'Star Wars' LEGOs Come To San Diego With A Massive Droid And A Wookiee Gunship
LEGO always manages to stand out at San Diego Comic-Con with their massive sculptures, and this year is no different. In honor of the upcoming animated show "Star Wars: Rebels," the Master Builders have created an insane sculpture of Chopper, the grumpy droid who tags along with the show's crew.
And not only is MTV News exclusively revealing your first look at the sculpture that will grace the convention floor when it opens the afternoon of July 23, but we're also pleased to reveal your first look at LEGO's Wookiee Gunship set, which will hit stores January, 2015.
You can also check out a 360 degree shot of the set, which is a preview of a new feature available on the LEGO Connect app on the con floor. Just point your mobile device (with the app) at one of the convention reveals, and it'll open a 360 degree video, just like the one below.
Which is all fine and good, but can we get to da choppa?
Chopper contains 11,774 bricks, and took the LEGO Master Builders 143 to design and build. He stands 36 inches tall, and weighs 58 pounds, which means you're going to hear a lot of people saying, "Aren't you awfully big for a droid?" around the LEGO booth.
Here's the full, official info on the Wookiee Gunship:
75084 Wookiee Gunship
Protect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees. Available January 2015, 570 pieces, $69.99.