LEGO GotG and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Statues at SDCC

LEGO has sent out some images of what you can expect to see at the LEGO booth at San Diego Comic Con. First is Rocket Raccoon and Groot from the LEGO Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy.

The other larger build that you can see will be the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. It is created with 2,654 pieces and it took builders 60 hours to create. It stands 25″ tall and 19″ wide and weighs 18lbs. Check out the video below for a time-lapse build of Stay Puft.

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Fox Unveils LEGO Grand Budapest Hotel

With the release of The Grand Budapest Hotel on Blu-Ray and DVD last week, Fox also unveiled a repoduction of the hotel completely out of LEGO. Model designer Ryan Ziegelbauer used 50,000 individual bricks and weighed about 150 pounds. With the amount of bricks needed, many of us fans know that they were supplied through BrickLink. The build will be displayed at SMLXLA at the Archtiecture and Design Museum until August 31st. Check out the construction of the Grand Budapest Hotel in the video below.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Announced

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham was announced today (see trailer below) and will be coming to all major consoles, handhelds and the PC with a release date of Fall 2014. The storyline follows Batman on an intergalatic adventure seeking to stop Braniac from destroying Earth. Brainic is using the power of the Lantern Rings to miniaturize cities and Batman and other DC heroes will visit different Lantern Worlds to collect the Rings to try and stop Braniac.

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The game will feature 150 characters from the DC universe. It was unveiled that Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy will be featured as larger characters much as The Hulk and Abomination was in the LEGO Marvel video game. In addition, the sequel will allow players to visit the Hall of Justic, the Justice League Watchtower and the Batcave.

From a toy perspective we really hope a few minifigs shown in the trailer will be coming to minifig form (Intergalactic Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Cyborg).

LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side Book Will Include Exclusive Emperor Palpatine Minfig!

Details surrounding what minifigure will be in the coming LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side book have surfaced that an Emperor Palpatine minifigure will be included. As you can see on the german cover the words ‘Imperator Palpatine’ is display under the missing minifigure. Pre-order the book today!

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LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side with Exclusive Minifigure Coming

News has surfaced about a new book coming in September from DK Publishing titled LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side. As you can see from the cover art below an exclusive minifigure will also be included, however, we do not yet know who it is. It is available for pre-order on Amazon. It will be 96 pages and as the title suggests will be focusing entirely on the Dark Side of the Star Wars franchise.

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In addition, if you have not yet picked up your LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary (Updated and Expanded), it was released over the weekend. It does include an exclusive Luke Skywalker Tatooine minifigure to sweeten the pot! Click here to buy this on Amazon!

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2014 LEGO Summer Sets Showing Up in Stores

I was at my local Toys ‘R Us (Mall of Georgia) yesterday and discovered a mix of the 2014 summer LEGO sets. We found it interesting that it was such a random mix between multiple themes.

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The sets we found are the following:

Look for the reviews for each of these coming soon! Have you found any in your stores? Let us know in the comments.

LEGO Unveils Fairground Mixer Carnival Set, Pictures

At the Brick Show Sydney LEGO unveiled the latest in the larger scale Creator series, the Fairground Mixer (10224). Really, it’s a carnival scene that includes an impressive 12 minifigures and 1,746 pieces. As you’ll see in the pictures and designer video the Fairgrounds comes in on two trucks which then convert into a dunk tank, strong man exhibit and the mixer complete with rotating seats and glow in the dark pieces.

Pricing
US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – AU $199.99 – DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1,199.00 DKK

Availability
June  1, 2014; May 18th for VIP Members

Picture Gallery of the Fairground Mixer

Official LEGO Description

Climb aboard the LEGO® Fairground Mixer and hold onto your hat!

Unfold the awesome Fairground Mixer, turn the crank and see it come to life! The fair has come to town and children and adults alike can’t wait to try the rides. Buy your ticket from the ticket booth and climb aboard the Mixer. Then try reaching the golden bell on the high striker or hit the target to plunge the dunk tank lady into the water. As evening falls, the swirling Mixer ride glows in the darkness, before being folded down onto its own trailer for transportation to the next town. This magical fairground is packed with wonderful details that will capture everyone’s imagination. Includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver/ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times.

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the fairground with the LEGO® Fairground Mixer, packed with exciting features and imaginative details.

  • Includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver, ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times
  • Features working Fairground Mixer ride with crank operation, 2 transport trucks, high striker and dunk tank
  • Includes glow-in-the-dark elements
  • Mixer truck has opening doors, windshield wipers and removable roof to access interior with bed and TV
  • Accessory truck holds ticket booth, high-striker and dunk tank
  • Accessories include: ice cream, popsicle, lime green cherries, teddy bear, juggling pins and a large and small mallet for the high-striker
  • Easily upgrade the Mixer ride with LEGO® Power Functions motors (not included)
  • Enjoy the fun of the fair!
  • Includes over 1,700 pieces
  • Fairground Mixer ride unfolded measures over 11” (30cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 12” (31cm) wide

Six New LEGO Minecraft Set Names Surface

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BrickShop.nl has listed 6 new LEGO Minecraft sets. Interestingly, many are speculating that these are the highly anticipated minifigure scale sets that LEGO has said is coming later this year. The names and price points lead us to believe that these are those minifigure scale sets and not more microscale sets. Here are those names:

  • The Cave (21113) – € 19.95
  • The Fram (Farm?) (21114) – € 29.95
  • The First Night (21115) – € 39.95
  • Creative Box (21116) – € 54.95
  • The Ender Dragon (21117) – € 69.95
  • The Mine (21118) – € 99.95

No pictures are any further information is yet available.