Barry Allen AKA (The Flash)
Worlds Fastest Man - LEGO
Two new Lego Flash offerings from Edrick aka Lego Man.
The first is a Lego Flash with some ‘digital speediness’ added to it. I also love the wing tips on his cowl/helmet. Great work!
The next piece has a bit of a comedic slant to it; The Fastest Block Alive has decided to parlay his skills into a money making venture as a pizza delivery…block… Excellent stuff.
Hey Speed Readers,
Just a quick reminder that Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes featuring The Flash is available tomorrow, 06/19/2012. Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes features for the first time in a Lego game: open world game play, actual voice acting and a healthy roster of DC heroes and villains. In fact, this game almost sounds like Lego Justice League.
As with most games these days retail exclusive and downloadable content will be available for Lego Batman 2. Gamestop/EB Games is offering a special villains pack featuring Flash villains, Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd if you preorder by today 06/18/2012. Black Adam, Bizarro, and Black Manta are also included:
Of course this also means that if you want both at launch you will have to purchase two copies of the game to get two different codes from two different outlets. Or you could wait until they inevitably release the bonus characters as separate downloadable content. Although who knows how long that could take? Of course one could just return the unwanted, unopened copy, but should one have to go through this much trouble?
That is one of the problems I have with retailer exclusive and downloadable content. Oftentimes if you want the complete game you have to jump through hoops or shell out extra money after you’ve already plopped down 50 or 60 bucks. And for minuscule additions or things that really should have been included in the game in the first place (I’m looking at you Capcom) at that. Remember when Capcom released Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and then not six months later released a much more complete game called Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3? I won’t be purchasing another Capcom game anytime soon unless they somehow manage to pull off DC vs. Marvel. And even then I would wait six months to buy it to see if they will release a slightly cheaper version of the game, with more characters, more stages, and more awesomeness called Ultimate DC vs. Marvel.
I really can’t complain too much though as I’m going to be one of those people grabbing two copies of the game and returning one effectively contributing to the problem. Oh well. I want my bonus characters!
Who else is going to be picking up Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes? Anyone plan on preordering an extra copy for all of the bonus characters? Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading,
Hey Speed Readers,
In anticipation of the release of Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes featuring The Flash, we here at Fastest Fan Alive are going to be posting Lego Flash-related pictures all week. Here we have “Lego Superheroes” by Australian Artist, Beniamino Bradi.
A lil comic book styled pitch designed for the folks at Lego after meeting with them at SDCC. Lets hope they like it hehe
Awesome stuff. I wonder if we will ever see a DC/Marvel Lego game crossover… Doubtful but it would be epic if they could put their egos and whatever red tape aside and pull it off.
So, in anticipation of The Flash appearing for the first time as a video game Lego in Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes (due out June 19, 2012 in the US), I’m going to be posting a series of Lego Flash-related post featuring art, customs, and officially licensed knockoffs of the Flash Block Alive.
First up we will be revisiting our favorite Lego-knockoff brand, Minimates!
The story behind the DC Comics C3 series begins back in 2004 when toy companies, Art Asylum and Play-Along came together to bring us the Lego-like Minimates C3 (Create, Construct, Customize) series. The only catch was that due to conflicting licensing agreements the DC Comics mini-figures needed to be included with a C3 Construction set. While the line was short-lived we did manage to get two great Flash-related releases out of it.
First up is Wally West from Justice League Unlimited. He was released back in April of 2005 as part of the DC Comics Justice League Unlimited C3 line and came packaged with his own Mini-Flyer that I guess is designed for jaunts across the globe that could tire him out, times when he has lost his powers, or just to have really.
Since the figure is from a line based on Justice League Unlimited it features the costume from the animated series as well. This uniform also bears a strong resemblance to his 90s comic book uniform with the mask lenses and would later on inspire the short-lived redesigned “Flash: Rebirth” Wally West suit complete with the modified symbol featured on the JLU animated series and now, Young Justice. The Minimate also comes with an alternate hair piece that allows you to have an unmasked Wally on display if you so choose.
The Mini-Flyer is pretty simple to put together and a decently executed idea. Yeah, it is one of those “wtf” vehicles that Flash has in his garage (along with his motorcycles, rocket pack/skates, and glider) but at least this one makes a bit of sense in a way. The wings are designed to look like lightning bolts but really that is the only thing that really makes this flyer flashy other than the color scheme.
Stay tuned for a look at more awesome Lego Flash goodness.
New video trailer and still images for LEGO Batman 2 feature Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern and more.