We saw a glimpse of these right before NYCC, but at the show the main focus of the booth was Batman and the Super Hero Girls. The Super Hero Girls sets looked amazing, such a great start to the property, but they were eclipsed by the LEGO Batman Movie.
The highlight and focus of the booth was the LEGO Batman Movie. The first three sets were shown off as well as the two shown at SDCC this year. What was first thought to be a Juniors set will be a regular LEGO set, Mr. Freeze. From the look of the build it could be a Juniors set, but the new Freeze is a great addition to the Batman Rogue gallery.
The other two sets are large, and sure to be center pieces of some collections. The Arkham set is by far one of the best Arkham builds to date, it also sports a ton of minifigures. It is similar in size to the last Arkham set, but is a more complete building, with a guard tower. The designs of the villains are slightly different than the regular comic minifgures collectors have been buying over the last few years, so they won’t fill in any hole for those collectors who missed some of the early minifigures. The nicest touch was making Two Face look like Billy Dee Williams, the Two Face we never saw from the Burton films.
The Batcave set is also a throw back to the Burton films, with a Penguin and set up similar to the early cave. It offers collector to own an Alfred for less than $75, and a rotating carousel for all the Bat-suits on the way. It is another cave, but worth picking up for all the little details, allowing collectors to build one hell of a mix and match cave set up.
Available November 27, 2016
70901- Mr. Freeze™ Ice Attack
Help Batman™ defend the Gotham Energy Facility from Mr. Freeze’s Exosuit assault and save the security guard from the ice prison in the LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE: Mr. Freeze™ Ice Attack set. The set features Mr. Freeze’s posable Exosuit, with room for a minifigure and a stud-shooting freeze gun, plus a detailed power plant build and an opening ice prison. Includes three minifigures and assorted play-inspiring weapons and accessory elements including Batman’s flamethrower.
Includes three minifigures: Batman™, Mr. Freeze™ and security guard.
70909- Batcave Break-in
Defend against The Penguin’s Duckmobile invasion of the Batcave in the LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE: Batcave Break-in set. The highly detailed Batcave features a rotating transformation chamber for Bruce Wayne™ to ‘transform’ into Batman™, rotating Batcomputer control center with multiscreen elements and elevating platform function, and a prison with an exploding escape wall function. The Batcave also has a rotating wardrobe with alternative Scu-Batsuit, Raging Batsuit or the Bat-Pack Batsuit minifigure bodies for Batman. Dial up the conflict by using the Batboat’s spring-loaded missiles against the Duckmobile’s dual stud shooters and flick missiles. Includes four minifigures plus two Hench-Penguins.
Includes four minifigures: Batman™, The Penguin™, Bruce Wayne™ and Alfred Pennyworth™.
Available January 1, 2017— Only at Toys “R” Us
70912- Arkham Asylum
Bust into Arkham Asylum with Batman and banish The Joker. This highly detailed LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE set features the massive asylum model with many different areas—including Dr. Harleen Quinzel’s office, ward office, four cells, an ‘X-ray’ security scanner, canteen, visitors’ room and laundry room—plus a separate five-story lookout tower, police car and loads of play-inspiring accessories. With 12 minifigures—and plenty of super-villain characters among them—also included in the set, the role-play possibilities are endless.
Includes 12 minifigures: Batman™, Robin™, Aaron Cash, Dr. Harleen Quinzel™, Barbara Gordon, Poison Ivy™, The Joker™,The Riddler™, Two-Face™ and Catwoman™ and two GCPD officers
*only available at Toys “R” Us
The LEGO Batman movie sets are going to be fun to collect and build, and hard for any DC comics fan to pass up on, even with the movie specific designs.