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Announced At San Diego Comic-Con: The Art of the Brick: DC Comics Exhibition By Nathan Sawaya

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), on behalf of DC Entertainment, announced that the first venue to host the worldwide tour of the new The Art of the Brick: DC Comics exhibition will be Sydney, Australia’s Powerhouse Museum, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Created by artist Nathan Sawaya, the contemporary art exhibition takes on the breadth and depth of the characters and stories from DC Comics’ 80-year history with large-scale sculptures of Super Heroes and Super-Villains made entirely out of millions of LEGO bricks.

Fans at San Diego Comic-Con tonight were given a behind-the-scenes glimpse at several sculptures to be showcased at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, including interpretations of Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman during the “DC Comics Meets LEGO Art” panel. Renowned comic book artist and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee, joined Sawaya to celebrate the convergence of the world’s greatest Super Heroes with one of the world’s most popular toy.

Sawaya and Lee, along with the help of the fans in the packed panel room, collaborated live on a brand new Batmobile design that Sawaya will now create out of LEGO bricks in his Los Angeles art studio.  The LEGO Batmobile sculpture will debut along side more than 100 works of art in Sydney when the exhibition opens this November.

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“We are thrilled to launch The Art of the Brick: DC Comics at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, continuing our history of working with premier cultural institutions as part of our successful touring exhibition business,” said Brad Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We know fans in Australia and around the world will enjoy Nathan’s artistic interpretations of DC Comics’ famous Super Heroes, Super-Villains and more as they come to life through LEGO bricks.”

 “The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will have a hugely receptive audience in Sydney, Australia’s cultural and artistic hub. The NSW Government is proud to partner in bringing Nathan Sawaya’s new exhibition to our Harbour City, and we look forward to welcoming the many visitors who will be drawn to its larger-than-life displays,” said New South Wales Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres.

“This new exhibition continues the Powerhouse Museum’s strong tradition of exploring contemporary culture through art and design and we are delighted to be the exclusive Australian venue on this tour,” said MAAS Director, Rose Hiscock.  “We are thrilled to be the first to showcase Nathan’s new collection.”

“The Powerhouse Museum is a legendary venue and the ideal location to kick-off the global tour, said Sawaya, artist and founder of The Art of the Brick.  “Fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite Super Heroes and Super-Villains in an immersive environment customized for the art.”

Throughout a series of galleries, The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will showcase Sawaya’s interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout the DC Comics mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil.

The exhibition will stay true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya’s original touring exhibition, which encourage inspiration, education and participation

The international tour of The Art of the Brick: DC Comics will begin in November in Sydney, followed by venues in additional major cities around the globe. To register for ticket pre-sales at the Powerhouse Museum, visit: http://maas.museum.

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LEGO DC Super Heroes Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice New Batmobile Set To Be On Display At San Diego Comic Con

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The LEGO DC Super Heroes Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice New Batmobile set will be on display at Comic-Con International: San Diego in July, and will be available for purchase beginning January 1, 2016.

The set will include 306 pieces, two “stud shooters” and opening doors, a new Batman minifigure based on his appearance in the film, two more still unnamed characters and another vehicle. The set will be priced at $29.99.

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LEGO Announces Ferrari F40 Due In August 2015

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LEGO has officially announced the latest addition to the LEGO Creator line, the Ferrari F40 (10248). This set has 1,158 pieces and will retail for $89.99.

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Experience the iconic Ferrari F40 firsthand, with sleek aerodynamic lines, vented, hinged rear hatch, opening doors and detailed interior.

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Get up close to one of the world’s greatest supercars—the Ferrari F40! This awesome LEGO Creator Expert replica of the iconic sports car with its sleek aerodynamic lines, distinctive rear spoiler and racing-red bodywork is packed with authentic brick-built details, including pop-up headlights, side air intakes and a vented rear hatch that opens to reveal a twin-turbocharged, 90-degree V8 engine! Open the doors and you’ll discover complete authenticity, right down to the crafted cabled door handles, steering wheel with Ferrari logo and 2 red racing seats, while under the hood you’ll find a luggage compartment and tools. A special windscreen element with printed A-pillars and custom-made, molded rim inserts with sturdy, road-gripping tires add the final touches to this intricately designed model, a must-have for all Ferrari fans!

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Features an array of brick-built details, including a hinged, vented rear hatch, detailed twin-turbocharged, 90 degree V8 engine with quick release function, opening doors and hood with luggage compartment and tools, pop-up headlights, cabled door handles, windscreen element with printed A-pillars, steering wheel with Ferrari logo, 2 red racing seats and custom-made, molded rim inserts.

– Includes 1158 assorted LEGO elements
– Racing-red color scheme!
– Lift the vented rear hatch to reveal the detailed V8 engine
– Open the doors to access the detailed, authentic interior
– Ferrari F40 measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (27cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning August 2015 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores or via phone.

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LEGO To Give Away Arsenal Minifigure At San Diego Comic Con

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LEGO has revealed another minifigure that they will be giving away at SDCC, Arsenal (aka Roy Harper) from Arrow.

1,500 of them will be available on Thursday, July 9th. Convention attendees will have to register at the Pavilion Terrace of San Diego Convention Center, and then hope that they’re selected.

Comic-Con International will be held July 8-12 in San Diego.

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LEGO Announces Exclusive SDCC 2015 DC Action Comics #1 Set

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Today LEGO announced its third exclusive set for SDCC 2015, the DC Action Comics #1 Superman set recreating Superman’s first appearance in 1938 as illustrated by Joe Shuster.

The set includes one Superman minifigure who is depicted lifting a bright green classic car!

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This desirable set will contain 145 pieces and retail for $39.99. SDCC attendees can draw a ticket at the Pavilion Terrace (outside the Sails Pavilion) and if they pull a winning ticket, then they can go to the LEGO Booth #2829 in Hall D and purchase this item.

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Toys R Us Offers Free Mini LEGO Jurassic World Gate Build Event On June 20, 2015

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Get ready for colossal fun on Saturday June 20, 2015 at Toys R Us! Keep the dinosaurs inside the park when you come in store to Make & Take a free mini LEGO Jurassic World Gate!

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at all Toys R Us locations, kids ages 5 and up are welcomed to build a mini Lego Jurassic World gate and then take it home, free of charge.

More details are HERE.

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LEGO Announces San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Star Wars Mini Dagobah Set

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Another exclusive San Diego Comic Con LEGO set was revealed today, the LEGO Star Wars Mini Dagobah set. It will have 177 pieces and will retail for $39.99 at the LEGO booth #2829. The set features the iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back on Dagobah and features a mini X-wing and Yoda’s hut as well as a mini Luke and Yoda.

One thing that is new at SDCC 2015 is that fans must pick up a ticket at the Pavilion Terrace which is like a raffle. This is definitely a nice change since we don’t have to rush down to the exhibit hall when the doors open. The LEGO Star Wars Dagobah set joins the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Throne of Ultron set.

Here are the rules:

Winning ticket required for purchase. You must first enter the drawing by picking up a ticket and then attendees go to the LEGO booth to redeem their ticket if they have a winning ticket and purchase the set at the LEGO booth. The LEGO booth will be located in Hall D, booth #2829. Ticket Drawing Location: Pavilion Terrace (Upper level outside Sails Pavilion). Attendees must first enter the main Convention Center entrance from the line at the front of the main building. Entry to the LEGO retail drawing at the Sails Pavilion will be from this line. Depending on the crowds, this line may start moving as early as 7:00am until supplies last. Location includes multiple stairs. ADA attendees with mobility issues should go to the lobby B doors and use the glass elevators for access to the Sails Pavilion. They will be let up to the Sails Pavilion at the same time as the rest of the attendees. Attendee badges only and one drawing per person, per day.

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LEGO Reveals SDCC Exclusive Sam Wilson Captain America Figure

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LEGO has added one more item to the list of must-have exclusives from Comic-Con International: the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Sam Wilson Captain America minifigure.

However, you won’t simply be able to walk up to the LEGO booth and buy it. The limited-edition figure is one of the toymaker’s giveaways; winners will be drawn each day during the July 8-12 convention.

This minifigure joins the previously announced “Throne of Ultron” playset on the list of LEGO.

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ThinkGeek Build On Brick Bookends

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ThinkGeek has just launched these Build on Brick Bookends. The set of two bookends have an exterior building surface that are compatible with many construction bricks including LEGO. They also have metal slides for under the books for more stability.

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You can now order them HERE and the set of two will go for $19.99. Important Note: Build-On Brick Bookends do not come with any bricks.

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WALL-E LEGO Ideas Set Due In December 2015

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Here are the official images of the new LEGO Ideas WALL-E (21303) set. The set was designed by Angus MacLane who also worked on the Pixar film and his project on LEGO Ideas garnered enough support in the eyes of fans as well as LEGO to have this set be produced.

LEGO WALL-E is scheduled to be released in December 2015 and has a retail price of $39.99.

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