Last week’s New York Comic Con 2017 may all be over, but the waves of LEGO-related announcements released during the fan convention just kept on lingering. Unlike last year’s New York Comic Con, where LEGO introduced new sets such those coming from the DC Super Hero Girls theme, additional LEGO Batman Movie sets, and an exclusive Batgirl mini-doll raffle giveaway, this year was, well… a bit uninspiring. There were no new themes or full LEGO sets that were announced, but more of what to expect from the LEGO BrickHeadz line. Needless to say, this year’s LEGO reveals were pretty nice in themselves so here’s a wrap-up of everything that LEGO has revealed or announced during the said annual fan convention.
TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive took to the NYCC stage their latest reveal of Marvel characters getting the LEGO treatment in the much awaited video game sequel, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Not missing on this annual comic book fan convention, TT Games’ Arthur Parsons and Marvel’s Bill Rosemann took the opportunity of announcing a ton of new Marvel characters that will make their debut as playable, LEGO minifigures in the highly anticipated video game. The New York Comic Con panel presentation also placed the spotlight on what LEGO Marvel fans can expect from the game’s Season Pass.
This year’s New York Comic Con is now on its last leg, and with it comes a reveal of a handful of new LEGO sets scheduled for release in January and April next year. The news surfaced when the good ‘ol folks from Jedi News were able to snap some photos of the LEGO BrickHeadz truck used to distribute the NYCC exclusive, LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498). On display was a pretty neat poster hinting on 12 new BrickHeadz, all slated for release in 2018. Expected to be available in January and April, these new collectibles are all based on upcoming films such as the Justice League (#21-#24), Star Wars The Last Jedi and presumably from the Han Solo Anthology (#25, #26. #39, #40), and Avengers: Infinity War (#35-#38).
This year’s LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 promotionals are now up, and as we reported from yesterday, this annual LEGO and TRU promo have already kicked off in some parts of the world and has just recently began in the US. For its first wave of offerings during this week (October 1 to 7), LEGO purchases of $50 and above at any Toys R Us stores will entitle you to a free LEGO Bricktober Minifigure set which is from the Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu theme. Week 2 (October 8 to 14) giveaways will be the LEGO Batman Movie minifigs; Week 3 (October 15-21) the LEGO City Jungle Exploration; and Week 4 (October 22-28) will be a selection of LEGO CMFs coming from past series.