Yahoo Movies' sneak peek at Lego Justice League sets, based on big-screen action — revealing a few previously unknown plot points, characters, and vehicles
Click through for up-close tour of insanely detailed flagship "Ninjago" set, plus previously unseen concept art illustrating how close toys and film align
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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).
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.
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.
In this latest teaser for the upcoming Lego Dimensions — a toy-based video game intertwining many of the brick purveyor’s key movie and TV licenses — Alison Brie meets-cute with her adorable, though anger-prone, Lego Movie alter ego. The setup: Brie receives a mysterious package containing unassembled pieces. She puts the set together revealing Cloud Cuckoo Land’s reigning princess, Unikitty, (“How cute!” gushes Brie.
With Ant-Man ready to astonish at the box office this weekend, it’s time for the toys. Aside from the exclusives that debuted last week at Comic-Con, Ant-Man will be hitting shelves in the guise of action figures, construction sets, and even race cars. First out of the gate is Lego, which today unveiled its blocky take on the film’s poster to promote its cheeky building set based on the film’s climactic battle.
Thanks to the good folks at Lego, the Avengers have been re-assembled in brick form. This exclusive new poster was created by the toy makers in conjunction with Marvel and Disney to mark today’s release of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
We all know this is The Year of 'Star Wars'; it’s also The Year of 'Star Wars' Merchandise. And nowhere is the onslaught in fuller effect than this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York, which showcases the latest, greatest playthings heading to store shelves over the next 12 months.Per usual, Lego is at the fore, with more than two dozen Star Wars construction sets in the pipeline and on display at Toy Fair.