Black & white. All important photos are taken in black & white. And atmosphere. Edgy, rainy atmosphere that would make small children and adults nervous. And lighting. Really subtle and aesthetically pleasing lighting.
This portrait of Bruce Wayne by legomeee would certainly get LEGO Batman’s brooding stamp of approval for appropriate tone. I’m not sure what he is looking at, but that umbrella is macho. I dig it.
Now, get yourself ready, for some inspiration. If you want to make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself and make a change. Hooo! – Batman.
It’s been months since The LEGO Batman Movie hit screens to become one of the best pictures of the year. But the party isn’t over — five more LEGO sets are just out, bringing some of Batman’s most loveable enemies. The Brothers Brick has already covered the summer wave’s flagship, 70917 The Ultimate Batmobile, but the smaller boxes still hold some surprises. 70913 Scarecrow Fearful Face-off has 141 pieces, making it the third-smallest box among the LEGO Batman Movie sets, but its retail price of $14.99 makes it a perfect choice for Bat-fans looking to add to their collection.
It’s not the first time Batman has met Scarecrow in this line. In 70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery the villain tried to break into the Gotham energy plant disguised as a pizza delivery driver. This time the bad guy shows up piloting a helipcopter and bombarding the facility with fear gas bombs.
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The Brothers Brick gives you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the fourth week of March.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: Star Wars fans rejoice! This week we learned about the next Star Wars UCS set and took a friend into space.
- LEGO unveils new Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder with over 1,700 pieces – This sleek snowspeeder comes with two minifigures and 1,703 pieces, priced at $199.99 USD and will beavailable Star Wars day (May the 4th) in LEGO stores and from the LEGO Shop Online.
- Review of The LEGO Batman Movie 70900 The Joker Balloon Escape – With balloons, macaroni and purple tux tails, this small set packs a punch, though if Batman wears the balloon backpack, does that mean the Dark Knight rises?
- LEGO Stephen Hawking in Zero Gravity – Our fearless Iain Heath took his LEGO model of scientist Stephen Hawking on a special trip to go where no LEGO man has gone before.
- Amazon LEGO sales on Star Wars, Nexo Knights, Moana and City – This week’s LEGO deals from Amazon include TIE Fighters, U-Wings, castles, floating rafts and a bulldozer!
TBB INTERVIEWS & INSTRUCTIONS: Take a trip back to the eighties with this cute cassette tape build and learn about a builder of tiny trucks.
OTHER NEWS: There was a massive amount of LEGO news from other places around the web this week. Here are a few items we noticed and thought you might enjoy.
- Tape lets you stick your bricks wherever you want, Geek.com – Haven’t had a friend forward you this yet? Now is your chance to learn about tape that’s raised $1 million USD so far.
- LEGOLAND Japan opens on April 1, CNET – LEGOLAND Japan joins two other parks in the US and one each in Denmark, England, Germany, Malaysia and United Arab Emirates.
- Tom Yoo makes the Nike Air VaporMax out of LEGO, Highsnobiety – Artist Tom Yoo builds another sneaker to join his Air Jordan 9, Air Jordan 5, Nike MAG and Yeezy 350 Boost.
- Ten things you need to know: LEGO Speed Champions, Top Gear – Craig Callum, design manager at LEGO, shares some secrets behind the Speed Champions sets.
- LEGO turned to the internet to save itself from oblivion, Stuff.co.nz – LEGO’s senior innovation director David Gram shares innovation tips he’s learned by working at the company.
The LEGO Batman Movie has been out for over a month and it’s still going strong in the weekend box office sales race. Last week, for example, it was the fifth highest grossing film of the weekend. Not too shabby for a kids movie featuring LEGO minifigures.
By now, most of you have probably picked up a few of the LEGO Batman Movie sets (or at least eye-balled the back of the boxes in the store). And while we here at the Brothers Brick have already reviewed many sets from this line, there are still a couple of LEGO Batman Movie sets that we haven’t looked at yet. Here’s a look at one of the entry-level sets…
Joker Balloon Escape  retails for $14.99 and contains 124 pieces. At LEGO’s standard price of $0.10 per piece, this small set may be slightly overpriced. However, since it contains two minifigures and some new, useful parts, many Batman fans may choose to overlook that fact.
The main components are the two minifigures, a power plant console, a comically over-complicated bomb, and the Joker’s balloon pack. There’s also a play feature where the two halves of the tank break away from each other, simulating a bomb explosion. (You know, just in case Batman doesn’t make it in time.)
Interestingly, this set can combine with Mr. Freeze Ice Attack  and Scarecrow Special Delivery Vehicle  to form a mega-set: the Gotham power plant featured in the beginning of the movie.
The Brothers Brick publishes so many news stories each week that we’re rounding them up for some weekend reading of the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the third week of February, reporting live from Toy Fair 2017 in New York City!
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What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age! Whether you love him for his puns or hate him for the same reason, Mr. Freeze is an excellent counterpoint to the broody Bat of Gotham. So buckle up readers and get nostalgic for icy puns because it’s time to review Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (Set 70901).
This set retails for $19.99 and has 201 pieces. Based on LEGO’s standard pricing of $0.10 per piece, this price tag is pretty much spot on. It comes with three minifigs (Batman, Mr. Freeze, and a Security Guard), Mr. Freeze’s Exosuit, a power plant console, and a minifig-sized chunk of ice. Interestingly, this set combines with two other new Batman sets: 70900 The Joker Balloon Escape and 70910 Scarecrow Special Delivery. The end result is a mega-set that looks like the power station from the opening scene of the LEGO Batman Movie. Pretty nifty, right?
Read the full review after the jump
The Brothers Brick publishes so many stories that we’re giving you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the second week of February, BATMAN WEEK!
TBB BATMAN NEWS & REVIEWS: This past week could have been called The LEGO Batman Movie week. Here is your LEGO news, Batman takeover edition!
Coinciding with the release of The LEGO Batman Movie, which we reviewed recently, Amazon has discounted some of the movie tie-in sets. The following five sets are all at least 10% off.
Also check out our Star Wars sales post from last month, as all of those sets are still on sale, and don’t miss the free Disco Batman and Tears of Batman minifigures that are free with purchases $75 or more from the LEGO Shop Online.
Batcave Break-in is 12% off, on sale for $88.00. See our review of this set!
The first words in my review of The LEGO Movie three years ago were “I’ll admit it: I had very low expectations for The LEGO Movie.” But as we’ve all discovered since then, everything was awesome! Nevertheless, I attended a press screening this evening of The LEGO Batman Movie with fairly moderate expectations, not expecting a miracle twice.
While I would be hard-pressed to call The LEGO Batman Movie miraculous, much of the movie does deliver on expectations set by its predecessor, from its constant stream of sight gags and totally unexpected cameos to the largely brick-built world that the minifigs inhabit.
Read the full review of The LEGO Batman Movie
Builder David Liu redefines Batman training with this humorous scene. The story goes that Alfred was shocked to learn that Master Bruce accepted a role in a new LEGO movie. And since then, Batman has been doing some alternative training in his new secret “creativity” training room, supposedly building miniatures of his own vehicles and various other related themes.
What I appreciated about David’s build is actually the tiny representation of nano-sized vehicles and the tiny “The Bat” aircraft has got to be my favourite of them all.
As the days count down to the release of The LEGO Batman Movie on 10 Feb 17, we wanted to keep your interest piqued with our latest movie tie-in set review, 70912 Arkham Asylum. Containing 1628 pieces, this is the largest set in The LEGO Batman Movie theme at present with the associated largest price tag of £139.99 / $149.99 / 149.99€, which equates to a price per piece of 8.6p / 9.2c / 9.2c, respectively. This set is rated for ages 12-16.
This is the third LEGO incarnation of Arkham Asylum and the biggest, though only just. The first was back in 2008 with 7785 Arkham Asylum, which has 860 pieces, 7 minifigures and a £59.99 / $79.99 price tag. The second, 10937 Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout, was a 2012 set with 1,619 pieces, 8 minifigures, and a £129.99 / $159.99 / 159.99€ price tag. Finally, we have this latest release which nudges into the lead with a part count of 1,628, but has no less than 12 minifigures (well 13 if one includes the statue minifigure).
Although Batman only builds in black (and sometimes very, very dark grey), I’m sure he’d appreciate this wonderful rainbow creation by Alanboar Cheung which depicts a small child dressed as Batman, dreaming of being the Dark Knight. The build has great details, including a redesigned Duckmobile, adorable brick-built characters, and rainbows and clouds reminiscent of Cloud Cuckoo Land.
In addition to many of the villains and sidekicks from the LEGO Batman Movie, Alanboar also included every wacky version of Batman from the new sets and from the Collectible Minifigure series. Can you spot them all?