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Long before LEGO released Marvel and DC Universe Superheroes sets, LEGO fans were building their own Batmobiles and Batcaves, custom Avengers and X-men. Whether you’re looking for news about the official sets or want to check out some really great custom LEGO models inspired by the world of comic books, you’ve come to the right place.

Amazon announces Golden Brick LEGO contest, discounts The SHIELD Helicarrier by $50 [News]

Amazon.com is running a contest through Dec. 10 which challenges fans to find a Golden LEGO Brick on the site’s LEGO product pages. When you find one, you can click it to be entered in the prize drawing, and you can read the full rules below. (You must be a US resident to enter the contest.)

Golden Brick Contest

And if you’re looking for an extra reason to go browse Amazon today, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier has been discounted by $50, bringing the massive 2,996-piece set to $299.99. This is the best discount on this set we’ve seen yet, and if you’re still hesitating, check out our review of the SHIELD Helicarrier, but don’t wait too long — the sale ends today. And don’t forget that lots of other LEGO sets are currently on sale, including steep discounts on many of The Force Awakens sets.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier, $299.99

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LEGO Batman Movie 70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator [Review]

Why does all the crazy news seem to be from Florida?

That’s a line I never imaged using in opening a review of LEGO set, but look closely at the bumpers on The LEGO Batman Movie‘s 70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator, and you’ll spy Florida plates on this backwoods monster truck due out January 1, ahead of the film’s February 10 release date. The set has 460 pieces, and will retail for $69.99. Ready to take a trip to swampy roads of the everglades? Let’s dive in.

LEGO Batman Movie 70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator

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More sets from The LEGO Batman Movie revealed [News]

Today LEGO officially revealed a number of additional sets in the January lineup of The LEGO Batman Movie theme. We’ve already seen a lot of the line, but now we’re able to bring you solid, high-resolution shots of the whole theme’s first wave.

LEGO sent us early copies of all of these sets, so we’ve already begun our reviews, starting with The Joker Notorious Lowrider, The Batmobile, and The Penguin Arctic Roller. You can expect the rest soon, including the fantastically hilarious 20 minifigures of the The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures line.

70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer, 254 pieces, $29.99

The LEGO Batman Movie sets 2017
The LEGO Batman Movie sets 2017

Check out our coverage of other brand new 2017 sets in the links below, and see the rest of the new Batman sets after the jump.

The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures
2017 LEGO Star Wars original trilogy sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets
2017 Ford Le Mans Victories set
2017 LEGO Disney Frozen sets
2017 LEGO Disney Moana sets
2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Elves sets
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 2
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LEGO Batman Movie 70911 The Penguin Arctic Roller [Review]

We don’t yet know how good The LEGO Batman Movie will be when it hits theaters Feb. 10, 2017, but if we can judge by the sets and trailers, it will definitely be a memorable take on the dark knight and his many nemeses. The sets based on the film are awash in villains both famous and obscure, including most of the mainstays of Gotham lore. The Penguin is one such iconic villain who hasn’t seen much screen time in recent years; in fact, the Penguin hasn’t made a big-screen appearance since 1992’s Batman Returns. Ever the dapper madman however, the Gentleman of Crime is back in The LEGO Batman Movie with a posh cruiser befitting his illicit opulence.

70911 The Penguin Arctic Roller contains 305 pieces and 2 minifigures. It will be available Jan. 1, 2017. We don’t yet have word on the price, but expect around $30 USD.

70911 The Penguin Arctic Roller

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LEGO Batman 70905 The Batmobile [Review]

Following our review of 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider yesterday, our stream of reviews of LEGO Batman sets from the forthcoming The LEGO Batman Movie continues with 70905 The Batmobile, available now.

70905 The Batmobile

The set includes 581 pieces and 5 minifigs, and retails for $59.99. Find out what we think in our in-depth review.

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LEGO Batman Movie 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider [Review]

When I reviewed The LEGO Movie nearly three years ago, I wrote, “Forget Ben Affleck, I want Will Arnett as the next Batman.” With The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theaters on February 10, 2017, I’ll finally be getting my wish. Our friends at LEGO HQ sent us all of the new LEGO Batman sets, and we’ll be bringing you reviews of as many as we can over the coming days. Several of the sets have already hit stores ahead of the holidays, so we’ll start with those.

First up, 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider includes 433 pieces and 3 minifigures for $49.99.

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While it remains to be seen whether Joker’s Lowrider will ultimately be considered “notorious,” read our full review for our thoughts on this new set.

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New LEGO sets out on LEGO.com: Batman, Disney Moana, Super Hero Girls, and more [News]

Just in time for Cyber Monday, the US and Canadian LEGO Shop sites have released a number of new sets, including sets from The LEGO Batman Movie, Disney’s Moana, and the new DC Super Hero Girls line. Meanwhile, Black Friday & Cyber Monday LEGO sales continue on both LEGO.com and Amazon.com.

LEGO sent us early copies of the new Batman sets, and we’ll have reviews of them up shortly. 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider has entertaining minifigs and lots of purple.

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More LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets revealed, including Iron Man and Captain America [News]

Here’s the first official look at a few of next year’s Marvel Superheroes sets. We got an early look at the Hulk vs. Red Hulk set in July, but now you can also check out new Iron Man and Captain America sets. The Iron Man set includes Phil Coulson and his darling car, Lola.

76077 Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2017

If you’re looking for a great deal on LEGO Marvel Superheroes, a number of 2016’s sets are on sale currently, such as 76032 The Avengers Quinjet City Chase for 38% off on Amazon, bringing it down to just $49.99, or 76037 Rhino and Sandman Super Villain Team-Up for 30% off, knocking it to $27.99.

Check out our coverage of other brand new 2017 sets:

2017 LEGO Disney Frozen sets
2017 LEGO Disney Moana sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets
2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Elves sets
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 2
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set

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LEGO Batman Movie 2017 set images revealed [News]

After some tantalizing reveals at San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con earlier in the year, official images (including box art) have now emerged revealing most of the LEGO Batman Movie set lineup scheduled to hit shelves in 2017. We’ll relay exact information about pricing, availability, and the sets not already pictured here as it comes to us. These look like great sets that will complement what looks to be a promising movie!

Via The Brick Fan.


70909 Batcave Break-In, 1047 pieces

70908 The Scuttler, 775 pieces

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Democracy requires a nation of participants

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Please don't do it...

I wouldn’t dream of telling anyone else how to vote, let alone people who live in a different country to me. However, to any external observer (and to most of the Americans I’ve spoken to) the current Presidential election campaign has been singularly depressing in its negative tone. And that’s what prompted me to build this model.

Here’s hoping whoever wins out in tomorrow’s vote will at least attempt to heal some of the divisions that have opened up. Whatever happens, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain.

LEGO Builders Of America — from our worldwide team of contributors to our friends in the USA — put your bricks down for a little while tomorrow and go exercise your franchise.

What if the Tim Burton Batmobile had a Batpod?

If you ever wondered what the Tim Burton era Batmobile would look like if it had a Batpod, well wonder no more as Vince_Toulouse has made it real. Or, erm, LEGO. While no mention is ever made that this “Dark Bike” is related to Batman or his vehicles, the inspiration is clearly there. Also clearly there: extremely slick lines and superb shaping.

Dark Bike

If you doubted me regarding the relation to the Tim Batmobile, check out the rear three quarter view. It looks a lot like the wings on the back of that version of the Caped Crusader’s car.

Dark Bike

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 76060 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum [Review]

It’s about a week till the general release of the latest Marvel superhero movie Doctor Strange. The plot of the movie still is a mystery, so the LEGO set 76060 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum is a perfect chance to get a hint at what may unfold on the big screen. This medium-sized set was released in August and was marked as a limited offer both in the US and Canada. The set contains 358 pieces and 3 minifigures, for the price of $29.99.

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