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.

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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.

 

Another LEGO SDCC 2019 Exclusive Revealed – the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901)

Another LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive has just been revealed, and just in time for another Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker character teaser. The LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901) is the next 2019 San Diego Comic Con exclusive to be offered to attendees following the Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) and Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) sets.

Revealed by LEGO via social media, this latest LEGO SDCC  2019 exclusive comes in at 484 pieces and will retail for $45 USD, available for purchase to all San Diego Comic-Con attendees via electronic raffle. This set takes its cue from the latest evolution of the Stormtrooper which will make its debut in December once Star Wars Episode IX hits theaters.

What is interesting about this set is also the fact that it claims to be an Early Release Edition, hinting on the possibility that later, non-exclusive releases of this set will be available to the general public. I have to applaud LEGO for this move if such is the case since for a long time, LEGO fans are clamoring for access to this event and regional exclusive sets.

The LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901) is the second set of its kind following the release of the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227) that was released earlier this April as a Target store exclusive, and in relation to the annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

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!

LEGO Astronaut Training In-Store Event Happening at the LEGO Store Leicester Square

LEGO’s official Facebook page has posted an event that will bring out the LEGO Astronaut in you. Dubbed as LEGO Astronaut Training, this series of in-store events will be held at the LEGO Store Leicester Square in London throughout the entire week from July 22 to 28. One of the event’s highlights is July 24’s Make and Take activity where participants will get to build a LEGO mini space shuttle and they will get to bring this home as well. Participants will also have an opportunity to be a part of creating a mystery LEGO mural which will be announced during the week.

There are no details yet regarding any pre-registration, so I suggest that you keep tabs about this event via LEGO’s Facebook page.  More so if you will be at Leicester Square during these dates. Read on for more details about this event, and while you’re at it don’t forget to check out the latest LEGO City Space sets now available at shop.LEGO.com.

To become a LEGO Astronaut you must complete your training!
Join us in the LEGO Store Leicester Square and take part in our exciting activities that are out of this world! 🚀

Here is a snapshot of the challenges you will face in-store:

Monday & Tuesday: 22nd – 23rd July
👨‍🚀 Take part in Astronaut training challenges

Wednesday: 24th July
2-4pm
🛰️ Build a space shuttle and take it home for free

Thursday & Friday: 25th – 26th July
ALL DAY
Contribute in building a MASSIVE mystery LEGO Mural!
📸 Don’t miss a picture in a LEGO space suit

Saturday & Sunday: 27th and 28th July
ALL DAY
🌌 See the finished Space mosaic on display and take part in other space build challenges

* Get a unique stamp for your passport for every challenge you take part in
* Pass your astronaut training and you will receive a certificate of completion
* Don’t forget to check out the Exclusive LEGO Lunar Lander and the LEGO City Space sets

LEGO Reveals New 2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets In Time for SDCC

In addition to the new LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) that LEGO will showcase at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the company has revealed two new 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets that will also be displayed at the event. It looks like LEGO will be throwing in a pair of new sets that calls back on some of the most memorable opening scenes from the very first Star Wars movie ever made: Episode IV: A New Hope.

Both sets render these opening scenes as we fondly remember them. The first one being Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270) which comes in at 200 pieces, and features minifigures of Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and a Tusken Raider. Unique to this set is a new microfigure of Princess Leia’s hologram which she used to send a distress signal to Obi-Wan.

The second set is another classic call back with Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder (75271). To be frank, this is the fourth Star Wars Luke Landspeeder that LEGO has released over the years since the theme’s inception in 1999. So for some, this may no longer come as a surprise. However, this new set boasts of having more details than its predecessors and also features the minifig versions of Luke with a new blaster rifle clip, C-3PO, and a Jawa with his buildable cave hideout.

Read on for the rest of the product descriptions for these new 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets, both of which will be available to the public starting January 1 next year. If you’re happening to drop by at SDCC from July 18 to 21, then be sure to check out these sets to be displayed at the LEGO Booth. Thanks to The Brothers Brick for the tip.

 

LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270)

200 pieces | Age 7+ | $29.99 USD

2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Your young Jedi will love this detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ 75270 Obi-Wan’s Hut model. The hut folds out for easy access and there are lots of cool items to spark kids’ creativity, including Lightsabers, a training remote and a new-for-January 2020 Princess Leia hologram element to recreate classic Star Wars: A New Hope scenes. The set includes iconic Star Wars characters Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2, plus a Tusken Raider for role-play battles.

 

LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder  (75271)

236 pieces | Age 7+ | $29.99 USD

2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Young Jedi will love pretending to power across the Tatooine desert with this new-for-January-2020, collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ 75271 Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder model! More detailed than ever before, there’s space for the Luke and C-3PO minifigures, an opening trunk with macrobinoculars inside, and a clip for Luke’s blaster rifle to inspire creative play. And kids can reimagine Star Wars: A New Hope movie action with the buildable cave hideout for an armed Jawa minifigure.

Official Product Descriptions for 2019 LEGO Overwatch Sets Published

After a bit of a slip-up from Amazon UK regarding the two, upcoming 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets (they’re listing were eventually taken down from their site), LEGO has now released the official product descriptions for both LEGO Overwatch Wrecking Ball (75976) and Junkrat and Roadhog (75977). I guess the cat is out of the bag already, so to speak. Read on for these sets’ full product descriptions. As a side note, BZ Power reports that LEGO will be hosting a Twitch Rivals Overwatch tournament on July 25, with a special prize provided to the winner. A brick built Overwatch trophy or statue for the winner will be nice.

These 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets will be on display during the San Diego Comic-Con in July and will be available to the general public beginning October 1.

LEGO Overwatch Wrecking Ball (75976)

227 pieces | Ages 9+
$19.99 (USD)
Available October 1, 2019

2019 LEGO Overwatch

Immerse your favorite Overwatch fan in epic missions with this LEGO Overwatch 75976 Wrecking Ball set. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch toy set transforms from an iron-clad battle mech to a high-speed ball. A fan favorite, Wrecking Ball is piloted by Hammond, a resourceful hamster who pops up from the cockpit just like in the game. With Quad Cannons and four extractable limbs that fold out when transforming into the mech toy, youngsters will love playing with this instantly recognizable model and Overwatch character. Older fans will be excited to show their passion for Overwatch by displaying the set near their gaming setup for all their friends to see.

  • This LEGO Overwatch playset features a Hammond hamster figure that can pop up from the cockpit by turning a handle for added fun.
  • For anyone who loves Overwatch hero toys and buildable mech toys, this LEGO brick-built model can transform from a mech into an epic ball and is packed with authentic details from the in-game hero. Kids and fans will love building this authentic Overwatch model.
  • Just like in the game, this action toy can transform from an epic ball toy that can roll into a cool mech toy with fold-out Quad Cannons and extractable legs, offering kids and fans many authentic Overwatch details.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated videos, comics, and exciting global eSports events.
  • Wrecking Ball creative play toy measures over 4″ (11cm) high, 4″ (11cm) long and 5″ (13cm) wide. LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the internationally acclaimed team-based action game.

 

LEGO Overwatch Junkrat and Roadhog (75977)

380 pieces | Ages 9+
$49.99 (USD)
Available October 1, 2019

2019 LEGO Overwatch

Now your favorite Overwatch fan can build a part of Junkertown out of LEGO bricks with the 75977 Junkrat & Roadhog set. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch toy set recreates the apocalyptic atmosphere of Junkertown, a highly popular Overwatch map. This playset features the iconic crime duo from Overwatch: Roadhog and Junkrat. Roadhog comes as a large, highly-detailed BigFig with his Chain Hook and Scrap Gun. The minifigure Junkrat has his iconic peg-leg and Frag Launcher. Fans and kids alike will love the authentic character details, the yellow chopper bike and display diorama inspired by the Junkertown map.

  • This LEGO brick-built model comes with two highly popular Overwatch figures: BigFig Roadhog with his Chain Hook and minifigure Junkrat with his Frag Launcher and iconic peg leg.
  • Kids and fans will love building this highly detailed Overwatch model, including the brick-built Pachimari figure.
  • Offering kids and fans authentic Overwatch details, this action toy features a display diorama with the Junkertown sign and a yellow chopper bike that can be played with separately.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated videos, comics and exciting global eSports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the internationally acclaimed team-based action game.
  • Junkyard building toy measures over 8″ (21cm) high, 8″ (22cm) wide and 4″ (12cm) long.

SDCC 2019 Exclusive Reveal: The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit

In the tradition of San Diego Comic-Con’s LEGO exclusives, LEGO has now revealed this year’s first minifigure to be made available to participants. The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit takes its cue from 2018’s hit Playstation 4 video game, Spider-Man

We can assume that SDCC 2019 attendees will have access to this LEGO minifig exclusive via the same electronic raffle/system as in previous years. Furthermore, according to info coming from Allen (aka The Brick Fan), there will also be a randomized instant-win raffle event where Comic-Con attendees can get a chance to win this LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit exclusive.

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit

To be frank, I’m still hoping that The LEGO Group will still consider having Comic-Con LEGO exclusives such as this, be available to other LEGO fans who cannot attend these kinds of conventions for obvious geographical reasons. Perhaps LEGO can give a thought on how to make these minifigs available to the general public after a certain number of months. This will also somehow discourage scalpers for charging a ridiculous amount for this SDCC LEGO exclusives over at eBay.

Anyways, if you’re into this kind of LEGO collectibles, then be sure to bookmark and check back with us again as more info comes out regarding the details of how to avail of this minifig. I also expect additional LEGO SDCC 2019 minifigures to be revealed anytime soon.