Whilst The LEGO Batman Movie won’t be released till next year, it looks as though we’re still getting plenty of news to hold on to until February rolls around. Some screenshots from the upcoming film were recently shared, showing off the various characters that’ll be running a muck in the bricked-up streets of Gotham. Now (perhaps as to be expected), it looks like the pacey brick-flick will be getting its own line of LEGO playsets.
Images of two of the upcoming sets were shared yesterday, via The LEGO Group’s official Twitter page, showing off the iconic Batmobile and the Joker’s garish Lowrider.
The Batmobile sports a much different look compared to previous LEGO incarnations, featuring a slimmer, raised design and bulky wheels. The set also comes with an all-new Robin minifigure, whilst the Dark Knight himsefl includes a new separate utility belt, alongside a trusty Batarang. The crime-fighting duo are joined by Man-Bat, though that figure is identical to his previous LEGO appearances. The playset is comprised of 581 pieces, and will be priced at $59.99 (around £45).
The Joker, on the other hand, receives a suitably whacky new design, with the newly-moulded minifigure pictured alongside a thoroughly pimped-out vehicle. Harley Quinn joins him, sporting a fresher look as the two are pursued relentlessly by a vibrant Batgirl minifigure. The set includes 433 pieces, and will be priced at $49.99 (around £38).
According to Comic Book Resources, the sets will arrive in stores later this year. They’ll also be unveiled by The LEGO Group during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
The LEGO Batman Movie is scheduled for release on February 10 2017. Appearing alongside The LEGO Movie’s Will Arnett (as the cowl-sporting vigilante) will be Michael Cera as Robin, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl and Zach Galifianakis as the notorious Joker. Mariah Carey will also appear as Gotham’s Mayor. For more LEGO-themed information, you can follow The LEGO Group on Twitter, or visit the LEGO website.