It wasn’t until Calin’s (_Tiler) flickr stream was linked to in chat the other day that I finally became aware of his work. The above is his latest Batmobile, the Batrod. And yes, it fits the Batman minifig. He’s got a whole host of other incredible works, including microscale and minifig scale Tumblers. Check out his LEGO Batmobile flickr set for more.
Archive for the ‘LEGO Batman’ Category
Been a bit negligent on posting lately, let a lot of stuff slide by and that probably won’t change anytime soon, but Batman really doesn’t deserve that type of treatment. It’s easy for him to get lost in all the Avengers hype right now, so here’s a bit of a Bat-news roundup.
The LEGO Batman: Visual Dictionary (LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes) book from DK Publishing is now available for pre-order and the exclusive minfig that will come with it has been revealed to be Electro Suit Batman from the upcoming video game. I didn’t think there were enough sets and such to fill a book yet, but based on the images like the one below and the fig, I’m in.
Speaking of the video game, ComicBookMovie.com did a report on some info in the latest issue of Game Informer Magazine with some interesting new details about the upcoming LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes game. I’ve cobbled together the relevant info and included it after the jump and you can pre-order the book or the game from Amazon by clicking the pics above.
Brickset posted this pic and reported on this a couple of days ago and it’s been popping up in our contact feed and the FBTB chatroom, so it’s time to finally pay attention I suppose. I’ll just say that I’m extremely jealous at how cheap and easy it is to get these sets in the UK when The Sun just gives them away with purchase, but I do find it amusing when folks say they just put the papers back on the rack after paying for them. Take that newspaper I know nothing about! The giveaways apparently start on May 19th and run daily through the 27th and includes these great little sets. I haven’t seen any concrete info on where to get them, but they’ve been available from TRU and WH Smith in the past so those are the likely venues.
- 30160 Batman Jetski
- 30161 Mini Batmobile
- 30087 Ninjago Car
- 30150 Racing Car
- 30156 Star Destroyer
- 30018 Police Microlight
- 30010 Fire Chief
- 30086 Ninjago Hidden Sword
- 8028 Mini TIE Fighter
Thanks to the masses for the heads up, if you hear any relative details please share in the comments!
Actually, I guess it’s a jetski. Which is silly, but it’s out there in the world as spotted on the TRU website and probably making its way into the wild as we speak. Keep your eyes peeled because this is sure to be the least expensive way to get a Batman figure or two and other than the classic blue and grey comics version, this Keaton-esque costume is probably the best suited for LEGO. Now, let’s see that awesome Batmobile poly hit the shelves!
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.
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.