During LEGO’s tour of the New York Comic Con 2016 booth, the host showed off the exclusive that will be given away at the convention this week which will be the Batgirl minidoll. If you didn’t see the press release from this morning, LEGO will be doing daily drawings to give away Batgirl. There’s no word on how the drawing will work but I have a feeling that it’ll be similar to SDCC where you tap the iPad to see if you’re a winner or not. If you can’t make it to NYCC, LEGO is also doing a giveaway on Twitter where you just retweet their giveaway tweet and they’ll randomly choose a winner.
As for the exclusive Batgirl minidoll itself, it looks to be similar to the one in the Batgirl Batjet (41230) but you also get the clamshell with the New York Comic Con cardboard. The images I used are clipped from the video so the resolution isn’t that good but check out the tour of the LEGO NYCC 2016 booth below to see a clearer image of it.
Last week was New York Comic Con and The Brick Show was there with West End Toys, a company that sells legitimate LEGO products. However there are other “companies” there that also sell what appears to be LEGO but in reality, they’re just cheap knock-offs from China.
Stephen went around to a few booths showing what products they’re selling and found there were about “20-30” booths selling all kinds of counterfeit LEGO from bricks to minifigures. As LEGO fans, we know which minifigures are legit and which are not but parents and kids who aren’t enthusiasts can’t really tell the difference because they look so similar and are priced way cheaper. As one person at these booths states about selling fake LEGO,
That statements bugs me because they’re all about the money. Notice they don’t even use the correct terminology when describing where the minifigures are standing on as they only call it “the thing.” Not a stand or on studs but “the thing.”
Note that this was at New York Comic Con, one of the largest fan conventions in the US. This is my first time hearing about booths selling fake LEGO products at these conventions as I don’t see them at San Diego Comic Con but then again, they are different organizers so they probably don’t care what is sold there.
As LEGO keeps growing bigger and bigger, the more likely companies in China will continue to churn out these counterfeits. It wasn’t that too long ago that Huw over on Brickset did a review on some. There’s really no way to stop them as trademark and copyright laws don’t work over there. At least there will be a new factory being built in China to try to combat this.
Also keep in mind the difference between legit custom minifigures and knockoffs. Real custom minifigures use real LEGO products with modifications to them whether in printing, accessories, etc. Knockoffs use cheap plastic and paint and the quality is subpar and could be potentially dangerous for younger children to play with.
Even at Toys R Us, you can’t really be too careful as they’re also selling some fake LEGO Racers stuff on the endcaps. If you’re going to these conventions or just shopping in general and find what appears to be LEGO, just use some due diligence and make sure that you’re getting the real thing. If you’re worried or not sure, just send me a quick message.
Earlier today at New York Comic Con 2015, TT Games did a panel for the upcoming LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game and it was announced that the game would be based on six Marvel films including The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There’s also a brand new trailer for NYCC which you can check out below. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available on January 26 and if you pre-order from Gamestop, you can get an exclusive Silver Centurion Iron Man minifigure.
LEGO has officially reveal their big announcement at New York Comic Con 2015 which is their new IP, LEGO Nexo Knights. There will be 14 sets in the lineup that will go on sale in January as well as a TV series starting in December. The sets will range from $9.99 to $99.99 and will also have a LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 companion app to go along with it.
Leg Godt has images of the two sets while TV Insider has images of some of the minifigures including Jestro, Clay, Macy, Axl, Lance, Aaron, and a Claybot. The first set seen below is Jestro’s Evil Mobile (70316) and it contains 658 pieces while retailing for $59.99. The other set is called Fortrex (70317) and that has 1140 pieces and retails for $99.99.
You can also check out the official press release and trailer for LEGO Nexo Knights below. Stay tuned as we’ll probably have more updates for the theme as NYCC rolls on.
LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ Catapults Into Action
World’s leading toy brand introduces new intellectual property that bridges physical and digital play with building sets, episodic content and digital gaming
New York Comic Con attendees get first-look at story, products and gaming app
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS,™ a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace. The story comes to life through LEGO building sets, an episodic television and a digital gaming app that fuels story-driven gameplay. The property launches later this year, with products available starting January 1, 2016. LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS characters, story, app experience and two iconic building sets from the collection will be previewed to New York Comic Con attendees, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Booth #1436).
“Inspired by insights to meet the emerging needs of today’s kids, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS juxtaposes a timeless world of medieval knights with a futuristic twist in a captivating story that invites children to explore LEGO play in a whole new way,” said Casper Thingholm of the LEGO Group. “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS offers children the rewarding building experiences they know and love, amplified by digital enhancements that merge what today’s kids love: self-expression, strong characters, deep content-driven story and digital gaming.”
Set in the futuristic, high-tech world of the Kingdom of Knighton, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS follows five young knights in their quest to battle Jestro, his sidekick, the Book of Monsters, and their Lava Monster Army. Heroic knight, Clay Moorington, leads the band of knights, including alpha superstar Lance Richmond, hipster Aaron Fox, Macy Halbert, a princess who would rather be a knight, and Axl, the giant. Together, under the tutelage of Knights’ Academy mentor and Great Digital Wizard, Merlok 2.0, they join forces to defeat the enemy.
Building Sets and Consumer Products
Fourteen richly detailed building sets will be available in January 2016, ranging in price from $9.99 to $99.99. Additional building sets will launch in August 2016. The first two sets are being revealed at New York Comic Con.
Consumer products partners across key categories are also engaged in creating a merchandise program dedicated to LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS, such as publishing and soft goods.
LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 App
To extend the story and increase playing fun, more than 150 unique LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS powers – represented as shields – have been scattered across the kingdom of Knighton. The powers can be found in building sets, online, in print and directly in the television content. Existing in both physical and digital form, children can discover, scan and collect varied powers using the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 app. Once added to a digital power collection, children can creatively and continuously find new ways to join the knights to defeat the enemy, in their gaming experience.
Available in late December 2015, the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 app will be available as a free download via App Store, Google Play, Samsung Apps and Amazon Appstore.
LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS, a 20-episode, animated adventure comedy series, will debut on select global broadcast television networks as soon as late December 2015 and air throughout 2016. The core means by which children follow the story and get to know the characters, the series follows the constant adventures of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS heroes and villains. Children will also be able to scan new LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS powers directly from their content viewing screen into their app games, further connecting their play experience.
Update: My good friend Ryan is at NYCC and has taken some pics of the two sets that are displayed there on the show floor.
LEGO will again be at New York Comic Con and they hint of a big announcement sometime this weekend. They’ll be at booth #1436 and there will most like be large model builds that attendees can take pictures of. There’s no word yet on whether there will be any exclusives or not at the event.
Outside of the booth, there are some LEGO panels that you might be interested in even if you’re not attending. First is the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: Meet the Talent Behind the Videogame. It’ll feature some of the staff from TT Games talking about the upcoming game. We can also expect to see a new gameplay trailer and more character reveals.
Fri. October 9| 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D Presented by AT&T
Go behind the scenes with the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers development team, including Arthur Parsons (Game Director, TT Games), Mike Jones (Executive Producer, Marvel Games) and Bill Rosemann (Creative Director, Marvel Games), for an inside look at the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from Marvel’s The Avengers, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and more. Moderated by Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (Agent M, Executive Editorial Director, Marvel Digital), this celebration of all things Avengers will provide fans with an exclusive look at a brand new gameplay trailer, in-game character reveals and the latest artwork/videos featuring content from across the Marvel Cinematic and Comic Universe, all told through the LEGO lens with a splash of classic LEGO humor. Be on the lookout for news on special guest appearances as well! LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available on January 26, 2016.
The other panel so far is LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash. This is a brand new film by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment that will be coming out early next year.
Sun. October 11| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Gather your bricks and be the first to see Brainiac vs. the Justice League in the upcoming Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release, “LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash.” Witness the first official footage during a Panel featuring Troy Baker (voice of Batman), Phil LaMarr (Brainiac), producer Brandon Vietti, director Rick Morales, screenwriter Jim Krieg and a few other surprises. “LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash” comes to Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD in early 2016.
Earlier today, we reported on an exclusive LEGO BIONICLE Tahu Mask for the first 200 attendees to line up at the LEGO booth at New York Comic Con 2014. For those who had the special invite to the BIONICLE panel, they were also invited to an after hours event at the new Flatiron District store. There they were given one of the limited Exclusive Tahu Masks which are individually numbered to only 100.
On this one, you get a different card backing from the one that was given out at the booth. There’s a red strip across the center saying “2014 NYCC VIP LEGO BIONICLE Event” and on the bottom left corner, you’re told which one out of 100 you have.
Thanks to Chad from Your Creative Friends for sending over an image of the Tahu Mask.
Our first LEGO details coming out of New York Comic Con 2014 is the exclusive that they are giving out to attendees. Of course, the event is mainly to reveal more of LEGO BIONICLE and attendees are getting an Exclusive Tahu Mask. As you can see above, it’s a clear mask that is in the same clamshell packaging we’ve seen from SDCC minifigures. Stay tuned for more details of the LEGO BIONICLE reveal throughout the day. Photo courtesy of Bill Murphy.
Update: There’s now a clearer picture of the transparent Tahu Mask. LEGO is giving you a chance to win one on Twitter. I was told that this version are for the first 200 attendees who lined up at the LEGO booth when the floor opened.