April 16, 2013 | 3:22 p.m.
Iron Man is getting the Lego treatment, the latest in a long line of Lego greats including Batman, Aragorn and Harry Potter. To celebrate Tony Stark’s new Lego mini-figure replicas, Marvel released Lego versions of two theatrical posters for the upcoming “Iron Man 3.” What can we say? Lego Tony Stark is adorable. Check out the Lego posters and “Iron Man 3″ posters in the gallery above. “Iron Man 3″ hits theaters May 3 following Robert Downey Jr.’s worldwide tour to South Korea, Beijing, Moscow, Munich, Paris and London promoting the film. The tour concludes with the Hollywood premiere of the movie on April 24. PHOTOS: Scenes from ‘Iron Man 3′ Downey Jr. reprises his role as the genius billionaire whose metal suit allows him to fly and fight uber-powerful bad guys. Directed by Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”), “Iron […]
Jan. 08, 2013 | 2:12 p.m.
Attention, true believers! Soon you will get a chance to Hulk-out, Lego-style. “Lego Marvel Super Heroes” is coming to game consoles this fall. Lego added Marvel Comics characters to its vast lineup of licensed construction sets in April of last year, so it’s not entirely shocking that the next announced video game in the Lego series from TT Games will involve the Hulk, Spider-Man and Iron Man, among other beloved characters. Marvel and Lego made the announcement on Tuesday about the game, which is coming from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games. It will be available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita and Windows PC. Unlike the “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” or “Lord of the Rings” Lego games, the “Lego Marvel Super Heroes” game will have an original storyline involving Nick Fury calling […]
Nov. 13, 2012 | 5:00 a.m.
Sauron has never been so cute. “Lego The Lord of the Rings” — out today for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and PC following a previous release on Nintendo and PlayStation’s handheld consoles — applies the Lego franchise’s trademark charm and humor to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. The game features the voice acting from Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and follows the major events from all three installments, including the Battle of Helm’s Deep and Frodo and Sam’s journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. The game emphasizes teamwork, and players can shoot arrows as elven cutie Legolas, sword fight as the ranger and king-to-be Aragorn, and destroy obstacles as mighty dwarf Gimli, among other characters. Hero Complex caught up with Nick Ricks, executive producer at TT Games, about bringing Tolkien’s hobbits, dwarves and elves to […]
Jan. 30, 2012 | 7:15 p.m.
It’s been a bumpy year so far for Lego but the leaders at the Billund, Denmark, company can take solace in the fact that their summer plans have the ring of an epic success. Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The Lego Group already have a partnership that clicks (“Harry Potter” and “Batman” Legos seem to be doing pretty well) and this June they will begin rolling out Lego sets based on Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the upcoming two-film series “The Hobbit.” Here’s a first look at some Middle-earth minifigs. By all appearances, this is a line that will have Lego-lovers talking Tolkien. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey“ arrives Dec. 14, 2012. (Lego) — Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED ‘The Hobbit’: An unexpected journey off-screen Serkis: Gollum is ‘printed on my DNA’ ‘Hobbit’ trailer brings back magic Jackson: Fans ‘fed up […]
June 10, 2011 | 3:55 p.m.
Last year, I asked artist Nathan Sawaya to create one of his signature Lego creations for the Hero Complex Film Festival and I’m thrilled to say that he’s done just that and more – he’s created two one-of-a-kind heroic pieces that will be on display all weekend at the event. Some artists use paint, others bronze…Sawaya opts to build large-scale sculptures exclusively out of Lego toy building blocks. His sculptures are featured in public and private collections worldwide as well as several touring exhibits with artwork currently on display in Paris, France and Melbourne, Australia. Fans can feel free to pose for photos with the sculptures and can reach Sawaya through his website. RECENT AND RELATED Eastwood: I was offered Superman role in ’70s Reeve statue will be on display at Hero festival DC will bring bombshells to Hero Festival Favreau, ‘Iron Man’ films will close Hero festival ‘Star Trek’ takes […]
Nov. 18, 2010 | 4:13 p.m.
The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday said that, arrrr, it be releasin’ a game in May based on its “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Instead of Johnny Depp’s salty rendition of Jack Sparrow, however, players will get the somewhat sanitized Lego mini-fig version. Developed by TT Games, the title takes place in a Lego setting that’s aesthetically similar to the U.K. studio’s other big-selling titles: Lego Batman, Lego Star Wars and Lego Harry Potter. In the two-player game, players would be able to assume the roles of more than 70 characters from the movie and take them through 20 levels. We wonder whether Barbossa’s pet monkey will be one of them. Don’t fancy games? Disney promises a shiny new line of Pirates of the Caribbean Lego building sets in the spring. And, of course, the film franchise sails on with the release […]