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The new LEGO Minifig Series 12 has been unveiled and here’s your first look at what’s included (note that a “gamer” is on the list):

  • Gamer
  • Miner
  • Rock Star
  • Swashbuckler
  • Jester
  • Princess and Frog Prince
  • Japanese Horror-Movie Ghost
  • Pizza Delivery Guy
  • Barbarian
  • Genie
  • Lifeguard
  • Wizard
  • Hunter
  • Space Dude
  • Athena
  • Pig Suit Guy

The figures will retail for $3.99 when they’re released this October.

(TBB via Kotaku)

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It seems fitting that SDCC started on Batman Day.

What better way to celebrate 75 years of Batman than with this LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile?

You can buy it this week at Comic-Con for $39.99. No word on availability beyond the con.

See an additional picture after the break.

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In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (named after astronomer Edwin Hubble) was carried into orbit around Earth, where it continues making amazing discoveries to this day. Now, GRusso has submitted his design for a Lego version of the telescope to Lego Ideas, saying “A LEGO model of this amazing piece of space engineering would come as a perfect homage to its [the Hubble's] 25th anniversary in 2015 (little more than a year from now).”

The design is getting a lot of support, but still needs more if it’s going to have a real shot at being accepted.

More pictures of this well-designed (and strangely round) model telescope after the break.

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In 1997, a Tokio Express container ship suffered an accident off the coast of Cornwall and released 62 containers into the sea. One such container held 4.8 million Lego pieces. Apparently, the shores of Cornwall have been the main landing ground for these lost Lego pieces which, coincidentally, are largely nautical themed. The manifest stated the container included: 4,200 black octopi, 13,000 spear guns, 97,500 scuba sets, 33,941 dragons and 418,000 flippers.

According to a report by the BBC, the locals of the nearby town of Perranporth have become very competitive about collecting the harder to find pieces. It’s kind of like a Lego fan’s treasure hunt.

That having been said, keep your eyes peeled while on the beach. Pieces could turn up just about anywhere.

More photos after the break.

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Is owning a replica of Batman’s Tumbler on your wishlist? You can at least get started on a miniature version thanks to LEGO. They’ve released a set featuring the vehicle along with Batman and Joker (the Heath Ledger version from The Dark Knight) minifigs, and it has a whopping 1,869 pieces. The bricky Tumbler is over 15 inches long and 9 inches wide and according to the LEGO website, it “features an armored exterior, adjustable top wings, detailed interior and huge rubber-tread racing tires.”

Pre-order the set now to receive it in September.

See a few more pics after the break.

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LEGO makes Marvel minifigs, but they aren’t good enough for builder autorazr. He wants to make the blocky versions of superheroes and villains as accurate as possible, and to that end he’s designed a ton of minifigs. His gallery features characters like Kraven the Hunter (pictured above), the Runaways, and Hobgoblin with different accessories and in various costumes – he’s already made more than 100 Marvel minifigs. I’m drooling.

See more of his cool work after the break.

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Doctor Who has had many faces and many lives stretching all the way back to 1963. The first episode of the series, “An Unearthly Child,” was shaky, but it opened the door. It seems only fitting for such a historical occurrence to be commemorated in LEGO, and LEGO Ideas user Concore has done just that.

He proposes a set featuring the TARDIS, the junkyard from the episode, and four minifigures: the Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara.

See more images of the sets after the break.

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The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who made a splash last year with “The Day of the Doctor.” The special brought in the War Doctor and put the 11th and 12th Doctors onto the screen to share scenes. It was memorable, and YouTuber bookshelfprodutions captured some of the coolest moments of the show with LEGO. He animated the scenes in stop-motion style.

Watch the short after the break.

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BioShock Infinite is packed with memorable structures and places, but the Bank of the Prophet stands out. LEGO builder Imagine Rigney focused on that location from the game and created a massive and beautiful diorama from LEGO. The finished piece was exhibited at Brickworld, and the mini set from Columbia is drool worthy. It even incorporated a rail system.

Check out some of the details after the break (including a video).

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