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The LEGO Batman Movie Barnes & Noble Mini Batmobile Instructions

The LEGO Batman Movie Barnes & Noble Mini Batmobile

If you missed out on The LEGO Batman Movie Mini Batmobile building event at Barnes & Noble yesterday, a reader has kindly sent over a copy of the instructions. This Batmobile is different from the one from Toys R Us as it more resembles the Speedwagon. It doesn’t look like there are any exclusive parts used for the build so you can create your own if you have them. If you want, you can download the whole PDF here.

Thanks to Tim for the instructions.

The LEGO Batman Movie Barnes & Noble Mini Batmobile

The LEGO Batman Movie Barnes & Noble Mini Batmobile

The LEGO Batman Movie Barnes & Noble Mini Batmobile

The LEGO Batman Movie Barnes & Noble Mini Batmobile

The LEGO Batman Movie Barnes & Noble Mini Batmobile


  • Purple Dave

    I am _so_ miffed about this build event. I was planning to go to our club meeting yesterday, then try to swing by the closest B&N to get this last of five events (NAIAS, Walmart, TRU, Target, B&N) before heading down to Toledo for our fifth show in four weekends…and instead I had to blow off the last half week at work and the farthest I’ve gotten from home in five days is to reach out my front door to check for mail. And between the three exclusive builds, this looks like it’s the best one. I mean, frankly, the NAIAS version looks like one of those toy cars that’s designed to drive on water.

    • deejdave

      Are you saying you were sick or something? Didn’t miss much TBH. The build was nice but from every (and I mean every) person I spoke to this was a total mess which I can verify myself.

      Page 1 alone you will notice the 2×8 and 2×2 plates that are not even on the parts list hence were not handed out (at first) and the yellow slopes seen again on page 1 are actually red via Lego………….. I mean this was just page ONE!!!! lol.

      • Purple Dave

        Little bit. Out of about a dozen of us who did the show the previous weekend, at least five of us ended up catching the flu or something.

        Now, are you saying you actually got physical red inverse curved slopes where Step 2 shows yellow? They actually change to red on P3. Anyways, it wouldn’t be the first time one of these free-builds has had different parts than what’s shown in the instructions. Way back at one of the first I remember, for Rod “Torque” Redline at TRU, the instructions showed two blue cheese wedges on the front end, but the parts sent included double-cheeses a few weeks or months before the county cop sets made them official production parts. These free-builds aren’t designed by the same people who design the regular sets. They’re designed in Enfield by the same people who do the giant event builds and design any launch models for the LEGO Store grand openings.

        They probably don’t put them through anywhere near the playtesting that Design Department puts regular sets through, nor are they likely to have the same level of attention paid to making sure there are no mistakes in the instructions.

        • deejdave

          No I got yellow inverse slopes BUT if you can believe this I actually got different instructions than shown here LMAO https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1369954623067920&set=p.1369954623067920&type=3&theater No big deal with any of this but trust it was an absolute mess. While I am pretty good with my building skills it was the other parents who were no that mainly suffered from this. I got the pieces I needed straight away (although it took four trips to the back room) while others who were there before me ended up lost for about an hour…………..

          • Purple Dave

            Okay, cool. You had me worried there for a bit, and they don’t exist in red by Bricklink inventories.

  • Tony Toth

    I like that adults are complaining about an event meant for kids. Did you borrow your nephew to go to this? I took my daughter, we had a great time. My toddler son is having a blast driving the car around the house. Are you shocked that we might lose some of the pieces? Our event at the B&N we went to was well organized, all the pieces were handed out in individual bags to each CHILD, nothing was missing or the wrong color. And I doubt any kids were too upset by mistakes in the inventory list that was provided.

    • deejdave

      Who the F do you think is bringing said kids to said events and would you assume it would be the kids themselves posting their experiences good or bad? Your event apparently went smooth well I guess this gives YOU the right to praise and others (who may have not had such a pleasure) the right to complain. Enough time wasted on you. Be an adult next time and have the courage to respond directly to whoever you have a problem with……………… BTW would you like me to provide my son’s birth certificate?

    • Purple Dave

      I’m complaining about missing this one, yes. No, as I tried to explain, I ended up staying home sick. Fortunately, I found some nice evil mother who sold me a copy on eBay, complete with the original instructions.

      Look, I don’t go to all of these (I’ve never even been to a B&N build event). I did the Pixar Cars 2 event at TRU, I did the LEGO Movie car, some of the Star Wars builds, and prior to this I’d been to every DC Superhero-related build event I ever heard about. That’s it. I don’t hit multiple stores, grab extra parts to make extra copies, or shove kids out of my way. If I ever show up and they inform me that it’s restricted to people with kids (which has never happened), I won’t throw a fit. I’ll just move on to the next closest location and try my luck there. And if, as has happened once or twice, I think I’m getting a bit of stink-eye from some uppity adult who feels it’s inappropriate for me to be there, I’ll continue trying to be the better man, shrugging it off, and not drawing undue attention to their rude behavior.

      • Tony Toth

        Sorry if my snark came across as too mean spirited, I didn’t mean it that way. I’m an AFOL that only recently got back into Lego after taking my young daughter to the Lego Movie a few years ago. After that I pulled out all of my old sets and started buying new sets. I don’t know how the rules are where you guys live, but here in fly-over country, the stores that offer these events are few and far between. Driving to the nearest town that had another event might be over an hour away. If it’s at the same time you’re SOL. My daughter is now 5 and this was the first event I ever took her to. Often the events, I know the local Toys-R-Us does this, stipulate the child has to be at least 5 to participate. I don’t know how they police that, but I’ve obliged. The event at B&N was full of kids, and they held it in the children’s book area, which is why I questioned how an adult by themself would look to the other adults. As a parent, besides thinking, “why is that person taking up a Lego set a kid should be getting,” but also, “who is the pedophile?” Not making any accusations toward you, but trust me, parents would think that. It’s already cut-throat enough among the kids fighting for the free toys that it would peeve me off if I saw a grown-up doing the same. You explained yourself well, and again, sorry.

        • Purple Dave

          Fair enough. Metro Detroit. TRU used to be fairly easy to come by, but two of the four closest locations closed in the last fifteen months. Still, I can get between the other two in about 20 minutes, and I could probably make it to the next closest within the two hour window of these events (whether they’d still have any left is another matter). B&N is a bit more problematic, as there’s one about half an hour away in one direction, and another about half an hour in the other. After that, I really don’t know. But, as I said, I’ve never actually been to a B&N build event, so I don’t know how they’d react. I’m a familiar enough face at the two remaining closest TRU locations that I don’t think they’re likely to care unless someone else throws a fit. I figure that’s less likely to happen if I get there early, when there’s plenty enough to go around that nobody is likely to worry about missing out.

          And if any of the parents actually do make a fuss to my face, I’d ask them if they’ve ever seen one of our many, many, many displays. If not, I’d make a few suggestions, and maybe show them a video or some photos.