If you’ve been following my posts, you may have seen the report of some of the new LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes sets have shown up at various retailers like the Kryptonite Interception (76045) which is based on the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. We first saw a teaser of the set back at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The set contains 306 pieces and retails for $29.99. The contents of the box include three numbered bags, two instruction booklets, a small sticker sheet, and a comic book.
There are a total of three minifigures in the Kryptonite Interception, Batman and two LexCorp henchmen.
This version of Ben Affleck’s Batman has him in the normal Batsuit which shows a lot of details on it like the new larger bat symbol across the chest and the scarring and weathering throughout. There’s also some yellow printing for the belt which is wrong since the utility belt from the trailer and photos show him with a black one. The legs are fairly new with the black boot printing now. For the head, you have the usual white headband that we’ve seen before. He does have a double-sided head with a stern expression on one side and an angry look on the other. The cowl is new with shorter ears than the ones we’ve normally see. Also included with Batman is a cloth cape and a silver Batarang.
The LexCorp henchmen have similar torsos with a green jacket with a printed badge with subtle differences between the two. One of them also has a rocket launcher that uses the stud shooter and telescope piece to achieve the look. The back of the torsos have the LexCorp logo.
The first part of the build is the LexCorp forklift. It’s a very nicely shaped vehicle with some cool features. The cab area is able to open and close easily on the hinge. The mast is also on a hinge and is able to pull backwards as well as move the forks up and down by the way of a rubber band albeit rather tightly. One thing that is off about the forklift are the tan Technic pins. There are also some flick-fire missiles on it for some reason.
It also comes with a pallet of kryptonite however the tops of the kryptonite canisters are fairly loose. One other thing is that the forks on the forklift do not go down all the way to the bottom of the pallet so you have to lift it forward it a little to get it in. The last play feature for the forklift is the little tab on the back and you push down on it, the rollcage and the henchman flies off.
The main feature of the Kryptonite Interception (76045) is the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile. As far as the scale to the Batman minifigure, it looks great. It has a very low profile design and is very sleek with all the black pieces used for it.
In the front, you have a new black shield piece which is mainly used for the LEGO Nexo Knights theme with a stickered Batman logo. There is also the two .50 caliber machine gun turrets represented by a couple of stud shooters. Unfortunately, they do not rotate like the one in the movie.
In the cockpit area, the two halves of the windshield are also new and are able to open up and angle it out. I’m not sure if this is happening for everyone but the connectors for my windshields are very tight, so much to the point that they squeak when open and close them.
Inside the driver’s seat, there are a couple of stickers on each side for some detail of the dashboard. Batman is able to easily lay in the seat.
The back area of the Batmobile is a little wider than the front which is reminiscent of the Tumbler. There are flaps that are able to shift depending on the mode the Batmobile is in whether it be battle or cruising.
Overall, the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Kryptonite Interception (76045) is better than what I expected when we first saw images of the set. The new Batmobile is a decent size and is a good representation of the vehicle that we’ll be seeing in the movie. LEGO did a good job showing off the angles throughout the vehicle. My main complaint about the Batmobile is that the windshield pieces are extremely tight. I’m not sure if that’s a widespread issue or if it’s just mine.
The forklift isn’t too shabby of a complementary build either like with other Super Heroes sets. One thing that I didn’t particularly like about the forklift is that the rubber bands for the forks are a little too tight. My other complaint is the glasses on the kryptonite jars don’t stay on very well. They just sit on top and doesn’t really attach to anything.
The Kryptonite Interception (76045) will officially be available on January 1st although some retailers have started to sell them early.