LEGO Unveils Bats, Spiders, Hobbits and Turtles at New York Comic Con!
Oct 11, 2012 9:00 am
by Joe Meno
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The LEGO Group is expanding its partnership with Nickelodeon to create construction toys based on the newly re-launched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series. The collection is slated to launch in North America on January 1, 2013 and will launch in other global markets later in the year. The companies have a long-standing relationship and first partnered together in 2006 to create LEGO SpongeBob Squarepants.
LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brings the action-packed adventures of Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo to life in LEGO form with a series of vehicles, well-known scenes and iconic LEGO minifigures. One playset and select minifigures from the forthcoming line will be unveiled at the LEGO booth (#TK) at New York Comic-Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from October 11-14.
*Fans will also have a chance to win an exclusive minifigure character in a special raffle beginning on Thursday at 4 p.m. and again Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.
About The Shellraiser Set to be revealed at NYCC:
79104 The Shellraiser Street Chase, which includes a pizza truck.
Exclusive Michelangelo & Donatello
Characters in their minifigure form:
Exclusive minifigure characters we’re giving away at New York Comic Con:
Following the first set reveal of the LEGO The Hobbit™ collection at San Diego Comic-Con, LEGO Systems will debut more LEGO stops on the “unexpected journey”, showing fans two additional LEGO The Hobbit sets on Friday, October 12th in advance of the entire collection launching this December. An exclusive minifigure giveaway will take place Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m.
Info on two sets we're revealing on Friday, October 12:
* Riddles for The Ring- Features Bilbo & Gollum in the cave. $9.99, 105 pieces
* The Goblin King Battle - Features Dori, Nori, Ori, Gandalf, Goblins, Scribe and Goblin King in Goblintown. $99.99, 841 pieces
LEGO Super Heroes:
Following the wildly successful 2012 launch of LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe™, fans will preview the first construction set in the 2013 line as well as have a chance to see a LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe 3-D mosaic featuring iconic images of Wonder Woman™, Batman™ and Superman™. Also the grand prize winner of the LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe video contest will be announced on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a premiere of the video that garnered a prize package of $15,000 and a trip to New York Comic-Con premieres.
Attendees will also get a peek of a new LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL™ set that launches in 2013, while a life-sized LEGO model of the Hulk™ – standing 7-feet high – will dominate the show floor. The grand prize winner of the LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL™ video contest will be announced on Saturday at 5 p.m. with a premiere of the video that garnered a prize package of $15,000 and a trip to the show.
LEGO Star Wars™
Fans will have a chance to purchase one of only 1,000 limited edition, individually numbered New York Comic-Con LEGO Star Wars™ exclusive items – a tin that features all the pieces and instructions to assemble a Chibi Landspeeder and a Luke Skywalker minifigure. A quantity of the limited edition collectible will be available for sale each day of the show on a first-come-first-served basis. A life-sized LEGO Darth Maul model will also be on display throughout the course of the show.