Lego Batman is a theme and product range of the Lego construction toy, introduced in 2006, based on the superhero character Batman, under license from DC Comics. The sets feature vehicles, characters and scenes from the comics and films. The inspirations for the design of these varies widely. For example, the Batmobile retains its basic sleek shape and prominent fins from the Tim Burton films, whereas the "Bat-Tank" seems to be based on the tank-like Batmobile in Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. In 2008, a video game based on the theme, Lego Batman: The Videogame, was released, along with four new sets. The theme was relaunched in early 2012 as part of the Lego DC Universe Superheroes line, which is a sub-theme of the Lego Super Heroes line. In total there were seventeen sets, almost all of them including Batman.
|Licensed from||DC Comics (Warner Bros.)|
|Availability||2006–2008; 2012–present (Part of DC Universe Super Hero sets); 2017-2018 (Part of Lego Batman Movie sets)|
List of Lego Batman sets from 2006–2008Edit
|The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit||7779||Batman (Grey suit), Catwoman||2006|
|The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc||7780||Batman (Grey suit), Killer Croc||2006|
|The Batmobile: Two-Face's Escape||7781||Batman (Black suit), Two-Face, Two-Face Henchman||2006|
|The Batwing: The Joker's Aerial Assault||7782||Batman (Grey suit), The Joker, Joker Henchman||2006|
|The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze's Invasion||7783||Batman (Black suit), Bruce Wayne, Robin, Alfred, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Mr. Freeze Henchman, 3 Penguin minions||2006|
|The Batmobile: Ultimate Collector's Edition||7784||None||2006|
|Arkham Asylum||7785||Batman (Black suit), Nightwing, Scarecrow, The Riddler, Poison Ivy, Arkham Guards (two)||2006|
|The Batcopter: The Chase for Scarecrow||7786||Batman (Blue suit), Scarecrow||2007|
|The Bat-Tank: The Riddler and Bane's Hideout||7787||Batman (Blue suit), The Riddler, Bane||2007|
|Batman's Buggy: The Escape of Mr. Freeze||7884||Batman (Dark Knight suit), Mr. Freeze||2008|
|Robin's Scuba Jet: Attack of The Penguin||7885||Robin (new hairpiece), The Penguin, 2 Penguin Minions||2008|
|The Batcycle: Harley Quinn's Hammer Truck||7886||Batman (Dark Knight suit), Harley Quinn||2008|
|The Tumbler: Joker's Ice-Cream Surprise||7888||Batman (Dark Knight suit), The Joker, Joker Henchman||2008|
Batman is given a wide range of vehicles, their appearances resembling their accepted forms. Several vehicles, including the "Batman Dragster", "Batman's Buggy", and "Bat-Tank", have also been introduced. The Batmobile appears similar to the way it does in the 1989 film, while the Batboat takes on a hovercraft-like form. All the set-boxes feature a comic strip by artist Greg Hyland at the back, featuring stylized versions of the set in action.
Lego obtained the license to produce sets based on all available mediums in which Batman appears. Lego released a line of Batman sets in June 2008 to tie in (albeit indirectly) with the release of The Dark Knight. However, these sets do not directly reflect sequences or scenarios in the film, unlike most of Lego's other movie tie-in lines with all Batman sets. Sets include villains from TV shows and movies.
In 2006, there were packs of the same minifigures used in the sets.
List of Lego DC Universe Super Heroes sets from 2012 – presentEdit
|The Batcave (2012 version)||6860||Batman (2012 Blue suit), Robin (2012 version), Bane (2012 version), Poison Ivy (2012 version), Bruce Wayne (2012 version)||2012|
|Catwoman Catcycle City Chase||6858||Batman (2012 Blue suit), Catwoman (2012 version)||2012|
|Batwing Battle over Gotham City||6863||Batman (2012 Black Suit), The Joker (2012 version), Joker Goon (2012 version)||2012|
|Batmobile and the Two Face Chase||6864||Batman (2012 Black Suit), Two-Face (2012 version), 2 Two-Face Goons (2012 version), Guard||2012|
|The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape||6857||Batman (2012 Blue Suit), Robin (2012 version), The Joker (2012 version), The Riddler (2012 version), Harley Quinn (2012 version)||2012|
|Arkham Asylum Breakout||10937||Black Batman with wings, Joker (2013 Patient suit), Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow (2013 version), Penguin (2013 version), Poison Ivy (2012 version), Robin (2013 version), Guard||2013|
|The Bat vs. Bane – Chase With Tumbler||76001||Batman (2013 The Dark Knight Rises suit), Bane (2013 The Dark Knight Rises version), Commissioner Gordon||2013|
|Batman vs. Mr. Freeze – Aquaman On Ice||76000||Batman (2013 white suit), Mr. Freeze (2013 version), Aquaman||2013|
|Robin and Redbird Cycle||30166||Robin||2013|
|The Tumbler: Ultimate Collector's Edition||76023||Batman (2014 black suit, Batman Begins version), Joker (The Dark Knight version)||2014|
|The Batman Tumbler||30300||N/A||2014|
|Batman: The Penguin Face Off||76010||Batman, The Penguin, 2 Penguin's henchmen||2014|
|Batman: Man-Bat Attack||76011||Batman, Man-Bat, Nightwing||2014|
|Batman: The Riddler Chase||76012||Batman, The Riddler, The Flash||2014|
|Batman: The Joker Steam Roller||76013||Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Joker, Joker henchmen||2014|
|The Joker Bumper Car||30303||Joker||2014|
|The Batboat Harbor Pursuit||76034||Batman, Robin, Deathstroke||2015|
|Jokerland||76035||Batman, Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, The Joker||2015|
|Batman Classic TV Series - Mr. Freeze||30603||Mr. Freeze||2016|
|Clash of the Heroes||76044||Armored Batman, Superman||2016|
|Kryptonite Interception||76045||Batman, 2 LexCorp Henchmen||2016|
|Heroes of Justice: Sky High Battle||76046||Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor||2016|
|Batman™ Classic TV Series – Batcave||76052||Batman, Robin, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Alfred Pennyworth, The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler, The Penguin||2016|
|Gotham City Cycle Chase||76053||Batman, Deadshot, Harley Quinn||2016|
|Batman: Scarecrow Harvest of Fear||76054||Batman, Blue Beetle, Killer Moth, Scarecrow, Farmer||2016|
|Batman: Killer Croc Sewer Smash||76055||Batman, Captain Boomerang, Katana, Killer Croc, Red Hood||2016|
|Batman: Rescue from Ra's al Ghul||76056||Batman, Ra's al Ghul, Robin, Talia al Ghul||2016|
|Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Catwoman||76061||Batman, Catwoman||2016|
|Mighty Micros: Robin vs. Bane||76062||Robin, Bane||2016|
|Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth||76069||Batman, Killer Moth||2017|
|Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Harley Quinn||76092||Batman, Harley Quinn||2018|
|Mighty Micros: Nightwing vs. The Joker||76093||Nightwing, The Joker||2018|
|Batman: The Attack of the Talons||76110||Batman, 2 Talon Assassins, Ace the Bat-Hound||2018|
|Batman: Brother Eye Takedown||76111||Batman, Batwoman, OMAC||2018|
|Batman Batsub and the Underwater Clash||76116||Aquaman, Batman, Ocean Master||2019|
|Batman Mech vs. Poison Ivy Mech||76117||Batman, Firefly, Poison Ivy, The Flash||2019|
|Mr. Freeze Batcycle Battle||76118||Batman, Robin, Mr. Freeze||2019|
|Batmobile: Pursuit of The Joker||76119||Batman, The Joker||2019|
|Batwing and The Riddler Heist||76120||Batman, The Riddler, SHAZAM!, Commissioner Gordon||2019|
|Batcave Clayface Invasion||76122||Batman, Bruce Wayne, Robin, Batwoman, Two-Face, Catwoman, Clayface||2019|
|Batman vs. The Riddler Robbery||76137||Batman, The Riddler||2019|
|Batman and The Joker Escape||76138||Batman, The Joker, Harley Quinn, Prison Guard||2019|
|1989 Batmobile||76139||Batman, The Joker, Vicky Vale||2019|
The first sets were updated versions of the older sets. The new sets are not known as Lego Batman, but Lego DC Universe Super Heroes instead, because the new series features not just Batman characters, but also Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman characters. The Lego Super Heroes theme is due to expand in April 2012 with the Lego Marvel Super Heroes sub-theme.
List of Lego Batman Movie sets from 2017 to 2018Edit
The first sets released in the United States on January 2, 2017 and including promotional sets. The second sets released in the United States on June 2, 2017. The third sets released in the United States on January 1, 2018.
|30521||The Mini Batmobile||2017||68||-|||
|30522||Batman in the Phantom Zone||2017||59||-|||
|30523||The Joker Battle Training||2017||49||The Joker|||
|30524||The Mini Batwing||2017||80||-|||
|30526||The Mini Ultimate Batmobile||2018||84||-|||
|30607||Disco Batman - Tears of Batman||2017||13||Disco Batman, Tears of Batman|||
|70900||The Joker Balloon Escape||2017||124||Batman, The Joker|||
|70901||Mr. Freeze Ice Attack||2017||201||Batman, Mr. Freeze, Security Guard|||
|70902||Catwoman Catcycle Chase||2017||139||Batgirl, Catwoman, Robin|||
|70903||The Riddler Riddle Racer||2017||254||Batman, The Riddler, Magpie, Calendar Man, Kite Man|||
|70904||Clayface Splat Attack||2017||448||Batman, Mayor McCaskill, Clayface|||
|70905||The Batmobile||2017||581||Batman, Robin, Man-Bat, Kabuki Twins|||
|70906||The Joker Notorious Lowrider||2017||433||The Joker, Harley Quinn, Batgirl|||
|70907||Killer Croc Tail-Gator||2017||460||Batman, Zebra-Man, Tarantula, Killer Croc|||
|70908||The Scuttler||2017||775||Batman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, Commissioner Gordon, Barbara Gordon, Dick Grayson|||
|70909||Batcave Break-In||2017||1047||Batman, The Penguin, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, 2 Hench-Penguin figures|||
|70910||Scarecrow Special Delivery||2017||204||Batman, Scarecrow, Security Guard|||
|70911||The Penguin Arctic Roller||2017||305||Batman, The Penguin|||
|70912||Arkham Asylum||2017||1628||Batman, Robin, Aaron Cash, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Barbara Gordon, Poison Ivy, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Catwoman, 2 GCPD officers|||
|70913||Scarecrow Fearful Face-off||2017||141||Scarecrow, Batman|||
|70914||Bane Toxic Truck Attack||2017||366||Batman, Mutant Leader, Bane|||
|70915||Two-Face Double Demolition||2017||564||Batman, Two-Face, 2 GCPD officers|||
|70916||The Batwing||2017||1053||Batman, Robin, Harley Quinn|||
|70917||The Ultimate Batmobile||2017||1456||Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Polka-Dot Man, Alfred Pennyworth (in Batsuit), Wicked Witch of the West, 2 Flying Monkeys|||
|70918||The Bat-Dune Buggy||2018||198||Batman, Captain Boomerang|||
|70919||The Justice League Anniversary Party||2018||267||Superman, Hawkgirl, El Dorado, Green Arrow, Wonder Dog|||
|70920||Egghead Mech Food Fight||2018||293||Batman, Egghead, Condiment King|||
|70921||Harley Quinn Cannonball Attack||2018||425||Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Gentleman Ghost, Crazy Quilt|||
|70922||The Joker Manor||2018||3444||The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Alfred Pennyworth Classic Batsuit, Disco Batman, Disco The Joker, Disco Batgirl, Disco Robin|||
|70923||The Bat-Space Shuttle||2018||643||Batman, Dick Grayson, Catwoman, Reggae Man Batsuit, Space Batsuit, Firestarter Batsuit|||
List of LEGO Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures SeriesEdit
Film and televisionEdit
Animated short filmEdit
LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes UniteEdit
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-LeagueredEdit
On 27 October 2014, Cartoon Network aired the television special Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered which details Superman wanting to recruit Batman into the Justice League while he is fighting Penguin and other villains over a gem, but he refuses the league. When Superman mysteriously goes missing, Batman recruits Flash to help find him. With nothing to report, they run into Captain Cold, who is trying to steal an Atlantean pillar in a desert. After a fight which results in the Batwing getting destroyed and Flash mysteriously disappearing, Batman defeats Cold, only for him and the pillar to go missing as well. He goes to Aquaman in the sea, who fights Black Manta for the trident of Poseidon, but he goes through a similar situation, where Aquaman disappears, Batman defeats Manta, and then he and the trident are warped away. Realizing that the Justice League is the target and not the artifacts Batman goes to Wonder Woman and Cyborg, who are fighting Luthor in Metropolis. As Luthor reveals an anonymous buyer wants the daily planet globe, Wonder Woman and Cyborg disappear, leaving Batman to defeat Luthor, only for him and the globe to disappear. Batman realizes that the plot was by Bat-Mite and it was to abduct the members of the Justice League and so that Batman can be the number one superhero in the universe.
The Lego MovieEdit
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second PartEdit
The Lego Batman MovieEdit
On 10 October 2014, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that, due to the popularity of Batman from The Lego Movie, the character would get his own spin-off film. Arnett reprised his role of Batman, while Chris McKay, who was earlier attached to the sequel, directed the film. It was released on February 10, 2017.
Lego DC Batman: Family MattersEdit
- Lego Batman: The Videogame
- A video game based on the theme called Lego Batman: The Videogame was announced in 2007, and released on 23 September 2008. Produced by TT Games, the game followed similar titles based upon Lego Star Wars and Lego Indiana Jones.
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- A sequel to the first Lego Batman called Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was released in 2012 and included other DC Comics characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash, most of them appearing towards the end of the story.
- The Lego Movie Videogame
- The Lego Batman character appeared as a playable character in the video game based on The Lego Movie in which he also appeared in.
- Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
- A direct sequel to Lego Batman 2 called Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham was released in 2014. This third installment saw Batman travel outside of Gotham into space with the Justice League. With bonus DLC content featuring different generations of Batman in Lego form such as Batman 1966 and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Despite the title, Batman was not the main focus in this installment and it was more focused on the entire Justice League and other DC Superheroes.
- Lego Dimensions
- The Lego Batman character appeared again in the video game Lego Dimensions that was released in September 2015. This game involves a crossover of different characters from different franchises such as DC Comics, The Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, The Lego Movie etc.
- Lego DC Super-Villains
- A direct spin-off to the Lego Batman trilogy called Lego DC Super-Villains that was released in October 2018. The spin-off sees both Batman and the Justice League missing as the game will focus on Villains of the DC Universe.
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