LEGO has unveiled a new range of Batman sets to mark the 80th anniversary of the creation of the iconic superhero. It was back in 1939 on March 30 that Batman made his comic book debut. Since then, the Caped Crusader has appeared in almost every medium imaginable from television and film to animation, video games and toys and has been played by actors including the late, great Adam West, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. He’s one of the best-loved superheroes of all time, so his 80th birthday is a pretty big deal and it’s being marked in various ways from DC Universe making its content free for a day to DC and Warner Bros releasing 1.5 million bats at SXSW.
By no means is this the first time that the iconic brick toy and superhero legend have collaborated. LEGO first started releasing Batman themed sets in 2006 and more recently of course there was The LEGO Batman Movie - the hugely popular first spinoff in the Lego Movie franchise. Now, even more LEGO sets are debuting from the company as a way to honor Batman's 80th birthday.
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LEGO, in celebration of Batman’s 80th birthday, will release six new sets on August 1 that are iconic to the Batman universe and are sure to delight DC and LEGO fans alike. Fan favourite vehicles including the Batmobile and the Batman Batwing are included in the celebratory sets alongside iconic friends and foes of Batman including The Joker, The Riddler and Shazam – who recently made his debut in the DCEU. Take a look at images of all six sets below.
The six sets range in price from $9.99 to $99.99 and vary in size from 59 pieces to 1038 pieces so there’s something to suit Batman and LEGO fans of every ability and budget. The exact names, sizes and prices of each set are as follows:
- Batman vs. The Riddler Robbery (59 pieces, $9.99)
- Freeze Batcycle Battle (200 pieces, $19.99)
- Batmobile: Pursuit of The Joker (342 pieces, $29.99)
- Batman and The Joker Escape (171 pieces, $39.99)
- Batwing and The Riddler Heist (489 pieces, $49.99)
- Batcave Clayface Invasion (1038 pieces, $99.99)
Though it’s the priciest and most complicated set, the pièce de résistance of LEGO’s new Batman range is undoubtedly the Batcave Clayface Invasion set. Featuring a Batcave equipped with a Batcomputer zone, a weapons room and jail cells, the set is themed around a tense stand-off between Batman, Robin and Batwoman and baddies Clayface, Catwoman and Two-Face. Although for lovers of LEGO, Batman fans and anybody who’s a big kid at heart, any of the new LEGO Batman sets will provide hours of fun.
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