Marvel and The LEGO Group will team up to create variant covers in LEGO form. There will be over twenty comics that will feature Marvel heroes as LEGO minifigures. Leo Castellani, Christopher Jones, and Adam DeKracker will be the artists that will be illustrating the comics’ variant covers that will be available this September.
ALL NEW X-MEN #17
AVENGERS A.I. #4
CAPTAIN AMERICA #12
FANTASTIC FOUR #13
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #14
IRON MAN #17
MARVEL UNIVERSE: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1
MIGHTY AVENGERS #1
NEW AVENGERS #11
SECRET AVENGERS #10
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #14
UNCANNY AVENGERS #12
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #36
“Working with the folks at The LEGO Group to do these homage covers is an absolute blast! As soon as we came up with the concept of doing the covers, I couldn’t wait to get an idea off the ground that really does justice to both the Marvel heroes and the LEGO brand,” explained David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Print & Digital. “This program is the best blend of both worlds and we know it will really excite our fans and hope that Lego fans also find their way into comic shops to pick these up!”
Back in April, we posted a some screenshots of LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. At the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, TT Games and PlayStation has released the official trailer for the game. You will be controlling Laval in the storyline to defeat Cragger and restore the balance of CHI in the world of Chima. As you play through the game, you can also unlock characters with their own unique abilities.
Brickshelf user, ajdken2010, has posted an image of what could be some of the minifigures from Series 11 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures series. The image shows the Evil Mech, Female Scientist, Yeti, Lady Robot, and Welder. We first found out the names of the Series 11 minifigures late last year and the image above confirms what was on the list.
- Evil Mech
- Lady Robot
- Jazz Musician
- Holiday Elf
- Bavarian Lady
- Mountain Climber
- Tiki Warrior
- Gingerbread Man
- Dinner Waitress
**Update** the user has taken down original image. The image above is from Brick Fanatics.
FBTB has posted an image of the exclusive minifigure that will be available away this weekend at Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California. The Clone Trooper Lieutenant will be given out to volunteers from SanDLUG and LUGOLA that help out on Saturday and Sunday. Ace has also mentioned that you might be able to get one from the Big Shop if you spend a certain amount there. Children might also be able to get the Trooper from the 501st Droid Hunt game that will be going on during the weekend.
I might be going to LEGOLAND this weekend to experience Star Wars Days once again but will not be able to volunteer with the local LUGs which saddens me. The life-sized X-wing Starfighter that was revealed at New York a couple of weeks ago will also be displayed there which I’m excited to see.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo is going at full force right now at Los Angeles and Warner Brothers has released the official trailer for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game. We’ve seen some short gameplay footage in the past few weeks, but here we can see new footage of characters we haven’t seen before including Mr. Fantastic and Deadpool, There’s also a nice closeup of Bruce Banner turning into the Hulk which is awesome looking! Players will visit many key locations in the Marvel Universe while playing the game including Stark Tower, Asteroid M, a Hydra base, and the X-Mansion.
The game is will be released this October and will be available on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Vita, Nintendo Wii U, DS, 3DS, and PC. Just a reminder, the Iron Patriot minifigure will be a FREE pre-order bonus from Walmart for console systems only.
The Female Minifigure Set by Alatariel is the latest project to reach 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. With the lack of female minifigures in the LEGO world, Alatariel took it upon herself to design more female minifigures and place them in LEGO Town and City settings. Each minifigure is paired with a corresponding setting on a 6×4 base plate.
The project was created on April 30, 2012 and reached 2500 supporters on June 4, 2013. With the help of social media including Facebook and Twitter, the project gained 7500 more supporters in just 6 days. GlenBricker has provided an in-depth analysis on how the project reached their goal in a short amount of time.
Congratulations to Alatariel for reaching 10000 supporters and showing that female minifigures also play a big role in the LEGO world. Below is the official LEGO comment:
Congrats on 10,000 Supporters, Alatariel!
Congratulations, Alatariel, and all supporters of the Female Minifigure Set project, for reaching 10,000 supporters in a whirlwind of support this past week. Thanks also for updating your proposal to recommend we focus consideration on the three science-based vignettes.
We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
The LEGO Review Begins in September
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in September. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.
The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on your suggested Female Minifigure Set concept.
When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.
We will post follow-up information and our decision here.
The LEGO CUUSOO Team
As we get closer to the release of the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game, more images and videos from the developers have been released. TT Games has recently shot some new gameplay footage in the Asgard level. In the video, there are some new characters being played including Wolverine, Captain America, Thor, and Human Torch. If you remember, the first gameplay video showed Iron Man, Hulk, and Spider-Man defending Grand Central Station in New York City against the Abomination and the Sandman.
The game will feature more than 100 playable characters across the Marvel Universe with each character having their own special abilities. There are also hundreds of alternative costumes that you can unlock for the characters.
The game is now available for pre-order and if you get it from Walmart, you’ll get an Iron Patriot minifigure as a bonus. The offer is only valid on platform systems so handheld owners, you’re out of luck there. Amazon and GameStop also have pre-order bonuses but they aren’t as good the Iron Patriot minifigure.