You know what that means, we could finally have an opportunity to buy an official set with Batman’s latest ride. Assuming you didn’t buy the original, or the one that is currently on shelves now… Brent Waller is the man behind this Tumbler, which is one of many on CUUSOO and his goal was to create what he felt was the most accurate LEGO Tumbler in minifig scale. That’s a tricky mission and in my opinion a true minifigure scale vehicle would be able to accommodate enough figures to have one behind each of it’s dual windows. Would that look too wide? Probably, but if I have to choose an inaccurate vehicle I may as well stick with what’s available already. The biggest this going for this creations chances is the fact that it fits within the size they seem to be going for in this range. However, that may work against it as well because LEGO re-engineers the models to fit with their current building standard and that would most likely land it very close to the pre-existing LEGO versions anyway. This makes it into the June review and I wish him luck in the next stage, my feeling at this point is that he’s really going to need it.
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Here are a couple of quick video looks at the the new 50011 Lord Of The Rings: The Battle Of Helm’s Deep and 50003 Batman games. I’m really stoked to get both of these and the inclusion of Nightwing and Batgirl as characters makes me hopeful of near future minifig releases. Erik and I both agreed she’ll need a new molded helmet with red hair sticking out the back. Groovy.
Both Batman and Lord of the Rings are getting board games this fall, with awesome microfig line-ups sure to please fans.
The anthropomorphic characters don’t work quite as well with printed faces alone, but it still looks fun and has some interesting parts for a decent price so it might be worth looking in to.
This stubby little Batman by bruceywan is a spot on likeness of the Funko POP! Heroes version that he built for his son. I’m a fan of the vinyl toys and have wanted to buy a few of these for some time, but again, I don’t need to start another collection. Thankfully once again, a builder shows me I could just be building my own.
When Si-MOCs‘ posted this diorama in the MOC showcase this morning I found it quite amusing, because my son just learned this song on the school bus yesterday and has been singing it ever since. It will be on display in December at the Toronto LEGO Store in Fairview, so if you’re in that neck of the woods be sure to check it out.
This version of the Batcave created by Carlyle Livingston II & Wayne Hussey was highlighted by The Brothers Brick the other day, but it’s just too impressive not to spotlight here as well. The details are as amazing as the scale of the build and they managed to work a balance between the industrial finished sections of the cave and the fantastic rock work around them. The picture below featuring the two builders gives a sense of the creations scale and even manages to dwarf a couple of the largest SW sets in the process.
It’s impossible for me to pick a favourite part of this MOC, so take a look at the set on Flickr and let the pictures speak for themselves. Make sure you watch their videos too and check out the stats on this massive accomplishment.
We spent 400 hours each over three months building this. We started in Early January and finished in late March.
We estimate over 20,000 pieces but it’s probably much more.
It weighs in at 100 pounds.
Marcos Bessa gives a breakdown of next years LEGO exclusive DC Universe set and discusses what his influences were in its design. I found it interesting that the designer of the original Arkham set was actually a mentor to Marcos.
Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up!
After seeing the minifigures teased at the San Diego Comic Con the first official picture of the largest set (so far) from the new Super Heroes line has finally arrived. It seems the Batman line is chugging right along with releasing updated versions of the sets from the original series, but at first glance I will say I like the look of this one more than the other refits. It’s no wonder Batman’s rogues gallery busts out of Arkham so often, the place is covered with weapons.
The set is due to be available from LEGO in January.
10937 Batman™ – Arkham Asylum Breakout
Ages 14+. 1,351 pieces.
US $159.99 CA $209.99 DE 159.99€ UK 129.99 £ DK 1399.00 DKK
The villains have broken out of Arkham Asylum and must be stopped!
Sound the alarm! The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have escaped from Arkham Asylum with the help of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. These villains are about to wreak havoc in the streets of Gotham City! Help Caped Crusaders Batman™ and Robin swoop into action and put those good-for-nothing criminals back where they belong! Chase after the security van as it breaks through the gothic gates! Then throw each villain back behind bars in 8 highly detailed rooms. Includes 8 minifigures: Batman™, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons or accessories
* Includes 8 minifigures: Batman™, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons
* Features Arkham Asylum, security gate, gothic décor, moss, vines and ice elements
* Vehicles include security van
* Security van features opening back doors, removable roof and stretcher
* Arkham Asylum features opening cell doors, special Poison Ivy cell with transparent doors, the Mr. Freeze icy tower room, the Dr. Harleen Quinzel office and changing room, medical treatment room and security reception area
* Security gate features opening double doors and security camera
* Weapons include Batarang and kendo stick
* Recapture the villains!
* Break through the gate with the security van!
* Open all of the cell doors and let the villains out!
* Unleash The Joker from his cage restraints in the security van!
* Arkham Asylum measures over 12″ (32cm) high, 13″ (34cm) wide and 5″ (14cm) deep
* Security van measures over 2″ (7cm) high, 5″ (13cm) long and 2″ (6cm) wide
* Security gate measures over 5″ (12cm) high and 9″ (24cm) wide
Bruce Lowell says he’s wanted to do a Batman based MOC for some time as a tribute to the Nolan films and this art deco poster partly inspired by Batman: TAS was the result. This isn’t the first of of these mosaics I’ve felt needed to be shared and I hope it won’t be the last.