Lego to do Marvel Range!!! - And Continue and Expand DC Range !!

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Lego to do Marvel Range!!! - And Continue and Expand DC Range !!

Post by Blaster on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:44 pm

From Lego's home Page
"LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel branded collection to launch in 2012, featuring heroes such as Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk

Two of the world's most iconic brands are joining forces as The LEGO Group, world leader in high quality construction toys, and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a global character -based entertainment company, announced a wide ranging strategic licensing deal. Through the multi-year agreement starting as of January 1st, 2012, Marvel has granted LEGO Group the rights to develop a distinct Marvel branded construction toy collection -- LEGO SUPER HEROES -- which will bring the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel's renowned universe to the world of LEGO® build-and-play adventure. The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection's initial construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters are scheduled to launch in May of 2012.

The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection will spotlight three Marvel franchises – Marvel’s The Avengers movie, and X-Men and Spider-Man classic characters. The LEGO Marvel’s The Avengers movie line brings such ever popular Marvel characters as Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Loki and Black Widow to LEGO minifigure form. The LEGO X-Men collection includes minifigure comic versions of Wolverine, Magneto, Nick Fury and Deadpool, while the LEGO Spider-Man sets offer minifigure comic versions of Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus. The first buildable characters in the LEGO SUPER HEROES collection are highlighted by Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man.

Select figures will be unveiled in the LEGO booth during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center July 21-24.

“Our partnership with Marvel helps us continue to deliver some of the best and most constructible Super Hero stories of all time,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We’re thrilled to partner with Marvel to create creative, constructive play sets for builders, fans and collectors alike.”

I really hope they do a series of just Minifigures like we get now but limited to Marvel or even Star Wars, DC, Poter and POTC.

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Re: Lego to do Marvel Range!!! - And Continue and Expand DC Range !!

Post by Blaster on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:49 pm

Details for DC range

Construction toys based on the universe of DC Comics super heroes slated for 2012

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) with DC Entertainment (DCE) and The LEGO Group has announced the extension of a successful partnership to translate some of the world’s most popular DC Comics Super Heroes into the world of LEGO® build-and-play adventures with LEGO DC Universe SUPER HEROES.

The multi-year licensing agreement grants the LEGO Group access to the entire library of DC Comics characters and stories to inspire LEGO building fun. Construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters and creatures inspired by the universe of DC Comics are slated to launch in January 2012.

The new LEGO DC Universe SUPER HEROES collection will feature 13 iconic super heroes in LEGO minifigure form, including: Batman™, Robin™, Catwoman™, The Joker, The Riddler™, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn™, Bane, Bruce Wayne, Superman™, Lex Luthor™ and Wonder Woman™.

Buildable characters will include Batman, The Joker and Green Lantern. Select figures will be on display in the LEGO booth (#2829) at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center July 21-24.

“We have enjoyed a successful, longstanding relationship with The LEGO Group and this agreement enables the vast universe of DC Comics to inspire an array of incredible offerings,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Fans of our legendary Super Heroes and villains will be delighted with the uniquely imaginative creations which only LEGO Group can create.”

The company will revisit their previous successful collections like LEGO BATMAN™ that also inspired the best-selling LEGO BATMAN: The Videogame, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which has sold more than 12 million units worldwide since its launch in 2008.

“Given the fan enthusiasm for previous LEGO BATMAN collections, we couldn’t be more thrilled to continue the build-and-play adventures with new LEGO BATMAN play sets and the addition of other DC Comics properties,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “This partnership gives builders a chance to recreate the characters, vehicles and worlds of some of the most iconic Super Heroes, so they can relive the action and even customize it – a proven and winning formula in LEGO construction.”

At San Diego Comic-Con, 2,500 exclusive Batman and Green Lantern LEGO minifigures will be distributed to kick off a promotion that will take place from August to December in advance of the launch.

Fans are encouraged to use their collectible minifigures and existing LEGO collections to create original LEGO DC Universe SUPER HEROES adventures through video, photography or illustration, then share their submissions on www.LEGOSUPERHEROES.com. Entrants have a chance to win monthly prizes or a grand prize trip to California for exclusive tours of Warner Bros. Studios, WB Animation and LEGOLAND® California.

I cannot wait for the range of Minifigs

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Post by Dabigfella on Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:20 pm

Yeah sounds excellent on both counts!

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Post by NiteOwl on Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:35 am

Sounds cool

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Post by Mahzian on Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:39 am

wow this was out of left field, wasn't expecting this at all (maybe Dark Knight Rises line but not this). Awesome news, can't wait!

edit - pics of minifigs here: http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=album&album=2011_San_Diego_Comic_Con%2FLego&dispsize=600&start=0

will be getting all of these, even big head iron man

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Post by Xenaphobia on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:18 am

Very nice. I don't know how I'll be able to resist picking up my favourite DC and Marvel super-heroes in the same style/scale/design.

I'll just need somewhere to put them, perhaps a Lego Hall of Justice and Avengers Mansion?

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Post by Mahzian on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:28 am

Xenaphobia wrote:I'll just need somewhere to put them, perhaps a Lego Hall of Justice and Avengers Mansion?

A Hall of Justice/Mansion playset would be so rad, I guess the good thing about Lego is if they don't release one of those you can easily make one! Last time I looked you could even build stuff with virtual bricks and order any bricks you used automatically, although it was pretty expensive if I remember right.

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Post by TheGoodDr on Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:05 am

Yeah Baby!

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Post by Mahzian on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:13 pm

update!

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=10&itemid=18068

lot's of batman reissues there, I'm not complaining though as I missed a few of those! here's hoping they branch out into more hero sets, I have a feeling that Lex one is going to fly off the shelf...

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Post by TheGoodDr on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:18 pm

Very cool Smile

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Post by Xenaphobia on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:44 pm

Nice, although the only one that really interests me is the Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor set.

I'm hanging out for some cool playsets like the Batcave - Fortress of Solitude, Daily Planet, Paradise Island/Themyscira, Arkham Asylum, etc. And of course, the aforementioned Hall of Justice.

Then again, those "display boxes" that someone found in Big W for the blind-bagged Lego figures would also probably work well for display purposes - IF they ever sell the heroes and villains individually (which is probably unlikely when they know they can force people to buy entire sets just for a lone Wonder Woman or Martian Manhunter).

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Post by Jor-El on Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:00 pm

Didn't even know these existed. Will have to keep a look out for the Superman stuff.

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Post by Gevaudin on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:40 am

That Thor is pretty awesome. Very Happy

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Post by awe on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:46 am

That Hulk needs some work. Thought they might have based him on the Troll from Castle but looking closer it looks like he's from scratch.

Aparently the DC Universe range have started showing up now. Keen for the Fun House and Lex's Power Suit sets.

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Post by awe on Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:31 am

Oh ok. He's all good.


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Post by TheGoodDr on Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:29 am

That is fricken' sweeet!

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