Earlier today, LEGO tweeted out their official schedule for San Diego Comic Con 2015 including details for the retail exclusives as well as the the exclusive minifigure drawings including the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes All New Captain America (Sam Wilson) and LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Arsenal.
They have also listed out the schedule for their product reveals during the convention. On Thursday, July 9th, LEGO will be revealing the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile. On Friday, they’ll be revealing a LEGO Ninjago set. I’m guessing it’ll be the direct-to-consumer Ninjago Temple (70751). Finally, for their big finale on Saturday, July 11th, there will be a LEGO Star Wars reveal. We already know that the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Buildable Battle Figures Stormtrooper will be shown off there but hopefully there will be more sets displayed as well.
LEGO today has posted the first real-life image of the LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who Level Pack (71204) with Peter Capaldi holding a brick-built TARDIS. We previously saw the Doctor Who Level Pack on the back of some instructions and the set will contain the Twelfth Doctor with a sonic screwdriver as well as K-9. SDCC attendees will be able to play the Doctor Who level at the Hard Rock Hotel this Thursday through Saturday. As we know by now, Peter will be making an appearance at the Doctor Who panel at SDCC and who knows, he might even show up where LEGO Dimensions is set up for guests to try out.
Even though LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has been released for a while now, DC All-Access co-host Tiffany Smith has done something a little neat for fans. In the style of the Yakko’s World from Animaniacs, she has sung all of the 217 playable characters from the game. That’s pretty impressive since considering they had to find characters that rhyme. Check out the song below and if you haven’t heard of Yakko’s World, that video is also below.
Next month, one of the main promos LEGO will be having is the LEGO Classic Pirates Set (5003082) with purchases of $75 or more. The folks across the pond has already gotten a hold of this retro set and for those who was wondering what’s inside the set, Gnaat Lego has given some nice closeup shots of it including the contents. Again, the set has a nice slide out box and is a nice complement to the LEGO Classic Spaceman Minifigure (5002812) set from last year. I look forward to picking up this retro Pirates set next month and adding it to my collection.
There’s a very interesting rumor coming out of Eurobricks courtesy of none other than Just2Good. Over in the Series 14 topic, there was mentioning of a LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series coming in May 2016. This was also mentioned before on his April Fool’s post but nobody really took it seriously because it was April Fool’s Day.
This rumored Disney Collectible Minifigure Series is a really interesting theme since LEGO has been doing various Minifigures series based on different themes including The LEGO Movie, The Simpsons, and the upcoming the Series 14 Monsters (71010). There are a number of characters that could be used because of Disney’s vast collection of animated movies but one thing that was also mentioned was Pixar.
Another question that could be asked is if Marvel would be affiliated in the way distant future because Disney acquired Marvel back in 2009 and LEGO has already produced a lot of Marvel characters as minifigures. Many LEGO Marvel Super Heroes fans have been wanting a series of Marvel characters as Collectible Minifigures. I’m not saying that LEGO will be making a line for this but it’s certainly a possibility.
There’s so many questions to be asked out of this LEGO Disney CMF rumor but we’ll have to wait until next year to see if this is actually true or not. Again, this is just a total rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt for now but keep in mind that J2G has been a pretty reliable source of upcoming products.
Brickworld Chicago 2015 is over and done and our friends at Beyond the Brick, as usual, has done a comprehensive recap of the whole event. If you weren’t able to attend or want to relive the memories there, the team has over a 3 hour playlist of videos dedicated to various builds that were on display including a 2 hour long guided tour of this year’s Brickworld if you have some time to check that out. Thanks to Beyond the Brick for their continued coverage for fans who weren’t able to attend.
A few weeks ago, my Facebook Page hit 5,000 Likes and I realized I never did anything to celebrate the event. Well here’s a little something to make up for it. Last month, LEGO had a promo for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Winter Soldier (5002943) minifigure polybag. Some of you may not have had the chance to pick it up so here’s a way for you to try and win one. The winner gets to do whatever with it, whether it be opening it up, keep it sealed, or sell it. It’s up to you.
As usual, I’ll be using the Rafflecopter app. There are a few ways to enter. First, visit The Brick Fan Facebook Page and while you’re there, why not throw a like on the page. Next is to follow me on Twitter and/or Google+. The last two are optional but it does increase your chances a little. That’s it! I’ll let the contest run until Sunday, July 12 at midnight PST. One winner will be chosen randomly and I’ll ship the polybag to you for free. I’ll just need your shipping address.
It’s not much but this is just a little something to give back to the community. Thanks to everyone for your support and good luck!