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DC Comics’ legendary Dark Knight has a solid place in the world of LEGO, with official LEGO Batman sets released in 2006-2008 and again starting in 2012 (As part of the LEGO Super Heroes DC Universe line). Along the way, there have also been two LEGO Batman video games. But all the official products pale in comparison to the wonderful fan-built Batmobiles, Batwings, and variations on the Batcave. See all of them right here on The Brothers Brick.

This is the Batman (conversion) we deserve [Instructions]

When the LEGO DC comes 76182 Batman Cowl was first revealed, something felt a little off, well to me at least. Builder Glen Tanner fixed it well and fixed it well with some inspiration from the 40386 Brick Sketches: Batman.

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LEGO 76238 Classic TV Series Batman Cowl available for pre-order now [News]

LEGO expands its lineup of brick-built helmets and busts with 76238 Classic TV Series Batman Cowl. The 372-piece set was listed online today, and it’s already available for preorder for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99, and will ship from October 1, 2021.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Batman!

What does famed LEGO builder Paul Hetherington do when he’s not impressing us with his amazing talent? Nothing, as it turns out. That’s because Paul is always impressing us with his talent. I’m pretty sure he can just sip a cup of coffee or mow his lawn and we’d all be impressed, by golly! Take this brightly-colored Batman diorama, for example. It seems The Joker has repurposed an abandoned ice cream factory into a…wait for it…I Scream Factory. Of course he has! That Joker doesn’t simply engage in normal bad guy stuff like robbing banks or not picking up after his dog. No, The Clown Prince of Crime goes above and beyond with his own unique sense of flair and style. Dousing Batman’s sweet ride in some kind of oozing radioactive soft-serve goo really takes the cake but the Joker has other tricks up his sleeve.

Batman, Joker's I Scream Factory

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Na-na na-na na-na na-na na-na na-na na-na na-na Batman!

Batman wasn’t always the dark, grunting, brooding anti-hero we’ve come to know. In the ’60s the Adam West-era Batman was wholesome, a bit sillier, and definitely into go-go dancing. Along with all that campiness came the most iconic Batmobile of all time and Alex “Orion Pax” Jones does it justice in LEGO. Not only was it the most iconic Batmobile ever, but one of the most iconic cars ever. Period. The original was designed by George Barris and was based on the 1955 Lincoln Futura. Even more than a decade later the mid-century Lincoln was futuristic beyond compare and thus a perfect basis for the ’66 Batmobile. Alex has a knack for hitting us right in the nostalgic feels. He cranks out pop culture icons like no one else as evidenced by this previous spotlight feature here on Brothers Brick. If you lack talent and imagination, LEGO recently released the ’66 Batmobile set. Still, I prefer Alex’s version though.

1966 Batmobile

Whether they be official LEGO sets or creations from other builders, check out several other Batmobiles in our archives.

Holy Headgear, Batman! – LEGO DC 76182 Batman Cowl [Review]

LEGO continues to tempt adult collectors with sets that are more about a displayable model than the more traditional brick-based play experience. Of note are mini-statues featuring helmets from Star Wars and Marvel properties, a theme that has seen some recent expansions. There are even more on the way, including Marvel villains Venom and Carnage. But DC Comics properties have been strangely absent from the mix…until now. 76182 Batman Cowl was revealed last month and will be available on April 26th and can be pre-ordered now from the LEGO Shop Online for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99.  This 410-piece set features the caped crusader’s signature headgear, but is it something you’d want to display?  Come along as we take a close look at just what this set has to offer, both to the Bat-Fan and the wider LEGO audience.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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No, it hasn’t lost a wheel. LEGO DC 76188 – Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile [Review]

Holy classic car, Batman! LEGO returns to the 60’s in style with an updated take on the the Adam West era Batmobile. Part of the next wave of super-hero related sets, the 345 piece DC 76188 Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile will be available April 26th from the LEGO Shop Online for US $29.99 | CAN $34.99 | UK £34.99.  How does this new version stack up against the previous LEGO incarnations? Does the Cesar Romero Joker minifigure have his signature mustache? Does Batman have a realistic bat-paunch? Read on and see!

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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New LEGO Super Heroes sets listed online, including 76187 Venom bust [News]

Several new LEGO Super Heroes sets have just been listed on LEGO Shop. Besides the 76188 Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile, which was revealed earlier this week, two brand new sets are listed too; LEGO Marvel Spider-Man 76187 Venom and 76198 Spider-Man & Doctor Octopus Mech Battle. All three will be available from April 26.

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Two new LEGO DC Super Heroes Batmobile sets revealed by online retailer [News]

Vietnamese toy retailer Mykingdom has just published official pictures of two brand new LEGO DC Super Heroes sets. Both products include Batmobiles. While 76180 Batman vs. The Joker Automobile Chase is a 4+ building set for younger fans, 76188 Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile is a regular set based on the classic images of the vehicle and heroes. The piece count, regional prices, and availability are yet to be confirmed.

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First look at official pictures of the upcoming LEGO Super Heroes 76182 Batman Cowl [News]

Thanks to the US retailer Barnes and Noble, the official pictures of the newest LEGO Super Heroes set, 76182 Batman Cowl, are finally here. A 410-piece set, designed in the style and format similar to the recently announced 76199 Carnage bust, will retail for US $60. Regional prices and precise availability dates are yet to be confirmed, but we expect the set to go on sale as soon as late April.

Ice cold shenanigans at the Gotham Museum

We’ve seen several very impressive Batcaves over the years but poor Mr. Freeze has been largely thus far given the cold shoulder. Until now. Brothers Brick alumni Tim Lydy invests several months and an ungodly amount of LEGO bricks, both stock and custom, to give Mr. Freeze a fitting lair complete with about seventy individual LED lights. The exterior of the museum is quite impressive with its textured brickwork and massive Spartan statues flanking central Greek-style columns. The icy ornamentation along the top and the frozen tail to the right offers just a glimpse of what’s inside. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

Gotham Museum Exterior

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King Tut and his sphinx-mobile

The classic Batman TV series that ran during the 1960s had its fair share of strange and flamboyant characters – both heroic and villainous. “King Tut”, an Egyptologist at Yale University turned villain due to amnesia, is no exception. LEGO builder Brick Grayson, creates a neat vehicle based on the concept of the Batman villain, and surely it should make any Batman and LEGO fan very content.

The rear portion of the car is surely a reference to the Adventurer’s theme sphinx, almost quoting the original build verbatim. The rest of the model is smoothly fashioned out of bricks, slopes, and tiles; the shape of it resembling the 1989 Batmobile. Of course, the King Tut minifigure from the first Batman Collectible Minifigure series is operating the vehicle. Grayson’s build is his way of celebrating the television series’ 55th anniversary; it’s certainly a worthy model for the occasion.

Holy LEGO mosaic, Batman!

Brothers Brick contributor Chris Doyle is back with another heroic pop-culture mosaic in the LEGO art style. Completing his “Trinity” of retro DC superheroes is Batman as portrayed by Adam West. Because of course that’s the version he’d build.

The 1960’s Batman was a far cry from the grim and gritty versions on the screen these days. This was a Batman who was always looking for the best in people, who was always quick to lend a helping hand, and who’s level of violence was limited to “Biff!” and “Pow!” and the occasional “Splatt!” This is the Batman who I’d want to see in my dream Justice League, along with the Lynda Carter version Wonder Woman and Christopher Reeve’s Superman.

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