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LEGO Batman Movie sets review – part 8

by admin on March 28, 2017

in LEGO Super Heroes

There are a couple of sets related to The LEGO Batman Movie that we haven’t talked about yet – both vehicles, belonging to the badguys. So today we will discuss the #70903 LEGO Batman Movie The Riddler Riddle Racer, and the #70911 LEGO Batman Movie The Penguin Arctic Roller. If you are wondering where are the reviews of the other awesome badguy vehicles, like the #70906 LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Notorious Lowrider and the #70907 LEGO Batman Movie Killer Croc Tail Gator, you can find links at the end of this post. 🙂

#70903 LEGO THE RIDDLER RIDDLE RACER: This set comes with a really nice vehicle and a fantastic collection of minifigures. The vehicle itself is like an old style racecar with nice curves, great colors, and a solid design. If you want, you could easily transform it into a generic car for your LEGO city. I think it would also look really good in red, as another option for colors. The main play-feature is a couple of tastefully hidden spring-loaded shooters, which you won’t even notice unless you flip-up the back. The arrangement of the lights at the front is particularly well done. A great car from every side and angle.

The set also includes five minifigures, four of which are exclusives. Batman appears in most of The LEGO Batman Movie sets, but The Riddler, Magpie, Calendar Man, and Kite Man only come in this set. That’s an amazing collection of unique characters! Calendar Man particularly stands out as an elaborately designed and decorated character, and I also like that the fancy armor piece on Magpie now comes in black (previously it only appeared in gold in a couple of sets).

Here is the official description: Take on four Super-Villains at once in The LEGO Batman Movie: The Riddler Riddle Racer set, featuring the Riddle Racer vehicle with two hidden flip-up spring-loaded shooters. Team up with Batman to defeat The Riddler, Kite Man, Magpie and Calendar Man. Also includes Kite Man’s detachable glider pack with posable wings, Batman’s Batarang, Magpie’s dynamite elements and other role-play-inspiring weapons and accessory elements. Includes five minifigures: Batman, The Riddler, Magpie, Calendar Man and Kite Man. 254 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#70911 LEGO THE PENGUIN ARCTIC ROLLER: This is the set I have been most excited about from The LEGO Batman Movie line, because of the gorgeous classic vehicle, similar to the Hispano-Suiza H6 (link to Wikipedia page) produced between 1919 and 1933. It is interesting to note that the H6 actually had a 6-wheeled version similar to the Arctic Roller, that was special ordered by the King of Greece, and is now in the Forney Museum in Denver.

The front fenders of the vehicle take advantage of the fairly new air-balloon pieces – an absolutely inspired solution to create the beautiful curves. Unfortunately, the shape and size of these large pieces also enforce grave limitation. Thus, while the vehicle looks beautiful from the front and the sides, it appears very strange from the top, because of the very long, but very narrow design. (The windshield and cabin are only four studs wide, and can accommodate just one minifigure.) So depending on from what angle you look at this car, you will love it or hate it. Fortunately, there are more good angles than bad ones, so it can be very impressive on display.

Just like the previous vehicle, this one also has some really well-hidden spring-loaded shooters, which can be used as a play-feature, or completely ignored. There is also a functioning (although very narrow) trunk, with a mini escape pod for The Penguin. The two minifigures in this set are The Penguin and Batman. The Penguin comes with a newly designed top hat, removable fur collar piece, and folder up umbrella – all very nice accessories.

Here is the official description: Join Batman’s pursuit of The Penguin in The LEGO Batman Movie: The Penguin Arctic Roller set. The Arctic Roller vehicle features a minifigure cockpit with removable roof, dual spring-loaded shooter and loads of quirky penguin details. Add an extra dimension to the chase by opening the trunk and placing The Penguin on his penguin mini escape pod. Includes two minifigures: Batman and The Penguin. 305 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

At least in my opinion, some of the most impressive sets in The LEGO Batman Movie collection are the ones with classic-style cars. The #70903 LEGO Batman Movie The Riddler Riddle Racer is a very solid vehicle that looks sweet and is fun to play with. The #70906 LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Notorious Lowrider is probably the most realistic amongst all the cars (except for the outrageous colors), and it comes with working suspension. The #70911 LEGO Batman Movie The Penguin Arctic Roller has beautiful colors and striking curves, but it doesn’t look good from all angles. Below I have included video-reviews of both sets from JANGBRiCKS so you see the vehicles and minifigs in more detail.

What do you think? How do you like The LEGO Batman Movie vehicles? Do you have a favorite? Have you gotten any of them already? Feel free to share your own review and thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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Diamond655 March 28, 2017 at 10:39 AM

This is a bit off-topic, but can we just sit back a bit and appreciate how well LEGO did in keeping the LEGO Batman Movie sets completely spoiler-free so far? The older LEGO Movie sets hit spoiler territory fairly fast, but I could not gather the slightest clue what the actual plot was from these sets.

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PrashBricks March 28, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Now you are mentioning it…

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admin March 28, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Not just the sets, but also the trailers. I was disappointed with how much I learned about The LEGO Movie from the trailers. The Batman Movie trailers were much better and keeping the story under wraps, while also being exciting.

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Legostuff71 March 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Very Tempting sets, every time I see the Batman movie sets Iwould have to talk myself out of buying any ( stay with the themes I have and don’t start something new .) It gets harder every time . I may just give in one day. Never underestimate the power of the LEGO .

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admin March 28, 2017 at 4:23 PM

The Batman Movie collection is actually not that addicting. There is a great variety of sets, and they don’t have that “you have to collect them all” vibe. Personally, I like the small sets the most. My favorite is the Joker set with all those new type of balloons. I needed balloons in my LEGO city. 😀

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DavidH March 28, 2017 at 5:25 PM

I’m waiting for the big Batmobile coming this summer. But I really like the Arctic Roller too.

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DavidH March 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Interesting that there is a real vehicle that looks so similar. I didn’t know about that. Thanks for adding that little tidbit in.

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admin March 28, 2017 at 5:34 PM

You’re very welcome. I thought it was interesting too. 🙂

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admin March 28, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Oh, yes, that’s going to be awesome! 😀

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Legostuff71 March 28, 2017 at 5:36 PM

I agree,I was thinking of getting the cat woman cat cycle chase and the joker balloon escape. Just to get the Basic and just stay on the inexpensive side.

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Håkan March 28, 2017 at 8:31 PM

My friend bought the Catcycle Chase on sale. He thought that, for the size, the building techniques were really insane…

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admin March 28, 2017 at 8:45 PM

Yes, that’s another great set. 🙂

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admin March 28, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Sounds like a good plan. 🙂

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Legostuff71 March 28, 2017 at 9:29 PM

No, what’s insane is the Bane vehicle that’s coming out soon. That looks like it’s worth getting. Maybe I ‘ll just break down a little more and get some of the Second wave sets.

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PrashBricks March 29, 2017 at 12:48 PM

I agree a little, though I would probably do it for that heli-thing-copter… 😉

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Julien March 29, 2017 at 3:19 AM

About the car of the set 70903 i was thinking to the red car of the US serie “Hardcastle and McCormick” with a cody coyote…from the 80′
I loved this serie when i was young,i’m 40 now since the 2nd of March 🙁
So i think in red it can be a good color.
Me too i like the small sets of this theme, the next batmobile will be great !

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admin March 29, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Ahhh… interesting! I had this feeling that the Riddler’s car would look good in red! That’s an excellent example! 😀

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Legostuff71 March 29, 2017 at 8:34 AM

It’s good to know that I ‘m not the only oldest (45) person on this site. I thought the Brickblogger was for younger groups . Maybe it is and just blew my cover. I am a kid at heart . ( does that count?) Yeah the Bat mobile looks very cool , but, the cost is a bit much for me.

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admin March 29, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Our demographics is somewhere between the LEGO message boards (which is for young kids), and Brickset and similar older forums (for mature AFOLs). So basically we have mostly mid-teens to adults who are newer to the hobby. But we do have regulars who fall out of this range on either side. I hang out at forums with older folks at times, as they have immense knowledge about the hobby, but they can also be a bit on the grumpy side. And little kids… well, little kids can be either cute or annoying. So from the very beginning my target was teens to adults who are new to the hobby. They are my favorite peeps, and yes, kids at heart are included. 😀

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Legostuff71 March 29, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Oh, good . I been collecting Lego sets for about 11 years and I am still learning . I go to this site because you are up front and you tell it how it is. No I am not a grumpy adult and like I said I am a kid at heart . So, I guess I can be annoying ?lol.

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Legostuff71 March 29, 2017 at 12:06 PM

One more thing. I listen to what children say and understand it ( I have nephews) . The fact that I didn’t lose my inner child and have a vivid imagination still that I can keep doing stuff with Lego that’s a gift and that I don’t take for granted . To be young and old at the same time that’s something that everybody wants .

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admin March 29, 2017 at 1:22 PM

Wise words…

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