Unveiling LEGO Exclusive: 10937 - Arkham Asylum

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout

The newest LEGO exclusive, 10937 – Arkham Asylum, was unveiled in Seattle during Brick Con. Arkham Asylum is the famous ‘sanitarium’ from the Batman comics, movies, and TV shows, and features many of Batman’s most iconic villains who have wound up imprisoned due to their less than stable, mental states.

Here's the full press release:

10937 Batman - Arkham Asylum Breakout, 1,619 pieces.

US $159.99 CA $209.99 DE 159.99€ UK £129.99 DK 1399.00 DKK

The villains have broken out of Arkham Asylum and must be stopped!

Sound the alarm! The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have escaped from Arkham Asylum with the help of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. These villains are about to wreak havoc in the streets of Gotham City! Help Caped Crusaders Batman and Robin swoop into action and put those good-for-nothing criminals back where they belong! Chase after the security van as it breaks through the gothic gates! Then throw each villain back behind bars in 8 highly detailed rooms. Includes 8 minifigures: Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons or accessories.

  • Includes 8 minifigures: Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons.
  • Features Arkham Asylum, security gate, gothic décor, moss, vines and ice elements.
  • Vehicles include security van.
  • Security van features opening back doors, removable roof and stretcher.
  • Arkham Asylum features opening cell doors, special Poison Ivy cell with transparent doors, the Mr. Freeze icy tower room, the Dr. Harleen Quinzel office and changing room, medical treatment room and security reception area.
  • Security gate features opening double doors and security camera.
  • Weapons include Batarang and kendo stick.
  • Recapture the villains!
  • Break through the gate with the security van!
  • Open all of the cell doors and let the villains out!
  • Unleash The Joker from his cage restraints in the security van!
  • Arkham Asylum measures over 12" (32cm) high, 13" (34cm) wide and 5" (14cm) deep.
  • Security van measures over 2" (7cm) high, 5" (13cm) long and 2" (6cm) wide.
  • Security gate measures over 5" (12cm) high and 9" (24cm) wide.

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning January 2013.

58 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Thank you Grahame for taking £130 out my wallet.
I've seen a few pictures but I can't wait to see more :)

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By in United Kingdom,

This sounds really good, as my son would say. I want this :)

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By in Belgium,

160 € for 1350 or 1619 pieces.... That's a bit over the line in my opinion, we have modulars over 2200 pices for that price... doesn't look bad but way to expensive.

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By in Australia,

The description says 1351 pcs, yet the box says 1619 pcs. So which is it?

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By in Norway,

This is great! But, since it's clearly inspired by the "Arkham Asylum" videogame, it would have been nice to have an Aaron Cash minifigure(the guard with a hook instead of a hand) instead of the normal guard.

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By in Singapore,

Its so insanely beautiful! This new one is way better than the old asylum by a long shot.

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By in United Kingdom,

1351 or 1619 pcs - like on the box?:)

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By in United States,

1351 was the count for the Horizon Express wasn't it? Also it says 14+ instead 12+ like the box art. Looks like they did a sloppy replace-the-text job on their press release form

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome! Totally love the building technique for the Gargoyles. Want want want this set!

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By in United Kingdom,

I absolutely love this model, it looks great from the front and the inside is even better! They have certainly captured the Gothic look of the building. The only thing I would change would be that guard, way to under-equipped to be at Arkham, I would have liked one or preferably two of the guards dressed like the ones in the older Arkham Asylum model.

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By in United Kingdom,

That is AWESOME!! I want it now!!

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By in Hungary,

Look at those new wings on the gate! I think they were made for the new Chima theme.

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By in United Kingdom,

I wish they based this off the video games, but I guess I could mod this set then to look more similar to the video games. The Robin though is cooler than any other Robins we have got before in Lego form, I will admit.

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By in United States,

I own all of the 2006-2008 Batman sets with a couple of the 2012 sets and I am totally pumped up about this set. To be honest, I was disapointed with almost all of the 2012 sets (with the exception of the Joker's Hideout) due to the fact that they were remakes. It is understandable though that other people don't have a chance to own the old sets, so the new ones help them out and that's okay but I really enjoy brand new Batman sets.

With that said, even though this 10937 set is technically a remake, I have to buy it. The detail is amazing in this set. I'm very happy that TLG has gone back to using more neutral/dark colors for this set, because that's the environment that Batman should be in. This set is not too colorful like the 6860 Batcave, and this is far from being to campy like the tone of the other 2012 sets. This will be a great addition to the original 7785. This is just a much better and much more thought out set then the original.

Thank you Lego. I now have to prepare my Lego room for this set :D

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By in Sweden,

Odd that the set has a special cell for Mr. Freeze but doesn't include the minifigure.

Anyway, pretty cool set. I really love the dark angels on the front gate, they look amazing.

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By in Canada,

That looks really nice, looks like I have something to put my lego vip points towards.

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By in Canada,

Definately getting this for my birthday, best batman set yet. beats the 2006 version by a mile. good job lego! now im excited to see the new tumbler!

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By in United States,

MUST. HAVE. NOW!!!!!!!!!

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By in Hong Kong,

Regarding the minifigs: I really like the concept and design for Harleen Quinze aka Harley Quinn, but I'm a bit disappointed with the others, namely:

- a generic police-officer instead of an actual Arkham guard
- Penguin and Scarecrow don't look as sinister as before
- Batman and Ivy already done
- Joker in a jumpsuit is pretty cool I suppose

Love the building though. I definitely see myself buying a couple of these to MOC into a more 'modular' layout. Will combine it with the previous version - I need a place to house all the villains!

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By in Singapore,

Holding my breath for a 10xxx Marvel set...

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By in United States,

I have a shaky cam video recording of the Designer Video posted here http://t.co/Skn2xN9Z

Not sure if this plug is okay (mods I apologize if it is not), but I'm live tweeting the event with #brickcon if you are on Twitter for other updates and pictures.

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By in United States,

Gimme gimme... I mean I am very happy to see this.

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By in United States,

Well, actually...
I was at Brickcon on Friday (yesterday), and this set was unveiled then. ;)

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By in United States,

This is the first time that I prefer a DC Superheroes set remake to the older Batman version. This looks awesome!

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By in United States,

WOW just got reinspired to get super hero sets

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By in United States,

Excellent architecture, imagination, and detail... I hope this is the new standard for future sets!!

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By in Hungary,

What are those wings on the statues at the gate? Are those new parts?

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By in United States,

I've been out of the scene for a while. Building a dedicated Lego room in the basement (of course). Are the heads on the gargoyles new?

oops I see now. frogs :)

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By in United States,

This is impressive. Not really a batman fan but this is really designed well. Lots of key minifigures. Looks like there is a comic book included too. Great job LEGO

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By in United States,

Wow, This is AMAZING, but I don't know if I will be able to afford it. But I am dissapointed their is no cell for the Riddler (My favorite Batman villian ever)

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By in United States,

It amazes me that LEGO can design a set as awesome as this (and I say that not being a particular fan of the Superheroes line), and ones as bad as the Hobbit sets, at the same time.

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By in United States,

This is lovely. Still, I am a bit disappointed that they selected this set to be the one that features the new Robin and Scarecrow (although, you can still easily make a replica of this new Robin from spare parts). I don't know how I will be able to get the new Scarecrow.....X(

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By in United Kingdom,

I agree with The Reviewer, while the set is incredible overall, I wish there were a few more cells.

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By in Canada,

price point in canada... ouch... the set... love it. Moving to the US just for lego.. tempted..

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By in United States,

Nice!! This one looks great! The prison van looks a bit boxy, though.....

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By in United States,

I saw this at Brickcon today. It's cool (esspecially the inside detail), but is awfully overpriced for it's size.

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By in United States,

Come on guys I'm sorry but your lucky Lego went this far I mean this is a kids toy your talking about. I mean I really don't think an asylum is appropriate for kids. So be happy they gave joker a jump suit and made a van. I mean seriously a man with a hook for a hand and REAL asylum guards!!!!! I bet Lego got complaints about those real guards. Also remember this is a building toy you can add what you want (AKA new cells for your favorite villains).

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By in United States,

I can see those wings making a vulture. =D

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By in United States,

Hmmmmm, 160$ on an Arkham Asylum Set, 8 minifigures, 4 exclusive in this set excluding robin since its the same mold and Batman, and the same Guard and Poison Ivy. The Harley Quinn figure, Scarecrow, Jumpsuit Joker, and Penguin seem tempting but however these will all be just be remakes for a full collector such as myself except the Harley Quinn nurse version which is mildly nice for an exclusive, dang this is a difficult choice maybe for a Christmas gift for myself. I would need to see the rest of the sets Marvel and the Dc first and then make a decision wow this is really tempting I hope they unveil the sets already or let the photos leak! I need to make a decision!!!

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By in Singapore,

i wonder how many of u will turn this into a modular building. lol^^ yes, it is exactly 1 modular building long and another 8 stud extension. am i the first to notice this building is made up of 3 parts that can be taken apart. there are 2 clean adjoining breaks if u look at the interior picture closely. :)

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By in Netherlands,

€160 for this... It's a beautiful set, but €70 would be reasonable...

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By in United Kingdom,

Expand it with components from 9468 Vampyre Castle.

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By in Denmark,

Those new wing pieces would be very usefull for me in LEGO Digital Designer.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks awesome and very detailed. Will definitely pick this up if I have the money.

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By in United States,

I have found the next lego i will be saving up for, it looks awesome!! I think they should of included Mr. Freeze since he has a room in the asylum, but at least it has a new scarecrow!!!!

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By in United States,

Looks great! I am absolutely loving the Gothic stained glass windows, spires, and decorations all over the structure. The van looks great and the stretcher the joker is on reminds me of that scene from Arkham Asylum...awesome. Definitely gonna have to pick this bad boy up!

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By in United Kingdom,

Don't get me wrong, its an amazing set but its just too expensive for me to consider buying this. Should have been around the £100 mark, but no more.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I think that this is very good value for money and it is also a licensed set, but compared to what the USA pay in £ is a lot less than what we have to pay

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By in United States,

I'd like to have seen them kit bash the haunted house and Vampire Castle. This one doesn't seem to be evil enough. Arkham Asylum needs to be menacing and dark, this seems a little too plush and inviting.

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By in United States,

Someone is selling it on eBay for $210

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By in United States,

If anyone wants to see the set, I got footage of it at BrickCon... Not sure if I can post the link, but let me try: http://youtu.be/CHvfHsgP8Do

If you can't link to it, check out my channel (BrickSpy)

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By in Australia,

this set is so beautiful

however im a little disappointed that it doesn't have nightwing.

sure it has a new robin (inspired from the Arkham city game which looks awesome)
two identical robins have already been released, one of which could have been substituted for this one.

also i would like to see Batgirl done as well

perhaps she and nightwing and coud be released together in a new set, rather than another identical batman and robin.

dont get me wrong the set looks epic and yes i want it, as i am a massive batman nerd.

i am also glad to see its larger than the previous Arkham set (perhaps making up for the much smaller, more expensive batcave) but the exclusion of nightwing has really upset me, but thats just a nightwing fanboy's dreams being ignored again.

in all cant wait for january to buy this set immediately
the fact its a lego exclusive means its gonna be expensive in AUD (Australian dollars)

by far the best looking batman set so far

:)

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By in United States,

Extremely good looking set, and a must have. Lots of villains, exclusive figures(I wish they would have made the Robin a Tim Drake Red Robin figure, that would have been stellar), great vibe and interior, what's not to love? Will buy on sight.

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