A few days ago, we reported that a new LEGO Seasonal set would be appearing in stores for the upcoming Halloween season, the Halloween Bat (40090). Like with the previous holiday sets from earlier this year like the Valentine’s Day Teddy Bear (40085) and the Easter Bunny (40086), LEGO has released these cute little creatures to mark the particular occasion. This set contains 156 pieces and retails for $9.99 for a very nice $0.06/piece.
The box contains two un-numbered bags and a small instructions booklet. The Halloween Bat is pretty easy to build with some typical building techniques. On the back of the instructions booklet, you can also see the Seasonal Thanksgiving Turkey (40091) set that should be coming out in a month or so.
There is some articulation in the wings and the feet. The wings have a nice folding effect that allows it to hold the included brick-built pumpkin if it so desires.
Throughout this year, I’ve really like these little seasonal sets and the Halloween Bat (40090) isn’t an exception. It’s a nice addition to my current cast of seasonal characters. The set is now available at various LEGO Brand Stores as well as on Shop@Home but the once in stores sometimes sell out pretty fast.
On a side note, I did see a couple of the Easter Bunny sets on clearance today at my LEGO Store in Fashion Valley so if you’re still looking for one, you can now get it cheaper than the normal retail price.