First look at LEGO exclusive for Comic Con 09

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The San Diego Comic Con is now less than a week away. Rumors are swirling at what the exclusive LEGO set (or sets) will be. I’ve heard from different sources that there are possibly three different sets going to be available this year.

This image was in the latest BrickMaster magazine as a teaser for the convention. They had a similar picture last year for the Indiana Jones set. Sadly, unless you got your tickets way early, the Comic Con has been sold out for the last three months. 😦

Comic Con exclusives have been a long standing tradition. There have only been three official LEGO Comic Con exclusives: the Indiana Jones and Star Wars Clone Wars ones last year, and the Batman and Joker exclusive three years ago.

The Batman and Joker exclusive is probably the hardest one to get since it was LEGO’s first Comic Con exclusive ever and they only made 250 to start with.

What makes it even more rare is the fact that it isn’t a set. It is more of a stylized diorama with a sound chip where you hear the Joker laughing.

Even if you are lucky enough to attend, it doesn’t guarantee you a set. Because they only make 500, LEGO has a lottery system in place. You put your hand in a box and if you are one of the people that gets the right ticket, you can buy the set. Both the Batman set and the Indiana Jones set were done like that. The Star Wars set was available for purchase by anyone last year. Even so, they still ended up with a few extras at the end that they took back to LEGOLAND because of the high price point and the fact that they had basically repackaged two older Clone War sets with just a few additional items.

LEGO is not the only company with the lottery system in place, many companies do this at Comic Con to more fairly distribute the ultra-rare sets and figurines that are available only that year.

You could actually say there have been four LEGO Comic Con exclusives, since there was a “scavenger hunt” at LEGO, DC, and Warner Brothers to get LEGO Batman and Joker minifigs in an exclusive box for the promotion of the LEGO Batman Video Game last year too.

I’ll be helping out at the LEGO booth once again, so if you do get to go, stop by. As I mentioned earlier, I know that there will be a life-sized LEGO Buzz Lightyear model on display.

There will also be a presentation done by both the BrickJournal at 10:30 am on Friday in Room 3 and DK Publishing for the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary Thursday at 1:30 pm in Room 8.

Apparently, DK Publishing will also be handing out nine LEGO minifig postcards:

DK will be giving away a total of nine Star Wars LEGO postcards as well as a folder that will hold them. In addition, they will be unveiling an exclusive minifigure that will be included with LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. While eight of the postcards depict multiple LEGO Star Wars minifigures, a ninth will include the exclusive new minifigure

I am getting super excited! 😀 Every year there is something new and different to see. If you’ve never gone, it is truly a unique and intense experience. If this is your first time going hold on to your wallets, it could be a financial hit. 😉

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2 Responses to “First look at LEGO exclusive for Comic Con 09”

  1. Louis Says:

    Hi,

    How much are they charging for the Lego exclusive sets this year?

    Thank you

    Louis

    • Mariann Asanuma Says:

      All the LEGO exclusives (all 7) are $50 each. Six of the seven you have to go in a raffle to get the chance to buy it.

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