LEGO has revealed another statue that you can expect to see at San Diego Comic Con 2014 this week, Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He stands at a whopping 7 feet high and is 36 inches wide. It took builders 35,322 LEGO pieces to create and it weighs in at 174 lbs. With something so massive, it took 269 hours or 11 days to build from start to finish. Shredder will be display at the LEGO Booth (#2829) and you can take a picture with it along with many other statues there.
A few months ago, we reported that there will be some new books from Dorling Kindersley and one of these books is the LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary. Like with many LEGO DK books, there will be an exclusive minifigure included with the book. Unfortunately with this book, there will not be any new exclusive minifigures but one that is already out in a set. As you can see below, the limited edition minifigure that is included is Zane Rebooted which is already in the Destructoid (70726) set.
With DK, we usually see minifigures that we haven’t seen before like Emperor Palpatine in LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side and Luke Skywalker in LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded, even though we’ve seen him before but he has updated printing. But with Zane, he’s the exact same one that was in a set so it’s sort of a head-scratcher as to why this minifigure was chosen. I would’ve been happy with even the Brown Ninja.
The LEGO Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary is set to be released on September 15th but you can pre-order the book now on Amazon.
With San Diego Comic Con 2014 around the corner, many people are building things to commemorate the event like Jason Daubert who built a number of pop cultural characters as CubeDudes. Another member of SandLUG, Matt Armstrong, aka MonsterBrick, has created some comic book characters with LEGO as part of his “Monster’s Marvel Mixel Masterpieces – The Sentinel Series.”
These characters are created by using the new LEGO Mixels joints and well as some building features of the Sentinel from the LEGO Marvel X-Men vs. The Sentinel (76022). Click through to see larger images of these cool creations. Don’t worry Matt, I’ll try to make it to the LUG meetings one of these days.
As we reported back in June, there was rumors of a new LEGO UCS set and it was highly speculated that it would be the Tumbler. USA Today has revealed one of the sets that was supposed to be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con 2014, the LEGO DC Comics UCS Tumbler (76023). The exclusive set will be on sold at LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home in September and it will consist of 1,869 pieces and will retail for $199.
The Tumbler is based on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy vehicle and the set will also include 2 minifigures, one based on Christian Bale’s Batman suit and Heath Ledger’s Joker. This is the first time that Heath Legder’s version has been offered. The UCS Tumbler measures 15 inches tall and 9 inches wide. Another thing that LEGO has included with the set is the plaque and stand we usually see with UCS sets.
The August 2014 Store Calendar shows that LEGO VIP members get early access to a new exclusive set and I’m going to assume that it will be the UCS Tumbler (76023).
In a matter days, San Diego Comic Con 2014 will be upon us. Fortunately, not all of the cool stuff will be inside the convention center. Pop! The Art of the Geek is an art show that showcases various “contemporary artists aiming to explore the narrative of identity within the pop-culture spectrum while decoding the origins of comic book influence.” The exhibit will be held from Wednesday, July 23rd to Sunday, July 27th at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts (363 Fifth Ave. at J Street). For those unfamiliar with downtown San Diego, the gallery is right in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter, just a couple of blocks away from the convention center.
Some of the artists that will be featured are a couple of renowned LEGO artists that you may have heard before, Nathan Sawaya and Brandon Griffith. Nathan will have a number of his creations on display including his Han Solo in Carbonite sculpture and Stormtrooper helmet.
Brandon will be featuring his mosaic of The Comedian’s badge from the Watchman comics called It’s All A Joke.
The show is curated by Nathan and all the artwork displayed will be for sale with the proceeds benefiting the Art Revolution Foundation. If you’re going to SDCC 2014 and need to take a break, why not head over to the exhibit to take a look at these awesome pieces of work in person. Check out more details of the show as well as some of the artwork on display on the Pop! The Art of the Geek website.
If you’ve been looking for a solution to organizing your LEGO collection, then Treasure Bricks may be your solution. Treasure Bricks is an interlocking and stackable storage box that you can customize in different colors. Currently, there are four colors to choose from, Berry Blue, Rocket Red, Pure White, and Jet Black. Each Treasure Bricks system consists of three components:
- Interlocking and stackable storage boxes.
- Drawer component for easy access to your bricks. The drawer is easy to open and close, and the drawer is removable if you wish to empty your LEGO onto the carpet and start playing. You can take your LEGO collection anywhere to play!
- Flexible organization – choose as many as you need and you can always get more as your collection grows!
For more information about Treasure Bricks, head over to their Kickstarter page.