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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor has described the Infinity Stones as having unparalleled power. Luckily for him (and just about everyone else in the MCU), no one currently has possession of all six — yet.
During their presentation at this year’s E3 conference, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the release of a new “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” demo. The Niima Outpost Demo, which is available as a free download, allows players to dive into the action alongside Rey, Finn and BB-8 as they run from the First Order and escape from Jakku.
The demo will also feature a few new features debuting in “The Force Awakens.” Players can engage in Blaster Battles with stormtroopers, explore Star Destroyer wreckage via Multi-Builds and even pilot the Millennium Falcon.
The demo is now available exclusively for PlayStation 4 players and can be downloaded via the PlayStation Store. Xbox One players will be able to access the demo via the Xbox Marketplace beginning on June 14 at 3 PM PT.
If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of LEGO’s sets for the “Ghostbusters” reboot but are wondering where you’re going to park your new Ecto-1, then LEGO builder BaronSat has a proposal for you.
Those complaining that the new “Ghostbusters” movie looks like it may not be loyal enough to the 1984 classic will enjoy a new fan-film starring LEGO versions of the original characters reliving highlights of their first adventure — albeit with some added LEGO crossover appearances dotting the fun.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons might not be a match for a good blaster at your side, but even an uncivilized firearm has nothing on an actual, no-kidding Star Destroyer hangar bay.
Need a pilot? We can’t help you. But if you need a to-scale replica of the hangar bay of the Star Destroyer Finalizer from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” complete with TIE fighters, First Order Stormtroopers, and resistance fighters Poe Dameron and Finn, made entirely out of LEGO, then we may have just the thing for you.
The LEGO Group has announced new installments for its popular Marvel Super Heroes and DC Super Heroes toy lines. The latest additions see characters like Ben Reilly, Ghost Rider, Doctor Octopus, Blue Beetle, Killer Croc, Scarecrow, and many, many more LEGO-ified for dynamic action play sets.
A brick artist known as Mr. Zhao spent three full days and nights to build an impressive human-size model of Nick Wilde, the crafty fox from Disney’s Zootopia, for a LEGO exhibit in China. However, within an hour of its debut on Sunday, the sculpture lay scattered in thousands of brightly colored pieces.
You can call it a premonition or an uncanny coincidence, but we call this life-size LEGO replica of Captain America’s shield — with one minor modification — pretty spectacular.
Weeks before Marvel set the Internet alight with that big revelation in Wednesday’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, LEGO enthusiast Taylor Walker constructed this Hydra shield for the Sentinel of Liberty.
We’ve seen barely a trickle of Spider-Man merchandise tied to Captain America: Civil War, such as the recently revealed Funko Pop! figure and the Hot Toys Cosbaby, but you can rest assured the floodgates are about to open.
USA Today offers a first look at just some of the products on the horizon featuring the well-received new wall-crawler (played by Tom Holland), ranging from the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes “Tanker Truck Takedown” set (which also includes minifigs of Captain America, Vision and Hawkeye) to Hasbro’s Civil War Miniverse pack, which will feature Spider-Man alongside Black Panther, Cap, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Iron Man and Ant-Man.
Located in Disneytown, just outside the new Shanghai Disneyland, the company’s first anchor store in Asia measures more than 10,700 square feet, and stretches across two floors. Within that space are large-scale models of Disney, Marvel and Pixar characters (it is Disneyland, after all), an enormous dragon, and the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.
With Apocalypse’s declaration that “Everything they built will fall,” it was only a matter of time before somebody created a LEGO version of the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Oh, who are we kidding? A LEGO version was pretty much inevitable, no matter what the ancient mutant said.
The Star Wars franchise is jam-packed with iconic scenes, but few reach the dizzying heights of the Cloud City lightsaber duel in The Empire Strikes Back, which ends with Darth Vader revealing that he’s Luke Skywalker’s father. That moment could be immortalized as a LEGO set, with a bit of support.
“LEGO Dimensions” just got a little bigger. Thanks to the release of three new Fun Packs, Batman villain Bane, “Ghostbusters'” Slimer and Lloyd from “LEGO Ninjago” have joined the fray, complete with buildable characters, rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets with special in-game abilities. These three Fun Packs will conclude Wave 5, though more expansion packs are on the way.
With the Bane Fun Pack, players can activate the character’s Hazard Protection, Big Transform or Super Stealth abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies, while his 3-in-1 Drill Driver — which can be rebuilt into the Bane Dig ‘n Drill and the Bane Drill ‘n Blast — boosts gameplay and enables in-game ability upgrades.
Mos Eisley may be, as Obi-Wan Kenobi once warned, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but it looks downright adorable in LEGO form.
Australian brick fanatic Joshua Morris offers a snapshot of the Tatooine spaceport with this 4-foot by 6-foot Star Wars diorama. We’re permitted a peek inside Challum’s Cantina mere moments after Obi-Wan separated a customer from his arm, while outside C-3PO and R2-D2 await Luke Skywalker (“We don’t serve their kind!”) even as Imperial Stormtroopers patrol the streets.
In celebration of Star Wars Day, Legoland Malaysia has unveiled a 200,000-brick replica of the Millennium Falcon that the theme park claims is the world’s largest.
Announced early last month, the nearly 16-foot by 12-foot model was constructed Legoland visitors, led by father-and-son master model builders Dan and Christopher Steininger over a period of 30 hours.