Posted by G-Man (34149 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. This week, we're journeying back to the world of LEGO. Batman's there, of course. We're going to look at the Batman: The Joker Steam Roller set.

You can see it comes with five figures. Besides Batman, you get Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Robin, a stylish Joker, and a goon. It retails for $49.99. I picked it up at Target and you can also get it directly from LEGO.com.

This set has 486 pieces. Not too many but more than enough to build some cool accessories.

If you're a fan of Robin, this is your chance to get a LEGO Robin, if you don't already have one. Which Robin is it? You could always just make it whichever you want. He is shorter than the other figures. It's interesting that he's shorter here than the Damian figure in the Arkham Asylum Breakout set.

The steam roller is pretty cool. It's not just a regular steam roller, it's been Joker-ized.

We all know Joker has a thing for trying to off Robins. Why not try something a little different and use a steam roller on him?

Luckily for little Robin here, Batgirl is around to lend a hand...or Batarang. You have to admit, it's super cool finally getting a LEGO Batgirl.

Batgirl is a great shot with a Batarang. And...let's just pretend this particular LEGO Batarang is strong enough to stop a steam roller. Of course it could, right?

The Joker Goon has a crowbar (because Joker loves crowbars almost as much as offing Robins). Can he remove the Batarang so they can continue with their plans?

Joker won't be too pleased with his plans being messed up. Unfortunately for Batgirl and Robin, he also comes with a gun. LEGO Killing Joke?

But this set is for kids so of course it's one of Joker's trick guns.

Where's Batman during all this? He's on his way, flying in a Bat-wing (or Batplane, if you prefer).

We've been seeing a lot of different Bat-vehicles in these different LEGO sets. This one is pretty cool. The wings move forward and there are missiles just in case Batman needs to try to blow stuff up.

The steam roller has its own missiles. For the sake of the kids reading along, we'll skip over any actual LEGO explosions.

You're probably aware but, Batman is really rich billionaire playboy, Bruce Wayne. So when it comes to stopping villains like Joker, sacrificing a Batplane is not a problem.

Batman always has a plan in mind and knows he'll be able to stop Joker.

Batman wins.

That's it for this week. Let us know what you thought of this selection. You get a lot in this set. Two vehicles and plenty of cool characters. We'll have another selection next time.

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#1 Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever (2591 posts) - - Show Bio

Ever since seeing him in Lego Batman 2, I've always wanted a Lego Damian. Also Tony, the Robin from the Arkham Breakout set was Tim, this is Damian's first (real world) Lego mini-figure.

#2 Posted by Jokergeist (4935 posts) - - Show Bio

That was a fun lil' action sequence you got there! But you missed to essential parts to the story: 1. Joker putting a bullet through Barbara's spine, and 2. beating Robin to death with that crowbar of his. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

I will definitely be stealing purchasing this Lego set soon.

#3 Posted by Violens (543 posts) - - Show Bio

The Chinese lego knock offs are nutso... Its brick for brick.. exactly the same... but they just slightly alter the names and logo's and make it dirt cheap.

#5 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (13149 posts) - - Show Bio

Saw this on the site earlier. It looked pretty cool . Gonna wait a while to pick it up though.

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#6 Posted by RustyRoy (12718 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice.

#7 Edited by AmazingWebHead (2416 posts) - - Show Bio

Lego Batgirl. Great. Now finally the Batcave won't be a total sausage-fest. :D

#8 Edited by dreamfall31 (564 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks to the Lego Movie I'll never look at a Lego Batman the same again!

#10 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Gonna pick this up.

#13 Edited by JoeC_Mommy (172 posts) - - Show Bio

I share the LEGO Awesome Toy Picks with Joe. He really, really liked this set. So much so that he emptied his coin-bank to see whether he has enough money. He's about $10 short (that includes tax). Boy's gotta get to work. And I gotta find a place that'll change coins to cash without a big fee.

#16 Posted by Zulithe (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the review. Great pictures! But as has been mentioned, this is the first appearance of Damian Wayne in physical LEGO form, which makes this set all the more special.

#19 Edited by Jaymundo (168 posts) - - Show Bio

Great action sequence and the roller is so freaking cool!!