Soon, thanks to Lego, you can smash and rebuild Lightning McQueen on your own. To accompany release of Cars 3, the toy-brick mavens have 10 new sets for builders of all ages available May 1, and Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look.
Lego has unveiled a brand-new set that serves the dual purpose of marking the 40th anniversary of 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope and being a coveted souvenir for attendees of next week’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Inspired by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)’s less-than-stealthy attempt to infiltrate the Death Star as Stormtroopers and break out Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), the “Detention Block Rescue” is a 220-piece set available exclusively at the fan convention, which runs April 13-16.
One triumph of The Lego Batman Movie is its ability to simultaneously satirize and celebrate the legacy of the Dark Knight, a rich history spanning eight decades of comic books, TV shows, and, especially, films. From Will Arnett’s Christian Bale-inspired gravelly growl to callbacks to the 1940s serial, The Lego Batman Movie is overstuffed with cinematic references and inside jokes. The pilot immediately calls out the Joker, pointing out how his previous big-screen endeavors were thwarted by the Caped Crusaders, alluding to both 2008’s The Dark Knight and 1989’s Batman.
After the gloom of Batman v Superman, after the doom of Suicide Squad, the lighter side of DC Comics is on display at New York Comic Con, especially when it comes to area carved out by Lego. The brick-happy booth is loaded with new models from the kid-friendly DC Super Hero Girls and The Lego Batman Movie franchises. And towering above them all is Supergirl.
Rogue One is still 80 days away, but by the end of the week you’ll be able to play way through the newest Star Wars adventure — this Friday is when licensees can officially start selling their latest merchandise, including loads of new toys. To hype their wares, toy makers teamed with Lucasfilm and a group of superfans to create Go Rogue, a series of stop-motion YouTube videos loosely retelling the Rogue One plot (spoiler-free!) with the latest action figures, vehicles, and playsets.
E.T. is a classic movie… and classically disastrous video game. Now, the little alien is back as a character in Lego Dimensions.
The last time we talked Lego and Rogue One was at San Diego Comic-Con, when we unveiled the life-sized Death Trooper made of the tiny plastic bricks. While you can’t buy that awesome dude in a store, come Sept. 30, there will be several Lego sets available based on the upcoming Star Wars story for your amusement. Yahoo Movies has a look at Lego’s full Rogue One line, which features five different vehicles with minifigures (including a couple characters we know very little about), along with a trio of larger-scale buildable action figures of what are shaping up to be the film’s most marketed characters. Related: First Look at Disney’s ‘Rogue One’ Toys and Role-Playing Gear (Exclusive) See Tons of 'Rogue One’ Toys Revealed in Stop-Motion 'Star Wars’ Clip Hot Wheels Turns ‘Rogue One’ Death Trooper Into a Sweet Ride All photos courtesy of Lego
Now, a version of that story plays out in Lego form as a new downloadable expansion pack for the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game. To complete the level, called “The Phantom Limb,” players must navigate the droids past the deadly fauna of Taul and contact the Resistance before the whole party is wiped out.
While Star Wars doesn’t have the same outsized presence at Comic-Con as The Force Awakens provided last year — Lucasfilm just held its own Star Wars Celebration Europe convention last week to hype the studio’s upcoming slate — there’s one booth on the floor here in San Diego that is embracing Rogue One in a big way. On Wednesday evening, Lego will unveil a life-size Death Trooper, one of the Imperial’s nasty black-armored squad featured in the new standalone film, and Yahoo Movies has your exclusive sneak peek. This trooper was created with 27,202 bricks (several thousand more than either the neighboring Captain America or Wonder Woman statues).
Although Avengers: Infinity War is still two years away, Thanos will be invading Earth later this month. As seen in these exclusive images, Lego is unveiling a new line of Marvel “Mighty Micros,” with several being showcased at San Diego Comic-Con.
The toy brick slingers have assembled an expansive and adorable cast of favorite cinematic characters, many of whom have never been Lego-fied before — E.T., Tom Cruise, and the Goonies, for starters — to join the existing crew of 'Lego Dimensions.'
Adorable astromech stars in the latest character vignette from the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game, debuting here and reminding us how he stole every scene in the most recent installment of the venerable franchise
As if dropping the Lego Batman Movie trailer yesterday wasn’t enough, the toy brickmeisters are piling it on to mark the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Between Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (due in theaters March 25) and the 50th anniversary of the campy Adam West-powered Batman TV series (it debuted on Jan. 12, 1966), the brickmeisters will be releasing four different sets centered on the Caped Crusader. First up is a trio of models based on Batman v. Superman that just hit stores this month. Then there’s Kryptonite Interception ($30), which includes the Dark Knight, his tricked-out new Batmobile, and a bunch of Lex Luthor’s henchmen.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ll be aware that a little film called ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ comes out in December. Said to be the must-have present this Christmas, the instant icon of a toy was released back in September and has been in short supply ever since. Arguably the coolest looking knitwear this side of Naboo, while these aren’t a weird or rare item, they’re unisex, awesome-looking jumpers that you can not only wear to see ‘The Force Awakens’ for the tenth time or on Christmas Day, but you can whip ‘em out each festive season forever more.
Scene from ‘Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales’ “Gambit on Geonosis” that would make Michael Bay proud (Lego/Disney) The decade between Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith and the can’t-get-here-fast-enough The Force Awakens has been anything but a wasteland for fans wanting to see more adventures featuring their favorite characters. The popular CGI series The Clone Wars and Rebels have expanded the universe. Ewoks have stormtroopers on the run in “Gambit on Geonosis” (Lego/Disney) And the twisted mastermind behind all those shows is Michael Price, an Emmy-winning Simpsons writer, who also co-wrote the never-aired Star Wars: Detours animated series. The latest installment is Droid Tales, which retells the six live-action movies from the skewed perspective of C-3PO and R2-D2, all within a framing story of Artoo being abducted by a mysterious figure.
Disney wrote the playbook on getting fans hooked early. Marvel is no slouch in that department, either. Put them together, and you get… Avenger Tsum Tsums. With Avengers: Age of Ultron on home video, New York Comic Con in full swing, and the holidays on the radar, Disney has rolled out its “Marvel Superhero Spectacular” initiative, a multimedia merchandising blitz that aims to please fans of all ages.