A quick, important update before San Diego begins later this week. Superman analogue Brian Truitt over at USA Today has published the announcement regarding Lego’s plans for the convention. There’ll be four exclusive figurines available at the con, including Spider-Woman and Green Arrow. They’ll stand alongside panels publicising various upcoming projects, including the video game Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
Last year Lego made four figures available, including Green Lantern and Jean Grey minifigures. This year sees the company tying-in even closer to superheroes, with a Green Arrow figurine based on the Arrow TV series, Superman in a black outfit, and a Spider-Man wearing the Andrew Garfield outfit. As you can see above, the figure I’m most excited about is the Spider-Woman one! Here are the others:
Why don’t the Superman figures smile anymore?
So that tackles the four official Lego figurines. But on Twitter, artist Nick Pitarra has revealed that he will also be making 25 mini-sets of his own, featuring the line-up of his Image series with Jonathan Hickman, The Manhattan Projects:
Settled on packaging for The Manhattan Projects LEGO sets! Limiting these to 25. pic.twitter.com/uHbOe4V6IO
— Nicholas Pitarra (@N1ckyPoo) July 9, 2013
First come first served! Race on over if you get a chance! And pick up some of his prints as well, they’re looking super-fantastic.
Finally, here’s the details for the panel focusing on Lego Marvel Super Heroes, the upcoming game starring most every Marvel character you can think of:
Saturday July 20, 2013 10:45am – 1:15pm
You’re in for an hour of fun and surprises in the most ambitious Marvel video games panel to date! Hear the latest on all upcoming Marvel video games, including the highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Super Heroes! Find out what’s next for Marvel Avengers Alliance, Marvel Heroes, Marvel Pinball, and Marvel War of Heroes. This panel wouldn’t be the same without a few special guests, so stop by and see who takes the stage!