News from the San Diego Comic Con 2012: Exclusives, Sets, Cartoons and...
Along with news on upcoming sets and shows, ign.com has revealed the LEGO Booth calendar for this year's San Diego Comic-Con as well as the Exclusive LEGO Giveaways. LEGO is giving away 4 promotional figures this year: Marvel Venom, Marvel Phoenix, DC Shazam and DC Bizarro. There will be 1,000 of each figure available and winners will also qualify for a chance to win other special prizes such as LEGO Batcaves autographed by (my favorite comic book artist ever) Jim Lee!
Here are some other great tidbits that jumped out at me:
- A whole line of Hobbit sets will be released in December
- Visitors to SDCC12 will get a sneak peek at one of these new Hobbit sets
- Visitors to SDCC12 will be able to build their own Bilbo Baggins minifigure via a scavenger hunt
- Cartoon Network will be airing LEGO Lord of the Rings short videos
- Visitors to SDCC12 will get a preview of the 2013 DC and MARVEL Superheroes minifigures
- Visitors to SDCC12 will get a sneak peek of a new 2013 Star Wars set....THE RANCOR PIT!
- There will be 20 new Star Wars sets for 2013
- Ninjago is noted as being, "one of the most successful LEGO play themes ever"
Am I the only one kicking myself for not attending this year? I just don't think my wallet can handle any more great LEGO news. :o)
Update: Our friends over at FBTB have the entire LEGO Press Release posted for the San Diego 2012 Comic Con. Additionally, FBTB will be attending the show and posting pictures so keep checking back!
Update 2: LEGO has released a picture of The Rancor Pit! Thanks to Forum user jawapez for the link.