Series 4 of the LEGO Mixels were revealed today at San Diego Comic Con 2014. There was one character for each Tribe that was represented. Burnard (41532) has 58 pieces and looks like it could come from the Infernites Tribe but notice the horns. Burnard may also be a new demon-like Tribe. We also got to see Nurp-Naut (41529) which has 52 pieces and could be from a new space Tribe. Finally, there was Globert (41533) who has 45 pieces and is from some sort of bat Tribe. Series 4 of the LEGO Mixels wil be available in February 2015.
Today was the last day of San Diego Comic Con 2014 and also the last exclusive minifigure that the LEGO booth was giving away. The character that was given away was The LEGO Movie’s Unikitty however this version of her is a little different than the one found in the Cloud Cuckoo Palace (70803).
This 16 piece exclusive Unikitty uses the same exact pieces as the regular one minus 2 pieces, the face and the pink 1×3 eyebrow piece. That totals 4 exclusive pieces to this set with the 2 faces and 2 eyebrows. The faces that are included in this set can make Unikitty become Cutesykitty and Cheerykitty. She comes packaged in the usual clamshell plastic as well as an insert. The inserts for the other 2014 minifigures showed a portrait of the charcter but Unikitty’s portrait is on the back and inside the insert are the instructions of how to build her.
As you can see from the images below, when she is Cutesykitty, she has really big eyes with a sort of a worried eyebrow thing going on there. You’ve all seen how cute things look with their expressions. For Cheerykitty, she has a big smile with some raised eyebrows.
Overall, the SDCC 2014 Unikitty is a great addition to my collection and I’m glad that I was able to get all four minifigures from this year. Although this version of Unikitty is an exclusive, we may not have seen the last of her. I was in The LEGO Movie panel and they mentioned that you may be seeing more of Unikitty in a set(s) that will be released in January 2015 (see below).
Today at Day 3 of San Diego Comic Con 2014, LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025). The set was revealed during Preview Night on Kotaku but today attendees got a first-hand look at the set.
As reported before, it will have 174 pieces and retail for $19.99 which is an awesome price point considering that fans don’t have to pay a lot of money to get the highly requested Green Lantern minifigure. One thing that is shown on Batman that was not shown in the reveal a few days ago is the printing on the wings. It seems that the wings are a printed piece but it’s hard to tell from the pics. Blame the cloudiness of case for the quality of the images. I’ll try to take some better ones tomorrow.
Day 3 of San Diego Comic Con 2014 has passed and again, I bring back home with me another exclusive LEGO minifigure for this year. Today’s minifigure was the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman of Zur-En-Arrh. He is a fairly obscure character from DC and was introduced in France Herron’s 1958 Batman #113 Batman – The Superman of Planet-X. Zur-En-Arrh is actually a scientist names Tlano who was inspired to play the same role as Batman from Earth. In Grant Morrison’s resurrection of Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, he is a backup personality of Bruce Wayne used in case if he was mindwiped.
On to the minifigure itself, he has the same mold as Batman except with different colors. We know that Batman works in black and sometimes in very, very dark gray but this version of Batman is the total opposite. His main color scheme is purple and red with some yellow on the arms and belt. Also note that the chest emblem is different and he wears a purple cape. He has a double-sided head with a happy expression on one side and a clenched teeth expression on the other. His accessory is a bat.
Overall, the SDCC 2014 Batman of Zur-En-Arrh is what an exclusive minifigure should be. It will probably not be produced again in an official set but since guessing what LEGO will produce in the future is a crapshoot so who knows if we’ll see him again or not. In the meantime, I’m glad that I was able to get one today at SDCC. Tomorrow is the last day and the final minifigure that will be given away is The LEGO Movie’s Unikitty with two printed face bricks instead of a double-sided head. If I’m able to get it tomorrow, it’ll make not getting the SDCC exclusive sets easier to swallow although I’m still not happy about it.
Earlier this morning while I was heading to San Diego Comic Con, this official image of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 12 (71007) came across my feed and I didn’t have my laptop so I sent out a Tweet and the LEGO community went wild. The image came from an Argos listing which shows every minifigure in Series 12 including Video Game Guy, Prospector, 80′s Rocker, Swashbuckler, Jester, Fairytale Princess, Spooky Girl, Pizza Delivery Guy, Hun Warrior, Genie Girl, Lifeguard, Wizard, Dinosaur Tracker, Space Miner, Battle Goddess and Pig Suit Guy. They will be available in stores in October for $3.99 each. Happy hunting!
With all the news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2014, I forgot to post the pictures I took of the new LEGO The Hobbit The Lonely Mountain (79018). The 866 piece set will retail for $129.99 and will be released in October. In the pictures, I tried to focus on the Smaug figure as many people were waiting patiently to see it. You can check out Smaug in action in a video created by The Brotherhood Workshop here.
For today’s reveal at San Diego Comic Con, LEGO unveiled the actual model of the DC Comics Super Heroes UCS Tumbler (76023) for attendees to feast their eyes on. The set was inside of a clouded window case and the pictures don’t do it justice. After seeing it with my own eyes, it’s definitely a must purchase for any Batman fan out there. The UCS Tumbler is already listed on Shop@Home in preparation on it being sold to VIP members on August 18th and to the general public on September 1st. Check out more details of the set here.