SDCC ’16: Lego Announce Two “The Lego Batman Movie” Sets for 2016

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It’s finally time to pick up on some of that quality Lego content I know Beat readers crave. The Lego Batman Movie looks to be everywhere at SDCC this year, promoted all over the place – and Lego have quickly picked up the pace with the announcement of two new Lego sets tying into the upcoming animated movie.

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First up we have the, uh, Batmobile? The strangest looking Batmobile you ever did see. It looks like a hearse sprouted wheely legs and started reading Steve King novels. The set is accompanied by Lego Batman himself, as well as a goggle-wearing Robin, Man-Bat, and, bizarrely, the Kabuki Twins. Remember them? Not many do.

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The second set sees Joker’s lowrider (er….?) take centre-place, with a surprisingly simple Joker redesign paired up alongside a surprisingly detailed Harley Quinn. This is something like the sixth variant of Harley we’ve seen in Lego form over the last few years – clearly she’s popular, to nobody’s surprise. The final member of this set is perhaps the most interesting, though – Batgirl, as voiced in the movie by Rosario Dawson. And it looks as though this Batgirl may well be a person of colour herself – which is a smart, interesting choice.

The Batmobile is priced at $59.99; whilst the Lowrider will be $49.99. Both are planned for release later this year – quite a while before the 2017 release of the movie.

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