The LEGO Ninjago Movie SDCC 2017 Giveaway Announced, Plus Other Promotional Items.

With less than two weeks before this year’s San Diego Comic Con, LEGO and Warner Bros. Pictures has announced its plans of setting up a panel to promote their latest brick-built film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Building on the phenomenal success of The LEGO Batman Movie, the LEGO Ninjago Movie is also expected to create waves once it hit theaters in September. To help promote the film, the stars and cast of TLNM will hold a panel at this year’s SDCC to take place in Room 6A of the Convention Hall of the San Diego Convention Center, as confirmed by film writers Kevin and Dan Hageman.

As it seems, there will be two LEGO Ninjago panels slated for SDCC 2017: one for the TV show and another for the theatrical release. To make the event more exciting, Cosmic Book News reports that attendees of the LEGO Ninjago Movie panel will receive an exclusive, mystery giveaway.

“On Thursday evening, attend a panel for “The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie” in the convention hall’s room 6A, with stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods and producer Dan Lin. Attendees will receive an exclusive, movie-themed giveaway”.

If seeing the stars and cast of the film is not enough reason to attend the SDCC panel, then this free and exclusive giveaway will surely do the trick. We have no word yet on what this movie-themed exclusive item is, but we’re positive that more news will come in as we count the days before this year’s grandest comic fan convention on the planet.

In related news, LEGO has also revealed a handful of TLNM promotional polybags to gear up our excitement for the film. If you recall, we saw the film’s very first promotional with the reveal of the LEGO Ninjago Movie Kendo Lloyd (30608) polybag a few weeks ago which includes an unlocking code tied-up to The LEGO Ninjago Movie video game. This time, Brickset has updated its database to include three additional promotional polybags which you can find below.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Movie Maker (5004394)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai’s Dojo Pod (5004916)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Wu Keychain (5004915)

 

We’ll wait for more news and info on when and where we can find these promotionals – our bet is that some of these might be specific to some retailers, or will come as a free item whenever you shop at LEGO stores both online and in-stores. So for the mean time, keep your ninja senses sharp for more TLNM updates only here at the Brick Show!

 

 

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Here’s a Round-Up of The Most Exciting Rumored LEGO Sets That Will Debut in 2018.

Just recently, reliable LEGO insider and Eurobricks member Sir von LEGO has shared several bits of information on what LEGO has in the works for 2018. Joining him is also a handful of news from another trusted source over at Instagram, Delta Customs. We’re already half way through the year and it seems that LEGO is now setting the stage for another batch of sets based on current and upcoming themes. Bear in mind that even though Sir von LEGO has a good track record of being a trustworthy source of what’s going on inside LEGO’s creative labs, we should always take these kind of news with a grain of salt and see later on if it measures up with LEGO’s official announcements.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Infinity War and Black Panther

First off, we have some rather expected news from the LEGO Super Heroes front. It’s not really that much of a bang to know that LEGO will launch a good number of sets based on MCU’s grandest film of all considering that LEGO has been in the league with Disney and Marvel. The Avengers: Infinity War will also get the LEGO treatment with six (6) sets slated to be released, similar to what they did with the Avengers: Age of Ultron subtheme. We don’t have any word yet from Sir von LEGO on what these sets are, or how they will look like. It is understandable, considering how strict Disney and Marvel is against leaks on such a grand film. Similarly, it is not just Infinity War that gets a nod from LEGO’s top brass, but also that of the King of Wakanda himself, the Black Panther. According to reports, MCU’s Black Panther will get two (2) sets similar to other MCU franchises like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. Black Panther is set to debut in theaters in February next year, 3 months earlier than Infinity War so it’s interesting to see how the events in this film will affect the course of things later on for our Marvel superheroes.

2018 LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Sets

This piece of info may not come from Sir von LEGO, but it nevertheless deserves to be mentioned here. Delta Customs, another respected LEGO informant, has announced three LEGO DC Comics sets to debut next year. According to Delta, there will be three sets under the LEGO DC Comics’ theme with the first being one of the most unlikely character ever to come in LEGO form. I’m not sure if I’m using the right analogy here, but I guess it is fair to say that he may be considered DC’s counterpart to Marvel’s irreverently funny, Deadpool. I’m referring to DC’s Lobo, the intergalactic bounty hunter. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Set #1 is reported to be named as Lobo’s Spacehog, which includes Lobo himself and the Man of Steel, Superman. The following images are taken from the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game.

Speaking of Superman, his archenemy Lex Luthor will also take center stage once more with his Lex Luthor Mech. Set #2 is said to be larger than 2012’s Superman vs Power Armor Lex (6862) and will include the minifig versions of Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Wonder Woman, Batman and Firestorm. Batman will also come with a brick-built wing pack so it is interesting to see that.

Set #3 and the final rumored set under this Super Heroes subtheme is coined as Cyborg Helicopter and Freeze Car. It features the minifigure versions of Cyborg, Flash, Killer Frost, and Reverse Flash. I suppose Cyborg and Flash will have a different form as compared to their DCEU counterparts seen on the LEGO Justice League sets.

2018 The LEGO Batman Movie Sets

It seems that The LEGO Batman Movie fever is still pitch high. According to Sir von LEGO, TLBM is said to have five (5) additional LEGO sets under its belt come next year, two of which were earlier reported by Delta Customs.

Justice League Anniversary Party

This set is a nod to the scene in TLBM where the JL super heroes are partying at Superman’s place in the Fortress of Solitude. It will be nice to even have just at least half of the super heroes minifigs in attendance during that scene, but it is highly unlikely. This set is reported to include the minifig versions of Superman, Hawkman, El Dorado and Wonder Dog, and will perhaps, be the very first LEGO set to include the Fortress of Solitude.

Egghead’s Food Fight

This set will include Egghead himself aboard his mech and Condiment King. The images below are from The Brick Fan as seen from the book, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. Though there is no confirmation that this is how the minifigs will actually look like, nevertheless, they give us a pretty good hint on how they may be as an actual LEGO set

Harley Quinn’s Cannon Ball Attack

This is another rumored set that has a direct reference on The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. It includes Harley, Batgirl, a driver, and another yet-to-be revealed character.

Bat-Buggy

This set comes with the minifig versions of Batman of Captain Boomerang. Again, these images are taken from the abovementioned book, and should not be considered as the final model. However, it is kind of tempting to think what other official LEGO sets may be hiding in this book.

Bat-Space Shuttle

The Bat-Space Shuttle is a nod at one of the Bat-themed vehicles that Robin found while exploring around the Batcave as seen from the above clip. It is reported to include the three minifig versions of Batman and two of Robin. Perhaps a Space Batman and a Space Robin costume?

2018 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Sir von LEGO is on a roll with his most recent insider news from the brick-built galaxy far, far away. Star Wars has been one of LEGO’s longest running licensed themes and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down, especially with the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. According to the LEGO meister, other than the four (4) sets dedicated to the Last Jedi film, the theme will also get additional sets based on other Star Wars titles. Please do note that these are tentative names and may likewise have a different set number later on.

Tatoine Battle Pack (75198)

This pack includes two (2) Jawas, a Tusken Raider, an Astro-Mech and an unnamed vehicle.

General Grievous Combat Speeder (75199)

This set has its reference from the Star Wars animated series, the Clone Wars. It comes with Mace Windu, and Grievous aboard a never-before-seen dark blue and gray speeder.

Boba Fett (75533)

This is believed to be an ultrabuild figure, quite similar to the Jango Fett (75107) set.

Darth Vader (75534)

The Sith Lord will have another buildable figure under its name following 2015’s Darth Vader (75111) set. Quite frankly, I’m not quite sure how much this latest iteration will be different from the previous one. We just have to wait and see.

Yoda’s Hut (75208)

This is another intriguing LEGO set straight from Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back which includes Yoda, Luke, and R2-D2. It is interesting to see how LEGO will render the home and final resting place of the famed Jedi Master

2018 Rumored LEGO Nexo Knights Sets

Yep, you heard it right. It seems that the seemingly ill-fated, original LEGO theme is back with another shot for fandom. Considered by some as an unholy fusion between the LEGO Castle and Space themes, the theme was often criticized as visually unappealing and lacking a good sense of brick aesthetics. This led to speculations that LEGO may be pulling the plug anytime soon for the Nexo Knights. However, Sir von LEGO revealed that the heroes of Knighton may have another year, as LEGO will be rolling out six (6) additional sets (which he claims to have seen himself) that will have our knightly heroes pitting against new enemies.

  • Lance’s Hiver Jouster (72001)
  • Twinfector (72002)
  • Berserker Bomber (72003)
  • Tech WiZard (72004)
  • X-bow (72005)
  • Axl’s Rolling Arsenal (72006)

Again, be reminded that these are all considered rumors until such time that LEGO confirms them or officially announces them. Are you excited about these sets? Which do you think will be the most popular among them if ever they turn out to be actual sets for next year? Share us what you think in the comments below.

 

 

Climb Aboard the Majestic LEGO Creator London Bus (10258)!

After hinting at its arrival via the most unlikely places and leaving a trail of bread crumbs across social media, LEGO has finally pulled the curtain to reveal its latest addition to its exclusive LEGO Creator Expert series. A fitting tribute to one of the world’s most iconic vehicles, the LEGO Creator London Bus (10258) is now making waves not just across London but the entire LEGO fan community. Without a doubt, this set is off to become one of the most sought after sets this summer.

Set 10258 is a brick-built, faithful representation of the brightly colored London Bus and hailed as the largest set among the Creator Expert vehicles followed by the Volkswagen Beetle (10252), Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220), Mini Cooper MK VII (10242), and the Ferrari F40 (10248). The London Bus (10258) comes in at 1,686 pieces and will be available for an early VIP release on July 17, and to the general public starting August 1.

As we reported previously, it is now confirmed that all five LEGO brand stores in London will exclusively have the set for sale as early as today, July 1. So if you’re around London as you’re reading this and you want to add this awesome set side by side with last year’s Big Ben (10253) and Tower Bridge (10214), be sure to drop by and check out the LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258) at the LEGO store nearest you.

Here’s LEGO’s official description of the London Bus followed by a designer video featuring master builder Morten Graff-Wang, plus an interview with him and fellow designer Jamie Berard broadcasted earlier from the Leicester Square LEGO Store in London.

LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258)
US $139.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 119.99€ – UK £109.99 – DK 999.00 DKK

Celebrate iconic design with this charming double-decker London Bus, featuring a wealth of authentic details, including a bright-red color scheme, panoramic windshield, specially made standard-tread tires, destination sign, and an open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the upper sightseeing deck. Functions include an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with a sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior with worn look seating and additional authentic details, including a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum. Reversible transit advertising posters are also provided as printed labels with a 1950s or present-day London promotion. This LEGO® Creator Expert model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm.

Enjoy a nostalgic journey with this highly authentic reproduction of the iconic London Bus, featuring classic curved bodywork, panoramic windscreen, specially made standard-tread tires and a detailed interior.

  • The London Bus comes with an array of brick-built features and details, including large windows, bright red curved bodywork, panoramic windshield, reversible transit advertising posters provided as printed labels, specially made standard-tread tires and a destination sign. It also has an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior.
  • Interior details include worn look seating, open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the sightseeing deck. Additional authentic detailing includes a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum elements.
  • Choose your favorite decade with the miniature, reversible transit advertising posters, featuring a 1950s or present day London promotion.
  • Remove the roof and upper deck for full access to the detailed interior.
  • Slide open the driver’s door to access the detailed cab with panoramic windscreen.
  • Lift the hood to access the engine.
  • Special elements include a new-for-August-2017 tire with standard tread, quarter bows and arches in red, and 1x1x1 A2/3 bricks with vertical studs.
  • This model includes more than 1,680 pieces.
  • This model is scaled for shelf display alongside other models in the LEGO® Creator Expert vehicle series.
  • Measures over 7” (18cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

 

Another SDCC 2017 Exclusive LEGO Set Has Been Revealed: the LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl and Martian Manhunter (41496).

Following yesterday’s reveal of the SDCC 2017 LEGO Brickheadz Marvel Spider-Man and Venom (41497), another pair of superheroes has been given the BrickHeadz treatment, drawing inspiration from CW’s rendition of these DC characters. As reported by Comicbook.com, the LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl and Martian Manhunter (41496), both numbered 13 and 14 respectively, will be exclusively available at this year’s SDCC from July 21 to 23. Here’s a peek at what you can expect from the set.

LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters bring you a brand new way to collect, build and display iconic characters from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics.

Buildable Supergirl and Martian Manhunter LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters feature authentic detailing, uniquely decorated BrickHeadz eyes, and a display baseplate. Each LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate, featuring series number and BrickHeadz icon.

This exclusive LEGO BrickHeadz set comes in at 234 pieces and will retail at $40 when purchased at the LEGO Booth at SDCC. This is a much better offer as compared to aftermarket prices which can soar up to more than a hundred dollars. Same as with last year’s lottery system, those who are interested to buy this set and other SDCC LEGO BrickHeadz exclusive must first visit the Pavillion Terrace to enter a random drawing which will begin at 6AM on July 21. Once your ticket has been selected, you can then proceed to the LEGO Booth to make your qualified purchase.

For those who cannot attend the SDCC (including myself), you still have the chance of having your very own SDCC LEGO BrickHeadz set by following LEGO’s official Twitter account and the hashtag #LEGOSDCC. Both Comicbook.com and Brickset have confirmed the said contest, so be sure to follow LEGO on Twitter and other social media sites for the full mechanics and details.

 

 

SDCC 2017’s Exclusive LEGO Set Will Be the LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Spider-Man and Venom (41497).

With just three weeks to go before the largest comic fan convention on the planet kicks in, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that this year’s San Diego Comic Con LEGO exclusive is none other than the LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Spider-Man and Venom (41497). These chibi-sized versions of the most popular names in comic book fandom have been quite popular recently. From Star Wars to Disney’s Inside Out, virtually all of your favorite characters can be given the LEGO BrickHeadz treatment.

Last 2016’s SDCC saw the debut of these fun, brick-built character sets that pay tribute to some of the icons of the comic book industry, including Superman & Wonder Woman (41490), Batman & Joker (41491), Iron Man & Captain America (41492), and Black Panther & Doctor Strange (41493). In continuing with the trend, LEGO will once more offer these exclusive BrickHeadz collectibles starting with our friendly neighborhood web-slinger and the alien symbiote Venom. Check out these images courtesy of THR.

Interestingly, the set number for this upcoming set (41497) suggests that this may just be the fourth in a series of SDCC 2017 LEGO Brick Headz that will be offered. We just have to wait and see if the gaps for set nos. 41494 to 41496 will also be revealed in connection to this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Same as before, not all SDCC attendees may be able to avail of these highly popular exclusives. A lottery system will be set in place to determine who is eligible to purchase the 144-piece set retailing at $40 each from July 19 to 23, as THR reports.

Because the demand for exclusive Lego items has skyrocketed over the past few years (these items are only available for purchase on the Con), the company has instituted a lottery system. Attendees must first visit the Pavilion Terrace to participate in a random drawing to qualify to buy beginning as early as 6 a.m. Tickets to purchase must be redeemed on the same day or the purchase is forfeited.

Well, I think it’s about time that Spidey and Venom gets the LEGO BrickHeadz treatment.  So what do you say about these latest SDCC 2017 LEGO exclusives?  Who’s your bet to be added to this year’s BrickHeadz roster. Let us know in the comments below and join in the discussion at our official Facebook page.

 

 

 

LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Gameplay Shown At The Final Leg of E3 2017

Though the final day of the LEGO video games presentation at this year’s E3 confirmed our suspicions that nothing really new is slated for LEGO Dimensions, it was quite exciting to see how the latest Wave 9 characters will play out on screen. During Day 3 of WB Games’ live coverage, we now get to see how the iconic Beetlejuice is transported in LEGO Dimensions. Arthur Parsons (TT Games’ Head of Design) and James McLoughlin (Game Director at LEGO Dimensions) shared some exciting details on what can be expected from the Beetlejuice Adventure world.

We also get to see the different places and location in Beetlejuice’s realm, including the Deetz Residence, the model town in the Deetz’ attic, and the classic Waiting Room. Playing as Beetlejuice, you can get to explore the model town in the attic as seen in the 1988 film. Parsons also shared a bit of a trivia, revealing that the Beetlejuice Adventure World was copied from an actual physical model which was later on scanned into the game. The show concluded with a Beetlejuice cosplay contest where the winner gets home to bring a LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack and a Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349), two months earlier of Wave 9’s release date in September 12. Watch the gameplay video below.

 

 

18-Inch LEGO Marvel Medusa Brick Statue Revealed At E3.

Day 3 of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles finally revealed the mystery prize of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 sweepstakes, which we reported a few days ago. The mystery prize is an 18-inch LEGO Marvel brick-built statue which was hinted to be that of a ‘formerly frightful’ Marvel character. Today, Arthur Parsons (TT Games’ Head of Design) and Ryan Penagos (VP and Executive Editor of Marvel Digital) were so excited to reveal not just the winner of the sweepstakes, but also the who was this LEGO Marvel mystery figure. Valued at $2,875, the prize was none other than the brick-built figure of Medusa, straight from Marvel comics.

As one of the members of the villainous Frightful Four in the Marvel comic books, Medusa now comes in her digital minifigure form in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2. During the demo gameplay, Parsons highlighted some of the cool things about Medusa’s abilities and the length that the game animators went through to give life to her iconic character. Her signature, giant hair and sleek moves were all brought to life in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, and the level of animation involved is fantastic. Check out this gameplay video below.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is now available for pre-order and slated for release on November 14, 2017. It also comes with a Deluxe Edition that includes the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack which features playable classic GOTG characters including Charlie-27, Yondu, Major Vance, and Starhawk among others.

 

 

 

LEGO Worlds Will Now Come With a Paid, Classic Space DLC Pack.

In another exciting segment of WB Games’ live presentation at Day 1 of this year’s E3, we now have information on some of the new stuff going on with the sandbox game, LEGO Worlds. Chris Rose, Associate Producer at TT Games took to the floor the newest addition to the ever-growing LEGO Worlds content. After confirming the recent release of the Nexo Knights and Castles free DLC, it was announced that LEGO’s 70s and 80s Classic Space theme will also be well represented in the LEGO Worlds through a new and exciting, paid DLC pack which will come out soon.

 

The Classic Space DLC features some of the most loved LEGO Space-themed sets from the 70s and 80s, including the Galaxy Explorer (497), One Man Space Ship (918), Lunar Rocket Launcher (6881), and even a Space version of the PUG-Z.

There is no word yet about the DLC’s pricing and availability. LEGO Worlds is available in all major gaming platforms including the Xbox, PS4, Steam (PC), and Switch retailing at $29.99.

Stay tuned here at the Brick Show for more LEGO Worlds update tomorrow on WB Games’ Day 2 coverage of E3 2017.

 

 

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Will Feature A Host of New and Classic Comic Book Characters.

Day 1 of WB Games’ live stream of the events happening at E3 is in full swing, and we now have confirmation of what fans can expect from their highly anticipated sequel, LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2. Earlier today, we saw its very first gameplay via YouTube Gaming where Arthur Parsons, TT Games Head of Design, gave us a glimpse of how the game will play out with the Guardians of the Galaxy battling head on with the game’s main antagonist, Kang the Conqueror.

Additional content was later revealed at the WB Games booth when Parsons, together with Executive Producer Phillip Ring, showed Chronopolis City, which acts like Kang’s gateway hub to other places and dimensions. The demo also featured a host of new comic book characters such as Spider Man Noir, Captain America 2099, and even Lockjaw from the Inhumans.

   

Famous Marvel comic book locations like Wakanda, Sikaar, Lemuria, Attilan, and No Where just to name a few, will also be featured in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2. By far, this is the biggest and most ambitious open world we ever had in a LEGO game, according to Parsons.

We still have 2 days of exciting new content waiting to be revealed about LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 right at WB Games’ booth at E3. So be sure to come back again tomorrow for updates. You may now pre-order the game which will be released on November 14, that also comes with a Deluxe Edition that features playable classic GOTG characters including Charlie-27, Yondu, Major Vance, and Starhawk among others.

 

 

WB Games Launches LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 E3 Sweepstakes.

Here’s another reason to be excited for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Warner Bros Gaming has just announced on its official E3 LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Twitter page that it will be giving away an exclusive, 18-inch LEGO Marvel build valued at a whopping $2,875 via an electronic raffle. You can enter the sweepstakes raffle by simply following and retweeting their post with the hashtag #LEGOMarvelE3Sweepstakes. For the finer details of their contest rules, you may check it right here.

I absolutely have no idea who or what this brick-built mystery character is, save for the hint that it is ‘formerly frightful’. My quick guess is that it could be any of the members of the classic Frightful Four namely, Madame Medusa, The Wizard, Paste-Pot Pete, and the Sandman. First introduced in Marvel comics in 1965, they specifically banded together for the sole purpose of defeating the Fantastic Four.

This is just my guess by the way, but everything will be revealed eventually on Thursday, June 15. For the rest of WB Games’ E3 programming schedule, you may want to check my previous post. Be sure to keep tabs with us as we bring you the latest happenings in the world of LEGO gaming as revealed at this year’s E3.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.