The Australian EB Games site is blazing the trail again being the first to offer another bonus with the pre-order of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. In addition to the sweet power armour Lex Luthor figure you can also get a ’5 Villain Pack’ that includes Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, Black Adam, Black Manta and the fan favourite Bizzaro. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, this offer only applies to PS3 and Xbox users which is disappointing for the rest of us who may never get to play as some of these iconic villains. I have little doubt this will pop up for the the rest of us soon so keep your eyes out if you haven’t pre-order this already.
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The artwork for the LEGO Batman 2 game has been finalized and I was a bit surprised because I actually prefered the team-up style picture of Superman and Batman they’ve been using as a place holder. At this point I’m guessing that Lex Luthor’s inclusion on the cover and exclusive fig mean that he will be the overall ‘big bad’ in this game, but it wouldn’t be the first time he used his considerable wealth and intellect to band all of Gotham’s villains together to rid the world of capes.
You can still get the powersuit Lex fig with the pre-order links in the forum, but get in to get it quick when the game comes out as they have a habit of coming up short on the bonuses.
It looks like there may be hope for those that found the Lex Luthor figure included in 6862 Superman vs. Power Armor Lex a little bland. I mean, who shows up to battle Superman in a three piece suit? Ok, so they did scrap on occasion in more formal attire and sometimes even in ridiculous shirtless bare-knuckle boxing matches. However, don’t get too excited just yet (I mean about the figure, not the shirtless boxing) because this deal has only popped up on the Australian EB Games site so far and even if the same deal gets offered in other countries it still means pre-ordering the LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes game at full price. I love the LEGO games and if this offer hits Canada it will be the first time I buy one without waiting for the usual price drop, but I just wouldn’t want to risk missing out on this classic look. Fingers crossed!
Amazon.com now has the much anticipated LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for pre-order on all systems (with the sole exclusion of PC) to be released on June 1st. WB Interactive has sent out some interesting images including the below renders of Batman and Lex Luthor.
Since the trailer hit the other day there’s been plenty of buzz about the new charecters and abilities. The trailer makes it very clear that Superman is on the scene and breaking out the heat vision and freeze breath, but fails to highlight his super-strength and x-ray vision which will be the key to many in game secrets. CBR and USA Today have stated that there will be other heroes like Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash making appearences as the title suggests and the fans have hoped for. I’m really interested to see how they pull off co-operative play with Green Lantern or especially the scarlet speedster. Just hearing the voices and seeing the three character interact at once threw me for a bit of a loop, so I can’t wait to see what other surprises this game has in store.
Toys R Us is once again offering Collectible Minifigures Series 6 at 2-for-$5. If it’s like last time, there is no in-store limit to the number of pairs you can buy.
Also, select “top selling LEGO sets” are “30% off” through March 24th. Some of the discounts are nowhere near 30% compared to MSRP, but there are a couple of deals.
6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase $38.49 (MSRP $49.99)
6860 The Batcave $62.99 (MSRP $69.99)
9495 Gold Leader’s Y-Wing Starfighter $41.99 (MSRP $49.99)
5887 Dino Defense HQ $76.99 (MRSP $99.99)
9443 Ninjago Rattlecopter $24.49 (MRSP $29.99)
9446 Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty $62.99 (MRSP $79.99)
4440 City Forest Police Station $62.99 (MRSP $79.99)
If you want to see how LEGO should have done their Batwing in the most recent set, take a look at sok117‘s Burton-esque model. He’s built himself a full set of “basic” bat vehicles (land, sea & air) all with matching red leather seats and, I assume, Bat-cup holders for when the Dark Knight gets drive through. As someone on Flickr already mentioned, all that wing needs is a balloon stealing scissor-clamp between the ears and it’s perfect.
2012 is sure to be the year of the Superhero with some huge movies ready to blow up the box office and LEGO sets popping up to fuel our MOCs and Hulk-like nerd rage. Set to land smack dab in the center of it all is Issue 20 of Brick Journal due in July with a heavy helping of all things LEGO Superheroes. Joe Meno hopes to have some behind the scenes info on the current Superheroes line as well as articles on fan-built creations, including those who sent pics to him in consideration for the cover. That hounour goes to LegoManiac (featured here before) with the shot pictured above of his revist to Gotham City. Congratulations to LM and thanks for the heads up! With any luck we’ll have this issue available in time for Comic-Con.
Lino Martins is never afraid to push the envelope. For the latest LUGNuts challenge, Batmobile: 2025, his contribution is like no other Batmobile I’ve ever seen. Conceived as a COE, steeped in retro art deco, armored to the gills and badass front to back. I can just imagine what this would sound like roaring down the streets of Gotham.
When Flickr group LUGNuts announced its Build Challenge 51 – Batmobile: 2025, I knew we were in for a treat. As is usual the big guns are always late to the party, but they rarely disappoint. Nathan Proudlove recently contributed this pretty cool Batmobile. Be sure to check out Nathan’s photostream for more pics, including the lighting features.