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LEGO San Diego Comic Con 2012 Press Release

LEGO has released their plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. There are many cool things to be revealed from different themes including Lord of the Rings, Super Heroes, Star Wars, and Ninjago. Below is the official press release.

-Surprises abound for fans as construction toy maker unveils new playsets, life-sized models, mystery builds, contests and one-of-a-kind giveaways in support of popular licensed properties-

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON — LEGO Systems, Inc., the world’s leading construction toy manufacturer, unveils its largest ever San Diego Comic-Con presence with a “theme of the day” calendar of events that celebrates its top licensed properties including LEGO® THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ and LEGO THE HOBBIT™, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Star Wars™ and LEGO NINJAGO. LEGO Systems welcomes show attendees with displays of life-size models, first-ever “reveals” of LEGO building sets and limited edition giveaways. In addition, attendees are invited to help “build” a section of its booth each day that features 7.5 feet tall mosaics of Comic-Con favorites at booth #2829 of the San Diego Convention Center, July 12-15.

“Each year we’re overwhelmed by the excitement Comic-Con fans show toward the LEGO brand and the new playsets we introduce based on their favorite characters and storylines,” said Michael McNally, brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. “As we celebrate our 80th anniversary this year, we’re pulling out all the stops in San Diego to show fans how the classic LEGO brick continues to build popularity among children and adults of all

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The Hobbit LEGO and San Diego Comic Con 2012

A new picture of the minifigures from The Hobbit set(s) have emerged on The Hollywood Reporter a couple of days before the start of San Diego Comic Con 2012. The picture shows Gandalf, Dwalin, Bombur, Bofur, Bilbo and Balin. The set is expected to be release on December 1 in anticipation of the release on December 14.

In regards to Comic Con, we will be there on Saturday but will be posting any LEGO news that is released throughout the entire event. Rumor has it that Shazam and maybe Bizarro minifigures are the exclusive giveaways for this year. There are already some pictures from ComingSoon.net of some displays and life-sized builds of minifigures. In addition, according to Brian Truitt of USA Today, there will also be 6 foot tall figures of Bilbo Baggins that consists of 21112 bricks and took 320 hours to build and Gandalf which has 34307 bricks and took 405 hours to complete.

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