Archive for the ‘DC’ Category

Greetings from Comic-Con 2012!

July 15, 2012

Jam packed days at Comic Con and Legoland. In GEEK heaven! I probably have a couple dozen posts I want to do, but I’m in the midst of too much awesomeness to stop and write about it!

Stay tuned though! I will start posting tons right after Con (assuming I’m not completely passed out on the couch from over geeking out). I’ll be doing posts on new Lego sets and minifigs, how inept Sony is with handling Human Beings, previews for new Nintendo games/products, and a WORLD EXCLUSIVE about something I got straight from the mouth of Mario.


Lego to Produce Man of Steel Superman Sets

June 14, 2012


According to this article in Variety, Lego will be releasing Superman sets based on the new Man of Steel movie next year!

Wonderful Superman mosaic created by Dave Ware.

Announcement from FBTB while the mosaic was found on the Brothers Brick.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Open World Trailer

May 22, 2012

Minifigs talking! The Flash! Open world Lego Gotham City exploration! Drool!

Via ONM.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Announcement Trailer

March 16, 2012

The minifigs can talk! Since 2005 when the original Lego Star Wars game came out, Lego minifigs have communicated in their games with waves and grunts. No longer is this the way it shall be. Now they shall talk and make cheesy puns about their brick-built realm!


Lego Marvel Sets Coming in April + A New Pic!

January 14, 2012


Lego has just announced in their newest Lego Club magazine that the Marvel sets will be coming in April with this image showing the final minifigs for Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Wolverine. Iron Man’s head is a bit big, Hulk is EPIC, Captain America needs some wings on his helmet (of course they are being movie accurate-ish though), and Wolverine’s claws look AWESOME.

Seriously Lego. Please. Stop. You are creating too much awesomeness.


“Community” Cast As Batman Villains

December 15, 2011

I love me some fan art, and this Community one by Kinjamin is just epic.

Also wanted to post some awesome news! According to TV by the Numbers, Community has just been upgraded to “Likely to be renewed”! I’M SUPER HAPPY!!!

Lego Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape: One of the Best Lego Sets Ever?

December 10, 2011

It’s been a long while since a Lego Set made my jaw drop, started me drooling, and made me think “Wow, Lego loves me” (I think the last time this was the case was with the Lego Dwarves Mine), but Lego has done it again with The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape. Let me say that name again for you, The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape. While all the other sets in the Lego Super Heroes line have standard Lego Set names (that are also really similar to the original Lego Batman sets names) like Batwing Battle Over Gotham City or Catwoman Catcycle City Chase, this here set gets the grand title THE DYNAMIC DUO FUNHOUSE ESCAPE (which it is totally worthy of).

Next up, Lego normally puts all of its prized characters in different, expensive sets (that’s how they get you to buy them all). The other Batman sets in the Super Heroes line follow this code, with a few major characters in the largest set, and each of the other sets with Batman, a villain, and a fluff character (or two or three). I can’t remember a time when Lego didn’t follow this code… until today. This set contains Batman, Robin (only available in the $100+ Batcave), the Joker, Harley Quinn (exclusive to this set), and the Riddler (exclusive to this set). Not to mention the fact that that’s 5 important characters in a $40 set (which is fantastic for a Lego licensed set).

Thirdly, this is a pretty big playset. You’ve got this building here with all it’s trappings. There is a roller coaster, some moving floors, trapdoors, a giant swinging mallet, a giant joker billboard, a crane from which the boy wonder is dangling, and what seems to be a talking booth with an extra Riddler head. We also get the Batcycle, which is quite a nice complement to the set.

And Finally, this is a $40 dollar licensed Lego set with 380 pieces. This puts it at the golden ratio ($.10 a brick) which hardly ever happens with licensed Lego sets. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on this one.


Lego Also Nets Marvel License!

July 20, 2011

I can’t believe it. Lego netted the Marvel and DC Comics licenses in one awesome swoop. Here is the press release and sources.

Two of the world’s most iconic brands are joining forces as The LEGO Group, world leader in high quality construction toys, and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a global character -based entertainment company, announced a wide ranging strategic licensing deal. Through the multi-year agreement starting as of January 1st, 2012, Marvel has granted LEGO Group the rights to develop a distinct Marvel branded construction toy collection — LEGO SUPER HEROES — which will bring the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO® build-and-play adventure. The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection’s initial construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters are scheduled to launch in May of 2012.

The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection will spotlight three Marvel franchises – Marvel’s The Avengers movie, and X-Men and Spider-Man classic characters. The LEGO Marvel’s The Avengers movie line brings such ever popular Marvel characters as Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Loki and Black Widow to LEGO minifigure form. The LEGO X-Men collection includes minifigure comic versions of Wolverine, Magneto, Nick Fury and Deadpool, while the LEGO Spider-Man sets offer minifigure comic versions of Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus. The first buildable characters in the LEGO SUPER HEROES collection are highlighted by Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man. Select figures will be unveiled in the LEGO booth (#2829) during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center July 21-24.

“Our partnership with Marvel helps us continue to deliver some of the best and most constructible Super Hero stories of all time,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We’re thrilled to partner with Marvel to create creative, constructive play sets for builders, fans and collectors alike.”

Joann Mclaughlin, Executive Vice President Toys & Hardlines, Marvel Entertainment, commented, “The partnership with LEGO Group furthers Marvel’s strategy to align our brand with the best in class leaders across various industries who have the global marketing expertise and distribution clout to stand out in the retail environment. This deal solidifies the already robust presence of our characters and the overall Marvel brand in the ever important toy category.”

The retail debut of the Marvel-inspired LEGO SUPER HEROES collection is timed to coincide with the highly anticipated Summer 2012 blockbuster movie release of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures feature film Marvel’s The Avengers.

The Fandom Post.