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  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    It seems that Batman's sparkly wedding get up in TLM2 was an omen of things to come for the character.... :p


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  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    How overkill is 76120? I mean, Gordon, Batman AND Shazam against Riddler, a guy with no super powers? A car, a plane and a flying guy chasing a ridiculous helicopter?
    It makes no sense...
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,490
    I don't think joker has superpowers neither
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,885
    jnscoelho said:
    It makes no sense...
    That's what makes it such an impressive riddle!
    gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,256
    Gordon and Batman really don't have superpowers, either.
    gmonkey76Aanchir
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    jnscoelho said:
    How overkill is 76120? I mean, Gordon, Batman AND Shazam against Riddler, a guy with no super powers? A car, a plane and a flying guy chasing a ridiculous helicopter?
    It makes no sense...
    That's the one thing about the DCU that I dislike: Batman's little corner of the world interacting with.... well, pretty much anything else in the DCU. He and his little street level rogues gallery make zero sense up against demigods and cosmic forces. 

    I don't know how or why Batman has remained so consistently popular that everything needs to constantly be tainted by his presence. Captain Marv... er, 'Shazam', would have been better suited to a JL set with his contemporaries, but of course the entire DC summer line up needs to be Batman. So, here we are with yet another awkward scenario. 

    At least it will play out a little more favorably at my house, with 'Shazam' hanging out with the JL while Batman and the rest of this set will be swiftly pitched into the Bin of Storage with all of the other Bat-crap Lego has foisted on me. :p
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  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,886
    I actually agree with you on that one. No matter how smart and brilliant Batman is he still should get his arse kicked by a lot of the cosmic super villians. Although, to be fair Lex Luthor should not be able to take on Superman either.  The issue is that Batman is their most popular character and tends to sell comics. If you look at the top 20 most Batman series are in it so it makes sense to have your biggest character in as many series as possible (not too many though *cough* New 52 *cough*). In theory if you look at his level of power Superman is more than enough to deal with any major issues on his own. 
    jnscoelhogmonkey76
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    ^ The problem is that Superman is so powerful that most of his stories are crap. On the other hand, it's easier to come up with an interesting story about a guy with no superpowers who can overcome obstacles with (sometimes) intelligence and gadgets.
    SumoLegoReesesPiecesgmonkey76RedbullgivesuwindToc13
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    edited May 2019
    SumoLego said:
    Gordon and Batman really don't have superpowers, either.
    As always, you missed my point :)
    You've got 3 guys, a cop, a "super" hero full of gadgets and a semi-Superman chasing a normal dude in a helicopter. Overkill. If the three of them were chasing Thanos in his helicopter, I'd understand, and it would make for an interesting crossover (insert Captain Marvel/Shazam pun here).
  • DougTemplarDougTemplar Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 597
    Perhaps LEGO found the Justice League sets without batman haven't sold as well. I'd prefer to have less Batman focus particularly on the Batman Rogues Gallery. And it IS Batman's 80th Birthday this year.

    Not that I expect LEGO would listen to me but I would LOVE to see a Legion of Superheroes series. Of course that would likely clash with the Star Wars Theme with space ships and what not - but most of the elements are already in place. Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl are easy. Even Wildfire, Dawnstar, Blok and possible just with paints of current elements - and the rest is just printing (Other than Quislet and Tellus).

    A Legion series with a Time displaced Superman/Boy and Batman or other Justice Leaguers using a Time Sphere (a repurposed Jurassic World sphere) would be wonderful...

    But I can dream
    Toc13
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 949
    In reality, batman doesn't belong with all the other super powered beings. But for story telling, it requires the writers' creativity to put batman in a position where it seems like he can keep up which makes it fun.  Of course, there are plenty of times where the writing is bad and things don't make any sense.
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  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,886
    jnscoelho said:
    ^ The problem is that Superman is so powerful that most of his stories are crap.
    Like the time he walked across America.

    insert Forrest Gump joke here.
    jnscoelho
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    That run was just terrible... One of the worst Superman stories I can recall.
    Redbullgivesuwind
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    wish Grant Morrison would just devote his career to writing Superman. Both "All-Star Superman" and his run on Action Comics are absolute perfection. The former for perfectly distilling the essence of the Superman core mythos, and the latter for brilliantly conveying the perspective of a 4th dimensional imp.
    Redbullgivesuwindcatwrangler
  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 140
    klinton said:
    wish Grant Morrison would just devote his career to writing Superman. Both "All-Star Superman" and his run on Action Comics are absolute perfection. The former for perfectly distilling the essence of the Superman core mythos, and the latter for brilliantly conveying the perspective of a 4th dimensional imp.
    YES! I completely agree. I'm generally turned off by Superman comics, but Grant Morrison is an absolute genius. I know this is a DC thread, but have you read Morrison and Quietly's run on X-Men?
    catwrangler
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    SparkyHam said:
    YES! I completely agree. I'm generally turned off by Superman comics, but Grant Morrison is an absolute genius. I know this is a DC thread, but have you read Morrison and Quietly's run on X-Men?
    I tried. I'd given up on all things "X" a few years prior. Collecting 20+ books every month to keep tabs on all the plot lines because I enjoyed a handful of mutants just became too much of a hassle. I hopped back on for this, as I love both of them (particularly Quitely's gorgeous art!). I just couldn't get into it. I think it was more my own disinterest in the 'mutant struggle' at that point than anything about the book itself. I know it's quite a popular run with the hardcore X-fans though. 
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,433
    Can anyone tell me if #30623 is available in the US and if so, where can I get a couple?
    CaptainRogers
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 814
    @Bosstone100 We've heard nothing so far. It's not for purchase or giveaway anywhere yet. I'll be watching the forum, also waiting to get a few once they're available.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 238
    So anyone know why we haven't heard anything about 2020 DC sets yet, apart from the Minifigure series?
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    So anyone know why we haven't heard anything about 2020 DC sets yet, apart from the Minifigure series?
    I assumed because they're tied to the film release?
    I'm more than happy with a series of minifigs over a January wave of sets. I don't need another Bat-sub/mech/tank/whatever set just to get a couple of figures. I'd much sooner see a sweet minifig set! :D 
    jnscoelhogmonkey76
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,555
    Maybe they are going to come out in March as a spring wave
  • MinifiguresPlusMinifiguresPlus Member Posts: 179
    Hello bricksetters, 

    For those interested in the collectible minifigures line, we will be offering a pre-order of those now. We offer this at a discounted rate to members here with order fulfillment through PayPal.

    Details are as follows:

    Box - $204
    Set - $68

    Free domestic shipping ($25 and $10 international shipping respectively).

    Please DM with your PayPal email address and quantity desired for an invoice.

    Happy holidays,
    Jon
    gmonkey76madforLEGO
  • MinifiguresPlusMinifiguresPlus Member Posts: 179
    Hello bricksetters, 

    For those interested in the collectible minifigures line, we will be offering a pre-order of those now. We offer this at a discounted rate to members here with order fulfillment through PayPal.

    Details are as follows:

    Box - $204
    Set - $68

    Free domestic shipping ($25 and $10 international shipping respectively).

    Please DM with your PayPal email address and quantity desired for an invoice.

    Happy holidays,
    Jon
    Shipping late January.
    RedbullgivesuwindmadforLEGO
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    The designer video for the Batmobile is up, but whomever it was that edited the video clearly isn't all that savvy about Lego sets. They've spliced in a bunch of footage of #76112 while the designer is talking about #76023 in the voiceover, hahaha.



  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    The new trailer for WW84 dropped today! I can't freaking wait for this one! Does anyone know who the villain guy is? My first thought was that he must be the White Magician, but there are so many gods and demons in her mythos who he could be.

    I hope the tie-in Lego set(s) do it justice. #76075 was full perfect, delivering a much needed Steve Trevor and Ares for my DC Lego collection. Doctor Poison could have been kinda cool as well, but I was full satisfied with the selected characters. I'm hoping they revisit Barbara. The one we got in #76097 was acceptable, but I'd rather see her just covered head to toe in spotted fur without her Suicide Squad outfit. I can't wait to see what we're getting! :D



  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    edited December 2019
    klinton said:
    The new trailer for WW84 dropped today! I can't freaking wait for this one! Does anyone know who the villain guy is? My first thought was that he must be the White Magician, but there are so many gods and demons in her mythos who he could be. 
    Maxwell Lord (and Cheetah).
    The trailer was cool but that ending ruined it for me... Both the lasso in the lightning and the golden armor (I hope they have a pretty good explanation for the absence of that in BvS and JL).

    A Max Lord minifig would be awesome, and since Cheetah is already coming in the CMF series, I can hope.
    klintonSumoLego
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    jnscoelho said:
    klinton said:
    The new trailer for WW84 dropped today! I can't freaking wait for this one! Does anyone know who the villain guy is? My first thought was that he must be the White Magician, but there are so many gods and demons in her mythos who he could be. 
    Maxwell Lord (and Cheetah).
    The trailer was cool but that ending ruined it for me... Both the lasso in the lightning and the golden armor (I hope they have a pretty good explanation for the absence of that in BvS and JL).

    A Max Lord minifig would be awesome, and since Cheetah is already coming in the CMF series, I can hope.
    Yeah, I read today that it was Lord. I can't say I'm a huge fan of the choice. It was a very weak story for Diana in the comics (everyone was suddenly angry that she killed a monster when she'd been killing foes since her post-Crisis debut?), and the neck snapping 'shock' resolution has already been played out in Man of Steel. I suppose he's a good choice for the film in a #metoo world though. I still think tht the White Magician would have been a better option though (the Chauvinist, anyone?).

    The Cheetah in the CMF series is a different character, Priscilla Rich. Barbara Minerva is the current Cheetah, with a host of supernatural powers that Rich never had. We did get Barbara once before though, so I'd say there's 50/50 chance she'll pop up again. Lord is a given, I'd imagine. He's an easy enough character to represent with minimal effort.
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    I doubt we're getting 2 villains in a single set... Especially since we're getting another Steve Trevor for sure...
  • DougTemplarDougTemplar Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 597
    jnscoelho said:
    klinton said:
    The new trailer for WW84 dropped today! I can't freaking wait for this one! Does anyone know who the villain guy is? My first thought was that he must be the White Magician, but there are so many gods and demons in her mythos who he could be. 
    Maxwell Lord (and Cheetah).
    The trailer was cool but that ending ruined it for me... Both the lasso in the lightning and the golden armor (I hope they have a pretty good explanation for the absence of that in BvS and JL).

    A Max Lord minifig would be awesome, and since Cheetah is already coming in the CMF series, I can hope.

    Max Lord could be any business man really. Now put him in a Checkmate Shirt however...

    As for the Golden Armour it looks like it's more like a Jump Suit with Wings instead of Parachute - probably going to be a one off type thing which would explain why she can't use it again.
    klinton
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,256
    jnscoelho said:
    (I hope they have a pretty good explanation for the absence of that in BvS and JL)
    I wouldn't hold my breath.

    Considering the success of these stand-alone movies (SS, Aquaman, WW, Joker), maybe DC could do a team-up event movie that comic fans and civilians would sign up in droves to see...
    MaffyD
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    No price increase for DC CMFs here. Yay!
    panchox1M1J0E
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,490
    no increase here as well. I wonder if we are pickier than americans
    klinton
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 1,189
    Fauch said:
    no increase here as well. I wonder if we are pickier than americans
    I didn't expect to see an increase here in Canada. We just had one in the spring starting with the TLM2 wave. It would have been a bit jarring to see them go up again.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 810
    I'm sorry, but I just watched Family Matters with the kids.  If they do not make a bigfig Solomon Grundy soon...I'm going to scream.  Also need the Ventriloquist they advertised in some promo material a while ago, complete with baby-style Scarface.  Wonder if we will get a Black Mask soon with the new Harley Quinn movie coming out.  Just saw him in Imaginext form a few days ago and squealed.
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,256
    edited December 2019
    jmeninno said:
    I'm sorry, but I just watched Family Matters with the kids.
    I was confused for a second.
    No Solomon Grundy.
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  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 539
    I'm wondering... Besides the CMFs, have there been any leaks on DC sets? I don't recall any...
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 744
    Does Lego still have a licensing deal with WB?
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,600
    ^ & ^^ I'm sure they still have the license, but LEGO has been better with leaks coming out. I doubt LEGO would make the new Batmobile and Minifigures if they only had the rights for a month.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,555
    I think the confusion is that WB is no longer making theatrical films with Lego and that is what people are discussing as far as them parting ways. That deal has nothing to do with sets produced based on WB properties.
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  • steveomclsteveomcl Member Posts: 191
    Correct me if this has been talked about before? 

    Did anyone else notice the camouflage tumbler in the background of the 76139 designer video?
    (Queue the "I can't see it" comments) 

    Is this an MOC version of 76023? 

    Either way I'd like to get my hands on it, any details would be great. 


    LuLegoKungFuKennyM1J0ESumoLego
  • BearjewBearjew USMember Posts: 5
    Now that we have a new 1989 batmobile does anybody see an updated tumbler in the near future?
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,600
    edited January 18
    ^I would need to see new 2020 DC sets besides the ones that are already out. It's weird that we haven't seen or heard anything about them yet. Maybe with WB not doing movies anymore LEGO and DC have decided to part ways. Maybe the sets we got were already to far in production to cancel. 

    I know I posted something different 5 posts up.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 810
    ^umm, I'm probably missing something or just being dumb...or both.  Has anything new for DC, other than the minifigs, actually been released for 2020?  I thought I saw set descriptions a month or two ago...thanks!
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,600
    ^haven't seen anything, and there are no place holders in the Brickset database for other DC sets.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 810
    Oh ok, thanks.  I know the 80th anniversary sets (for lack of better word) are still somewhat new, so maybe we wont get anything until spring or summer.  At least, I hope so.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 238
    jmeninno said:
    I'm sorry, but I just watched Family Matters with the kids.  If they do not make a bigfig Solomon Grundy soon...I'm going to scream.

    There are quite a few Superheroes Big Figures they've failed to produce; it would be nice to get something besides yet another addition to the many versions of Green Hulk.
    jmeninno
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,256
    edited February 29
    Red Hulk!

    (Hmm... that is disappointing.)
    gmonkey76
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,555
    Anyone able to clue me in as to who the tiger/claw/orange guy is in the new Battruck playset is? He looks cool but can't think of who he might be.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,358
    @Bumblepants He's Bronze Tiger according to the set description available on some sites, e.g. here.


    BumblepantsSumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,256
    Definitely not Black Panther.  Batman.  Wolverine!!!!
    gmonkey76
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