Posts Tagged ‘Clone Wars’

Building Jack Sparrow

May 12, 2011

Master Model Builder Erik Varszegi talks about how a life-size model is built.

Erik has created many other life-sized sculptures during his tenure at LEGO such as Woody and Buzz from Toy Story, Capitan Rex of Star Wars: Clone Wars, and Batman.

LEGO San Diego Comic Con 2010 Exclusives

July 17, 2010

The rumor of yesterday’s post is in fact now a fact: Five of Angus Maclane’s fun and funky Star Wars CubeDudes will be this year’s LEGO Comic Con Exclusive. 😀

Not only is there an image of them in the latest issue of Toyfair Magazine, but none other than Angus himself confirmed it on his Facebook page.

This will be the first time LEGO has ever offered a built and guled model, much less a CubeDude model, at Comic Con. Up until now they have all been either set or minifigure exclusives. You can read the entire press release at FBTB.

The CubeDudes will most likely be offered through a raffle ticket process where only those with the “winning” tickets get the chance to purchase the exclusive. This is a pretty standard way of offering low-quantity exclusives at Comic Con. As there are five, it will probably be one per day like last year. The 2009 exclusives were $50 each, pretty steep for three minifigs in a box, but there you are. There were 300 of the daily exclusives last year, no word on the amount made or the price point for this year’s. Also, Angus will be on hand both Friday and Saturday for an hour signing his models.

2010 LEGO Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank and Hoth Wompa Cave Sets

February 10, 2010

Wired.com brings us hi-res images of two of the newest 2010 LEGO Star Wars sets from New York’s Toy Fair.

8098 Clone Turbo Tank $120 USD

8089 Hoth Wampa Cave

I’m pretty happy with the Wampa, although it reminds me a lot of the Rock Raiders cave monster from years past. What is it with LEGO making monsters that have ridiculously long arms?

With the Wampa and the Taun-taun now a reality the only important Classic Star Wars animal that is missing is the Rancor. Yet another long-armed monster. 😀

On a totally unrelated note, there are finally clear images of two of the upcoming Disney Toy Story 3 sets now on Eurobricks.com

TT Games Announces Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars

February 8, 2010

It’s official, there will soon be a third LEGO Star Wars Video Game.

Based on the popular Cartoon Network animated TV series. The game is set for Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, DS, and PC this fall. The company promises characters from both seasons of the series, along with cameos from the movie characters. TT is working to make this game an improvement over previous installments with an enhanced level builder, Jedi and Separatist factions, and new attacks and abilities.

“LucasArts is an amazing partner, and working with them on the next iteration of the Lego Star Wars continues to be a great experience,” said TT Games director Tom Stone in the press release. “The team at TT is working hard at making this simply the best Lego game ever with all new gameplay and features never before seen in a Lego game.”

Via www.1up.com

Now although Clone Wars isn’t my most favorite of the Star Wars universe, I’m always a fan of the Traveler’s Tales LEGO Video Games. 🙂

Of course, I’m falling a tad behind on the games, since I’ve yet to get a PS3, Wii or Xbox. But I’ll catch up one of these days. 😉

The Quest for R2-D2

August 31, 2009

This originally premiered on August 28th on Cartoon Network. There is also a tie-in online game at LEGO.com

The movie is cute, even if it is for Clone Wars instead of the original trilogy. (Sorry to all the Clone War fans out there, I’m more old school. 😉 )

More LEGO Comic Con News

July 17, 2009

Ace from FBTB.net has posted the latest LEGO press release.

LEGO® BRAND INVADES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

5 foot tall Buzz Lightyear and life size Star Wars™ Captain Rex made completely of LEGO® bricks among the highlights at the LEGO Booth –

WHAT:
Broadcast your Comic-Con coverage live from the showroom floor – the LEGO Booth showcases large scale LEGO models, interactive building experiences, sneak peek looks at new products, exclusive sets for sale and much more!

VISUALS:
— First ever look at the LEGO minifigures from the upcoming Toy Story and Prince of
Persia building sets

— 5’ 6” tall LEGO Buzz Lightyear

— 10th Anniversary LEGO Star Wars™ contests and background

— Life size Star Wars™ Captain Rex

— Never before seen LEGO products, including the new LEGO Star Wars™ Tantive IV starship

— BIONICLE mural build

— LEGO Playtables

— And more!

WHERE:
San Diego Convention Center – Booth 2829
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

LEGO
BOOTH

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, July 23 –
Saturday, July 25 – 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday, July 26 – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

LEGO
EVENT SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 22:

Unveiling of the new LEGO Star Wars™ Tantive IV starship

Unveiling of 5 foot 6 inch Buzz Lightyear Model

Unveiling of new LEGO minifigures from Toy Story and Prince of Persia sets

Saturday, July 25

Michael Dorn, voice of Mata Nui in the upcoming BIONICLE Direct to Video Movie, onsite,
signing autographs (12pm – 2pm)

LEGO seems to be doing a lot more at Comic Con this year than in years past. They’ve never had a celebrity at the booth before. I’m pretty excited to see what the Toy Story and Prince of Persia sets will be like too. 🙂

First look at LEGO exclusive for Comic Con 09

July 17, 2009

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. 😉