More LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Video Game Reveals @SDCC 2017!

More news from the San Diego Comic Con 2017! One of the panels (Marvel Games) that launched earlier today highlights the exciting game sequel, LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2. With the promise of a bigger roster of playable Marvel superheroes rendered in their LEGO minifigure form, the video game sequel features an entirely different take on the Marvel universe where our favorite superheroes are pressed for time to foil the plans of the nefarious super villain, Kang the Conqueror.

After the reveal of Medusa and Homemade Suit Spider-Man a few days ago at E3 and Disney 23 respectively, we now have confirmation that 3 playable Marvel comic book characters will be available as part of LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2’s ever-growing list of LEGO superhero characters.

We have a powerful fusion between two of the most abominable creatures in the Marvel universe: Carnage and Venom. Known as Carnom, the bigfig character is a mashup of these two unholy creatures and is slated to spring into action together with Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen.

Next, we have the return of our action-packed, comedic feathered friend, Howard the Duck. Other than an exclusive SDCC minifigure dedicated in the character of Deadpool Duck, Howard the Duck will also be a huge character in the digital realm where he is expected to play a big role in the game’s storyline. It was also revealed that he can also transform into Iron Duck – I just don’t know exactly how Tony Stark ended up making a suit for him.

It was also mentioned that Goblin 2099 will also be a playable character in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, so it will be kind of interesting to see how this will play out.

An all-new trailer is expected to be shown on Friday, so we’ll be on a look-out for more LEGO Marvel characters that might be revealed. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is now available for pre-order, with a Deluxe Edition that comes with a Season Pass, the Classic GOTG Character Pack, and an exclusive Giant-Man minifigure. The game is expected to be released to the general public on November 14.

 

Thanks to The Brick Fan for sharing this news straight from SDCC 2017.

 

 

 

 

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Gets a New Poster Just In Time for SDCC.

Just in time before the LEGO Ninjago Movie Panel kicks off this Thursday evening at San Diego Comic Con 2017, we now get to see its latest SDCC exclusive poster courtesy of RealBrickPal. It was announced before that several goodies will be given away to all attendees later on during the launch of The LEGO Ninjago Movie panel, so we hope that this cool poster will be included in the loot bag as well.

The poster features the overall, central theme of the film where Lloyd finds himself coming into terms with his evil warlord dad, Garmadon. It also features two of the upcoming sets from the said theme: the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612) and the Garma Mecha Man (70613), both of which will be offered for sale at the LEGO SDCC Booth #2829 ahead of its release on August 1.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO franchise, The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Olivia Munn, and the legendary Jackie Chan.

In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie is directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan. The screenplay is by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie is produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who previously collaborated on the worldwide box-office phenomenon The LEGO Movie, along with Maryann Garger (Flushed Away) and Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie). The executive producers are Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone, with John Powers Middleton serving as co-producer.

 

LEGO garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! (70656) Set Revealed at SDCC 2017 Preview Night.

While crowds of attendees are now gathering for the planet’s largest comic book fan convention at SDCC 2017, some folks have managed to be in attendance at SDCC’s Preview Night. The LEGO Ninjago Movie among other things LEGO-related, are expected to take center stage at the LEGO Booth during the 4-day fan event. Other than the first wave of TLNM sets made available for sale during Comic Con ahead of its global launch on August 1, LEGO fans were delighted that LEGO took the extra mile of revealing one its TLNM sets before its slated release on December 1. The LEGO Ninjago Movie garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! (70656) set is now on display, giving us a first look at this impressively large set, courtesy of Brickset.

The set will retail for $79.99 and will include Lord Garmadon, Lloyd a Hot Dog Guy, Female Ninjago Citizen and two Shark Army Soldiers. This nasty looking robotic shark was first seen in first The LEGO Ninjago Movie trailer and was officially announced last month.

Though the set is scaled down as compared from how it originally looks like in the film, it still retains much of its features except probably for the oversized legs. The set also features a hotdog stand which offers a lot of potential for City MOCs and other similar creations.

The garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! (70656) set is a Toys R Us exclusive, to be available after the film’s release in September 22 and just in time for the holidays. Let us know what you think about this set in the comments below.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

Something Big Is Coming in September – Can You Guess What It Is?

Considering how much fake news has already spread over the Internet during the past months about the rumored comeback of the LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon, I will completely understand if  you will opt to stop reading beyond this point. However, the LEGO Star Wars faithful from Rebel Scum has recently picked a piece of intel that is definitely worth our attention.

LEGO set designer Hans Burkhard Schlömer is one LEGO’s most prolific creators responsible for designing several LEGO Chima and Star Wars sets, most noteworthy of them are the Slave I (75060), Assault on Hoth (75098), and 2015’s Millennium Falcon (75105), all under the Ultimate Collectors’ Series.

Hans is also the creator of one of the most recent LEGO Star Wars sets the Republic Fighter Tank (75182). Though this set is unrelated to the rumored Millennium Falcon, what is interesting is the teaser that Hans left as part of his Brickset Notes for 75182. Here’s a screen shot of what he said in case these things start to disappear.

To emphasize, Hans points out that:

“Clones need a ride too! I did this set as a quick side-project while working on a much, much, much, much, much, much larger set which is going to be announced on September 1st 2017”.

Now, before we jump into conclusions that this may all be circumstantial as far as the UCS Millennium Falcon is concerned, it might help to look back at the designer video for the LEGO Creator Expert Carousel (10257). These designer vids are famous for dropping clues that point out to yet to be revealed sets. Be quick on the pause button and try to hit it at around the 0:02 mark. Guess who’s holding the microscale Millennium Falcon as it is chased around by a space slug? Yup, it is definitely Hans. You can also see in the background some LEGO Star Wars sets that he designed including Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle (75156), and the Resistance Troop Transporter (75140).

The month of September is a very important month for LEGO and Star Wars fans, since this marks the start of the annual Star Wars sales event, Force Friday. LEGO definitely knows how to time its big reveals. Again, I want to point out that this may all be circumstantial as Rebel Scum succinctly points out, but nevertheless, the facts are quite hard to ignore.

So what do you say about these Brick Fans? What do you think this “much, much, much, much, much, much larger set” that Hans is referring to? Things are really getting more exciting!

 

 

 

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.