Here’s what LEGO Ninjago and Nexo Knights fans have been waiting for since San Diego Comic Con 2016. The two panels from the last day of SDCC are now available to watch over on LEGO’s YouTube Channel.
For Ninjago, the videos do not show the screen or the sneak peak of the first episode of the next season of called the Day of the Departed which airs October 29. You can check out shots of the screen over on my recap post.
The same thing goes for the Nexo Knight panel but again you can check out my recap post for shots of the screen.
At the last LEGO panel of San Diego Comic Con 2016, we had a panel for LEGO Nexo Knights. It was moderated by LEGO marketing director Brian Bowler and the panel consisted of Tommy Andreasen (showrunner) and Mark Hoffeimeir (writer) as well as design manager Melissa Pickering, and senior designers Samuel Johnson and Mark Stafford. Also appearing as a guest was the voice of Jestro, Vincent Tong.
Like with the LEGO Ninjago panel, the first half of the panel consisted of LEGO showing off early concept art of some of the sets and its inspirations for the Fortrex, Mecha Horse, the King’s Mech, and Clay’s Rumble Blade. As part of their process, LEGO designers go through a number of builds before settling on the final product for release.
While showing off some of the main characters of the theme, it was revealed that Aaron Fox is named after Michael J. Fox and uses a hoverboard like Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Also it was noted that the voice of the Book of Monsters is sort of a tribute to Stan Lee and if you’ve watched the show before, you can kind of hear it.
Next up, they showed off a clip which also gave an exclusive SDCC 2016 Snake Den Nexo Power. After the clip, it was revealed that the new season of LEGO Nexo Knights will be premiering on August 13 on the Cartoon Network.
The panel was interesting but nothing new was really shown off in regards to sets or what to expect in the new season. For fans who are collecting the Nexo Powers, they might be excited to get the new one that was shown off.
A lot of you have asked about a recap of the LEGO Ninjago panel at San Diego Comic Con 2016. I did sort of a live tweet during the event but I’ve finally had some time to do a post about it. First the panel did sort of a recap of Season 6: Skybound and they asked fans who Nya should end up with and get got a lot of feedback and went with Jay. They also showed a lot of the early concept images of some of the sets with lots of test builds.
Then they talked about when LEGO Ninjago will be returning to Cartoon Network which was revealed to be on October 29 with the first episode called “Day of the Departed.” Here they showed a two or so minute clip of the episode and it showed the ninjas riding in their respective vehicles and Cole suddenly starts to vanish as he is still a ghost and begins to crash as the screen fades out.
Next up, they teased the next adventure which will be called “The Hands of Time.” They did not elaborate on this so that left us wondering what it’s about.
During the Q&A session, it was stated that The LEGO Ninjago Movie will be talk about more next year so there’s no new info on that. As for next season, it was hinted that there will be more skeletons as well as maybe a new element coming. Also someone asked if we will be seeing Sensei Garmadon again and they responded with, “We are listening” so who knows if we’ll be seeing him again or not.
Other than that, there’s wasn’t that much new stuff that was talked about as lots of stuff was pretty much hush hush. Sorry there was no video, especially for the sneak peek since there was a no recording rule, but hopefully LEGO uploads it like they did last year. Please do not ask me any more questions about the panel as I have pretty much recapped everything that happened there and I don’t have any additional info.
This year’s exclusive sets at San Diego Comic Con are the new LEGO BrickHeadz which are also coming in 2017. These sets went for $40 each at the con and the only way to be able to get one was to enter a raffle early in the morning to win a voucher to purchase the set later on in the day. The only BrickHeadz set that I was able to obtain is Iron Man & Captain America (41492) which contains 184 pieces.
If you were at San Diego Comic Con 2016 and was at the LEGO booth, you may have seen some creepy looking thing hanging out at the booth and around the con. It turns out it was a real-life minifigure cosplay by Adam Savage’s team at Tested which they call creepyfig.
The minifigure is made of silicone with and includes some things like ears, eyebrow hair, and nails on the hand to make the creepyfig look more realistic. Check out the video below to be creeped out.
On the last day of San Diego Comic Con 2016, there was a LEGO Dimensions roundtable session with members of the press and I was invited to attend. TT Games Game Directors James Mcloughlin and Arthur Parsons were on hand to answer questions about the LEGO Dimensions Year 2 content which has some exciting new stuff for it. We only had a limited time with each person so there wasn’t that much time to cover every single question that you guys posted but I did manage to sneak a few in. Both interviews were around 17 minutes long so if you have some time, feel free to check it out.
At the first day of San Diego Comic Con 2016 this past Thursday, LEGO did their first exclusive minifigure giveaway with the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Atom. The paper backing is only a single flat sheet unlike last year where you could fold it up to show a scene. In the bottom left corner, you have some printing that signifies that this particular minifigure is from SDCC 2016. There is also the Legends of Tomorrow logo next to the SDCC logo.
As for the minifigure itself, Atom is very detailed throughout. The torso of the A.T.O.M. exosuit has printing the red and blue of the suit as well as some silver. The legs continue with the same type of printing. Atom has a double-sided head with a confident expression on one side and an angry expression on the other. There is also some printing on the head for the chinstrap and blue over the eyes for the visor. Finally, he has a blue helmet to complete his look.
It is very rare that a San Diego Comic Con exclusive minifigure have accessories but Atom also includes a 4×4 plate with four studs. The plate also includes a chipset printing with Palmer Technologies in the middle.
Overall, the SDCC 2016 LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Atom is a very good looking minifigure and is highly detailed. The 4×4 plate was unexpected when it was first revealed but it is a nice addition. The only way to get this exclusive minifigure was to have atteneded San Diego Comic Con and bested the line of people as well as the iPad to win it this past Thursday and Saturday. LEGO has also been doing giveaways on Twitter for a chance to win. Of course, you also have eBay where it is hovering around $150 at this point. There’s also a rule change this year at SDCC which affected certain groups of people at the con to get the minifigure but that’s for another post later.