well, I hate to burst your bubble – you’ll never get to see them here. However, if you know how to follow Google’s and Reddit’s trail of bread crumbs, then I trust that you know the way.

In any case, Star Wars News Net has recently shared a breakdown of the minifigures coming from the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets, which I believe, we are at liberty to share. Some of these sets are still yet to be named or identified and are only identifiable by their set numbers. It is interesting to note the names of never-before-seen minifigure characters  such as BB-9E, Vice Admiral Holdo, and Paige to name a few. I guess we just have to wait until the movie goes out it in December to know how these characters will play out.

??? (75176)

  • BB-8
  • Finn

??? (75177)

  • Resistance Trooper
  • First Order Flamethrower
  • General Hux
  • First Order Crew

??? (75179)

  • Kylo Ren
  • First Order Stormtrooper
  • First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot
  • BB-9E

Resistance Bomber (75188)

  • Resistance Bomber Pilot
  • Resistance Bombadier
  • Vice Admiral Holdo
  • Resistance Gunner Paige (Rose’s sister)
  • Poe Dameron

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189)

  • Rey
  • Captain Poe Dameron
  • Resistance Trooper
  • First Order Walker Driver
  • First Order Stormtrooper

First Order Star Destroyer (75190)

  • First Order Officer
  • First Order Shuttle Pilot
  • First Order Stormtrooper
  • First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant
  • Supreme Leader Snoke
  • BB-9E

There’s a lot to expect from this year’s Force Friday once it kicks off on September 1. We’ll keep our eyes open for more updates on this far end of the LEGO galaxy, but for the meantime you may want to check our version of the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi Resistance Skimmer and Rey’s Training MOCs courtesy of master builder Tyler Clites.

 

 

 

 

Everything is Awesome With LEGO @SDCC 2017 – A Look at LEGO-Related Panels and Events.

We’re now less than a week away before this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially kicks off, and Comic-Con’s website has now been updated to include the full schedule of events throughout the fan convention. LEGO is intentional in leaving its mark on this year’s SDCC, with the announcement of its regular LEGO SDCC exclusives such as the LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Spider-Man and Venom (41497) and LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl and Martian Manhunter (41496), both on sale via a lottery system on July 20 and 21 respectively.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie panel is also drawing in a good number attendees as of this writing, and for a good reason. Not only will it be graced by the stars of the film such as Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods, but there’s also a promise of a movie-themed, exclusive give away for the audience.

Another program to watch out for is the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game panel. Warner Bros. Gaming and TT Games have collaborated to give the audience a preview of the games latest game trailer plus a new character to be revealed. To sweeten the deal, LEGO will also be throwing exclusive audience give aways which is really exciting. Will this be an exclusive LEGO SDCC minifigure? Will find out soon enough. Here are the rest of the details of the various LEGO-related panels that are listed in SDCC 2017’s website. Please take note these may change without prior notice, and will keep our site updated from time to time. So if you’re all set to head over at the San Diego Convention Center next week, be sure to drop by at these locations.

Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm; Room 6A

Your favorite character from The LEGO Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts, and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism-she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Producers and members of the voice cast will give a sneak peek at this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty!is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:45pm – 7:45pm; Room 6A

In this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:45pm – 2:45pm; Room 6A

The team behind the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 videogame-including Arthur Parsons (head of design, TT Games), Bill Rosemann (executive creative director, Marvel Games), Justin Ramsden (designer, LEGO), Kurt Busiek (comics writer, Avengers Forever), and Dan Veesenmeyer (comic content artist, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers)-offer an inside look at this all-new original adventure, the sequel to the smash hit LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Moderated by Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (vice president and executive editor, Marvel Digital), this celebration of the Marvel Universe will provide fans with a first look at a new game trailer, new character and artwork reveals, and exclusive audience giveaways. Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 pits players against the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in an epic cosmic battle across the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. The game will be released on November 14.  Pre-order it here via Amazon.

World Premiere of LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm; Room 6BCF

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be among the first to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy and Daphne respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding.TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  Pre-order it here via Amazon.

World Premiere of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm – 1:45pm; Room 6BCF

Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for our young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the world premiere of this film, the first LEGO entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy—Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony), and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Monsuno). DC All Access host Tiffany Smith moderates. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 25, on digital HD, and August 8 on DVD.  Pre-order it here via Amazon.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm; Room 7AB

Join creators of the smash-hit Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series and LEGO Ninjago toys for an in-depth look behind the scenes. Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, show runner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas, and IP lead Nelson Lamonicago under the hood and explore the Ninjago universe. Plus, sneak peeks and an appearance from voice talent of the hit show. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

 

 

 

 

A Look at Various LEGO Promotional Pods.

LEGO first introduced the concept as part of its promotions for The LEGO Batman Movie. The Batman Battle Pod (5004929) gave us our very first look at what later will be referred to as a series of LEGO promotional polybag pods Representing a particular theme, each promotional pod consists of a minifigure and several accessories all neatly organized within a sturdy and portable pod-like container, similar to a Pokeball. Imagine an allegiance between LEGO and Nintendo and expect that to be the start of an uber cool collection.

Following the success of the Batman Battle Pod, LEGO has revealed three additional promotional pods to watch out for. Check these out.

First off, we have the LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai Dojo Pod (5004916) polybag which consist of a Jay minifigure, and a handful of ninja tools and weapons as expected from the young Ninja. It comes in 35 pieces all wrapped in LEGO’s signature pod design.

Next we have LEGO Nexo Knights Armor Pod (5004914). In spite of the rumors that the heroes of Knighton might be seeing an early retirement soon, it seems that LEGO still has plans for this classic Castle and Space theme hybrid, with the inclusion of a promotional pod under the Nexo Knights theme.  It consists of a knight, with a sword and scannable shield accessory. One of the cool things about this is that LEGO even added the classic Space logo in front of the blue pod. I can just imagine converting this pod into something like a pod carrier MOC for Benny – that will sure put a smile on his face.

Lastly, we have the LEGO Friends Ski Pod (5004920) that comes with an Emma minidoll, a ski helmet, a pair of ski poles, and a glass element neatly arranged in a winter-themed pod.

What I like about these pods is the versatility that it offers in housing your favorite minifig. Since it is based on a particular theme, you can easily place any minifigure of your choice and replace the accessories. It will also be nice if LEGO can come up with similar pods for let’s say, the CMF Series so KFOLs can carry around their most favorite minifigs wherever they go. Only time can tell if this idea will eventually catch up and be popular among LEGO fans.

So what do you think about LEGO’s promotional polybag pods? What particular theme or minifigure do you want to see having its own pod?  We’ll keep our ears open for more news on when and where these pods will be available so stick around and be sure to check with us again here at the Brick Show.

 

 

 

LEGO Creator Mini Piggy Bank (40251) Promotional Now Available!

The second half of this month’s LEGO Store promotional is now up, particularly the limited edition, 3-in-1 LEGO Creator Mini Piggy Bank (40251). As mentioned in the July LEGO Store Calendar, this set is free for every minimum purchase of $75 starting today July 10 until July 31, EST both in-store and online via shop.LEGO.com while supplies last.

This set comes in at 248 pieces, valued at $15 USD. If you prefer a different build, you can change it to either a panda or a polar bear. This limited edition Mini Piggy Bank joins the rank of other exclusive promotionals, including last year’s seasonal gift, the LEGO Snowglobe (40223).

As a side note, I hope you were able to sign up for July’s Monthly Mini Build which will start tomorrow July 11 until 12. This month’s Mini Build is a blue Octopus, with articulated tentacles and cute, googly eyes. Personally, I find this build better than the other MMBs offered during the previous months. I like how the tentacles can be posed, and the funny looking eyes that add character to the build.