One of the most talked about 2015 summer LEGO sets has been the #76035 LEGO Super Heroes Jokerland from the DC Comics universe. The set is big, bad, and incredibly fun. Plus there are eight minifigures; several of them unique to the set. So let’s take a closer look. 🙂
Here is the official description of the set: Rescue rookie heroes from the horrifying Jokerland! The Joker and his team of villains have transformed Gotham City’s amusement park into the nightmarish Jokerland and trapped Starfire, Beast Boy and Robin. Drive to the rescue with Batman in the awesome Batmobile. Dodge the cannon and target the clown robot with the shooting missiles. Then it’s time for some serious super-jumping action to bring down the villains. Bam! Topple The Penguin from his podium. Wham! Launch a perfectly aimed jump to release Robin from his upside-down bike ride with Harley Quinn. Pow! Take down Poison Ivy from her swinging branch. Finally, knock The Joker from the clown’s mouth down the slide and into the poison pool chamber! Includes 8 minifigures with assorted accessories: Batman, Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, The Penguin, The Joker, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. 1037 pieces. Price: $119.99 – BUY HERE
Basically what we have here is an amusement park that has gone bad, which actually opens up the opportunity to place this set right into your LEGO City layout. The fact that the various rides are separate units allows you to put them in whatever configuration you want – making the set extremely versatile. It would be quite fun to mix the LEGO Super Heroes Jokerland with the #10247 LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel and the #10244 LEGO Creator Fairground Mixer for a huge fairground with hidden evil rides. Just sayin’… 😈
There are four rides in the set, and again, you can configure them any way you want. The Joker ride features a clown face with tilting hat, rolling eyes, mouth with podium for The Joker, slide, poison pool chamber and a mirror house. It is the largest of the rides and measures 11” (29cm) high, 9” (23cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep. As you will see in the video-review below by JANGBRiCKS it is full of fun play-features. The Poison Ivy ride features 3 seats, man-eating plant with snapping jaws, and handcuffs. The Harley Quinn ride includes a motorbike in a new color, attachment underneath for captured passenger, handcuffs, Super-Jumper-activated bike launch function, and garbage cans on fire! The Penguin ride features rear-wheel-operated rotating duck seats, The Penguin’s podium with Super-Jumper-activated-toppling function, penguin, handcuffs, 3 dynamite sticks and hidden sharks. There is also a clown robot with a firing cannon, 3 cannonballs and a dynamite stick.
If that’s not enough, the set also includes a really good looking Batmobile with opening cockpit, two spring-loaded missiles, two rear stud-shooters, and giant batwings. The Batmobile is quite large at over 2” (7cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide. JAGNBRiCKS mentions he doesn’t like the round piece at the front that hides the stud-shooters, but I think it looks great. If you don’t like it, you can also take the pieces off and the stud-shooters will still work just fine.
The minifigs in the LEGO Super Heroes Jokerland are excellent. There are eight minifigs in total: Batman, Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, The Penguin, The Joker, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Several of the minifigures are unique to this set, while others are variations we haven’t seen before. Batman has legs with two color plastic that represent boots, and Robin has two color plastic on his arms for shirt-sleeves. Starfire and Beast Boy are completely new characters, with Starfire having some really nice metallic printing on her arms. Seven of the eight minifigs have alternate faces and they all come with front and back torso printing. As you can see, LEGO did an excellent job on all of them, which should make collectors very happy.
All in all this set is a great combination of fun play-features, versatility, interesting elements, and a great selection of minifigures. DC Super Heroes fans probably get it right away, and as I mentioned it can also be interesting for LEGO City fans as a unique addition to their city layout. The price is on the high side, but it is not unreasonable based on the piece-count. There are so many exciting new LEGO sets in this price-range however that I think it will come down to which one do you like the best. The #76035 LEGO Super Heroes Jokerland is definitely a strong contender and there is really nothing negative I can say about it. The set is available under the LEGO DC Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Super Heroes Jokerland set? Are you planning to add it to your collection? And what do you think of the minifigures? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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