CW’s The Atom Joins LEGO Marvel’s Steve Rogers Captain America As This Year’s SDCC Exclusive.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

We’ll definitely look forward to have our hands on these minifigs and watch out for Stephen and Jason’s reviews of these SDCC exclusives only here at the Brick Show!

 

UPDATE: A Look At The LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack Marceline The Vampire Queen (71285).

 

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 the LEGO 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.

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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.

Here’s the tweet shared by Bricks To Life.

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.

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Boston Red Sox Announces Partnership With The LEGO Group, With Its LEGO Day At Fenway Park.

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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 tpollio@redsox.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.

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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.

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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.

First Look At LEGO Dimensions Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Story Pack.

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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.

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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.

 

Thanks to Brickfans for the heads-up.

Take A Look At These Life-Sized LEGO Statues of DC’s Wonder Woman and LEGO Ninjago’s Jay.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

Meet The Blockiest LEGO Superheroes Around With These 2016 SDCC Brickheadz Exclusive.

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 Facebook page 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.
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Doctor Strange and The Black Panther; July 22, Friday

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Superman and Wonder Woman; July 23, Saturday

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Captain America and Iron Man; July 24, Sunday

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Here’s Stephen’s news report over at Brick Show’s YouTube channel.

LEGO Officially Pulls The Veil From The LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time Set.

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The LEGO 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.

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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.

WATCH: Stephen Reviews the LEGO Creator Volkswagen (10252).

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Starting tomorrow, LEGO VIP members can now get their hands on LEGO’s latest offering that celebrates one of the most iconic vehicles of all time: the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252). Ahead of its public offering, Stephen gives us a tour on the finer details of this set which comes at 1,167 predominantly dark azure pieces. If you missed out on the hi-resolution, close up images of the 10252 from our last month’s report, you might want to check out its photos right here.

Watch the video below highlighting Stephen’s review of the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle including some of its nice play features.

The dark azure color motif of the 10252 is visually appealing, complemented by its nicely detailed interior and exquisitely curved design. Highly popular in the 60s, the Volkswagen Beetle was an icon for the surf-loving crowd. LEGO recreates that nostalgic feeling of the great surfin’ life back in the day as accentuated by its accessories such as a cooler with all of the nice contents inside, a beach towel, and a yellow and white surf board.

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Other than its play features, the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle also boasts of a unique LEGO element which is introduced for the first time in this set. As pointed out by Brickset, this brand new piece is a ¼ circle piece used for the Beetle’s fenders and wheel arches. It has an official name of ¼ ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/ CUT OUT and comes in a dark azure color. Take a look at the photo below courtesy of Brickset.

 

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Other than this new element, 10252 is also one of those rare LEGO sets that use a predominantly dark azure color scheme. In fact, as much as 30% of the set is made up of this color, as pointed out by Mike Psiaki – the designer behind 10252. The current LEGO rendition of the Volkswagen is also much different from an earlier version back in 2008 with the LEGO Volkswagen 10187. The previous version was a little rough and jagged in its design unlike the more recent take of 10252 that features a Studs-Not-On-Top (SNOT) approach in building, giving it a smoother, sleeker, more curvaceous look. Just compare these pictures below, with the 10252 on the right, and its older cousin the 10187 on the left.

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We hope you enjoyed this great review from Stephen, and be sure to subscribe on our YouTube channel for more fun and awesome LEGO set reviews only here at the Brick Show!

 

Hail HYDRA! This Year’s SDCC LEGO Minifigure Exclusive Is…

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Last week, we joined in the guessing game of figuring out what is this year’s exclusive San Diego Comic-Con LEGO minifigure. We already have a hint from fan forums and other LEGO enthusiasts that the two most likely candidates are DC Comic’s Atom as he is seen from the CW Network, and Steve Rogers in his latest Captain America costume and shield. The latter took its inspiration from Marvel Comic’s ‘shocking’ new take on the character of the most revered American super soldier who turns out to be a HYDRA double-agent operative. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the comics yet, I highly recommend that you do so before diving into the details of these exclusive minifigures. We also reported that a handful of LEGO minifigure knockoffs have been circulating around eBay claiming to be the Atom and Captain America HYDRA minifigs, and we’re glad that the real thing is far from how these bootlegs look like.

Now the guessing game has ‘officially’ ended with LEGO revealing one of the two minifigures that it will offer as San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. Over it social media channels, namely on Facebook and Twitter, LEGO announced (and confirmed) that Steve Roger’s Captain America is this year’s SDCC exclusive. Take a look.

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We have no details yet on the exact time or schedule when this exclusive minifig will be given away, but The Brick Fan reports that there will be a minifigure given away for each day of the SDCC specifically at the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30PM. The good thing is that LEGO assured fans who cannot attend the San Diego Comic-Con that they still have a chance of owning this Steve Rogers Captain America minifig by following them at Twitter via #LEGOSDCC.

As of now, we haven’t heard any confirmation from LEGO regarding their LEGO Atom minifigure SDCC exclusive. We’ll keep you posted as new info comes in, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

LEGO Officially Unveils The LEGO Disney Castle (71040)!

Following our report on some of the things that we love about the much-awaited LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle, LEGO has finally unveiled this 4,080-piece magical set with its official name as the LEGO Disney Castle (71040). We’ve described much of it already a couple of days ago, so we’ll just let these high-resolution photos speak for themselves, including LEGO’s official press release.

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Here’s a more detailed look at some of the rooms within the LEGO Disney Castle walls.

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71040 The Disney Castle

Ages 16+. 4,080 pieces.
US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £289.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Welcome to the magical Disney Castle!

Bring the magical world of Disney to your home with The Disney Castle. This highly detailed LEGO® model with over 4,000 pieces offers a rewarding build and play experience, and comes with an array of exciting Disney-themed features and functions. The intricately detailed facade and towers replicate the iconic Walt Disney World® Resort Cinderella Castle, and each accessible castle room includes special features inspired by some of Disney’s greatest animated feature films, providing endless play possibilities with the included minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinker Bell, or other characters from your collection.

Includes 5 minifigures: Mickey Mouse with a tuxedo, Minnie Mouse with red dress, Donald Duck with classic outfit, Daisy Duck with pink skirt, lavender colored shoes and a bow, and Tinker Bell with wig element, skirt, wings and a magic wand.

The Disney Castle features a detailed facade with a stone bridge, clock, wide arched entrance, ornate balconies, spired towers, plus a four-story main building and a five-story, golden-spired main tower, both containing rooms with assorted Disney-inspired features and elements.

Castle main building first floor features the main hall with large arched doorway, mosaic floor tiling, ornate chandelier, suits of armor, shield-decorated walls, grandfather clock, floor-standing vase with buildable flower elements, magic carpet and a golden lamp.

Castle main building second-floor room features buildable dark-blue curtains with curtain pole, ornate buildable candelabra and rose, and glass case elements.

Castle main building third-floor room features a chest with book of spells, mop and bucket elements, and access to the main tower second-floor room.

Castle main building fourth-floor bedroom features a detailed bed with decorative golden headboard elements.

Main tower first-floor kitchen features a large redbrick-patterned stove, workbench, buildable broom and pumpkin, plus pots, pans and assorted kitchen and food elements.

Main tower second-floor room includes a spinning wheel and access to the castle main building third-floor room.

Main tower third-floor room features a chest containing brush, scissor and lock of black hair elements, plus a balcony with 2 stud shooters for a firework-display function.

Main tower fourth-floor room features a golden mirror, plus red apple and glass vase elements.

Main tower fifth-floor room features a window bench and an arched window.

Also includes 2 frogs and a golden crown element.

Remove part of the roof section to discover the glass slipper element and fairy-tale book element with printed cover.

Launch the fireworks and let the magic begin!

Combine with other LEGO® minifigure characters for endless adventures!

This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12 and over.

This set includes over 4,000 LEGO® pieces.

The Disney Castle measures over 29” (74cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 12” (31cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 1, 2016

With the LEGO Disney Castle 71040 comes five minifigures: Donald and Daisy Duck, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and the latest Disney character to be added to LEGO’s Disney Collectible Minifigures 71012, Tinker Bell. Except for Donald Duck, the rest of these minifigures sport a different costume. For example, Daisy’s attire is quite different now as compared from her first minifigure debut in set 71012. Another one is the pair of Minnie and Mickey, where both of them have a new outfit to flaunt.

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This is one set that we will surely watch out for in September!  So what do you think of the LEGO Disney Castle? Share your thoughts at the comments section below, or visit our Facebook page to join in the discussion.