Market Watch has revealed The LEGO Batman Movie set coming out on June 1 called The Ultimate Batmobile (70917). The set will retail for $129.99 and contain eight minifigures including Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Polka-Dot Man, Alfred Pennyworth (in Batsuit), Wicked Witch of the West, and two Flying Monkeys.
The Batmobile itself divides into four different vehicles, the Batmobile, Batwing, Bat-Tank and Batcycle. There’s also a rotating Bat-Signal with a light brick.
Wave 7.5 of LEGO Dimensions expansion packs are available starting today at various retailers. There are three expansion packs that you can add to your collection, two of which are timed exclusives.
The Knight Rider Fun Pack (71286) is exclusive to GameStop and it includes the Michael Knight minifigure and K.I.T.T. build.
Fight crime on four wheels with Michael Knight and K.I.T.T.! Build the iconic duo and place them on the LEGO® Toy Pad to send them into the LEGO DIMENSIONS multiverse. Use Michael’s Wrist Watch to uncover secrets behind x-ray walls and outsmart enemies by hacking into terminals and following trails. Unlock the exclusive Knight Rider Adventure World and Battle Arena, then play your way to victory with his dodge and dash abilities! Keep your scanners peeled and go for a spin with K.I.T.T., a highly advanced, artificially intelligent robotic vehicle, and rebuild it into the K.I.T.T. Jet and Goliath Armored Semi to turbo boost your crime-fighting adventures!
The LEGO Batman Movie Fun Pack (71344) is available through Target and it includes the Excalibur Batman minifigure and Bionic Steed build.
Join Excalibur Batman from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE in an epic quest to save the LEGO DIMENSIONS multiverse! Simply attach the minifigure to his LEGO Toy Tag and place him on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring him to life in the game, and then activate his special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Bionic Steed and then rebuild it into the Bat-Raptor and Ultrabat to enhance your gameplay. This set includes an Excalibur Batman minifigure, 3-in-1 vehicle, and THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Adventure World with a Battle Arena.
Finally, we have The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack (71264) which should be available at all major retailers. It includes Batgirl and Robin along with the Bat-Computer and Batwing builds.
Fight crime with Batgirl and Robin in the streets of Gotham with the all-new THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Story Pack! Build an all-new Bat-Computer gateway for your LEGO Toy Pad and then activate Batgirl’s and Robin’s special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Take flight with the Batwing to accelerate your gameplay, and then rebuild it into The Black Thunder and Bat-Tank for enhanced in-game powers. This set includes a Bat-Computer gateway build, buildable Batgirl and Robin minifigures, a 3-in-1 Batwing vehicle, six new game levels and The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World with a Battle Arena.
The promotion for the exclusive The LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman/Tears of Batman (30607) polybag is now live on [email protected]. From now until February 28, you can get it for free with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last. The offer will also be available at LEGO Brand Stores as well. Also if you place an order, you’ll also get the Batman character poster too.
The LEGO Batman Movie is in theaters tomorrow and certain theaters are doing various giveaways when you watch the movie this weekend. Here’s a list of what will be going on at what theaters here in the US. These giveaways are available while supplies last.
AMC Stubs members who watch the movie in ReadD 3D will get the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522). Keep in mind this polybag is also in the Valentine section at Target.
Cinemark Connections members can get the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928) keychain polybag when you watch the movie in RealD 3D.
If you watch the movie in IMAX, you can get a collectible ticket and a mini-poster. There are only 1,000 tickets per participating theaters. The poster is only available at select IMAX theaters on Thursday, February 9th.
From the looks of it, Cinemark has the most attractive promotion with the Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman polybag as that variant is exclusive however locations are fairly limited. AMC is the least attractive as the polybag is already available in stores. Regal is a decent one as the tickets are collectibles that you can only get for a limited time during opening weekend. Of course, you can go to every theater and get everything if you have the time.
LEGO has launched their website for the upcoming LEGO House which will be opening to the public in Billund this fall. On the site, there is a ton of new information about what you can expect to see there.
First are the different Experience Zones that you can visit which include the Red Zone, Yellow Zone, Green Zone, and Blue Zone. The Red Zone lets you play with creativity and allows you to use your imagination to create. The Yellow Zone taps into your emotions and you can use those emotions to create animals and flowers. The Green Zone has a more social aspect to it and it teaches you social competences and responding to others’ needs and feelings. Finally, the Blue Zone tests your logic and teaches how to solve problems.
Another area that you can visit in the LEGO House is the Masterpiece Gallery which is an exhibit for AFOL creations. Maybe you can see some of your favorite builders’ creations here.
The History Collection takes you through the history of LEGO. Here you can see 500 of the most iconic LEGO sets the company and produced. It’s similar to the Vault but you can’t actually touch the sets.
Of course, there’s also areas where you can grab a bite including the Cafe Brickachino, and Brick-a-Meal family restaurant. There’s also a gourmet restaurant called the Mezzanine.
What’s a trip to the LEGO House without doing some shopping. There will also be a LEGO Store there to make your purchases.
Tickets go on sale for the LEGO House in June and must be purchased in advance if you want to visit the Experience Zones. The LEGO House will open daily, minus holidays and events, and the hours will vary by season.
A few months ago, we got a first look at an exclusive The LEGO Batman Movie Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928) keychain polybag. There was no information on how to get it except for on eBay from overseas. Thanks to Michael who emailed it in, we now know how to get the polybag here in the US.
According to the image above, Cinemark Connections members can get the keychain for free when you see The LEGO Batman Movie in RealD 3D starting tomorrow, while supplies last. The only problem is that it may still be out of reach for some of us since Cinemark is somewhat regional and locations are few and far between. For example, San Diego doesn’t have one and the closest one is up north so unless we go up there, there’s probably no way to get it unless we go on the secondary market.
When Warner Bros. announced there would be a spinoff movie to The LEGO Movie, I was actually not that surprised and I felt it was expected but that didn’t diminish the fact that I was extremely excited for The LEGO Batman Movie. I’ve gotten a chance to see the movie in a press screening a few days ago and here are my thoughts of it. Of course, the movie won’t be out until Friday so this is a spoiler-free review.
Right from the get-go, the opening credit scene is as funny as you can expect from Will Arnett’s narration. It then shifts to an action scene, where there is a ton of in the whole movie, where the Joker is trying to deploy one of his plans. It also introduces some of the other villains, which we’ve seen in the trailers, in a very short amount of time. I feel the story itself is actually two different stories combined into one main story that works very well. The most obvious one is the relationship between Batman and the Joker, again, which we’ve seen parts of in the trailer. The other story is Batman figuring himself out with or without help of his friends.
One thing to take away from The LEGO Batman Movie is that is does stay true to the vision that Phil Lord and Chris Miller gave when they said a lot of Batman history will be included in the film. Combine that with some LEGO humor that kids may or may not get and you have a film to look forward to. One thing that is very distinct to me is a reference of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. You’ll know what I mean when it happens.
For the characters, I felt they were portrayed as expected. Will Arnett does a great job with Batman and the character’s demeanor continues from where it left off in The LEGO Movie. Zach Galifianakis’ Joker is somewhat different than what you would expect the Joker’s character would be especially if you’ve watched The Dark Knight and Suicide Squad. For Michael Cera’s Robin, I didn’t think that I would like the character as much as I did and think his performance was equal to Batman and even surpasses him in some scenes. Ralph Fiennes’ Alfred is calm and collected as he usually is but he also displays emotional attachment to Batman. To round it out, Rosario Dawson’s Barbara Gordon has the disposition that you would expect her character to have. There are many more characters but most of the dialogue in the movie revolves around those characters.
For the other villains, there are a ton of them. We’ve already seen a lot of them in the trailers and in the LEGO sets but there are also some that you may not expect. One or few, depending on how you look at it, in particular is way out in left field but it was a very cool cameo to see. We all know that The LEGO Movie universe includes a lot of licensed properties from different universes and this cameo character is exactly that.
One of the biggest questions is whether the movie shows the sets that we can already purchase because we know that LEGO likes to produce sets that have no relation to the movie. The answer to that is yes. All of the sets that have been released so far were shown including the ones in the Collectible Minifigures. One complain I do have is some of the vehicles and characters have very little screen time but we still have physical products for them which is awesome for LEGO to do.
One of the things that I haven’t mentioned about is the amazing soundtrack. Although the main song isn’t as catchy as Everything is Awesome, it’s still not bad considering it’s about Batman. I do like some of the old school songs that pops up when you least expect it. The score by Lorne Balfe takes cues from scores of previous Batman movies which you can definitely recognize. The sound effects used were hilarious as well especially when guns are fired. You’ll certainly get a kick out of it when you hear it.
Overall, The LEGO Batman Movie is a really enjoyable film for both kids and adults. I feel that the movie will not only cater to LEGO fans but to DC fans as well as there are lots of references to the DC Universe. Although the movie is in the same universe as The LEGO Movie, it has a different vibe to it but it is entertaining nonetheless. There are some scenes in the trailers that didn’t make the final cut which is not that surprising but I would like to see it as a deleted scene for the home version. There are some scenes that I felt were a little bit slow but it does pick up again a few moments later so there isn’t really a long stretch of dullness. One other minor complaint that I have is that the movie doesn’t have as much LEGO-related dialogue as I expected.
Warner Bros. has kicked up the advertising for The LEGO Batman Movie moreso than with The LEGO Movie which probably isn’t needed because it is Batman and everyone knows Batman. There’s a lot of merchandise that you can get now and if you didn’t hear yet, there will be more sets coming out this summer. Hopefully, WB does the same amount of promotion for the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Movie as well .
The LEGO Batman Movie officially releases Friday, February 10 here in the US and I do recommend seeing it. I’ll definitely be getting it for the home release which I feel will include some exclusive, similar to what The LEGO Movie had.