Life-Sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue On Display at SDCC 2019

It has been customary for LEGO to feature life-sized brick statues of pop icons at comic book conventions, and San Diego Comic-Con is one of those events where LEGO designers get to shine. After the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue last week, another awesome brick creation is poised to grace the LEGO booth at SDCC 2019. As revealed by LEGO on its social media channels, a life-sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man statue will also be on display at this year’s SDCC.

Made up of 35,119 LEGO pieces, this statue is a fitting tribute to one of the icons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tony Stark looks impressively imposing wielding this version of the Infinity Gauntlet, standing at 6.5 feet and weighing at 188 pounds.

This brick-built LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue will be on display from Thursday to Sunday this week, July 18-21. If you already registered as an attendee for SDCC, be sure to drop by the LEGO booth during these dates to see these magnificent pieces of brick art. LEGO usually releases two or three brick statues to be put on display during comic-con so we’re keeping our radars open for further developments if any.

LEGO has also announced its various SDCC 2019 exclusives that will be given away or sold via electronic raffle. We have the usual event-exclusive minifigures for this year such as the LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifig, the LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman, and the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit minifigs. Limited-edition sets are also up for sale at the LEGO booth which includes Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), the Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), and the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901).

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LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

Other than the sweet Double VIP points offered by LEGO at the start of this month, a host of new sets are now also made available both in-store and at shop.LEGO.com. One of these sets also shows LEGO’s first steps in removing regional restrictions, particularly with its LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) set. If you recall, this set first appeared as a regional exclusive last May 1, offered in several countries in the Asia Pacific region. After the announcement of giving global access to this once regional exclusive set, LEGO was true to its word of offering to the rest of the global LEGO fandom after three months from its initial release in the area.

This time around, LEGO Shop@Home now lists this set in its database, offering it to LEGO fans all over the world. Just click on the link below and read on for the complete product description for the LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103). This set is expected to sell for $49.99 in the US, coming in at almost 700 pieces.

LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103)

643 pieces; $49.99 

Dragon Boat Race (80103)

Stage a LEGO® Dragon Boat Race and paddle for victory!

Recreate all the color and thrills of the Dragon Boat Festival with this action-packed LEGO® 80103 Dragon Boat Race playset, featuring 2 awesome dragon boats, a dock with a food stall, viewing area and judge’s stand, plus buildable finishing line posts. Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, 3 minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small wheels underneath for racing. This cool construction toy includes 15 minifigures with lots of fun accessory elements for endless role-play fun.

  • Includes 15 minifigures: 2 dragon helmsmen, 6 paddlers, 2 drummers, 2 spectators, a judge, boy and a stall keeper.
  • Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, 3 minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small hidden wheels underneath for racing.
  • Dock features a food stall with assorted elements including a pot, rice bucket, 6 cooked zongzi and 2 uncooked zongzi and a food sign; a viewing area for spectators; and the judge’s stand with steps, decorative elements and a trophy element.
  • Also includes 2 buildable finishing line posts.
  • Accessory elements include: 8 paddles (for the dragon helmsmen and the paddlers), 2 drums and 2 sets of drumsticks and the spectators’ 2 flags.
  • The dragon helmsmen and paddler minifigures are new for May 2019.
  • Please note: boats do not float in water.
  • Dock measures over 5” (13cm) high, 12” (32cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.
  • Boats each measure over 1” (5cm) high, 14” (36cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.

SDCC 2019 Exclusive Reveal: The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit

In the tradition of San Diego Comic-Con’s LEGO exclusives, LEGO has now revealed this year’s first minifigure to be made available to participants. The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit takes its cue from 2018’s hit Playstation 4 video game, Spider-Man

We can assume that SDCC 2019 attendees will have access to this LEGO minifig exclusive via the same electronic raffle/system as in previous years. Furthermore, according to info coming from Allen (aka The Brick Fan), there will also be a randomized instant-win raffle event where Comic-Con attendees can get a chance to win this LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit exclusive.

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To be frank, I’m still hoping that The LEGO Group will still consider having Comic-Con LEGO exclusives such as this, be available to other LEGO fans who cannot attend these kinds of conventions for obvious geographical reasons. Perhaps LEGO can give a thought on how to make these minifigs available to the general public after a certain number of months. This will also somehow discourage scalpers for charging a ridiculous amount for this SDCC LEGO exclusives over at eBay.

Anyways, if you’re into this kind of LEGO collectibles, then be sure to bookmark and check back with us again as more info comes out regarding the details of how to avail of this minifig. I also expect additional LEGO SDCC 2019 minifigures to be revealed anytime soon.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) Revealed

After the reveal of this year’s LEGO SDCC exclusives: Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) and The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), the LEGO Group has revealed another set that will grace their booth at San Diego Comic Con 2019 starting July 18. The LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) comes as an addition to the roster of LEGO Marvel Endgame sets which are now currently available in LEGO Stores and online.

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

As initially announced by Gizmodo, the set comes in at 482 pieces and will include two Chitauri minifigures, Black Widow in her time heist suit, and an Infinity Gauntlet-wielding Professor Hulk, and Pepper Potts in her Rescue armor. The central build of this set is the Avengers Helicopter, which to be quite honest and nitpicking does not fit in that entire Endgame scene. But perhaps the biggest question is, as Gizmodo pointed out, is LEGO’s call of including Nat in this particular set considering that Bruce Banner already has the Infinity Gauntlet together with the Soul Stone attached to it. Spoiler alert: if you haven’t seen the movie until now (seriously?), then you wouldn’t want to know why is it so.

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Well, LEGO does not really have the reputation of being completely movie-accurate with regards to rendering MCU films into sets. Nevertheless, if you’re a LEGO Marvel MCU completionist, then its nice to have that Rescue armor around. The LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) is expected to retail for $60 and will be available in US stores beginning November 25. Check out the rest of its official images and product description courtesy of Brick Fanatics.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144)

Team up with the Avengers in an epic aerial battle against the Chitauri soldiers! Launch the helicopter with Rescue and fire the triple stud shooters at the mighty Leviathan. Dodge the Chitauri flyer’s stud shooters. Surprise the enemy by dropping the mighty Hulk into battle. Then attack with Rescue’s Power Blasts and Black Widow’s batons. Who will win this LEGO Marvel Avengers Endgame? You decide!

2nd LEGO SDCC 2019 Exclusive Set Revealed: The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903)

After unveiling its first LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive a few days ago, LEGO has revealed its second LEGO San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive set. The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) is a 427-piece set that features Batman himself amidst a background of Gotham’s nighttime skyline with the classic Batsignal flashing across the sky.

The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903)

This LEGO SDCC exclusive set also features the Dark Knight perched on a typical building rooftop decked with a pair of gargoyles. I love how the designers created this nicely scaled set – they even added a sort of a water tank to add to that signature LEGO humor. Unlike the Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) set which includes an exclusive minifigure of Captain Marvel and Maria Rambeau, this 2nd LEGO SDCC offering does not seem to contain any exclusive minifigures (I know, we have plenty of Batman minifigs out there) or parts. What seems to be unique to this set is the 2×4 tile that celebrates 80 years of Batman, though I’m not quite sure if this is printed or not.

Same as before, this LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) will only be available to SDCC attendees via electronic raffle through the Exclusives Portal Lottery, which will begin next week. Those who will be pre-selected to purchase this set will need to shell out $45 USD to bring home this one.

Hopefully like last year, LEGO will also release the building instructions for this set.  Keep tabs with us here on The Brick Show for more updates as the third and final LEGO SDCC exclusive set is revealed.

SDCC 2019 LEGO Exclusive Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) Revealed

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is now set, and the throngs of this year’s SDCC attendees may now have a chance to grab one of its exclusives. As revealed today via SDCC’s blog site and Yahoo! Entertainment, we now have this year’s SDCC LEGO exclusive which is the Captain Marvel and the ASIS (77902) building set.

Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902)

Like other SDCC exclusives from last year, LEGO will be adopting the SDCC Online Exclusives Portal System via lottery in order to determine who is eligible to purchase this set. I guess LEGO event exclusives are here to stay despite LEGO’s efforts some sets available in all regions.

Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902)

The Captain Marvel and the ASIS (77902) set comes in at 271 pieces and is expected to retail for $45. It features a new minifigure iteration of Captain Marvel herself, a new minifig of Carol Danver’s former flying partner and ace pilot Monica Rambeau, and Goose going Flerken-crazy. The central part of the build is Captain Marvel’s signature jet – the Asis. The box art also sports Captain Marvel, drawn over as a stylized comic book cover. Similar to last year’s LEGO SDCC exclusives, we can somehow expect that LEGO will be releasing the building instructions for this set, though the real catch here is the new minifigs of Captain Marvel and Monica Rambeau. LEGO has only released three non-exclusive sets featuring Captain Marvel: Avenjet Space Mission (76049) from 2016, and the more recent Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) and Avengers Compound Battle (76131) sets from Avengers Endgame.

We can also expect more SDCC 2019 LEGO exclusives to be revealed anytime soon, so be sure to turn on your notifications for the latest LEGO news and updates here on The Brick Show.

 

2019 LEGO Inside Tour LEGO System House (4000034) Exclusive Set Revealed

The first and second rounds of this year’s LEGO Inside Tour have already been concluded, and LEGO does not seem to shy away from revealing this program’s exclusive set. If you recall, the LEGO Inside Tour is a 3-day, one-of-a-kind LEGO fan experience where participants get to know the inner workings of the LEGO company, featuring an extraordinary exhibition of vintage LEGO sets as early as from 1934. Needless to say, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any serious LEGO fan. To top it off, every participant receives a LEGO Inside Tour exclusive set – and for this year, it is the LEGO System House (4000034) as revealed by LEGO itself.

LEGO System House (4000034)

I have to say that I find it a bit unusual for LEGO to make such a reveal via its LEGO Customer Services where the building instructions for the LEGO System House (4000034) has been uploaded. Furthermore, LEGO is quite adamant in reminding LEGO Inside Tour participants not to ‘spoil’ the experience to other registered participants by revealing the exclusive sets that they received. So seeing that the building instructions for this 2019 LEGO Inside Tour exclusive have been uploaded is quite odd.

Moving forward, the LEGO Inside Tour has produced some of its best designed exclusive sets. In 2016, we’ve seen the impressive LEGO Truck Show (4000022), followed by the beautiful LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000024) in 2017. Last year saw the monochromatic LEGO Inside Tour LEGO Ferguson Tractor (4000025) set, and now we have another piece of LEGO history with the LEGO System House (4000034).

The LEGO System House (4000034) is inspired by the inauguration of the System House in 1958. It is the brainchild of Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, where he envisioned an administrative building that will serve as a sort of command center for its international activities, a showroom for exhibiting its new sets and products, and as a place of inspiration to spur creativity. You may read more about the early history of the LEGO System House in this article from the LEGO Group.

The LEGO System House during its inauguration in 1958.

The LEGO System House (4000034) exclusive set comes in at 947 pieces, with only a total of 80 sets made for this year’s LEGO Inside Tour. It also comes with 10 minifigures representing the sales directors coming from various European countries where LEGO operates, as represented by their respective flags.

So what do you think about this year’s LEGO Inside Tour LEGO System House (4000034) set? Do you think its a good call to have it as this year’s LEGO Inside Tour exclusive? Share us what you think in the comments below.

Special thanks to Brickset for the heads-up!

Exclusive LEGOLAND Park (40346) Set Building Instructions Now Available Online

Last month, LEGO revealed that LEGOLAND Parks and Discovery Centers will be exclusively offering the LEGOLAND Park (40346) set to all its visitors and guests beginning June 1st. This 1,336-piece set will retail for $90 USD and features an impressive amount of minifigures – eleven (11) in total. Check out the following official images courtesy of Promobricks.

LEGOLAND Park (40346)

This set features some of the park’s most famous attractions and landmarks such as its iconic entrance, a Knights themed roller coaster, a Pirate Island ride, Miniland, and an observation tower. The LEGOLAND Park (40346) also sports a LEGO Store, hotdog stand, and a park bench. The choice of minifigures included in this set does not disappoint as well – I like how LEGO opted to add a wheelchair, a baby carrier and a baby minifig in this set. Needless to say, it is a great build that can be added to any existing themed park MOCs that you’re working on.

However, if in case you’re quite far from any LEGOLAND Parks or Discovery Centers, then it might help to know that LEGO Customer Service has uploaded the building instructions for this set. Except for a few relatively new parts (such as the new railroad parts used in the LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster), and a handful of stickers, you may try to Bricklink your way in gathering the necessary parts in replicating this set. You may also download the complete set of building instructions for the LEGOLAND Park (40346) right here.

Though this is a great set to have, I’m not really sure if I’m in favor of how LEGO handles their “exclusive” sets. Because in the final analysis, it’s the loyal fans who have no access to these exclusives that ultimately end up in the losing end, while LEGO scalpers out there charge a rather exorbitant amount for these highly sought after sets. These are just my two cents on the matter, though. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Epic Exclusive for Star Wars Celebration Chicago and Target RedCard – LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227)

When Lucasfilm held an event to celebrate the release of the first Star Wars prequel film in 1999, that one-off occasion became a regular fixture of Star Wars fandom. This year, the Star Wars Celebration will be happening in Chicago, and LEGO’s going to be there, with panels for media and merchandise in store. Speaking of merchandise, we’ve got a nice LEGO press release regarding a particular set appearing in the Star Wars Celebration. It’s a representation of the space opera franchise’s most iconic Sith Lord. The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227) consists of 327 pieces, very much similar to the designs from our good ol’ folks in Build Better Bricks.

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Here’s the official LEGO set blurb:

LEGO®Star Wars™

75227– Darth Vader™ Bust

327 pieces | Ages 14+$39.99 (USD)

Available April 11, 2019 through Star Wars Celebration and Target REDcard

Turn to the Dark Side with the LEGO® Star Wars™ 75227 Darth Vader™ Bust! This exclusive Star Wars Celebration building set features incredible dome and faceplate details, including a brick-built respirator encased in iconic black armor. Vader’s helmet is adorned with raised ridges and studs, which adds to the dramatic effect, and the instantly recognizable Dark Lord of the Sith will always strike fear in his enemies.Darth Vader Bust Star Wars building set measures 262mm long, 282mm wide, and 59mm high.

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Regarding the availability of this LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227), limited quantities are going to be raffled off via lottery during the Star Wars Celebration Chicago, which runs next month, from April 11 to 16. The rest of them will be available only through Target’s RedCard program starting on the same date, and will last while supplies do. Needless to say, expect this to be a prize collector’s item among LEGO Star Wars fans.

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Here’s A Chance to Build These LEGO Asia-Exclusive Sets

Though the chance of the LEGO Asia-exclusive sets Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) arriving in US LEGO Stores is close to none, LEGO was kind enough to give us the opportunity to build our own. The LEGO Customer Service portal was updated once again, and the building instructions for these regional exclusive sets are now uploaded for everyone to use. These Asia-exclusive sets are understandably gaining a following among the LEGO community, considering their thoughtful design and attention to detail. The cultural references to the festivities involving the celebration of the Chinese New Year are quite spot on.

These sets are considerably large in themselves. For example, the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) consists of a total of five bags with 615 parts in total. For most LEGO builders, the selling point for this set is its interesting range for colorful printed tiles, especially those found on the dinner table. Of particular interest is the printed 1×2 tile that shows a pair of chopsticks and a spoon. It also has its share of its stickers, particularly those found inside the build representing family photos. You may download the building instructions for the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) set right here.

The second set, Dragon Dance (80102) offers a wider range of play features similar to what was introduced in LEGO Forma sets. It comes in 622 parts placed in four bags. Since 2019 marks the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac calendar, it’s quite clever of LEGO to throw in the Piggy Guy Collectible minifigure from 2014’s LEGO CMF Series 12. Additionally, the collection of festive minifigs dressed in brightly red, dragon-inspired clothes make the Dragon Dance (80102) a must have for collectors. If you wish to build your own Dragon Dance set then be sure to check its building instructions from this link.

Another of these LEGO Asia-exclusive sets is also slated to be released in the first quarter of the year in the form of the still-to-be-revealed LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103), loaded with a huge amount of minifigs –  15 in all. Watermarked preliminary images of this set can be found on eBay if you want to take a look. Both the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) sets are currently available in LEGO certified stores in Malaysia and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.  It is also currently offered at shop.LEGO.com’s Korean portal. If you’re located outside of Asia, then your choices are quite limited if you wish to add this set to your collection. You may try to check with third-party resellers such as those found on eBay if you wish to get these sets.