The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523) Polybag Review

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)

One of The LEGO Batman Movie polybags that will be coming out in conjunction with the movie is The Joker Battle Training (30523). The only current way to get it is at LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers and on eBay. There’s been no information on how the 49 piece polybag will be further distributed at this time.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)


The Joker is not an exclusive minifigure as it is the same as the one found in The Joker Balloon Escape (70900). He wears his signature purple suit as in the aforementioned Balloon Escape as well as in The Scuttler (70908). There’s even the long coattail piece that goes between the torso and legs which is also in the Ballon Escape. The double-sided head has expressions of an evil smile and a very happy smile.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)


There are three little builds to this polybag. The first is just the little stand for the Joker that also uses some red and white 1×2 tiles. The stand is pretty required as the gatling gun is front-heavy and he will have a hard time standing on his own.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)

The next build is his large six-stud gatling gun. The gun is a standard gun but there’s the large gatling gun barrel in the front. The studs are trans-green and you get a lot of spare ones too.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)

The last part of the polybag build is the Batman training dummy. The head isn’t really a head but just Batman’s cowl that is loosely placed on top of a 1×1 round tile. The hands are just some neck brackets that a bat and Batarang sit on. The whole training dummy sits on top a 2×2 tile with pin that allows it to spin.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)


Overall, The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523) is a pretty intersting polybag. You do get the Joker in an even cheaper way if you are able to find the polybag. The combination of the gatling gun and the training dummy is a really good play feature, especially for younger kids. Again, this polybag is found at LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers and on if you’re feeling really adventurous, eBay. If you aren’t able to find the polybag, the instruction are now live if you want to build your own.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523)

The Brick Fan Scoring Summary

Check out my reviews of some other The LEGO Batman Movie sets:

The Mini Batmobile (30521)
The Mini Batwing (30524)
Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (70901)
The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903)
Clayface Splat Attack (70904)
The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906)
Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910)
The Penguin Arctic Roller (70911)
The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017)

Thank you to LEGO AFOL Relations & Programs (ARP) team for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.


LEGO Seasonal Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236) Review

LEGO Seasonal Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236)

For my first review of the year, I have the new LEGO Seasonal Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236)icon. This year’s Seasonal sets goes back to the vignette style sets that were more popular than the character builds from last year. The set contains 126 pieces and retails for $9.99. The contents of the box include three un-numbered bags, an 8×8 green plate, and the instructions. The back of the instructions show the next LEGO Seasonal set with the Easter Egg Hunt (40237).

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The LEGO Batman Movie Polybag Roundup

The LEGO Batman Movie

Many fans of The LEGO Batman Movie have been quite excited about the sets that have been released so far. There are also a lot of polybags to collect for the theme and some have already started to lose track of them so here’s a post to condense everything we know about them so far. I’ll continue to update this post if there are more polybags that show up.

The Mini Batmobile (30521)

There’s no word on the availability of The Mini Batmobile at this time but I’ll update this post when there’s news of it. You can check out my early review of the polybag here.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Batmobile (30521)

Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522)

This polybag is currently available at Target stores for $3.99 in the Valentine’s section and also in the checkout lanes at the impulse sections.

The LEGO Batman Movie Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522)

The Joker Battle Training (30523)

The availability of this polybag is unknown at this time. I’ve heard it being available at LEGOLAND and Discovery Centers but can’t confirm at this time. The only current known place to get it is on eBay.

The Mini Batwing (30524)

The Mini Batwing is currently available at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] for free with purchases of $35 or more, while supplies last. You can check out my review of it here.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Batwing (30524)

Disco Batman/Tears of Batman (30607)

This polybag will be a promotion at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected] in February. You can get it with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last.

Batgirl (30612)

Brickset has this polybag listed but there’s no information about it at this time. I assume it will be a summer polybag.

Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928)

This polybag includes a new variant of Batman on a keychain and is only currently available at an online Dutch toy shop. There’s no information on the availability for other parts of the world at this time.

The LEGO Batman Movie Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928)

Batman Battle Pod (5004929)

This polybag was a promotion in Asia with a purchase threshold. There’s no information about how it can be obtained in other parts of the world at this time.

The LEGO Batman Movie Batman Battle Pod (5004929)

The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack (5004930)

This polybag can be obtained at the LEGO Store from January 2-February 26. There are stickers or cutouts of variants of Batman throughout the store and you have to find them all and notify a store associate.

The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack


LEGO Message Boards Shutting Down in March

After over a decade of being online, the official LEGO Message Boards will be shutting down on March 6. This move makes way for more of LEGO’s resources to go to LEGO Life which they’ve started to push more for. The message boards are still active but check out the announcement post for deadlines to do things on there.

To be honest, I’ve been on there once or twice but I didn’t really get into it that much and somehow I don’t think it appealed to adults as it did with younger kids. Were you a part of the LEGO Message Boards and are you surprised that it’ll be closing down in a few months?

After much consideration, a very difficult decision has been reached that the Mods need to share with you all. The LEGO.com Message Boards will be retired on March 6, 2017. The entire community, including all forums and all content within them, will be taken offline permanently.

Just like a LEGO set, theme, game, or site nothing can last forever. In order to make way for the exciting features of the future we must occasionally retire older features. That is the current case with the message boards.

The Mods would like to thank you all for being such amazing community members. Every forum is filled with creative, inspiring, and exciting writings thanks to you! We truly appreciate the passion each of you has contributed to this community and hope that LEGO passion will carry through this transitional time.


LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) Polybag Found

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)

It looks like 2017 is the year of the astromech droids as far as LEGO Star Wars polybags are concerned. There has been a new R3-M2 (40268) polybag that’s the traditional minifigure version that’s been found in a Romanian monobrand store. Upon some research, R3-M2 is from Rogue One.

If you look closely, you can see that it’s on it’s own stand and has a plaque card on the back with the name tag appearing to be a sticker. There’s even a Technic pin on the side of the stand that suggests there could be more polybags like this in the future.

I have a feeling that the R3-M2 (40268) will be this year’s May the 4th polybag promotion.

**Via Brickset**


LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) Building Instructions

LEGO Creator Mini VW Beetle (40252)

You may have seen an image of the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) floating around the internet for the past few weeks or so. The set is basically a smaller version of the Volkswagen Beetle (10252) which was released last year. The set is currently available in Hong Kong with a purchase of HK$2800 (~US$360) but word is that it will be going to Europe later this month and who knows if it will reach North America.

Luckily for everyone, LEGO has uploaded the building instructions in PDF form. I’ve also posted an images of the parts list for reference. The Mini Volkswagen Beetle does include stickers so you won’t be able to recreate the set completely but you can still build it. Some of the dark azure parts are fairly rare as well so building it in a different color is recommended too and I feel that many of you will be doing this.

LEGO Creator Mini VW Beetle (40252)

LEGO Creator Mini VW Beetle (40252)


The LEGO Ninjago Movie Official Set Names

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

With all the talk about The LEGO Batman Movie, some may forget that we also have The LEGO Ninjago Movie coming out later this year as well. We haven’t talked much about the movie yet except for the voice actors being announced back in August. That has finally changed as Brickset has already listed the official set names for the LEGO Ninjago sets that will be accompying the movie which include:

Jay’s Electro Waver (70606)
Titanium Turbo (70607)
Samurai Stealth Takedown (70608)
Master’s Dojo (70609)
Nya’s Water Brigade (70610)
Dragon’s Cove (70611)
Spinjitzu Sanctuary (70612)
Ninja Wake Run (70613)
Kai’s Blazing Breaker (70614)
Rai Mech (70615)
Krypt of the Cave (70616)
Backstreet Break-in (70617)
Shadow Legion Ambush (70618)
Ninjago City Invasion (70620)

According to the list, there are 14 sets in the initial lineup which does not include the rumored Collectible Minifigures line as well. It’s still too early for images of the set but I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them are displayed at the upcoming Toy Fairs later this month and next month.

Thanks to Julian for the email heads up.

Update: This list originally came from Eurobricks from an unverifiable source. We’ll see if this list is real or not and will update as needed.

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