Lego Brings Life-Size Builds From Marvel, DC and 'Star Wars' to Comic-Con
Fans looking for a glimpse of the future of their favorite heroes might want to head to the Lego booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Life-size Lego versions of Thor: Ragnarok's leading man, Justice League's Flash and characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be on display, alongside new and upcoming sets based on fan-favorite properties.
Of the three full-scale models, Thor is the most impressive in terms of scale, standing 7 feet tall and made of 33,495 Lego bricks, the result of 290 hours of work. Luke Skywalker may be slightly shorter — he was, after all, too short to be a Stormtrooper — but is the result of 277 hours and 36,743 bricks, while the Flash stands unusually still at just over six feet and 20,090 bricks.
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Both Thor and the Flash accompany the debut of exclusive Lego Brickheadz sets, with DC's set featuring Supergirl and the Martian Manhunter, while Marvel's includes Spider-Man and Venom. Both are each available for two days only — Marvel Thursday and Saturday, DC Friday and Sunday — from the Lego booth at the show, for $40. (The Marvel Brickheadz can be seen here.)
Also available at the show are two exclusive LEGO minifigures, which will be released as part of a ticketed instant drawing giveaway. The Marvel giveaway, again on Thursday and Saturday, will be of Deadpool Duck, while the DC giveaway on Friday and Sunday, will feature a Vixen figure inspired by DC's Legends of Tomorrow TV series.
(Fans not at Comic-Con will be able to enter a drawing for these figures by following @LEGO_Group on Twitter and using the hashtag #LEGOSDCC.)
Additionally, the Lego booth will promote the upcoming Lego Ninjago Movie, with the debut of a number of new build sets based on the movie ahead of their official Aug. 1 retail release, as well as the Master Builders construction of a giant Garmadon figure throughout the entire show.
All things Lego can be found at Booth 2829 on the show floor. San Diego Comic-Con runs Wednesday through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center.
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