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The LEGO Batman Movie summer sets review

The second wave of The LEGO Batman Movie sets were released just a few days ago, including a couple of sets that I would consider some of the best Batman-related official LEGO models of all time. There are five sets in the collection, and they are full of interesting details and play-features. I think Batman would be proud. I will share some of my thoughts on the sets, and I have also included video-reviews by JANGBRiCKS, so you can check out all the details and functions. So let’s take a look. 🙂

#70913 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE SCARECROW FEARFUL FACE-OFF: This is the smallest amongst the summer sets, but it comes with some interesting parts and two great minifigures. I especially like that the set offers an additional module to the power plant that we have gotten parts of in the #70900 LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Balloon Escape, the #70901 LEGO Batman Movie Mr. Freeze Ice Attack, and the #70910 LEGO Batman Movie Scarecrow Special Delivery. And it’s also nice to be able to get Scarecrow in an inexpensive set. Here is the official description: Team up with Batman to stop Scarecrow spreading fear in this action-packed The LEGO Batman Movie set. The Gyro-Copter features 2 spinning rotors, an adjustable rudder and 2 bomb-drop functions to drop the included fear gas bomb elements. Attach Batman’s jetpack with Batwings and adjustable boosters, and arm him with the grappling gun to role-play an aerial battle. The set also features a power plant mini build with an explode function for added jeopardy. Includes 2 minifigures: Scarecrow and Batman. 141 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

#70914 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE BANE TOXIC TRUCK ATTACK: The obvious main attraction of this set is Bane himself, as this is the first time we get a bigfig version of the character. The second main attraction is of course Bane’s cool looking and fully armed orange truck. Here is the official description: Stop Bane and Mutant Leader’s toxic attacks with Batman in this exciting The LEGO Batman Movie set, including Bane’s Toxic Truck, Batman’s Whirly-Bat flyer and a toxic waste mini-build with explode function. The 6-wheel truck features rear 4-wheel suspension and a mounted 6-stud rapid shooter and detachable toxic tank element. Toxic Truck measures over 4” (11cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide. Includes 2 minifigures: Batman and Mutant Leader, plus a Bane big figure. 366 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

#70915 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE TWO-FACE DOUBLE DEMOLITION: An armed-to-the-teeth tractor? Yeah, sure, bring it on! Yes, there is also Batman and the Batcycle, but it’s really the excavator that’s the star here. I could very well see this vehicle in all kinds of post-apocalyptic settings! Here is the official description: Stop the mighty Two-Face Excavator with Batman’s Batcycle in this thrilling The LEGO Batman Movie set. The Two-Face Excavator has a minifigure cabin, operational excavator arm and bucket, articulated design for smooth steering. It might look like a normal digger from one side, but check out the ‘bad side’ featuring spikes on the huge wheels and a 6-stud rapid shooter. The Batcycle features an opening minifigure cockpit, rotating double stud shooter and rotating flick missile shooter. Two-Face Excavator measures over 4” (12cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide. Includes 4 minifigures: Batman, Two-Face and two GCPD officers. 564 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

#70916 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE THE BATWING: This is one of the sleekest sets in The LEGO Batman Movie collection, featuring an extra-large Batwing with a sharp design, great color-scheme, and extra cool transformational features. The vehicle is also quite swooshable, if you want to fly it around. It’s also worth noting that the windshield is a printed piece, and could be used for other applications (like spaceships!). Here is the official description: Fly high above Gotham City in the Batwing and battle against Harley Quinn with Batman and Robin in this cool The LEGO Batman Movie set. The Batwing features an opening dual minifigure cockpit for Batman and Robin, rotating boosters, adjustable wings for flight and landing modes, 2 spring-loaded shooters, 2 disc shooters and an opening rear compartment with a car inside. Harley Quinn has a mobile cannon with a 6-stud rapid shooter. Batwing measures over 5” (15cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 18” (48cm) wide in flight mode, and over 3” (9cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 20” (53cm) wide in landing mode. Includes 3 minifigures: Batman, Robin and Harley Quinn. 1053 pieces: Price: $89.99 BUY HERE

#70917 LEGO BATMAN MOVIE THE ULTIMATE BATMOBILE: This set features the biggest, baddest, ultimate vehicle for Batman; the Ultimate Batmobile. It’s basically the black version of the #70816 LEGO Movie Benny’s Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! (because Batman only works in black and sometimes very-very dark gray). The Batmobile can be split into four separate vehicles for the ultimate battle scene. I highly recommend checking out the video-review on this one, as the features are very interesting. Here is the official description: Team up with The LEGO Batman Movie characters Batman, Batgirl, Robin and Alfred Pennyworth (in Batsuit) to give the Super-Villains quadruple trouble with The Ultimate Batmobile! This amazing model divides into 4 separate vehicles: the Batmobile, Batwing, Bat-Tank and Batcycle. The Batmobile features foldout boosters and 4 stud shooters, while the Batwing has foldout wings and 2 spring-loaded shooters. The Batcycle has foldable wheels and the heavily-armored Bat-Tank boasts 2 hidden 6-stud rapid shooters. The Ultimate Batmobile measures over 4” (12cm) high, 14” (37cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide. The set also includes the rotating Bat-Signal with a LEGO light brick, Polka-Dot Man’s flying disc, plus 8 minifigures: Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Polka-Dot Man, Alfred Pennyworth (in Batsuit), Wicked Witch of the West and two Flying Monkeys. 1456 pieces. Price: $139.99 – BUY HERE

In the video-player below you can find reviews of all five sets by JANGBRRiCKS. You can watch them one after another, or use the drop-down list in the upper left-hand corner to select the review you would like to see.

If you are a Batman fan, and you can only get one set from this wave, I would highly recommend the #70917 LEGO Batman Movie The Ultimate Batmobile. It is probably the best version of the Batmobile LEGO ever released. It looks excellent, and is jam-packed with play-features. It’s really the Ultimate Batmobile in every way. If you can get two sets, pair the Batmobile with the #70916 LEGO Batman Movie Batwing, and you will have two of the best Batman vehicles of the entire collection. The smaller sets are also nice, but I wouldn’t consider them essential, unless you are looking for very specific parts or minifigures. Remember that the #70914 Lego Batman Movie Bane Toxic Truck Attack, is the only set with a large version of Bane, so you might be interested in that set as well. You can find all five sets, along with the previous releases, under The LEGO Batman Movie section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the second wave of The LEGO Batman Movie sets? Are you planning to get any of them? Do you have some of them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉

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  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 1:39 PM

    I may wait and do a bulk shopping on batman sets for my birthday ( in August ). Will see how my patients holds out. I think the second wave is about larger vehicles than the first wave ,which was more about the mini figs. I could be wrong . The Batman vs scarecrow might be my first LEGO Batman movie set. (Ever).

    • admin June 4, 2017, 3:24 PM

      That’s a good point about the first wave giving us the key minifigs and entry level sets. The second set of most themes usually brings in the larger sets for the most die-hard fans, so it all makes sense. I also want that Scarecrow, but will probably just get it on BrickLink. 😀

  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 4:27 PM

    I am up the air about it . ( I go back and fourth . undecided on most sets) Oh , Jangbricks has an interesting research on the LEGO pricing and variations over the years.

    • admin June 4, 2017, 4:34 PM

      Yeah, I watched that video this morning. It is pretty interesting, especially the very high price of City sets. I have been avoiding City sets for this very reason, and only get the ones I really-really want, or just wait until they are discounted. It is interesting that Creator, which is a very similar theme in many ways, has much more reasonable prices.

  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 5:59 PM

    That’s why I put my self on a budget (you have to , don’t have a choice .) like I’ll get sets that are $60 or $50 dollars and try not to go over ( key word try.) The Batman sets , there are enough $30/ $20. sets( and under) . I ‘ll leave the more expensive sets for birthdays/ holidays. Here is something interesting , I heard kids say that they think LEGO has gotten greedy. These are kids saying this ( young ,12/10 year old) . I try and do my best to defend LEGO but, even I am questioning there tactics. I guess it is what it is. I could stop collecting all together , but where is the fun is that and go to therapy to help me stop . I just might keep going until I am out of room.

    • Håkan June 4, 2017, 7:37 PM

      They’ve always been a commercial company. Their business isn’t charity.

    • admin June 4, 2017, 8:28 PM

      LEGO was always expensive; a quality toy that provided both education and entertainment. I remember reading an article (with lots of statistics) that looked into the price of LEGO through time, and based on cost of living, LEGO is actually cheaper now than it was in the past. There are also a lot more options to choose between small, medium and large sets. Here is the article I was referring to: http://www.realityprose.com/what-happened-with-lego/

      I think the main difference now and a few decades ago is that previously the focus was on getting a few sets (maybe one or two a year if the kid was lucky), and then maximizing their use by lots of free-building. Parents got whatever LEGO set was available at their local store for Christmas or birthdays, and that was it. And kids were satisfied.

      Now, the focus is so much on collecting, which is fueled by all the free information available on the Internet. Kids want to have it all! When I was growing up there was no such a thing as collecting a whole product line of anything. Toy companies put different products at different markets, and consumers bought whatever was available locally.

      For LEGO fans there was no such thing as Brickset and BrickLink, or even LEGO’s own website, where you could check all the sets that are available in every theme in every country. We sometimes got a catalog that had some creative ideas and pictures of other sets, but if they were not available, than you had to live with that, or try to build your own version. You couldn’t just order a special set or minifig from some other country to complete a collection.

      Don’t listen to twelve-year-olds. They think they are smart, but their brain and critical thinking skills are still very much under development. Encourage them to learn, research and express themselves, but don’t take what they say too seriously. 🙄

  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 8:28 PM

    True, neither is bankruptcy. Which probably won’t effect them right away, it will in time. Considering , ( in the beginning) they lost their factory twice and there Business struggled in the late 80s early 90s, until STAR WARS got on board and it grew since than. I think what happened is the consumers demand got so demanding on how they what the sets and themes to grow ( and improve). That it becomes expensive for LEGO that they( I think I could be wrong) had to balance things between us( the customers) and there company. It’s not easy. This is why I don’t like people nitpicking over the sets like vultures on a carcass, because if they(LEGO) are listen to us and there goal is to make us happy .well there you go it cost money to make money, but, at what cost? Like it said I could be wrong.

    • admin June 4, 2017, 8:41 PM

      I thought you may have missed the link I included in my other comment. Here is a fascinating research into LEGO’s price history. It’s a long article, but worth reading: http://www.realityprose.com/what-happened-with-lego/

      The short version is that LEGO is now actually cheaper than ever before, but it is still expensive compared to other toys. LEGO prides itself and is known for high quality, highly educational, and long-lasting products. LEGO also cares for the environment, for the welfare of their employees, and conducts extensive research into child-development. They are on the leading edge on almost every aspect of their business. All that pioneering costs significant amount of money.

      Notice that almost all other toy manufacturers simply copy what LEGO does, which means they can skip all the research and all the developmental stages to put a new product on the market for a lesser price. It is also worth noting that just because something is cheap, it doesn’t mean that more people will buy it. While LEGO is spending more, they are also selling more than the competitors because people do appreciate quality (even with all the wining about higher prices).

  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 8:40 PM

    I usually don’t, kids these days are spoiled and own more electronic devices than I do. We all have ways of dealing with it some times we gripe and complain on THE BRIKBLOGGER, and you(Admin) are the olive branch to keep piece among us. Thank you for listening,

    • admin June 4, 2017, 8:43 PM

      Yeah, tell me about it! I was just dealing with some special snowflakes this morning who needed their safe space. I’m genuinely worried about this generation sometimes… 🙄

  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 9:24 PM

    I must of missed your comment as I was writing the next. Anyways I’ll just stick to my budget and worrie about my assumption on LEGO sets, I mean if I can’t afford it then I can’t afford,but, I will do my best to support LEGO as much(must feed my LEGO monster) as I can . I’ll try not to fall in the trolls traps out there. Yes , I’ll read the article.

    • admin June 4, 2017, 10:21 PM

      Yeah, that’s the best way to go, otherwise it’s easy to get stressed out. There are so many awesome things out there that are way beyond what most of us will likely ever have. So it’s best to remain grateful for what we have, be happy for those who have more, and assist others who have less. Always look for inspiration. 🙂

  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 9:59 PM

    I just read the article on the price charts. It is much clearer now and I ‘ve always appreciate the work that LEGO put into there product ( that’s a no brainier .) So…..o k.

    • admin June 4, 2017, 10:23 PM

      Yes, it’s a great reference material, and also an excellent resource you can refer others to. 🙂

  • Legostuff71 June 4, 2017, 10:46 PM

    I agree , appreciate what you have and remember those that don’t have what you have.Also to remember that there are more important things to worry about than on weather or not you can or can not buy the most expensive LEGO set out there. Consider your self lucky if you can. Life is to short to worry about things. Happiness is found with in and not in a LEGO set ( it lights the fire though lol).

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