We’re getting down towards the end of The LEGO Batman Movie set reviews and the penultimate set I’ll be reviewing of the initial wave is the Batcave Break-In (70909). The set has 1,047 pieces and retails for $99.99. There are eight numbered bags, the instruction booklet, and a decent sized sticker sheet packed in the box.
There seven minifigures in this set, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, the Bat-Pack Batsuit, Scu-Batsuit, Raging Batsuit, the Penguin, and two Hench-Penguin figures.
Batman is underwhelming again in the usual black suit. Even the expressions used for the head have been used before which includes angry and disgusted expressions.
Bruce Wayne is in his white suit that he wears to the gala. The suit also has a red boutonniere which gives it some color. To complete his look, there’s also a black bowtie. His expressions include a confident look on one side and a wink on the other. His accessory is a clear wine glass.
Alfred is exclusive to this set and his torso features his butler outfit which is a blue jacket with a gray inside vest and white tie. The coattail is the stiffer fabric that goes between the torso and legs. He only has a single-sided head with a calm expression. Instead of leaving him without a hair piece, LEGO actually gave him one with hair going around the sides and back.
The Bat-Pack Batsuit is a play on the Rat Pack. The suit is pearl-gold with a pink bat bowtie. The cape is a two-colored one with black on the outside and a shiny gold on the inside. The cowl is also pearl-gold with a blank white minifigure head as a stand-in. The accessory is a microphone piece.
The Scu-Batsuit has a blue and orange color scheme. The torso is pretty simple with a majority of it being blue with some orange accent lines. The Batman logo has a light yellow background to it. Some accessories included with the suit are an orange breathing apparatus, utility belt, and flipper. The cowl is blue and it is the version without the chin part so there is room for the breathing device.
The Raging Batsuit is a gray one with printing for the logo in the middle of the chest and a black belt with a white buckle. Instead of having regular minifigure hands, it has some purple boxing gloves. The legs show him wearing some yellow shorts with some black lines going down the sides. To complete the look, it has a dark blue cowl and cape. This suit could be a play on Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull.
Even though we’ve seen the Penguin minifigure in The Penguin Arctic Roller (70911), this version of him is actually exclusive due to his evil laughing expression. Everything else on him is the same as before such as his black suit with cufflink printing on the arms. There’s also a white fur piece for the coat that goes between the head and torso. His accessories include a top hat and an umbrella.
The two Hench-Penguins are the same and they uses the same mold as the one found with the Wildlife Photographer in the Series 16 Collectible Minifigures (71013). The only difference with this version is with the red eyes they have. Attached to their backs is a device where it has an arm and a buzzsaw.
There are a three parts to the build of the set. The first is Penguin’s Duckmobile. It is reminiscent of the version that was in Batman Returns. The six-wheeled vehicle is mostly yellow and has a lot of weapons on it. The sides of has a couple of flick-fire missiles as well as stud-shooters. There are also some decorative weapons that don’t fire like the two horn missiles and the large bombs that are next to the wheels. The one thing that really bugs me about the Duckmobile is the head. If you’re looking at it from the side or at an angle, it looks fine but if you look at it straight-on, it looks bad due to it being only one brick wide.
The next bag is used to build the Batboat, aka Riptide. Like with Batman’s other vehicles, it has a very sleek look to it with all the bow elements that it has. The cockpit can only use fit one minifigure and it uses a sticker for the control panel. There are also stickers outside of the Batboat to give it more detail like the red stripes going down the front and caution signs on the sides. Of course, there’s also a couple of stickers for Riptide towards the front. Some play features of it include some spring-loaded missiles in the front and stud-shooters in the back.
The third bag is used to build the base of the Batcave. There’s not that much going on here besides the fact that there are three sections. The fourth bag adds on to the Bat-Computer section with the back wall including a yellow truss beam in the middle. There’s also some elevated platforms at the top.
Bag 5 is where lots of the Batcave’s details start to show up. The Bat-Computer screen now has a plethora of screens which are stickers, nine of the to be exact, showing various things. Also in this bag is the prison on the left side of the Batcave. The top of it has one of the walkway platforms while right beneath that is a gear that turns to make the prison wall explode.
The next bag is used to build the center Bat-Computer console which consists of quite a few stickers. There are also grill pieces and studs to give it more detailing. This whole section sits on top of a 10×10 octagonal plate. Behind the console is an elevating platform that are attached to a couple of Technic beams.
For Bag 7, we have the rotating Batsuit rack. There is room for seven suits so if you’ve have a few of the Collectible Minifigures (71017), you can add them here. The whole rack is attached using Technic track pieces that wraps around a couple of sprokcets which is turned by the gear at the top. The section attached to the Batcave on the left side by the way of a couple of Technic pins.
Finally we have transformation chamber. The section utilizes a dark tan BURP on the back. In the front, you have the area that turns to show Bruce Wayne transforming into Batman. Above that is another of the platforms.
Overall, The LEGO Batman Movie Batcave Break-In (70909) is a pretty decent set. I do like Penguin’s Duckmobile except for the narrow head. The Batboat is another one to add to the collection of Batman’s arsenal of vehicles for the movie.
The size of the Batcave is reasonable especially with the various sections it has. I do like some of the features like the rotating Batsuit rack and the transformation station on the other side. I also like the look of the Bat-Computer with all the screens that it has.
The minifigure selection is great with some exclusive ones that are included in the set like the Batsuit variants, Bruce Wayne, as well as Alfred.
Check out my reviews of some other The LEGO Batman Movie sets:
The Mini Batmobile (30521)
The Joker Battle Training (30521)
Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522)
The Mini Batwing (30524)
The Joker Balloon Escape (70900)
Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (70901)
Catwoman Catcycle Chase (70902)
The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903)
Clayface Splat Attack (70904)
The Batmobile (70905)
The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906)
Killer Croc Tail-Gator (70907)
Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910)
The Penguin Arctic Roller (70911)
The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017)
The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack (5004930)
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