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The DC universe and the brick-based world of LEGO make for a wonderful blend, as The LEGO Batman Movie reminded us not that long ago.
You might be interested to know, then, that Amazon has many LEGO kits related to the iconic Dark Knight and Man Of Steel of DC Comics lore.
Here are 13 of the best LEGO sets featuring Batman and/or Superman…
There’s been no shortage of LEGO Batmobiles over the last few years (as you’re about to learn). But this latest one, ‘The Speedwagon’ from The LEGO Batman Movie, is a real beauty. Also, it’s consisted of 581 pieces, so it’s not too tough of a build. Plus, it comes with Minifigures of Batman, Robin, Man-Bat and the clawed menaces the Kabuki Twins.
Or, if gritty Bat-vehicles are your cup of tea, this LEGO version of The Dark Knight Trilogy’s Tumbler may be of interest. If it’s good enough for Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale, it’s good enough for us. It’s far bigger than The Speedwagon at 1,869 pieces, and a smidge more serious. It’s also an older kit, though, meaning the price has increased significantly since its initial release.
Black Zero Escape
This Man Of Steel set is a simpler one, at just 168 pieces. It’s a lot of fun, too, pitting Henry Cavill’s Superman and Amy Adams’ Lois Lane against Michael Shannon’s General Zod in a battle involving spaceships and projectiles. What more could you want?
Sky High Battle
It’s Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman (in his Batplane) versus Lex Luthor (in his helicopter) here, while Lois Lane hangs on for dear life, in a scene that looks far more fun than Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The set is made up of 517 pieces, including projectile missiles for the Lex-o-copter.
Here’s another gem that hit shop shelves in accordance with The LEGO Batman Movie‘s release. Using 1,045 pieces, with this one you can build a Batboat, the Penguin’s ‘Duckmobile’ and the Batcave itself. It also features various Bat-costumes, and an Alfred Minifigure. What fun!
Nothing says Superman vs Zod quite like a small yellow car, does it? This ‘Metropolis Showdown’ set slightly underplays the scale of destruction from the third act of Man Of Steel. At 119 pieces, it’s a nice easy one for beginners. For added movie-aping realism, why not build a city out of your other LEGO bricks and smash the hell out of it? Fun fact: the car has a catapult function!
Scarecrow Special Delivery
Here’s a scene that I would really love to watch in a movie: The Scarecrow attempts to deliver a (presumably toxic) pizza, before being interrupted by Batman. A security guard looks on, aghast. If any Warner Bros execs are reading this, please be aware that I would pay GOOD MONEY to watch that on screen. This 204-piece kit will have to do, for now…
Battle Of Smallville
It’s Superman versus Zod (again) in this other Man Of Steel tie-in set, which is dubbed ‘The Battle Of Smallville.’ It weighs in at 418 pieces, and features two vehicles: a Kryptonian spaceship for Zod and a beige car thingy for the good guys. Seems like a fair fight. It also includes five Minifigures, and a number of projectile-firing weapons.
Gotham City Cycle Chase
The closest thing you can get to a Suicide Squad LEGO set is this Batman vs Harley Quinn kit, known as the ‘Gotham City Cycle Chase.’ The Joker’s other half and Gotham’s caped crusader each have their own motorbikes in this fun 224 piece set, and a jetpack-wearing Deadshot is also included. Worth it just for Harley’s mallet, surely.
Here’s another example of how much fun the LEGO team had with their recent Batman range. This 775-piece set lets you build the wall-crawling ‘Scuttler’ from The LEGO Batman Movie, comeplte with projectile-firing weaponry and a net-shooting cannon. As well as Will Arnett’s Batman, you also get Minifigures of The Joker, Poison Ivy, Commissioner Gordon, Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson.
With this set, you can recreate that kid-friendly moment from Batman V Superman when Bats drove over a man’s head. Sadly, they’ve chosen to name the kit ‘Kryptonite Interception’ instead of ‘Batmobile Murder-Fest’. It’s a relatively simple build, at 306 pieces, and it comes with a Batman Minifigure and two not-long-for-this-world LexCorp goons.
Clash Of The Heroes
What could be more fun recreating the battle betwixt Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman? This cute little kit, consisted of just 92 pieces, lets you do just that. Also, it comes with a LEGO Batsignal! Sadly, no Martha Minifigures are included.
The Riddler Riddle Racer
And finally, we’ve got space for one more brilliantly barmy set from The LEGO Batman Movie‘s tie-in range. ‘The Riddler Riddle Racer’ consists of 254 pieces, and includes Minifigures of Batman, the Riddler and the wonderfully obscure villains Magpie, Kite Man and Calendar Man. The Riddlermobile has projectile-firing capabilities and a couple of secret compartments. That tricksy Riddler!
Before we go, would you like to hear my rejected DC Extended Universe LEGO kit pitches? ‘Batman Throws A Grenade Into A Crowded Room’, ‘Undead Superman Gets Buried’ and ‘Metropolis Mass Grave Mayhem’ are, tragically, yet to be produced…