Pieces: 486 Minifigures: 5 Retail Price: $49.99 Price I Paid: $40.37
I’ve had my eye on this set since pictures first became available, mostly because of the Batgirl and the Joker in a Fedora minifigures. It was almost a set I bought as soon as it came out from the Lego Store, but I figured it would eventually go on sale as most do. When Target recently did a promotion for $10 off of a $40 online/store pickup order I decided it was time. (Target’s store pickup was ok, but I have a feeling it depends on who is working and how long the line is.) So anyway I just opened and built the set and it’s pretty cool. As I said, the minifigures are a big draw, although I didn’t necessarily need another Batman – but it’s his theme. There is good back printing on Batgirl and the Joker’s henchman (or stooge, whichever you prefer).
I’m not really a fan of short Robin. I know he’s supposed to be Bruce’s young ward but when I see those short legs, it makes it seem like he’s in elementary school. I do have some nice black adult legs I got in another really cheap set though…
The steamroller itself is very interesting and has big wheel parts I haven’t seen before – check them out in the photo:
The Bat flying machine – Batwing whatever is fine, but we don’t need another nondescript flying Bat machine. The Batwing Battle Over Gotham City was a better model. The one cool thing is the wings connecting so they open/close simultaneously:
But the grooviest part of this set is the Joker Steamroller as I said- it’s got that zaniness to it that as a fan of the Adam West Batman I enjoy. It would fit right in with the Funhouse set from a few years ago. And now for the rating. In the last post I said that a 6 is a buy and a 5 is a buy on sale, I think this is a buy even if not on sale. I am also going to add 2, because it’s from the Batman theme and this makes it a must have for me (and equally I enjoy having it that much more). So it comes in at an 8. It’s going to be hard to get a 10- there may not be any 10s out there actually.