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.
If you’ve been waiting for the new LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets, there’s a deal that may be of interest to you. Toys R Us has a LEGO Star Wars Rebels Co-Pack (66512) for $109.99 which is $5 below MSRP and it includes both The Ghost (75053) as well as The Phantom (75048).
Currently, Toys R Us is having a Buy 1, Get 1 40% all LEGO Star Wars, The Hobbit, Super Heroes, Chima, and Disney Princess sets so this would be a very good time to make a purchase especially since some of the newer sets are still at MSRP like the Guardians of the Galaxy sets.
SUPER PACK 2 IN 1! The STAR WARS Rebels Super Pack contains both LEGO STAR WARS The Phantom 75048 and LEGO STAR WARS The Ghost 75053.
Join the Rebel resistance against the evil Empire in The Phantom attack shuttle, as seen in the exciting Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series! After a successful mission, dock The Phantom safely on 75053 The Ghost starship. Includes an Ezra Bridger minifigure with a weapon and accessory, plus a C1-10P figure.
Get ready to battle the Empire with the Rebel heroes? awesome starship – The Ghost – as seen in the thrilling Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series! Stay on course with Rebel minifigures in the two cockpits and put Zeb on patrol in the 360-degree rotating gun turret. Land 75048 The Phantom starship in the docking area at the rear.
Thanks to Chris from Bricks on the Dollar for the heads up.
The new LEGO Creator MINI Cooper MK VII (10242) is now available for VIP members so I decided to take a stroll over to my local LEGO Store in Fashion Valley to take a look at it. From what I saw, it seems to be a really popular set at they were flying off the shelves. I was told that their stock may not last through the weekend although there will be more coming in after.
Another cool thing that I saw at the store was that the summer 2014 wave of the LEGO Star Wars sets are now available including the MTT (75058). I almost pulled the trigger when I saw the Mos Eisley Cantina (75052) and the AT-AT (75054) but I held off because I’d rather have the MINI Cooper Polybag (40199) instead of the Flashback Shredder minifigure but that’s my personal preference.
Finally, the other new thing that I saw at the store was the summer 2014 wave of Legends of Chima. You may notice after looking at the image below that, the Ultrabuild/Constraction sets are not there. From our report back in May, the Ultrabuilds will not be available in North America. Some people didn’t believe the rumor when I presented it but that piece of information came directly from LEGO so there you have it. I even asked the staff if they would be receiving them to make sure but they haven’t heard anything about them either. It’s unfortunate that they will not be sold over here because there were some really cool ones that I would’ve liked to have.
It looks to be a very expensive couple of months for me with all these new sets coming out but it’s also going to be very fun as well. The next time I’ll be there will probably be on August 1st when the LEGO Ideas Exo Suit (21109) is available for purchase and also on August 5th during the Monthly Mini Build. Hope to see you guys there!
Yesterday, it was revealed that there will be an exclusive LEGO Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket’s Warbird sold at San Diego Comic Con 2014. The Wall Street Journal has also revealed two other sets that will be sold at the event: a classic Batmobile from the television series and the Ghost from the Star Wars Rebels animated TV show. There are no images of the set but the article notes the sets will be sold for $39.99 each and there will be 1,000 sets available with 250 sold each day.
LEGO seems to be going all out this year at SDCC 2014 with all the exclusives on hand. Stay tuned for more details as these exclusives are slowly being revealed every day.
Update: Yahoo Movies has an image of the LEGO Star Wars Rebels The Ghost.
As we reported before, there is a new LEGO Star Wars themed t-shirt available on TeeFury. This design by Letter_Q is called Plastic Debris and it makes its world debut today. The shirt, available in black or navy, features three angry Jawas carrying various LEGO elements including a minifigure head and arm. The shirt goes for $11 and will only be available for 24 hours.