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LEGO Super Heroes 2011

Updated on April 3, 2014
LEGO Super Heroes 2011 Comic Con Promotional Minifigures
LEGO Super Heroes 2011 Comic Con Promotional Minifigures

Batman

Item #: comcon014

Universe: DC

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 7

Minifigures:

  1. Batman

LEGO has had a lot of success with the Dark Knight in the past. They created a popular Batman Building Set Theme back in 2005 and an acclaimed video game in 2008. Batman is known for his gadgets and bat-vehicles, so he made the perfect hero to design LEGO sets around. When it came time to promote the upcoming LEGO Super Heroes Theme, his character was an obvious choice.

1,500 Batman Minifigures were raffled away at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. This minifigure would have Batman in his black batsuit. The head of The World’s Greatest Detective was very similar to previous versions, but he would have a scowling mouth. Batman had lots of different colored suits, but this costume set itself apart by adding a lot of detail to the gold utility belt. For the observant collector, they will notice more rounded printing on the torso.


Each Batman minifigure came with a card. These cards were made to look like a newspaper. The “articles” on the card gave readers information about the Super Heroes Super Challenge Contest. The front of the card had a color picture of the Batman minifigure standing on a yellow brick. The back had a black and white picture of Batman, in front of the San Diego Convention Center. It made it appear as if a candid shot had been taken of Batman attending the Comic-Con.

LEGO Batman Comic Con Minifigure 2011
LEGO Batman Comic Con Minifigure 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Front San Diego Comic Con 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Front San Diego Comic Con 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Back San Diego Comic Con 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Back San Diego Comic Con 2011

Batman

Item #: comcon018

Universe: DC

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 7

Minifigures:

  1. Batman


A promotional Batman Minifigure was also given away at the New York Comic-Con. The minifigure was exactly the same, but there were slight changes to the images on the newspaper card. Instead of the newspaper being the “San Diego Brick”, it was now called “The New York Brick”. The picture of Batman on the back of the card had him watching over a black and white picture of New York City.

LEGO Batman Comic Con Minifigure 2011
LEGO Batman Comic Con Minifigure 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Front New York Comic Con 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Front New York Comic Con 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Back New York Comic Con 2011
LEGO Batman Newspaper Back New York Comic Con 2011

Green Lantern

Item #: comcon013

Universe: DC

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 6

Minifigures:

  1. Green Lantern

With a powerful cast of DC characters to choose from, it was probably a difficult decision to pick from the Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and so many more. I am sure fans had different opinions of who should have gotten a minifigure. However, the Green Lantern movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, would be hitting theatres this year. This 200 million dollar budget movie brought a lot of publicity with it.

The Green Lantern minifigure was given away at the San Diego Comic Con. 1,500 luck fans had a chance to win one of these exclusive minifigure through a raffle. The minifigure has a closer resemblance to Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern costume. The minifigure’s head had two facial expressions. One side had him smirking and the other had an angry snarl. The piece used for Green Lantern’s dark brown, curly hair was the same one used for the Mutt Williams minifigure from the Indiana Jones Theme. LEGO fans would not see a Green Lantern minifigure again, until it was included in a 2014 building set.


The Green Lantern newspaper card had Green Lantern standing on a green brick. (It is hard to be part of the Lantern Corps and break away from your color scheme.) The background is a black and white picture of the Lantern Corps home planet Oa. This same image can be seen in many of the publicity posters for the movie. The back of the newspaper card has Green Lantern standing in front the San Diego Convention Center. It is the exact same picture that LEGO used for the Comic-Con Exclusive Batman minifigure.

LEGO Green Lantern Minifigure Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Minifigure Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Front San Diego Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Front San Diego Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Front San Diego Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Front San Diego Comic Con 2011

Green Lantern

Item #: comcon016

Universe: DC

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 6

Minifigures:

  1. Green Lantern


Once again, the same minifigure was given away at the New York Comic-Con, but with The New York Brick card instead of the San Diego Brick. The back image was also of New York’s skyline. However, this was a different image and had Green Lantern flying over the city.

LEGO Green Lantern Minifigure Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Minifigure Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Front New York Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Front New York Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Back New York Comic Con 2011
LEGO Green Lantern Newspaper Back New York Comic Con 2011

Superman

Item #: comcon017

Universe: DC

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 7

Minifigures:

  1. Superman

When people think of Superheroes, it is Superman who pops into everybody’s minds. He is the archetype for many of today’s superheroes. A minifigure for The Man Of Steel had to happen.

The Superman minifigure was only given away at the New York Comic-Con. A few lucky guest at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center were able to get their hands on this collector item. Superman’s signature curl ment a new black hairpiece had to be created. His face had two expressions painted on opposite sides. While one side gave him a serious look, the other had him grinning. Superman was put in his classic costume, and muscles were painted onto his torso.


The minifigure came with a card made to look like The New York Brick newspaper. The front has Superman standing on a yellow brick, in front of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The back of the card has Superman flying over a black and white picture of New York City, very similar to the one used for the Green Lantern card.

LEGO Superman Minifigure Comic Con 2011
LEGO Superman Minifigure Comic Con 2011
LEGO Superman Newspaper Front Comic Con 2011
LEGO Superman Newspaper Front Comic Con 2011
LEGO Superman Newspaper Front Comic Con 2011
LEGO Superman Newspaper Front Comic Con 2011

THE SUPER CHALLENGE

LEGOs are fun for kids and adults of all ages. These interactive building toys allow people to stretch their imagination. You can create your own adventure or come up with your own creative design. They are also highly collectible and worth a lot more if you never open the box. However, that’s no fun. LEGO encouraged people to have some fun with these promotional minifigures and put their imagination to work. Fans could make a live-action movie, stop-motion video, build a scene, take a photo or draw a picture for a chance to win a complete collection of LEGO Super Heroes sets and secret prizes. One winner was chosen each month from August to December. One lucky grand prize winner won a trip to California, where they would get to visit Warner Bros. Studios, WB Animation, and LEGOLAND. All builders had to do was upload their artistic project onto LEGOSUPERHEROES.com.

Sources

www.brickset.com
www.legowikia.com
Being overly obsessed with superheroes

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      LEGOdomenick 3 years ago

      I am looking forward to creating scenes and films with characters from both Marvel and DC comics.