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Beyond Gotham Cyborg revealed at E3

CyborgE3 is upon us! The 20th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is where all the cool games from this year will be showcased and TT Games’ big release for this year is LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Having previously released a few stills and a trailer, Warner Bros. have teased us with this cool looking beefed up version of Cyborg!

Somewhat different to the photo from last wLEGO Batmaneek of the Justice Leagues’ half man, half machine superhero!

The live stream from the Samsung Stage for LEGO Batman 3 will take place at 1.20pm local time on June 10th.

Click here to view the stream when it airs live on gamespot.com

Official images of forthcoming City Arctic sets

The recently launched LEGO City Arctic line has had two more new sets added to the growing collection. Arctic Icebreaker (60062) and Arctic Supply Plane (60064) and here are the final product images!

Both sets are available now from shop @ home as well as the other sets from the series:

Arctic Snowmobile (60032), priced £4.99
Arctic Ice Crawler (60033), priced £9.99
Arctic Hellicrane (60034), priced £24.99
Arctic Outpost (60035), priced £34.99
Arctic Base Camp (60036), priced £69.99

 

New items in LEGO stores

GhostbustersLEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 is finally here! Available as of today at LEGO stores around the UK or at the online store, priced £44.99.

Other new items of note include

Marvel Super Heroes GoTG Starblaster Showdown (76019) priced £19.99
Marvel Super Heroes GoTG KnowhereEscape Mission (76020) priced £44.99
Marvel Super Heroes GoTG Milano Spaceship Rescue (76021) priced £69.99
Marvel Super Heroes X-Men vs. The Sentinel (76022) priced £44.99

Star Wars Snowspeeder (75049) priced £34.99
Star Wars B-Wing (75050) priced £49.99
Star Wars Jedi Scout Fighter (75051) priced £59.99
Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75052) priced £64.99
Star Wars The Ghost (75053) priced £69.99
Star Wars AT-AT (75054) priced £109.99
Star Wars Star Destroyer (75055) priced £119.99

The LEGO Movie Emmet’s Construct-O-Mech (70814) priced £49.99
The LEGO Movie Super Secret Police Dropship (70815) priced £69.99
The LEGO Movie Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP (70816) priced £79.99

Durham Cathedral LEGO Build update

Durham CathedralIt has been a while since we have had an update from the LEGO build at Durham Cathedral! This weekend the build is going mobile and will be taking part in the Northumbrian Brick Show at Bede Tower, Sunderland on Saturday 31 May from 10am – 4pm!

The Art of The Brick Dublin

Art of The BrickNathan Sawaya‘s work has been inspirational to many AFOL’s. He is one of the pioneers in using LEGO bricks as a medium for art. His widely acclaimed, record breaking exhibition The Art of The Brick has visited the Far East, Australia as well as his home city of New York and is now touring Europe.

The first stop on the European tour is Dublin and The Ambassador Theatre. Due to the popular demand of the exhibit the show has been extended to 22nd June before making it’s way to London.

Built with over a million bricks, taking over 4,000 hours to build and comprising of 73 pieces of art, The Art of The Brick has been described as One of CNN’s Top 10 “Must see exhibitions”.

At the entrance to the exhibit, viewers are greeted by “Crowd” inspired by the “throngs of people walking the streets of New York City”. As you advance through the exhibit you can see how the subsequent works have progressed in a much larger scale culminating in “Dinosaur”.

Standing nearly 6m tall and built with over 80,000 bricks Dinosaur took an entire summer to build and was used as the centre piece for Nathan’s first solo exhibition in 2007.

There are some truly beautiful pieces along the journey.The influences of the former corporate lawyer turned LEGO Certified Professional are represented in the mosaics of Andy Warhol, Jimi Hendrix and Rembrandt. The LEGO built reproductions of such famous works of art the Venus de Milo (18,483 bricks) and Augustus (22,300 bricks) show Sawaya’s love for Hellenistic sculptures.

Sawaya is probably best known for his abstract protrayal of the human form. Yellow, being his most iconic piece, shows his subject “opening oneself up to the world”. The piece has had it’s own CUUSOO project and has even been used by Lady Gaga in promotional images.

For more information on The Art of The Brick head over to Nathan Sawaya’s website http://brickartist.com/

To book tickets for the show, visit www.ticketmaster.ie. Tickets are priced €14 for Adults, €12 for Students & OAP’s, €8 for children up to 15 and €34 for a family of four for Mondays to Wednesdays and €17 for Adults, €14 for Students and OAP’s, €9 for children up to 15 and €42 for a family of four the rest of the week.

 

 

 

 

New boxed images of 2014 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Finally official images from LEGO for the new Marvel sets that are due this year including Dock Ock Truck Heist, Spider-Trike vs. Electro, Spider-Helicopter Rescue, Captain America vs. Hydra.

The Spider-Trike vs. Electro (76014) set includes the minifigures Spider-Man and Electro and comprises of 70 pieces. Doc Ock Truck Heist (76015) includes the minifigures Spider-Man, Doc Ock and Truck Driver and comprises of 237 pieces. Spider-Helicopter Rescue (76016) includes the minifigures Spider-Man, Mary Jane Watson, Green Goblin and Power Man or as he is otherwise known Luke Cage!

The Captain America vs. Hydra (76017) set includes the minifigures Captain America (and his bike), Red Skull and a Hydra Soldier and comprises of 172 pieces.

Jason Canning at Dublin Comic Con

I had the great pleasure of meeting Jason Canning at Dublin Comic Con at the weekend. A true gent, Jason played Admiral Ozzel in LEGO Star Wars special The Empire Strikes Out and also plays Julius Nex in the animated Hero Factory series!

For more on Jason’s work check out his website That British Voice

More new Marvel Now! LEGO variants

Marvel NowMore Marvel Now variants! This time LEGO Deadpool features on the cover of the upcoming Uncanny Avengers #1.

To catch up on news of the other variants revealed so far click herehere… and here!

Iron Patriot Amazon offer

Iron PatriotThe Iron Patriot minifigure is available for free with pre-orders of the forthcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes over at Amazon!

To pre-order the game click on the following links for the desired platform:

PS3, £34.19
XBOX, £34.19
Nintendo Wii U, £34.19
Nintendo DS, £24.99
Nintendo 3DS, £23.99
Playstation Vita, £29.69

Featuring more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe and the voices of Brian Bloom as Captain America, John Cygan as Iron Man, Rick D. Wasserman as Thor, Khary Payton as- Nick Fury, James Arnold Taylor as Spider-Man, Larry Cedar as Loki, and Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk! The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor!

Images for 10234 Sydney Opera House revealed

Images and details for 10234 Sydney Opera House have been revealed ahead of Brick World in Chicago! Just under 3,000 bricks many of them exclusive to the set this looks very impressive!

Recreate Australia’s architectural masterpiece! US $319.99 CA $379.99 DE 279.99€ UK 249.99 £ DK 2499.00 DKK.

Recreate one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings with the Sydney Opera House model. Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfront forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia’s most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advanced building techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!

  • Build this model of a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Includes hard-to-find dark tan LEGO® bricks, tiles and sloped bricks!
  • Collect the 48×48 stud baseplate, available in blue for the very first time!
  • Sturdy construction allows the model to be handled and moved!
  • Features advanced building techniques for complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing!
  • Measures over 11″ high, 25″ wide and 15″ deep!