Lego Batman enjoys a good Saturday morning mowing the grass with his Bat MOWbile. Afterwards, he enjoys cruising down the highway to the local hardware store to pick up some weed killer. For his Poison Ivy problem.
This is a super simple Lego MOC that ended up being awesome. Check out the blade guard area. The Lego Bat MOWbile is the creation of lego_panda, and you can find more about it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/3cnu3r/bat_mowbile/
Feeling like the wait is way too long for another Despicable Me? Thats okay, because the Lego community has been creating a whole lot of Lego Minions. There are Minions Parties, Mini Minions, Minion Maids, Batman Minions, and many many more. LegoGenre even has a whole section of these creations. The newest entry into the series is this collection of Minions! created by Yatkuu. My favorite of the bunch are the SuperHero themed Minions. Captain America and Batman Minion are instantly recognizable and hilarious. These little dudes have an interesting story:
“This series of Minions was inspired by my Nerdly-Minion and started as a project for the LEGO Store community window in Raleigh, NC. I meant to put these up on display for the release of the movie “Minions” due in July 15. I think the kids would have liked it.
Unfortunately, for reasons that I can’t really comprehend TLG decided to revisit the rules of the community windows and as a result these little guys will probably never see a LEGO store from up-close. Too bad.”
Yatkuu has been kind enough to post instructions for these guys, which you can find over on BrickFanatics: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/do-you-wanna-build-a-minion/
Check out these Lego Despicable Me Minions! over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yatkuu/15635280373/
And, if you are looking for more Minions check out this link: http://legogenre.com/?s=minions&submit=Search
The recent Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is one of the most memorable. The dark themes and design make this one of the most gritty versions of Batman. Completely skipping the overt campiness (and imagination) of the Tim Burton films. The Batcave is one of the most popular themes for a MOC. It is really difficult to stand out from the crowd, but Brent Waller has created something special with his Lego Dark Knight Rises Batcave.
In order to make a more awesome display, some liberties were taken with the layout. The waterfall and a few platforms have been moved in order to make the display more viewable. Most of the most popular Rogues Gallery villains have been hidden around the Batcave. Bane, Catwoman, Joker, Ras Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Talia Al Ghul, and Two-Face have all found their way in. Maybe Batman should install a security system.
Check out more of the “Dark Knight Rises Batcave” by Brent Waller over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wetwired/15513521055/
The Tumbler is designed by buggyirk and can be viewed on Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/38399
The Bat is designed by jpvelociraptor and can be viewed on Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/18529
It has been announced that Lego and Warner Bros. have fast-tracked a spinoff based on The Lego Movie starring Batman. The animation supervisor from The Lego Movie, Chris McKay, has been set to direct. With Seth Grahame-Smith (known for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and Dark Shadows) as screenwriter. Will Arnett is back as Batman, and Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller back as producers. The presumed release will be in 2017, which is probably pushing The Lego Movie 2 into 2018.
In the mean time, check out this video of Batman getting ready for his role in The Lego Movie. Maybe he will be more prepared for his film.
It was The Hollywood Reporter who first reported on this Lego Batman Movie: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/lego-batman-spinoff-movie-works-738631
Batman’s Tumbler is one of the most iconic vehicles in recent cinema. Lego quickly released a version of their own, titled “Lego Super Heroes Tumbler Chase (76001).” While popular, a lot of fans were underwhelmed by the actual design of the Tumbler. It was small and simple. Lego has recently given it another try with the release of “Lego Superheroes The Tumbler (76023).” This one is scaled up larger then the Minifigures, but is extremely detailed. One of the coolest vehicles Lego has released.
But, Lego is still missing a good Minifigure scale Tumbler. Brent Waller has decided to create his own, and best of all has created instructions to build your own. This Batmobile is perfectly scaled for Batman, while preserving the detail and shape of the famous car.
A Lego Ideas (CUUSOO) page was created to support this MOC, and it quickly earned its 10,000 votes. Ultimately Lego announced that this would be “not approved.” But don’t worry, if you have enough Lego bricks at home, you can create your own.
Check out the PDF instructions here: http://brentwaller.com/Tumbler/The%20Tumbler%20Assembly%20Instructions.pdf
And, more information about the “The Tumbler” Batmobile can be found here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/51318
Pictures In Boxes is a great comic, that has consistently used Lego for inspiration. Most Lego comics use photography and it is rare to see an illustrated one. The goofy Lego Minifigures have a certain charm when drawn. Pictures In Boxes has recently “flooded” their site with Lego Superhero (Batman) Comics. Make sure to check them out.
Check this Lego Comic and more over here: http://www.picturesinboxes.com and here: http://picturesinboxescomic.tumblr.com
LegoGenre is giving away a free copy of Lego Batman: The Video Game (Steam code) as a THANK YOU. A thank you for following and reading LegoGenre.
To enter the drawing, follow @LegoGenre on Twitter and retweet the following:
“Free Lego Batman (Steam code) to give away! Winner announced on 02/24. To enter: follow @LegoGenre and retweet this.”
You can click the link above to go directly to Twitter. I will post the winner on 02/24 (Monday) at 11:00PM Pacific Standard Time. I will also post the name of the winner here shortly after. Good Luck!
Thanks for all the retweets. The winner is @agbavna. Congratulations!
If you didn’t win, check back in the future because another giveaway should be coming soonish.
“Na Na Na Na BA NA NA BATMAN…. …POW!!!”
There is something enduring about the multitudes of Lego Despicable Me Minions. All sort of builds have popped up everywhere. One thing they all have in common is personality. For some reason the pill shape body and giant facial features of the Minions translates into Lego very well. Jesper_Girl, of Flickr, has recently shared their own Batman Minion; titled “Na Na Na Na BA NA NA BATMAN… …POW!!!” The basic design is built off of the Minions created by Bricksben. The Batman costume is excellent. Especially the Bat belt and cowl.
The Despicable Me Minions are some of the most popular posts on LegoGenre, so check them out here: http://legogenre.com/tag/minion/
Check out this Batman Minion, by Jesper_Girl over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/106610025@N06/12319544184