Here are some clearer images of the LEGO The Hobbit Bard the Bowman San Diego Comic Con 2014 exclusive minifigure. Earlier this morning I posted a picture from my potato phone but I’m home now so you can get a clearer look at him. As you can see from the packaging, it also says The Battle of Five Armies.
I was also told today that this minifigure will be available in a set in the future just like Azog from last year. Ace over at FBTB also has confirmed this piece of news as well. For fans who really wanted Bard but couldn’t go to SDCC, you can rest assured that he will be available at some point in the future.
Last week, we reported there will be a new The LEGO Movie set coming out in January 2015. Today at San Diego Comic Con 2014, LEGO officially announced the Batman and Super Angry Kitty Attack (70817). By releasing this set next year, it makes me think there will be more sets in the wave and not just having a fairly small set by itself.
Unfortunately, the box does have the LEGO watermark on it so I can’t post pictures of it. It will consist of 115 pieces and retail for $9.99. The set is pretty much what you see above on the right. You get Batman with a new clenched teeth expression and a grappling gun, a very Angry Kitty, a Skeletron, and a Micro Manager.
So this morning while I was standing in line waiting to get into the exhibit hall at San Diego Comic Con 2014, I was messaged on Facebook of a picture of someone having a bag full of LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy The Collector minifigure that was for Friday’s giveaway. These pictures were posted on the 4chan forums by a user named McBalderus. There have been no reports of theft of if the user has just messing with people although other members of the forum think that he was the same scalper person who bragged about selling a dozen from last year.
I was at the first giveaway today for the Bard minifigures and they came from boxes and not from the LEGOLAND bags from the booth so it seems like this person removed some from the boxes. Even though there are a lot more minifigures to giveaway this year, there are still 50 people who could’ve won them but can’t since this person alleges that they have them. Hopefully this person is joking but the evidence shown doesn’t make it seem so.
Today at San Diego Comic Con 2014, Arthur Parsons was at the LEGO booth talking about LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and there he revealed a new trailer for the game. Also a few new characters were revealed as playable characters including Zur-En-Arrh, Booster Gold & Skeets, and Bat-Cow. Check out the new trailer below from IGN.
If you’re from out of town attending San Diego Comic Con 2014 and want to take a little break from all the hustle and bustle of everything that is going on there, remember that San Diego does have a LEGO Store conveniently located at the Fashion Valley Mall. The MTS Trolley is right there at the mall and the Green Line runs every 10 minutes all the way down to the convention center. If you’re driving there, the address is 7007 Friars Rd, Space 965A, San Diego CA 92108.
The LEGO Store is located right next to the food court on the second level and you can’t miss it. Although, the LEGO booth at SDCC doesn’t have a Pick-A-Brick wall, the physical store does and it has a nice variety of elements that is stocked by my very good friend Genevieve. Also remember that the LEGO Creator MINI Cooper MK VII (10242) is now available for VIPs there and the LEGO Star Wars summer wave sets are also now in stock at the store. So check it out if you have some time. Tell them I sent you
Ace from FBTB is currently at San Diego Comic Con 2014 and he has given an update on the pricing for the three LEGO exclusive sets that will be sold there. As you can see, the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes 1966 Batmobile will go for for $50 each instead of the $40 that was previously reported. The LEGO Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket’s Warbird and the LEGO Star Wars Rebels The Ghost will both go for $40 each. There will be 1,000 sets sold in total, 200 each day including preview night. Hopefully I’ll be able to score these sets tomorrow and do a review of them after I get back home.
In addition to the bombshell that was reported while I was away from my computer, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed one of the new LEGO The Hobbit sets that is due out later this year, The Lonely Mountain (79018). The set consists of 866 pieces and has five minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Ori the Dwarf, and Gloin the Dwarf as well as Smaug the dragon. The set will retail for $129.99 and will be based on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Like with many sets that have been recently revealed, The Lonely Mountain will be displayed at San Diego Comic Con 2014 for attendees to get a closer look at.