WATCH: Sonic Celebrates His 25th Birthday By Having His Very Own LEGO Dimensions Level Pack!

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The fastest hedgehog on the planet is now celebrating his 25th birthday, and his present can’t be any cooler than this. Following the official announcement of LEGO Dimensions’ Game Developer and Producer, Doug Heder  at last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Sonic The Hedgehog now finally makes his debut as TT Games revealed the new LEGO Dimensions Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack (71244), scheduled to arrive sometime this Fall.

What a perfect birthday gift for the Blue Blur as LEGO honors him on his 25th anniversary! The said Level Pack comes with an awesome Sonic minifigure, with all the fine details such as his trademark running shoes and a very impressive headpiece. Set 71244 also comes with two brick-built vehicles: the Sonic Speedster and Tornado.

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LEGO Dimensions Game Directors Arthur Parsons and James Mcloughlin came in with the announcement over Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Party which was streamed live over at Twitch channel. According to the powerhouse duo, LEGO’s toys-to-life kitchen is cooking up more surprises under Sonic’s franchise and understandably, they are quite mum on the details. Sonic’s YouTube channel has recently uploaded its official LEGO Dimensions trailer highlighting some of the cool things that Sonic can do once he enters the LEGO Dimensions portal. Watch this.

It’s great to see Sonic move and interact with the various worlds and characters of LEGO Dimensions, including a 2D game mode that pays tribute to the Blue Blur’s humble beginnings. Staying faithful in rendering Sonic’s abilities, his LEGO Dimensions character will also feature a Super Sonic mode once all seven Chaos Emeralds are collected throughout the game.

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Looking forward, Sega also released a teaser trailer on what has been dubbed as Project Sonic 2017 – the latest journey that awaits Sonic and his friends. Project Sonic is expected to arrive sometime during the holidays in 2017, and will be available across all major gaming consoles.

With 16 new titles and licenses under its banner, LEGO Dimensions Series 2 is definitely a must have for any Dimensions fans, needless to say for all LEGO minifigure connoisseurs. Series 1 of Wave 6 which includes the Ghostbusters Story Pack (71242), Adventure Time Level Pack (71245), Adventure Time Team Pack (71246), Harry Potter Team Pack (71247), Missions Impossible Level Pack (71248), and The A-Team Fun Pack (71251) are now available for pre-order over at Wildcard Toys.

 

Who Wants To Take A Selfie With These Amazing Life-Sized LEGO Statues?

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We’ve seen how Captain America and Wonder Woman were built at the LEGO Master Builders’ workshops, and now these life-sized LEGO statues are already to go share a selfie or groupie with you as the Comic-Con kicks in at the San Diego Convention Center. Take a look at this photos shared by fans and attendees of this superfan event.

LEGO never runs out of surprises as a team of LEGO Master Builders builds a life-sized replica of the Caped Crusader as he’s seen in his ‘solo’ movie, The LEGO Batman movie.

If you happened to be at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to snap a photo with these awesome LEGO statues that you’ll never find anywhere else. Here’s The LEGO Group’s official press release.

MARVEL™ Universe
Inspired by the blockbuster film Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War™, a 6-foot tall LEGO model of Captain America™ made entirely out of 25,984 LEGO bricks will stand proud at the LEGO booth. 
 

DC Comics™
To honor Wonder Woman™’s 75th anniversary and the heroine’s Super Hero’s first solo live-action film slated for 2017, Gal Gadot will make her debut as a life-sized LEGO Wonder Woman model standing 6 feet tall and built from 22,736 LEGO bricks. It took LEGO Master Builders 317 hours to construct the realistic likeness. 

Star Wars™
LEGO Star Wars™ fans eagerly awaiting the upcoming film premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be thrilled to see an over 6- foot tall life-sized model of the film’s new Death Trooper™, which took LEGO Master Builders 349 hours to build and contains 27,202 LEGO bricks.

LEGO NINJAGO™
In celebration of the sixth season of Cartoon Network’s popular NINJAGO™: Masters of Spinjitzu™ and the 2017 feature film, a largescale LEGO model of one of the playtheme’s iconic ninja apprentices, Jay Walker, will be at the LEGO booth. Equipped with his signature Nun chucks of Lightning, the model is made entirely out of 64,148 LEGO bricks and stands 51” high.

The LEGO® Batman Movie
Before heading to the big screen on February 10, 2017, The LEGO® Batman Movie’s Batman™, Batgirl™ and The Joker™ will share center stage at the LEGO Booth. Together with LEGO Master Builders, attendees can build a large-scale model of Batman on Thursday, followed by Batgirl on Friday and The Joker on Saturday. Fans will also get to preview two LEGO building sets, The Batmobile and The Joker™ Notorious Lowrider, inspired by the film, and take a selfie to share via social channels on-site with LEGO Batman using a custom brick-built “Bat Booth.” There will also be talent signing with the cast of The LEGO Batman Movie in the LEGO Booth on Saturday, July 23rd . A life-size version of LEGO Batman made entirely out of 53,998 LEGO bricks will be making a special appearance at the WB booth, #4545.

UPDATE: New LEGO Batman Movie Sets Featuring The Joker And Robin Revealed!

LEGO revealed earlier today via its social media channels Facebook and Twitter (which was deleted shortly after they were posted) on what seem to be two new sets that will come out based on Warner Bros Animation Group’s (WAG) The LEGO Batman Movie which is still scheduled to hit the big screen February of next year. According to Brickset, these images include a newer rendition of The Batmobile and Joker’s Notorious Lowrider. If you recall, the film’s director Chris McKay confirms that the LEGO Batman Movie will pay tribute to the caped crusader’s very rich history of crime-fighting ventures and all the memorable characters that comes with it. So it will not be a surprise to see if LEGO will throw in some familiar characters from the Dark Knight’s life, and we’ll get to see them both on screen and as new LEGO sets.

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First off is a new version of The Batmobile, which includes a handful of minifigures: Batman, Robin, Man-Bat, and the Kabuki Twins which is a pair of Oriental assassins employed by the Penguin in an earlier animated series. The Batman minifig sports a new belt attachment while Robin has a new hair piece and a pair of goggles. The Man-Bat on the other hand, seems to be the same minifigure included in 2014’s LEGO DC Superheroes Batman – Man-Bat Attack. The Kabuki Twins enters the fray after more than a decade of being on hiatus. It is interesting to speculate what role they will play in the film.

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The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider may be smaller in size, but is also equally impressive with its excellent color scheme. The set comes with three minifigs: the Batgirl, Harley Quinn, and of course the Joker. What set these minifigures apart is that they are excellently detailed, with elaborate hair pieces (just take Harley Quinn’s hairpiece for instance) and prints particularly on the sides of Harley and the Batgirl.

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Take a look at these sets as they were revealed at the Comic-Con.

Interestingly, we now know that the Joker’s Notorious Lowrider has an assigned code of 70906 as from the tweet above. Apparently, the selling points for these LEGO Batman Movie sets will probably come from the interesting choice of minifigs that LEGO has thrown in. So what do you think about these newest sets from LEGO? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or you may want to join in the discussion, by heading to our Facebook page.

Here’s A Peek At The LEGO Batman Movie’s Robin and The Joker.

 

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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SPOTTED: Take A Look These Images of LEGO Superheroes BrickHeadz, Exclusive At SDCC 2016.

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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.

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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.

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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.

LEGO® 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.

DC Comics™

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.

MARVEL™ Universe

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.

WATCH: Life Size LEGO Captain America Statue On Its Way To SDCC 2016!

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Photo courtesy of CNN Money.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.