Monday, July 30, 2012

Danger room

Stuart Delahay built this microscale version of the X-Men practicing in the Danger Room. Be sure to follow the link to see all the details.



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Batpod

George G was inspired by the Dark Knight Rises to build this great Batpod.


Monday, July 23, 2012

No sleep tonight

My little boy likes Spider-Man cartoons, and so when he saw a commercial for the movie he was excited, but I think if we went he'd end up like the kid in 74louloute's scene.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More from Comic-Con

Oh, just a bit more from Comic-Con, the LEGO booth featured an interactive mosaic where attendees added pieces throughout the day, resulting in a Super Heroes image:




There was also a free build mosaic wall. Given the setting, it's unsurprising that several of the additions were comic-themed.
The LEGO booth also featured some works we'd seen before at last year's NYC Comic-Con, the Hulk and Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman sculptures:



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sawaya at (well, near) Comic-Con

In conjunction with Comic-Con, DC sponsored an art show in the Gas Lamp district of San Diego with the theme "Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism". This was to raise money for Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps. Nathan Sawaya was among the featured artists. I assume that these are his work, though the article I found did not give specific attributions to the different artists.




I found some more pics. The Superman and Green Lantern are definitely Nathan Sawaya - He made those last year and I featured them here.



Monday, July 16, 2012

Wrap up of official news

Okay, if you read other sites like FBTB, Brickset and Brick Heroes, none of this is new, but I wanted to collect together various official news, some from this past weekend and other older news.

Figs revealed The big Super Heroes reveal at Comic Con was the set of minifigs for 2013. Ace from FBTB got a series of hi-res images:








Of those I'm most excited about Dr. Doom, along with the Joker and Magneto one of the top three villains in all of comic book history, IMO. He does have a bit of a goofy face, though, which is annoying. Aquaman is also great because he lets me finish up the original Super Friends (I'm a child of 70's Saturday morning cartoons). Now if only they would make Marvin, Wendy and Wonder Dog. Heck, I'd even settle for the Wonder Twins. ;) Nick Fury is probably the other most-missed character of these so far, though I'm sure that people will be excited about Bane with the release of Dark Knight Rises (more on that below). Oh, here you can also see the figs in all of their ABS glory at Comic-Con (follow the link for more).



Spidey set I know, this is old news, but August 1 is the release date for 6873, Spider-Man's Doc Oc Ambush. Most notable, IMO, for the relatively obscure Iron Fist (I know, he's on that cartoon, so he's not obscure to today's kids).



Movie news Batman and Superman are set to make appearances in the 2014 movie LEGO: Piece of Resistance. No idea if they will be major figures, but I'm assuming these will be more cameos. I'll bet LEGO ties a lot of merchandising into this movie.

Man of Steel LEGO announced that they will release sets to go along with next year's Man of Steel.

Dark Knight Rises LEGO announced that they will NOT release sets to go along with this years Dark Knight Rises. However, the Bane and Commissioner Gordon figs displayed at Comic-Con seem to suggest otherwise.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Iron Man

Again, I'm not sure of the builder (Brandon something?), but this Iron Man was also at BrickWorld.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

ComicCon exclusive figs

I was going to wait until tomorrow to cover LEGO Super Heroes at San Diego ComicCon, but all four of the giveaway figs have now surfaced. If you're lucky enough to be at ComicCon tomorrow, be sure to get your hands on these if at all possible. I'll follow up tomorrow with other official news as it comes out, and also a few things I've passed over so far. Also, note that LEGO and Tongal.com are teaming up to sponsor contests to create videos for Marvel and DC heroes. Prizes include thousands of dollars of cash and VIP trips to ComicCon NYC. Tongal released a video featuring the new figs to promote the contest.







And more mosaics

These mosaics were also at BrickWorld (I don't know the builder or builders). I particularly like the Ghost Rider one.