Canadian LEGO fans will have something to cheer about when they attend FAN EXPO Canada 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from August 28-31. Like with San Diego Comic Con 2014, they will also have an exclusive LEGO set being sold at the convention, the LEGO Star Wars Rebels The Ghost.
It is exactly the same as the SDCC version but it includes the Kanan Jarrus minifigure instead of Chopper. So technically, the ship itself isn’t exclusive anymore but the box and combination of the minifigure and set are. LEGO Star Wars fans who want to complete their collection will now have another set to go after. Check out the press release of the event below:
“For LEGO, the event is about the fans – it’s an opportunity to engage with builders of all ages and offer a fun interactive experience that is unlike any other in Canada. Because YOU are some of the most loyal fans of LEGO, we are offering an advance sneak peak of the FIRST EVER LEGO FAN EXPO Canada Exclusive. This limited edition LEGO STAR WARS Rebels set features The Ghost Starship with Kanan Jarrus Minifigure from the upcoming STAR WARS Rebels TV series.
“The set is ONLY available at the LEGO Booth #748 between Thursday, August 28 to Sunday, August 31, 2014, while quantities last. Tickets will be distributed at the booth on a first come, first serve basis when the show floor opens to the public. Quantities will be limited per day and only one LEGO FAN EXPO Canada Exclusive per customer per day. A valid ticket will be required for purchase.
“For a chance to win one before the show, please check out the contest page for more details!”
Update: Amazon has removed the links to the calendars. Sorry folks.
You can now pre-order the new 2014 LEGO Advent Calendars on Amazon. The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (76056), LEGO City Advent Calendar (60063), and the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41040) will all be available on September 1st and are Amazon Prime eligible. The three sets will also be available on Shop@Home but you won’t have the free 2 day shipping that Amazon Prime does.
Spend the festive period on icy planet Hoth with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar! Open up a door each December day to reveal a cool Star Wars themed gift, including minifigures starships, vehicles and more. Once you have all 24 gifts, unfold the playmate and act out hilarious Hoth-based scenes that everyone in the family will love to watch. This is the perfect holiday gift for LEGO Star Wars fans from any galaxy.
Make every day a festive building adventure as you count down to Christmas with the LEGO City Advent Calendar! Take the boy to post a letter to Santa, build a snowman, visit the Christmas market and go ice-skating with his friend. Play with an early Christmas gift of a duck built from LEGO bricks. Help the police to build an awesome sled to catch the crook who’s stolen the presents. Then it’s time for a celebration feast, exchanging gifts around the Christmas tree and a visit from a very special guest. Ho-ho-who could it be?! Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: a boy, woman, girl, crook, 2 policemen and Santa.
Jedi News is reporting some rumored LEGO Star Wars 2015 sets that will be released in January. At SDCC 2014, LEGO revealed the LEGO Star Wars Rebels Wookie Gunship (75084) and it looks like there will at be at least four more Rebels sets in the wave. Also returning for a second wave are the Microfighters sets. There also appears to be some battle packs listed with the Shadow Troopers (75079) and Geonosis Troopers (75089)
Note that they didn’t report on any store exclusives so there will be more LEGO Star Wars sets in the wave. More details as they come. Which set(s) from the list below tickle your fancy?
ARC-170 Starfighter (75072)
Vulture Droid (75073)
Republic Gunship (75076)
Homing Spider Droid (75077)
Shadow Troopers (75079)
T-16 Skyhopper (75081)
Geonosis Troopers (75089)
Star Wars Rebels
Imperial Troop Transport (75078)
TIE Advanced Prototype (75082)
Wookiee Gunship (75084)
Ezra’s Speeder Bike (75090)
There have been reports that the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (30246) polybag has started showing up at Target stores. It has 57 pieces and retails for $3.99 and can be found at the implulse buy section at the checkout aisles. It is pretty much a mini version of the Lambda-class Imperial Shuttle. The polybag may or may not be at your stores yet but it’s worth checking out. Thanks to James and Ben for emailing this in.
Continuing with our LEGO San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage, StarWars.com has given a first look at the LEGO Star Wars 15th Anniversary Minifigure Case that will be displayed at the LEGO booth (#2829). As we mentioned before, the case will consist of over 600 LEGO Star Wars minifigures and measures 6.5 feet high. The case itself is also constructed out of 54,404 LEGO bricks and weighs 268 lbs. It took LEGO Master Model Builder Erik Varszegi, who also created the Smaug statue for the Warner Bros. booth (#4545), 500 hours to design and build the whole case. This will be the first time that every single LEGO Star Wars minifigure, from 1999 to the present, including big figs, will be displayed at one location. I’ll be there all four days so stay tuned for more LEGO news coming out of SDCC 2014!
**Via Brick Fanatics**
MTV has just released a couple of images of some LEGO Star Wars things that can be seen at San Diego Comic Con 2014. The first thing is the new LEGO Star Rebels Wars Wookie Gunship (75084). The set that will be available in January 2015 will have 570 pieces and retail for $69.99. Some minifigures included will be Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus, and 2 more Wookiees.
Protect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees. Available January 2015, 570 pieces, $69.99.
The other thing that you can see at the LEGO booth (#2829) is the life-sized LEGO model of Chopper from the Star Wars Rebels animated series. As one of our previous articles stated, Chopper will be remote-controlled by someone there on the floor. It consists of 11,774 bricks and took builders 143 hours to create. It stands about 3 feet tall and weighs 58 lbs.
LEGO has sent out a press release giving all the details on what will be going on at the LEGO booth (#2829) at San Diego Comic Con 2014 from more exclusive reveals to statues that you can take pictures with. For the first time, attendees will have access to a free build area but this year, they can take their creations home. There are also some details on which exclusive minifigures will be given out on which days. If you aren’t able to attend SDCC 2014, you will have a chance to win the minifigures by following LEGO on Twitter. Read the the full press release below my summary.
LEGO Star Wars
The celebrate 15 years of LEGO Star Wars, LEGO will be showcasing every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever created which is over 600 in total. There will also be a remote-controlled life-size model of LEGO Chopper from Star Wars Rebels. The press release also notes there will be an unveiling of a 2015 LEGO Star Wars set which I can pretty much say is the UCS Slave I (75060). Finally, the limited mini version of The Ghost will be for sale for $39.99
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes
To celebrate the 75th anniversay of Batman, LEGO will have a life-size model of the Batcycle and sidecar from the classic TV series. There will also be two exclusive sets revealed for 2015 which we already know one will be the UCS Tumbler (76023). The classic Batmobile will be sold in limited quanties for $39.99 although there are no pictures at this time. The press release also mentions the minifigure giveaway but it didn’t say who it will be or what day the raffle will be held on.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
LEGO The Hobbit
LEGO will be revealing one of the new LEGO The Hobbit sets that will be in stores in October. The Smaug LEGO statue will be displayed at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545) and Thursday will be the giveaway for Bard the Bowman minifigure.
The LEGO Movie
There will be a 8 foot tall LEGO model of Lord Business at the booth. LEGO will also be unveiling the set that will be available in January 2015. On Sunday, LEGO will be giving away the Unikitty minifigure.
LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nothing new to report here except the shredder statue and sets that are already out will be displayed.
LEGO will be revealing Series 4 of the high popular LEGO Mixels sets.
LEGO Ninjago and Legends of Chima
Again nothing new here. You can read more on the panels here.
SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON — LEGO Systems, Inc. today unveiled details of everything that contributes to its largest San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) presence ever. The LEGO® booth will welcome show attendees with life-sized LEGO models, sneak peeks of 2015 LEGO building sets, photo-opps and content demos. Additionally, fans will have a chance to win limited edition minifigures each day and exclusive SDCC LEGO sets will be sold in the company’s booth shop. The family-friendly booth will feature thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build and take home their own brick-based heroes. The LEGO excitement can be found at booth #2829 of the San Diego Convention Center, July 24-27.
“This is our fourteenth year at San Diego Comic-Con and each year we see stronger enthusiasm coming from a growing audience of fans of all ages,” said Michael McNally, senior brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’re thrilled to deliver a family friendly brand experience, punctuated by custom life-sized models, play opportunities, exclusives, collectibles and sneak peeks, that lets children and adult collectors celebrate their passion for properties and LEGO play together in one place.”
LEGO Star Wars™
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, the company will unveil a show-stopping showcase of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever created – over 500 in total—that is sure to make fans drool. A remote-controlled LEGO Chopper life-sized model, based on the new Star Wars Rebels series, will roam the booth throughout the weekend. Other activities include the unveiling of a 2015 LEGO Star Wars set and a limited edition exclusive version of the LEGO Star Wars Ghost with a Chopper minifigure that will be on sale for show attendees beginning Thursday morning.
LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics™
This year marks the 75th anniversary of BATMAN™, and LEGO Systems celebrates the milestone with a new life-sized model of the Batcycle™ from the Batman Classic TV Series, complete with sidecar, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Two LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics sets launching in 2015 will be unveiled, including an 1,800 piece Tumbler, and one of the company’s exclusive minifigure raffle items will feature an iconic DC Comics character. Throughout the show, a limited number of exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ LEGO sets will be on sale.
LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL
The new feature film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st and to honor the event and its newest film-inspired building sets, LEGO Systems will display a custom-built life-sized LEGO version of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. An SDCC exclusive LEGO set, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, will be sold and an exclusive minifigure of The Collector from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be up for grabs to lucky fans as part of a raffle.
LEGO THE HOBBIT™
In anticipation of this December’s theatrical release of THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), LEGO Systems will unveil one of the new LEGO THE HOBBIT sets that is slated to hit store shelves in October. A large-scale model of Smaug, built entirely from LEGO bricks and featuring custom light features to simulate the dragon’s fire-breathing ability, will be displayed in the Warner Bros. booth #4545. On Thursday, July 24, fans will also have a chance to win a LEGO THE HOBBIT minifigure.
THE LEGO MOVIE
Fans of the first LEGO theatrical film will instantly recognize a new 8-foot tall LEGO model presiding over the booth as Lord Business. A LEGO set based on THE LEGO MOVIE launching in January 2015, will be unveiled and on Sunday, fans will have a chance to win an exclusive LEGO Unikitty, as well as attend a panel discussion focused on the film and its toys.
LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™
To honor the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, a life-sized LEGO model of Shredder will be on display, along with LEGO sets based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and feature film.
LEGO Mixels™, an original property created in conjunction with Cartoon Network made up of animated shorts, virtual app gaming and collectible construction toys, was first unveiled at SDCC 2013. The fun continues as the fourth wave of quirky characters, launching in 2015, will be unveiled. New Mixels content for 2015 will also include new shorts, specials and a game.
LEGO NINJAGO and LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA™
Two of the biggest original LEGO properties will be represented in two separate panels on Sunday, inviting children and families to learn more about the stories, products lines and the television series that currently air on Cartoon Network.
Three SDCC exclusive LEGO sets will be on sale in the shop area of LEGO booth #2829. Each set is limited to 1,000 pieces, and sales of each are capped at 250 per day. Four LEGO minifigures will be given away via raffle during the show. Fans can try their luck by visiting the Sails Terrace each day starting at 12:30 PM. For fans who are not attending SDCC, there is a chance to win one of the four minifigures via Twitter raffle by following @LEGO_Group.