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Staff Review:

I've owned all of the versions of the Batcave save the '66 one, probably in some vain attempt to build a proper Batcave someday. The reason behind skipping the Classic TV version is that I honestly don't think it looks nice enough to drop that kind of money on. Once I get over a certain price point on a set, I expect it to be displayed all of the time. If it won't be (looking at you, Hoth Waste of Money), it's probably not worth the investment. I'd rather just pick off any minifigures or the like and be done with it than have a giant set that doesn't look good on a shelf. At $99.99 and 1047, this isn't an insignificant investment... $30 more than the last version but with a whole bunch more parts (and less giant panels everywhere), but still a whole lot easier to accept than the $270 for...(read more)

User Comments:

  • Bubblyhai writes:
    Pro: I like the dirty mini figs! Woot.

    Con: I didn't like the build, conveyor belt and the claw doesn't really work that well.

    Comments: I got the set as a bday gift, I wouldn't own the set otherwise. I thought the build was boring. I plan to strip the set down and use it for a MOC in the near future. The dirty mini aliens were my fav plus you get two of them.

  • buriedbybricks writes:
    Pros: Great part selection with some rare pieces and colours. Fun play features and a quick, simple build. Just 30 minutes with a 3 year old assisting.

    Cons: The Minifigs are a little too unique IMO. The crane is a bit top heavy and it's winch is a tad too tight.

    Comments: The only reason I bought this sets is because it went on clearance for $25, I'm not a fan of the dirty spots on the figs as it makes them far less usable. At that price it's a great parts pack with a load of useful pieces. My son and I just finished building it and he's been enjoying it all morning and the only problem he's had is with the crane. If they had weighed the bottom down or attached it to the compactor it would be much better. I rated this set a 6, but it would probably have been an 8 if the figures were the normal variety.

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