(Written by Batman – with a little help from William)
With the most important movie in cinematic history about to be released, there has to be equally awesome merchandise. And if you are going to have a review of these impressive items, you need the best reviewer of all times! So, instead of having some guy named Will feebly putting words together, I, Batman, have stepped in to make this review worthy for all of you! You’re welcome… 🙂
No matter where I go, I dispense justice! Like when I went down to gator country, I was totally prepared to handle any villains. So let me tell you about what the #70907 LEGO Batman Movie Killer Croc Tail Gator set is all about.
➡ THE LEGO BATMAN BAT-SKI (JET-SKI)
I was taking it easy, looking awesome on my Bat-ski. Most people would call it a jet-ski, but they’d be wrong! It’s much more incredible than your run-of-the-mill aquatic recreational vehicle. It’s an instrument of extreme Battitude! Note the slim design with sliders, so I can float over any surface. Hmm, might even be able to drive down the street with this thing… Also, check out the sweet Bat-fins on the back. That helps for reasons I can’t get into right now, just know that they are super cool and secret.
It also features an adjustable handlebar in case I feel like changing things up. Maybe I’m holding it one handed or leaning back. Kids, remember to follow all jet-ski rules, the ability to “change things up” is one of my special powers. Stay safe… Oh, and speaking about safety, this is where things get dangerous! Like I said before, this is a Machine of Justice, and I hand out that justice with the left and right stud-shooters on either side of the Bat-ski! That’s right, I am doubly prepared for any criminal, even on vacation. And it was a good thing I was, because Killer Croc had his own recreational vehicle.
➡ THE LEGO KILLER CROC TAIL-GATOR (MONSTER TRUCK)
I guess for a truck, it’s fairly big. And having real bouncing shocks is cool. It does allow Croc to drive over pretty much anything. But it can’t match the speed of the Bat-ski! So I was on his “tail” in no time. That’s when he gave me a little surprise… At the back of the truck are two mounted crates. And with a twist of a knob, they come flying off the sides of the truck. What – you might ask – are in these crates? Frogs and dynamite, but mostly frogs! Sure dynamite blows up, but frogs in the wrong environment can ruin ecosystems!
Fortunately, I noticed the vehicle had a major weakness. Because Killer Croc is so large, he has to ride in the back of the truck. This means the gear-shifter and steering wheel are extended and out in the open so he can reach them. Throw a Batarang or two and I put him in park! Once he was stopped, that’s when I realized he wasn’t alone. I’ll let the Bat Computer take it from here…
➡ THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE SET CHARACTERS
- BATMAN – Special Powers: being awesome. Real Name: secret, let’s just say super rich. Affiliation: Justice League.
- KILLER CROC – Special Powers: being really big, multiple moving parts like fingers, mouth, head, arms, and wrists, also manages to put on a large pair of pants without ruining them. Real name: Waylon Jones.
Affiliation: Secret Society of Evil Villains.
- ZEBRA-MAN (VORTEX) – Special Powers: magnetism allows him to attract and repel non-metal objects. Given his costume, also seems to have a problem with the color gray. Real Name: Jacob? David? – depends who you talk to. Affiliation: Secret Society of Evil Villains.
- TARANTULA – Special Powers: fighting skills, acrobatics skills, crazy person skills. Real Name: Catalina Marie Flores. Affiliations: unknown
➡ MORE COOL STUFF IN THIS LEGO BATMAN MOVIE SET
So after getting Killer Croc to stop, and then seeing Zebra-Man jump out of the truck, a crazy vigilante lady showed up and started attacking them both. Which gives me the perfect opportunity to point out some of the cooler pieces in the set.
First up, we have some sweet wood paneling that is printed right on the tiles. I know what you’re thinking, “Batman, we’ve already seen wood printing on tiles.” Sure we have, but these are on 1×3 tiles and 1×6 tiles. And look over here, is that a 2×3 tile? Yes, it is, because The LEGO Batman Movie sets are awesome! But the fun doesn’t stop there. The voodoo ball piece at the end of Killer Croc’s stick-shift is printed to be an eight ball. I wonder if it is magic? Hmm, might need to take it when I’m done, and ask it a few questions.
Finally, we check out the front with this cattle head. Man, Croc really needs help decorating. Anyways, right below the skull is the best thing ever; a rectangular bar with four stud connections, and it is in black?! If only I had a crowbar with me… Maybe I do have one in what is probably the best piece of all on this set! Around my super amazingly toned waist is my utility-belt. It holds my most important things, like my Bat-license, my Bat-keys, my Bat-phone, my Bat-breath-mints… you know, all the stuff that makes a superhero special.
➡ FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS LEGO BATMAN MOVIE SET
Of course everything related to Batman is awesome, but for those who are extra picky and want to see flaws in everything, there are a couple of things to point out. First of all, Killer Croc is big, and logically he’d need something huge to drive, but he looks silly driving on the back of his own vehicle. That’s like if I climbed in the trunk to drive the Batmobile – which would still be awesome, because all my stuff is cool.
The #70907 LEGO Batman Movie Killer Croc Tail Gator set is 460 pieces, and will cost $69.99 when it becomes available in January. Based on the price, it seems like much of the cost is going into the Killer Croc mould. While I understand this – after all, when people see me beat a bigger foe, they clap all the louder – if you don’t care for Croc, this set is too pricey for what you get. As for me, I’m getting all of The LEGO Batman Movie sets because I’m rich… and because I’m Batman! In the stop-motion build review below by Artifex Creation you can see the set in more detail.
As mentioned previously, the #70907 LEGO Batman Movie Killer Croc Tail Gator set is going to be available in January. However in the meantime you can check the sets released early under The LEGO Batman Movie section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Are you interested in the 70907 LEGO Batman Movie Killer Croc Tail Gator set? How do you like Killer Croc, the minifigures, and the truck? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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Interesting truck. I like the look, but I don’t think I would get it. Don’t really care for Killer Croc, and the truck is too big to add to a LEGO City. But it looks fun.
Yeah, this set is mostly about the Killer Croc bigfig. So if you are not interested in the big guy, the rest of the set is not as interesting. I do like those printed tiles though! 😀
The truck isn’t too big for Gotham!
I probably won’t buy it, but it looks pretty cool…
And yeah, what’s up with Tarantula? What would Gotham look like if vigilantes started taking the law into their own hands, operating in the shadows, attacking criminals without leaving a trace?…
I found the Batman mini figs and got fairy Batman and caveman Batman. I could only afford two .
You did? So they are out already! Cool! 😀
This is actually a really unique way of reviewing the set! 🙂
Good review, William- er, Batman. 😉
Although done in a different (though very interesting) way, all the important points were covered. Good to know about the 2X3 Tiles. One thing is bugging me, though: how can Zebra-man use magnetism to attract/repel non-metal objects? Magnetism only works on metals. Did you mean “all metals,” or is Zebra-man the first DC Super Heroes character I’ve heard of to truly break the laws of physics? 😕
Also: http://brickset.com/article/25337/stud-io-now-in-open-beta I got an email from Bricklink about this earlier today. I would try it, but since I have yet to update my computer, I’m afraid to download anything new. I haven’t even updated LDD yet…. 😕
Isn’t breaking the laws of physics the main point of having superpowers?
You got a point. 🙄
Sure, I guess it is. But I find that most superpowers don’t actually break the general laws of physics, just laws related to human capabilities.
From Wikipedia: “Zebra-Man I and II have the ability of diamagnetism which enables them to attract and/or repel stuff besides metal. Both used an inhibitor belt to control their diamagnetism.” Whatever that means. 🙄
I’m planning to try out that stud-io too. I don’t have time right now, but really curious. If you do try it, let me know what you think. 🙂
Diamagnetism seems to be the noun form of diamagnetic, which is one of the three major type of magnetism (the other two being paramagnetic and ferromagnetic). Diamagnetic substances are made up of atoms with no net magnetic field, since their electrons’ magnetic fields cancel each other out. They do react to magnetic fields, though. When exposed to a magnetic field, the motion of a diamagnetic substance’s electrons changes, causing it to produce a weak magnetic field that is opposite (180°) the direction of the field it’s exposed to. According to my physics book, all substances have this property, but it’s only apparent when there is no net field.
According to that definition, all Zebra-man did was make himself ferromagnetic and able to control that. His ability, then, is that he can produce a magnetic field that will cause objects near him to become faintly magnetic. I’m not sure how the opposite direction of those fields affects his power, but he’d need to emit an enormous magnetic field in order to make, say, wood move around magnetically. I suppose it could be possible to create a field that large, so by my response to Håkan, Zebra-man doesn’t entirely break the laws of physics. I think. Does anything I just wrote make sense, admin? 😕
Also, by Wikipedia’s descriptions of the character, I’d say the LEGO one is based off of the second version, with the mohawk.
I don’t know when I’ll be able to try Stud.io, but I will give my thoughts once I have. It’ll probably be after Christmas. 🙂
I almost failed my physics class, so I’m like the last person to be able to give an opinion on this. But it all sounds pretty scientific, so I accept whatever you say. A magnetic Zebra-Man makes total sense after all. 😀
In the Marvel Universe, I think superheroes’ costumes are made out of unstable molecules… They sound rather practical…
What??? I want my clothes to be made of unstable molecules! It sounds interesting! 🙄
It’d come in pretty handy if you’ve had too much Christmas food, or if you’re working in a rough environment.
I want one that makes my flying kicks awesomer! 😀
I got the other recent Killer Croc set to be an honorary Chima croc tribe member, but this Killer Croc (on the first one’s vehicle) will be even better!
Oh! That’s fun! 😀