Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed another exclusive that will be given out during San Diego Comic Con, Bard the Bowman. He will be one of the four minifigures that will be given out at the event. This year, LEGO has a system in place to scan people’s badges to determine a winner lottery-style.
In the same image above is another statue that you can see at Comic Con. Erik Varszegi has created a six foot tall statue of Smaug which took him 625 hours to design and build it. It is made out of 83,433 LEGO pieces and weighs 411 pounds.
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.
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.
The six new animated shorts for the new LEGO Mixel tribes has recently been airing on Cartoon Network. In addition, LEGO has posted them on their Youtube Channel. We thought we’d make it easy for you to watch all 6 shorts by embedding them below:
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – AU $199.99 – DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1,199.00 DKK
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
Images have surfaced for the 2 LEGO Ninjago 2014 summer sets which includes the Z-1 Ninja Charger and Battle for Ninjago City. Now we have already seen these (see videos below), and though I wish we had more coming for LEGO Ninjago this summer, these 2 sets are fantastic!
Toy Fair Video Footage