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The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) Review

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

In a surprise announcement back in September, LEGO revealed a direct-to-consumer set for The LEGO Batman Movie with The Joker Manor (70922). It contains 3,444 pieces and retails for a not so bad $269.99 which is a pretty decent $0.08/piece especially for a licensed set. The set will be available starting on Black Friday, November 24.

The contents of the box include a combination of loose bags as well as two white boxes containing more loose bags and the large instruction book along with two sticker sheets. The bags are not in any numerical order as they seem to be just randomly thrown in. I’m not sure of the meaning behind this method of packing the bags.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

There are 22 numbered bags and two unnumbered bags in total and something that I appreciate is that there is only one bag per number instead of multiples bags of a single number. That means no need to separate each set of numbered bags in their own piles. Hopefully LEGO implements this sort of bag numbering in future larger sets.


Minifigures

There are 10 minifigures in total for this set, Batman, Nightwing, Alfred Pennyworth Classic Batsuit, Barbara Gordon, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Disco Batman, Disco Robin, Disco Batgirl, and Disco Joker.

Batman is the same minifigure we’ve seen before with the stern expression on one side and a disgusted look on the other.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Nightwing is a new Robin variant in which he is seen trying on this suit inside the Batcave. The suit is a nice looking shade of blue with a Batman insignia across the chest. The back of the torso has printing of the zipper that goes up the suit. He wears what appears to be a new armor piece that has a printed 1×1 round tile of another Batman insignia on the front with some clips on the back for the wings. He also has on a long soft fabric cape as well. For his facial expressions, Nightwing has a sad one on one side and an excited on the other. The cowl that he wears has a similar style of his large glasses but they are now blue colored. His accessory is a small gun.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Alfred Pennyworth is in the Classic Batsuit that is similar to what Adam West wore during the 60’s TV show. The suit is a lighter shade of blue with the retro Batman insignia on the middle of the chest. Unlike the other Classic Batman suit from the Classic Batcave (76052), there is no printing for the utility belt but he does have a physical one. The legs are the same blue along with a darker shade of blue. Alfred also has a darker soft fabric cape to complete his look.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Barbara Gordon is the exact same minifigure as in the Arkham Asylum (70912). She has on a lavendar colored blouse with a striped vest over it on the torso while the legs are black with printing of her badge. Her facial expressions include a confident smirk and an angry look. Barbara’s accessory this go-round is a revolver.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The Joker’s torso and legs are the same ones as in The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906) where he has on a striped purple suit. The arms have printing of some playing card suit tattoos. The facial expressions are different from before with him now having an evil grin and a happy smile.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Harley Quinn is not a new minifigure as the exact same one has appeared in The Joker Notorious Lowrider. It is a very detailed minifigure with her wearing a red and black bowling jacket. She has a double-sided head with a serious look on one side and happy on the other. Like before, her accessory is a red bat.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Now to some of the minifigures that appeared in the ending credit song Friends are Family. First we have Disco Batman as LEGO calls him in this set. He wears a white outfit with printing of a white jacket over a white armor. There’s some metallic silver dots on front and and back of the torso as well as on the lapels. He has a two-sided cape with one side being white while the other is a shiny metallic gold. Batman does have two different types of smiles and his eyes through the cowl are light blue.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Disco Robin outfit is similar to his normal red and green one but this version is white with metallic silver for the dots and metallic gold for the utility belt. He does have some short shorts that are white with some white boots as well. He also wears a two-sided white and metallic gold cape to complete his look. His facial expressions are the same as before with the confused look on one side and a happy one on the other.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Like with Robin, the design on Disco Batgirl’s outfit is similar to her purple one but this version is white with metallic gold accents on the Batgirl insignia and the area around her waist on front and back of the torso. There’s also some metallic gold on her bracers and on her legs. I believe her double-sided head is new with a smirk on one side and a happy expression on the other. Batgirl’s white cowl is also new in white with a hole for her ponytail.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Finally we have Disco Joker, who like the others, has on a white outfit as well. He wears a light gray shirt with a white fur jacket. The jacket printing on the torso shows him with a metallic gold “J” necklace along with a large “J” on the back. The legs are nice looking and can be useful for other minifigures. The fur collar piece that goes between the head and torso is a new one that is slightly different from the on that the Penguin has. The Joker has a new head piece that shows him with some metallic gold Aviator blinds.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)


Build

As I mentioned before, although there are 22 numbered bags, there are only 22 numbered bags. This means that there are no group of bags for a certain number and this makes the building experience a lot faster and more enjoyable.

The front of The Joker Manor shows some of the original Wayne Manor architecture repurposed into Joker’s wackiness. The main thing that will draw people’s attention is the new roller coaster track that goes around the mansion but I’ll get to that a little later.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

At the entrance, you are greeted with a couple of large brick-built bombs at the base of the stairs. I will say that these bombs look very nice especially the fuse that uses a stalk piece along with a sausage. Two pieces that you wouldn’t think would go together but works well. Around the door is an extravagant design with an arrow pointing downwards enticing someone to go in. Right above the snazzy entrance are some red boxing gloves on either side which I’ll get to later.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

At the middle tower, there’s a large brick-built “The Joker” sign that also stands out and not in a negative way. The technique used is similar to what some of the LEGO modular building have been using for a while. The letter O in “Joker” is actually the Joker’s face with three 1×4 stickers on the curved bow pieces.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

At the top of the mansion above the Joker sign, there’s a big rotating eye which looks like a head with a pointy hat, sort of an Eye of Sauron kind of thing. The whole structure can rotate a full 360 degrees with the “eye” moving up and down using the handle on the back.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Finally on the front/right side of the mansion are a couple of brick-built “HA! HA!” signs that are on ball joints on the first and second floors. These are just created using some 1×6 plates and 1×4 tiles.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

On the backside of the mansion, you’ll get to see details of the rooms of The Joker Manor but before we get to that, let’s take a look at the middle centerpiece that stands out the most. The Joker has definitely made his mark on Wayne Manor and on this side, there’s another brick-built head for him. This one actually has some play features as it has a trap door and a slide. The door is accessed by pushing and pulling on the green dish above the eyebrows. A minifigure can stand on the 2×2 round tiles at the top and they’ll slide through the mouth. The slide piece is a newer one that has only appeared in another set.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Some other decorative items on the back side of the mansion are the brick-built arrows pointing to the slide exit and the roller coaster entrance. There’s also the BAM! sticker as well along with a couple of Joker’s crates of jokes and evil plans.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Remember the two boxing gloves in front of the mansion? Right below the slide is what appears to be a flower petal that is used to extend and shorten the gloves by turning it. This makes use of an intricate Technic gear system that works well.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

On to some of the detailing for the rooms, there are six areas as well as the entrance. Right when you walk in the door, you are greeted with some distorted fun house mirrors with some shiny lights around them. Flanking those mirrors are some straight as well in the same light bulb filled style.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

At the top room of the left turret, we have a small attic that is used to store some of Batman’s boxes like his Bat Merch and also Wyldstyle’s belongings. Note that the sticker added an extra “e” to Wyldstyle’s name.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Below the attic is a orange indoor swimming pool that uses trans-blue tiles as the water inside. There is a large sticker used for the wall to show some detailing of the area.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The next floor down is a music studio that has a mixing desk with some speakers and a microphone. On the wall is a stickered pictured of Batman and a backup singer along with a printed 2×2 round record with the Batman insignia and a black guitar.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The bottom floor is a large kitchen with lots of little details. On the counter, there’s a cutting board with some sliced lemons represented by some printed 1×1 round tiles. There’s also a well-done brick-built microwave that is cooking a lobster with a lemon.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

On the opposite end of the mansion, there’s a cinema room where Batman watches his romantic comedies. Instead of watching Jerry Maguire, a LEGO movie is on called Forever Sorting 2, the highly acclaimed sequel to Forever Sorting found showing at the Palace Cinema. The 2×3 tile is printed piece and not a sticker. Above the fireplace are a couple of stickered pictures of the Joker.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The bottom floor is sort of a piano music room with a nice brick-built mini grand piano. There’s also a bust sitting on a pedestal next to the wall. Guessing by the wavy hair it uses, I think the bust represents Beethoven.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

Now on to the main thing that will draw people’s eyes with The Joker Manor is the new roller coaster track that goes around the whole mansion. The track sits on some spots that extend out from the mansion at some structurally sound locations. Speaking of the track, there are new rail sections, there are five different types that are used to create the hills and drops as well as for the curves.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

There’s also the new cars that run on the roller coaster that actually run very smoothly. The car frames have clips for them to attach to each other. They attach to the tracks with some clips on the sides of the cars. There isn’t much effort needed to push the car around the mansion but you can also to motorize it with some slight modifications.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)


Results

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) is an absolutely a piece of work that many will enjoy. There are a lot of little details inside the mansion but the main attraction here is the new roller coaster system that I’m sure will be implemented in a future LEGO Creator amusement part set that comes out during the summer.

As I said before, this set will be available starting on Black Friday, November 24 and coming in at 3,444 pieces for $269.99 isn’t a bad deal especially for the enjoyment that you can get from the roller coaster.

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)


Design: 4.5/5
Playability: 5/5
Value: 4.5/5


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)
Arkham Asylum (70912)
Scarecrow Fearful Face-off (70913)
The Ultimate Batmobile (70917)
The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017)
The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack (5004930)


Thank you to LEGO AFOL Relations & Programs (ARP) team for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.


  • colby ostrin

    Great review! This set looks way bigger than I expected! Also the statue isn’t Beethoven, I think it’s Bruce’s mom.

    • Is it Bruce’s mom? I’ll have to rewatch that scene.

      • Sid Dinsay

        Allen — I also think it’s a nod to the Beethoven bust that’s in the Classic TV Batman Batcave.

  • Scott

    Could you build just Wayne Manor, or is the Joker stuff too integrated and would leave gaps? I’m not buying it anytime soon but would prefer just the outside of the manor.
    Also, it’s completely ridiculous to have so many repeat minifigures.

    • MarvelFan

      I don’t see what’s so ridiculous about it.

      • Scott

        Maybe aggravating is the word I wanted. I just think for that amount of money they could change something to make the minifigures unique. I mostly want the minis from sets so, for me, the overall value is less with so many doubles ( quadruples for batman) and I can’t justify spending the money.

        • MarvelFan

          There are a lot of unique figures though. It’s the only way to get the Friends are Family variants of Joker, Batgirl, Robin, Batman, and the Nightwing version of Robin. That’s a ridiculous amount of figures and more than I expected.

          You know what’s even more ridiculous? People buying expensive sets like this just for the figures. The set is an impressive build, not just a collection of figures. The figures shouldn’t matter.

          • Scott

            I don’t see what’s so ridiculous about it. See what I did there? I’m not buying the set just for the figures and I do like impressive builds which why I also asked about the Wayne Manor part. I built a semi Gotham and Arkham backdrop but I only have so much space. I’m a Batman fan and I like having the Lego versions because they are unique. So the figures matter to me.
            I changed the word ridiculous because it seemed to touch a nerve with you but are there any other parts of my own personal enjoyment I need to justify for you?

          • MarvelFan

            It just seems like some sad entitlement on your part that you find it ridiculous. What’s ridiculous is how concerned you are about the amount of unique figures — which make up over half of the figures included here — and you try to justify the price over those rather than the build itself.

            You don’t have to explain yourself to me. You don’t need to try and be clever and reference things I said in order to defend what you said. You don’t have to justify what you like or don’t like to me. I’m only judging you and find your strange obsession with figures over much of the set sad. If you’re going to spend $300 on a set, you’re spending it on the set itself. The figures should not be the deciding factor.

          • Scott

            This doesn’t let me write in crayon but I will keep trying to get through to you. I took back the word ridiculous that you insist on making a call back to. I will even dial back on aggravating. I’m not angry it’s more like a calm “aargh I wish it had more variants”. Which I also dial back because there are a lot of figures and most are originals and I guess there are only so many ways to make versions of TLBM character designs.

            If I had said “how dare they, they owe me different minifigures every time!”that would be entitlement. Entitlement means you believe you have the right to something and I didn’t imply that at any point. It’s just that I would personally love it if they had tons of figures in sets but I understand why that isn’t the case. You’re also taking a pretty big leap to use the word obsession because I like minifigures.

            I didn’t meant to imply that the set isn’t worth it because it doesn’t have the figures I want. If I restate it, I just justify the personal value to me as in is it worth my money not anything like Lego overpriced it and it doesn’t hold monetary value as a product. Also, if I’m spending $300 then I’m spending it on whatever is in the box. And even the box itself. If you’re just spending it on the set, do you open yours and go “whoa a free instruction book! And minifigures! Awesome bonus.” You must have really loved when cereal had toys.

            I actually do understand the points people have made but I am being snarky just because you had attitude from the outse. I was too focused on the doubles of common characters.

            PS – I bought the Adam West Batcave just for the minifigures and the car. Gasp.

          • MarvelFan

            I’m aware of the definition of entitlement, thank you. The usage provided in my comments perfectly describes the situation at hand, which was initially in regards to what seemed to be resentment towards the set due to the apparently “aggravating” amount of repeat figures — 4 out of 10. You get 6 unique figures.

            When I buy a set, I take the entirety of the set into consideration — the complete figures with the complete builds, etc. None of the individual figures ever serve as the sole basis of my judgement when it comes to spending that much money, particularly with a set so large. I wouldn’t spend $300 just because I want Nightwing. I spend it because I want Nightwing, the other characters, and the build. As you said, you spend the money on whatever is in the box, and that includes everything. The cereal box with the toy is never just the toy, it’s all the cereal too. I wouldn’t buy a cereal I don’t like because it came with a toy. I’d buy a cereal I do like because I like the cereal. It’s about, like you said, purchasing everything in the box.

            I don’t care about your petulance, nor do I care about why you’re being petulant. It does not make me sympathetic towards you.

          • Scott

            Mathematically, 6/10 or 60% is a failing grade. You also keep using words that are somewhat on the cusp of being right but don’t quite get there based on the evidence available. I can see how resentment might work which is why I have since tried to make a course correction on what I meant vs how it came across. That seems lost on you though because now you’re engaged and you’re looking for a win by trying to sound like an adult with your words. Entitled. Obsessed. And now you add petulant to your list. I think you were going for the way it is often used to describe a child but I’m not sulky or bad tempered even though you assumed that connection but really that speaks more to your state of mind than mine. I’m more amused. I’m also somewhat bemused why you think there is any expectation of sympathy. I don’t mind our exchange even though we should probably stop taking up space in the comments for this. For my end, I give you credit for turning back the cereal comment in an effective way.

          • MarvelFan

            60% is a fair bit above a failing grade. In school, that is. School grades and minifig count in a set aren’t comparable concepts.

            I don’t get what part of what I’m saying isn’t getting through to you. My perspective of you based solely on our discussion, and nothing you’ve said has changed my initial judgement of you. Yet, you seem desperate to explain yourself and why you do what you do, despite the fact that I didn’t ask and, for the most part, don’t care. It seemed like a cry for sympathy of some sort.

            It seems as though you’re arguing with a straw man. I never called you sulky or bad tempered. I don’t know why you’re saying that is my assumption of you, aside from your belief that I’m only using my words in order to portray you as some sort of child, which wasn’t at all what I was going for. You’re trying to play Sherlock but don’t have strong evidence to make a proper deduction.

            Our conversation has gone far past discussing a toy. As I can tell by your last comment, the subject at hand is now a guessing game to see who understands the other better. It is not a game I’m interested in playing.

            Seeeeeya.

          • Purple Dave

            See the beginning of my above post regarding passing grades on a percentage-based scale.

          • Scott

            I I cannot believe how ridiculous this got. I merely tried stating an opinion and never thought it would be so personal to some people. Yes, I engaged in smart assery after being told I’m sad, entitled, resentful, obsessed, and petulant for simply saying I would like more unique figures. I didn’t attack anyone’s opinion or make disparaging comments about Lego. I just said my opinion. That’s it. That’s all. I truly apologize. You win I lose. You’re right I’m wrong. I deleted all of my previous posts because this is so foolishly out of control.

          • MarvelFan

            Or how about I don’t? This is a Lego set. That was my entire point. I don’t need you to explain to me how school grades work and I don’t want to read some pretentious, over-analysis of a toy.

          • Purple Dave

            Mathematically, 60% is _exactly_ a passing grade on the standard grading scale used in most of the US. That’s why they switched the fifth grade from E to F for “fail”. There are exceptions, like Honors/AP courses (75%+ is passing), or a more condensed grading scale used in some states (67%+ is passing). Some west coast graduate programs grade on a normal ABCDF scale but treat anything C or lower as a failing grade. But that’s just in the US. Tanzania, Malaysia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland, and some universities in India allow anything 35%+ to pass. It’s hard to tell with all the goofy grading scales used internationally (Latvia and Uruguay are particularly odd in their descriptions), but I can’t identify any countries that pass at less than 35% on a strictly percentage-based scale.

            But if you’re still concerned about non-exclusive minifigs, consider this. When 10179 was released, with all of five minifigs (average price being $100 per minifig, keep in mind), only one (Chewbacca) was a straight repeat. Luke, Han, and Leia all came out in the first Death Star playset. Han and Leia also came out in one other large set each (Endor bunker/Tantive IV), and one magnet 3-pack each. Kenobi remains the only minifig of the group that is still exclusive to the first UCS Falcon, but even then, all of the parts are fairly common so it’s not that hard to cobble one together (in two cases, it’s as simple as removing a cape from another stock minifig).

            Compare that to this set. Of the six true exclusive minifigs, you are unlikely to ever see any of them in another set, nor can you pull parts from other sets to make them. Joker is the only minifig that’s new to this set but still possible to make using parts from other sets, and again his torso/legs are only in one other set. Harley and Barbara are each in only one other set (one of which is already being listed as Retiring Soon). Batman is the only actual common minifig in this batch, and likely to remain that way. There are just so many minifigs they’ve released over so many sets, with so many potential minifigs that they still haven’t released, and very little chance that they have anything major yet to announce. At the moment, Catwoman Cycle Chase could end up being the most expensive set with zero unique minifigs, if the Shuttle doesn’t come with a new Catwoman head print. The Penguin Arctic Roller is currently the most expensive set with no unique minifig parts (Penguin’s head is available in a DK book). Joker’s Notorious Lowrider is soon going to be the most expensive with no unique minifig parts (just missing Harley from this set). Every other regular set from $19.99+ has at least one minifig that’s either a unique character or a unique outfit for a repeated character. Out of a total of 42 released and announced sets, even if you strip out redundant stuff like the alternate heads for Batman, there are still going to be a whopping 115 distinct minifigs across the entire line (including two CMF waves, two Dimensions packs, and the TRU 4-pack). Compare that to the Tolkien stuff, where a similar number of sets yielded a similar number of minifigs _before_ you start weeding out the dozens of nearly identical orcs and other instances of alternate face print, cape/no-cape, and hair/hat variants. And to the $90 Batwing set that only gave us a new Harley Quinn. I’d say the TLBM line in general, and this set in particular, are doing fantastic in terms of minifig variety.

            And one final point on this. It has taken me 11 years to build my non-TLBM Batman minifig collection up to ~170 unique minifigs. It has taken me about one year to build my TLBM Batman minifig collection up to ~140 unique minifigs, with at least 35 more to go (counting custom designs and excluding all the non-Batman stuff). That means that for a brief period of time, TLBM will actually exceed non-TLBM in my collection.

    • Scarilian

      Eurobricks has a review up where it shows the build in progress. The only Joker element that inteferes with the main build is the bit at the entrance. It basically has none of the Wayne Manor structure behind it leaving an archway.

      Other than that it looks incredible easy to seperate the two. I have attached an image to demonstrate.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bfec6096e821c7ea8c2f7e0082abb912f40ef3d9e0b9d1a9cc02d8414390285d.jpg

      • Scott

        Cool. Thanks for sharing. I’ll check it out. I would love a regular Wayne Manor and I’ve been trying to figure out how to expand on Arkham sets to build a larger building.

    • Purple Dave

      There are ten minifigs. Only Batman is super common. Joker uses parts from a couple different minifigs, and these versions of Harley/Barbara only appear in one other set each (and the Scuttler is about to be retired). The other six are all brand-new and even include three new molds and a new size cape.

      • Scott

        I do see what people mean and I’m sorry it took on a weird life of its own. I was too quick to comment but still didn’t mean to sound like I was actually angry or something. On a positive note, I love the new size cape. This is an instance where I would enjoy being able to buy accessories to have more capes that size.

  • The Anonymous Hutt

    Why did you rate the design 4.5/5? Why is that half point deducted?

  • Purple Dave

    I believe the new Falcon has inner boxes, and the bags are not packed numerically. It’s probably meant to cover a few issues. One is that dumping too many bags of parts into a single box tends to make the sides now out after a while where compartmentalizing them adds another layer of structure and splits up the weight into more manageable amounts. The other is that it makes it a lot harder to find all the bags with minifigs if you’re trying to steal them. It might have been on another site, but the question of when the hinges lids with window displays started and stopped, and I mentioned that the reason they probably stopped doing that was it made way too tempting of a target.

    Batman is Type 1, per Bricklink. Disappointing, as 1-3 are all super common, but 4 is currently limited to two large sets. Robin’s armor is indeed new. I researched the heck out of it when trying to determine how feasible it would be to make him as a custom (answer = not even a little bit, partly due to that armor).

    Nightwing’s head comes from the Arkham Robin.

    The Joker head is different from the Lowrider set, but it was used in the Balloon Escape, Joker polybag, Joker foil pack, and the non-CMF Arkham Joker.

    Harley is the only other true repeat besides Batman, which is ironic since she appears in five other sets wearing five completely different outfits.

    F&F Batgirl does appear to have a new head, but it’s a bit of a pain to verify because she’s split up between the TLBM theme, CMF wave (soon to be two separate waves), and Dimensions.

    Huh. Totally…did not…expect…a new fur stole so soon.

    So disappointed that we still didn’t get the bat-guitar from the movie.

    • Purple Dave

      *sigh*. Harley and Barbara are the only true repeats besides Batman.

  • Bongo Beans

    Great review of a nice set! It’s a riot of scenes and pretty ambitious. If I bought this I’d probably take the goofy eye off the top and modify it into a tower more in keeping with the rest of the building.

    The scaling down of the rooms make it a bit of a curiosity rather than something that screams save some cash and buy me to me like Ninjago city did – it’s hard too see how they could make it better without making it massive and insanely priced though.