Here’s A Look at the LEGO Booth at SDCC 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has now come to a close, and for those who didn’t get a chance to see what LEGO has in store at their massive booth, our friends from Beyond the Brick was kind enough to share their first-hand account of the different happenings at the LEGO Booth at SDCC 2019. Check out their video below.

Aside from the life-sized brick-built statues such as the LEGO DC Batman, Avengers: Endgame Iron Man and the new Star Wars Sith Trooper that welcomed visitors, there are plenty of hands-on activities that kept enthusiasts glued to the LEGO brick. One of these is the usual meet and greet with some of LEGO’s top-notch of designers including Justin Ramsden, the person behind the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set.  LEGO fans and comic-con attendees may have their Stranger Things sets and even their LEGO SDCC minifigs such as the LEGO Strangers Things Barb exclusive minifigure.

There is also the LEGO Comic Creation Station where you can create a minifigure version of yourself and be the star of your own comic book. You just have to answer a series of questions that determines the personality and looks of your minifigure avatar, and choose your own comic book theme. After a couple of hours, you can claim your own personalized comic book to bring home as a cool LEGO SDCC souvenir.

LEGO Booth
Video grab courtesy of Beyond the Brick.

Younger LEGO fans also had a blast at the LEGO Booth making their very own minifigure adventures. After creating their physical minifigures at the building stations, these young builders can place their customized minifigs to any of the numerous LEGO Brick Boxes for a fun minifigure scene and photo ops. Designed by Tristan Cain and other top-notch LEGO builders, these minifig scaled backdrops are based on several of LEGO’s licensed themes and other abstract concepts.

Video grab courtesy of Beyond the Brick.

There is also a handful of LEGO sets that were put on sale at the LEGO Booth which includes fan favorites such as the LEGO Jurassic Park: T.rex Rampage (75936), the LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253), and the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) just to name a few. On display are also a couple of soon to be released LEGO Star Wars sets, the LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144), and other LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusives such as Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), and LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901).  There was a bit of confusion when the LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318) was accidentally placed on sale in spite of the embargo that was currently in effect. Needless to say, the set was immediately pulled out but not without any eagle-eyed LEGO fan making the first purchase.

Were you at the San Diego Comic-Con this year? Let us know what is your favorite LEGO Booth moment at the comments down below.

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LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build Make and Take Event Arriving in NYC

Earlier this month, we reported on a LEGO Harley Davidson mini-build make and take event that was launched in China. I have to admit that this is a nice mini-build that I wouldn’t mind breaking down to see how it is was assembled. It’s a cool LEGO collectible to display alongside its bigger brother. LEGO fans in China also had the rare opportunity of meeting one of LEGO’s top designers in the person of Mike Psiaki, who is also the designer behind the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269).

LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build

For the rest of us outside of China, our only option to have our hands on this mini-build is to have someone share the building instructions and parts list needed to assemble this. Thankfully, we have Mecabricks user Nigel sharing to us his digital rendition of this LEGO Harley Davidson mini-build. You may check out his page and see if you have the parts needed. Just click on the Editor tab.

You also have a second option though, now that it seems that this make and take promotional will soon arrive in the US. The LEGO Store in the Flatiron District, New York will be hosting the same LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build make and take event on August 10. Other than this highly-sought after freebie, LEGO Store visitors will also get to see a life-sized, brick-built LEGO Harley-Davidson Fatboy consisting of 69,569 LEGO bricks. Plus, you’ll also get to participate in building a LEGO Mystery Mural which will be put on display at the said LEGO Store.

If you’re in the Flatiron District on August 10, be sure to drop by the LEGO Store and participate in these building events. It is unclear though if you need to pre-register, so you may want to keep tabs with this event by following LEGO’s Facebook page and their other social media channels. Thanks once again to Nigel to sharing his digital rendition of this LEGO Harley Davidson mini-build.

The Future of LEGO Marvel Is Here – Huge Reveals at the Marvel Studios Panel at SDCC 2019

The best is still yet to come and with a deep breath, Marvel Studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con has unveiled the future of the film franchise for what has been dubbed as Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been rumors in the past on what these post-Endgame films will be and with Spider-Man: Far From Home officially closing MCU’s Phase 3, the stage is now set for the announcement of the next wave of superhero films that will also point us to the direction towards the future of LEGO Marvel sets.

LEGO Marvel

Right off the bat, MCU top brass Kevin Feige took the stage of SDCC’s Hall H to announce a handful of MCU films and TV shows that will define Marvel Studio’s Phase 4. And with the partnership between Disney and LEGO going on a full swing, it is safe to assume that we will also be seeing a lot of new LEGO sets and interesting minifigure characters centered on the LEGO Marvel theme.

The entire (announced) scope of MCU’s Phase 4 in full view at SDCC 2019. What LEGO Marvel sets will come out of this?

First in our list following a chronological order is the origin movie spin-off of Black Widow. This is the solo movie of Natasha Romanoff focusing on her backstory on how she became the Avenger’s top covert secret ops operative. It is not a longshot to consider that LEGO has also something in the works, that may perhaps be a call back to that Budapest mission that she and Hawkeye are fond of remembering. Black Widow is slated to be released on May 1, 2020.

Up next is The Eternals which is a star-studded cast headed by Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Madden among others. It was also rumored that Keanu Reeves will also appear in the film, though he never made an appearance at the MCU Panel at that time. The Eternals will explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also shows potential for a new line of exciting minifigures which we will see before the film hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

After the arrival of the Eternals, we will have our first Asian-led MCU film in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. We will see the return of the Mandarin – the real, sinister one rather than the proxy that we saw in Iron Man 3 – which will play as the film’s major villain. If you recall back in 2013, LEGO has released a small set, the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown (76008) so hopefully, we will see the Ten Ring leader have a minifigure reboot. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will arrive in theaters February 12, 2021.

Kevin Feige confirmed that the Sorcerer Supreme will be back following the events of Endgame, and will now delve on the dark side of MCU’s multiverse. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is said to be Marvel Studio’s take on the horrific, dark version of the multiverse which was formally introduced in the film franchise in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Though this film is teased to be part of a sort of horror genre of the MCU, I’m sure that Disney will have this toned down a bit and LEGO will offer another Doctor Strange set following 2016’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) and the more recent LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108). Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be conjuring its spells on May 7, 2021.

And the final confirmed film in MCU’s Phase 4 will see the return of the god of thunder himself, a most unlikely love triangle, and another Worthy fitting of Mjolnir’s allegiance. In Thor: Love and Thunder, we will see the rise of Thor’s love interest Jane Foster as the new wielder of the mystical hammer to become the female Thor. It will be interesting to see how LEGO will render Jane Foster in battle-ready, Asgardian armor and what particular scene will it recreate in LEGO form. 2017 saw two LEGO sets inspired by the events in Thor: RagnarokThe Ultimate Battle for Asgard (76084) and Thor vs Hulk: Arena Clash (76088) – so we hope to see another pair of LEGO Marvel sets before Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on November 5, 2021.

Finally, SDCC attendees were given a glimpse of more things to come with the announcement of the very first Marvel film reboot. Blade was formally welcomed in the MCU with actor Mahershala Ali playing the role of the lethal Daywalker. Furthermore, Feige also confirmed the arrival of the previously Fox-owned Marvel title, Fantastic Four. It is interesting to see how Disney and LEGO will collaborate on a set focusing on the vampire hunter, though I’m pretty sure that this will be a bit toned down as well given the violent theme of the Wesley Snipes era of previous Blade films. Nevertheless, it is a long time coming for a Blade minifigure and LEGO Marvel fans will surely welcome it. A LEGO set revolving around the team of the Fantastic Four is also long overdue – just imagine a bunch of minifigures of the Human Torch, the Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic and a big fig version of The Thing all gathered in a set and you have a winner combo for a collectible LEGO set.

Going forward, it was also announced during the SDCC Marvel Panel that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2 are in the works together with a handful of new TV shows that will air on the Disney+ streaming service – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye just to name those that were revealed. Whether or not these shows will also get the LEGO treatment is still speculative at best, but one thing is certain – this year and the couple of years to come will surely be very busy for our LEGO designers, and a heck exciting for LEGO Marvel fans.

So how do you think the next wave of MCU-inspired LEGO Marvel sets will look like? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

LEGO DC Batman Brick Statue To Be On Display at SDCC 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is almost upon us and with roughly 24 hours left before the gates of the San Diego Convention Center open its gates to the throng of the SDCC faithful, LEGO has revealed another brick statue that will be on display at the LEGO Booth #2829. Just in time with the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary this 2019, LEGO revealed a brick-built, life-sized LEGO DC Batman statue that will be put on display together with the previously reported LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper and LEGO Marvel Endgame Iron-Man statues, making this LEGOlized version of the Dark Knight the third brick statue that will welcome guests at the LEGO Booth.

LEGO DC Batman statue

What’s even more impressive is the fact that this LEGO DC Batman statue will be displayed alongside a massive LEGO mosaic that features a variant cover of DC Comic’s Detective Comics Issue #1000. The Batman statue weighs in at 225 pounds with 44,051 LEGO bricks used to build the Dark Knight at this life-sized scale. The mosaic, on the other hand, is built using more than twice the number of LEGO pieces clocking in at 96,768 pieces.

As mentioned, this year’s San Diego Comic-Con is particularly significant to our Dark Knight since 2019 marks his 80th year anniversary of being one of DC’s superhero icons. Other than this statue, LEGO pays its tribute to Batman through its various exclusive SDCC 2019 merchandise such as the LEGO DC Comics The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) set and the LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman minifig, both of which will be available to Comic-Con attendees via electronic raffle.

Life-Sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue On Display at SDCC 2019

It has been customary for LEGO to feature life-sized brick statues of pop icons at comic book conventions, and San Diego Comic-Con is one of those events where LEGO designers get to shine. After the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue last week, another awesome brick creation is poised to grace the LEGO booth at SDCC 2019. As revealed by LEGO on its social media channels, a life-sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man statue will also be on display at this year’s SDCC.

Made up of 35,119 LEGO pieces, this statue is a fitting tribute to one of the icons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tony Stark looks impressively imposing wielding this version of the Infinity Gauntlet, standing at 6.5 feet and weighing at 188 pounds.

This brick-built LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue will be on display from Thursday to Sunday this week, July 18-21. If you already registered as an attendee for SDCC, be sure to drop by the LEGO booth during these dates to see these magnificent pieces of brick art. LEGO usually releases two or three brick statues to be put on display during comic-con so we’re keeping our radars open for further developments if any.

LEGO has also announced its various SDCC 2019 exclusives that will be given away or sold via electronic raffle. We have the usual event-exclusive minifigures for this year such as the LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifig, the LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman, and the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit minifigs. Limited-edition sets are also up for sale at the LEGO booth which includes Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), the Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), and the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901).

Exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb Minifigure Coming to SDCC 2019

LEGO has revealed its last exclusive SDCC 2019 LEGO minifigure earlier today. Following the reveal of other minifig exclusives such as the LEGO DC Zebra Batman and LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit, now comes one particular character from Netflix’s hit sci-fi series that’s too hard to forget. The LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure will be given away to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 attendees via electronic lottery on July 20. Needless to say, this minifigure will be worth its weight in gold among LEGO and Netflix fans and I can just imagine how this will be ridiculously priced over at eBay.

Barb Minifigure

Barb only made a brief appearance in the first few episodes of Stranger Things’ first season before she, unfortunately, fell prey to the terrifying Demogorgon. However, this is enough for the character to win the hearts of fans and the show’s cult following. This exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure is the third official LEGO Stranger Things product that the LEGO has officially released. It follows the impressive LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set currently available at LEGO Stores and LEGO Shop@Home, and the promotional make-an-take mini-build Castle Byers.

So what do you think about this SDCC 2019 LEGO minifig exclusive? Comment down below.

Life Size LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Statue to Debut at SDCC 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is fast approaching and with the recent reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901), LEGO and Lucasfilms have lifted the veil for yet another evolution of the terrifyingly efficient footsoldier of the Star Wars franchise. And just in time for next week’s SDCC’s celebration, LEGO pays tribute to this new Star Wars character in the most glorious way possible: in LEGO bricks of course. This life-sized LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue will be displayed at the LEGO Booth during SDCC to greet the throngs of fans who will flock grandest comic book convention on the face of the planet.

This brick-built, Sith Trooper statue is a life-sized creation made up of 34,307 LEGO pieces, weighs almost 80 kilos and stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall. With a total of 250 hours of design and building time under its belt, this recent LEGO masterpiece is a sight to behold. This new version of the First Order Stormtrooper comes in a very intimidating red color scheme which reminds me of the Elite Praetorian Guards seen in The Last Jedi.

If you recall from last year’s SDCC and those prior to it, it has been a tradition for LEGO to release such brick-built statues which also acts as a marketing tool to promote upcoming films and TV series. We saw the magnificent brick statue of Thanos striking a pose while wielding the Infinity Gauntlet.  The latest incarnation of Doctor Who that also received the LEGO treatment in last year’s SDCC with her very own brick-built statue and Ultrakatty which looks surprisingly intimidating in her battle mode just in time for The LEGO Movie 2 promotions.

Since LEGO usually reveals two or three brick statues of this kind during San Diego Comic-Con, we can somehow expect that there are still more to come as we count the days before SDCC. Be sure to subscribe to our blog site for more news updates on LEGO @SDCC 2019. For now, check out this speed build of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue as shared by Yahoo! News.

 

This LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build Make and Take Event is Happening in China

It looks like LEGO fans in China will get a lot of LEGO love this month. After yesterday’s reveal of the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269), it looks like this set will have a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build version that will be given away as a make and take promotional across Chinese  LEGO stores.

LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-build

Thanks to a tip from StoneWars, we learned that this make-and-take promotional build was announced via the Chinese social media platform WeChat. To make the deal more enticing, it was also revealed that only 3,000 copies of this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build will be released for those who will be getting its larger LEGO Creator Expert counterpart. LEGO fans who will purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) set will receive a coupon that will entitle them to participate for the make-and-take building event.

The announcement for the LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build Make-and-Take event released in Chinese social media.

Additionally, LEGO fans in China will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Mike Psiaki – the LEGO Designer behind this awesome big bike rendition. In case you’re in the area and are planning to get this set together will all its perks, then be sure to drop by at any of these LEGO Stores in China during the following dates:

  • July 17: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai People’s Square
  • July 20: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai Disneytown
  • July 21: LEGO Brand Retail, Beijing Wangfujin

I have to say that this mini-build version is spot on, with its orange and white background and stand. Though I strongly feel that the Harley-Davidson logo is rendered as a sticker, it is still an excellent display model nonetheless. I just hope that this promo will find its way to other regional LEGO stores worldwide for everyone to enjoy.

The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) is slated for a LEGO VIP release on July 17, and for the general public on August 1. It comes in at 1,023 pieces, retailing for $99.99 USD.

Exclusive LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman SDCC 2019 Minifigure Revealed

After unveiling its first SDCC 2019 minifigure exclusive a couple of weeks ago, LEGO has now revealed its next event-exclusive minifig via Twitter. The LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman is the second SDCC 2019 exclusive offering following the Spider-Man Advanced Suit. This yet another version of the Dark Knight takes its cue from the Detective Comics Issue #275 released in January of 1960 and will be available to all SDCC 2019 attendees on July 20 through a randomized instant-win lottery.

In the comics, Zebra-Batman, aside from his rather weird appearance, was imbued with magnetic powers that he received from the same machine that powered the supervillain Zebra-Man.

In case you need to know, this latest iteration of Batman in a trippy kind of suit is the 77th LEGO minifig rendition of the Caped Crusader in minifigure form and the second LEGO SDCC exclusive offering since 2008. So what do you think of the LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman? Do you think its a good call from LEGO to have such an exclusive? Let me know your comments below.

 

LEGO Ideas From The Moon to Mars Building Contest Launched

In line with the release of the new space-inspired LEGO City sets, the LEGO Ideas website has announced a new building contest that will challenge builders to come up with their most out-of-this-world brick creations using LEGO bricks. Imagine a space vehicle capable of traveling from your minifigure moon base to the mysterious red planet. Or find ways on how you can help NASA achieve this dream and demonstrate it using your very own original LEGO creation. Watch the video below by astronaut Mike Massimino announcing the LEGO Ideas From the Moon to Mars building contest.

Like previous LEGO Ideas building contests, there will be tons of sweet LEGO prizes that await the winners. There will be one Grand Prize Winner and Two Runner-Ups, all of them will be receiving a bunch of cool space-themed LEGO sets. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:

The two Runner-Ups will not go home empty-handed as well, because the following LEGO sets are theirs for the taking:

Better hurry though if you’re planning to join this contest because the deadline for submission of entries is until August 1, 2019, only. Be sure to check the LEGO Ideas From The Moon to Mars Building Contest guidelines for more details. Happy building and may the best space builder wins!