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San Diego Comic Con 2014 LEGO Recap

SDCC 2014 LEGO Booth

San Diego Comic Con 2014 came and went just like that. Four days filled with lots of things to see and do. Although I did lots of other things that wasn’t related to LEGO, I’m going to stick with the LEGO stuff in this post since this is what I’m here for.

One of the coolest things that I experienced there was not at the LEGO booth itself, but meeting people in the LEGO community. I got to finally meet Will from Hoth Bricks and Lim from neoape. It was cool to finally put a face to some of the fellow LEGO bloggers out there. I also got to reconnect with Joe Meno from BrickJournal, Tommy Williamson from BrickNerd, as well as some friends from SandLUG like Tommy and Charlie. I even ran into TT Games’ Game Director Arthur Parsons on the streets and chatted with him a little bit while waiting to cross the street.

SDCC 2014 Arthur Parsons

Now on to the LEGO booth itself. It was very colorful and what we expect a LEGO booth to look like. Although the space for the booth was one of the larger ones at the convention, it didn’t feel like it. There wasn’t that much room to maneuver and if you thought you did, that was quickly over. One of the few disappointments with the booth was the retail store they had around back. Every time I went by that area, there would be a line outside waiting to go in with a few people inside slowly … Continue

LEGO San Diego Comic Con 2014 Survey

Since San Diego Comic Con 2014 is all wrapped up, The LEGO Group is looking for input on your experience if you attended the convention. The survey guages how the LEGO booth was ran and the attendees’ overall experience. If you were like me, you probably saw some things that weren’t up to snuff during the four days there like the line filling up to purchase the exclusives before the exhibit doors even opened or how about the line switching direction after people had already lined up on the other side of the booth. Head over to Survey Monkey to give your opinion on how the LEGO booth was ran. I’ll be doing a recap on my experience at SDCC 2014 in a separate post but in the meantime, leave a comment on how you think the booth was ran.

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The LEGO Movie Panel at SDCC 2014

The LEGO Movie Panel at SDCC 2014

The last panel I went to at San Diego Comic Con 2014 was the LEGO/Warner Bros. The LEGO Movie panel. The panel consisted of LEGO Brand marketing Director Brian Bowler, Executive Producer and LEGO Vice President of Product Design Matthew Ashton, and LEGO Senior Product Designer Michael Fuller. Jadon Sands (Finn) was scheduled to make an appearance but was a no show.

The panel pretty much showed the storyboard which was already seen in The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray. They talked about the concept of King Carl’s Castle which eventually turned into Unikitty’s Cloud Cuckoo Land. They also showed the different versions of Unikitty before the final version was chosen. One interesting slide that was shown was the version of Unikitty seen below. The panel hinted that we may be seeing more of Unikitty in a set(s) that will be released in January 2015. Early speculation is that this version of Unikitty will be in the Master Builder’s Submarine so fingers crossed.

The LEGO Movie Panel at SDCC 2014

Furthermore, the panel also showed off various designs of MetalBeard and discussed how Michael came up with the final design.

The LEGO Movie Panel at SDCC 2014

The LEGO Movie Panel at SDCC 2014

Overall, the panel was ok. A majority of the things that were shown were already on the Blu-Ray but some of the new stuff that was shown was a pleasant surprise including the new Unikitty minifigure. One of the highlights was the number of children cosplayers dressed up as some characters from the LEGO Movie including the kids that dressed up as half Unikitty and half Angry Kitty. There was also a Bad Cop, … Continue

A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary Panel at SDCC 2014

A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary SDCC 2014 Panel

On Saturday at San Diego Comic Con 2014, Joe Meno (BrickJournal) moderated the A Look at Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary panel which also features one of the film’s directors, Kief Davidson, associate producer Andrew Oppenheimer, and Tommy Williamson (BrickNerd). A surprise guest to the panel was Nathan Sawaya (BrickArtist.com).

The panel is pretty much what the title is. It took a look behind the scenes of the documentary that was released earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. There were clips from the film showing what LEGO meant for members of the LEGO community. Joe also showed off Tommy’s timelape animation for the film called Nerdception which you can watch below.

Overall, it was a really good panel and it was cool to see the room actually interested in what goes on in the LEGO community. Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary will be available in theaters in early 2015. After the panel, Joe offered instructions for a 4-wide Batmobile, TARDIS model, and an LDD file of Olaf from Frozen to anyone who entered their email at the TwoMorrows booth. He has also offered these incentives on his Facebook Page. Check out images from the panel below.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Panel at SDCC 2014

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham SDCC 2014 Panel

On the last day of San Diego Comic Con 2014, the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham panel was hosted by IGN’s Greg Miller and there were some surprises. TT Games’ Phil Ring and Arthur Parsons was on hand as well as some of the voice actors of the video game including Troy Baker, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Scott Porter, Dee Bradley Baker, and Josh Keaton. One surprise that wasn’t really a surprise was that Adam West was also on the panel.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham SDCC 2014 Panel

During the panel, they did a recap of the new playable characters such as Bat-Cow, Booster Gold & Skeets, Hawkman, Adam West, Arkillo, Krypto, Miss Martian, Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, Blue Beetle, and Mr. Mxyzptlk. These characters were announced at the LEGO booth during SDCC by Arthur Parsons. Something new that was shown was Superboy’s outfit which is the New 52 version. The other thing that was new was the 1960’s versions of the Batman charcters like Robin, Catwoman, Batgirl, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Alfred, and the Batmobile.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham SDCC 2014 Panel

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham SDCC 2014 Panel

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham SDCC 2014 Panel

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham SDCC 2014 Panel

Some surprises were the LEGO Batman 3 t-shirts and posters that were given away to everyone in attendance. You were given a ticket to bring to the Fulfillment Room at the Hyatt to pick up your items. The only problem was that it was kinda hot walking outside from the convention center to the hotel. The other surprise was for 3 people who asked questions at the panel. Greg Miller had 3 of the LEGO SDCC 2014 Batmobile exclusive sets for people who had the best questions. Not only … Continue

The LEGO Movie Unikitty SDCC 2014 Exclusive Minifigure

The LEGO Movie Unikitty SDCC 2014 Exclusive

Today was the last day of San Diego Comic Con 2014 and also the last exclusive minifigure that the LEGO booth was giving away. The character that was given away was The LEGO Movie’s Unikitty however this version of her is a little different than the one found in the Cloud Cuckoo Palace (70803).

This 16 piece exclusive Unikitty uses the same exact pieces as the regular one minus 2 pieces, the face and the pink 1×3 eyebrow piece. That totals 4 exclusive pieces to this set with the 2 faces and 2 eyebrows. The faces that are included in this set can make Unikitty become Cutesykitty and Cheerykitty. She comes packaged in the usual clamshell plastic as well as an insert. The inserts for the other 2014 minifigures showed a portrait of the charcter but Unikitty’s portrait is on the back and inside the insert are the instructions of how to build her.

As you can see from the images below, when she is Cutesykitty, she has really big eyes with a sort of a worried eyebrow thing going on there. You’ve all seen how cute things look with their expressions. For Cheerykitty, she has a big smile with some raised eyebrows.

Overall, the SDCC 2014 Unikitty is a great addition to my collection and I’m glad that I was able to get all four minifigures from this year. Although this version of Unikitty is an exclusive, we may not have seen the last of her. I was in The LEGO Movie panel and … Continue

LEGO Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025) Officially Revealed at SDCC 2014

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

Today at Day 3 of San Diego Comic Con 2014, LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025). The set was revealed during Preview Night on Kotaku but today attendees got a first-hand look at the set.

As reported before, it will have 174 pieces and retail for $19.99 which is an awesome price point considering that fans don’t have to pay a lot of money to get the highly requested Green Lantern minifigure. One thing that is shown on Batman that was not shown in the reveal a few days ago is the printing on the wings. It seems that the wings are a printed piece but it’s hard to tell from the pics. Blame the cloudiness of case for the quality of the images. I’ll try to take some better ones tomorrow.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025)

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