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Episode 92 – Bat/Bad Dads

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we mourn the passing of Richard Hatch, celebrate the joy that is The Lego Batman Movie, consider Ben Affleck’s departure from The Batman‘s director’s chair, and prematurely miss Peter Capaldi leaving Doctor Who. Then it’s on to the con scene, where Eternal Con organizer Frank Patz has gotten himself banned from New York Comic Con (and all ReedPop events), STX Brazos Valley Comic Con guests are getting charged for hotel rooms that were supposedly paid for, and Crunchyroll has decided that Northern California totally needs another anime convention.

Just like most of us need another hole in the head.

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Lego Batman Goes ‘Behind the Bricks’

Honestly, The LEGO Batman Movie is the film that DC fans need right now, and it’s coming up on us soon. The latest promotional piece for the film is a short mockumentary ‘Behind the Bricks’ featurette, and it’s pretty damned funny.

In it various characters from the film talk about what they hope audiences will take away from the movie, including the Joker really hoping Batman will love him. I mean, that’s not overtly in the text, but it’s heavily implied. Oh Bruce, why can’t you just make him smile on the inside?

Anyway, it’s funny and you should watch it.

The LEGO Batman Movie hits theaters February 10, 2017.

Doom’s BFG 9000 Has Been Recreated in LEGO

The original Doom and its follow up Doom 2 are major parts of my formative teenage years. This is, of course, because I’m old. The most powerful weapon in these games is, of course, the BFG 9000. I mean, four shots from this thing can take down a Cyberdemon. You heard me, a Cyberdemon.

Man, I need to go back and play that game again.

Anyway, some guy calling himself “ZaziNombie” has recreated this piece of my childhood entirely out of LEGO, and it looks amazing. The replica, besides looking cool, weights a hefty 20 lbs, is about three feet long, and is composed of over five thousand pieces.

The thing is friggin’ impressive to say the least. I mean just watch the video and try to tell me you don’t want one of these sitting on a shelf in your office.

I know I do.

Episode 70 – All Together Now

On this episode we mourn the passing of Admiral Ackbar himself Erik Bauersfeld, rejoice in the LEGO Batman movie trailers, and question the petition to bring the R rated cut of Batman v Superman to theaters. We also jump straight into the con scene, remembering the Twin Cities’ closing Thunderbird Hotel, comment on the cancellation of yet ANOTHER Yourminicon event, lament issues with this year’s Karoshi Con, and celebrate Who’s Yer Con and the INDYpendent Show for being awesome.

There’s a lot of stuff here.

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Here’s a Second “Lego Batman Movie” Trailer!

Sure it’s been less than a week since we got the first trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie, but why not have a second? I mean, it’s definitely a nice palette cleanser after… well… this whole experience.

The second trailer reminds us that the one constant in every version of Batman is his dead parents. I don’t think they’ll make us watch the LEGO pearls hit the LEGO ground (unlike every other god-damned version even when it’s entirely unnecessary), but the angst is still there… I mean, until said angst transforms into wicked beatboxing.

The LEGO Batman Movie will come to theaters February 10, 2017.

Check out the LEGO Batman Movie Teaser Trailer

For a lot of us, one of the best parts of The LEGO Movie was Will Arnett’s performance as LEGO Batman. A lot of people agreed, which is why no one was surprised when a spin-off featuring LEGO Batman went into production. Directed by Chris McCay and written by Seth Grahame-Smith, the film’s premise is the simple question “Can Batman be Happy?”

I don’t know if there’s an answer to that question, but I expect it will be pretty entertaining watching them try to answer it.

The LEGO Batman Movie will come to theaters February 10, 2017.

Check Out the New ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016) Ecto-1 LEGO Set

While we’ve seen previous LEGO sets based off the original Ghostbusters films, we finally have the first look at a set based on this year’s upcoming remake. LEGO tweeted out the following photos this morning of the Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 set, and it just looks absolutely rad.

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The toys should be available in the summer, and Ghostbusters comes out in theaters on July 15th.

Take a Look Inside that Sweet ‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse Lego Set

Look, I know we have to wait until next year to get that super sweet Lego Ghostbusters‘ Firehouse, but that doesn’t mean we can’t ogle it right away. The Official Lego Facebook Page posted a whole bunch of photos of the set earlier today, including quite a few closeups of various bits and pieces.

From the pool table in Ghostbusters II, to Louis Tully strapped into some questionable scientific equipment, the thing is incredibly detailed. It’s really too bad that a certain EPA official didn’t get a minifig though. The full gallery is available on Facebook, but we’ve reproduced much it of here.

The Ghostbusters Firehouse playset is currently expected in January of 2016.


The Doctor Could Appear in The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie was jammed packed with cameos of a wide array of pop culture icons. Besides characters like Batman (who had a major role), we saw Wonder Woman, Gandalf, both Michelangelos (the artist and the Ninja Turtle), and Green Lantern — and those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head.

Well, apparently Lego Movie 2 director Rob Schrab wants to add one more name to the list: Doctor Who‘s The Doctor.

On the Harmontown podcast Schrab mentioned that Warner Bros are currently negotiating with the BBC to try and include the character. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s anywhere near a sure thing – this could all easily fall apart or the BBC might ask for more than Warner Bros is willing to pay – but it’d be pretty neat if it works out.

I’m crossing my fingers at least.

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Lego Unveils New ‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse Playset

The (original) Ghostbusters got its first Lego set last year when the Lego Cuusoo program released the Ecto-1 Playset. The original submission that created that set included the Ghostbuster’s Firehouse though, which was obviously too expensive to include alongside Ecto-1. It looked like brick-building Ghostbusters fans would have to do without an official Firehouse playset.

Well, that was then and this is now. Lego announced a new Firehouse playset was coming last week… and now we know what it looks like. Lego tweeted out the following first look yesterday:

The new Firehouse set comes out in January, and will retail for $350 — just in time for me to burn through a chunk of my tax refund.