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The Caped Crusader Has A Complicated Past And Present With LEGO®

From its inception to its evolution, LEGO® Batman has been a fascinating addition to the LEGO® universe, bringing the action-packed world of Gotham City into the hands of builders young and old. If you’re eager to dive into the back story, the incredible sets, and even some tips to maximize your play experience, you’re in the right place. Let’s swing into action!

LEGO® Minifigure Batman And LEGO® Minifigure Robin Side-By-Side

The LEGO® Batman Theme’s First Release

LEGO® Batman Tumbler From The Dark Knight Movie

In 2006, LEGO® took the monumental step of merging the fantastical world of Batman with its ever-popular building blocks. Originally, the LEGO® Batman theme graced store shelves until 2008, and it made an exciting comeback in 2012 under the Super Heroes banner. These captivating sets were designed to include a variety of vehicles, characters, and scenes that were inspired by both Batman comics and films.

From Small Sets To The Big Screen

LEGO® Batman history was made with its big-screen debut. On February 10, 2017, Warner Bros. Pictures released “The LEGO Batman Movie,” which followed Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) in his quest to thwart the Joker’s villainous plans.

The journey started with a small, exclusive set that debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2006, commemorating the announcement of the LEGO® Batman series. This set was fittingly called the “Commemorative Limited Edition Batman Announcement.”

The initial release in 2006 saw seven main sets, including:

Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit (7779)
Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc (7780)
Batmobile: Two-Face’s Escape (7781)
Batwing: The Joker’s Aerial Assault (7782)
Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze’s Invasion (7783)

These sets were notable for their attention to detail, bringing to life the comic book characters and scenarios that Batman fans have loved for years.

Where Is The LEGO® DC Batman Theme Today?

Fast-forward to today, and LEGO® Batman has become an essential part of the LEGO® Super Heroes lineup, often featuring in mixed sets that include other characters from the DC universe.

LEGO® Armored Batman - The Batman V. Superman Dawn of Justice LEGO® Minifigure

Tips and Tricks To Make The Most Of The LEGO® Batman Theme

  • To enhance your LEGO® Batman experience, consider integrating lighting kits to illuminate key features like the Bat-Signal or the Batcave.

  • When building complex sets, sorting your bricks by color can save time and make the process more enjoyable.

  • Don’t hesitate to mix and match parts from various sets to create your unique Gotham City adventure!

The Caped Crusader Lives On In The LEGO® Batman Theme

From its inception in 2006 to its ever-evolving presence today, LEGO® Batman remains a stellar addition to the LEGO® universe. It’s more than just a toy; it’s an experience that transcends generations.

Classic Blue Batman LEGO® Minifigure