Several LEGO Batman Movie Sets Revealed In DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide.

Allen over at The Brick Fan was kind enough to give us a sneak peek on some of the pages of one DK’s LEGO themed books, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide. This latest offering from Dorling Kindersley promises to give an inside look at ALL of the LEGO sets (including those yet to be announced) used in the animated film, so it is naturally interesting to know what these new vehicles and sets will look like as revealed in the book. The Essential Guide is one of the several books that DK has lined up in celebration of our black and yellow hero’s own film. It is currently available for purchase via Amazon and retails at $12.99. I suggest that you check it out right away if you have plans of purchasing the book since it’s selling out fast. Here’s a complete description of DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide.

 

The perfect companion to LEGO Batman’s first solo movie, The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Essential Guide showcases the full range of exciting LEGO Batman sets and minifigures that will be released to tie in with the film’s release. Heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations are all explored in classic DK style, with lively and informative nonfiction text to annotate and expand upon lavish reference images of LEGO Batman sets and scenes from the movie.

 

 

 

These pages from The Essential Guide highlights three LEGO Batman Movie sets that caters to the rogues of the film, plus another vehicle added to the armory of the Caped Crusader’s war machines. As you will notice from the snapshots below, the Black Thunder is described as a modified Batwing as we saw it in the trailer. The build itself is quite impressive, though the predominantly black-colored bricks used in building the set may prove to be quite of a challenge. Included in the same set together with the Black Thunder is Harley Quinn’s cannon truck, with enough firepower loud enough to rival that of the deafening, evil laugh of the villainess. We also get to see Two-Face’s Technic-like wrecking machine which looks quite similar to a LEGO Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader (42030).

Aside from being a part-time pizza delivery guy in the Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910), we now see the supervillain with a true ride of his own in his fear gas-equipped Scarecopter.  Lastly, we finally get to see what most Batman fans are waiting for. We now get to see Bane in his impressive bigfig form, and a sand buggy kind of a vehicle to go along with it. I strongly feel that fans will probably pick up this set because of the former.

We hope to see more sets officially revealed by LEGO anytime soon now that DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide is finally out. Now that we’re just less than two months shy from the film’s theatrical release on February 10, we can’t wait to see those handsome images.

 

Thanks once again to Allen of The Brick Fan for sharing these snapshots.

 

 

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WATCH: This Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Made With LEGO Is Simply Awesome!

What could be better than having Tom Holland play out the latest version of our favorite wall crawler on the big screen? Well, have his minifig counterpart do that instead. This latest brick-built video from Huxley Berg Studios shows that even Tom Holland’s Spider Man still looks good even in plastic bricks. Watch this.

That was absolutely awesome! If you find the bank robbery scene quite hilarious with the Avengers-wanna-be’s being effortlessly knocked out by Spidey, then their minifig versions in this clip had me laughing out loud. It was a clever move for the animators to use the Hulk’s headpiece from his 2012 promotional polybag on one of the robbers.

My first thought was to skip right over to that part where his roommate and friend Ned Leeds (played by Jacob Batalon) mindlessly dropped a completed LEGO Death Star. I was thinking how a massive set such as the Death Star can be rendered in minifig scale relative to the trailer. Well, the result did not disappoint at all. The 6-pack print on Peter Parker’s custom torso was also ridiculously accurate that I find it hilarious.

Even the custom minifig for the Vulture and his flight accessories were brilliantly made. Though it may not seem as big as of what we expect from the two rumored LEGO sets dedicated to the film as mentioned in our previous post, but it does the job of conveying Spidey’s next villain quite well.

These final screenshots are also flawless – nice cinematography on these stop-motion scenes.

If you were impressed (as much I am) with this rendition of Huxley Berg Studios, then check out the rest of their clips over at their YouTube channel. Spider-Man Homecoming (the actual film) is slated to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Here’s What We Know So Far About the LEGO Batman Movie Polybags.

It seems that we underestimated LEGO’s plans of giving promotional mileage to its next big, brick-built movie. Without a doubt, LEGO intends to make its next flagship film, The LEGO Batman Movie, as big as its awesome predecessor (cue ‘Everything is Awesome’). When we thought we’ve seen it all as far as the Caped Crusader’s brick film is concerned, LEGO seems to pump in more seriously nice polybags ahead of the film’s February theatrical debut. Before we are overwhelmed by this steady stream of goodies, let’s pause for awhile and a take a look at what these polybags have to offer.

First off, we have The Mini Batmobile (30521) polybag which comes in at 68 pieces and is basically the much smaller cousin of the LEGO Movie The Batmobile (70905). There is no word yet on the street on when and where it will be available, though pricing is assumed to be at $3.99 each as mentioned by The Brick Fan. Stephen has also done a review of this polybag set which you can find below.

Next is the very first LEGO Batman Movie polybag that we reported back in October – the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) set. This is so far the only polybag where you can get Batman’s latest minifigure iteration, including his new utility belt element. So if you are aiming to take home and collect this latest minifig version of Batman, then this polybag is definitely the way to go without breaking the bank. Frankly, we don’t know exactly yet how to officially obtain this polybag in the US except through third-party sources over at eBay.

If you’re the purist type, and are aiming to have Zach Galifianakis’ minifig rendition of the Joker without purchasing the more pricey sets, then this next polybag is a must have. The Joker Battle Training (30523) polybag comes in at 49 pieces and features a Joker minifig as he is seen in the LEGO Batman Movie. He also dons those ridiculously long coattails that most minifig collectors would love to hate. The Joker minifig in this polybag comes with an exaggeratingly huge six-barrel gun that also serves as one of the play features of the polybag set. A brick-built practice dummy of the Caped Crusader is also included to entertain the trigger happy Joker. According to just2good, this polybag may be spotted in any LEGOLAND Discovery Center in the US.

Another miniaturized version of one of Batman’s rides comes in the form of the 80-piece, The Mini Batwing (30524) polybag. This one is definitely not hard to find as it comes as a free gift at shop.LEGO.com for any purchase worth $35 and more.

We have another polybag set that comes as a promotional which includes not just one collectible Batman minifig, but two. The Disco Batman – Tears of Batman (30607) polybag is a great deal in itself, not just for being a free giveaway starting February, but you also get two Batman minifigures that you will not find in any other LEGO Batman Movie set.

Finally, when you thought that you have seen the entire Batman minifigures line there is, we are now introduced to another rendition of the Bat and this time, sporting a tuxedo, party getup attire. This unnamed and unnumbered polybag set features another Batman minifig housed in a vault-type casing together with other elements and accessories. There is no word yet on how to obtain this, other than the assumption that it may be an exclusively Asian promotional.

 

So what do you think of these LEGO Batman Movie polybags? Do you think we should expect more of these kinds of sets before we go and hit the theaters on February?

 

Another LEGO Batman Movie Polybag Spotted!

It seems that LEGO is really cranking things up a notch with its ridiculously zany take on the many different Bat costumes around. Coming in hot from the previous reveal of two new LEGO Batman minifigs in the polybag promotional LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607), comes another polybag that seems to look like a mashup between Pokemon and Batman in his party suit. Spotted by LEGO insider Delta Customs, this unnamed polybag seems to be an Asian exclusive promotional and comes in at 24 pieces featuring a new Batman minifig in a yellow striped tuxedo, encased in a pod or vault-like shell together with several accessories. Check out Delta’s Instagram post below.

Now this is just an afterthought, but I couldn’t help but think that this new LEGO Batman Movie minifigure bears a striking resemblance from a still that has been shared by Entertainment Weekly last Christmas Eve. The said photo still may not be that crucial to the overall plot of the film, but since director Chris McKay has already been quite frank about the various cameos that the LEGO Movie spin-off will allude to, I guess having a wittingly new costume to don our black and yellow hero will hardly be a shocker.

There is no news yet on the serial number of the said polybag, much more on how it can be obtained. We’ll keep you posted once more info comes in so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Checklist Offers an Intriguing Teaser.

Waiting for January seems to be forever, especially if you’ve waited long enough to have the latest minifigure craze in Gotham in all its black and yellow glory. Since LEGO’s reveal of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures series last month, the said CMF series has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and reaction. This is one CMF series that certainly deserve a special spot in anyone’s minifigure collection.

Now if you’ve come prepared for this, and are ready to burn some serious cash for this collectible, then you’ll be glad to know that there are exactly three complete sets of all 20 minifigs in the series per box of 60. This means that you can give those LEGO-holic friends of yours and strike a sweet deal of pooling in some cash to ensure that all three of you gets all 20 minifigs of the LEGO Batman Movie CMF. This is one deal that is hard to pass.

However, if you’ll opt to feel your way through each polybag, aiming only to have a particular minifig donning your desk or shelf, then The Brothers Brick has written an excellent and very comprehensive feel guide that may help you get your most faved minifig. Furthermore, Promo Bricks has uploaded a copy of the LBM minifig checklist that you may print and bring with you in case you’ll go out hunting for that one sole minifigure you really want. Check these out by clicking on the images below.

If you’ll look again at the back side of the minifig checklist, you’ll immediately notice the silhouette of an undisclosed minifigure with an enigmatic date printed near it. As of this writing we do not have any news about this mysterious minifig. However, we can make a pretty good guess that this may be a teaser of some sorts for either CMF Series 17 or an entirely different set considering that another Disney film is slated to launch on May 26, 2017 which is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We reported way back in July that we generally considered such news or connection of a new LEGO set to the film to be downright fake. But considering this teaser from the LBM CMF, and since the silhouette in question seems to wear a classic tricorn hat, then one can’t help but speculate if we’ll be seeing Jack Sparrow and the rest of his gang once again in their minifigure form.

So what do you think about this teaser? What do you think this is referring to? Share your thoughts in the comments below or head over at our Facebook page.

 

An Unexpected LEGO Batman Movie Polybag Spotted – Disco Batman and Tears of Batman 30607

When we thought we saw it all, a surprising revelation sheds light to another polybag set that comes under the LEGO Batman Movie theme. As mentioned by Minifigure Price Guide, a certain Facebook user that goes by the name Digibee and presumably based in Macau, has started offering the LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) polybag. The said polybag features two minifgures of Batman wearing what seems to be a dance floor get up from the 70s including a pair of rolling shoes, while the other is a bit sketchy since it features Batman in what seems to be a clown suit and tagged as ‘Tears of Batman’. The only moment that it was hinted at in the trailers was when Dick Grayson was swooning over at Batman’s massive collection of bat suits. Here’s a screenshot of that particular scene and pay attention to the bat suit on the extreme left.

I’m definitely missing on some of the details here, especially considering that the ‘Tears of Batman’ minifigure also seems to hint at an amusement park setting (take a close look at the polybag’s background). Do you think the polybag itself is just a play on words, or does it reveal a very specific plot about the LEGO Batman Movie? Check this out.

If you recall, the very first polybag that we reported belonging to the LEGO Batman Movie involves the Caped Crusader seemingly trapped in the Phantom Zone. When we published about the existence of the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) polybag last October, LEGO was quick to gently remind us to take down the said image and we promptly complied. We are willing to do the same if ever LEGO will make a similar request again on this one.

There is no official release date for the LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) polybag, but perhaps we might see this pop up in all LEGO Brand Stores and shop.LEGO.com later in January together with other polybags such as the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522),The Joker Battle Training (30523) and the Mini Batwing (30524). These polybags have already caught the interest of some minifig collectors, so I expect that these polybag/minifigs will be out of stock very soon, with scalpers offering them on eBay for mind-boggling prices. For one, Digibee has already been selling some of these polybags over on Facebook for as much as $50 each.

Needless to say, these newest LEGO Batman minifigures will be a sure hit for collectors and fans alike. So what do you think about this polybag ? What is it trying to hint at? Tell us what you think in the comments below or join the discussions on our Facebook page. Many thanks to Minifigure Price Guide for pointing this out.

The LEGO Batman Movie Welcomes LEGO Dimensions Characters.

LEGO’s blockbuster toy-to-life game is not just about bringing brick-built toys to life. It also boasts of a massive mashup of some of the most beloved characters and licenses both in film and television. Given the adeptness of LEGO in bringing all these characters under one roof, it will not come as a surprise (in fact, it is expected) if the characters from the LEGO Dimensions portal will be making their appearance on the big screen – and there is no better way to do so than to be featured in the upcoming Warner Bros film, The LEGO Batman Movie. If you have seen all the five trailers already, then I’m quite sure you haven’t missed those LEGO Dimensions references.

To begin with, the latest trailer pays homage to the long running British sci-fi classic TV series, Doctor Who. If you notice this screen grab from one of the trailers, we see a throng of extraterrestrial beings named as Daleks working together to destroy a certain structure. These robotic characters bare very close resemblance on a particular LEGO Dimensions set which is the Cyberman (71238) also from the Doctor Who license.

    

The menacing Gremlins were also featured in one of the scenes where we saw them thrashing the Batjet while flying in midair! The minifigure version of these rogue critters is very much the same as that from the Gremlins Team Pack (72156). How many mogwais can you find in this screenshot?

Lastly, as we mentioned earlier, one of the rumored sets that will make it to the cut as an official LEGO Batman Movie set may likewise feature an unlikely villain coming from the LEGO Dimensions portal. Though, not seen in this screenshot, if you look carefully at the flying creatures in the background, then you’ll notice that these are the Wicked Witch’s Flying Monkeys as seen from the LEGO Dimensions set Wicked Witch (71221).

  

 

The LEGO Batman Movie does an amazing job of including all these LEGO Dimensions characters without losing sight of the main narrative. It is a clever way to add some LEGO fun and humor which makes the film even more appealing as audiences see the connections that each character has under the great LEGO sun. What other LEGO Dimensions mashup and themes do you think the LEGO Batman Movie has in store? We’ll find out once the film opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.

 

Be sure to check out our set reviews on the LEGO Batman Movie collection by following this link.

A Look At Possible LEGO Star Wars 2017 Summer Sets.

We have two days to go before we jump into hyperspace once more and experience Star Wars all over again with its first anthology film Rogue One. We saw an impressive line-up of LEGO sets dedicated to the spin-off film, and expect much more as 2017 kicks in. We previously mentioned some of these sets last September and it’s great to see that these predictions were quite accurate. So before we hit the theaters on Friday to see Rogue One on the big screen, let’s pause and take a look at the recent developments on this highly successful theme. Thanks to some kind souls over at Eurobricks and Reddit, we now have an idea how these next wave of LEGO Star Wars sets will be like, as it due for release this Summer of 2017. Here’s how they are in a nutshell.

 

75144 Snowspeeder

Based on vehicles used in Hoth and presumably part of the Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series, this UCS may roughly be based on its similarly named, smaller cousin, 75049.

 

75166 Battle Pack(EP VII)

Predicted to be from Episode VII The Force Awakens, the minifigs included in this set are 2 First Order Stormtroopers, 1 Flametrooper, and 1 Officer.

 

75167 Battle Pack (Bounty Hunters)

This one is a sure win for those elite few of Star Wars fans who have learned to admire the exploits (or mishap) of these legendary Bounty Hunters. This battle pack is rumored to include Dengar, IG-88, 4-LOM and Zuckuss.

 

75178 (Jakku Quadjumper)

Remember that starship preferred to by Rey and Finn over the hulking Millennium Falcon in TFA?

Though too bad it didn’t get more than a minute of airtime when J.J. Abrams decided it’s better off as pyrotechnic material, it is good to know that it may get the LEGO treatment that it deserves very soon. Minifigures for this set include Rey, Finn, BB-8 and a First Order Stormtrooper.

 

75179 Rebel Hangar

Possibly from Episode VI Return of the Jedi. The set is said to include an A-Wing and a rebel base hangar. Minifigs expected to be with this set are Lando, a Rebel Pilot and a Crewman.

 

75180 (Rathtar Escape)

A highly dangerous tentacled predator that first appeared on the big screen in The Force Awakens, the Rathar is also fortunate enough to be immortalized in a LEGO set.

 

Perhaps it may bear some semblance with the same tentacled creature (Dormammu?)  as seen from Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum 76060. Minifigures include Chewbacca, Han Solo, 2 more figures, possibly as members of the Guavian Death Gang.

 

75182 Republic Fighter Tank

Back in 2008, LEGO came up with a set under its Star Wars The Clone Wars subtheme named as Republic Fighter Tank (7679). This time, LEGO may have plans to rehash the set and throw in some newer versions of the following minifigures: Aayla Secura, a Clone Commander and 2 Battle Droids.

 

75183 Darth Vader Transformation

Another seemingly rehashed set, this expected LEGO Star Wars summer set takes hint from an earlier one from 2005 bearing the same title (Darth Vader Transformation 7251).

Based on that final epic scene where Palpatine takes into his custody the broken  and wounded body of Anakin which he later transformed to become Darth Vader, the set is said to include a Battle Damaged Anakin, Darth Vader, and  Emperor Palpatine.

 

75185 Tracker I

Other than being a part of the Freemaker subtheme, we have no other details about this set except for another minifig version of Emperor Palpatine and Rowan.

 

75186 Arrowhead

The Freemakers has a penchant for naming their creations based on their primary features, and this one is no exception. Though the set’s name is not yet final, we may expect the minifigures of Mon Calmari, RO-GR, and Mr. & Mrs. Freemaker to be a part of this set.

 

75191 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring

Hinting at an Episode II Attack of the Clones reference, set 75191 may feature the looks of a Delta-7 Jedi Starfighter mounted on its Hyperdrive Booster Ring similar to the one used by Obi Wan as he chases Boba Fett across a field of asteroids. This is also one of the coolest space dog fights that I ever saw in a Star Wars film. Click here to watch its video.

Included in this set are the minifigure versions of the younger Obi Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and an Astromech. It is interesting to note that since a hyperdrive docking ring was mentioned (as we see it on that epic space dogfight in Episode II), will it be possible that the set will come with a smaller version of the Slave 1 as well?

 

There are still a handful of LEGO Star Wars sets waiting to be revealed next year – 25 to be exact as listed by Brickset. Given the attention that Star Wars and Disney licenses are getting from LEGO, we can expect that LEGO still has a lot of surprises in store for us.

LEGO Batman Movie Summer Sets and Rumors.

A few moments ago, we were delighted to see The LEGO Batman Movie’s first extended TV spot trailer featuring Joker’s best villain posse ever. With plenty of new minifigure characters – both from Batman’s rogue gallery and JLA’s Super Friends , most of us has been wondering already, what will the five remaining summer sets be?

Thanks once again to LEGO insider Delta Customs, we now have a pretty good guess on how these final wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets will be like.

  • Bane set with Bane, Mutant Leader, and Batman.
  • Small Scarecrow Plane/Helicopter with Scarecrow and Batman.
  • Two Face truck/car including but not limited to, Two Face and Batman.
  • LEGO Batman Movie Summer Set that includes:
    • Big Batmobile that splits into a Batwing, a Batcycle, and still functions as a Batmobile with all those removed.
    • Features a big bat signal
    • Figures include Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Alfred in a different costume, and the villains of the set, none other than the Wicked Witch and two Flying Monkeys.
  • Fifth LEGO Batman Movie Set includes:
    • Batwing (as seen in trailers)
    • Figures include Batman, Robin and Harley Quinn
    • Comes with a cannon build

As it seems, one particular set is dedicated to Bane himself and so far, based on the trailers, we haven’t seen any other rendition of Bane other than his bigfig version. So for those who are clamoring for the bigfig version of the villain that have ‘broken the Bat’, this could be the set that you’ve all been waiting for.

Scarecrow seems to be on a roll since another set is rumored to be released featuring him on a smaller plane or a chopper of sorts. This is another set apart from the Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910). We also assume that Scarecrow’s minifigure will feature his typical straw getup as seen below.

One of the key elements in The LEGO Batman Movie is the presence of the villains’ cool rides such as the Joker’s Notorious Lowrider (70906), the Penguin’s Arctic Roller (70911), and the Killer Croc Tail-Gator (70907). Delta teases on another ride where the infamous Two Face enters the fray with his very own truck.

 

 

Finally, the last two sets that Delta predicted focus on a rather different version of the Batmobile as compared to that of 70905. It is a hybrid of sorts where this Batmobile is capable of splitting into three, smaller vehicles including a Batwing, a Batcycle, and a smaller Batmobile. My guess is that each of the smaller vehicles is intended to be piloted all at the same time by Batman, Robin and Batgirl since their respective minifigures are also included in the set. Same as with the others, a villain is thrown in together with this set, and in this case it is the Wicked Witch (probably that from LEGO Dimensions, since the animated film is expected to be a crossover of sorts) and two Flying Monkeys minifigs as you can see from the images’ backgrounds below.

The fifth and presumably final set has the Batwing on the spotlight as it is seen in the trailers. The set is said to feature a cannon-like build and will also include the minifigs of Batman, Robin and Harley Quinn. It was hinted on by The Brick Fan that this version of Harley may resemble closely the version that was seen on the banner at New York Comic Con.

The last wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets is expected to be released by summer, 2017. We hope to get some official set images anytime soon, considering that we’re just two months away before the movie makes its debut in the US on February 10 next year.

Latest LEGO Batman Movie Extended TV Spot Introduces the Worst Villains in the History of the Universe.

Warner Bros Animation has recently released its extended TV spot trailer that shows never-before-seen footage that may shed light to the ‘real score’ between Batman and Joker. It may likewise offer an explanation for the reason behind the Joker’s longstanding personal grudge. Well, as they use to say, ‘hell hath no fury like a villain scorned’. Okay, okay, I know it’s a feeble attempt at humor, but let’s be honest, seeing Joker putting on a puppy face like that after receiving from Batman the most painful 4-word sentence that he has ever heard in his entire life (“There is no us”!) – simply priceless!

The latest TV spot also introduces – in Joker’s words – ‘the worst villains in the history of the universe’. We’ve seen most of them already, including those that were handpicked by LEGO to be included in the official The LEGO Batman Movie sets, collectible minifigures and poster. This time around, we get to see totally new and not made up LEGO Batman villains such as the Gentleman Ghost from 1947 and the Condiment King (seriously?!) as he is seen in the video game, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Try to name as many Batman villains as you can from the TV Spot trailer below.

As a bonus, Warner gives us a sneak peek on how the members of the JLA chill out during their 57¼ annual anniversary party. I have to admit that for a moment, my heart skipped a beat seeing the Wonder Twins and Gleek, Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, and the Black Canary and the rest of my childhood superheroes rendered in LEGO minifigure form. I realized how great it will be if LEGO will somehow release an entire minifig collection focused solely on the classic Justice League. With a handful of sets still waiting to be revealed, I guess it will be nice to consider all the possibilities.

The LEGO Batman Movie is scheduled to hit US theaters on February 10, 2017 and stars Will Arnett as the voice of Batman aka Bruce Wayne, Zach Galifianakis stars as The Joker; Michael Cera as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred.

 

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.