On the second day of the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, it went mostly well at the LEGO booth. The main concern was how the LEGO staff was planning to control the overcrowding issue for the exclusive minifigure giveaway that was stopped abruptly yesterday. The management team figured out one way to deal with the issue was to hold the raffle outside in the West Terrace of the Convention Center. From what it looked like, it was a pretty successful raffle. The only thing that was bad about it was that it was outside and the sun was beaming down on our heads. The line moved pretty quickly and there were two staff members handing out the raffle tickets. After that, you just have to wait until 3:30pm for the LEGO booth to announce the winners. There was also a bonus drawing for the rest of yesterday’s Spider-Woman minifigure. When the winners were announced, I tweeted that I was one of the winners of exclusive The Amazing Spider-Man minifigure! After I calmly picked up my prize, I posted an image on my Instagram account to prove that I was actually a winner. Above is the picture I took after I got back home. In other giveaway news, there another minifigure that was given out to Comic Con attendees. FBTB reported that an Azog minifig was given out somewhere that was not the LEGO booth. We’re still not sure where or how to get Azog as of this time.
Today, LEGO also revealed the new LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Batman: The Riddler Chase (76012) to the public. However, us LEGO fans already knew that since it was revealed earlier this week by USA Today. We were wondering if the minifigure inside the Batmobile was Batman or Batgirl. We can now confirm that it is indeed Batman but not just any Batman. This version of Batman is based on the “Beware the Batman” animated series. I also took some close up shots of the minifigures included in the set including the highly anticipated Flash minifigure below.
That wasn’t all for the reveals from LEGO. On MTV Geek, the newest LEGO The Hobbit set was revealed from The Desolation of Smaug, the Town Lake Chase. The set contains 334 pieces and will retail for $49.99. It will have 5 minifigures included and will be available this December.
There was also some bad news today at the LEGO booth, more like the LEGO store area. The new LEGO CUUSOO Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine (21103) were sold out very quickly yesterday and was sold out again today. After that, there was a posted sign saying there will be no more being sold at the convention. Now people at SDCC looking to buy the DeLorean will have to wait like the rest of the public until August 1st when it becomes available at LEGO stores and on Shop@Home.
When I was leaving the convention center, I happened to run into Joe Meno from BrickJournal. We had a pretty friendly chat about LEGO related things as well as the BrickJournal panel that will be happening in Room 23ABC at 5pm.
Overall, Day 2 with LEGO at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con went pretty smoothly. I’m looking forward to see tomorrow’s reveal of The LEGO Movie set, the Wyldstyle Chase. You can bet that I’ll have close up pictures of the set and the minifigures. Also, there are also some other LEGO happenings at SDCC. In Hall H *shudders*, Warner Bros. will be featuring some of their newest movies including The LEGO Movie. I’ll try to make it into that panel but it’s so crowded there that I doubt I’ll make it in. At 12:30pm in Room 6A, Marvel games will be showcasing the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game. I’ll probably be making that panel and taking pictures and videos of the game. Like I mentioned before, BrickJournal will have a panel discussing how LEGO has made an impact in the real world. After that, Joe and Nathan Sawaya will be at the TwoMorrows booth (#1301) for signings. It looks to be a fun-filled day tomorrow at SDCC.
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