FBTB has revealed that the last exclusive LEGO minifigure that will be given away is the Zur-En-Arrh Batman. As you can see from the image that LEGO posted back in May, the minifig will probably look like the one shown above. He will be given away either on Friday or Saturday at SDCC.
IGN has revealed a Shredder statue that will be displayed at San Diego Comic Con. It contains 35,322 pieces and stands 7 feet high by 36 inches wide. It weighs 174 lbs and it took a painstaking 269 hours for the builders to create. The statue will be displayed at the LEGO booth #2829 this week.
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.