There were a lot of news coming out of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con ranging from LEGO Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to the Super Heroes theme as well as Star Wars and Ninjago.
On Day 1, the biggest news for LEGO Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was The Unexpected Gathering (79003) set that is expected to be released this December. The set takes place in the Bag End where all the characters gathered. Again, all the minifigures seen are Gandalf, Dwalin, Bombur, Bofur, Bilbo and Balin.
For Day 2, even bigger news came out for the LEGO Super Heroes theme. First, there were the exclusive minfigure giveaways of Bizarro, Phoenix, Shazam and Venom. LEGO also showed off the new minfigures for the LEGO DC Universe line as well as the LEGO Marvel line.
Day 3 was the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit set. The Jabba’s Palace set fits right on top and The Brick Show has made a picture of what the combined sets might look like. Although in theory it might look cool with them connected, it feels incomplete without the mountain.
On the final day of Comic-Con 2012, LEGO released the trailer for Ninjago Season 3.
As you can see, San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was filled with reveals for many different themes. I personally can’t wait for all the sets to come out. What are you waiting for to come out?
At the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, LEGO has revealed pictures of the new LEGO Super Heroes minifigures for the 2013 sets. For DC Universe, we have Batman, Bane, Commissioner Jim Gordon in a SWAT bulletproof vest, Harley Quinn in a suit, Scarecrow, Penguin, a white-suit Batman, Joker in an Arkham jumpsuit, Mr. Freeze, Robin, and Aquaman. For Marvel, we get Dr Doom, Spider-man, J. Jonah Jameson, The Beetle, Nick Fury, Nova, and Venom.
**Image from MGF Customs/Reviews**
A picture of the new LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit has surfaced a couple of days before the LEGO Star Wars themed day at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con. My first impression of just looking at the picture is that it’s a decent, medium-sized build that could possibly fit under Jabba’s Palace (9516). I will be getting a closer look at the set and have more images and details of it when I go to Comic Con this Saturday.
**Image from Hoth Bricks**
As you may know, LEGO released pictures of the minifigures from The Hobbit a couple of days ago. Today at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, LEGO revealed one of the new sets coming out in December, An Unexpected Gathering (79003). Here you can see all six minifigures standing in front of Bag End. Below is the description from Brickipedia.
The long journey to Mount Doom begins for Bilbo Baggins at his home at Bag End. Complete surprise to him dwarfs have been found to have tea. But actually they were Gandalf’s character in The Hobbit Bilbo’s door at attention. The wizard Gandalf had in fact Bilbo recognized extraordinary courage of him to give qualified by the dwarves wanted master thief. Thus, even if Bilbo himself can not do anything with this company, this meeting in Bag End to the start of an exciting adventure – a journey across Middle-earth to the Lonely Mountain, where Smaug the dragon guarding the dwarf treasure. After the series with LEGO Lord of the Rings Middle-earth is started, it is expected that the launch of the film The Hobbit in December 2012, accompanied by kits suitable for the film. And the story begins, of course, in Bag End.
CNN has revealed pictures of the other two minifigures for the exclusive giveaways at San Diego Comic Con 2012. In addition to Bizarro and Phoenix, you can also try to get Shazam and Venom if you are at the LEGO booth on Friday.
**Update – That is actually the Black Suited Spider-man.**
**Source – CNN Geek Out**
USA Today has released pictures of the exclusive giveaways for the new LEGO Super Heroes minifigures. Shown in the pictures are DC Universe’s Bizarro and Marvel’s Phoenix/Jean Grey. The other minifigs being given away are DC’s Shazam and Marvel’s Venom. There will be 1000 of each minifig given away on Friday.
**Update** FBTB notes that these minifigures will not be in any future LEGO sets.
**Images from Brick Heroes**
FBTB has pictures of the new Bilbo Baggins minifigure that you can build from the scavenger hunt. At the LEGO booth, you get the first piece and a special map to help with your search of the other missing pieces to complete the minifig.
**Images from FBTB**