2008 was the first Year Lego produced an exclusive set of Comic Con minifigures, and a few exceptions along the way for exclusive sets, has continued to do so for some time now. The giveaways are highly sought after, and quickly become incredibly valuable, and inspire a line of hopeful convention attendees hoping to get lucky enough to win one. This years, crop of minifigures should be no different, as LEGO produces for Mini figures from the popular DC and marvel universes.
We all new that at some point LEGO would have to produce LEGO sets and minifigures based on the upcoming LEGO movie. Yesterday it all became officil ain the form of a Press Release from LEGO at the SDCC Comic-Con. You can click through the break to read more if you want to read the official press release, but the key points are:
- Initially 17 sets based on the movie will be produced
- The sets will be in a range of standard LEGO themes, including, wild west, City, and Space
- A video game based on the movie will be produced
- a playable demo of the video game will be previewed at Comic-Con
- There will be a wave of new, and “new again” collectible minifigures based on the movie (Can you say classic space man?)
- There will be a whole host of LEGO related merchandise brought to market by other vendors, primarily in the form of clothing, and books.
- The movie releases the firs week of February 2014