I just received my shipping notification LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite. The movie’s official release date is tomorrow May 21, and the price as it stands now is $13.99 for the Blu-ray/DVD/Ultra-violet set, and $9.99 for just the DVD version. This “movie” collects all of the cut scenes from the LEGO Batman 2 video game into one feature. No matter which version you get, you’ll get the awesome mid-transformation Clark Kent/Superman minifig.
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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.
Okay, I’m dumb. I didn’t check to see if Shop@Home had the Man of Steel sets when I did last night’s post. Durrr. So if you don’t feel like waiting til the 14th, you can order all three sets directly from LEGO right now. They’re free shipping promotion is still in effect too, so you can order all three sets, get free shipping, and VIP points.
- 76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown $12.99
- 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville $49.99
- 76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape $19.99
For more immediate gratification, you can also pick up the sets at LEGO Brand Retail, and most if not all of the big box stores as well.
Amazon is currently accepting pre-orders for the upcoming 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville. The expected release date for the set is May 14th and will cost you $49.99. No sign of the other two smaller sets yet, but we’ll keep an eye out for you.
Some details have emerged about obtaining the Jor-El minifig we reported on earlier this week. This post on Eurobricks shows the June store calendar with Jor-El displayed as one of the highlighted items. It will be a LEGO Brand Retail promotion and the only way to get it is to make a purchase in store or at LEGO Shop@Home for $75 or more. There’s nothing listed about the purchase requiring Super Heroes sets, so any purchase should net you the minifigure. Offer is good from June 1-25 or while supplies last.
There is one other item of interest on the calendar. On Wednesday June 19, they will be hosting a special in-store building event where you can build the Man of Steel. This is in addition to their regular Monthly Mini Build. Build event is open to kids age 6-14 only and limited to approximately 150 per store.
And finally, on Friday June 22, the monthly LEGO Club meeting will be DC Super Heroes themed.
It sort of came out of no where, but a Man of Steel promotional polybag isn’t really shocking. It’s yet another figure to pop up on eBay ahead of release and I think it’s a bit pricey for a figure that includes the same El family underwear that comes in every Man of Steel set. Works out to about 50 bucks for a new bearded head print. At least it’s a nice beard.
We’ll keep you posted on when and how this one will be released.
The newest (and hopefully last) trailer for Zach Snyder’s next attempt to impress/enrage comic book fans comes with the major players in Clark Kent’s life laying out his possible destiny as a symbol of hope for mankind. A lot of changes to the mythos on this one, but if Snyder can deliver even half of the experience the original film gave its audience back in ’78, it should be worth the price of admission.
Target is having a summer toy sale including some LEGO items. One set in particular that stands out is 76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice. The set is seeing a discount of 20% to an even $16.00, down from $19.99, plus tax with free delivery on that item. I’ve been eyeing this set for some time now, waiting for a nice sale price to pick one up and this may be the time. Got a REDCard? Save an additional 5% off the price sale price. Amazon has not matched the price yet, but if you live in a state where they charge tax and you have a REDCard, Target will end up being the better choice anyway. For those of you lucky enough to live in a state where Amazon doesn’t charge tax, they will more than likely match Target’s price; it’s just a matter of time.
Amazon.co.uk is having a pretty nice sale on some Super Heroes sets. Discounts range from 20% up to 43% off the list price. Full list below;
LEGO DC Superheroes
- 6863 Batwing Battle Over Gotham City is 23% off of £39.99, now only £26.80
- 6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase is 25% off of £11.99, now only £8.99
- 6860 The Batcave is 25% off of £69.99, now only £52.47