Lego Releases 80th Anniversary Batman Sets This August
by Gary Catig
This past weekend, one of the most popular and influential comic characters celebrated his 80th birthday. There were even panels at WonderCon to recognize Batman’s 80-year history and impact on pop culture. Toy company, Lego, did not want to be left out of the fun so they also announced coming in August there will be Lego Batman 80th Anniversary sets. There is a good variety of heroes, villains and vehicles available and even a couple sets geared toward the younger builders. Take a look at the new sets coming this summer below.
Mr. Freeze Batcycle Battle (76118) – 200 pcs – $19.99
Emergency! Mr. Freeze™ is turning GOTHAM CITY™ into ice! Ride to the rescue with LEGO® Batman™ and Robin™ on the Batcycle with this awesome playset. Fire the stud shooter at Mr. Freeze’s snow scooter and steer clear of his freeze gun. Then split the Batman bike in two and ambush the super-villain. Attack with Robin’s sword and target Mr. Freeze with Batman’s Batarang and grappling hook shooter. Only you can turn up the heat on this bad guy and save GOTHAM CITY!
Batmobile: Pursuit of The Joker (76119) – 342 pcs – $29.99
Red alert! The Joker™ is causing trouble in downtown GOTHAM CITY™, so leap into the Batmobile™ cockpit with LEGO® Batman™ and chase him down. Hit top speed and make the flame exhaust and the Bat symbols on the wheels spin. Unfold the hidden stud shooters and fire. Swerve The Joker’s LEGO stud shooter then jump out of the Batmobile and chase him down the street. You must capture the grinning Super-Villain before he creates more chaos!
Batwing and The Riddler Heist (76120) – 489 pcs – $49.99
Dash to stop The Riddler’s robbery with LEGO® Batman™, Commissioner Gordon™ and SHAZAM!™. The Super-Villain has unlocked the stolen safe, hooked it to his helicopter and is getting away. Give chase with Batman’s powerful Batwing and Commissioner Gordon’s police car. Steer clear of the helicopter’s flick missiles and fire back with the Batwing’s city shooters and other cool weapons. The action never stops with this this brilliant building set. You must take down the helicopter and capture The Riddler™ before he escapes with the stolen cash and gems!
Batcave Clayface Invasion (76122) – 1,038 pcs – $99.99
Quick! Transform Bruce Wayne™ into Batman™ to stop Clayface™ invading the LEGO® Batcave! Check the Batcomputer and dash to the Bat-Tank™. Fire the Bat-Tank’s flick missiles, hook and stud shooters at the monster. Team up with Batwoman™ to get Clayface to release Robin™ from its huge hands. But watch out—Two-Face™ is trying to break Catwoman™ out of the jail. You must capture these Super-Villain invaders before they destroy the Batcave!
Batman vs. The Riddler Robbery (76137) – 59 pcs – $9.99
Help Batman™ stop The Riddler™ robbing a bank in GOTHAM CITY™ with this exciting LEGO® DC Batman playset! The Super-Villain has stolen from the ATM cash machine and is getting away on his skateboard. Jump into Batman’s super-cool LEGO Batmobile™ and drive at top speed to stop him. Throw the Batarang to knock over The Riddler and take back the stolen money!
Batman and The Joker Escape (76138) – 171 pcs – $39.99
Emergency call for Batman™! Harley Quinn™ is helping The Joker™ to escape from Arkham prison. Fly to the scene in Batman’s helicopter. Watch out for bombs launched from the catapult. And stop Harley Quinn pulling down the walls with a chain and hook from her bike. The action never stops with this awesome LEGO® Batman and The Joker building set. You must put those Super-Villains back in jail and save the day!