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Nick Martin | December 1st, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews, The LEGO Movie

Review: 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider


Fact: it’s impossible to build this and not keep singing War’s Low Rider to yourself. FACT. Beyond that, if you’ve seen suicide squad, it’s impossible to see exactly how deep the cut is with this set. In $49.99 and 433 pieces we get a better Joker and car than that movie could ever provide. It also seems to have more purple than every other set I’ve ever purchased… I think only the Harry Potter double-decker bus could potentially come close.

Of all the LEGO Movie sets, this one wasn’t on my radar at all. I’m sure I saw it in the previews, but I had all the figures in some form, and the Batgirl figure wasn’t close enough to the costume I like the most (post-35 N52 that was dark purple and absurdly practical)… it was good, but not enough over the version that was in Joker Steamroller set. More than that, it did smack of the whole Suicide Squad look, and Joker was by far the worst part of that film (Harley was the best, but not enough to cancel it out).

After building it, though, I’ll admit that I was wrong to ignore it, and connect it to suicide squad over just sticking to the weird spirit of old school Batman. Touches like the horn, the chicken, and the stereo system you can’t see have more character than I was expecting… and the most recent LEGO Batman trailer made it very clear what sort of Joker they were going for in the movie. By the time I was building 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider, I was excited to review it, and along with the Batmobile… may be my favorite of the stuff I’ve built thus far. And I have to thank LEGO for sending it over, because I probably would have ignored it otherwise.

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Ace Kim | November 30th, 2016 | News, The Batman Movie

LEGO Posts Glamour Shots Of LEGO Batman Sets


LEGO posted these set of images on their facebook page earlier today, and includes images of two sets that, as far as I’m aware, havent been seen before: 70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery and 70911 Penguin’s Arctic Roller. Too bad for Nick that the latter isn’t a Zamboni, but now that he’s planted that idea in my head, we definitely need a LEGO Zamboni set.

I’m personally excited for the Clayface set; it looks pretty awesome as a brick-built monstrosity but Nick wasn’t too impressed. He’s dead to me now so I will happily take the mantle on reviewing that bad boy.

All sets will be available starting January 2017 and I cannot wait!

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Ace Kim | November 30th, 2016 | LEGO DC Super Hero Girls, Reviews

Review: 41231 Harley Quinn to the rescue


For this review of 41231 Harley Quinn to the rescue, let’s cut to the chase: this is the worst set out of the three preview sets for LEGO DC Super Hero Girls.

Now you may think that the reality of having to rank the three sets in order of greatness will result in one set that comes in last place. While that may be true, it doesn’t change the fact that this set just doesn’t have a whole lot of good points going for it. I can count on two fingers the number of reasons to get this set.

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Ace Kim | November 30th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Target Discounts Discontinued 76035 Jokerland by 25%

With the lead up to The LEGO Batman movie, now is the perfect time to pick up some older Batman sets. In case you missed it, 76035 Jokerland has reached “Sold out” status on LEGO [email protected] and is sold out at Amazon as well. Well Target has your back offering the set for sale with a 25% discount for just $89.99. Target REDCard holders will also net an addition 5% off. This, so far, is the only way to get Starfire and Beast Boy.

Nick Martin | November 29th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Reviews, The LEGO Movie

Review: 70905 The Batmobile


It’s been awhile since I felt excited about a Batman movie. My opinions on Batman v Superman are well-covered on this site, Killing Joke showed that even the normally amazing animation arm of DC could lay an absolute stinker, and we haven’t had a solid cartoon with just Batman in years. Then, the trailer for The LEGO Batman movie launched, and saying that I was excited would be an understatement. While the entirety of the LEGO Movie was pretty awesome, Batman was a highlight throughout. Let’s watch the trailer again just to get pumped…

I actually missed that this trailer came out a few weeks back, and it has a few new mixes. The whole thing is worth it just for the bit between the Joker and Batman, and talking about Superman. I was going to see this movie anyway, but now I’ll have to see it more than once just for that. Anyway, LEGO was kind enough to send us three of the LEGO Batman movie sets for review: 70905 That Batmobile, 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider, and 70909 Batcave Break-In. I reviewed the last version of the Batmobile, from Batman v Superman (which I liked 400% more than the movie itself), but let’s just say that this thing is a whole different beast.

The LEGO Batman Movie looks like a bottomless pit of potential sets, I mean, how can you watch that trailer and not want a Bat-Kayak, and they’re starting off strong by throwing the most iconic vehicle in… well, honestly, probably all comics (and you could argue, all movies and TV, I think). This beast weighs in at $59.99 in the US, and 581 pieces… and looks like an unholy fusion of Batman ’66, Batman ’89, and all of the snark of LEGO Batman rolled into one glorious package.

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Ace Kim | November 29th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Sandcrawler, Ewok Village Sold Out, Still Available From Amazon, Walmart

75059 Sandcrawler Box

Just a heads up that the two LEGO Star Wars UCS sets, 75059 Sandcrawler and 10236 Ewok Village, have now reached “Sold Out” status on LEGO [email protected] It’s been sitting at “Retiring Soon” but is now sold out online and supplies may be depleted at Brand Retail locations. Fortunately, if you’re still on the hunt for one, Amazon and Walmart both have both sets still available for shipping. 10236 Ewok Village is even discounted slightly, $218.99, a 12% discount off of $249.99 MSRP. Whatever stock those retailers have will probably be the last of it.

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Ace Kim | November 28th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Amazon’s Massive Cyber Monday Sale On LEGO Star Wars

75099 Rey's Speeder

In addition to the discounted Ferris Wheel set I posted earlier, Amazon is applying a massive discount on just about every LEGO Star Wars set currently available. Not sure if it’s officially part of a Cyber Monday promotion but the sheer number and the size of the discounts makes me think it is. You can get a savings anywhere from 15% and up to 37%. Here’s the list of sets followed by the discount percentage:

Nick Martin | November 28th, 2016 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News, The Batman Movie, The LEGO Movie

Upcoming LEGO Batman Movie Sets

This sort of slipped through the cracks while life got in the way for a couple of this month, but now that we’re focusing on getting our reviews for The LEGO Batman Movie and DC Friends sets, we’re running across a whole mess of sets that we have been announced or can now be found in the instruction books for the current preview wave of sets.

The current lineup of sets includes 70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack, 70905 The Batmobile, 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider, and 70909 Batcave Break-In… obviously there are a few numbers between each of those. We know one of them will probably be taken up by the Collectible Minifigure line, and Arkham Asylum has already been revealed (as a Toys ‘R Us exclusive). Turns out several other sets have been revealed… hop below the fold to check them out!

Thanks to Brickset and BrickToyNews for descriptions of some of the sets!

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Ace Kim | November 28th, 2016 | LEGO, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 10247 Ferris Wheel By 20%


This is one of my favorite creator sets. 10247 Ferris Wheel. It is normally $199.99 but can be had for $159.99 right now from Amazon. I am 99% sure it’s on LEGO short list of sets that normally never go on sale so seeing it pop up at this price is suprising. I like it so much so that I really regret not getting the Carousel set from a few years back.

The size and scope are impressive and the overall construction of the set is just amazing. It has a good assortment of minifigs and creates a nice little slice of fairground life. If you do pull the trigger and buy the set, I highly suggest getting the 8883 Power Functions M-Motor and 88000 Power Functions AAA Battery Box and motorize the thing. It’s a bit noisy but it’s nice to see it in motion without having to manually crank the wheel. It’s awesome and you won’t regret getting it. Don’t be like me and the carousel and regret not getting it years down the line when it’s discontinued. And it’s on sale!

Ace Kim | November 28th, 2016 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO [email protected] Cyber Monday Sale

It’s Cyber Monday and LEGO [email protected] is offering some decent discounts on a couple of licensed sets. And until 11:59pm EST tonight, you’ll still be able to take advantage of the following offers:

  • Free shipping on all online orders with no minimum!
  • Free exclusive Snowglobe on orders of $99 or more.
  • Free Exclusive 2017 Coloring Wall Calendar with qualifying purchases!

Here’s the list!

And while this is not a licensed set, it bears mentioning that 70751 Temple of Airjitzu was also struck by the 20% discount hammer. It is now available for $159.99, down from $199.99.