As promised, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has revealed another character today on their Instagram page. She is Cheshire, aka Jade Nguyen, who is one of the most deadliest assassins and is a long time enemy of the Teen Titans. She specializes in hand-to-hand combat as well as her vast knowledge of poisons which she often applies to her nails.
In celebration of National Cat Day, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has announced another playable character for the game, Dex-Starr. He is a member of the Red Lantern Corps and his sole mission was to find the killer of his owner. Dex-Starr was also one of the members that ambushed the Green Lantern Corps when they were transporting Sinestro back to Korugar for execution.
There will be another announcement on Instagram later today for another villain character.
My unofficial LEGO “Loot Crate” for October called Brick Builders Club came in the mail today and I was curious to see the contents of it. If you haven’t seen the September box yet, you can check it out here. Like previous month, the Brick Builders Club is filled with LEGO-themed items but not necessarily contain actual bricks. You’ll see what I mean when I review each of the items included, in random order.
The first item in the box is a rolled up large sticker of LEGO Ninjago’s Jay. Unlike the previous month, the sticker is packaged up in a plastic film with a styrofoam roll to keep its shape. You can either apply the sticker to a folder or your wall if you desire.
For this month’s box, you get two Brick Builders Club Parts Pack that is filled with random items from Brick Warriors. The first pack contains new items that are in Brick Warriors’ store including a Viking Helmet, Viking Armor, a Wizard Hat, a Quaterstaff, and a Vine Whip. The last item is a Battle Horn. This Parts Pack retails for $7.25 if you purchase separately from Brick Warriors.
The other Parts Pack is sort of a Halloween-themed pack fill with items that you could find during Halloween such as a spider web, a couple of claws, a bat, a spider, and two 1×2 bricks with a TECHNIC axle hole.
The next thing is the exclusive t-shirt that you get every single month. It is orange and it features the Swamp Creature from the LEGO Monster Fighters theme with the caption, “The Creature from the Block Lagoon” which is a LEGO pun of the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Another item that’s in October’s Brick Builders Club box is an orange tote bag. It has a Jack-o’-lantern face on it with the words “Brick or Treat!” below it. It’s a neat little bag that helps you carry stuff around in.
Also returning are the Funky Figs trading cards. Again, they are styled like the Garbage Pail Kids cards in which the characters have funky names. The back of the cards include a short bio of the characters, their skills, and a quote from them.
The last item is the little Build Magazine that the created have put together. The first thing you notice is that the magazine is now glossy and not matte the previous issue. In the magazine, you get some different contributors from the LEGO community to help out with some of the content. There’s also a new pictures page where they show off images of other people who have a subscription and they use the hashtag #BrickSwag or #BBCUnbox to show off their unboxing pictures. There are also some other new articles such as the Master Builders Corner where Carter Baldwin shows off some of his builds as well as some illegal techniques. There is also a Creepy Creature Contest they are holding in which you can get a special prize in your next box if you are the winner.
Overall, the October Brick Builders Club box has a lot of improvements from last month’s box. It just shows that the creators are committed to improving the quality of the product. Again, this subscription based content is not for everyone but it is good for families who want something a little different. Plus, the t-shirts are included in every box and are exclusive to that month so once they’re gone, you probably won’t be seeing that design ever again.
The subscriptions are either monthly or you can do a 3 month subscription at a slightly discounted rate. If you use our referral code BRICKFAN15, you can get $15 off your first 3 month subscription so you can test it out to see if you like it or not. Head over to Brick Builders Club for more information.
Today, it was announced that Bronze Tiger will be one of the many playable characters in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. If you’re not familiar with Bronze Tiger, he is one of the world’s greatest martial artists and is a member of the Suicide Squad. If you watch the Arrow TV series, he has been in three episodes from Season Two and is portrayed by Michael Jai White.
With the reveal of Bronze Tiger, there could be more members of the Suicide Squad in LEGO Batman 3. The video game will be released exactly two weeks from day on November 11th.
Update: Arthur Parsons has reveal on his Instagram profile has revealed another character for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Parasite.
Now available at at Target stores and online are some new, exclusive limited time only toys. One of these items is a LEGO Retro Storage Brick and T-Shirt. The orange storage brick is in the shape of a round 1×1 brick that allows you to store your loose LEGO bricks.
The shirt is yellow but unfortunately, it only comes in kids medium size. It shows a couple of LEGO logos throughout the years including the one from 1953 prominently displayed across the chest.
In stores, the LEGO Retro Storage Brick and T-Shirt retails for $19 but online, it’s going for only $15.99 which is a bit strange to why they have different prices. Again, this combo is only available for a very short time, most likely through the holiday season. We will be receiving one for review shortly and will be doing a review on it so stay tuned for that.
Today was the premiere of the new special on Cartoon Network of LEGO DC Comics: LEGO Batman Be-Leaguered. The show incorporates a lot of existing LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes sets that have already been released as well minifigures that will be released next year. There are major spoilers ahead so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, you can watch it on Cartoon Network for free.
The show starts off with Batman fending off Man-Bat, the Penguin, and the Joker in a museum to protect the World’s Largest Gem. Superman is also unexpectedly showed up but not to assist Batman but to recruit him to the Justice League in which Batman refers to him as the “Alien.”
With the annoyance of Superman, Batman manages to defeat all three of his foes (with the help of Superman’s heat vision on the Penguin) but at a price. Superman somehow disappears into thin air and the World’s Largest Gem also disappears in front of Batman’s eyes.
Back at the Batcave, Batman is trying to figure out what made Superman disappear. Reluctantly, he calls the Flash for help. Alfred, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin also show up in this scene but that’s the last time we see them in the show. At the end of this scene, Superman is woken up by a mysterious character who has imprisoned him.
In the next scene, Batman and the Flash travel to Egypt where they find ice on the pyramids and deduce that Captain Cold is in the area. There Cold is freezing an obelisk. Flash disappears too while trying to help Batman and Batman gets frozen by Cold. Fortunately, Batman was wearing a special super thermal heated over-underwear and frees himself from the ice. Cold’s retaliation shot ricochets off a piece of glass and freezes himself instead. After, Captain Cold and the obelisk disappears as well but not before Batman sees the Atlantean hieroglyphics on it. Again, Batman has to enlist help from another super hero.
Batman is now underseas in his Batsub with Aquaman swimming beside him who also suggests that he join the Justice League. There they find Black Manta who is trying to steal the Sacred Trident of Poseidon. Black Manta calls on the help of some robot sharks who chase after Batman. The sharks tear up the Batsub but Batman engages a self-destruct mechanism and everything blows up. Black Manta manages to free the Trident from the statue but the structure collapses. After that, Aquaman, Black Manta, and the Trident all disappear as well.
Soon after, Batman realizes the real crime was the kidnapping of the Justice League members. He also figures out whoever is kidnapping them will also be going after Wonder Woman and Cyborg so he flies to Metropolis them to warn them. There he finds Wonder Woman and Cyborg engaged in battle against Power Armor Lex Luthor who is trying to steal the Daily Planet Globe for the mysterious benefactor. Cyborg for some weird reason is a really big fan of Batman and is excited to work with him.
After Batman is told of Luthor’s plans, Wonder Woman and Cyborg disappears like the rest of their Justice League members. Batman is captured by Luthor and the mech hands but slips out to defeat Luthor. The globe and Luthor also disappear. At that time, Batman figures out who has been kidnapping the Justice League and stealing the items.
Batman goes to the last place he would think of showing up to, the Hall of Justice. Inside, he finds a Batman museum and he calls out Bat-Mite who is using the missing items to create an Incredibly Over-Complicated Death Trap to destroy the Justice League members. Bat-Mite is hoping that Batman will save them but Batman refuses to and notes that Bat-Mite’s magic unfairly counters their super powers. *Hint hint*
Bat-Mite sets the trap in motion and it appears that the Justice League is destroyed but they suddenly appear. Superman explains that since Bat-Mite’s magic blocks their super powers, they just escape without using any powers, by simply opening the door. Bat-Mite’s plan has been foiled and Batman realizes that he does belong in the Justice League. Bat-Mite calls on the villains that he also “kidnapped” and the final battle begins. Ultimately, the Justice League wins and the criminals are locked up while Bat-Mite admires their work.
Instead of just admiring Batman, Bat-Mite decides to root for the whole Justice League to their chagrin. Batman goes on to his original plan of following up on the “alien” Superman and laughs maniacally as the show ends.
Again, if you haven’t watched the LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered yet or want to watch it again, head over to Cartoon Network to watch it for free.
In a surprise second reveal of the day for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, they have announced that Kid Flash will be a playable character in the game.
This version of Kid Flash is Wally West. He gained his powers by a lightning strike that hit a cabinet which contained chemicals that created the Flash which covered him completely. Later on, he was given the yellow suit by Barry Allen that was tailored to him.