LEGO is releasing a brand new Jokerized Wayne Manor set inspired by The LEGO Batman Movie . The LEGO Batman Movie is a character-driven, comedic take on the Batman lore following the lives of Batman (Will Arnett) and his arch nemesis The Joker (Zack Galifianakis). As always, The Joker is hell-bent on making Gotham City his playground of chaos, albeit with slightly different motivations this time around: He wants Batman to admit that the Batman needs The Joker. Batman comes to the realization that he has to work together with Alfred (Ralph Fiennes), Barbara (Rosario Dawson), and his trusty sidekick/adopted son Nightwing (Michael Cera) to defeat The Joker and save Gotham City.
The LEGO Batman Movie, directed by Chris McKay is the second movie in the LEGO film universe (the third being LEGO Ninjago currently out in cinemas), following the acclaimed hit The LEGO Movie. The LEGO Batman Movie is also a hit in the critics' circle with a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Unfortunately, The LEGO Batman Movie didn't make as much money as many would've hoped for, grossing $311.95 million worldwide. While that is still a large sum of money, considering the characters involved, many hoped it would be closer to the $469.1 million worldwide gross of its predecessor.
The Joker Manor set is a jam-packed set including all sorts of nods and details that any LEGO Batman fan will love from an exterior rollercoaster, giant Joker head, and eye of Sauron tower to 5 different interior rooms including a number of iconic details from an electric guitar to a microwave and lobster. Coming in at 3,444 pieces, the set also includes a huge cast if minifigure characters, including Batman, The Joker, Barbara Gordon, Batsuit Alfred, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, and brand new white and gold Disco versions of Batman, Joker, Batgirl, and Robin.
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While it's not even half as big as the new Millennium Falcon recently launched by LEGO, which comes in at 7,541 pieces (the biggest ever), the Joker Mansion set will still draw the attention of many a fan looking for bigger sets. The large cast of minifigures alone will be a big draw.
It may seem a little odd that the set wasn't released along with the launch of LEGO Batman earlier this year, it should come as no surprise that Joker popularity seems to be at an all-time high, with the character seeing a major push in live-action with a number of movies currently in development, including Joker vs Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey, Suicide Squad 2, a standalone (possibly Martin Scorsese connected) origins story, and possibly some involvement in Matt Reeves' Batman solo movies.