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Rest of LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Sets Revealed

Exclusive minifigures at Toys'R'Us

It looks like we have a look at the full line up for the Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 promotion thanks to BrickSamurai. I’ve already talked about the The LEGO Batman Movie (5004939) and the LEGO City Jungle Exploration (5004940) but we can now see the other two sets in the series.

There will be a generic minifigure series that includes a boxer, a hippie, a cheerleader, and a sailor. These minifigure don’t look that special as they are recolors of previous minifigures. The cheerleader looks to be the human form of the Zombie Cheerleader from the Series 14 Monsters Collectible Minifigures. This is listed as set #4 for of the series.

The other set based on LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and not on The LEGO Ninjago Movie as previously rumored. The minifigures in this set include a white Nendroid, Neuro, Acronix, and Season 4 Rebooted version Kai, confirmed by Simon Lucas. This one is listed as the first set of the series.

Now that we’ve seen all of the Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 sets, the most interesting one is definitely the one for The LEGO Batman Movie. The other sets are fairly bland but the Ninjago one does look somewhat interesting. There’s no word on when Bricktober is here in the US but it’s usually in October so we have a few more weeks before we know the details.

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LEGO Ninjago Showrunner Responds to Concerns for Season 8

LEGO NInjago Sons of Garmadon

Yesterday was the LEGO Ninjago TV series panel at SDCC 2017 and attendees were able to see a short clip of the Season 8 Sons of Garmadon. While I was live-tweeting, some fans had more questions that were answered at the panel while others were somewhat skeptical of what to expect. Showrunner Tommy Andreasen has taken to Twitter to give a response on some of the feedback. Here’s the transcribed version.

Hi All!

Thank you all for your responses to our season 8 sneak peak, revealed at San Diego Comic Con. Some of you have asked some questions or expressed concerns, so here is a response which hopefully will address most of them.

Season 8 of Ninjago is scheduled to come out in 2018. Though it may not be evident from the opening scene revealed at Comic Con, it is indeed the continuation of the TV series story line. It has been specifically written with a keen eye on what long time fans of the series have expressed desire to know more about.

One of Ninjago’s key strengths has always been it’s ability to change. We want each season to feel unique, and the show has a long history of twisting plots, structure and taking daring chances.

Several characters like Zane and Cole has had major updates during the series long run. Usually these changes happen within the episodes. This time however since time has passed since the end o Hands of Time, the changes are simply there. Where it may raise questions as you first encounter it, most of these changes will be touched upon in the episodes. The most notable change you have already seen on Lloyd. The other Ninja, though they may have some adjustments, will be using the original face rigs from teh series and be voiced by the original voice cast, so rest assured that these are in fact the characters you know and love. Strengths, flaws, relationships, back stories and all.

Season 8 is still quite a way away, so we will not reveal any specifics for a while.

Most other things about Ninjago are business as usual:

  • The story line is writeen by the Hagemans who are also executive producers.
  • The season is produced by Wilfilm.
  • Peter Hauser is lead director and Louise Barkholt producer.
  • It will be scored by Michael Kramer and Jay Vincent.
  • Designs are overseen by Simon Lucas and his team.
  • Vicky Kjaer Jensen, Tommy Kalmar and I are there helping out on the production and provide concept, creative and continuity sparring.

In short: The new season(s) are being developed by the original creators and long time participants, who also happen to be some of the biggest Ninjago fans in the world.

One thing that has changed:

Wilfilm has made changes to their production pipeline which allows for an even better visuals and special effects. Though it is still early in production we can honestly say that it will be the best looking Ninjago you have ever seen of TV.

I hope this this helps answer some of your questions/concerns. In the wise words of good old Wu (shamelessly copied after the great Bruce Lee): Be water! Change can be good.

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LEGO Ninjago SDCC 2017 Panel Recap

The LEGO Ninjago TV series panel was earlier today at San Diego Comic Con 2017 and there was some new information regarding Season 8. I was also live-tweeting the panel which can check out on Twitter.

The panel consisted of Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, showrunner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas, IP lead Nelson Lamonica, and suprise guest David Shayne. The first thing the panel talked about was last season’s Hands of Time.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

The first thing the panel talked about was some of the inner workings of the previous season. They showed off some concept art and talked about what the season was about.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

They dug deeper into some of the villains who were involved including Sander Saunders, aka Krux, and the Vermillion. Like before, there are some prototypes of the Vermillion.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

Next up is more concept art for the Kai and Nya’s Fusion Dragon. They explained that they wanted to make it look more organic.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

Finally, there was the big question of where Wu is. We’ll find out more in Season 8. One cool thing that was touched on was some kids at last year’s panel gave some suggestions on how Zane got his powers and the Hagemans took those suggestions and we will be seeing them next season.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu SDCC 2017

Finally, we have the opening sequence clip for Season 8. I didn’t record or take pictures as it technically wasn’t allowed but that didn’t stop some from doing it. Embedded below is the whole clip which you can watch before it gets taken down.

You can see a group of ninjas trying to steal a secret kabuki mask from a museum. The ninjas have a cool outfit which reminds me of Power Rangers Samurai. The alarm goes off and Lloyd goes chasing after them. The leader of the gang gets away on a bike and Lloyd calls Pixal for his car which looks pretty cool. At the end, the bad guy flies off in a parachute and gets away. At the end, we get the the title of the season as Sons of Garmadon.

As the Hagemans explained, the fans of the show are growing up and they want the show to grow up with them. One change is the voice actor for Lloyd will now be Sam Vincent. During the Q&A, there were some notable questions and statements. One thing is that we will be seeing more of the Brown Ninja, Dareth. Kevin Hageman stated that there will be more female characters in S8 as well. The hero ninjas will look somewhat similar to the ones in the movie because they want to make the link between the show and movie easier for newer fans. There was no release date for LEGO Ninjago Sons of Garmadon except that it’ll be coming out something next year.

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LEGO at San Diego Comic Con 2017

The full schedule is now out for San Diego Comic Con 2017 and here’s all of the LEGO related content that will be happening during the four days. I’ll continue to update this particular post if more LEGO happenings are revealed for the convention.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets as well as the 2018 LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes sets will be shown off.

Thursday, July 20

LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Spider-Man & Venom (41497)

– Available for purchase for $40 to attendees who get a ticket via the iPad lottery system. Tickets will be drawn in the morning at the Pavilion Terrace.

LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Spider-Man & Venom (41497) SDCC 2017 Exclusive

Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A

– 11:15am – 12:15pm | Room 6A

Your favorite character from The LEGO Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts, and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism-she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Producers and members of the voice cast will give a sneak peek at this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Unikitty

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Deadpool Duck

– 12:30pm

Giveaway will be held at upstairs at the Sails Pavilion via lottery system.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

– 6:45pm – 7:45pm | Room 6A

In this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Poster


Friday, July 21

LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl & Martian Manhunter (41496)

– Available for purchase for $40 to attendees who get a ticket via the iPad lottery system. Tickets will be drawn in the morning at the Pavilion Terrace.

LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl & Martian Manhunter (41496) SDCC 2017 Exclusive

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Legends of Tomorrow Vixen

– 12:30pm

Giveaway will be held at upstairs at the Sails Pavilion via lottery system.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Vixen SDCC 2017


Saturday, July 22

LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Spider-Man & Venom (41497)

– Same as Thursday.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game

– 1:45pm – 2:45pm | Room 6A

The team behind the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 videogame-including Arthur Parsons (head of design, TT Games), Bill Rosemann (executive creative director, Marvel Games), Justin Ramsden (designer, LEGO), Kurt Busiek (comics writer, Avengers Forever), and Dan Veesenmeyer (comic content artist, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers)-offer an inside look at this all-new original adventure, the sequel to the smash hit LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Moderated by Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (vice president and executive editor, Marvel Digital), this celebration of the Marvel Universe will provide fans with a first look at a new game trailer, new character and artwork reveals, and exclusive audience giveaways. Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 pits players against the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in an epic cosmic battle across the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. The game will be released on November 14.


Sunday, July 23

LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl & Martian Manhunter (41496)

– Same as Friday.

World Premiere of LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

– 10:30am – 12:00pm | Room 6BCF

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be among the first to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy and Daphne respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

World Premiere of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

– 12:15pm – 1:45pm | Room 6BCF

Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for our young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the world premiere of this film, the first LEGO entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy—Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony), and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Monsuno). DC All Access host Tiffany Smith moderates. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 25, on digital HD, and August 8 on DVD.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Legends of Tomorrow Vixen

– 12:30pm

Same as Friday.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

– 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Room 7AB

Join creators of the smash-hit Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series and LEGO Ninjago toys for an in-depth look behind the scenes. Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, showrunner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas, and IP lead Nelson Lamonica go under the hood and explore the Ninjago universe. Plus, sneak peeks and an appearance from voice talent of the hit show. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).


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LEGO San Diego Comic Con 2017 Sunday Panels

Sundays at San Diego Comic Con are usually more children oriented as most of the major things have already been shown off in the previous days. The last day of the SDCC 2017 schedule has been released and there are three LEGO panels that will be held that day.


World Premiere of LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be among the first to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy and Daphne respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding. TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room 6BCF


World Premiere of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for our young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the world premiere of this film, the first LEGO entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy—Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony), and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Monsuno). DC All Access host Tiffany Smith moderates. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 25, on digital HD, and August 8 on DVD. You can now pre-order it on Amazon.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Room 6BCF


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Join creators of the smash-hit Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series and LEGO Ninjago toys for an in-depth look behind the scenes. Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, showrunner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas, and IP lead Nelson Lamonica go under the hood and explore the Ninjago universe. Plus, sneak peeks and an appearance from voice talent of the hit show. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB


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LEGO Ninjago Coming to San Diego Comic Con 2017

Yesterday I reported that The LEGO Ninjago Movie will be coming to San Diego Comic Con 2017 and it looks like the LEGO Ninjago animated TV show will also be coming as well. Dan and Kevin Hageman over on Twitter has confirmed that the show will be holding their own panel, similar to previous years.

As to what the LEGO Ninjago panel will be about, that’s up to anyone’s speculation. My guess is that it will focus on the storyline from the animated series and the impact the end of the Hands of Time arc has on the Ninjas.

There’s no word yet on when the LEGO Ninjago panel at SDCC will be but we’ll have more details when the schedules come out in the next few weeks.

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie D2C Ninjago City Set Coming?

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City

The LEGO Ninjago Movie trailer has been released over a month ago and so far there been little information about the sets that will accompany the movie. We do know that there will be quite a few sets featuring the mechs, which can be seen in the trailer, that were shown off at the 2017 New York Toy Fair but no photography was allowed.

One of my sources has told me about another set that will be coming out this summer as well which is a D2C Ninjago City set. There was no other info that was given except that it would be a pretty large set and could possibly be some sort of modular building.

As always, keep this as a rumor since there hasn’t been any other information on this set but I do feel confident about it.

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