New The LEGO Ninjago Movie Character and Vehicles Posters Revealed!

We’re roughly a month away before The LEGO Ninjago Movie hits the big screen, and we can expect LEGO and Warner Bros. to throw in more promotional materials and swag down the road leading to the film’s debut on September 22. Following the first wave of character posters that show our heroes in tune to their elemental affinities, IGN has just shared several new character posters of our LEGO Ninjago heroes this time, alongside their signature vehicles. All of these vehicles have already been translated into their respective LEGO sets, though a bit scaled down as compared to their movie counterparts.

These posters include Lloyd and his Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612), together with the rest of the Ninjago team and their battle-ready vehicles: Kai with his Fire Mech (70615), Jay and his Lightning Jet (70614), Cole and his Quake Mech (which we’re hoping to have an official LEGO set later on), Zane’s Ice Tank (70616), Nya and her Water Strider (70611), and Master Wu together with the elegant Destiny’s Bounty (70618). The film’s antagonist also gets his own poster, with Garmadon standing proudly with his ominous Garma Mecha Man (70613). No word yet if these posters will actually have their physical counterparts (perhaps a LEGO Store promotional?), but if they do, these are pretty cool to collect. Check these out.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is slated to hit US theaters on September 22. Thanks to IGN for sharing these images.

 

 

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Something BIG is Coming In September – And We’re Now Getting Closer to What It Is.

We’re still a month away before this year’s much awaited Force Friday II, but bits and pieces of information are now gradually making its way online about this year’s largest Star Wars sales event. LEGO is prepped up and ready to go for all things Star Wars once September 1 breaks the light of day, particularly, with its latest offering of LEGO Star Wars sets based on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Images of these sets are already out in the open, thanks to several online retailers who posted it ahead of its official reveal date.

Much of the speculation that revolves around this theme centers on the highly circulated news (or rumor if you prefer it that way) that massive LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon is slated to return this September. The Internet is certainly rife with this piece of news, with so many LEGO Star Wars fans clamoring for the UCS set’s return. Since the news (or rumor) broke out, there was no solid proof to back up the claim, with only pieces of ‘circumstantial’ evidences that seem to point to the massive set’s return. However, a recent teaser given by prolific LEGO Star Wars set designer Hans Burkhard Schlömer, has set ablaze the LEGO landscape once again with him hinting on a much, much, much, much, much, much larger set to be revealed on September 1st. This is the first clue that gave rise to another wave of speculations that we are indeed closer to the famed brick-built starship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

This time, I can just imagine how jaw-dropping the next teaser was since this time, LEGO finally speaks out about this very much (6x) larger set. Posted on its official Twitter account, LEGO teased on the arrival of a humongous set, almost 5x larger than its recently released LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258).

Riding the waves of further speculation, several fans used their ‘investigative’ skills in prying open this mystery that LEGO has thrown in. Some even tweaked the above photo to ‘reveal’ how the Falcon’s box art is hidden under the wrappings. I’m not really sure if such photo enhancements are reliable but one thing is for sure: LEGO promises more reveals during the next few days especially that we’re closer to next month’s Force Friday II sales.

What’s your take on this Brick Fans? Is this the Falcon that we all so want to see? Let us know in the comments below, or share us a thought or two over at our Facebook page.

 

 

 

From Katanas to Lightsabers – LEGO September Store Calendar Highlights Ninjago and Star Wars Force Friday II.

LEGO’s September Store Calendar is now available online, and it is one super-exciting month for all Ninjago and Star Wars fans. This month celebrates the theatrical release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie with not just one, but TWO promotional polybags for the month. September also marks the much awaited return of Force Friday, aptly dubbed as this year’s Force Friday II. To sweeten the deal, LEGO brings back double VIP points for any LEGO Star Wars purchase made from September 1 to 3, PLUS a free promotional Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) minifigure. Let’s take a closer look.

September 1-3: LEGO Star Wars Force Friday II.

Earn double VIP points on all LEGO Star Wars items, and get a FREE exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) minifigure with purchase of $50 or more while supplies last. For most of us, the exclusivity of this promotional minifigure will be the main reason why we’re holding on to that next LEGO purchase until September 1.

I just hope that we will not go through that same predicament most us experienced when during last year’s Force Friday, with the exclusive Darth Revan minifigure promotional attached to it, shop.LEGO.com listed that the sought after Darth Revan minifig already ran out of stock just 4 to 6 hours after Force Friday officially kicked in. We just have to wait and see.

September 4-21: FREE The LEGO Ninjago Movie mini Green Ninja Mech Dragon (30428) for purchases of $35 or more.

TLNM offers an impressive range of promotional polybags, based mostly on its larger mech replicas such as the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612), Ice Tank (70616), and the rumored Quake Mech. I’m pretty sure that these polybags will be in demand in the aftermarket after their promotional period.

September 4-30: FREE exclusive The LEGO Ninjago Movie poster with a LEGO Ninjago purchase.

Other than the cool polybags, you also get to bring home a complimentary, The LEGO Ninjago Movie poster for purchase of any TLNM set, minifigure or accessory. This promo will run from September 4 to 30.

September 5 & 6: FREE VIP Monthly Mini Model Build which is a Dinosaur.

To reserve your spot, simply register for the September MMB by visiting shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting August 15. The LEGO MMB is meant for children ages 6 to 14, and must be completely built in store.

September 14-30: VIPs get early access to TWO exclusive sets.

We have reason to believe that one of these D2C sets is the rumored comeback of the LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon, while the other one is completely under wraps. The excitement is really intense!

September 16: VIP Ninjago Building Event.

LEGO Ninjago fans ages 6 to 14 will have a blast building this mini version of Kai’s Red Fire Mech. This event is exclusively for VIP members and registration is necessary to participate.

September 18-24: Dress Like a Ninja Week.

Put on your ninja garb and visit any LEGO store dressed up like your favorite Ninjago hero and get a free Ninjago mask while supplies last.

September 22 – October 8: FREE The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd Minifigure (30609) with purchase of $50 or more.

Just in time for The LEGO Ninjago Movie’s big screen debut, we finally have information on how we can bring home one of Lloyd’s most impressive minifigure version. Found over at eBay a few days ago, we now know that the Lloyd Minifigure (30609) polybag will come as a free promotional during the said dates for any LEGO purchase of $50 and above.

 

If you can still hold on to that LEGO spending power, then now is probably time to do so. There’s a handful of pretty impressive sets that you may want to check out in September such as the colourfully detailed Ninjago City (70620) and the idyllic LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310). If you want to go massive, then be on the lookout on what LEGO has in store on September 14 and 15.

 

 

New The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd Minifigure Polybag (30608) Found + Other Updates.

Much has been revealed about The LEGO Ninjago Movie during this year’s Comic-Con and just before we hit the theaters next month, it seems that LEGO still has some surprises tucked under its sleeve. Our friends over at Promobricks stumbled upon a find over at eBay and as it seems, we will not be getting one, but two minifigure polybag versions of the Green Ninja himself, Lloyd Garmadon. If you recall back in June, we first stumbled upon Lloyd’s promotional minifigure – the Kendo Lloyd (30608) polybag – as a promotional offering that comes with an unlock code to be used in the film’s accompanying video game.

As it turns out, Lloyd will probably have another minifigure promotional as images of this new polybag appears on eBay. Check out the images below.

One will notice right away that this polybag version of Lloyd sports a hood which is basically the same as that found in the film’s CMF tie-up, a tasseled sword similar to what he is wielding in the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612) set, and a unique, never-before-seen torso print. The torso is quite different from Lloyd’s other minifigure iteration where he is seen wearing a sweater on top of his ninja garb. This is one minifigure that will surely be interesting to collect.

In related news, Warner Bros. Interactive has shared several exciting info regarding the film’s tie-up video of the same title. We now get to see some of the combat styles and slick moves that our Ninjago heroes have acquired. They’ve also released several in-game screenshots that highlights the game’s highly-detailed and immersive environment. With styles and techniques that takes its cue from nature, these abilities are also available to players during the game.

Lastly, as of this writing, we now have confirmation that the Kendo Lloyd (30608) polybag now comes as a GameStop pre-order exclusive while supplies last.

We’re not sure if this polybag promotional is specific only to GameStop, and we hope that this will be made available to other retailers as well. The LEGO Ninjago Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game will both be released in the US on September 22.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

Find your inner ninja with the all-new LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game! Play as your favorite ninjas, Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane, Nya and Master Wu to defend their home island of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army. Master the art of Ninjagility by wall-running, high-jumping and battling the foes of Ninjago to rank up and upgrade the ninja’s combat skills. Only in the LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game will you experience the film across 8 action packed locations each with its own unique Challenge Dojo. And with the Battle Maps, play against friends and family in competitions for up to four players!

 

 

Official LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi Set Images Starting to Appear at Some Online Toy Stores.

Hi there Brick Fans! I’ve been out for quite some time due to a very nasty Internet problem from my end, and I’m just glad that my internet service is now back! So what’s a LEGO fan boy do after being cutoff from online civilization for quite some time? Hitting away at the keyboard of course, looking at things that I missed recently, and what is currently happening on the LEGO landscape. Lo and behold, it seems that there is a ton of new brick info that is running all over the Internet, and this particular one happens to be hailing from a galaxy far, far away.

Earlier last month, I posted an article in which we had a glimpse, though a bit blurry, of the latest LEGO Star Wars set to debut just in time for Force Friday in September. However, since we understand that LEGO is privy about these matters, we decided to remove these images even if they were almost unrecognizable. But as they say, the cat is out of the bag already and it seems that some online retailers have already listed these sets for pre-order, including the sets’ official images and product descriptions. Now, we’re walking on a slippery slope here, but since this is from an independent, third-party retailer and not from any illegitimate source (aka leaks), I guess it becomes somewhat official.

So here we go. Credit goes to Polish online toy retailer, Planetaklockow for sharing these images. What is also interesting about their listing is that they managed to include a Polish translation of the sets’ official product description. If you prefer, you can also do a rough Google translation of what these descriptions say. However, bear in mind that this may actually be more confusing considering how this kind of translation works.

UPDATE: It looks like Planetaklockow eventually removed their listing for these sets. Oh well…

UPDATE 2: Since the initial publication of these images came from a third-party retailer whom mistakenly listed these on their site ahead of LEGO’s official press statement, LEGO asked us to remove these images from our site as well. 

Resistance Transport Pod (75176)

 

First Order Heavy Scout Walker (75177)

 

Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter (75179)

 

BB-8 (75187)

 

Resistance Bomber (75188)

 

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189)

 

First Order Star Destroyer (75190)

 

Elite TIE Fighter Pilot (75526)

 

 

Rey (75528)

 

Elite Praetorian Guard (75529)

 

Chewbacca (75530)

 

 

 

New LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 SDCC Trailer Reveals Kang the Conqueror!

SDCC 2017 has been concluded, but the reveals that LEGO shared with fans and attendees still lingers on. I intend to do a recap any time soon about all the things related to LEGO during this year’s San Diego Comic Con, to somehow round-up all these things, and to make sense out of the information overload.

But before that, here’s another tidbit of info that Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games have shared during Comic-Con. We already had a look at some of the new Marvel superheroes that will be added to the game’s roster of more than 200+ playable characters. This time, we now have our second official trailer of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 video game that puts the spotlight on the game’s main antagonist, Kang the Conqueror. We also get a closer look at the different Marvel worlds as Kang brings them all together in an epic collision of inter-dimensional proportions in the surreal world of Chronopolis.

If the first trailer of LMSH2 introduces us to some of the characters that will grace the long-awaited sequel, this follow-up shows us more about Kang and the time-warping, open-hub world of Chronopolis. In this uber extreme mashup of Marvel worlds, we get to see familiar places such as Ancient Egypt, New York City 2099, Wakanda, Xandar, Knowhere, and many other comic book locations.

Here’s the official press release of the latest LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 trailer released as a fitting conclusion for this year’s SDCC.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Spotlights Kang the Conqueror in NEW SDCC Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a NEW trailer for LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 featuring Kang the Conqueror, a time-travelling Super Villain who has stolen numerous cities from across time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. First revealed at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the video spotlights Kang in his ultimate quest to take over the universe, as well as the many Marvel locations that make up Chronopolis, including Ancient Egypt, New York City in 2099, Wakanda, Xandar and many other Marvel settings.

At Comic-Con, TT Games also revealed a brand new character created in tandem with Marvel Games, fusing together the ever popular Carnage and Venom to form a new Marvel Super Villain called Carnom, a character who has never existed in the Marvel Universe before and is completely unique to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Along with Carnom, TT Games announced a slew of other characters coming to the game, including Howard the Duck and his Iron Duck variant, who will be voiced by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, Gwenpool, the fan-favorite amalgam of Gwen Stacy and Deadpool, Vulture, from the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film, Cosmo the Spacedog,Doctor OctopusForbush ManGreenskyn Smashtroll and Throg. These Super Heroes and Super Villains will join the recently revealed Medusa and Lockjaw of the Inhumans, all playable in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

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LEGO®  Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO®  Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by award-winning comics writer Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible Open Hub World of Chronopolis. Packed with signature LEGO®  humour for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror in this fun-filled journey spanning the Marvel Universe.

LEGO®  Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available starting November 17, 2017 for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

 

 

 

Davy Jones Will Not Shy Away From This Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Flying Dutchman MOC.

Ahoy there matey! Tyler is back once again with another brick creation, and this time paying tribute one of the most famous ships ever to roam the seas of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Unlike the Black Pearl, Queen Anne’s Revenge and the recent Silent Mary which received the official LEGO treatment by having their own LEGO sets dedicated to them, The Flying Dutchman is one of the well-known ships in the POTC series that didn’t make the cut of having its own LEGO set.

Thanks to another awesome MOC by Brick Show Master Builder, Tyler, we can now have the chance of building our very own Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Flying Dutchman MOC. Following his previous Mini LEGO POTC Black Pearl MOC, Tyler now gives us Davy Jones’ famous ship in mini brick-built form.

This version of the Flying Dutchman comes with an old, sunken pirate ship look thanks to Tyler’s effective use of olive green and tan pieces. To give that old, sea-weary, barnacle infested look, Tyler added some 1×1 plates with a hole in the center at the sides of the ship. Since this is on a mini-scale, those pieces also act like cannons at the sides of the ship.

The original Flying Dutchman from the POTC movies seems to have an intimidating, gaping mouth on its bow. Using droid arms to recreate that spiky, gnarly effect, Tyler impressively recreates that effect just by using two droid arms and a hinged single 1×2 plate.  For its stern, Tyler used some grilled slope pieces to create that window-like part of the ship.

However, the best part of this build is Tyler’s clever use of the curved slopes and car fender pieces to create the sails of the Flying Dutchman. If you recall, he also uses the same technique for his Mini Black Pearl MOC a few weeks back. The choice of olive green for the sails is really spot on, which mimics that ominous, sea-born feel of the original ship.

Of course, our Mini Flying Dutchman MOC will not be complete without our minifig version of the infamous captain, Davy Jones. This minifigure rendition of the tentacled captain only appears in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl (4184) so obtaining him is a bit of a challenge. However, if you want to stay true to the film, we can also swap Will Turner’s minifig since we have thrice the number of chances to obtain him in LEGO form, not just in The Black Pearl (4184), but also in The Cannibal Escape (4182) and The Mill (4183). If you remember from Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End, Turner eventually became the new captain of The Flying Dutchman and went to become the sea’s next psychopomp (someone who offers safe passage to the souls of the dead, going to the afterlife).

If you like this latest build from Tyler as much as we do, the good news is that you can now have the chance of building one of your own. Simply head over to BuildBetterBricks and give it try. You can find the instructions to recreate the Flying Dutchman in its mini-form, with only 69 pieces of LEGO bricks that you may have lying around your house. Once purchased from the site, you will immediately have access to its full building instructions in digital PDF format. It also includes a parts list and a Stud.io file so you can effectively export the parts list to Bricklink in case you need to order some missing pieces. Here’s Tyler himself as he tells us more about his latest creation.

If you like the Mini LEGO POTC The Flying Dutchman MOC, be sure to check out the rest of Tyler’s Pirates of the Caribbean creations such as the mini POTC  Black Pearl and the fun, custom POTC Bank Heist with removable vault. Happy building!

 

 

 

 

More Images of 2018’s First Wave of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Released!

The LEGO Booth at SDCC is brimming with tons of reveals of upcoming sets. From new, LEGO Ninjago Movie, to LEGO Superheroes sets, each theme offers tons of new sets to include in your annual must-have checklist of most wanted LEGO sets. Now that the latest official trailer of DCEU’s Justice League has been announced at Comic-Con, the buzz and excitement for this upcoming film and other associated LEGO sets are definitely up to a higher notch. In case you missed it, here’s the 2nd official trailer for Justice League.

MCU is not far behind, with the similar announcement of their latest Thor: Ragnarok trailer. We see a better look at how Thor teams up with Bruce Banner, Loki and Valkryie as they figure a way on how to stop the goddess Hela from destroying Asgard and the rest of the realms.

This is a great year to become a superhero geek, with these films lined up for showing in theaters in November and October. Likewise, fans can expect a lot from LEGO as they have already introduced the first wave of Superheroes sets that will debut in January of 2018. We saw them officially announced last week, and this time, thanks to the efforts of FBTB, we get to see the rest of these sets’ images and a closer look at some of their never-before-seen minifigures.

Let’s check them out. I’m posting the official product descriptions once again for better appreciation.

Superman Krypto Team-Up (76096) – $19.99

Join Krypto™ the Super-Dog’s bid to release Superman™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Superman & Krypto Team-Up set, featuring Lobo’s Space Hog bike, a Kryptonite prison, buildable red Power Unit and assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures. Fire the Space Hog bike’s stud shooters and use its bomb-dropping function to activate the prison’s explode function. This awesome set also includes 2 minifigures and a Krypto the Super-Dog figure. 

  • Includes Superman™ and Lobo™ minifigures, plus a buildable Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure.
  • Lobo’s Space Hog bike features a minifigure seat, 2 Kryptonite stud shooters, bomb-dropping function, and 2 adjustable boosters.
  • Kryptonite prison features 2 translucent-green prison walls and an explode function.
  • Use the bomb dropped from Lobo’s Space Hog to activate the prison’s explode function.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable red Power Unit.
  • Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure is new for January 2018.
  • Connect the Kryptonite prison to the 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set for even more Justice League action.
  • Space Hog measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
  • Kryptonite prison measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.

 

 

Lex Luthor Mech Takedown (76097) – $39.99

Team up with the Justice League heroes to grab the Power Unit back from Cheetah™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set. The Lex Luthor Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter and attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements. This action-packed set also includes Batman’s Bat Glider with 2 stud shooters, the buildable green Power Unit, 5 minifigures, plus assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Lex Luthor™, Batman™ (in Rebirth costume), Wonder Woman™, Firestorm™ and Cheetah™.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, posable legs, arms and fingers, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter, buildable axe, attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements, plus an attachment point for the Kryptonite prison featured in 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-Up.
  • The mech’s escape pod has fold-out wings, an attachment point for a Power Unit element and 2 detachable guns.
    Bat Glider features an attachment point for the Batman™ minifigure, 2 stud shooters and translucent-yellow light-style elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable green Power Unit.
  • Attach the buildable red and blue Power Units from the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76098
  • Speed Force Freeze Pursuit sets to the Lex Luthor™ Mech.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Wonder Woman’s lasso and Cheetah’s spear.
  • Batman™ minifigure (in Rebirth costume) is new for January 2018.
  • Connect to the Kryptonite Prison in the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up set to the Lex Luthor™ Mech for even more Justice League action.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech measures over 7” (19cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Escape pod measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Bat Glider measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (3cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide

 

 

Speed Force Freeze Pursuit (76098) – $29.99 

Dash with The Flash™ to catch Reverse-Flash™ and match the awesome CyborgCopter against Killer Frost’s Ice Car with the LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Speed Force Freeze Pursuit set. The CyborgCopter features a net shooter and detachable weapons to also use as minifigure weapons and the Ice Car has an adjustable bulldozer blade and 2 stud shooters. Play out a Justice League vs. villains battle for the blue Power Unit with 4 minifigures and assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifiigures.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: The Flash™, Reverse-Flash™, Cyborg™ and Killer Frost™.
  • CyborgCopter features an opening minifigure cockpit, rotor blade, net shooter, detachable dual stud shooter and detachable radar to also use as minifigure weapons, and translucent-red light-style elements.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car features a minifigure seat, adjustable bulldozer blade, dual stud shooters and translucent-ice-blue elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable blue Power Unit.
  • Weapons include The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts.
  • Combine with 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown for even more Justice League action.
  • CyborgCopter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

 

 

 

From New York to Paradise – Blocks Magazine Issue #34 Now Available!

I have to admit, hearing all these news from San Diego Comic Con is exhilarating. Now that we’re almost at the end of this annual comic book fandom celebration, let’s take a break and check out the latest issue of Blocks Magazine out now. Let’s take a look.

Blocks magazine visits the beach with LEGO Friends and New York with Spider-Man in Issue 34

Get in the spirit of summer with the latest issue of Blocks magazine, with an idyllic beach build that captures the essence of three different LEGO themes.

The first taste of summer comes with a nostalgia-induced trip back to the 1990s, looking at the classic Paradisa sets to reminisce about the LEGO Group’s early seaside dream locale. Things then come back to the present, as LEGO Friends designers explain how the modern theme took shape after years of early development to become one of the company’s greatest successes.

Blocks’ Build section takes inspiration from both Friends and Paradisa to create a bustling beach scene worthy of the front cover, replicating the unique design styles used in each theme. But summer isn’t just about lying on the beach – it’s also about blockbuster movies. A mammoth New York street scene that is packed full of incredible detail plays host to Spider-Man. It’s on a scale so impressive that it features on this month’s alternate cover (just flip your copy over).

No LEGO fan has seen it all until they check out this month’s dive into hidden LEGO gems, full of unique parts that never made it into regular production. Thankfully, the Mod Squad solution to upgrading Wonder Woman villain Ares uses regular, readily available LEGO pieces.

As always, Month in LEGO takes a look at all of the LEGO stories you may have missed with an extra level on insight and expert opinion, Technique offers new tips on really making the most of those Flower Stems and Anatomy looks at the various historic aircraft that have joined the LEGO hangar over the years.

To subscribe to Blocks magazine and make sure your holiday reading is always on time, visit http://www.blocksmag.com.

 

 

 

New Characters To Watch Out For in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2!

Day 3 of this year’s San Diego Comic Con was a show-stopper for LEGO and Marvel fans. During the LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game panel, the powerhouse team of Arthur Parsons (Head of Design for  TT Games), Bill Rosemann (Executive Creative Director of Marvel Games), Justin Ramsden (LEGO Designer), Kurt Busiek (Comic Book Writer for Avengers Forever), and Dan Veesenmeyer (Comic Content Artist, and artist for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers) were all present to give SDCC attendees a glimpse on the additional characters that will grace the sequel to the highly popular video game, plus tons of other interesting info about the game.

According to The Brick Fan, an exclusive, never-before-seen LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 trailer was shown during the panel, and several new characters and vehicles from the Marvel comic books were introduced. Some of these new characters were the Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Octopus, Cosmo, Greenskyn Smashtroll, Throg, and Forbush Man. Also presented to the audience were previously revealed characters of Howard the Duck, Iron Duck and Gwenpool.

As it seems, our LEGO superheroes will also be capable of using their signature vehicles as seen in the comics and on the big screen. Examples of these are the Black Panther Jet, Crossbones’ Truck, and Star Lord’s Mini Ravage Jet.

What is also interesting is the fact that players can use several versions of the same comic book character during game play. For example, you can play as Spider-Man in his Homemade Suit version as seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, while your friend plays as Spiderman Noir or Spiderman 2099. The legendary Stan Lee will also make a comeback in LMSH2, where you will have a chance to save him and, if you are successful in your mission, be rewarded along the way. The possibilities are endless, especially if you have more than 200 playable Marvel characters at your disposal. These 200+ characters are all available to players as they progress through the game, regardless of what type of console you are using. As such, WB Games and TT Games have no plans of offering any console-specific character packs which is fair for all gamers and fans of the franchise.

During the panel discussions and Q&A, Parsons also hinted at the possibility of Moon Knight making his way to LMSH2 as a playable character, and the inclusion of Mysterio going head-on against the Sinister Six. There was also some hints about the in-game mechanics (96 in all) and several abilities of some of the game’s characters. One example is Kamala Khan’s ability of shrinking down to size, and pass through different mazes.

Finally, Arthur Parsons also mentioned that a new LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 trailer will be aired likely on Monday. He reiterated this announcement via his official Twitter account.

In closing, attendees were treated with ticketed parting gifts of the foil comic print of Kang Dynasty, and the LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Avengers Quinjet (30304) polybag which was quite rare when it was introduced in 2015. An in-game, LEGOlized digital version of the Kang Dynasty comic book cover, and other similar classic covers will all be available in LMSH2 via collectable minikits.

We’ll keep an eye on the latest trailer of LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 when it hits the web on Monday. In the meantime, you may now pre-order your copy of this highly anticipated LEGO video game via Amazon. A Deluxe Edition is also available that comes with a Season Pass, the Classic GOTG Character Pack, and an exclusive Giant-Man minifigure. The game is expected to be released to the general public on November 14.

Thanks again to The Brick Fan for giving us an inside look on the happenings during this year’s SDCC.