This is not really LEGO related but will have LEGO implications in the next few years. The Huffington Post reports that today, Disney announced they have purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. They also state that Star Wars: Episode VII is targeted to be in theaters in 2015 with Episode VIII and Episode IX in theaters “every two or three years.” Since LEGO just signed a licensing agreement extension for 10 more years with Lucasfilm in February, it probably means there’s a good chance that there will be Star Wars: Episode VII-IX LEGO sets in the future.
The Chase McCain exclusive minifigure for the LEGO City: Undercover for the Nintendo Wii U have started showing at Target stores. grizzlybrice on Reddit has snapped a picture of how they are “selling” the minifigure. To get the minifigure, you have to just purchase the reservation card for $1. You don’t have to buy LEGO City: Undercover when it comes out but if you do, you also get a $5 gift card when you pick up the game. The game is expected to be released on November 18, 2012.
With half of the new LEGO The Hobbit sets already “revealed” on their minisite, LEGO has released another set and the designer video in their weekly unveiling of the sets on the interactive Middle Earth map. For this week, they have released Attack of the Wargs (79002). Jordan Scott describes the play features of the set more in-depth as well as the minifigures included: Thorin Oakenshield, Bifur the Dwarf, Yazneg and 2 Hunter Orcs.
Having escaped the Goblins of The Misty Mountains, The Company of Dwarves come face to face with another terrible threat! Catapult the Dwarves into the leafy branches of the tall tree where they’ll be safe as Yazneg™ and 2 Hunter Orcs arrive on Wargs and attack! When the Orcs try to burn the tree down, use the tree’s magic flame shooter function to fight back. Includes 5 minifigures: Thorin Oakenshield™, Bifur the Dwarf, Yazneg and 2 Hunter Orcs, all with assorted weapons.
A couple of months ago, Julian Fong, aka levork, posted images of his custom LEGO Street Fighter minifigures on his Flickr account as well on LEGO CUUSOO. Unfortunately, LEGO quickly rejected the project due to the content not being appropriate for children, but now you can own these same minifigures as he is selling them. Julian has put the minifigures on eBay and all the proceeds will be going to the Child’s Play Charity. If you’ve wanted these Street Fighter minifigs, bid on them to help a great charity, which is a win-win situation. There is about 4 days 12 hours left on the listing as of this posting so please help out Julian and Child’s Play. Below is a brief description of the listing:
For sale is a full set of custom Street Fighter 2 Lego minifigs, entirely created by me. These are non-official, customized minifigs representing the entire cast of Capcom’s video game Super Street Fighter 2. That’s a grand total of seventeen minifigs: Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Akuma, M. Bison, E. Honda, T. Hawk, Fei Long, Dee Jay, Guile, Blanka, Zangief, Vega, Balrog, Sagat, Dhalsim, and Cammy. Water-slide decals were designed and printed by me and applied to new Lego parts, then sealed with polyurethane for a durable finish. Custom hair elements were fashioned either from a combination of other Lego parts, and/or incorporate epoxy sculpts or paper elements. These figures are meant for display or very light play: the decals are fairly durable, but some of the epoxy sculpts are fragile (Dee Jay’s hair in particular, although that model is reinforced with wire armature).
The Daily Brick has revealed what they believe is the lineup for the new LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 9 set. The minifigures will have silver packaging and have set number 71000. No more information is available at this time except they are scheduled to be released in January 2013.
- Alien Trooper
- Chicken Suit Guy
- Maid Marion
- Heroic Knight
- Fortune Teller
- Dr. Splitz
- Roller Derby Girl
- Battle Mech
- Downtown Cop
- Hollywood Starlet
Update: There are now images of the back of the minifigures.
In anticipation of the release of the new Legends of Chima theme in 2013, LEGO has revealed a teaser for their minisite for the theme. There’s not much to see yet except for three images which two haven’t been seen before. As you can tell, the color blue is dominant throughout the whole theme. To see closeups of the LEGO Legends of Chima sets, visit one of my older posts. In conjunction with the sets, LEGO and the Cartoon Network will continue their partnership and will be airing the new series in 2013 following the success of Ninjago.
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