• The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

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    The Best Batmobile for this Scale

    Written by (AFOL) in Brazil,

    This set is just awesome, for me is the best batman one so far; it got a very nice batmobile, witch is at same time classic and modern and the desing is beautiful. It comes with the black suit batman, witch is the best one in my opinion, also come with a bat-rang and a extra one.
    The Two-Face is 1 feature i did not like so much as the old one; i wish it still was black/white and not purple/orange, but anyawy its nice. The two-face henchman vehicle is very cool even been that colored...
    The safe is very nice, i love it. The bank is ok too, quite elegant.
    But the Batmobile is worth the HOLE cash value of this set, thats why i gave best rate possible, i just LOVE this batmobile lol

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  • The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

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    The Perfect Set

    Written by (AFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in United States,

    First off late me say that I am an enormous Batman fan. As a hardcore fan, I felt that the previous incarnation of the Batmobile was poor and rather unfaithful to the source material. The missle in the front was pointless and made the vehicle look obscene (if you know what I mean). The front was poor, but the back half was very well designed and was rather innovative. The same can be said for this batmobile. This set is superb in every way possible. It is perfectly sized and fits nicely in the new batcave. Also, the front looks awesome and the set maintains a streamline design without looking stretched out or elongated like the last one. The boosters look great and the idea to color the interior red was a nice idea. It is a unique design altogether and can best be compared to the earlier Tim Burton films. Now on to two-faces vehicle. It is fantastic, if not ridiculous. Its got a crane, a gatling gun, and missles! That's just awesome. The truck is perfectly symetrical and does justice to both the Tim Burton films and the animated series. It is far superior to the original armored car, which was cramped and overly blocky. Overall, this set's greatest achievement is the inclusion of a bank. This bank looks like something from Gotham and gives the set a conflict and an enormous playability factor. It does what most "chase" sets fail to do: give them a start and general meaning. Where did the money come from? Didn't the cops try to stop him? This set answers these questions and, for that earns a perfect score. The minifigs are phenomenal by the way. Batman is awesome and is truly an amazing fig. The thugs are cool and match with two face well. They look like idiots and the perfect stereotype for henchmen. Two-face himself is awesome. His body is symetrical and, of course, you gotta love that hair. I'm not crazy about his suit, but oh well. I loved the original two-face fig, but this version is much more detailed and fits better in the more lighthearted batman sets. The cop is cool and fits well. Overall, this set is a real winner and truly a must-buy. Yes it is expensive and for the price you dont get anything big. You do, however, get a superb, well designed piece of art that will please any Batman fan.  

    5 out of 7 people thought this review was helpful.

  • The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

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    No escape for Two Face..

    Written by (AFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in United States,

    This is the most expensive sets for the Super Heroes Theme as of now, right of the bat I'll say this is worth the wait, worth the search, and worth the money. I got this at our local Fred Meyer here in the SW, awesome that price was not pumped up like in TRU, and I even had a 10% off as this local store has pre-christmas sale going on.

    This set has two instructions, first one was for the Batmobile alone. Second instruction was for the Two Face Monster Truck and the Bank. I had the 2006 Batman/Two Face chase and would say that the size of the Batmobile is nearly the same. On this set though I thought the Batmobile was way better. Midway on the build I can tell that the Batmobile was very very sturdy and strong. Im very happy as well that there was little sticker on the Batmobile. The flick missile at the back was alright, perfect size for the vehicle I think. Would have been better I think if the batwing on the mobile is a bit more smaller. It seemed the wing is actually too big, althought this element had been used in previous sets. I love the booster flames, and how they just put in two flames while two other booster exhaust is not flamed up. Flame size is perfect for the set as to the small flames lego regularly uses. In my opinion the Batmobile rim would look better if its black or darker color other than the yellow. On set 7781 the batmobile rim has dull gold color which is alright, but not like the yellow on this set. I am a big comic fan and have not seen any Batmobile with yellow rim... or I maybe wrong though. Other than these I thought the Batmobile is awesome.

    The Two Face Monster Truck is awesome as well. When I opened the bag and looked at the pieces I thought I dont see the Monster truck being build by just this amount of bricks, well I was dead wrong I guess. Color scheme on the truck is fantastic, though more sticker on this vehicle its reasonable as its hard to have some bricks colored half and half like the hood of the truck. Side rockets and gatling gun are fantastic armaments to do battle with Batman. Im glad Two Face actually have Two henchman, each is very different from the other. Yes torso print are the same but minifigure face extremely differ as one have goggles while the other have more facial hair. The Truck only have one seat for the driver, but Two Face can stand by the driver while the other henchman have another seat at the back to operate the crane to haul in the vault.

    The mini Bank is great, even have one guard to add to the playability of this set. Build of the bank is nothing special, but the gimick when the vault is jacked is very nice though simple and have been used a lot already. Actual vault was nicely built and essential to the scene that will be played out for this set. All in all this is a very very awesome set. Playability is awesome as well. Guaranteed worth your money when purchased. Another special feature of this set is the FREE brick separator. Oh and its not the old brick separater, but rather the new orange one as seen in this bricklink link :D

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=630-3

    So go and get this set and complete your Super Heroes theme. Be it to complete the theme or not, this set alone is worth buying.

    11 out of 12 people thought this review was helpful.

  • The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

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    The second incarnation of Batman vs. Two-Face does not disappoint

    Written by (TFOL) in United States,

    This is the first LEGO set that I've purchased in a while, and my first set of the Batman theme[from the earlier series or from the new Super Heroes line] as a whole. I can say, for certain, that I wasn't disappointed. At first I was a little bit hesitant, seeing as this version was $20 more expensive than its predecessor, 7781-1 The Batmobile: Two Face's Escape, because I essentially saw the same thing - two vehicles, one for Batman and one for the villain, and a side feature[in this case the bank as opposed to the lamp-post in 7781-1. But I can say for certain that I was not disappointed at all, and this tops 7781-1 by far.

    Box/Instructions

    The box art was what attracted me to this set in the first place. It showcases Two Face's orange and purple truck blasting past the bank, the safe getting caught up by the truck's crane as the window of the bank blasts out, sending dollar bills flying everywhere. The security guard frantically chases after the one henchman, who is seemingly left behind by his compatriot and his boss, Two-Face. The Batman is right there to thwart Two-Face's plans, though, and fires a flick-fire missile from the back of the Batmobile as he veers towards the villain's truck at an intersection. The back of the box showcases all the features of the set, including the flick fire missiles, Two Face's truck's crane, and the exploding wall of the safe.

    Inside the box are four bags, two instruction booklets, and a page of stickers. One of the booklets is dedicated to the Batmobile, and the other for Two Face's truck and the bank. Two of the bags are for Batman and the Batmobile, the third for Two Face and his henchmen as well as his truck, and the other for the security guard and the bank. The instruction booklets very clearly explain each of the steps, as should be expected from any LEGO instruction booklet.

    Parts

    I was rather disappointed to find none of the submachine-guns that frequently accompanied the previous Batman line's villains and henchmen, but there are still some nice accessories, such as one of the new crowbars and two coins for Two-Face to flip around and decide his fate. Both are identical, and printed on them appears to be a girl with her hair put up in a high ponytail. Two-Face is able to hold it in his hand, unfortunately, it can't be placed on top.

    The Batmobile doesn't have any especially unique parts, but it does have a great cockpit canopy, useful flame pieces from the exhaust, and the 'fins' on the back of the Batmobile are definitely useful for MOCing. There are also a lot of curvy block pieces used to make up the front and back detailing of the Batmobile.

    Two Face's truck has a pretty good array of parts in orange and purple to match his suit and henchmen, as well as four binoculars that make up the gatling gun on the left side of the truck.

    The bank has loads of beige-ish pieces, including 1x1 cylinders and some 2x1 curvy blocks. There's also a nice door piece and two window panes with frames.

    The build

    I thought that The Batmobile had an unusually blocky skeleton, compared to some of the recent LEGO cars that have come out recently. It was a build that wouldn't give any real difficulty to a basic builder, and could be knocked out in, I suppose, half an hour at the least. The only real part I personally had trouble with was the flick-fire missile holder in the back, which required pushing a single red Technic pin all the way through a piece. It definitely hurts your thumbs if you're trying to do it that way, but I found that pushing it through with a pen was able to do the job.

    There was nothing special or difficult about the build of Two Face's truck either. The same deal, as described earlier, with the Batmobile.

    The bank's build consisted mainly of stacking several layers of 1x1 cylinders and 2x1 cylindrical blocks to make the walls. A simple and nondescript build.

    Minifigures

    There's nothing incredibly new about the version of Batman in this set. He's got his regular black pants, arms, hands, and muscle-printed back and front. Compared to the older versions, the belt is slightly more detailed around the buckle, adding a couple extra lines. His head looks like a good representation of an aging crimefighter like himself, one side featuring a neutral, rather grim expression and some lines for his cheeks. The other side features a more cocky look. As you probably know, there's a white band on the front of each side of his head, so that when you put his mask on there will be white eyeholes. It's not something that you can cover up with a hairpiece, but I suppose it could pass as a bandage. A guy like Batman is bound to get plenty of injuries with his job.

    Two-Face has an all new body, pants, and face, but his hair is the same mold from the Two-Face of the 2006 line. The head is much more detailed, one side showing the good-natured Harvey Kent and the other the disfigured, evil side of Two-Face, with an empty eye socket and a snarling smile. Great figure, although his old hairpiece doesn't exactly fit with the color scheme of his new suit.

    The henchmen have new bodies - and faces as far as I know - too. Each has on a grey sweatshirt underneath a orange-and-purple zippered jacket. Each has a unique face. One has a sly smile, goatee, and a pair of purple-rimmed sunglasses. The other has a pair of angry eyebrows and a growl for a smile, with a scar just next to his left eye.

    The Henchmen and Two Face have slightly different creases in their shirts for back prints.

    The completed model

    All of the sections of the set look pretty cool once finished. The Batmobile was a pretty sleek and slender feel for a LEGO vehicle - I think if it were just a bit longer in the midsection it would have been a perfect representation.

    Two Face's truck, of course, is the part of the set that has the most personality. Decked out in the classic purple-and orange decor of Two Face from Bob Kane's early Batman comics, it was a definitely a major selling part of the set for me. There's a nice armament on each side of the truck - on the right, a harness with a pair of flick-fire missiles, and on the left side, a gatling gun, though it doesn't serve any functioning play purpose, you can easily imagine a torrent of bullets streaming out of it, intent on stopping the Batman right in his tracks.

    I love the bank. It looks something that would come right out of any modern big city, and would fit in perfect with any City diorama. There's just enough room inside so that you could have a couple of civillians standing around with the security guard behind the desk, but not much else. Above the door is a stickered sign that says "BANK." Both of the window panes have a sticker on them with a dollar sign. In the left wall on the outside of the bank is a little mechanism so that you can blow out the windows of the bank. From the inside, the mechanism isn't incredibly noticeable.

    Summary

    An excellent set for those just getting into the Superheroes line. Cool vehicles, uncomplicated build, and a good amount of play features, as well as some great minifigures. I recommend it.

    5 out of 6 people thought this review was helpful.

  • The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

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    Amazing Batman Set

    Written by (AFOL) in United Kingdom,

    This set was one of the first large sets I bought since deciding to start collecting Lego once again, and for me it was a no-brainer being a diehard Batman fan.

    The set comes in 4 bags and the instructions are in 2 books, and you also get a comic in with it featuring characters from DC Superheroes series of models.

    The first 2 bags deal with Batman and the Batmobile. The Batman minifigure is black suited and has a Baterang accessory. The Batmobile was fun to build, although I was disappointed to find there was a piece missing in the set (luckily it was an "internal" piece so it cannot be seen and I was able to complete the model) although I have contacted Lego and they are shipping the piece out for me. Once I'd completed the Batmobile, I thought it looked pretty good, a sleek, long beautiful car which is to be expected from Batman.

    The next model was Two-Faces' pickup, which was easy to construct and quiet garish along with the figures outfits. The Orange/Purple combination reminded me of the Two-Face from Batman Forever, which in some ways was a nice nostaglic touch and also quite eyecatching.

    The final bag was a bank, with a "collapsing" window and removable safe. The safe looked pretty good, and I think the window could be fiddly for kids to put bank in place, but despite that I think it looked pretty good, and the security guard minifigure was good too arned with his handcuffs and radio.

    Overall, I really like this set, especially the Batmobile.

    2 out of 4 people thought this review was helpful.