The SDCC Force Is Strong With LEGO’s Brick-Built Statue of Luke Skywalker.

Close your eyes… breathe, just breathe… now, reach out… what do you see? Well… I see a LEGO brick-built statue of you, Luke!

Alright, I’m not really good at jokes and these sorts of things, but seeing our next SDCC brick-built statue will probably take our breath away. As impressive as DCEU’s Flash and Thor’s LEGO statues, the legendary Jedi Master himself is now given the life-sized LEGO treatment. As noted by the Hollywood Reporter, this most recent version of Luke Skywalker is the shortest among the three brick-built figures – coming in at 36,743 LEGO bricks. Well, that’s probably OK, since its uber cool to be a vertically challenged Force user (I know, Yoda might be rolling in his grave right now). Alright, enough with the corny jokes. Check these out.

We have a few blessed souls who already made it at SDCC during its preview night, and they took it to Tweeter to share several pics of how these LEGO statues look like on display.

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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!

 

 

 

Instructions To Make Your Own LEGO BrickHeadz Wonder Woman Now Available.

As mentioned in the July LEGO Store Calendar, yesterday marks the start of another Adult Build Event were AFOLs age 18 years and above (with qualifying purchases of $75 or more) are entitled to participate in an exclusive in-store make and build event. The LEGO BrickHeadz Wonder Woman in-store building event is a great opportunity to bring home this exclusive set which is quite different from the very first BrickHeadz released during last year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Thanks to Reddit user ericxoxp, we now have a digital copy of the building instructions for this exclusive BrickHeadz. The parts list seems not to include any unique LEGO parts so building this is relatively easy. This build is based on Wonder Woman’s iteration as seen in the new DC Super Hero Girls theme. There are no printed parts save for the black, round 1×1 tiles for her eyes.

Here are the building instructions for your reference, and if you prefer a portable PDF file simply download it here. Happy building everyone!

 

 

 

YESSSS! LEGO Life-Size Brick-Built Statue of Thor Heads It Way to SDCC!

We saw Justice League’s Flash getting the #LEGOSDCC treatment a few days ago, and this time, joining him as one of this year’s SDCC highlights is the Norse god of thunder himself, MCU’s Thor, as seen in the upcoming film, Thor: Ragnarok. Entertainment Weekly gives us an inside look and some fun facts about this latest LEGO creation. Check out the time-lapse video below of how this brick-built statue came to be. The following images are courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

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This life-sized LEGO statue captures Thor’s cinematic version as played by Chris Hemsworth. The final model stands at 7 feet tall, made up 33,495 LEGO bricks, and took a total of 290 hours to build. I love how the designers made good use of the bright red pieces as it accentuate the alien-like markings on the left side of the build, and the flowing effect of Thor’s cape. The way the cape was constructed is totally rad! I’d say that the choice of handheld weapons on this build is a good call as well on the part of the designers. In the absence of Mjolnir, the choice of having the god of thunder wielding two swords is a lot better than seeing him holding an over-sized screwdriver.

2017’s San Diego Comic Con will officially kick-off on Thursday, July 20 at the San Diego Convention Center. LEGO has always been an active exhibitor at these events, and if you’re paying a visit at SDCC, then be sure to drop by at Booth #2829. LEGO has already announced this year’s exclusive SDCC minifigure in the character of CW’s Vixen from Legends of Tomorrow, and there’s still more LEGO surprises to be revealed as we count the hours away so be sure to keep tabs with us for more LEGO @SDCC updates.

 

 

LEGO Unveils Its First SDCC 2017 Exclusive Minifigure.

LEGO has been quite mum about this one, until now. We saw from last year that CW’s Rey Palmer (aka Atom) of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was one of San Diego Comic Con’s exclusive swags, alongside Steve Roger’s Captain America. This time around, we have another character from Legends of Tomorrow that a few brick fans will be so fortunate enough to have. LEGO has shared via its Twitter account that Vixen will now be getting the exclusive LEGO SDCC treatment for this year’s SDCC.

For those of you who are not familiar with her character, Vixen (aka Amaya Jiwe) is a CW character and a former member of Justice Society of America played on screen by Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Hailing from Africa, Vixen is an expert in hand-to-hand combat, made even more deadly by the powerful Anansi Totem – a magically imbued necklace that allows her to summon or harness the life force of animals, giving her superhuman strength, speed, agility, and resistance to the elements.

The manner of having Vixen in her exclusive LEGO minifigure form will be basically the same as that from previous years. If you’re attending this year’s Comic Con, you must be at the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30PM and wait in line from July 20 to 23. This limited edition, SDCC exclusive minifig is expected to shoot up in value in the aftermarket for as much as $200 to $250. Even as of this writing, a couple of pre-auction listings on eBay are now posted.

If you’re unable to attend this year’s Comic Con, LEGO will still be running its usual online raffle via Twitter, so be sure to keep tabs with their social media accounts. Be sure to stay tuned with us for more LEGO SDCC updates only here at the Brick Show!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

A Look at LEGO at Disney’s D23 Expo 2017.

Disney’s grandest fan event has just concluded, and on the last day of the D23 Expo, LEGO and Disney fans surely had a blast. Held at Anaheim Convention Center in California, Disney made sure that LEGO had a sizeable presence at the convention. With its various reveals such as the new playable character in the person of Homemade Suit Spider-Man in the upcoming video game sequel LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, and various promotional builds for Spider-Man Homecoming, Toy Story 4, and so much more, LEGO’s vibe is undeniably felt in the air.

Though it is expected that next week’s SDCC will create more LEGO-related buzz, these brick-built statues at the D23 Expo knows how to get attention. This life-sized, brick-built statue of Spider-Man as he hangs on a window is definitely for the win. Thanks to DiscussingFilm and Bill Roseman for sharing these images via Twitter.

 

 

Spider-Man Homemade Suit Makes Its Way as a Playable Character in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2.

LEGO and TT Games recently stirred things up in this year’s largest Disney fan event at the D23 Expo. With their additional reveal of another playable character in the highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 at the Level Up! Video Game Showcase, it seems that more, never-before-seen LEGO Marvel characters will be included in the game sequel. Following the reveal of Medusa both as a playable character in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 and as an impressive brick-built LEGO statue at E3 last month, we now have another LEGO Marvel character that adds to the roster of web-slinging superheroes that you can access in the video game. Homemade Suit Spider-Man is a playable character straight from MCU’s Spider-Man: Homecoming film, with Peter Parker’s signature homemade red hoodie and blue jeans costume.

Homemade Suit Spider-Man seems to be of standard fare as compared to other Spider-Man characters in the game, with the usual web shot ranged and melee combo attacks. Nevertheless, having a character uniquely donned as this one surely adds excitement and fun in the game. Let’s take a look at this gameplay video as revealed at the D23 Expo.

Now that were just a few days away before this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially kicks off, expect more reveals from Warner Bros. and TT Games later on. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 launches on November 14 and is now available for pre-order. Get the Deluxe Edition and you’ll get an early access to the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack which features playable classic GOTG characters, including Charlie-27, Yondu, Major Vance, and Starhawk among others. Plus, you’ll also be receiving the exclusive Giant-Man minifigure which you can only get when you pre-order the game.

 

 

 

First Wave of 2018 LEGO DC Superheroes Sets Slated to Debut During Next Week’s SDCC 2017.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a round-up of the most exciting LEGO sets rumored to debut next year. Included in the list are some of LEGO’s most popular themes, including its Superheroes line of sets coming from both Marvel and DC Comics. Thanks to a recent report by Forbes, and just in time for this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we now have confirmation of some of these sets, particularly from DC Comics. According to the report, these sets will be on display at the LEGO Booth at SDCC next week, with price points ranging from $19.99 to $39.99 once it is offered to the public beginning January of 2018.

Comparatively, I find these sets more appealing than LEGO’s offerings from 2016’s SDCC, particularly the LEGO Marvel Hulk vs. Red Hulk (76078) set. This year’s collection of DC themed sets will probably be more attractive to fans given the unique minifigure offerings that each of them has. The sets also feature new, buildable Power Units that may be connected to each other. Furthermore, the sets may also be seamlessly combined together for more imaginative play. I’m not really sure what these Power Units do, but I’ll just have to leave it for everyone’s fancy on how they work or fit together. Here’s a look at our first wave of 2018 LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets, with their respective product descriptions courtesy of The Brick Fan.

Superman Krypto Team-Up (76096)

Minifigures include Superman, Lobo, and his first ever minifig based on a new mould, Krypto. Though the set’s name implies that it is Superman who will take the center stage, most of the set’s pieces are dedicated to Lobo’s unholy Space Hog bike.

Join Krypto™ the Super-Dog’s bid to release Superman™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Superman & Krypto Team-Up set, featuring Lobo’s Space Hog bike, a Kryptonite prison, buildable red Power Unit and assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures. Fire the Space Hog bike’s stud shooters and use its bomb-dropping function to activate the prison’s explode function. This awesome set also includes 2 minifigures and a Krypto the Super-Dog figure.

 

  • Includes Superman™ and Lobo™ minifigures, plus a buildable Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure.
  • Lobo’s Space Hog bike features a minifigure seat, 2 Kryptonite stud shooters, bomb-dropping function, and 2 adjustable boosters.
  • Kryptonite prison features 2 translucent-green prison walls and an explode function.
  • Use the bomb dropped from Lobo’s Space Hog to activate the prison’s explode function.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable red Power Unit.
  • Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure is new for January 2018.
  • Connect the Kryptonite prison to the 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set for even more Justice League action.
  • Space Hog measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
  • Kryptonite prison measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.

 

Lex Luthor Mech Takedown (76097)

This set includes the minifig versions of Lex Luthor, Batman, Wonder Woman, and for the first time, Cheetah and Firestorm. Though we already saw Lex Luthor stomping in his own mechanized LEGO suit back in 2012 with the Superman vs. Power Armor Lex (6862), this newer version of Lex Luthor’s armor is considerably larger and has more weaponry than its predecessor. The newer Lex Luthor Mech also features several new LEGO pieces and my personal favorite, a Firestorm minifig.

6097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown – $39.99

Team up with the Justice League heroes to grab the Power Unit back from Cheetah™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set. The Lex Luthor Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter and attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements. This action-packed set also includes Batman’s Bat Glider with 2 stud shooters, the buildable green Power Unit, 5 minifigures, plus assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.

Includes 5 minifigures: Lex Luthor™, Batman™ (in Rebirth costume), Wonder Woman™, Firestorm™ and Cheetah™.

Lex Luthor™ Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, posable legs, arms and fingers, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter, buildable axe, attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements, plus an attachment point for the Kryptonite prison featured in 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-Up.

The mech’s escape pod has fold-out wings, an attachment point for a Power Unit element and 2 detachable guns.
Bat Glider features an attachment point for the Batman™ minifigure, 2 stud shooters and translucent-yellow light-style elements.

  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable green Power Unit.
  • Attach the buildable red and blue Power Units from the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76098
  • Speed Force Freeze Pursuit sets to the Lex Luthor™ Mech.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Wonder Woman’s lasso and Cheetah’s spear.
  • Batman™ minifigure (in Rebirth costume) is new for January 2018.
  • Connect to the Kryptonite Prison in the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up set to the Lex Luthor™ Mech for even more Justice League action.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech measures over 7” (19cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Escape pod measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Bat Glider measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (3cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 

Speed Force Freeze Pursuit (76098)

The final set in this reveal includes several characters that will be a sure hit for fans of the red speedster. For the first time ever, both minifig versions of the Flash and Reverse Flash appear in a set, together with Cyborg and the newer Killer Frost. The set is relatively small given its rather high price point. However, throwing in the Reverse Flash may likewise make up for it.

6098 Speed Force Freeze Pursuit – $29.99 

Dash with The Flash™ to catch Reverse-Flash™ and match the awesome CyborgCopter against Killer Frost’s Ice Car with the LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Speed Force Freeze Pursuit set. The CyborgCopter features a net shooter and detachable weapons to also use as minifigure weapons and the Ice Car has an adjustable bulldozer blade and 2 stud shooters. Play out a Justice League vs. villains battle for the blue Power Unit with 4 minifigures and assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifiigures.

 

  • Includes 4 minifigures: The Flash™, Reverse-Flash™, Cyborg™ and Killer Frost™.
  • CyborgCopter features an opening minifigure cockpit, rotor blade, net shooter, detachable dual stud shooter and detachable radar to also use as minifigure weapons, and translucent-red light-style elements.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car features a minifigure seat, adjustable bulldozer blade, dual stud shooters and translucent-ice-blue elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable blue Power Unit.
  • Weapons include The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts.
  • Combine with 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown for even more Justice League action.
  • CyborgCopter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

 

Hopefully, we’ll see more 2018 sets make their debut during next week’s San Diego Comic Con. Do you have any particular superhero that you wish to be given the LEGO treatment? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

 

Justice League’s Flash Get’s a Life-Sized LEGO Statue for SDCC 2017.

If there is one thing that attracts fans towards the LEGO Booth at SDCC other than the cool exclusives offered, are their brick-built, life-size replicas of our most favorite comic book superheroes. Last year, we saw the larger-than-life versions of MCU’s Captain America and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman given the LEGO treatment, and this time around another superhero will be immortalized in brick form just in time of next week’s San Diego Comic Con. LEGO has announced via its social networking sites, that the Justice League’s cinematic version of the Flash (starred by Ezra Miller) will be heading its way to this year’s SDCC as its first big build statue.

According to Mashable, the sculpture was made at the LEGO Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut under the helm of 23-year old master builder Mark Roe. Using LEGO’s cutting edge, proprietary brick-building software and approximately 21,000 bricks, the Flash is ready to speed its way to San Diego next week.

The brick-built statue is glued using an adhesive that eventually melts the bricks together once they are in place, wrapped around a steel frame that acts as the build’s skeletal framework. This is definitely one build that can go at the speed of light without shattering into pieces.

We’ll keep our radars open and see if there will be another life-sized LEGO statue that will roll out from the LEGO model shop anytime soon. So stay tuned only here at the Brick Show! Images above are courtesy of Mashable.