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LEGO Batman Movie sets review – part 7

by admin on January 31, 2017

in LEGO Super Heroes

The LEGO Batman Movie is going to be released in just a few days! Exciting, isn’t it? While we have reviewed a good number of The LEGO Batman Movie sets already (see links at the end of this post), there are still some that we haven’t discussed. So today we will take a look at two of the vehicles – both belonging to Batman; the #70905 LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile, and the #70908 LEGO Batman Movie Scuttler. 🙂

#70905 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE THE BATMOBILE: This version of the Batmobile is not meant to be a replica of any of the classic bat vehicles, but it does borrow some elements from the originals to make it instantly recognizable. It’s all black with just a touch of red and “very-very dark gray” (as Batman would say), and of course it has batwings. It is interesting that LEGO choose to use a new trans-yellow window instead of trans-clear or trans-black. It should make LEGO Classic Space fans very happy.

The use of unique elements doesn’t stop with the windscreen. There are very useful and new parts throughout the set. Some of the most notable ones are two 2x2x2 robot bodies and 2×2 robot heads in black, large engine piece in black, eleven 1×2 ingots in black, various size curved slopes in black, four pentagonal tiles (Nexo Knights shields) in black, six macaroni bricks in pearl-dark-gray, and 1 trans-clear LEGO Bionicle tooth piece.

The Batmobile also has some play-features. The roof can be popped off via a knob at the back, and there are a couple of small stud-shooters. The main feature of the vehicle is the multidirectional wheels. Here is the official description with more details, and you can also watch the video-review below: Race through Gotham City in pursuit of Man-Bat and the Kabuki Twins in the Batmobile. This set from The LEGO Batman Movie features the Batmobile with a dual cockpit for Batman and Robin, two stud shooters and multidirectional wheels for three different modes—race mode, monster truck mode and parallel-parking mode. Man-Bat is equipped with a dynamite element and the Kabuki Twins each have claws to intensify the role-play battle action. Includes five minifigures: Batman, Robin, Man-Bat and the Kabuki Twins. The Batmobile measures over 3” (10cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide in race mode. 581 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

#70908 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE THE SCUTTLER: This is one interesting vehicle. Sort of somewhere between a cool mech and a creepy creature. It is shaped like a bat, but with no wings. The arms can be extended quite far, the head is fully posable with adjustable ears, and there is also a hidden jetpack for Batman and a net-shooter.

The minifigure selection in this set is excellent. Of course we get Batman, The Joker with a new hairpiece and a fabric coattail, and Poison Ivy comes with that gorgeous new hairpiece and a bunch of posable vines. Commissioner Gordon is all decked out with printing on the front and back of his torso, as well as on the arms. Barbara Gordon, on the other hand, comes with a completely plain torso, which is surprising. She does have dual moulded arms and a vest to give her some more interesting details. I would say that Dick Grayson steals the show with his glittery suit and a new bowtie piece.

Here is the official description: Ride The Scuttler with Batman to rescue hostages taken by The Joker at Commissioner Gordon’s retirement party, with this exciting set from The LEGO Batman Movie. The highly posable Scuttler features a net shooter, six stud shooters, extendable arms, an opening minifigure cockpit and hidden jetpack for Batman. Batman is also equipped with a Batarang to take on The Joker, Poison Ivy and her vine monster. Includes six minifigures: Batman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, Commissioner Gordon, Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson. The Scuttler measures over 8” (22cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 10” (27cm) long with arms retracted, and over 14” (38cm) long with arms extended. 775 pieces. Price: $79.99 – BUY HERE

There are a number of great vehicles in The LEGO Batman Movie lineup, and it really depends on your personal taste which one you like the best. Neither The LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile or The Scuttler are classic Batman vehicles, however I think they are excellent for parts and as starter sets for customization. All those black elements and interesting accessories give you a lot to work with. I wouldn’t call these the best Batman vehicles ever, but they give Batman something to tinker with. And both sets come with a generous number of minifigures, including some exclusive characters. You can find both sets at The LEGO Batman Movie section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like The LEGO Batman Movie vehicles? Are you planning to get either of them? Or do you have them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉

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Håkan January 31, 2017 at 12:47 PM

The wings on the Scuttler are probably supposed to be folded, as a bat in a scuttling walk.

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admin January 31, 2017 at 4:03 PM

Yes, that very well could be. Walking bats are creepy though! 😈

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Håkan January 31, 2017 at 8:25 PM

You can google on “walking bat” to see some images and videos. Apparently, sometimes bats walk even though they are fully capable of flying, since it’s a way to stay hidden from predators…

They look rather weird, though. Like rats or mice with scrawny insect legs…

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admin January 31, 2017 at 8:35 PM

It’s getting close to my bedtime… maybe I shouldn’t Google that now. 😈

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PrashBricks January 31, 2017 at 12:59 PM

These trans-yellow pieces are great!

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brickmaster January 31, 2017 at 1:40 PM

What’s a scuttler? Is that like a real word? It looks so creepy.

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Håkan January 31, 2017 at 2:56 PM
admin January 31, 2017 at 4:05 PM

It also means a deep bucket for carrying coal, but I don’t think that applies here. 🙄

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VaderFan2187 February 22, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Hahaha!

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Hayato January 31, 2017 at 2:50 PM

I like the Batmobile. Great parts and transforming features. The Scuttler is too weird to me, and Jang’s review didn’t convince me otherwise. But the Batmobile is solid fun.

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admin January 31, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Yes, the Batmobile is definitely a more traditional vehicle, and I like how it can conveniently turn its wheels to parallel park! 😀

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Legostuff71 January 31, 2017 at 3:49 PM

I don’t think I will get these sets . Partly because I have a lot of Batman sets and I am trying to put a limit on how much of a theme I want( more of things I don’t have in themes I have and need to complete them.) It’s very hard and tempting but , I need to stick to the plan . I also made the mistake of taking inventory of what I have and I have a lot of themes of various sets . So, I am going to try to appreciate what I have and try not to Focus on what’s come out ( unless it’s something I need for my themes I already have.) Wish me luck!

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admin January 31, 2017 at 4:07 PM

I know the struggle. But once you have a good selection of sets and loose parts, it is easier to be satisfied with what you have, and only occasionally binge on a new set. The summer sets are just starting to show up from the German toy fair, and so far nothing grabbed my attention… which is a good thing, as I would like to indulge in the spring Elves sets. 🙄

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Legostuff71 January 31, 2017 at 4:51 PM

It does help to be selective on sets( when you have a lot at home ). When start collecting anything it does become addicting and to known to slow down or stop is not an easy decision. But , when I look at some of my older sets it’ s like Christmas or something as joyful and it becomes all new again. Is it true there’s a jungle theme coming out this summer?

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admin January 31, 2017 at 5:08 PM

Well, the jungle theme is kind of disappointing. It is pretty much a bunch of yellow vehicles, similar to what we got in the volcano theme. Don’t expect some big beautiful jungle either. Just some small trees representing a jungle. But we do get a new panther mould, which is nice. Here is a picture: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP7nVTNh1_F/?taken-by=promobricks

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Legostuff71 January 31, 2017 at 6:46 PM

I was thinking. It could go with the dinosaur theme ( yellow a red) .

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admin January 31, 2017 at 8:34 PM

Hm… not a bad idea…

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Håkan January 31, 2017 at 8:35 PM

The vehicles don’t look very interesting, though… The Friends Jungle Rescue theme was more creative…

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Håkan February 1, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Some good images and videos on this site.

It’s all in beautiful schönklingendes German, though, so you should probably try a word search for “Dschungel”, or do a web translation to find the relevant pictures.

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Håkan February 1, 2017 at 10:58 AM
admin February 1, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Yes, they go to the Toy Fair every year and create great video footage and pictures. We will talk about the toy fair in more detail in a couple of days. 🙂

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Håkan February 1, 2017 at 8:31 PM
admin February 1, 2017 at 10:38 PM

Thanks! 🙂

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VaderFan2187 February 22, 2017 at 2:28 PM

The Batmobile looks pretty awesome (though the Ultimate one is of course better) but I don’t like the Scuttler. It looks like a mess.

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