NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NEW YORK COMIC-CON – LEGO Systems, Inc., in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today unveiled its first six building sets inspired by the popular DC Super Hero Girls franchise. Featuring a powerful and diverse roster of renowned female DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls building sets engage children's creativity and imagination to recreate the property's action-packed, high school based storyline. To leverage the momentum of the franchise this holiday gifting season, the company is advancing availability of three of the six new building sets to hit shelves on November 27, 2016, only in the United States, Canada and Mexico, with the remaining three becoming available during the originally scheduled global launch in January 2017. Additional mission-based building sets will launch globally in August 2017. New York Comic Con attendees are the first to preview the new collection at the LEGO booth #1336 in Hall 3B at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from October 6-9.
"We are really thrilled to bring to life the combination of teamwork, fun and action-packed missions found in this DC Super Hero universe on our LEGO minidoll platform," said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing and entertainment for the LEGO Group. "The DC Super Hero Girls story translates so well into construction play, inspiring great vehicles and structures with surprising features that, together with the DC Super Hero Girls characters, provide hours of creative building and role play fun."
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, DC Super Hero Girls provides children with a relatable world filled with aspirational characters, immersive stories and action-packed missions that inspire girls aged 7-10 to be smart, courageous and empowered to be an everyday Super Hero. Centering around some of the most renowned DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains as they learn to develop and harness their super powers at Super Hero High, the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls collection features 11 iconic DC Super Hero Girls characters in LEGO form including: Wonder Woman™, Batgirl™, Supergirl™, Harley Quinn™, Poison Ivy™, Bumblebee™, Flash™, Eclipso™, Lena Luther™, Lashina™ and Mad Harriet™.
"Together with our long-standing partners at the LEGO Group, we're excited to bring DC Super Hero Girls to life in LEGO form," said Kelly Gilmore, Senior Vice President of Global Toys for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "Capturing these strong, brave and powerful characters and empowering storylines, children around the world can now work on their super building powers as they play and rebuild together with their favorite DC Super Hero characters."
LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl™ Batjet ($24.99), Harley Quinn™ to the Rescue ($29.99), and Super Hero High School ($79.99) building sets will be available beginning on November 27 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and launch globally in January 2017. Three additional building sets make up the global January launch, including Lashina™ Tank ($14.99), Bumblebee™ Helicopter ($14.99), and Wonder Woman™ Dorm Room ($19.99).
New York Comic Con Activities
In addition to the building sets, fans will be delighted by LEGO Master Builder creations, including life-sized LEGO models of DC Super Hero Girls™ Supergirl™ and Harley Quinn™ standing over 5-feet tall each, plus a massive tryptic LEGO mosaic built from LEGO Bricks featuring DC Super Heroes Bumblee™, Wonder Woman™ and Batgirl™ characters. A LEGO version of DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl™ will be given away to lucky winners in a daily drawing beginning on Thursday, October 6, starting at 12:30pm ET, while supplies last.
To secure an opportunity to receive the special LEGO DC Super Hero Girls giveaway, show attendees with a 4-Day Fan badge, 3-Day Fan Badge or Single Fan badge should head to the back of Hall 1E for a 12:30pm drawing. There will be one drawing per person, per day. Prizes will be awarded onsite.
Fans who are not attending New York Comic Con have a chance to win the exclusive LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl™ giveaway via Twitter by following @LEGO_Group and the hashtag #LEGONYCC.
About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough", the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2016 the LEGO Group.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
DC Universe and all related characters are elements or trademarks of and © 2016 DC Comics. (s15)
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SOURCE LEGO Systems, Inc.