Without super powers to rely on, Batman must instead be equipped with gadgets and vehicles in preparation for every eventuality. Thankfully, billionaire Bruce Wayne can comfortably afford such luxuries and the Batcave therefore houses a selection of remarkably specialised equipment.
This includes 70918 The Bat-Dune Buggy which is designed for off-road pursuit where larger and more heavily armoured vehicles might not suit the terrain. The dune buggy looks marvellous in official images and I have been looking forward to building it. However, the exclusive Captain Boomerang minifigure appears to be the highlight of this set, taking inspiration from his original Flash #117 design!
LEGO Ideas is holding another competition this month with the prize being, among other things, the opportunity to have your submission turned into a gift with purchase set:
"We’re looking for the next exclusive LEGO Gift with Purchase set, for our LEGO Stores, LEGOLAND, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers as well as Shop.LEGO.com. We need your help. Show us your best small and mid-sized space designs in this contest and your entry has the opportunity to be adapted into a Gift with Purchase set in 2019!
Effective armies within the Star Wars universe are often diverse, consisting of many different kinds of troops who occupy various roles. Star Wars: The Last Jedi introduced a few of these specialised units within the First Order army, some of whom appear in 75197 First Order Specialists Battle Pack.
Only a couple of years have passed since the Sequel Trilogy began and we have already seen two Battle Packs focused upon the First Order. Those previous sets were both excellent so I have high expectations for this one, especially since the price in the UK has increased to £12.99 while the US price of $14.99 remains the same.
Batman has developed an unparalleled rogues gallery over the last several decades and some of his adversaries are almost as popular as the Caped Crusader himself. However, not every villain enjoys such an illustrious reputation.
70920 Egghead Mech Food Fight includes two such lesser known characters, Egghead and the Condiment King. Both villains are fairly obscure but appeared in The LEGO Batman Movie along with most of Batman's other enemies. I have therefore been looking forward to building this set very much indeed, not only because it features such unusual minifigures but also due to the impressive design and delightfully consistent theming of Egghead's bizarre mech!