This LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) Designer Video Reveals How Impressive This Set Actually Is

A few weeks ago, LEGO Batman fans were awe-struck with what could be the largest LEGO vehicle offered thus far. In their LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) designer video, self-confessed Tim Burton fans, and LEGO Designers Chris Perron and Adam Grabowski share their excitement on the creative process that they went through in coming up with this iconic version of the Batmobile.

The LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) is both impressive in its scale and the play features that go with it. Designers Chris and Adam also made sure that they stay faithful to the original 1989 depiction of the Dark Knight’s vehicle. The set features machine guns that pop up at the turn of the knob, and a slide-open cockpit that the designers managed to pull off even at a tilted angle. Speaking about the cockpit, the interior is simply loaded with fantastic details. LEGO Graphic Designer Ioana Popescu made sure that every detail counts in this legendary vehicle. I love how the steering wheel turned out in this set. The wheels in front are new wheel elements, while those at the back are taken from 2014’s LEGO DC Comics The Tumbler (76023). The set also comes with a rotating display stand that makes it an even more awesome display piece.

LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139)

Since almost the entirety of the LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) is black, the designers were considerate to ensure that the inner workings of this set come in myriads of colors. This is extremely helpful in building such a large monochromatic set.

The choice of design for the set’s exclusive minifigures also takes their cue from Tim Burton’s vision of the Dark Knight. The LEGO 1989 Batmobile comes with three minifigures: a new version of Batman donned in a new soft plastic cowl as seen in the film; Vicki Vale with a mini brick-built camera, and of course Jack Nicholson’s rendition of The Joker. I guess for most LEGO Batman fans, the highlight of these exclusive minifigs will Batman himself, especially considering that classic cowl and cape that comes as a single piece. Having it as such and doing away with the usual swatch of cloth for Batman’s cape is clearly intentional on the part of the designers, to make it as close as to how Tim Burton’s idea of Batman is during this time. Though I’m still racking my brain on how battle-efficient Batman is in this costume when he is unable to turn his head when fighting the bad guys.  Well, that’s just my opinion.

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The LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) comes in at 3,306 pieces and is now currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $249.99 USD.

A Closer Look at the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

After a Japanese online store gave us our first glimpse of the next hottest CMF series to watch out for, UK-based The Minifigure Store now provides a closer look at each character included in the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) series.

This latest series features 16 classic and modern renditions of DC Comics’ characters that we’ve known. The list is impressive in my opinion, and more so when I see up close the design and accessories that go with them. I’ve always been a fan of the classic comic book characters, so I’m surely looking forward to having that Jay Garrick version of The Flash, that Detective Comics No. 27 accessory from the Bat-Mite, and that Classic Batman from the Golden Age of comics. For Green Lantern fans, you’ll be glad to know that we’re finally getting a proper lantern accessory both for Classic Sinestro and Simon Baz. I hope that similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO Batman Movie Series 1 (71017) and Series 2 (71020) CMF, we’ll get another wave of DC Comics minifigs in the future. A Marvel Superheroes CMF will also be nice if LEGO has it on the works.

The Brick Show Shop – our official storefront – will also be putting the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) on sale once they arrive in January. So be sure to keep tabs with us by clicking on that red notification bell below. You may also visit our site directly by clicking on the links below. Special thanks to BrickFanz for the heads up.

Classic Sinestro

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Stargirl

 

Superman (from New 52 storyline)

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Classic Wonder Woman (from 1966)

 

Metamorpho

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Mr. Miracle

 

Classic Cheetah

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Joker (from The Dark Knight Returns comics by Frank Miller)

 

Classic Cyborg

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Classic Flash (Jay Garrick)

 

Green Lantern (Simon Baz)

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Huntress

Aquaman

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Classic Batman (from 1930s’ Detective Comics)

Bat-Mite

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LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) First Official Images Released

After almost two months since their list went out over the internet, more and more images are now being released by third-party retailers giving us a better (and official) look at the upcoming LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026). These first official images were made available by Japanese online store Bic Camera, which shows how the series’ box and individual blind bags will look like. Though I’m still hoping to see a more detailed view of each of these minifigures, this first glimpse is certainly a welcomed one.

The LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) highlights both the classic and more modern rendition of DC superheroes and villains that we learned to love and hate. With the wealth of DC characters around, it’s realistic to assume that not all LEGO DC fans will be thrilled with this selection. However, I’m pretty sure that there’s a LEGO DC minifig from this collection that will surely endear to any LEGO and DC fan. I’m a sucker for the classics, so I’m hoping to get those Jay Garrick Flash and first issue Batman from Detective Comics #1. It’s also nice of LEGO to add additional pieces for each blind bag that allows you to strike that superhero minfig ‘pose’ for your collectibles.

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

As I’ve mentioned before, this latest CMF will include the following characters:

The Brick Show’s official online shop has updated its database to include a listing for all these CMFs, so be sure to check them out once the clock ticks at 12midnight of January 1st, 2020. We don’t have an exact price tag yet for each of the series’ blind bags, but we can expect this to retail for the $4.99 USD once it arrives in the US.

Stay tuned for more updates, especially when LEGO releases more close-up images. Thanks to Promobricks for the heads up and the additional images.

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF Series Confirmed

A few weeks ago, we reported some bit of smoke coming from the rumor mill that a LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF is somewhat on its way. Truth be told, the news of such a possibility has been floating around for quite some time. And not until earlier today that evidence of such a rumor has actually been corroborated, well, from unofficial channels.

A quick #legoleaks search over at Instagram will show you that some images of these purported CMF series have already been released. Like before, we are not in liberty to show you these images here on our blog site, but if you don’t mind some spoilers, then I suggest that you read on.

As of press time, we can confirm that 7 from these LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF has already been revealed which seems to include a collection of comic book characters that represent both classic and contemporary versions of well-known DC heroes and villains. Considering that this upcoming LEGO CMF series is slated to be released early in 2020, then we can expect more images (aka leaks) to be out in the upcoming weeks.

For starters, we have the following confirmed DC characters in this next wave of LEGO CMF:

Classic Sinestro (in an earlier black and blue uniform)

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Stargirl

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Metamorpho

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Simon Baz

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Classic Cyborg (breaking free from what looks like a purple chain from the classic comics)

 

Huntress

 

Classic Batman

 

Feel free to comment below if you think I missed out on any particular detail that these minifigs might have. They’re impressive actually, and I’m excited to see the rest of the DC characters that LEGO added to this latest CMF. We already have the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 and Series 2 which in themselves have introduced a fair number of DC characters in LEGO minifig form. So having a new CMF line that is entirely dedicated to DC Comics is a welcomed move that will expand our collection of LEGO DC superheroes minifigures.  I’ll update this post as more info comes in so I hope you’ll stay tuned.

From The Rumor Mill: Are We To See a LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures in 2020?

This piece of LEGO news has been floating around the LEGO fan community for quite some time now, and it looks like its getting a lot of thumbs up from LEGO fans. The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19 (71025) has just launched, and from the looks of it, rumors are coming out about the next wave of LEGO CMF that seems to be a bit long overdue. We already saw the release of several LEGO CMFs that are based on other licensed themes such as The Simpsons, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Harry Potter. And if the proverbial rumor train is always on time, then word on brick street has it that our next licensed LEGO CMF series will arrive in 2020 in the form of a LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures series.

These rumors were first picked up by Brick Fanatics, and from the looks of it, their sources are pretty confident about the possibility of this new superhero LEGO CMF. There are definitely lots of potential candidates for this rumored LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures series that it’s kind of hard to zero in and reduce our list to 16 or so characters. However, we can somehow assume that we will still see a handful of familiar LEGO DC superhero characters given a new redesign. I wouldn’t mind seeing a new version of Superman or one of his many comic book iterations, and the least that I expect to see is another Batman minifig. Don’t get me wrong though, since I absolutely love the many versions that LEGO came up with of our Dark Knight. But I just feel that with the many DC characters out there still waiting to be rendered in LEGO form, another LEGO Batman is the least that I wanted to see.

LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures
The LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 (71017) gave us our first set of DC supervillains minifigs.

Personally, I am excited for this rumored LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures and it will be a great way to expand what LEGO has already begun in terms of exclusive superhero and supervillain minifigs with the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 (71017) and Series 2 (71020). And if ever rumors about this new collectible minifigs series turn out to be true, does it goes to show that LEGO might actually have a LEGO Marvel Superheroes CMF in the works as well? I’m certainly keeping my radars open on this one.

Last year’s LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 2 (71020) featured ‘classic’ JL characters such as the Wonder Twins, Apache Chief, and Black Vulcan.

What do you think about this brick fans? Do you have a particular DC character that you want to see in minifig form? Let me know in the comments below.

2nd LEGO SDCC 2019 Exclusive Set Revealed: The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903)

After unveiling its first LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive a few days ago, LEGO has revealed its second LEGO San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive set. The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) is a 427-piece set that features Batman himself amidst a background of Gotham’s nighttime skyline with the classic Batsignal flashing across the sky.

The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903)

This LEGO SDCC exclusive set also features the Dark Knight perched on a typical building rooftop decked with a pair of gargoyles. I love how the designers created this nicely scaled set – they even added a sort of a water tank to add to that signature LEGO humor. Unlike the Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) set which includes an exclusive minifigure of Captain Marvel and Maria Rambeau, this 2nd LEGO SDCC offering does not seem to contain any exclusive minifigures (I know, we have plenty of Batman minifigs out there) or parts. What seems to be unique to this set is the 2×4 tile that celebrates 80 years of Batman, though I’m not quite sure if this is printed or not.

Same as before, this LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) will only be available to SDCC attendees via electronic raffle through the Exclusives Portal Lottery, which will begin next week. Those who will be pre-selected to purchase this set will need to shell out $45 USD to bring home this one.

Hopefully like last year, LEGO will also release the building instructions for this set.  Keep tabs with us here on The Brick Show for more updates as the third and final LEGO SDCC exclusive set is revealed.

Batman: The Animated Series DLC Pack Now Available for LEGO DC Super-Villains

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the Caped Crusader, or the Dark Knight depending on your preference. Or you can just call him Batman, sales-wise the top character of DC Comics and one of their superhero pillars. Among the many celebratory gestures by DC and Warner for Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s iconic creation, is a LEGO video game DLC. Finally made available alongside all downloadable content for WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO DC Super-Villains is a level and character pack based on the seminal animated series popular in the nineties. The Batman: The Animated Series DLC Pack adds a new free-roam level depicting Gotham City as in the hit cartoon show, plus character versions of Batman and several rogues as depicted in that same show.

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In addition to the Dark Knight himself, the Batman: The Animated Series DLC Pack classic renditions of villains Man-Bat (the bad guy of the series’ premiere episode), Joker, Mad Hatter, Captain Clown (Joker’s android hit-man), the Phantasm (an ex-girlfriend of Bruce Wayne’s and antagonist in the Mask of the Phantasm film), and of course, the character that debuted in the animated series and became a DC household word herself: Joker’s ax-crazy “girlfriend” Harley Quinn.

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Naturally, the Batman: The Animated Series DLC Pack is only playable with the LEGO DC Super-Villains video game as a regular download (for $2.99) or via the Deluxe Edition with Season Pass. For a LEGO gamer and animated DC fan, there seems no better way to celebrate eight decades of Batman than this.

Summer 2019 LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Sets at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

For our last listing of reveals coming from the LEGO show room of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, it looks like fans of the LEGO DC Comics Superheroes theme will be for a bat-filled summer. I’m a fan of the Dark Knight, however, I feel that we already have too much of Batman-inspired sets, whereas there’s a lot to explore from the world of DC Comics. Since last year and up until now, almost all of the LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets released are centered on Batman. Frankly, it will be nice if LEGO introduces additional LEGO sets and minifigures based on other DC Comics characters. But since we are celebrating 80 years of crime-fighting with the Caped Crusader, then perhaps this is something that is easily forgiveable. Well, like them or not, here are the summer 2019 LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets that you can expect in June. These sets’ respective box arts is said to have a unique 80 years of Batman logo as reported by Zusammengebaut.

  • Batman and Robin & Freeze Battle (76118)
  • Batmobile Pursuit of Joker (76119)
  • Batman and Riddler Heist (76120)
  • Batcave Clayface Invasion (76122)
  • Batman Vs. Riddler 4+ (76137)
  • The Joker Escape 4+ (76138)
  • Batvehicle D2C set (76139)
2018’s LEGO DC Comics Batman: Brother Eye Takedown (76111) featuring the very first Batwoman minifigure.

The Batcave Clayface Invasion (76122) is expected to be a sizeable retailing for 99 Euros. Furthermore, the set features another variant of Batwoman which is probably different from the first minifigure of her released last year in Batman: Brother Eye Takedown (76111). The Batvehicle direct-to-consumer set (76139) was not mentioned during the Nuremberg Toy Fair, but I opted to include it here as it was referred to by fans and insiders within LEGO fan forums. We have to wait until the New York Toy Fair kicks in more information.

What do you think about these selections brick fans? Are these a hit or miss? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

A Look at the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World

Warner Bros and TT Games seem to be in a generous streak lately, now that they have shared an early inside look at their latest video game offering ahead of its release next week. Thanks to the efforts of Brick to Life, we now have our first look at the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World which maps out some of the various locations that your rookie super-powered villain will traverse to throughout the game.

As revealed in earlier announcements, the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World will feature some of the iconic DC comics locations such as the Daily Planet, Metropolis, Smallville and even Apokolips. Watch the video below and try to see if you can identify other places.

Similar to last year’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 video game, the LEGO DC Super Villains will allow you to select from a huge roster of DC super-powered villains and to utilize their skill sets as the situation calls for it. You will start as the customizable Rookie at the beginning game, unlocking several DC villains along the way.

Speaking of villains, I find it really cool seeing the Reverse Flash speeding his way through the streets of Metropolis. It’s like playing Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Unleashed.

True to form with other LEGO video games, the LEGO DC Super Villains also comes with a host of new puzzles to solve that are tied to a particular skill of a specific character. Towards the end of the video clip, we see Joker and his handy spray paint utility which he uses to unlock a rather nasty problem in the character of Doomsday. I really didn’t expect that in the end.

I’m pretty sure that there are still a handful of surprises waiting within the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World so be sure to explore them all once you get your own copy of the game on October 16. And if you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you may pre-order the Deluxe Edition to get early access to the game’s Season Pass and an EXCLUSIVE Lex Luthor physical minifigure.

Thanks again to Bricks to Life for sharing this video clip.