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LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: The Batmobile #30161

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LEGO DC Super Heroes the Batmobile

I’m in love with the polybag sets that Target has been selling in their seasonal section the last few years. Sometimes the sets are impossible to find (I’m still not convinced the Ghost set was real), but they’re often micro builds that just end up looking really cool. Case in point: the Batmobile. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 6th, 2013 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: Power Armor Lex Luthor #30164

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GameStop and I have a messy history going back to when I was in high school. As an avid gamer, video game shopping in South Portland, Maine was oddly oversaturated. My friends and I would regularly make the rounds between three GameStops, Bull Moose, Toys “R” Us, KB Toys (back when they still existed), Wal-Mart, Target and Newbury Comics – and that was just in a three mile loop!

But overtime I realized I was just buying games and never playing them, so now I only buy games I know I am going to play. And while I’ve loved the LEGO games, I usually wait until they’ve been out a while before picking them up. Then GameStop tempted me a little too much with the inclusion of Power Armor Lex Luthor with LEGO Batman 2! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 22nd, 2012 at 8:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: The Batcave #6860

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In the never ending battle between DC and Marvel, there is one area where DC has won hands down: secret bases. While the Avengers Mansion is cool, it has nothing on the vast, subterranean Batcave! So while Marvel has better characters, DC definitely has better houses. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 21st, 2012 at 8:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase #6864

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It’s awkward because this set has been sitting fully assembled in my room for over six months now. It’s not that I dislike the set or dreaded reviewing it, it’s more of the simple fact that I ended up getting way too many toys after Christmas and they just kind of fell to the wayside. But with The Dark Knight Rises almost in theaters, it feels fitting to look at Batman once again.

As Batman heads toward the bank in his Batmobile, he spots Two-Face and his evil henchmen zooming off with a huge safe in tow! Help Batman put a stop to Two-Face’s wild ride and return the safe to where it belongs! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 8th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape #6857

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The Joker has to be some kind of real estate genius. How else does he constantly end up in abandoned theme parks? Does he just buy them up or is he always squatting? More importantly, why does Gotham have so many abandoned theme parks?

If you are only going to get one LEGO DC Super Heroes set, this is the one to get. If you’re only going to get two, get this one and the Superman set. This is a set with three villains, two heroes, a vehicle and a massive build jammed packed with traps for the Dark Knight.

The Riddler, the Joker and his sidekick Harley Quinn are holding Robin hostage at their evil funhouse! As our hero Batman jumps off his cool Batcycle, can he avoid the trap door, big hammer and moving floor and rescue his crime-fighting partner? Read the rest of this entry »

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January 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heros Review: Batwing Battle Over Gotham City #6863

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LEGO seems to have realized just how powerful nostalgia is as a buying force. With the success of their Star Wars line, it doesn’t really surprise me that LEGO released a Batman set based on the 1989 film but it really works.

Hanging on a ladder below his helicopter, The Joker prepares to bomb the citizens of Gotham City with toxic laughing gas. Swoop Batman down in his ultra-fast batwing to save the day! Can the Caped Crusader use the flick missiles to send The Joker spinning off into the sunset? Or is all of Gotham City in peril? Read the rest of this entry »

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January 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: Superman vs. Power Armor Lex #6862

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The announcement of LEGO Batman wasn’t nearly as groundbreaking as the notion that LEGO gets access to the full DC Universe. But LEGO is playing it safe with the first wave of LEGO DC Super Heroes and packaged three iconic characters together – Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor!

Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor has built a kryptonite-powered robot and has captured Wonder Woman. Can Superman dodge the strength-sapping power of Luthor’s kryptonite gun and make light work of his evil nemesis! Read the rest of this entry »

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January 5th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO DC Super Heroes Review: Catwoman Catcycle City Chase #6858

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After a three-year hiatus, LEGO has returned full force with a new Super Hero line. Between licensing deals with both Marvel and DC, it’s a very exciting time to be a fan of comics and LEGO. It’s rather surprising just how thorough the original LEGO Batman line was, so a few of the sets feel a bit like rehashes from years ago – but that isn’t a bad thing.

On the back streets of Gotham City, Batman is trying to stop Catwoman from escaping on her speedy motorbike with a large diamond. Help him to topple the traffic light and cut off her getaway with his fast flying batarang!

The cheapest of the sets in this series comes in at $12.99 – a price that feels a touch too high for me. But licensed LEGO sets always run with a premium of 20% or so, but this really feels like a $10 set to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 am