Archive for July 2013

Bright Bricks LEGO Roman table

Bright BricksBright Bricks, the company run by the UK’s only certified LEGO professional Duncan Titmarsh have created the amazing Roman LEGO table complete with LEGO apples, oranges, grapes, bread, meat and a very interesting use of tree pieces for lettuce leaves!

The display which was built with 75,000 bricks is currently on display at Winchester Museum.

If you can’t make it there to see the stunning piece in person, check out this time lapse video of the build courtesy of Bright Bricks YouTube channel!

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!

New Iron Man game over at LEGO.com

Marvel Super HeroesOver at the LEGO website there is a series of Marvel Super Hero games… the latest being one for Iron Man!

Users control Iron Man to fly around a city and shoot down Helicopters… the further you get in the game the more suits you have to choose from!

There are also games with Thor, Hulk and Captain America where the users face the Chitauri army and Loki!

 

New Star Wars sets available in Smyths!

JabbaThe new range of LEGO Star Wars sets are available now at Smyths Toys!

Sets include Jabba’s Sail Barge, priced £99.99 and AT-TE, priced £79.99!

Head over to smythstoys.co.uk to see their full range of LEGO Star Wars!

New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game images!

PS3 Marvel Super HeroesLEGO Marvel Super Heroes is available to pre-order over at Amazon! With a expected release date of 15th November 2013 and priced £34.19 (PS3 & XBOX).

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!

New images after surfaced of some of the characters to feature in the game including Elektra, Storm, Gambit, Dr. Connors and The Punisher!

 

Cartoon Network & LEGO team up again for Mixels!

MixelsSDCC is now over… one of the new lines LEGO teased us with was over the four day convention was Mixels another tie-in with the Cartoon Network!

Mixels will premier in 2014 with a mixture of animated shorts on the Cartoon Network and cartoonnetwork.com, games and a new line of LEGO construction sets!

“Mixels will inspire new ways for young people to engage in immersive entertainment content that fuels sustainable, creative physical and virtual play. Fans and the audience will become creators and active participants in the process, creating new characters and content.”

Three waves of mini-build sets are slated for 2014 and here is a first look at some of the characters from the line!

 

Official LEGO pics of BTTF CUUSOO set

Here are the official LEGO pictures of the Back To The Future Delorean CUUSOO set!

Build your very own miniature version of the iconic DeLorean time machine that Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown and Marty McFly famously used to travel Back to the Future! Selected by LEGO CUUSOO members, this amazing model features lots of cool details, like opening gull-wing doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display and 2 license plates. We’ve also included extra engines and wheels so you can recreate the different variants of the time-traveling car featured in the Back to the Future movies! Finally, this unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing production notes, original images and fun details from the movies. Includes 2 minifigures: Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

A limited quantity of the set will be available at SDCC from today while select LEGO stores across Europe will have the set in stock from today and from 1st August the set will be available at LEGO stores and the online LEGO shop.

 

New LEGO Star Wars set revealed!

SDCC is well underway and images have leaked through regarding a new LEGO Star Wars set! A revamped version of the AT-AP which originally came out in 2008! The Revenge of The Sith vehicle comes with a Clone Trooper, Battle Droid, Battle Droid Commander, Super Battle Droid and most interestingly of an unnamed Wookie!

The set is slated for a 2014 release and at present very few details are available regarding it!

SDCC LEGO giveaway!

SDCCSDCC is almost underway! Today is previews day and news will filter through over the course of the next few hours.

To celebrate SDCC Yahoo Movies are giving away these incredible prizes!

One lucky winner will win a Star Wars Jek-14 Mini Stealth Starfighter!

Another lucky winner will win The Hobbit Micro Building Set of the home of Bilbo Baggins in Bag-end!

And the final prize is for the four Super Hero minifigures – Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Green Arrow and Black-Suited Superman!

Here’s how to enter the exclusive giveaways:

Step 1: Follow @yahoomovies on Twitter

Step 2: Tweet this message:

LEGOs Assemble! I want to win the #LEGO #SDCC exclusives from @yahoomovies http://yhoo.it/LEGO #YahooSDCC

Note: One entry per person/email address/Twitter handle.

Step 3: The giveaway ends 11:59 a.m. PT on July 24, 2013. Winners will be notified on Twitter and will receive a Direct Message with further information. Keep in mind, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

LEGO Movie to have Creative Merchandising Program

LEGO MovieThe LEGO Movie is going to get a lot of SDCC coverage over the next few days and judging from this Press Release a lot of building sets! 17 in total are due to be released next year!

(July 16, 2013) – The LEGO Group today announced at the international Comic-Con convention in San Diego that it will produce a collection of movie-inspired building sets celebrating the brand’s premiere as a theatrical film. The company has also recruited an impressive roster of global partners to a broad, multi-category licensing program to support the much anticipated animated adventure film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee, “THE LEGO® MOVIE” is rapidly building buzz following its first released trailer and assembles on the big screen starting in February 2014.

“The LEGO brand has been a vehicle for creative storytelling around the world for decades, so it’s no surprise that there is such growing enthusiasm for the first LEGO theatrical film,” said Jill Wilfert, Vice President Licensing and Entertainment for the LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to collaborate with our valued partners to build a varied and compelling portfolio of products through which fans of all ages can celebrate this LEGO brand milestone.”

Building Sets Inspired by pivotal scenes in the film and starring key LEGO minifigure characters, a collection of 17 LEGO building sets will deliver all of the “THE LEGO MOVIE” action to the playroom. Fans will delight in highly detailed and functional vehicles and structures that reflect the creative versatility of the movie’s many LEGO themed backdrops, such as City, Wild West, and Space. Attendees at the Comic-Con International event in San Diego, California will see the first “THE LEGO MOVIE” building set unveiled at the LEGO booth on Saturday, July 20.

Additionally, the company’s line of collectible LEGO Minifigures will receive its first Hollywood makeover with a series inspired by “THE LEGO MOVIE” cast of 16 new and “new-again” LEGO characters.

Videogame In related news, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the chart-topping and award-winning LEGO videogames franchise from TT Games will include an epic gaming experience based on the film across all major console and handheld gaming systems. With more than 90 playable characters inspired by the film and 15 exciting levels, kids will be able to build an adventure like never before.

Movie-Inspired Merchandise A roster of global licensees covering several categories will immerse filmgoers in the world of “THE LEGO MOVIE.” Perennial publishing partners Scholastic, Penguin, Ameet and DK Publishing will offer a range of readers, sticker books, activity books and movie guides. Apparel partners include T-shirts from Mad Engine, Isaac Morris, Kabooki, TV Mania and Casco Blu, hoodies from TV Mania, pajamas from SGI Apparel, TV Mania and Kabooki and undergarments from Handcraft Mfg. and Kabooki. Carry Gear and Grown Up will offer bags, including backpacks and cinch bags. Clic Time is producing clocks and buildable watches. MZB Imagination and Funtastic are creating an array of stationery items including notebooks, journals, folders, pens, pencils and pencil cases, erasers, rulers and luggage/bag tags. Functional key lights featuring movie characters are being produced by IQ HK. Storage partner ROOM Copenhagen is producing a lunchbox, lunch set, drinking bottle and storage and sorting boxes.

 

The Feature Film “THE LEGO MOVIE” opens in some global markets the first week of February, 2014. The 3D computer animated adventure tells the story of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

The English language version of “THE LEGO MOVIE” stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman, as the voices of the animated characters. The film is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”) from their original screenplay, story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, based on LEGO construction toys. It will incorporate some of the LEGO world’s most popular figures while introducing several new characters, inviting fans who have enjoyed the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games for generations to experience their visually unique LEGO world as never seen before. The film is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”) and Roy Lee (“The Departed,” “How to Train Your Dragon”).  “THE LEGO MOVIE” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.