USA Today gives us a first look at some of the major characters that will join the Caped Crusader in his very first solo-titled movie, The LEGO Batman Movie. Last April, we were intrigued by the Warner Bros Animation Group’s (WAG) take on the origin of Batman’s sidekick, Robin. Will Arnett, the voice behind the beat-boxing, crime-fighting hero of Gotham, together with producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord revealed an exclusive, never-before-seen teaser during this year’s CinemaCon. As seen from the teaser, Robin turns out to be Batman’s ‘accidental’ adopted son named Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) whom he met at a charity auction. Here are some photos of the Boy Wonder in all his googly eyed glory.
Eventually, it was not only Robin who made his debut, but we also have a look at a re-imagined, minifigure Joker who never fails to wreck havoc in Gotham. Joker seems to make fun of the Dark Knight as Batman chases him along the streets with Harley Quinn at the wheel, thinking that he can outrun him, ever proving to himself and Batman that he is the most annoying villain that the Bat ever encountered. “The Joker sees himself on the same level as Batman, a peer, at the top of the game,” director Chris McKay says. “But Batman says that’s not the case, which sends Joker into a spiral trying to prove to Batman that he is indeed the greatest enemy.”
USA Today also reports that a brand new trailer for the LEGO Batman Movie is set to debut during this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. We might see more of the bubbly Boy Wonder once again, plus a mother load of references and cameos of previous Batman films, comics, and other renditions. In case you missed it, here’s the official trailers of The LEGO Batman movie, which is scheduled to hit theaters on February 9, 2017.
San Diego Comic-Con is now at full stride with so much to see on the LEGO side of things. Following LEGO’s official reveal of one of its Comic-Con exclusives, we now have some pretty cool images of the LEGO Superheroes BrickHeadz live at the SDCC courtesy of Allen Tran of The Brick Fan, and Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) founder Christopher Butcher.
These limited edition SDCC LEGO BrickHeadz sets are the first among others scheduled to be released sometime next year. For its initial salvo, LEGO came up with brick-built figures of DC’s Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the Joker, including Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain America, and Iron Man which are very much similar to Funko’s highly popular bobble head vinyl figures. Since it’s a SDCC exclusive, everything about it feels absolutely special – from its packaging with the iconic Comic-Con logo, to its printed tile with #LEGOSDCC.
While the LEGO BrickHeadz are for purchase at the LEGO Booth (2829), interested collectors must first participate in a random drawing at the Pavillon Terrace to qualify to buy starting 6AM daily throughout the duration of the Comic-Con.
Here’s some additional info on these LEGO Comic-Con collectibles.
LEGO BrickHeadz DC Comics Batman & Joker (41491) – 212 parts; July 21, Thursday
LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Doctor Strange & Black Panther (41493) – 173 parts; July 22, Friday
LEGO BrickHeadz DC Comics Superman & Wonder Woman (41490) – 220 parts; July 23, Saturday
LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Captain America & Iron Man (41492) – 184 parts; July 24, Saturday.
Here’s LEGO’s press release for its LEGO Superheroes BrickHeadz.
Scheduled for 2017 availability, LEGO BrickHeadz is a new collectible play experience that allows builders to create, collect and display versions of iconic characters and super heroes out of classic LEGO bricks and elements. To celebrate the new collection, four limited-edition LEGO BrickHeadz sets—each containing two buildable characters inspired by renowned super heroes across movies and comics—will be sold in limited quantity at the LEGO booth for $40 each. Information about LEGO BrickHeadz SDCC exclusive retail sets available below.
A specially produced LEGO BrickHeadz building set consisting of characters Batman™ and The Joker™ will be sold on Thursday, July 21, and a LEGO BrickHeadz building set with Superman™ and Wonder Woman™ will be available for purchase on Saturday, July 23.
Two limited edition LEGO BrickHeadz: MARVEL building sets—each containing two collectible characters composed entirely out of classic LEGO bricks and elements— will be available for purchase exclusively at the LEGO booth. The LEGO BrickHeadz building set containing Black Panther and Doctor Strange will be available for purchase on Friday, July 22, and a LEGO BrickHeadz building set with Captain America and Iron Man will be available on Sunday, July 24.
It’s one huge LEGO superhero event at this year’s SDCC at the San Diego Convention Center, with the LEGO brick-built statue of the Amazonian princess, Diana Prince being joined by Steve Roger’s Captain America – and when we say huge, we mean life-sized huge! CNN Money reports that the LEGO Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut is cooking up another treat to all comic book lovers by recreating another superhero icon and giving it the exclusive LEGO Master Builders treatment.
Also celebrating his 75th year in the superhero business alongside Wonder Woman, Captain America is immortalized in LEGO bricks by LEGO Master Builder Erik Varszegi and his team of LEGO craftsmen. Brainstorming on nine possible poses, Varszegi and his team took a total of 277 hours and 25,984 bricks and elements to create the 6′ 1″, 153 lbs rendition of the Star-Spangled hero. While his team worked on the rest of Cap’s statue, Varszegi worked on what he does best: the details on the statue’s head and face. He personally worked on the details of Cap’s head and face while paying special attention to some special features like the ear piece he worn in Captain America: Civil War, and the tiny hint of color green in his eyes.
LEGO’s partnership with Marvel allow Master Builders like Varszegi access to advanced screening of the films and access to their huge superhero library for research purposes. It’s the ultimate dream for any comic book geek and fans. “We have to be quiet about that, because of course we’re working on these things even before the movie is premiered so we can’t tell anybody what we see and hear behind these doors. My job is already cool as it is before, but when we started partnering with these comic book companies since… then, wow! It made my job even more fun,” he says with excitement. “It’s a dream come true.”
Watch the full interview through the video below, and if you’re headed to San Diego anytime soon be sure to check these amazing LEGO statues at the San Diego Comic-Con which will kick off on Thursday, July 21st. Click here for more info on other LEGO related panels and events for this year’s Comic-Con, or here for the full program schedule.
LEGO has now officially revealed the next minifigure exclusive that will join the LEGO Steve Rogers Captain America minifigure in this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Following TLG’s reveal last week, we now have CW’s The Atom as the next DC Superhero that we’ll be featured during the Comic-Con alongside Cap. Check out the official announcement via LEGO’s official social media channels.
The LEGO Atom minifigure exclusive takes hint from Ray Palmer as seen in CW’s Arrowverse. Furthermore, according to The Brick Fan, the Atom/Ray Palmer minifigure is the third character featured from the Arrowverse as the Green Arrow was given away back in 2013 and Arsenal from last year.
As you can see, the Atom minifigure also comes with a printed 4×4 plate with the words Palmer Technologies printed on it. The said minifigure will be given by LEGO when SDCC kicks off on Thursday, July 21 and Saturday, July 23 at the Pavilion Terrace starting at 12:30PM. It is estimated by Minifigure Price Guide that around 2,000 pieces of each these exclusives will be sold by LEGO during the Comic-Con, which will be valued anywhere from $150-$250 each. As of the moment, we’re seeing a lot of these minifigs being offered at eBay together with LEGO’s newly released line of Brickheadz brick-built figures.
As we mentioned last time, those who cannot make it during this year’s SDCC may still have the chance to own these highly prized LEGO exclusives by following LEGO’s Twitter account via #LEGOSDCC.
LEGO is adding more hero-sized fun to its revamped toys-to-life set with the addition of Adventure Time’s ‘wild rocker girl’, Marceline The Vampire Queen. In a recent tweet send in by LEGO Dimensions stalwart Bricks To Life, it seems that it will not take long before we see the crimson-loving Marceline travels through the LEGO Dimensions portal. The LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack Marceline The Vampire Queen (71285) will join the rest of LEGO Dimensions’ Wave 7 characters this Fall as a Toys R Us promotional exclusive, specifically on November 18. It is very likely that 71285 will be released alongside theLEGO Dimensions Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Story Pack, considering that the J.K. Rowling film of the same title will be released early in November. Take a closer look at the image below, as found on TRU’s in-store pre-order card.
The fun pack comes with a Marceline minifigure together with her bright red axe bass guitar as seen in the Adventure Time animated series, and her Lunatic Amp vehicle. Here’s the official description of the LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack 71285 as posted by the Brick Inquirer.
Keep the Adventure Time party rocking in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with Marceline the Vampire Queen! Build and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to send her into the game with her Sonar Smash and Bolt Deflector abilities using the Marceline Axe Guitar. Activate her Telekinesis and Teleport skills to make your way through the Adventure Time Adventure World and Battle Arena. Build and use Marceline’s Lunatic Amp to make some noise, and rebuild it into the Shadow Scorpion and Heavy Metal Monster when you need even more power.
As of to date, LEGO promises a total of 16 new IPs or licenses under its LEGO Dimensions banner as revealed during this year’s E3, with Wave 6 expected to hit store shelves by September 27. If you don’t want to miss out on this LEGO Dimensions Series 2 offering, you may visit Wildcard Toys and check out their great pre-order deals.
UPDATE:Toys R Us has updated their website to include the official product image of the LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack Marceline The Vampire Queen (71285) as you can see below. TRU is now accepting pre-orders with an estimated shipping date of November 18, 2016.
Mark August 31 on your calendars as Red Sox just announced its latest, long overdue partnership with LEGO. Dubbed as the very first LEGO Day at Fenway Park, fans and baseball enthusiasts who will be purchasing tickets on August 31 when the Red Sox squares off with Tampa Ray Bays will be treated with a limited edition Red Sox LEGO brick built figure. Read on for the full announcement straight from RedSox.com.
The Red Sox and LEGO Systems, Inc. are proud to announce the first LEGO® Day at Fenway Park, Wednesday, August 31 at 1:35 pm when the Red Sox face the Tampa Bay Rays. The purchase of a game ticket through this special offer also includes a limited edition Red Sox themed player build, made with LEGO bricks. Additionally, this ticket package will include access to the pre-game LEGO Build Experience in the Kids Concourse from 11:00am-1:35pm – we are excited to have a LEGO Master Builder on hand to join us! During the LEGO Build Experience we will unveil a life-sized Red Sox player LEGO model for fans to see and take pictures with. Be there for this special moment as tickets are limited to the first 2,000 guests who order through this special offer.
For any questions or groups of 20+ please contact Travis Pollio at 617-226-6790 or email@example.com.
As Brickset pointed out, this could be a start of a promising partnership with professional sports organizations, with its recent partnership with the German National Football Team and the release of the limited edition LEGO Team DFB Collectible Minifigures (71014). Historically, this is the second time that LEGO entered a deal with the Red Sox, with the first one back in 1999 where the Red Sox did a same promotional when they gave away an ultra rare Red Sox Minifigure, that now costs anywhere between $100 to $230 over at Bricklink.
A quick browse also shows that LEGO has also once released a similar sports-themed minifig series with the LEGO NBA Basketball Series back in 2003, and the LEGO Team GB Minifigures (8909) released in 2012. Frankly, there has not been a lot of sports-themed minifigures that LEGO offered, so it is will really be great if LEGO can come up with a Red Sox themed minifigure collection sometime in the future. It will be a bit of a challenge though, since Oyo Sports now has claim over the collectible sports minifigure arena with license to produce its own set of customized minifigs for major sports association in the US such as the NFL, NHL, MLB, and MLS.
We’ll see where LEGO goes with this, and be sure to get your tickets on the 31st of August to avail this exclusive treat from LEGO.
The latest Argos Catalogue from the UK has just been released and with it comes our first look at one of LEGO Dimensions Series 2 Story Pack. If you recall, Series 2 of LEGO Dimensions introduces a new Story Pack that allows you to play the complete movie, with its LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack (71242). This time around, Argos Catalogue reveals what it seems to be as the second LEGO Dimensions Story Pack that will be made available in November just in time for the film’s release in November 11. Here are some of the images from the said catalogue courtesy of Brickfans.
As you can see, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack includes what seems to be the Magical Congress of the United States of America LEGO Dimensions gateway, and the minifigures of Newt Scamander and Niffler. Similar to the Ghostbusters Story Pack, Fantasic Beasts will let you play throughout the movie’s story with some voices and quotes from the original film. It will retail in the UK for £39.99 which is around $49.99 in the US. We hope to see more updates anytime soon, especially that retailers are already in the loop.
LEGO is becoming more and more generous with their reveals as we inch closer to one of the biggest comic book fan conventions on the face of the planet. As it seems, LEGO will mark this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with a tribute to one of the most iconic DC superhero of all time who is also celebrating her 75th anniversary, alongside Marvel’s Captain America. If Steve Rogers is given the LEGO treatment by having his very own Captain America SDCC exclusive minifigure, the Amazonian Princess, Diana Prince will certainly blow you away with her life-size LEGO brick-built statue which will be one of the highlights of the LEGO Group during the Comic-Con. Here’s LEGO’s official announcement via its Facebook page.
Standing at an impressive 6’1” tall, this build was created using 22,736 LEGO bricks and elements and weighs in at 138 pounds. The LEGO master builders behind this awesome statue took a total of 99 hours to come up with the design, and additional 218 hours to build. Take a look at these photos of Wonder Woman’s brick-built statue courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, followed by a cool, time-lapse video of how it is built.
In similar news, another monumental figure will be placed on exhibit at this year’s SDCC straight from the world of the Masters of Spinjutzu. LEGO Ninjago’s Jay Walker will also have his brick-built statue for the Comic-Con as announced by LEGO earlier last month.
Jay’s statue comes in at almost 3x times more LEGO bricks than that of Wonder Woman’s though it stands lower at 4’3”. Made up of a total 64,148 LEGO bricks and elements, these magnificent build took a total of 345 hours, or 43 working days, to complete.
These and other LEGO superhero exclusives are on their way to SDCC and if you’re attending this mega event, be on the lookout for these brick-built statues and other LEGO-related things during its four-day stretch. We hope to see more surprises from LEGO on the next few days so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!
With less than a week away from the annual San Diego Comic-Con starting on July 21, LEGO reveals just keep on pouring in. As we mentioned before, The LEGO Group seems to be giving more attention to its LEGO Superheroes line-up as revealed with their latest Mighty Micro sets, LEGO has now announced via their Facebookpage a new collectible that will also make its way in this year’s SDCC.
According to LEGO’s Facebook page, these BrickHeadz versions of DC’s Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the Joker, including Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain America, and Iron Man will only be available during the SDCC, and with other sets to be offered later on next year. If you noticed, LEGO’s choice on choosing these eight brick-built superheroes is based primarily on this year’s most successful and highly anticipated films: Captain America: Civil War, Batman VS Superman, and the upcoming Doctor Strange and Suicide Squad films. If you’re raring to have your hands on this new LEGO offering, but will eventually not attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, then fret not. LEGO is running a contest where you can have a chance to win any of these LEGO Brickheadz SDCC exclusives by following them on Twitter @LEGO_Group or hashtag #LEGOSDCC.
As pointed out by Brickset, these Brickheadz looks very similar to what LEGO has offered in the past with its SDCC 2010 LEGO Star Wars CubeDude exclusives. Here’s a closer look at this initial BrickHeadz line, and the days in which they will be offered during the course of the Comic-Con. These limited- edition, and one-run only LEGO BrickHeadz building sets will retail at $40.00 and will be offered at the SDCC LEGO Booth. Batman and Joker; July 21, Thursday
Doctor Strange and The Black Panther; July 22, Friday
Superman and Wonder Woman; July 23, Saturday
Captain America and Iron Man; July 24, Sunday
Here’s Stephen’s news report over at Brick Show’s YouTube channel.
TheLEGO Ideas Team has finally announced its next LEGO Ideas set that will soon make its way into stores by January 1 next year. As it seems, LEGO is very much excited about the LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time Set that they already shared its first official product image via their blog site, coupled with the 21308’s official description. We don’t have any high resolution images yet, but looking at this first image is enough to get us excited as well. Coming in at 495 pieces, the LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time Set will retail at $49.99.
Here’s a look at how this set looks like followed by LEGO’s description.
Build LEGO® brick versions of eight of your favorite Adventure Time characters and role-play scenes from the awesome Cartoon Network show. This set includes Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, BMO, Gunter and Ice King. Use the included accessories to create your own stories and make every day a fun adventure!
So what do you think about this LEGO Ideas Adventure Time Set? Share your thoughts in the comments below or talk to us via our Facebook page. Be sure also to stay tuned here at the Brick Show for more updates on this set.