UPDATE: I’ve completed my review of LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Series 2! Check it out to see what I thought of each minifigure and for more photos!
Early this morning, LEGO officially announced Series 2 of the LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures, which for all intents and purposes is pretty much a glorified DC Comics Minifigure Series, with a few splashes of actual LEGO Batman Movie references.
Like the first LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Series, Series 2 will once again feature 20 minifigures to collect and will have a release date of 1 January 2018. Like all minifigure series, they’ll likely retail for US$3.99, AU$5.99, £2.99 and €3.99.
If you’ve read my review of the first Series, I wasn’t that big a fan of the Series as it felt bloated with a lot of fringe, obscure characters which were great for DC fans, but kind of missed the mark for everybody else. I say that as a big DC Comics fan, but an even bigger LEGO Minifigures fan.
Series 2 seems quite promising in the sense that they’ve toned down the obscure characters, and fleshed it out with more well-known DC staples like Black Canary, Zod and Jor-El.
Fans of obscure DC Villains aren’t left out as we get the likes of Clock King and Doctor Phosphorus, but also some solid additions such as Hugo Strange.
Until the official minifigure checklist is available, here’s a handy graphic I made which has all the character names from LEGO Batman Movie Series 2 for your reference.
Official minifigure names aren’t available yet, so I’ve made some of these up (especially the Beach Bat-family), so don’t hold me to them!
Here’s a complete list of minifigures:
- Beach Batman
- Beach Batgirl
- Beach Robin
- Beach Alfred
- Beach Joker
- Black Canary
- Disco Alfred
- Disco Harley Quinn
- Mermaid Batman
- Batfan Batgirl
- Apache Chief
- Jayna (of the Wonder Twins)
- Zan (of the Wonder Twins)
- General Zod
- Black Vulcan
- Hugo Strange
- Killer Moth
- Doctor Phosphorus
- Clock King
There are some really cool Easter eggs hidden in Series 2. My favourites so far have to be the “Kneel before Zod in polls” newspaper tile, as well as Beach Joker’s obvious reference to The Killing Joke, where the Joker wears a similar tropical shirt when he visits the Gordons. The camera is also another reference to what is probably the most disturbing plot point in DC history…
Larger images of LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures below for your viewing pleasure.
So yeah, I’m a bit happier with Series 2 than I am with the first one as it has a much beefier line-up of interesting and memorable characters.
I still don’t quite like the 20-character formats as it’s incredibly expensive to collect them all and to be honest, I don’t think the LEGO Batman Movie will be all that relevant in 2018, given that the movie failed to capture everyone’s imaginations like The LEGO Movie did.
I would’ve much preferred a core Minifigure series, but hey, I guess this shows that LEGO were really banking hard on The LEGO Batman Movie to be a continued success. I’ll just pretend that this is a DC Comics minifgure series, which should soothe the pain of disappointment.
My early favourites, just by looking at the photos are Mermaid Batman, Clock King, Beach Joker, Jor-El, General Zod and both Disco Alfred and Harley Quinn.
Let me know in the comments if you’re excited about this Series, and which character you’re looking forward to the most!
Disco Harley Quinn