The Lego Batman Movie’s First Building Sets Roll Into Comic-Con [SDCC 2016]
Where most companies are dropping huge announcements and reveals left and right during San Diego Comic-Con, Lego was perfectly confident to rely on its existing catalog and just a smidgen of new product. The biggest news comes in the form of two spanking new sets from The Lego Batman Movie. Though not out until 2017, Lego is already well ahead of the game on what vehicles and characters will make the leap from the film to actual toys.
First up is the all-new Batmobile, which looks more like a funny car than it does what we traditionally know as the Batmobile. It's even got some signature scrawling by the cockpit --- "The Speedwagon' --- like many professional drag strip racers have as well. For a guy who only builds in black, and sometimes dark gray, there's a lot of color in the Batmobile. The undercarriage appears to have some interesting elements, but we won't know for sure until we can get a look at what's holding up that hopping chassis.
Included with the Batmobile will obviously be Batman and his bespectacled Robin, as well as Man-Bat and the Kabuki Twins. I imagine The Lego Batman Movie is going to have all kinds of deep cuts to make up for the fact that it's taking place in a single license versus The Lego Movie having access to literally anything imaginable. The 581-piece Batmobile set will retail for $59.99
What's more interesting is the Joker's Lowrider, not just because the design is so cool, but it confirms Rosario Dawson's Batgirl will be a person of color. That's pretty nifty and shows that Warner Bros. is a bit more open to trying new things within the Lego brand. Harley Quinn and the Joker are also in the set, and have some new designs, but they don't deviate from the norm too much. Joker's car is sharp though, and would look right at home in an episode of Wacky Races. This 433-piece set will set you back $49.99
The first Adventure Time set was also on hand at Lego's booth, and though it doesn't have many elements, it does have a lot of characters from the show. Jake, Finn, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, B-MO, Marceline, Ice King and Gunter will all be in there. Since all the characters on the show have such funky designs, rather than just being minifigures, you'll build each and every one. If you want the minifigs, you'll have to jump over to Lego Dimensions, but the brick-ified versions still have plenty of appeal. If you want to get mathematical, you'll have to pony up $49.99 for this set.
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