The DC universe and the brick-based world of LEGO make for a wonderful blend, Will Arnett’s work in The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part continues to remind us.
You might be interested to know, then, that there are plentiful LEGO kits related to the iconic Dark Knight and Man Of Steel of DC Comics lore available on the market right now. Here are 17 of our favourite LEGO sets featuring Batman and/or Superman…
Battle-Ready Batman and MetalBeard
The LEGO Movie 2 provides ample examples of Gotham’s Caped Crusader in utterly barmy scrapes, so this set depicting him battling alongside the disembodied head of a pirate called MetalBeard is absolutely fitting as a piece of tie-in merch. When we looked at the coolest sets from the latest LEGO flick’s range, this weird-yet-wonderful design was one of our favourites. And it’s only 168 pieces, so it won’t take up too much shelf space.
One of many excellent sets from The LEGO Batman Movie‘s range, this Batwing set clocks in at 1,053 pieces and comes with Minifigures of Batman, Robin and Harley Quinn. The weapons included are Harley’s massive mallet and Batman’s trusted Batarang. The opening cockpit can fit two Minifigures, and there is also a small car that can fit within a compartment on the rear. A fun build, to be sure, and also a treat to play with.
Batsub and the Underwater Clash
Oh hi Aquaman! It’s not just Bats and Supes that have been converted into adorable Minifigures, with the trident-wielding hero showing up here in a skirmish with Ocean Master. Fair play to Batman for joining in with a Bat-wetsuit and Bat-flippers combo, though. This kit is made up of just 174 pieces, if you’re looking for a nice easy build with a shark included.
If you fancy recreating the cinematic hodgepodge that is Justice League in the comfort of your own home… well… fair play to you. This 995-piece Flying Fox LEGO kit contains two of Ben Affleck’s notably noisy vehicles from the 2017 team-up flick: you get an airborne Flying Fox and a Batmobile that can fit inside it, as well as Minifigures of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and two of Steppenwolf’s parademon lackeys. You also get a nice big Steppenwolf, if you fancy remembering that not-so-iconic big screen baddie.
There’s been no shortage of LEGO Batmobiles over the last few years (as you’ll learn in this article), but this one, ‘The Speedwagon’ from The LEGO Batman Movie, is a real beauty. Also, it’s only 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 (and won’t be going down any time soon about it).
Black Zero Escape
This Man Of Steel set is a nice simple 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 what we can only assume is called the Lexcopter) 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.
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 set that demands to be made into a movie: The Scarecrow attempts to deliver a (presumably toxic) pizza, before being interrupted by Batman. A security guard looks on, aghast. Until such a time as Warner Bros makes the movie version, this 204-piece kit will have to do.
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, complete 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 brutally wiped out a gang of goons using some hyper-violent Batmobile techniques. 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 employees.
Clash Of The Heroes
What could be more fun recreating the brutal 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!
For more LEGO fun, check out our rundown of the coolest tie-in kits from The LEGO Movie 2…