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LEGO Press Release for SDCC 2014

ShredderLEGO have issued a press release ahead of San Diego Comic Con detailing some of the items they will have on show, available to purchase and forthcoming sets!

“This is our fourteenth year at San Diego Comic-Con and each year we see stronger enthusiasm coming from a growing audience of fans of all ages,” said Michael McNally, senior brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’re thrilled to deliver a family friendly brand experience, punctuated by custom life-sized models, play opportunities, exclusives, collectibles and sneak peeks, that lets children and adult collectors celebrate their passion for properties and LEGO play together in one place.”

LEGO Star Wars™ To commemorate the 15th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, the company will unveil a show-stopping showcase of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever created – over 500 in total—that is sure to make fans drool. A remote-controlled LEGO Chopper life-sized model, based on the new Star Wars Rebels series, will roam the booth throughout the weekend. Other activities include the unveiling of a 2015 LEGO Star Wars set and a limited edition exclusive version of the LEGO Star Wars Ghost with a Chopper minifigure that will be on sale for show attendees beginning Thursday morning.

LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics™ This year marks the 75th anniversary of BATMAN™, and LEGO Systems celebrates the milestone with a new life-sized model of the Batcycle™ from the Batman Classic TV Series, complete with sidecar, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Two LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics sets launching in 2015 will be unveiled, including an 1,800 piece Tumbler, and one of the company’s exclusive minifigure raffle items will feature an iconic DC Comics character.  Throughout the show, a limited number of exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ LEGO sets will be on sale.

LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL  The new feature film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st and to honor the event and its newest film-inspired building sets, LEGO Systems will display a custom-built life-sized LEGO version of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. An SDCC exclusive LEGO set, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, will be sold and an exclusive minifigure of The Collector from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be up for grabs to lucky fans as part of a raffle.

LEGO THE HOBBIT™ In anticipation of this December’s theatrical release of THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), LEGO Systems will unveil one of the new LEGO THE HOBBIT sets that is slated to hit store shelves in October. A large-scale model of Smaug, built entirely from LEGO bricks and featuring custom light features to simulate the dragon’s fire-breathing ability, will be displayed in the Warner Bros. booth #4545.  On Thursday, July 24, fans will also have a chance to win a LEGO THE HOBBIT minifigure.

THE LEGO MOVIE Fans of the first LEGO theatrical film will instantly recognize a new 8-foot tall LEGO model presiding over the booth as Lord Business. A LEGO set based on THE LEGO MOVIE launching in January 2015, will be unveiled and on Sunday, fans will have a chance to win an exclusive LEGO Unikitty, as well as attend a panel discussion focused on the film and its toys.

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ To honor the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, a life-sized LEGO model of Shredder will be on display, along with LEGO sets based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and feature film.

LEGO Mixels™ LEGO Mixels™, an original property created in conjunction with Cartoon Network made up of animated shorts, virtual app gaming and collectible construction toys, was first unveiled at SDCC 2013. The fun continues as the fourth wave of quirky characters, launching in 2015, will be unveiled. New Mixels content for 2015 will also include new shorts, specials and a game.

LEGO NINJAGO and LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA™ Two of the biggest original LEGO properties will be represented in two separate panels on Sunday, inviting children and families to learn more about the stories, products lines and the television series that currently air on Cartoon Network.

LEGO Information Three SDCC exclusive LEGO sets will be on sale in the shop area of LEGO booth #2829. Each set is limited to 1,000 pieces, and sales of each are capped at 250 per day. Four LEGO minifigures will be given away via raffle during the show. Fans can try their luck by visiting the Sails Terrace each day starting at 12:30 PM. For fans who are not attending SDCC, there is a chance to win one of the four minifigures via Twitter raffle by following @LEGO_Group.

LEGO The Hobbit PC demo available for download

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LEGO The Hobbit video game is available on a multitude of platforms from April 2014 and now you can download a trial for PC!

The game is the latest in a long line of games produced by TT Games and is based on the first two The Hobbit films!

You can download the trailer here

Players will be able to play as Bilbo, Gandalf the Grey and all 13 dwarfs in the company!

The trailer features scenes with Gollum, hungry trolls, mischievous goblins and even Azog, the pale orc who hunts Bilbo and his companions throughout their journey.

Elves Tauriel and Legolas also make an appearance, wielding their bows and arrows, as well as wizard Radagast, with his rabbit-pulled sled

Gather your courage and embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer for more of the highly anticipated LEGO® The Hobbit™ videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.

Embark on this fantastic adventure in 2014 with LEGO The Hobbit for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC.

LEGO The Hobbit video game coming in Spring

The HobbitTT Games are set to release a video game based on the first two The Hobbit films!

Players will be able to play as Bilbo, Gandalf the Grey and all 13 dwarfs in the company!

The trailer features scenes with Gollum, hungry trolls, mischievous goblins and even Azog, the pale orc who hunts Bilbo and his companions throughout their journey.

Elves Tauriel and Legolas also make an appearance, wielding their bows and arrows, as well as wizard Radagast, with his rabbit-pulled sled

Gather your courage and embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer for more of the highly anticipated LEGO® The Hobbit™ videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.

Embark on this fantastic adventure in 2014 with LEGO The Hobbit for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC.

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.

Free LEGO Toys with The Daily Mail!

Starting next weekend, The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday will be giving away free LEGO polybags!

Taking over The Sun, The Daily Mail will be giving away Gandalf The Grey from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Mail on Sunday will be giving away a miniature Creator Car!

 

LEGO Life-Size Bag End model

Built with over 2 million bricks and taking 3,000 man hours to perfect, LEGO have out done themselves with this amazing life-sized recreation of An Unexpected Gathering (79003) which comprises of a mere 652 pieces.

and here is a video charts the progress of the build over the seven week period it took to build.

 

 

From paper to plastic… how The Hobbit sets were created

Ever wondered how an idea goes from paper to plastic? Here is an interesting article from The Wall Street Journal regarding the design process behind LEGO licence The Hobbit.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering set appears to be the most sought after LEGO this Christmas. The set includes the minifigures – Bombur, Bofur, Balin, Dwalin, Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf.

LEGO Hobbit designer movies

The official LEGO channel have uploaded Designer Movies for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sets.

Hans Henrik Sidenius gives us an insight into his latest creations – The Goblin King LEGO set and Riddles For The Ring LEGO set, while Bjarke Lykke Madson shares his thoughts on his An Unexpected Gathering LEGO set & Barrel Escape LEGO set. Finally Scottish designer Jordan Scott shows off his contribution to the Hobbit sets with the fantastic Attack of the Wargs LEGO set.

 

LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey sets have started to appear at Toys R Us across the UK! Here is what you can expect to see on the shelves…