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LEGO at SDCC 2015

Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 654
Well it's almost that time.  Perhaps I am a little early in posting this but as they say at the Monster Truck shows "we will sell you the whole seat, but you will only need the edge"

That's right boys and girls, I am excited, as per usual.

Has anyone heard anything yet or have any ideas as to what Lego will be unveiling this year.
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  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Time for sdcc hoth han with chrome sausage 1/200.
    Pitfall69SumoLegomatticus_brickschuckpGoldchainsbobabricksVortexAdeelZubair
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,392
    I'm so excited for Superhero figure I want but I can never own (said sarcastically)

    thenosmadforLEGO
  • suprajamessuprajames UK SussexMember Posts: 366
    Not totally on topic but I am really hoping for even a small Lego presence at the London Comic Con this weekend, but don't think they have bothered, SD is a bit far for me to travel.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    *Praying for no SDCC Superheroes* As much as I love them, they are wallet destroyers year in year out, especially 2013. But if they do, I surely hope for large count numbers this year like >2,000 of each.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,410
    I like that the Exclusives are packaged like Action Figures. That is what turned me on to them.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,341
    edited May 2015
    I think LEGO realized in 2013 that having 200/350 of each exclusive just isn't a good, viable marketing campaign. 

    I believe it's reasonable too expect them too have approximately the same number and variety (not just SH) as last year. Which would mean numbers at or above 1,500 across several themes. With the new Star Wars movie coming out, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a SW exclusive minifigure, along with a mix of Super Heroes and one other theme.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^An exclusive SW fig will still do me in. Why can't they go with an Exclusive Chima or Agents fig this year? =P
    sidersddchuckpLostInTranslationMojoest
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,392
    I liked the Target Cubes for exclusive SH figures. Not too hard to get a hold of. Still want an easy to get Bizarro
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,410
    If they are going to have a Star Wars exclusive,  I highly doubt it will be from The Force Awakens. Official release of any merchandise is in early September. 
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,410
    I believe it will be Superheroes exclusives. At least one will be from the new Avengers movie probably. I am just guessing of course.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,148
    Scraggly Old Han.
    gmonkey76andhe
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,392
    Star Wars would be neat as it would be a throw back to the sneak preview figures.....though again I wish something like that would be more readily available than at a comic con.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,185
    Less than 50 days until SDCC! Definitely not too early to speculate and complain about what will happen at the Lego booth. The past 4 years have been exciting and frustrating for hardcore Lego superhero fans. Historically we won't get any real information until the week of the event.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Last year was funny with the "Good Cop/Bad Cop" iPad stations. Standing in line you can watch each person's face change from nervous to joy or disappointment. But it sucked to see the youngest ones got Bad Cop pop up.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    I feel an Agent Coulson fig coming.
    Mojoestchuckp
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    I'm hoping they don't have super heroes anything at sdcc. Save some money this year. Esp with the bat pod coming
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    I didn't get tickets this year!  :'( :'( :'( 
    I've been to comic con every year for over 20 years, some people would say "good thing you don't get to go, give someone else a shot" But I feel like I'm missing tradition...
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,343
    Not totally on topic but I am really hoping for even a small Lego presence at the London Comic Con this weekend, but don't think they have bothered, SD is a bit far for me to travel.
    While I too would like that, I don't see it happening while there are at least 3 conventions that compete for the main London crowd, I know MCM were clever enough to rebrand as London Comic Con and have generally had similar logos and branding to SDCC and NYCC, but in my opinion they aren't the best of the conventions (mainly due to ridiculous over crowding) - it could happen in the future, but I think it'll be quite a while before it does.

    I've been told by a guy who sells at various conventions that the best of the American ones from his perspective was NYCC - just because New York (as a city) is a lot better equipped than San Diego for a massive influx of people. Not that San Diego can't take the people but NY has a lot more travel connections and more (and wider varied)  hotels etc. Shame LEGO don't do NYCC any more!
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,877
    edited May 2015
    I'm curious if there'll be any Bionicle exclusive items like there were at NYCC last year. That event was obviously a special case because the LEGO Group normally doesn't devote their entire presence to one theme, but it still wouldn't entirely surprise me if they devoted some attention to Bionicle this time around.

    One LEGO-related thing we do know about this year's SDCC is that Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will be promoting their new LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Friends, and LEGO Bionicle graphic novels at their booth (source).

    Something that definitely makes for an interesting turn of events is that last year, NYCC actually surpassed SDCC in its overall number of attendees. So perhaps LEGO might plan a more modest presence at SDCC this year so they can save more of their promotional budget for NYCC.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,343
    ^I'd forgotten about the Bionicle presence at NYCC last year. 
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,185
    yys4u said:
    I didn't get tickets this year!  :'( :'( :'( 
    I've been to comic con every year for over 20 years, some people would say "good thing you don't get to go, give someone else a shot" But I feel like I'm missing tradition...
    Sorry to hear. It was nice to finally meet face to face last year. The event has gotten exponentially popular the past few years. You could easily buy tickets as recently as 5 years ago, which was when I got into my first SDCC, but since then it has been a lottery. I fortunately got tickets so I am going to enjoy this years like its my last.
    yys4u
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Shib said:
    ^I'd forgotten about the Bionicle presence at NYCC last year. 
    I'd forgotten about Bionicle.
    ShibPitfall69GoldchainsmadforLEGORainstorm26
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,003
    I'd love them to do a really bad SH exclusive. Isn't it Robin's 75th Anniversary this year? They could do an existing Robin minifig holding a cupcake.

    Just to see the complaints from people - this is crap, but I just HAVE to pay $500 for it to be complete. :-)
    SithLord196GoldchainsTheBigLegoski
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 635
    Watch them do an exclusive Lego dimension pack.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,513
    dragon114 said:
    Watch them do an exclusive Lego dimension pack.
    That is a good point, they will probably be hyping Dimensions big time.
  • MojoestMojoest UKMember Posts: 474
    edited May 2015
    ^ Will be getting closer to its release too by then.

    Other than the stupid cost (although in a way that's part of the draw of getting them too if you see what I mean), I quite like the Exclusives, (well other than the 2013 ones as they are just a bit too much £££). There are some excellent mainstream figs out there, but having such a rare item(s) as part of a collection really appeals to me.

    That said, no more than two SH figs again this year please!
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,664
    I really hope there isn't an exclusive for: Simpsons, Marvel/DC movies, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters or Back To The Future.
    Drmnez
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,003
    Adzbadboy said:
    I really hope there isn't an exclusive for: Simpsons, Marvel/DC movies, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters or Back To The Future.
    I'm going to go with:
    Simpsons, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters or Back To The Future - unlikely

    with a Marvel/DC highly likely (although probably not directly linked to the movies)
    vitreolum
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    edited May 2015
    I'm not going to make it but my friend is and he is going to pick up some Lego exclusives for me. ;)
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    Is there really any speculation that there are going to be superheroes at a comic book convention? 

    My money personaly would be on a comic costume Antman if they are going with a semi-film tie-in

    Or perhaps Wasp since she is the only founding Avenger without at least one fig. I know she isn't in a movie but whatever (It is Disney- it's tough for them to have female characters that arnt damsel in distress princesses)
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,956
    I'm putting my money on some exclusive LEGO Dimensions set.
    DrmnezLostInTranslationGoldchains
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    edited May 2015
    I'll take that bet
    You have to wonder how the programming would work for that
    It would take a good amount of extra work to make something into a digital game piece 
    It isn't  just throwing together a few blocks (or even ones with exclusive prints) 
    Would it really be worth the extra effort for just a few people to be able to have when more then a few won't even be opened to be played with?
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 654
    I am hoping for at least one Super Hero, it can be from Marvel or DC for all I care.

    I am counting on something for the Star Wars line up too.  Either way, I will be in on both those genres.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,003
    It should be relatively easy to do limited dimensions content. A game character is just a graphic texture mapping. Games have allowed you to change the clothes of characters for years. If they have the print design for an exclusive minifig, then they could just map that onto an existing game.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,392
    CCC said:
    It should be relatively easy to do limited dimensions content. A game character is just a graphic texture mapping. Games have allowed you to change the clothes of characters for years. If they have the print design for an exclusive minifig, then they could just map that onto an existing game.
    That would make sense.... maybe a character in a different outfit or color scheme....Red Benny, Western Emmet.....Batman in a different suit (cause you know...he's Batman)
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,160
    I think an exclusive Dimensions pack is possible, but I also think Lego should offer at least the digital content side of it for sale as DLC. 

    Those that get the exclusive get the figure/set and the content, while all others that own the game still get access to the content at least (albeit for a small price).

    Just a thought on it. 
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    The rumour for this years sdcc is a chrome lobot.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,341
    B0SSK said:
    The rumour for this years sdcc is a chrome lobot.
    I don't believe anything you say anymore ;)
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  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418
    edited May 2015
    CCC said:
    I'd love them to do a really bad SH exclusive. Isn't it Robin's 75th Anniversary this year? They could do an existing Robin minifig holding a cupcake.
    Just to see the complaints from people - this is crap, but I just HAVE to pay $500 for it to be complete. :-)
    I don't know if Robin would do the trick?! Banana Man might:

    ps.
    How many of you who visit SDCC also dress up for it in cosplay? If you do, do they let you in for free?

    ricecakeRenny
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,003
    I'd love a Bananaman fig. 
    pharmjodSumoLego
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418
    Yes that would indeed be a funny minifig. A bananaman similar to the hotdogman would also be hilarious.
    Kinda like Stewie in his banana-suit:


  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,912
    Heck, the entire Fruit of the Loom gang would be fun. The possibilities for that type of mini are great!
    SumoLego
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,313
    With Marvel, I just hope its none of the characters I have put into my Lego Ideas project, & that its either characters I'm willing to miss off my list, or I can find them at a price point I can live with.
    xiahna
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,148
    The Spongebob license is over on the dark side, but I would l love a Powdered Toast Man.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    SumoLego said:
    The Spongebob license is over on the dark side, but I would l love a Powdered Toast Man.
    Powdered Toast Man was from Ren & Stimpy.
    SumoLego
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418
    @ricecake
    Wow! Ren & Stimpy those cartoons were epic!
    Just like Cow & Chicken, I am Weasel, Johny Bravo, and Dexter's Lab btw.
    Why are such awesome, wicked, wacky cartoons no longer made, I often wonder?!
    Unlike Southpark and Family Guy, Ren & Stimpy  were not made for adults, but I remember them being gritty, and full of sexual innuendos, and of course with lots of Tom & Jerry inspired comical toon-violence.
    ricecake
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,148
     Nickelodeon dictates all of the licensing, and that all goes as Spongebob goes...
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited June 2015
    Looks like one of the LEGO SDCC exclusives this year will be the Throne of Ultron. 
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/comic-con-lego-offering-con-802057

    The Ultron sentry figs look the same and I think the Ultron is the Ultimate Ultron from the new Quinjet set. Still a nice little display piece, assuming you can get it for a decent price.
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