Tonight is preview night at San Diego Comic Con and there is loads of news filtering through of what is to be showcased and on offer over at the LEGO Booth!
Today is also the 75th anniversary of Batman and two of LEGO’s exclusives will feature the Caped Crusader!
The DC Comic Con Exclusive minifigure with be Zur-En-Arrh (or Planet-X Batman). Images for the previously announced ’66 Batmobile have also surfaced. Each exclusive is limited to 1,000 and will be given away via a raffle system.
A set to be released in January 2015 is Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025) featuring Green Lantern, Sinestro and Space Batman which has previously been seen in the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game trailer/footage.
Artist Leon Keer takes to the streets of Hamburg to showcase his talent with some cool LEGO art featuring TMNT, DC Super Heroes & Marvel Super Heroes!
News of LEGO DC Super Heroes sets has surfaced on Eurobricks!
The Penguin Face-Off (76010) Minifigures include Batman, the Penguin, and two robot penguin henchmen. Batman comes with a jet-ski type vehicle and the Penguin has a duck-like flotation vehicle.
Man-Bat Attack (76011) Minifigures include Batman, Robin, and Man-Bat. Batman’s vehicle is a Batcopter style vehicle.
The Riddler Chase (76012) Minifigures include Batman, the Flash, and the Riddler. Batman has a Batmobile and the Riddler has a green drag racer type vehicle.
The Joker Steam Roller (76013) Minifigures include Batman, the Joker, a possibility of Nightwing, and two other villains (Possibley Killer Croc). The Joker has a very colourful Steam Roller
SDCC 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:
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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.
USA Today have posted images of a new DC Super Heroes set which will be released in 2014. The set named Batman: The Riddler Chase comprises of 304 pieces and includes three minifigures – Batman, The Riddler and The Flash.
The Riddler appears to be sporting a green hat as opposed to the grey hat from the Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape. But the big news is we now finally have a Flash minifigure!
In the same article there are images of life-size builds of Iron Man and Superman which will be on show at SDCC this week!
USA Today have revealed four new limited edition LEGO Super Heroes that will be handed out at SDCC!
Minifigures of DC Super Heroes Green Arrow and black-suited Superman as well as Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and Spider-Woman!
ClicTime have three new LEGO DC Super Heroes minifigure alarm clocks available on their site! Including Batman, Superman and the Joker. Each alarm clock stands 9.5″ tall is fully adjustable and comes with snooze function, LCD backlit screen and 2 year guarantee.
Each clock is priced £23.99 and ClicTime are currently running an offer – Buy 2 or more items and get 10% off!
We stumbled across this amazing MOC by Okay Yaramanoglu! Featuring the DC Super Heroes (and Villains) in racing carts each with a design unique to each character.
There are 20 DC Super Heroes in total each custom carts including the Justice League’s Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman & Aquaman – no Flash tho!
Our favs include Scarecrow, Green Lantern and Killer Croc!
Mr. Freeze has trapped Aquaman in a block of ice and only Batman can release him! Speed to the rescue in the powerful Batboat with exhaust flames, deploy the missiles and release the bombs to bust that block of ice. It’s time to turn the heat up on Mr. Freeze! Includes 3 minifigures: white Arctic Batman, Mr. Freeze and Aquaman, all with assorted weapons!
Minifigures: The selection of minifigures is ok, we get Aquaman and Mr. Freeze which are both pretty cool but it seems kind of strange to have Batman in white! Mr. Freeze comes with a large backpack with two cylindrical tanks. The solitary piece also incorporates his helmet and torso though it would have been nice to have his gun connect to his back in a similar fashion to Hazmat Guy.
Build: There are only 192 pieces in the set so the build took around 20 -25 minutes. The main part of the set is the Batboat – which is featured in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. The boat is of a catamaran design with the main hull positioned between two other hulls with a large Batwing type fin is positioned to the rear.
Either side of the cockpit there are disc launchers that can be fired and at the back there are two bombs that can be dropped on Batman’s enemies!
There is also the ice prison which encapsulates Aquaman which when built can be made to explode!
Overall: 3 out of 5. The Batboat and Aquaman are the best things about the set… the rest is a little underwhelming.
Flickering Myth are reporting that LEGO Batman The Movie will get an advance screening at this months WonderCon in Anaheim, California.
The screening will take place on Sunday 31st March and will be followed by panel discussions.
LEGO Batman The Movie finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.
Panelists include Jon Burton,Troy Baker, Travis Willingham, Christopher Smith, Charlie Schlatter and Laura Bailey. Attending fans will be able to get signed WonderCon-exclusive mini-posters from Burton, Barker, Willingham, Smith, Schlatter, and Bailey from Noon-12:45 p.m. at the DC Entertainment booth.
The DVD is set to be released on 21st May 2013 and for a limited time only will include an exclusive Clark Kent minifigure.