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Ken Robichaud | October 12th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, MOC Spotlight

To The Batcave!

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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.

Ken Robichaud | October 8th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, News

LEGO Designer Video For Arkham Asylum Breakout

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!

Ken Robichaud | October 5th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout Set Revealed

10937 Batman - Arkham Asylum Breakout

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

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Ken Robichaud | October 5th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, MOC Spotlight

Bruce Lowell’s Silent Guardian

The Silent Guardian - 3D Batman Mosaic

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.

Ace Kim | September 25th, 2012 | LEGO Batman, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 6860 The Batcave by 24%

Have you scored your Bane yet? While he may not be the movie-accurate version coming out next year, he is still a great interpretation of his comic book counterpart and you can score him as well as Poison Ivy, a Robin that’s not embarassing to look at, and Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman, in 6860 The Batcave. Amazon’s current price is a low $53.00 even, down 24% from $69.99.

Ken Robichaud | July 20th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes

LEGO In DC’s Darkness & Light Exhibition

Nathan Sawaya was on hand to assemble and donate this brick built recreation of Jim Lee’s Batman: Justice painting to the We Can Be Heroes Darkness & Light Art Exhibition. took one of very few photos of the completed piece and while that’s a shame, I understand why few people would be lured away from the main events of SDCC to wander into this small, underhyped art show.
Photoblogger Mayoress also stopped by to get a look and got this shot of Sawaya’s Catwoman scupture and one of his previous Clark & Hal sculpts in flight.

There are two more chances to catch this exhibit on tour in Atlanta, GA – August 4-13th at the Phipps Plaza and Chicago, IL – September 19-26th venue TBA. Fan of Jim Lee’s artwork? You can buy a signed lithograph of the above painting from DC Entertainment. It’s not cheap, but it’s limited to 200 prints and 75% of the price goes directly to the charities supported by DC’s We Can Be Heroes intiative.

Ken Robichaud | July 13th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

Sneak Peak @ Next Years LEGO Super Hero Lineup

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I hope these pics will satisfy some of the comic fans out there who’ve been wishing certain figs would pop up asap!
First up on the DC side we have Mister Freeze, Aquaman, a white suited Batman, Bane, Commissioner Gordon with a SWAT flack jacket, hooded Robin, Scarecrow, Arkham jumpsuit Joker, Penguin and what I believe is Harley Quinn in a nurse disquise. I believe these may or may not be based at least in part on the popular Arkham Asylum/City games that I have not had the pleasure to play, though Gordon and Bane to look like they may be based on their movie counterparts.

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Next up on the Marvel side we have Spider-man, Nick Fury (Finally!), Venom, Nova, J. Jonah Jameson, Victor Von Doom and I have no idea who the red winged guy is. Human Fly? A new character from the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon? Hopefully Ace can shed some light on him if no one else can.

Seems like a nice line up to me and I’m betting there will be some others who will pop up sooner or later. Check back tonight as Ace hopes to have some more pics of these figures as an update.

Update: Well, that was fast! Ace has secured official pics of all these figs and more and apparently that red winged guy is Beetle. Guess he got an update since his purple suited days in Web Of Spider-man.

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Ken Robichaud | July 3rd, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews

Review: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

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I don’t play as many video games as I used to and the game time I do have is usually reserved for old favourites and anything I can play with my son. LEGO Batman 2 falls within both of these catagories and while it definitely follows the same formula we’ve seen in the previous LEGO games, it also strays into uncharted LEGO territory with a couple of new features. I along with many of you have been playing these games for years now across their many iterations and there have been few prior changes in the grand scheme, so do these updates hurt or hinder a game that already seemed like it had the potential to be an improvement over the original?


Ace Kim | June 27th, 2012 | LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Even More Amazon Deals

Amazon has a few sets on discount worth noting. Despite these reductions, I get the feeling everyone’s just waiting on the fall stuff to arrive. Still, now would be a good time to fill in those holes in your collection before they get discontinued and skyrocket in price in the aftermarket. Besides everyone needs more Ewoks:

And don’t forget, you can pre-order the LEGO Batman: Visual Dictionary from DK Publishing for the low, low price of $13.75. Authored by Daniel Lipkowitz, the book features the previously announced Electro Suit Batman exclusive minifig. The publication date is set for September 17, 2012. Pre-order it today:

Rick "GIR3691" Theroux | June 1st, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Batman, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews

Review: 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape

6857 Funhouse overall

There’s always that hard-to-find chase variant. 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape is the exclusive set in the first wave of DC Super Heroes sets. It can only be found in a LEGO Brand retail store, online at LEGO Shop@Home, or in a Toys R Us. Problem is, the LEGO store is always sold out, Shop@Home has shipping fees, and Toys R Us has marked up the set by $10. I’d been drooling over this set for months, hoping to find it in a LEGO stor. With some VIP points saved up and the Hulk minifigure promo, I was finally able to justify getting this set online.