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The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide Shows Rumored Summer 2017 Sets

The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide

I’ve just picked up the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition of The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide and in it, there are images of some rumored summer 2017 sets that I’ve previously reported on.

The first is the Batwing that is said to be released. The book calls this version of the Batwing the “Black Thunder.” Further along in the book in the villains section, we get a look at some of the other sets that were rumored to come out in the summer. The first is Two-Face with his wrecking machine. Next to him is Harley Quinn with her vehicle with a cannon that was going to be a part of the Black Thunder Batwing set. On the next page, we get a look at the Scarecrow Scarecopter. Finally, there’s a look at the Bane bigfig along with his six-wheel vehicle.

You can now purchase The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide over on Amazon but the Barnes & Noble version also includes a poster with it. I’ll review the book in the next few days.

The perfect companion to LEGO Batman’s first solo movie, The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Essential Guide showcases the full range of exciting LEGO Batman sets and minifigures that will be released to tie in with the film’s release. Heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations are all explored in classic DK style, with lively and informative nonfiction text to annotate and expand upon lavish reference images of LEGO Batman sets and scenes from the movie.

The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide

The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide

The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide

The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide


  • Dave 52

    Does the book give some insight as to why characters like the Gremlims, The Daleks, and even King Kong are popping up in the film.

    • No, that’s probably part of the plot and they want to keep that a secret.

    • chewymurphy

      I didn’t see King Kong?

      • Dave 52

        If you watch the Extended TV spot and pause it at 1:39 you can see King Kong busting into the Batcave. Make sure you put the video on 1080 HD if you want to fully see him.

  • chewymurphy

    Can you post a picture of the Batwing also? You mentioned it but I don’t think the picture uploaded

    • Oops I thought I posted it. It’s up now.

  • Justin Hoar

    A Bane bigfig is long overdue

  • Cooper

    Is there anything else interesting in the book – a look at as-of-yet unseen obscure minifigs along the lines of Condiment King, Gentleman Ghost, etc?

  • jermain burnett

    More new lego batman movie set is coming soon in summer 2017.

  • Veidt
    • It happens when another site has a bigger social media following.

      • Purple Dave

        It happens when bloggers don’t follow ethical reporting guidelines. Back when I used to run a site, in (rare) cases when I actually found reportable news on another site (there were so few back then), I always made a point of backtracing the source as far as I could so I’d give credit to the originator of the article. One of my chief competitors in those days did exactly the opposite, not only blatantly stealing articles and not giving credit where it was due, but backdating his own by a day or two to make it appear that he’d posted it first. In one case, I remember that he stole an article of mine where I cited a source within The LEGO Company, and he still did it. He obviously couldn’t mention my source, since that could be used to prove what he did, so he just stripped that part out and regurgitated the rest.

        However, complicating this all was the fact that we had largely shared readership, most of whom were kids, and many of them wanted to see their name credited in an article. A lot of reader submissions that I received came all too coincidentally within a day of something being posted on the other site, and I’m sure they had a lot go the other way. But only one person working on that site was backdating his articles, and he only did it when I’d just posted the same information.

    • Purple Dave

      CBR did give credit, but they gave it to Brickfinder. Brickfinder also gave credit, so while CBR didn’t mention this site, there is a short chain of links leading back here. Or at least that’s the case today.

  • Purple Dave

    I just realized Harley is the exact same minifig we just got in the Notorious Lowrider, but I’d heard a rumor that we should be seeing the NYCC tryptych minifig in a summer set. That showed a Harley with the Lolita hair from the Lowrider, but the body looked closer to the last red/black Harley from the DCS theme.