07/08/2011 - 22:15 Lego news
Following LEGO's announcement of the 2012 launch of the LEGO Superheroes range, many of you are looking to purchase the DC Comics / Batman licensed minifigs released between 2006 and 2008.

EBay and Bricklink sellers have understood this and prices are starting to soar.

An AFOL web designer had the idea of ​​putting together a summary poster of the 25 minifigs concerned and here it is available so that you can find your way around and rush on these characters for whom a new version is already announced for 2012.

Click on the image to view this poster in large format or click this link to download it in the highest resolution available (800x1132).

As a bonus, found on the internet, a wallpaper from the time with a Batman minifigure that will allow you to wait until 2012 ....

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Younger people may not know that LEGO has already marketed a range based on the Batman / DC Comics license in the past.

In 2006, 7 sets of the Batman range were marketed, in 2007 3 sets and in 2008 4 sets.
Magnets and key chains were also marketed from 2006 to 2008.

In total there are 25 different minifigs that can be found in these sets and many emblematic characters from the DC Comics universe are represented: Batman itself in four different versions, Robin in two versions, Bane, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, killer croc, Nightwing, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, The Joker, The Penguin, The riddler et Two face.

To this are added the minifigs ofAlfred, Bruce Wayne and some sidekicks of the villains or guardians of the Arkham Asylum. In 2008, the LEGO Batman video game produced by TT Games was released and was a huge hit with young audiences.
Within the game, many characters appear as Ra's al-Ghul ou clayface. These characters have never been edited in minfigs despite their presence in the video game.

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The range of sets released between 2006 and 2008 gave pride of place, and we sometimes wonder why, to many vehicles from films, comics, or video games.

You can find almost everything that flies, floats or rolls in these sets: Batmobile, Bat-Tank, Batboat, Batcopter, etc ..... On the occasion of the release of the film The Dark Knight in 2008, LEGO offers even a set with the Tumbler (7888 The Tumbler: Joker's Ice Cream Surprise).

This range has its faults: many machines are fanciful and come from peripheral comics or cartoons and one gets the impression that LEGO, convinced that it takes machines to better sell its sets, has scraped the bottom of the drawer to offer something other than a few minifigs.7784

One of the emblematic sets of this range will remain the set 7784 The Batmobile: Ultimate Collectors' Edition released in 2006 with its 1045 pieces.

AFOLs often consider that this range has not really worked. The mix of different Batman universes (comics, films, cartoons) is undoubtedly for something.

Even in 2008, when the movie The Dark Knight was released, LEGO found a way to market sets that had nothing to do with the movie's universe. Comic book fans are often universe purists. origin or the best interpretations made of it in the cinema for example.

In 2012, LEGO will have an interest in offering sets respecting the universes and characters concerned to ensure the loyalty of AFOLs fans of superheroes.

On the children's side, we suspect that this new DC / Marvel license will work, especially thanks to the many superhero films coming out this year and next year.

To catch up and get these sets of the Batman 2006/2007/2008 rangeyou will need to turn to eBay or bricklink. Be careful, the prices of certain sets sometimes reach peaks.

05/08/2011 - 21:42 Rumors
Mirandir, a decidedly very up-to-date forumer, brings some new information on what awaits us in 2012:
The three sets of the new concept implemented are part of the range "Build the Galaxy"and will contain a planet, a minifigure and a vehicle.
It also confirms some new sets and their content so here is the list which should be final:
9489 Endor Battle Pack
 2 Rebels, 1 Stormtrooper, & 1 Scout Trooper
9488 Clone Wars Battle Pack
2 Commando Droids, 1 ARC Trooper, & 1 ARF Trooper
9490 Droid Escape
C-3P0, R2-D2, & 2 Sand Troopers
9491 Geonosian Cannon
1 Geonosian warrior, 1 Geonosian drone & Commander Gree
9492 TIE Fighter
1 Deathstar Trooper, 1 TIE Pilot, 1 Imperial Officer & R5-J2
9493 X Wing
Luke, R2-D2, Porkins & R5-D8
9494 Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Interceptor
Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, Nute Gunray,
1 Mustafar Droid & 1 Security Battle Droid
9495 Y-Wing Gold Leader
Dutch Vander, R5-F7, & Princess Leia
9674 Naboo Starfighter (Build the Galaxy)  
1 Naboo Pilot
9675 Sebulba's Podracer   (Build the Galaxy)  
9676 TIE Interceptor   (Build the Galaxy)  
1 TIE Pilot
3866 Battle of Hoth LEGO Game
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05/08/2011 - 18:04 Lego news
It is once again the excitement about the novelties in the LEGO Star Wars range for 2012 and it is the Jedi News site that is venturing to publish what could be the list of sets to be released for the first wave of 2012.
We thus obtain the following list for the "System" sets:
9488 ARC Troopers vs. Commando Droids (Battle Pack)
9489 Endor Rebel (x2) vs. Scout Trooper & Stormtrooper (Battle Pack)
9491 Geonosian Cannon
9490 Droid Escape
9492 TIE Fighter (Only officially confirmed set to date)
9493 X Wing
3866 Battle of Hoth (LEGO Games)
Regarding the novelties, three sets of the "Planet" range should arrive with the following references:

9674 Naboo Starfighter and Naboo Pilot
9675 Sebulba's Podracer and Sebulba
9676 TIE Interceptor and TIE Pilot
These three sets will consist of a planet (?), A mini vehicle and a minifig.
05/08/2011 - 15:14 Lego news
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The 7877 Naboo Starfighter "Special Edition" set is finally available on the French LEGO Shop at the price of 49.90 €.

I haven't found it anywhere else yet and have resigned myself to paying a high price .....
Take advantage of the promotion valid until September 1st, if like me you don't want to wait for a hypothetical availability at Toys R Us or Amazon in the coming weeks: A LEGO® Alien Conquest Jetpack figure is offered for 25 € of purchases.

In addition, FBTB publishes a review interesting part of this set, which allows you to compare this Naboo Fighter to the different versions of this machine produced by LEGO over the years since the set 7141 dating from 1999.
Events at this address to read this well-documented and richly illustrated review.

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