This year’s next LEGO Batman Movie D2C set has now been released, and in just three days since its official release last Brick Friday, the LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) has been in high demand, so much so that only backorders are currently accepted over at shop.LEGO.com., and fans of the LEGO film and theme will have to wait until December 11 for their sets to be released.
The overwhelming response and positive reviews that the set received doesn’t come as a surprise. The Joker Manor (70922) is by far the most visually creative and technically sophisticated TLBM set that LEGO master designers ever came up with it. It is so unique in itself – with all its crazy fun color scheme and inclusion of new elements, that even its Designer Video comes to us in a quite unorthodox way. Featuring interviews with the set’s top-notch designers Marcos Bessa (LEGO Senior Designer) and Paul-Constantin Turcanu (LEGO Senior Graphic Designer), this latest LEGO Designer Video pays tribute to The Joker Manor in a rather maverick way.
Other than highlighting the cool features of The Joker Manor, we get to hear a little bit of a backstory on the career of Marcos Bessa and how he started in LEGO 7 years ago, and as he eventually become one of the company’s Senior Designers. It is inspiring to listen to Bessa’s story and how he was able to realize his passion for the brick. If you haven’t see it yet, here’s the video once again.
The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) is the largest set added to the roster of TLBM sets, coming in at 3,444 pieces and retailing for $269.99. It also boasts of 10 unique minifigures, most of it you can only find in this mammoth rendition of the vandalized Wayne Manor. Considered by fans as one of the many highlights of this set, the Joker Manor also comes with a functional roller coaster that goes around the build itself.
As of the moment, The Joker Manor (70922) is only on backorders at shop.LEGO.com to be received by December 11, and is currently not available via Amazon or any other online toy stores. If you haven’t purchased your own set, and you’re willing to wait until then, then better place your order ASAP because you don’t know if this set will also have the same fate like that of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) and the even more close-to-impossible to find, LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).
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