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FireStar Toys has recently started printing minifigs and other items and their latest creation, Mr Inkredible is a work of art. This incredible tattooed minifig is printed on front and back, on head, torso, legs and arms and looks fantastic.
We have one to give away to a lucky Brickset reader. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning it is to answer a simple question on our competition page by midnight Sunday.
Paul at FireStar says "Unlike many custom printed sellers, we’re not using a Roland UV printer. Our team of six, LEGO loving big kids, did the Pepsi challenge with several alternatives and despite being more expensive, we believe the system we choose produces an awesome level of quality on a wider range of parts and more flexibility in the design process."
Head over to FireStar Toys' website to see the range of custom printed items and to purchase Mr Inkredible if you don't want to leave it to luck.
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Once again the LEGO PR team has done a good job of spreading the news around about the SDCC exclusives, and Matthew has done a good job keeping up with it all and re-posting it here.
I've now added the items to the database so if you want to see everything you'll never own in one place, here's a list of all SDCC 2014 exclusive items.
If you go, and are able to secure some of the items, we'd very much appreciate better pictures for the database, so please get in touch, thank you.
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The news just keeps on coming...
MTV has revealed a new Star Wars set, based on the Rebels TV series, which will be on display at SDCC this week. The Wookiee Gunship contains 570-parts and will retail for $69.99 USD, available in stores from January 2015.
75084 Wookiee Gunship
Protect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees.
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Mark, editor of Blocks magazine, has just issued this press release:
With the monthly launch on the horizon, Blocks has begun assembling a team of experts to ensure the high quality expected is met.
The first big signing of the summer comes in the form of Brickset owner and LEGO guru, Huw Millington.
Huw is the brains behind Brickset, one of the world’s largest and most popular LUG websites. With over 18 years' experience in the industry and a wealth of knowledge on everything LEGO, Huw is an addition that will guarantee high quality every month.
Huw will be supplying articles and content each issue while also ensuring all pages are factually correct and delivering the right information. Huw will be working closely with editor Mark Guest under the title of consulting editor.
When asked about the appointment Mark said: "Huw is at the forefront of the UK LEGO scene and is certainly a key member of the global community. What Huw doesn’t know about the market probably isn’t worth knowing. After several conversations and some Wagamama’s ice cream I was in no doubt Huw was the man to help push Blocks forward in the right direction".
Mark has also informed us that there are several more big names about to be announced that will ensure all disciplines of LEGO have a voice of expertise in Blocks magazine.
Blocks goes monthly on October 23 and subscriptions are available at www.blocksmag.com.
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Jason and the team at Chowren Toys have lined up another great offer for Brickset readers:
"Our July 2014 Brickset promo is $3.99 for Friends polybag: 30102 Desk. All readers need do, is enter promo code: 30102BRSET at the check-out to receive this price. There are total of 500 units available and are limited to 50 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59pm (US West Coast time), Thursday July 31, 2014. Just like previous promotions, Brickset readers will need to have registered an account in our store before being able to use this code.
"All buyers please look over and read the notes in the shipping chart before you make your purchase. Please note this is an approximate shipping charge, but it shouldn't be too far off. As with previous promos, any over-charge on shipping will be refunded."
LEGO has unveiled the third SDCC Exclusive set, the LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (a bit of a mouthful - possibly the longest title for a LEGO set ever?).
It is to be released in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the franchise, and is aiming to inspire nostalgia with its classic Cadillac grill and tailfins. Two minifigures will be included, Batman and Robin dressed in their 'classic get-ups'.
The minifigures look to be the same as those featured in a Juniors set earlier in the year which should please minifigure completists. It would also seem to suggest that the Rocket minifigure in the Marvel SDCC exclusive set may find it's way into a retail set sooner or later.
See below for the packaging picture.
Update: FBTB have posted that the final exclusive minifigure to be given away at SDCC will be Zur-En-Arrh Batman. There's no photo yet but we'll let you know when one is revealed.
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LEGO has today published details of its largest presence ever at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC).
Fans will be welcomed to the LEGO booth by life-sized models, sneak previews of 2015 sets, opportunities for photographs and demonstrations of new content. As previously mentioned on Brickset there will also be a chance for visitors to win exclusive minifigures each day in addition to the SDCC exclusive sets that will also be on sale at the LEGO booth's shop. This year, for the first time fans will have access to a free build area that allows them to build and take home their own brick based heroes.
Michael McNally, LEGO Systems' senior brand relations director commented that this will be the LEGO Group's fourteenth year at SDCC, and that each year they see an increase in enthusiasm for LEGO from fans of all ages. “We’re thrilled to deliver a family friendly brand experience, punctuated by custom life-sized models, play opportunities, exclusives, collectibles and sneak peeks, that lets children and adult collectors celebrate their passion for properties and LEGO play together in one place.”
Highlights of the LEGO booth will include:
- A gallery of every Star Wars minifigure ever made
- A life size model of the Batcycle complete with sidecar
- The unveiling of a Hobbit set based on the third film, due out this Winter
Additionally, the Bard the Bowman minifigure previously mentioned, is to be given away on Thursday, and Unikitty on Sunday. If you're unable to get to SDCC you will still have a chance to win the minifigures by following @LEGO_Group on Twitter.
See below for the full details (organised by product category) of the participation of LEGO in SDCC 2014.
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