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Awesome Toy Picks: LEGO Batman: Man-Bat Attack

A cool collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week we take a close look at a cool comic book collectible. That means we take it out of the packaging. While I originally had a different item planned for this week, discovering some new Batman LEGO sets on the shelves preempted the original plan.

There's been a few different Batman LEGO sets. (You can filter the search to "articles" and type 'LEGO Batman' or just click HERE). The first of the newer sets we'll look at this time is LEGO Batman: Man-Bat Attack.

This isn't a huge set. It contains 184 pieces and is a pretty easy build. It does include yet another vehicle for Batman but the Batcopter is cool.

What is even cooler is the fact that this set includes Nightwing and Man-Bat. Man-Bat, or Kirk Langstrum, has straddled the line between bad and being misunderstood. But in this set, he's bad. He's attacking. So it's up to the former Dynamic Duo to stop him.

The Batcopter is a little different from past LEGO helicopters we've seen in other sets. It does have a Batman feel to it. Batman fits fairly easily in the cockpit. You might have to adjust his cape a little but he will fit inside with it on. There is only room for one so that means Nightwing has to find his own transport (which he did, sort of). There's also a hook on a rope you can raise or lower should Batman need to do any towing or if he tries to use it to capture Man-Bat.

What does Nightwing use for transportation? He has a weird jetpack-type thing. It's branded with his red logo but it's a little clumsy of a build. It's a little on the big size for a jetpack or glider. There appears to be hooks on the top that move but it's not clear what they're meant for. Perhaps they're suppose to fire out the grappling hooks for whatever reason he might have.

Then there's Man-Bat. You have to admit he's cute-looking. The only problem with him is he looks better with his arms up. But that makes him look a little weird too. Arms down looks more awkward because of his wings.

Apparently Man-Bat is a fan of dynamite.

Each LEGO figure comes with two different faces so you can switch up their mood depending on what is going on in your LEGO adventures.

The set retails for about $20. Considering you get three LEGO figures plus the Batcopter, it's a good deal. If we're being realistic, Nightwing is the draw here. Man-Bat is cool too if you're a fan of the character. Chances are, you already have a LEGO Batman figure.

There are more LEGO Batman sets so you can expect to see more featured here soon, in future installments. For now, we'll leave you with this.

You're welcome?

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Posted by noj

Lego Nightwing is crazy awesome!

Posted by andy_117

"But in this set, he's bad. He's attacking."

I'll admit I chuckled at that.

Posted by staypuffed

That Nightwing is awesome, but seeing as though Lego becomes RIDICULOUSLY expensive here in Australia, I'm going to give this one a miss.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

It's nice that we finally get a Man-Bat figure, but why are all of the newer DC Lego sets remakes of the old Batman line? I'd like to see characters like Mad Hatter,Killer Moth and Ra's al Ghul as actual figurines and locations like the Iceberg Lounge, Ace Chemicals, etc. as sets. I'm fine if we keep getting Joker/Penguin/Riddler sets but we also need variety.

Also, why is the line so Batman focused? We got one "comic book" Superman set and a couple Man of Steel ones. Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman have been only been featured in Superman and Batman sets instead of getting their own. Marvel on the other hand is pushing to get a diverse group of characters into the sets. I guess DC just doesn't have faith in their characters.

Posted by fables87

MAN-BAT!

Posted by Lurkero

The Nightwing figure looks especially cool. I'd buy that, but I don't like the jetpack.

Seems like the Man-bat figure would have looked weird no matter how Lego designed it. That was probably the least weird option.

Posted by longbowhunter

Kinda surprised they went with an older Batman figure. Figured they would have done a New 52 variation.

Edited by patrat18

Wish i was 12.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Nice.

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Edited by arkay74

Bought. Not yet available in Germany, but the UK has it :D

Bought the previous one with it (76010 - Penguin Face Off) since it was on sale.

Posted by bladewolf

Amazing!

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Sigh... another Batman set

Edited by 4th_wind

Lego Nightwing is freakin' fantastic!!! That last pic is hysterical. Nightwing's Lego butt?!?!? Well done.

Posted by Alak

Lego Nightwing has always had some pretty funny hairstyles...

Posted by CitizenJP

Omg Lego Nightwing looks so awesome haha.

Edited by LyraFay

The Man-Bat is strangely adorable, did I just say that?!

Edited by AmazingWebHead

Nightwing's dumb costume aside, this looks pretty cool.

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Posted by tupiaz

Nice set. Cool that a relative unknown character like Man-bat I have a very clear memory from the Pilot episode of the BTAS series. Btw his name is Langstrom with an O instead of an U. An U would imply his ancestors was from an German speaking country. The O implies that his ancestors is from Scandinavia.

It's nice that we finally get a Man-Bat figure, but why are all of the newer DC Lego sets remakes of the old Batman line? I'd like to see characters like Mad Hatter,Killer Moth and Ra's al Ghul as actual figurines and locations like the Iceberg Lounge, Ace Chemicals, etc. as sets. I'm fine if we keep getting Joker/Penguin/Riddler sets but we also need variety.

Also, why is the line so Batman focused? We got one "comic book" Superman set and a couple Man of Steel ones. Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman have been only been featured in Superman and Batman sets instead of getting their own. Marvel on the other hand is pushing to get a diverse group of characters into the sets. I guess DC just doesn't have faith in their characters.

It can also be that lego don't have faith in characters that doesn't have movies or shows. For instance have many of the recent Marvel Lego figures been based on the Avengers movie. Another comic related characters have been TMNT which has been released with connection to the new Nickelodeon show.

Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

@tupiaz said:

Nice set. Cool that a relative unknown character like Man-bat I have a very clear memory from the Pilot episode of the BTAS series. Btw his name is Langstrom with an O instead of an U. An U would imply his ancestors was from an German speaking country. The O implies that his ancestors is from Scandinavia.

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

It's nice that we finally get a Man-Bat figure, but why are all of the newer DC Lego sets remakes of the old Batman line? I'd like to see characters like Mad Hatter,Killer Moth and Ra's al Ghul as actual figurines and locations like the Iceberg Lounge, Ace Chemicals, etc. as sets. I'm fine if we keep getting Joker/Penguin/Riddler sets but we also need variety.

Also, why is the line so Batman focused? We got one "comic book" Superman set and a couple Man of Steel ones. Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman have been only been featured in Superman and Batman sets instead of getting their own. Marvel on the other hand is pushing to get a diverse group of characters into the sets. I guess DC just doesn't have faith in their characters.

It can also be that lego don't have faith in characters that doesn't have movies or shows. For instance have many of the recent Marvel Lego figures been based on the Avengers movie.

Yes, there are many sets based off of the MCU, but there are also plenty of Spiderman and X-men sets too. And in many of those sets, we get new characters unlike the DC side where we constantly get Joker/Penguin/Riddler.

And even if they were basing it off of shows/movies, wouldn't that warrant Green Arrow, Teen Titans and Young Justice capable of being able to get their own sets?

Posted by D_Knight

nightwing looks evil

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

Nightwing as a lego is pretty cool. I hope DC expands their lego sets to more themes beyond Superman and Batman. Marvel Lego's seem so much more diverse than DC. Lego also announced a new Avengers set that includes MODOC and Taskmaster. I would consider buying this set just so I could own a lego MODOC.

Edited by SkullKnight

I think i would have really enjoyed this when I was younger.

Edited by tupiaz

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: Well there is two new characters in this set. There is a Mr. Freeze and Bane set out there. Also many of Marvel's sets have been focused on either the Iron Man movie and the Avengers Movie. I don't think that many 11 year old kids watch Arrow so that is why they haven't done sets in connection with the show. It also seems like lego focus on sets connected to either big name superheroes or worldwide movies. Not TV shows that aren't broadcasted everywhere or aren't as well known. The only reason that DC haven't got many sets out with many superheroes is because there hasn't been a JLA movie jet. When it comes Lego will do sets for it.

Edited by Mucklefluga

Nightwimg butt!

Edited by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

@tupiaz said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: Well there is two new characters in this set. There is a Mr. Freeze and Bane set out there. Also many of Marvel's sets have been focused on either the Iron Man movie and the Avengers Movie. I don't think that many 11 year old kids watch Arrow so that is why they haven't done sets in connection with the show. It also seems like lego focus on sets connected to either big name superheroes or worldwide movies. Not TV shows that aren't broadcasted everywhere or aren't as well known. The only reason that DC haven't got many sets out with many superheroes is because there hasn't been a JLA movie jet. When it comes Lego will do sets for it.

Nightwing, Mr. Freeze, and Bane have all been in Lego sets before in the previous Batman line.

And on the Marvel side there are sets based on the Ultimate Spiderman and Avengers Assemble cartoons. Using that logic, wouldn't that make shows like Teen Titans or Young Justice viable for Lego sets?

And I'm pretty sure kids didn't go see Man Of Steel, especially with regards to that last scene in the movie, and it still got sets made from it. I think Arrow can gets a couple sets based off of it.

Posted by tupiaz

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy: I know that was I response to you claim that ever set was with the Joker,Riddler or Penguin. There was also a Catwoman set. Perhaps Lego could maybe the will do. Lego has just released new sets one of them with a new mini figure where isn't this ok? You can't expect that they won't promote Batman's biggest enemies in every new line. I think one of the reason that there is more focus on Marvel is because they had greater success getting a younger audience. Even though DC is doing much better with the animated movies they have been more for adults than kids.

Posted by wade_wilson22