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San Diego Comic Con 2012 – LEGO Bilbo Baggins Minifigure


FBTB has pictures of the new Bilbo Baggins minifigure that you can build from the scavenger hunt. At the LEGO booth, you get the first piece and a special map to help with your search of the other missing pieces to complete the minifig.

Bilbo Baggins Frowny Face Bilbo Baggins Happy Face

**Images from FBTB**

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 ages with a rotation of themes and activities for fans of all interests.”

LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit -Thursday, July 12

Epic characters and scenes take LEGO form in the newly released LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ collection, based on the popular THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Additionally, to coincide with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in December, LEGO Systems will introduce a collection of LEGO THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY™ building sets in December 2012.

The imaginations of fans attending the show will journey to Middle-earth when they catch a sneak peek of the first LEGO The Hobbit set in the upcoming collection, and a preview of short videos for LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS that are scheduled to air on Cartoon Network. The excitement continues with a hands-on Hobbit-themed scavenger hunt to build Bilbo Baggins in LEGO minifigure form. Attendees may pick up the first piece of Bilbo along with a special Middle-earth map at the LEGO booth, which will lead them on a show floor journey to collect the missing pieces to complete the Bilbo minifigure. The reverse side of the map includes instructions for a LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS contest that challenges fans to build any scene from THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy for a chance to win a trip to LEGOLAND® California along with a Warner Bros. studio tour. For those not attending the show, instructions can be found at http://thelordoftherings.lego.com. LEGO Systems will also host a raffle to award one lucky winner a custom 5-inch model of Bilbo made completely out of LEGO bricks.

LEGO Super Heroes – Friday, July 13

LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe™ adventures soar to new heights with the public debut of 2013 LEGO Super Heroes minifigures. To spotlight the collection that recreates famous DC Comic Super Heroes and Super-Villains with a collection of sets and buildable characters, LEGO Systems will display a LEGO Super Heroes DC Universe 3-D mosaic featuring iconic images of Wonder Woman™, Batman™ and Superman™. One raffle winner will receive an exclusive 5-inch Batman model in LEGO form.

LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL sets and buildable action figures bring scenes of great Marvel characters such as the Avengers, Spider-Man and X-Men to life, in addition to new characters unveiled for the first time in their 2013 LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes minifigure form. A life-size model of the Incredible Hulk in LEGO form will dominate the show floor, 2012 construction sets will be displayed and an exclusive 5-inch Spider-Man in LEGO form will be given away to one lucky winner who enters Friday’s raffle.

LEGO Star Wars – Saturday, July 14

May the Force be with San Diego Comic-Con visitors as LEGO Systems unveils the new LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit construction set, one of 20 new LEGO Star Wars sets launching in 2013 and a sneak preview of the latest LEGO Star Wars episode slated to air on Cartoon Network. To complete this day’s expedition, a one-of-a-kind 5-inch Luke Skywalker in LEGO form will be given away to one lucky winner who enters the raffle.

LEGO NINJAGO – Sunday, July 15

One of the most successful LEGO play themes ever, NINJAGO introduces a new chapter to a storyline that merges classic construction with social and virtual gaming experiences, anchored by 26 episodes of the NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu animated television series airing on Cartoon Network. Devoted ninjas should gather at the LEGO booth at 2 PM PDT on Sunday for a special NINJAGO announcement that will further the excitement of this original story. An exclusive panel discussing all things LEGO NINJAGO takes place Sunday morning at 10:30 AM in room #8. A one-of-a-kind 5-inch green LEGO Ninja will be awarded to winner of Sunday’s raffle.

LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: “Only the best is good enough.” Visit the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, NINJAGO and TECHNIC are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2012 The LEGO Group.

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

TM and © 2012 Marvel and Subs.

© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

© 2012 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved.

Amanda Santoro, LEGO Systems, Inc.
860-299-6954 / [email protected]
Ashley Edwards, Flashpoint PR
775-229-2649 / [email protected]

Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1hxvy)

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.

LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House (10228) Pictures


If you want to see pictures of the new LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House (10028) being built and completed, head over to Nortiart and Tom4086’s Flickr galleries. From what I see, there are a lot of neat little details within the house as well as the outside of it. Check out the pictures and see if it makes you want it more or not. Will you be picking one up?

10228 Haunted House

Come with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10228 Haunted House, the latest exclusive LEGO® set! We’ll talk with the talented LEGO® designer who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks. The Haunted House set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in September 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!

Enter the Haunted House at your peril!

The crooked Haunted House is home to the scariest ghosts and monsters. Tremble in fear as you open the gate, go weak at the knees as you step onto the porch and gasp in horror at the fireplace, kitchen, office, folding staircase, bedroom, potion room, music room and collection of other creepy objects. Dare you enter the Haunted House?!

• Add to your LEGO® Monster Fighters Collection with the first officlal LEGO® Haunted House!
• Includes 6 minifigures: 2 glow-in-the-dark ghosts, Vampyre, Vampyre’s Bride, Zombie chef and butler
• Features unique ‘crooked’ design featuring boarded up windows and working front gate.
• Haunted House opens to reveal detailed interior with 3 floors.
• First floor features fireplace that swings open and displays a ship in a bottle on the mantle.
• Cook up a ghoulish meal with the Zombie chef in the kitchen complete with old-style stove, jars and table.
• Write letters from the Vampyre’s haunted office.
• Pull the lever hidden in the chimney to release the drop down staircase and access the top floor.
• Top floor features gramophone, records and newspaper LEGO® elements.
• Customize the Haunted House with new stickers for wall hangings, spider webs and curtains.
• Measures 15.4″ (39cm) high, 9.4″ (24cm) wide and 7.5″ (19cm) deep

LEGO Star Wars Summer 2012 Sets Now Available on Amazon.com


The new LEGO Star Wars Summer 2012 sets are now available on Amazon.com. Be one of the first to get your hands on the highly anticipated Summer 2012 sets.

LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter and Yavin 4 (9677)

Lead the attack on the Death Star with the X-wing! Jungle planet Yavin 4 is home to the secret base of the Rebel Alliance. In Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, X-wing starfighters lead the attack against the Empire’s Death Star superweapon, signalling the end of the Empire’s evil rule! Set includes an accurate model of Yavin 4, an X-wing pilot minifigure, an X-wing starfighter mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name plaque. Collect the other Series 2 sets: 9678 Twin-pod Cloud Car & Bespin and 9679 AT-ST & Endor!

LEGO Star Wars Twin-Pod Cloud Car and Bespin (9678)

Defend planet Bespin with the twin-pod cloud car! Gas planet Bespin plays a key role in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back when Luke Skywalker travels to Cloud City to rescue his friends. However, it’s a trap and he is forced to battle evil Darth Vader. This set includes an accurate model of Bespin, a Lobot minifigure, a twin-pod cloud car mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name plaque. Collect the other Series 2 sets: 9677 X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4 and 9679 AT-ST & Endor!

LEGO Star Wars AT-ST and Endor (9679)

Climb aboard the AT-ST and protect the Endor shield generator! In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the forest moon of Endor, which houses the second Death Star’s shield generator, comes under attack from a Rebel assault team. Aided by the indigenous Ewoks, they overpower the Imperial AT-STs and destroy the shield generator. This set includes an accurate model of Endor, an AT-ST driver minifigure, an AT-ST mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name plaque. Collect the other Series 2 sets: 9677 X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4 and 9678 Twin-pod Cloud Car & Bespin!

LEGO Star Wars Desert Skiff (9496)

Hovering over the deadly Sarlacc Pit, Luke prepares to meet his fate aboard the Desert Skiff. Will he be made to walk the plank and be eaten by the ferocious Sarlacc? Or will his friend Lando Calrissian help him escape the clutches of the renowned bounty hunter, Boba Fett? You decide. Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba.

LEGO Star Wars Saesee Tiin’s Jedi Starfighter (9498) – Currently Unavailable

Jedi Master Saesee Tiin is patrolling for Separatist forces in his Jedi Starfighter, ready to go into battle with fellow Jedi Master Even Piell. As well as being extremely light and agile, Saesee Tiin’s green starfighter is equipped with 4 missiles, an R3-D5 Droid and if the action gets a little too intense, a cockpit section that detaches to become the Jedi Master’s very own escape pod! Includes 3 minifigures: Saesee Tiin, Astromech Droid R3-D5 and Even Piell.

LEGO Star Wars Pre Vizsla’s Mandalorian Fighter (9525) – Currently Unavailable

Intent on returning the Mandalorians to their warrior ways, Pre Vizsla is returning to his secret base in his Mandalorian Fighter, the Gauntlet, after striking a deal with the evil Separatists. Can Obi-Wan follow him and prevent Pre Vizsla from plunging the galaxy into turmoil? The Gauntlet features rotating wings and turning cockpit for flying or landing modes, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit and cargo hatch. Includes 3 minifigures: Pre Vizsla, Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

LEGO Star Wars Republic Striker-class Starfighter (9497)

Repel the Sith Empire with the Striker-class Starfighter! Jedi Master Satele Shan streaks through space aboard the sleek Republic Striker-class Starfighter. With attack and cruise mode wing configurations, flick missiles, rear Lightsaber storage and T7-O1 Droid, this powerful starfighter has everything it needs to take on the evil Sith Empire! Includes 3 all-new minifigures: Satele Shan, Republic Trooper and T7-O1 Astromech Droid.

LEGO Star Wars Gungan Sub (9499)

Navigate the underwater world of Naboo with the Gungan Sub! Jar Jar Binks guides his friends Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn through the watery core of planet Naboo in the elegant Gungan Sub. Built to resemble some of the many creatures that inhabit the underwater world, the Gungan Sub features a large cockpit, cargo bays, storage boxes, rotating tail propulsion, missiles and even a mini-sub with harpoon. Includes Queen Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Jar Jar Binks.

LEGO Star Wars Sith Fury-class Interceptor (9500)

Attack the Republic with the Sith Fury-class Interceptor! On board the lethal Fury-class Interceptor, the evil Sith Lord Darth Malgus scans his instruments for Republic-occupied territory. Armed with 4 missiles and folding wings, the Sith Fury-class Interceptor’s large hold can also be used to transport Sith ground troops into the heart of the battle. Who will defeat the evil Sith Lord? Includes 3 minifigures: Darth Malgus and 2 Sith Troopers.

LEGO Star Wars The Malevolence (9515)

From the LEGO® Star Wars™ Collection. LEGO® The Malevolence™. Malevolence is General Grievous’ flagship and one of the Separatist Army’s most feared weapons. Unbeknownst to Grievous and his crew, Anakin and Padme have entered the giant craft in an attempt to rid the galaxy of this deadly curse. Malevolence features a cargo bay with transport train, detailed interior with removable/opening sections for easy access and twin quick-fire missile launchers. 1092 pieces, including Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, General Grievous, Count Dorku, Battle Droid Commander and Battle Droid.

LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Palace (9516)

Rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt’s desert palace! At Jabba’s PalaceTM on Tatooine, Princess Leia is disguised as Boushh as she and Chewbacca try to rescue the carbonite-frozen Han Solo. Can she get past the roof-mounted missiles, defense guns and surveillance equipment to reach them? Or will Jabba and his motley band of followers capture the princess and entrap her beneath Jabba’s sliding throne? Includes 9 minifigures: Jabba, Salacious Crumb, Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, Oola, Han Solo, Princess Leia in Boushh outfit, Chewbacca and B’omarr Monk.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush (6873) Now Available at Walmart


The new LEGO Super Heroes Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush (6873)icon set has shown up on Walmart’s website, earlier than the expected August 1 released. The price is listed at $29.97 which is less than what we thought it would be when it was first announced. That is a definite thumbs up in my book. Unfortunately, it shows that it is out of stock online. LEGO fans sure jumped on it quick! Maybe there are some in stores soon?

Scheming Doctor Octopus has captured Iron Fist and is conducting experiments on him, trying to steal his superpowers. Help Spider-Man sneak in through the air vent and swoop down on Doc Ock to release Iron Fist! Then stop the wicked doctor from fleeing on his missile-firing car!

  • LEGO Super Heroes Spiderman’s Doc Ock Ambush Play Set:
  • Doc Ock’s lab and car
  • Lab features: containment cell, examination table and air vent shaft
  • Car features: rotating seat, spinning octopus arm attachment and flick missiles
  • Doctor Octopus features: detachable, poseable octopus arms
  • Attach octopus arms to car for a spin attack
  • Lab measures: over 10″W (26cm) and 7″H (17cm)
  • Car measures: over 3″L (7cm)
  • Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Iron Fist and Doctor Octopus
  • Model# 6873
  • LEGO Super Heroes Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush (6873)

    LEGO Star Wars UCS B-wing Starfighter (10227) Revealed


    10227 Prod

    LEGO has released pictures and a video on the new LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series B-wing Starfighter (10227). The set consists of 1428 pieces and retails for $199.99. It will be available for sale in October. One thing to note is that this set will not include any minifigures. The B-wing first made it’s appearance in Episode VI during the Battle of Endor. For more pictures, head over to FBTB’s Flickr page.

    10227 B-wing Starfighter™

    Come with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10227 B-wing Starfighter, the latest exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ set! We’ll talk with the talented LEGO® designer who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks. The B-wing Starfighter set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in October 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!

    Take on the Empire in the Ultimate Collector Series B-wing Starfighter™!

    Now you can experience the ultimate B-wing Starfighter from the Star Wars galaxy like never before. This fantastic model features everything you would expect from our premium collector range, including rotating, self-levelling cockpit and realistic wing configurations for landing and flight. And when you’re finished battling in the skies above Endor or helping to restore freedom in the galaxy, place this highly detailed B-wing Starfighter on its own dedicated display stand and fact plaque.

    • A highly detailed Ultimate Collector Series B-wing Starfighter model
    • Features rotating, self-leveling cockpit
    • Features realistic wing configurations for landing and flight
    • Includes display stand and fact plaque
    • Model can be detached from display stand
    • Measures 26″ (66cm) wide and 15″ (38cm) high in flight configuration, and 17″ (43cm) high when mounted on display stand