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Comic Con 2010 Thursday and Friday

July 23, 2010

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Before I say anything else I have to just say — yes, that is what you think, and yes, it is real!

From my sources I got confirmation that that is an official LEGO Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean! Now if you were paying attention earlier when LEGO canceled the regular Pirates line while at the same time announcing the LEGO/Disney relationship all you had to do was put two and two together. This prototype model was leaked into the Prince of Persia display as a sneak peek of this new line. No word on when it will come out but I would have to guess that it would be June of next year, about a month before the movie will be released.

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Here you can see the built CubeDudes of the Comic Con exclusive set. The models are pretty cute, my only complaint is the $75 price and the very thin cardboard box. Angus MacLane, father of the CubeDude movement, was there today signing. He’s a pretty cool guy. I’ve met him before at Bricks by the Bay and have chatted with him online many times, but it’s always nice to talk to him in person. 🙂

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Not only is there a raffle to buy the CubeDudes but there is also a drawing for a custom display case with three Boba Fetts — White Boba, Gold Boba, and Silver Boba. This is the one I forgot to snap a shot of before.

Although I usually stay away from mentioning Mega Blocks at all I had to post this, their attempt at model building.
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I have seen models by them before in New York’s Times Square Toys R Us. And I was equally unimpressed with those models. The Halo fig and the Iron Man Bust seem rather blocky (pardon the pun) and about twenty years behind LEGO in design quality.

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On a totally unrelated note Joe Meno of BrickJournal had his panel yesterday. It was really well presented and well attended. Jim Foulds (LEGO), Jonathan Bender (LEGO a Love Story), Brandon Griffith, and Nathan Sawaya made up the panel.

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Attending the BrickJournal panel was Gabriel Cuevas, a huge LEGO fan and aspiring Model Builder, who created a LEGO Comic Con shirt using the brick baseplate t-shirt

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Today, with the BrickJournal Panel behind him, Joe Meno is letting himself have a little fun with the Staro mask I found for him. 😀

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Another random LEGO find was the Brick Testament books at the Quirk Books Booth.

Its been a pretty crazy couple of days and there are still two days to go. Now I’ve got to go to bed so I can wake at the insane hour of 3 am to get decent parking tomorrow.

BrickMagic — A new 2010 LEGO Festival

January 1, 2010

I just found out from Joe Meno about a brand new LEGO convention that will be held on Mother’s Day weekend (May 6-9, 2010) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Presented by TwoMorrows Inc. and BrickJournal Magazine there isn’t too much info on this new LEGO Festival yet, but I’ll be keeping tabs on it. 😉

Registration costs $50, and entitles you to display space at the convention, which will be allocated by the event organizers based on the size, complexity, and audience appeal of your MOC(s) and the requirements of our floor plan. Other Exhibitor benefits include:

* Access to Exhibitor-only presentations and workshops
* Eligibility for door prizes donated by LEGO and other sponsors
* A goodie bag filled with special LEGO-related surprises
* Admission to a private sale event at the local LEGO retail store

Pre-registered Exhibitors take part in a private convention on Thursday and Friday. In addition to providing time for Exhibitors to assemble their creations for the Public to see on Saturday and Sunday, there are classes, presentations and roundtable discussions by AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) and plenty of opportunities to basically have a great time celebrating the hobby we all love with other like-minded builders. There will be LEGO representatives on hand as well, so you can tell them what the company is doing well (and not so well), and help them guide the direction of LEGO’s output. A complete Convention schedule will be posted here prior to the event.

Exhibitor registration deadline for BrickMagic 2010 is April 15, and your registration fee must be paid in full by that date or space will be forfeited. There will be no refunds for any cancellations after that date.

Still no word on what presentations or vendors will be there, but it is still early. On the home page it does have the scheduled highlights:

* Meet professional LEGO builder NATHAN SAWAYA, and help him assemble an incredible LEGO structure!
* See a huge hall filled with custom Lego creations by top AFOLs (“Adult Fans of Lego”) from around the country!
* Participate in workshops on building techniques and making custom minifigures!
* View animated Lego films running continuously both days!
* Watch a robotics competition by First® Lego® League teams from area schools!
* Build a special Lego Mother’s Day rose for your mom!
* Cheer for the Great Lego Boat Race, and see presentations on Mindstorms, creating LEGO Mosaics, and more!

So if you are looking for something LEGO oriented to do in May, take a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina and join in on the fun of BrickMagic. 😀

San Diego Comic Con 2009 — Thursday

July 24, 2009

Okay, I was planning on posting last night, but I was a little (well actually a lot) tired. For those who haven’t been, Comic Con can be intense!!!!

Well, LEGO premiered the new Toy Story and Prince of Persia minifigs.

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No price points or official release dates yet, and sorry about the poor quality of some of the photos, its a little hard to get a good shot through the display case. You can see better pictures at FBTB.net

As I also mentioned, two of my models are on display this year at the TwoMorrows Publishing booth — publisher of BrickJournal. I have my LEGO Batman Mosaic and my Comic Con logo on display. I was given permission from Comic Con to create their logo.

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LEGO also has SEVEN Comic Con exclusives this year! They are all Star Wars related, because it is the tenth anniversary of LEGO Star Wars. There are two micro ships for the BrickMaster exclusive (you have to go in a raffle to get the “chance” to buy it), sorry I haven’t taken a picture yet. There are six sets of 3 Star Wars minifigures — one exclusively for each day of the Con (also a raffle), and one that is available the whole Convention. They are all $50 each. A little pricey for my personal taste, but they are selling like hot cakes!

For the first time at Comic Con, LEGO is having a building event. That was the project I was working on today with fellow Model Builder Mark. It is a mystery mosaic build (sorry no picture yet). I know what it is, but I’m not telling. 😉

On the video game front, Warner Brothers is premiering LEGO Rock Band!

I still haven’t gotten to play the game yet, but from what I’ve seen, I really want the game!

DK Publishing also had their LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary panel today where they officially announced the ceremonial Luke minifig. I’ll get a picture up soon.

That’s all for now, I have to get up really early (4am) to get decent parking. I’ll try for some more pictures and more updates tomorrow.