All the Nerdy News that is fit to know for Thursday!
Bruce Greenwood cast in “Doctor Sleep”
Ryan Coogler will produce Space Jam 2
Aubrey Plaza cast in “Child’s Play” reboot
Walking Dead planning movies and spin-offs
Garfield gets a reality show in “Garfield: TV or not TV #1”
“Cheryl Blossom” and “Go-Bots” will release on Local Comic Shop Day
Carol Danvers origin retconned in “Life of Captain Marvel”
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” moving to Boom Studios
Wolverine’s healing power not quite right in “Return of Wolverine #1”
Dark Horse to publish “Berserk” hard cover deluxe editions
Lex Luthor makes a deal with Batman Who Laughs
I ain’t afraid of no ghosts! The Ghostbusters franchise has given us lots of great iconic things. It’s not often a building gets associated with a movie.
The Ghostbuster’s Firehouse Headquarters is on of those buildings that once you see it you immediately know it is from the Ghostbusters. Lego has recreated the Firehouse. It is crammed full of little goodies hidden on the inside. Just open the side of the Firehouse and you have access to the full interior.
The Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters Lego set is a must have for any serious Ghostbusters fans. It is item # 75827. It is for ages 16 and up. There are 4,634 pieces in this set. Featuring settings and characters from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie. You can keep yourself busy for a week or more putting this together, unless you are obsessive.
Recreate iconic Ghostbusters scenes with the amazing 3-story Firehouse Headquarters. With over 4,600 pieces, this highly detailed model features a laboratory, containment unit, darkroom, garage bay, office area, kitchen, sleeping quarters, bathroom, and recreation room.
Slide Venkman and the other Ghostbusters™ down the fire pole, load up the proton packs, and capture the ghosts. Open out the walls for easy play access and drive the 21108 Ghostbusters™ Ecto-1 (sold separately) into the garage bay for even more supernatural action.
Includes 9 minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Library Ghost, and a Zombie Driver.
LEGO Ghostbusters building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building. It measures over 14” high, 9” wide, and 14” deep.
Did Lego leave anything out of the Firehouse that should be included? What other features would you like to see in the set? Let us know in the comments.
Patrick unboxes and speed builds the Batman Batmobile Lego set 70905. This is a smaller set with 581 pieces.
Race through Gotham City in pursuit of Man-Bat™ and the Kabuki Twins™ in the Batmobile. This set from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE features the Batmobile with a dual cockpit for Batman™ and Robin™, two stud shooters, and multidirectional wheels for three different modes—race mode, monster truck mode, and parallel-parking mode.
Man-Bat is equipped with a dynamite element and the Kabuki Twins each have claws to intensify the role-play battle action.
Includes five minifigures: Batman™, Robin™, Man-Bat™, and the Kabuki Twins™
The Batmobile features a two-minifigure cockpit with roof pop-off function, big multidirectional wheels with rubber tires, two stud shooters, and posable bat wings.
Adjust the wheels for three different modes—race mode, monster truck mode, and parallel-parking mode.
Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Robin’s Batman™ Merch gun, Man-Bat’s dynamite, and the Kabuki Twins’ claws (two each).
Accessory elements include Batman and Robin’s capes, and Batman’s new-for-spring-2017 molded utility belt.
The Batmobile measures over 3” (10cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide in race mode.
Patrick unboxes and speed builds the Riddler Riddle Racer Lego set 70903. This is a smaller set with only 254 pieces.
Team up with Batman™ to defeat The Riddler™, Kite Man™, Magpie™, and Calendar Man™. The set also includes Kite Man’s detachable glider pack with posable wings, Batman’s Batarang, Magpie’s dynamite elements, and other role-play-inspiring weapons and accessory elements.
Includes five minifigures: Batman™, The Riddler™, Magpie™, Calendar Man™, and Kite Man™
The Riddle Racer features a dual exhaust with two flip-up, spring-loaded shooters, secret front compartment with two hidden guns, an open minifigure cockpit, plus wing mirror and translucent headlight/indicator light-style elements.
Press down the dual exhaust to flip up the engine and fire the hidden spring-loaded shooter.
Attach Kite Man’s glider pack with posable wings to take the action to the sky.
Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, and Magpie’s two dynamite elements.
Accessory elements include Batman’s cape and new-for-spring-2017 molded utility belt, The Riddler’s top hat and cane, Magpie’s armor, Calendar Man’s calendar cape, and Kite Man’s kite and helmet.
Riddle Racer measures over 1” (3cm) high, 7” (18 cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
Patrick unboxes and builds The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider Lego set 70906. This is a smaller set with only 433 pieces.
Join Batgirl’s pursuit of The Joker™ and Harley Quinn™ through the streets of Gotham City in this exciting set from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE.
Includes three minifigures: The Joker™, Harley Quinn™ and Batgirl™.
The Notorious Lowrider features a minifigure cockpit with stereo element, bouncing suspension function, opening trunk with hidden double spring-loaded shooters, storage space, handles for Harley Quinn to hang onto, golden-colored chicken hood ornament, spare wheel, and a comedy horn.
Activate the hidden double spring-loaded shooters by pressing the buttons behind the stereo element.
Weapons include The Joker’s pop-gun, Harley Quinn’s bat, and Batgirl’s yellow Batarang.
Accessory elements include Harley Quinn’s roller skates and Batgirl’s cape.
Notorious Lowrider measures over 2” (7cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
Patrick from ZiaComics.com opens and builds the Lego Star Wars Slave I set 75060. It took him about 2 days to complete the build, but don’t worry… we time lapsed the build so it only takes a few minutes to watch it go from a pile of Legos to the completed Slave 1.
Slave I is the iconic ship owned by Jango Fett before the Clone Wars. His son/clone Boba Fett took ownership after Jango was killed by Mace Windu. Slave I is a modified Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft. Jango outfitted the craft with a number of weapons including laser cannons, projectile launchers, and seismic charges.
After several failed attempts to kill Jedi Master Mace Windu to avenge his father, Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, and Bossk traveled to the planet Florrum to meet with Sing’s friend, spice pirate Hondo Ohnaka.
Jedi Ahsoka Tano and Plo Koon captured Fett and Bossk. Aurra Sing tried to escape on Slave I. Ahsoka Tano sliced off a wing with her lightsaber. This caused Sing to lose control and crash the ship. Hondo Ohnaka took ownership of Slave I until near the end of the Clone War when it returned to Boba’s ownership.
The ship became well-known to the galaxy’s fugitives. It is recognized as being the ship of the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunters. Boba Fett used Slave I to transport a carbon-frozen Han Solo from Cloud City to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine during the Galactic Civil War. Originally, it had a blue base instead of the dark red. This was changed when it came into Ohnaka’s possession.
Features – product details for Slave I™ 75060 from Star Wars™
Track down fugitives with legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett™ aboard the powerful Slave I! This exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ model features a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, plus dual shooters and hidden blasters to repel attackers.
Reenact the capture of Han Solo™ in Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and take off from Bespin with the carbonite-imprisoned Rebel hero in the cargo hold. Attach the stand to display this iconic ship in characteristic upright flight. Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett™, Bespin Guard™, Stormtrooper™ and Han Solo™.
Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett™, Bespin Guard™, Stormtrooper™ and Han Solo™
Also includes Han Solo™ in carbonite!
Features a rotating cockpit and wings, opening side hatches with hidden guns and missiles, 2 rotating dual shooters, cargo hold and a display stand with data sheet
Weapons include special blaster pistol for Boba Fett™, blaster pistol for Bespin Guard™ and a blaster rifle for the Stormtrooper™
Rotate the cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode
Place carbonite-imprisoned Han Solo™ in the cargo hold
Open the side hatches to unleash missiles from the hidden guns
Showcase the huge Slave I in upright flight on the display stand
Recreate classic scenes from Star Wars™: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Measures over 7” (20cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 14” (37cm) wide in landing mode
Patrick from ZiaComics.com unboxes the Exclusive Lego Star Wars Snowspeeder item #75144. This Lego set has 1,703 pieces and is for ages 14+. It took about 3 days of building after work to complete. There are some cool features like opening canopy and dial down flaps in the back (as seen in the video). This was a very fun build and we recommend it to anyone, especially Star Wars fans.
Product Details from Lego
Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.
Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
Impress your friends with this amazing recreation of a classic Star Wars Snowspeeder.
Includes 2 blaster pistols.
Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.
The Helicarrier is the flying aircraft carrier used by S.H.I.E.L.D. in Marvel comics and movies. It was originally designed by Jack Kirby. The first Helicarrier was proposed by Stark Industries as a political compromise in response to fears that any nation hosting the S.H.I.E.L.D. main headquarters would be subject to attack by organizations such as HYDRA.
There have been more than twenty known Helicarriers built. Those ships are:
Luxor – A class prototype, not yet seen. Hermes – Allegedly scuttled after being hijacked by the Red Skull. Argus – A Luxor-class Helicarrier. Behemoth – Specially designed Helicarrier commanded by Dum Dum Dugan for use against Godzilla. Destroyed by S.H.I.E.L.D. in an attempt to neutralize an attack by Amadeus Cho. Black Hawk – Destroyed in action against a HYDRA-Hand alliance of forces. Alpha – First mentioned by name in New Avengers #4. Pericles III – Punisher War Journal vol. 2, #1. Pericles V – Infiltrated by the vampiric Order of Tyrana and scuttled by Blade. Samuel Sawyer – Named for Nick Fury’s World War II-era commanding officer in the United States Army. Iliad – Named in Secret Warriors #17. Argonaut – Named in Secret Warriors #17. Prometheus – The Prometheus was stolen from a secret U.S. facility in the Sonoran Desert by a rogue faction of S.T.R.I.K.E. during the 2011 “Fear Itself” story-line. Tempest – named and destroyed shortly after launch with two thousand crew aboard by the Electric Ghost. Hercules – Capable of operating in submarine mode. Described as Constellation-class. Odyssey – First shown and named in Captain America: Living Legend # 1. Pericles – First shown and named in X-Force v.4 # 7. Already decommissioned and abandoned by S.H.I.E.L.D. under unrevealed circumstances in its first appearance, and taken over as a base by X-Force. Bellerophon – first named in New Avengers v.4 # 14. Douglass – first named in U.S.Avengers # 2. Helicarrier Gold – After Iron Man replaced Maria Hill as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., he designed a new class of Helicarrier whose red and gold design resembles the Iron Man Armor. This helicarrier was severely damaged and crashed by the Red Hulk.
S.H.I.E.L.D.’s replacement agency, H.A.M.M.E.R., has decommissioned the surviving Helicarriers. Three of them were stolen by Nick Fury. H.A.M.M.E.R. subsequently commissioned at least one new carrier to Norman Osborn’s specifications which was destroyed over Broxton, Oklahoma, during the Siege of Asgard.
The Lego Helicarrier
The Helicarrier is one of the most iconic vehicles in the Marvel Universe. The Lego Helicarrier is undoubtedly one of the bigger completed sets. Make sure you have plenty of shelf space before you build this beast of a set.
Official Lego Solicitation
Take on the challenge of building this awesome LEGO® model of The S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier™. Construct the flying aircraft carrier with 2 runways, microscale Quinjets™, fighter jets and ground support vehicles. The set also comes with many of your favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes™ minifigures, plus 12 microfigures to display on deck and within the highly detailed interior. Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury™, Black Widow™, Captain America™, Hawkeye™ and Maria Hill™.
Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill, plus an iconic S.H.I.E.L.D. eagle stand to display them on.
Features 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runways, 4 road blockades, armored exterior with translucent elements, detailed interior, plus 12 microfigures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 S.H.I.E.L.D. agents). Also includes a detailed runway
Weapons include Hawkeye’s bow, Black Widow’s gun and Captain America’s shield.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill minifigure is new for spring 2015!
Includes a plaque with facts about The S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Add lights and spinning rotors to the Helicarrier with the 88000, 8883, and 8870 LEGO® Power Functions sets (sold separately)
Rotors can also be turned manually. Includes a display stand.
Helicarrier measures over 11” (29cm) high, 31” (80cm) long and 17” (45cm) wide
Each Quinjet measures over 1” (3cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 2” (7cm)wide
Minifigure stand measures over 4” (12cm) high, and 2” (6cm deep) and 6” (16cm wide)
Lego Spider-man Web Warrior Ultimate Bridge Battle description from Lego.com – Role-play battle scenes with the web warriors protecting Aunt May from Green Goblin. Green Goblin has a flaming pumpkin bomb and a Goblin Glider with stud shooters. There is also Kraven the Hunter and Scorpion mini-figures.
Press the bridge’s flag to launch a net to trap the villains. You may also launch a Super Hero from the side of the bridge to swing into action. The bridge walls can create explosion effects in this action-packed set. The bridge features a trap door, catapult, Spider-Man’s web prison, and Kraven the Hunter’s secret lair.
Included in the set
This set comes with 7 mini-figures: Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Scarlet Spider, Green Goblin, Scorpion, Kraven the Hunter, and Aunt May.
Features a bridge section, Goblin Glider, taxi and a police ATV. The bridge features a movable roadway and detachable suspension cables, catapult function to fire the trash can, trap door, Spider-Man’s web prison, Kraven the Hunter’s secret lair with translucent diamond elements, traffic lights to stop the traffic, exploding pillars on the bridge, and movable signposts for the Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider to smash through.
The Goblin Glider features movable wings and 2 stud shooters.
Police ATV features attached walkie-talkie and handcuffs elements.
Attach the web rope or web blast to the door of Kraven the Hunter’s secret lair in the base of a pillar, then pull it away to steal the treasure.
Press the bridge’s flag to launch a net to trap the villains.
Open the trapdoor with the side lever and make the villains fall into Spider-Man’s web prison in the base of the pillar.
Swing open the removable roadway section and attach a web net element to the bridge to stop the taxi from falling off.
Attach the villains’ hands to the back of the police ATV and split it in two—or crush it together!
Weapons include Kraven the Hunter’s spear and gun.
Accessory elements include 2 web blasts, 2 web ropes, web net, Green Goblin’s flaming pumpkin bomb, 3 translucent diamond elements, 2 translucent fire elements, and Peter Parker’s camera.
Combine this set with another bridge set to form an even bigger bridge!
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.
There is also a mini-comic book inside!
over 12” (33cm) high
5” (13cm) wide
17” (44cm) deep
under 1” (2cm) high
over 2” (6cm) long
3” (9cm) wide
over 1” (5cm) high
3” (10cm) long
1” (3cm) wide
over 1” (3cm) high
1” (5cm) long
1” (3cm) wide
One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars™ saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO® version of the Millennium Falcon™ is crammed with new and updated external features.
The external features include an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 mini-figures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a mini-figure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish,ramp and an entrance hatch.
Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and Holochess board, more detailed hyper-drive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Activate the hyper-drive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 mini-figures with assorted weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
Lego kit contents
Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid
Exterior features streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 mini-figures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a mini-figure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, entrance hatch and opening hull plates
Detailed interior includes a more detailed hyper-drive, Holochess board, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo
Weapons include a blaster pistol, silver-colored blaster pistol, blaster, gang pistol, gang rifle and a bowcaster
Lift the hull plates and check out the detailed interior
Become a make-believe Holochess master!
Detach the cockpit
Fire the dual spring-loaded shooters
Hide weapons and other cargo in the secret compartment
Pretend to activate the hyper-drive and make a fast getaway!
Recreate fantastic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The perfect addition to any LEGO Star Wars collection
Measures over 5” (14cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide