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#1 AlexScammer

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:21 AM

I got this set and a bunch of other stuff for christmas, so enjoy the review.
I am so sorry for the photos, some of the are "too sharp" and some are a bit blurry, but you can still see what's on them  :tongue:
The official MSRP is $39.99, and it is a pretty fair price.

I won't give you too much text, trying to draw most of the attention on the pictures, so you would tell me, what should I improve in my photographing and cropping/clarifying.
The size of a box is not too big and there is much less space inside than usually. Most of the bags don't have a lot of O2 in them, so they don't blow up when you step on them  :wacko:
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The back of the box shows you most of the functions of a set.

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Here's what was inside.

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That is so sad...   :cry_sad:  Look what the traveling of the box did to my comic book...

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The ripped comic book.

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The instructions booklet.

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Stickers. They are very nicely printed.

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The first bag.

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What is inside of it.

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Look, a FREE brick separator! It came with it. I am so lucky I didn't buy it for five bucks!

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Capes were nice and neat packed inside of our little box.

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The new parts.

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Minifigures.
The Batman.

Even though the prints on all the figures are nearly horrible, I am closing my eyes on it because of how cool the figs are!

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TLC, thanks for leaving the strip on BOTH SIDES!!!! Why can't you just make it like a Catwoman's face? One side with silvery eyes and another with the normal face! I can understand why. If you played Batman: Arkham City, you never see the Batman without a mask. I mean you see Bruce Wayne, who is the Batcave set, but never the batman... And the Catwoman always jumps around without the goggles on. You can see her face.

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The back-print is nicely done.

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Robin.

This is my favorite figure of all in this set. He has the hair of Obi-Wan from the Clone Wars, a very cool, horribly printed face, and a torso, which I always wanted. Plus, he has a black cape, the shape of which is similar to Batman's cape's shape.

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The idea of the second face is nearly awesome.

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Pretty good back print.

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The Batbike or whatever it's called  :hmpf:

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The cape fits perfectly behind the seat!

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Vroooooommmm!!

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Spare parts from the first bag.

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The second bag.

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The little baggie is totally filled out!

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Get ready for the mistake #1.

BAM! If you look at the Riddler's face on the box, it differs from the face in the little register room, or whatever it's supposed to be. But when you open the set, you see two similar heads!

BAM! BAM! BAM!

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But when I saw, how awesome the fig is, I closed my eyes on mistake number one. The hat is very nice. And you get two!!!

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He looks bad.  :devil:

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Nice-done back print.

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Cool parts from the second bag.

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And the first part of the building, from bag two.

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Get ready for mistake number two.

BAM! The picture on the box doesn't have a 2x2 green brick under the "cashier". The picture of the box again.

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It's fine. An extra 2x2 brick is never bad for me.  :tongue:

The part of the building.

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Extra parts for the second bag.

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The Third bag.

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(not a very nice picture.)
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A filled out bag again.

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These parts have their own packaging

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Pieces of interest.

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Look at the length of the rope! It's huge!!!

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The Joker!!!!!!!!!!

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I really like this figure. It's different from the old one and it's even better. If LEGO figures had chins, it would be a total copy of the Joker from Arkham City.

Back print.

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The "device" of his own.

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Harley Quinn

This figure is almost the same thing as her old version, except for the face and the legs.

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The back print isn't very neat  :sceptic:

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Her "other" face.

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If you put all the pieces together here's what you'll get.

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A real working crane.

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Harley's hammer.

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The shaking floor.

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A falling floor...

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All the spare parts.

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And get ready for it...

Everything together!!!!!...


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Design 10/10 This is perfect. The funhouse is really close to the "real" one.
Parts 9/10 They are nice, some colors aren't fitting the "stage", which is kind of bothering me. Let's take off one point for that.
Figs 7/10 Even though those are the "super collector's" figures, their face prints are horrible! I guess they are the only parts that are made in China...  :sadnew:
Build 10/10 Very simple, but sometimes "challenging". Easy build (:
Playability 10/10 The playability is 100% no part of the set is "unplayable". Well, maybe the Brick Separator is the only thing  :laugh:

And it is 46/50. I really waited for the better prints on the figures. It kinda disappointed me... But the set is awesome. Every LEGO Batman fan, or just Batman fan should have it.

That's pretty much it, tell me what do you think about the set, the review and my photographing.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Alex.  :classic:

#2 Ceroknight

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:28 AM

Great review!
I'm sorry but can you explain why you think the printings on the heads are horrible?
I see nothing wrong with them.. :wacko:
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the review 'Alex', this set is at the top of my son's (high up on mine too :blush: ) shopping list....funny it's not in the Oz first half catalogue ? :look:
Plus I see nothing wrong also with the head printing, just plain AWESOME in my books ! :grin:
I feel that there for the price more playability in this set....like you can be falling and then it's hammer time ! :laugh:
Bat-brick On Bat-review On ! :grin:

#4 AlexScammer

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 02:08 PM

View Postceroknight, on 26 December 2011 - 06:28 AM, said:

Great review!
I'm sorry but can you explain why you think the printings on the heads are horrible?
I see nothing wrong with them.. :wacko:

It's just when I crop my pictures, I add a little light to them. And it's just... Not all the prints are done badly. Joker's and Harley's faces are totally fine! But the right side of Robin's scared side looks like a spill or something...
And Batman and Riddler have those little black dots, which are pretty much spills all over they faces...
Thanks.

View Postlightningtiger, on 26 December 2011 - 12:57 PM, said:

Thanks for the review 'Alex', this set is at the top of my son's (high up on mine too :blush: ) shopping list....funny it's not in the Oz first half catalogue ? :look:
Plus I see nothing wrong also with the head printing, just plain AWESOME in my books ! :grin:
I feel that there for the price more playability in this set....like you can be falling and then it's hammer time ! :laugh:
Bat-brick On Bat-review On ! :grin:

I am so sure you should get this set. It is nearly the best Batman set ever.  :tongue:  Yeah, on the box they are perfectly fine. You have to look closely.
This set is much better then the Batcave. So if you will be choosing between this, Battle over Gotham City, and the Batcave, I would take one this one.

Thanks.

#5 JackJonespaw

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 02:10 PM

Nice review! Although Lego sometimes does make mistakes, they usually don't turn out that bad.

#6 AlexScammer

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:47 PM

View PostJackJonespaw, on 26 December 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:

Nice review! Although Lego sometimes does make mistakes, they usually don't turn out that bad.

Thank you.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:22 PM

It`s great ! When will you posted it on RffL ?
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#8 AlexScammer

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:59 PM

View PostRuslik, on 26 December 2011 - 05:22 PM, said:

It`s great ! When will you posted it on RffL ?

Indeed, it is.
I am pretty sure I am working on it right now.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

Wow, great review, AlexScammer! I was excited to receive this on Christmas Eve, and after the build, immediately noticed an error: The brown 1x4 tile on top of the arch in the middle, is green on the box!  Wouldve loved an extra green tile....oh well. Never seen so many errors in a set either.


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#10 AlexScammer

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:51 PM

View PostCM4S, on 26 December 2011 - 06:46 PM, said:

Wow, great review, AlexScammer! I was excited to receive this on Christmas Eve, and after the build, immediately noticed an error: The brown 1x4 tile on top of the arch in the middle, is green on the box!  Wouldve loved an extra green tile....oh well. Never seen so many errors in a set either.


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Oh yeah, I didn't notice that! That's the third error!
Thanks for saying.)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:57 AM

An excellent review! I think I might pass on this one, in favor of a slightly more modern (aka Nolan) Batman.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:28 AM

very good and thorough review, will definitely get this when it is released in oz
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#13 AlexScammer

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:27 AM

View PostHuntleyfx, on 27 December 2011 - 12:57 AM, said:

An excellent review! I think I might pass on this one, in favor of a slightly more modern (aka Nolan) Batman.

I am pretty sure you shouldn't.

View PostBrickmamba, on 27 December 2011 - 01:28 AM, said:

very good and thorough review, will definitely get this when it is released in oz

Thank you. Definitely get it.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:45 AM

Great review.  My son and I built this on Christmas Day, and it was an easy, fun build.  The characters included are great, and the set has a lot of playability.  The structure itself is smaller than I thought it would be, but definitely worth the price.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:03 AM

Wow, definitely one of the best Batman sets. You must complain to customer service though; those prints are horrendous! :angry:

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:02 AM

View PostLegoDad, on 27 December 2011 - 02:45 AM, said:

Great review.  My son and I built this on Christmas Day, and it was an easy, fun build.  The characters included are great, and the set has a lot of playability.  The structure itself is smaller than I thought it would be, but definitely worth the price.

Indeed.
Did you get the smaller set also? The Catwoman's Chase? I suggest you would.

View Postprateek, on 27 December 2011 - 03:03 AM, said:

Wow, definitely one of the best Batman sets. You must complain to customer service though; those prints are horrendous! :angry:

It is and I should complain. Thank you for reminding me about it.
This set IS the best one of the new "Super Heroes" series. Looks like it though :laugh:

Ahh! I just tried to write to LEGO Customer Support, and it says that parts are "unable to be replaced"! :angry:

Edited by AlexScammer, 27 December 2011 - 05:07 AM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

I was thinking about purchasing this set, but I wanted to see what other Eurobricks members thought of it first. Now I'm sold. Great review! :sweet:
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:26 PM

View PostAlexScammer, on 27 December 2011 - 05:02 AM, said:

Ahh! I just tried to write to LEGO Customer Support, and it says that parts are "unable to be replaced"! :angry:
In that case you should try calling them instead of writing.

#19 AlexScammer

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

View Postprateek, on 27 December 2011 - 07:26 PM, said:

In that case you should try calling them instead of writing.
I will, I will.

Edited by AlexScammer, 28 December 2011 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

View PostAlexScammer, on 27 December 2011 - 10:50 PM, said:

I am sure they won't spend any time talking to a 14-year-old kid...


Aren't you a little young to be on Eurobricks?

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:12 AM

View PostCM4S, on 27 December 2011 - 11:32 PM, said:

Aren't you a little young to be on Eurobricks?

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Well, I haven't yet been banned.  :tongue:
Besides, I am not one of those troll guys, who spam, spam, and spam.
I post many MOCs and reviews, so I am a bit helpful (I hope so...) to the forum.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:14 AM

View PostAlexScammer, on 28 December 2011 - 01:12 AM, said:

Well, I haven't yet been banned.  :tongue:
Before you do get banned, I say get your parents to call or something.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:05 AM

It seriously stinks that your printing was bad and your comic book ripped.

I'm not sure if the box has errors or the set has errors, but either way, it's weird.

I'm wondering, are the figs made in China? I'm not sure how to tell.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:27 AM

View Postprateek, on 28 December 2011 - 01:14 AM, said:

Before you do get banned, I say get your parents to call or something.

I am pretty sure I won't (get banned of course), because only the kids that are a "threat" for EuroBricks.
But I will get my mom to call.

View PostScaryScarecrow, on 28 December 2011 - 03:05 AM, said:

It seriously stinks that your printing was bad and your comic book ripped.

I'm not sure if the box has errors or the set has errors, but either way, it's weird.

I'm wondering, are the figs made in China? I'm not sure how to tell.

Indeed sir.
Figs are probably the only thing made in China.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:54 AM

Wow, horrible prints, they look like pixelated customs  :sceptic:

Anyway, thank you for the pictures, this has been very helpful.

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