The LEGO Batman Movie, due out Feb. 10, is making waves in the DC universe as it dusts off villains old and new, and gives the Batman himself a plethora of new costumes. And there’s no better way to get your hands on a whole load of those new characters in minifigure form than with The LEGO Batman Movie 71017 Collectible Minifigures. The 20 unique figures will hit store shelves Jan. 1 for $3.99 each.
[Update] The LEGO Batman Movie 71017 Collectible Minifigures are available now on the LEGO Shop Online.
LEGO sent us a case ahead of time, and you can read our full hands-on review below, or read through our Feel Guide for The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures to help you collect a whole set.
Like other LEGO Collectible Minifigures, each figure comes sealed in a blind bag, and there are 60 figures in case. Our case broke into 3 complete sets of 20 figures, which will make sharing a case with friends much easier. As always, each figure includes a black 3×4 stud minifigure stand and a printed sheet showing the whole series.
The packaging is yellow, with a black back. As with previous series, there are tiny, almost imperceptible dots along the bottom, which can help decipher the contents. However, we’ve found this method both too error-prone and too time-consuming, and recommend using our Feel Guide for accurate fig-finding instead.
Let’s dive into the minifigures themselves, starting with Batman in his natural habitat.
What does Batman love best in life? To crush his enemies, and see them driven before him, while he sits in a rubber ducky afloat in a balmy pool. I mean, it can’t all be late nights perching on tall buildings and looking moody, right? Giving a whole new meaning to “Batsuit,” Batman has donned black swimwear adorned with tiny yellow bats on both front and back.
Vacation Batman’s helmet is unique to this minifigure, with over-molded blue goggles, and the arms and legs are both dual molded. The rubber ducky pool floatie is a hard plastic yellow disk, hollow underneath, with holes allowing it to slip over the hip pegs. The bat mask and bill are printed on. Also included are a pair of orange flippers, though Batman can’t attach to the minifigure stand while wearing them, and has no where to put them when they’re off. Batman’s smirking expression is unique to this minifigure.
The grizzled ally of the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon’s got a great old-school detective look with a shoulder holster and a leather badge holder hanging from his belt. He carries a standard issue radio and a wanted poster for Gotham’s most notorious prankster, The Joker.
Gordon’s white shirt arms have a great wrinkled texture printed on them, and his dark grey hair has miniscule highlights of light grey printed on each temple. The only other way to get The LEGO Batman Movie Commissioner Gordon is in 70908 The Scuttler, where he’s in dress blues.
Nurse Harley Quinn
Nurse Harley Quinn wears a white lab coat with brilliant red highlights. Her pink gloves extend up to printing onto the sleeves, and she’s got laced red boots via dual molded legs.
Harley’s hair is a complex red and black dual mold, and her nurse’s hat is a separate piece which uses the standard plume connection. She carries a chart for Arkham Asylum on which she’s been doodling love notes to the Joker in between seeing patients.
Harley, voiced by Jenny Slate, is also included in 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider which we reviewed recently, but her hair is the only common piece. Collectible Minifig Harley has only 1 facial expression, while the roller skating Harley has a double-sided head for two.
Glam Metal Batman
Have you ever wondered what Batman’s side hobby is? Well, wonder no more. Batman plays in a KISS cover band, according to this figure. He’s got a standard serrated cape, and dark grey legs with black and silver printing, and a huge batbuckle, and of course, giant black wrist bands.
With a wicked cool bat logo painted over his bathood and spiky shoulder pauldrons, Batman is ready to riff some serious metal.
If that v-collar dipped any lower, the movie might not be rated PG. While the electric guitar is cool, I can’t help but feel that Batman would have a bat-shaped guitar.
The face is similar to the standard Batman face, but with a more open mouth. If you ask me, Batman’s tongue isn’t nearly far enough out for a glam metal band rocker.
The junior member in Batman’s band of crime-fighters, Dick Grayson will play a large role in The LEGO Batman Movie, where he’ll be voiced by Micheal Cera. Dressed in a smart red sweater (adorned with a duck motif front and back) and classic blue jeans, Dick carries a can of shark-b-gone, with the dark blue 1×1 round brick printed with a No Sharks emblem on one side and “Shark Repellent” emblazoned on the other.
Dick’s googly eyes are molded into the hair piece, which is identical except for the color of the eye printing to the one Dick wears in 70905 The Batmobile, which we reviewed recently. Fortunately, Dick still has eyes beneath the huge glasses.
Arkham Asylum Joker
We got a look at Joker in his prime in our recent review of 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider, but the master villain has been committed to Arkham Asylum, which comes with a set of smart orange jumpers. His one accessory is handcuffs, because he can’t be wandering about loose.
Put the handcuffs on though, and the Joker might just break your heart with his puppy dog eyes.
Very few figures in the The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures have double-sided heads, but the Joker’s snaggle-tooth pout and pitiful frown pairing make this figure absolutely worthwhile.
Daughter of Commissioner Gordon, Barbara (voiced by Rosario Dawson) is a model police officer, looking extremely smart in her dress blues. She carries a bat signal and a pair of handcuffs for the miscreants who seem to be so common in Gotham.
Barbara’s hair is a police cap molded onto dark red hair. The cap is actually black, which can be seen around the brim, with the top painted blue. We’ve also spied the hair/cap combo in one of the new 2017 City Police sets. Barbara’s red sash carries over to the back, and she’s got a shield patch on each shoulder. Her head is single-sided.
Fierce as the night, ready to pounce on unsuspecting prey, it’s CATMAN! No, this isn’t actually Batman cosplaying as Wolverine. Catman is a Batman villain first introduced in 1963, where he was a big game hunter specializing in large felines before turning his eye on Gotham’s underworld.
Catman’s got a stubbly face with the white band for suit eyes, a standard brown cape, a brown Batman helmet, Wolverine claws, and in what is sure to delight military builders, a brown utility belt. Sadly, although all the standard sets include a spare utility belt, Catman includes only 1. Catman’s only printing is on the front of the torso.
A villain with an aquatic tendency, Orca shape shifts her way through crime. This black and white figure is simple, with no accessories.
Orca’s head piece inaccurately has gills, despite Orcas being mammals with lungs — though it’s debatable whether biological “accuracy” means anything when referring to shape-shifting comic book villains. The head piece first appeared in the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 15 Shark. Orca’s head is dark red, printed with a gaping throat, tongue, and uvula.
Because sometimes Batman just needs to feel pretty. End of story.
Fairy Batman’s got a pink leotard and tutu over top of his black bat armor. The bright pink tutu first appeared in white in the Collectible Minifigures Series 15 Ballerina. The torso and helmet are bright pink, and the ballet slippers are dark pink (courtesy of the dual molded legs). Fairy Batman has trans-pink insect wings, and carries a trans-pink wand. Underneath his helmet, Batman is quite resigned to your snickering and his expression shows that he’s determined to express himself no matter what you think.
A notorious villain by another name, Red Hood is the Joker’s pre-acid-vat-dunk guise. Wearing a red bell jar (a new color for that piece), Red Hood has a handsome bow tie and a serrated red cape, and carries dual machine guns.
Underneath the bell jar hood, Red Cape bears more than a passing resemblance to Deadpool.
The Red Hood’s new armor piece has a collar ring perfectly sized to clutch the bell jar. Beneath the armor, the Red Hood is indeed ready for a fine gala, with a purple vest, bow tie, and gloves. He’s got plain black legs, and there’s no printing on the back of the head or torso. Be ready for the red cape to get pinched a bit when you put the armor over it.
Pink Power Batgirl
Batgirl (aka Barbara Gordon) takes the dark knight mentality and turns it inside out. Dayglow pink is the way to go! Her torso, skirt, and boots are dark pink, and she wields a dark pink Batarang.
Beneath the skirt, she’s got a dark pink leotard printed on, and the legs are dual molded dark pink and medium dark flesh. She’s got dark pink bracers on the arms, and her dark red hair is a new hard plastic mold (though it appears in several other sets in the theme). Batgirl’s serrated pink cape is shiny cloth, the same sort as Dick Grayson’s in 70905 The Batmobile.
Clan of the Cave Batman
I suspect we won’t know the origin story of this Batman guise until we see the movie. Nevertheless, if you’ve ever wanted a Neolithic Batman minifig, well, LEGO’s got you covered. With a fetching leopard-print toga and stone-carved batbrooch, Clan of the Cave Batman carries a large club.
Clan of the Cave Batman has a serrated brown cape, and a unique head with white eyes for the hood.
The brown helmet has taken quite a beating, likely in a run-in with a large predator; perhaps Batman was trying for an Oscar.
Zodiac is a criminal mastermind with deceptive prowess, adept at conning the criminal world into thinking he can tell the future. Zodiac has a bright light blue body and legs covered in astrological signs, and a slight different shade head (medium blue) with a Z on it.
Zodiac carries the emblems of his trade, Cancer and Pisces (aka a crab and fish in flat silver).
Much like Batman, the Calculator relies on cunning to outmaneuver his foes. However, the Calculator uses algorithms, not mental acuity, to analyze opponents and determine an optimal strategy. With white power-armor and a classic white helmet over a lavender torso, the Calculator doesn’t have any accessories beyond his wearable computer.
The Calculator’s legs are white and lavender dual molded, and he has a pattern of white squares running down his arms, legs, belt, and helmet (daisy-chained computer chips, presumably). The lavender head is printed with white eyes and a flesh face.
The front of the power armor gets a 1×1 tile with a new calculator entry pad, and the white helmet visor displays a digital readout of 07734 (the significance of which is unknown — it may well simply be an inside joke to a LEGO designer).
Nothing says fearsome super villain like “rampaging Egyptologist.” King Tut has an ornate dark red Egyptian robe with dark blue and gold fringes, and bears a dour expression.
King Tut is equipped with a green snake and a cobra-headed staff. He wears the classic pharoah’s headgear in white with a simple gold print. Tut’s legs are dual molded light flesh and white for the left side, and light flesh and dark red for the right. He’s got a standard cape in red; like Red Hood’s cape, be prepared for it get pretty thoroughly smashed by the headgear.
The Eraser is here to chew gum and erase stuff, and he’s all out of gum. Rarely has a super villain’s goals been so well aligned with their guise. Dressed like a massive #2 pencil in a bright light orange pinstriped suit, The Eraser carries a very simple To Do list printed on a white 2×2 tile.
The Eraser’s head is a new piece. It’s a dual molded bright light orange and flat silver 1×1 round brick that’s 4 plates tall, with detail rings around it. The eyes are printed on.
A silent but deadly villain, The Mime is a martial arts master with a flair for the theatrical. She wields two lightning bolts, and sports a dark blue mohawk (a new color for that piece).
The Mime’s torso is black with dark pink arms and legs, and a simple print on the back. The mime’s white face is printed on a light flesh head.
Sometimes, late at night, Batman gets hungry. And when you’re as wealthy as Batman, you don’t go for a piece of string cheese and leftover pizza; no sir. You go for lobster. Batman has been taking it easy at home, lounging about in his dark red robe which nearly matches the wallpaper in the 1966 Batcave. Batman’s expression is unique to this figure.
Batman’s legs are dual molded dark red and light flesh, and nicely printed on the sides. He carries a large platter with a new print of a lettuce leaf and smeared butter, upon which he carries the midnight snack: a plump lobster.
The lobster is a new element, so far unique to this figure. It’s got a single anti-stud on the bottom, but otherwise doesn’t have any obvious System attachment points.
March Harriet is a surprising inclusion for The LEGO Batman Movie, given that she’s an escort by trade in her introductory comic in 2008. Her strapless bunny suit is medium dark flesh, with light flesh arms and head.
The bunny head is the same as Series 7’s white rabbit suit guy, and the inside of the ears are printed a slightly lighter shade of brown. March carries a Tommy gun.
Be sure to read our Feel Guide for The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures to help you collect a whole set, or just find your favorites.
The LEGO Batman Movie 71017 Collectible Minifigures are available now on the LEGO Shop Online.
Check out our reviews of other LEGO sets from The LEGO Batman Movie:
LEGO Batman Movie 70905 The Batmobile
LEGO Batman Movie 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider
LEGO Batman Movie 70907 Killer Croc Tail-Gator
LEGO Batman Movie 70911 The Penguin Arctic Roller
The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick early copies of these minifigures for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.