LEGO’s esteemed Collectible Minifigures theme returns in 2018 with a sequel to last year’s first Batman Movie Minifigure series with more characters from The LEGO Batman Movie to collect.
Batman Movie Series 2 officially released in early January and like its predecessor features a whopping 20 minifigures to hunt down. When Series 2 was first unveiled, the entire cast of minifigures felt a lot more promising than Series 1, which didn’t quite do it for me.
With less emphasis on fringe DC villains and more slots devoted to the main characters from the movie, I can comfortable say that Series 2 is a blueprint of how to do licensed Collectible Minifigure Series right. It applied a lot of learnings from the Disney Series which is to focus on characters that matter, as well as use the series to highlight some of the zanier alternate costumes and looks from the movie.
If you’d like to check out some of my previous LEGO Minifigure reviews, check out the Minifigure Series Reviews section in the Review Hub. They’re what I would consider my favourite reviews to write and I put in a lot more effort than usual for these reviews 🙂
For those who are newcomers to LEGO’s Collectible Minifigure Series, each minifigure comes in a blind bag, which introduces a sense of “randomness” to what you’ll get. Each blind bag costs AU$5.99 (US$4 in the US and £2.99 and €3.99 respectively). You can find them at your local toy store, or on LEGO.com or even on Amazon.
For large series like these, I recommend not wasting your time (and money) by just buying a full set online. I get mine from Rick James Bricks but if you’re in the US, you can usually get full sets from sellers on Amazon.
Here’s the leaflet included in each blind bag of Batman Movie Series 2. It contains a handy character checklist of all 20 minifigures in one complete set.
On the flip side, we have an ad for the LEGO Batman Movie website, as well as building instructions for 4 of the slightly trickier minifigures and their accessories.
One of the things that makes the LEGO Batman Series 2 extra special is the inclusion of these exclusive baseplates with the Bat-symbol printed on them. LEGO have trotted out printed minifigure baseplates on special series like the recent German Football Team and Team GB Series.
I’m a big fan of these unique baseplates as it strengthens the series’ identity and makes for a cool collectible, and let’s face it, I really don’t need another black baseplate or 20.
LEGO have retained the box breakdown of LEGO Batman Movie Series 2, where you can expect 3 complete sets per box of 60. That means there are 3 of each character in each box, making their rarity equal. Super simple and this is my preferred ratio of minifigures in a box.
3x Hugo Strange
3x Doctor Phosphorus
3x Black Vulcan
3x General Zod
3x Disco Harley Quinn
3x Disco Alfred Pennyworth
3x Apache Chief
3x Clock King
3x Killer Moth
3x Black Canary
3x Bat-Merch Batgirl
3x Wonder Twins Jayna & Zan
3x Vacation Robin
3x Vacation Joker
3x Vacation Batgirl
3x Swimsuit Batman
3x Vacation Alfred Pennyworth
3x Mermaid Batman
If you click the name of each minifigure, you’ll instantly jump to the corresponding minifigure review! For the “feelers out there”, my reviews also contain a “How To Find One” section with actual tips on how you can best identify the minifigs in their blind bags.
If you’re new to my LEGO Minifigure reviews, I use a 5-point scale review scale to rate each minifig. Here’s what the numbers mean!
5/5 – I love it
4/5 – I really like it
3/5 – I like it
2/5 – I don’t like it
1/5 – I didn’t really like it
0/5 – I hate it
Now all the details are out of the way, let’s jump into my review of LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Series 2!
First up, we have Hugo Strange, which as the official character description is one of Batman’s oldest adversaries. In terms of superpowers, Hugo Strange can only rely on his genius-level intellect, which in the world of super heroes, is pretty much a dime a dozen. His brainpower has of course led him to discover Batman’s identity, which is something that not a lot of villains can boast.
His minifigure is a little on the plain side, outfitted like a Mad Scientist. His white labcoat and black boots while ordinary allows you to re-use it for other purposes, which slightly increases its utility. Hugo also comes with 2 Erlenmeyer Flasks with green and purple chemicals, as well as his trademark thick beard that accents his jaw.
I do like his face, with the glasses as it reminds me a lot of Doctor Strangelove, the titular character of one of my favourite movies of all time.
For fans of classic Batman villains, being able to add Hugo Strange to your collections is great, but for regular LEGO fans, he doesn’t really bring much to the table outside of his Mad Scientist persona.
How To Find One: Try feeling for Hugo Strange’s flasks, which feel cone-shaped with an easy-to-identify neck attached to it.
Minifig Rating: 2/5
Doctor Phosphorus comes with two transparent green flames, and which are decent enough accessories. The minifigure design is undoubtedly the highlight, and I especially like just how much detail is packed in, including side, back and arm printing to really show off the skeleton aspect of it.
His pale green colour scheme might seem to suggest that he glows in the dark, but alas, he doesn’t which is a slight disappointment as it would’ve really made him into an exceptional minifigure.
I quite like Doctor Phosphorus thanks to his overall design – even if you aren’t familiar with the character, you can still appreciate a burning, glowing LEGO minifigure that has a visible skeleton. He strikes the perfect balance between being scary, and spooky-looking – really useful for MOCs or scenes that require a burning, spooky skeleton man.
How To Find One: Doctor Phosphorus is a bit hard to find – you’ll have to feel for his flames, which are quite small and don’t have a distinctive shape. They feel flat and they have large, rough edges towards the tip.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Justice League member Black Vulcan™ wields control over electricity in all its forms. He can use lightning as a weapon or blast it from his hands, transform his legs into a lightning bolt to fly, travel super-fast across large distances, and even fluctuate his body’s energy to let him travel through time. He’s also really great to have around when The Flash™ dances too hard and blows out the Fortress of Solitude’s power generator!
So, I honestly thought that Black Vulcan was the same character as Black Lightning as they are both African American superheroes with lightning superpowers. Turns out, they are sort of related as Black Vulcan was created due to a dispute which didn’t allow Black Lightning to be used on the Super Friends TV show. I’m as confused as you.
On to the minifigure, diverse superheroes are always a good thing, and Black Vulcan has a really distinctive look thanks to his contrasting black and yellow colour scheme. I do love the bits of detail such as the V on his chest with an electricity motif, spandex that you’d expect from all superheroes in the 70s.
Black Vulcan utilises a recoloured Flash mask which actually works remarkably well to replicate the character’s look. For accessories he comes with 2 new “lightning bolt” elements which look really cool.
Here’s a look at Black Vulcan’s back printing and unmasked face, which has a black eye-mask under his mask. His face is rather useful as he could pass off as a robber or another black vigilante. I’m a big fan of more options when it comes to skin colour.
One particular flaw is the shoddy printing on Black Vulcan’s mask. As you can see above, the yellow lightning bolts from his ears are most likely sprayed on top of the black base and the colour bleeding is especially obvious in this case.
It just looks cheap and stinks of a China-made knock-off part. It’s a small thing to nitpick, but these things bother me and I expect more of LEGO’s manufacturing processes in 2018.
That said, despite Black Vulcan’s obscure origins, he makes for a pretty distinctive minifigure and is a must-buy for fans of the Super Friends. Black Vulcan isn’t the most electrifying minifig, but he’s a worthy inclusion in this series for DC fans.
How To Find One: Yet another tricky one to find – I’d suggest feeling for his lightning bolts which are long, flat and have a jagged feel. His helmet, with the two lightning bolts is also quite easy to identify as they stick out and have a rubbery feel to them.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Superman’s dad might not be a character you necessarily associate with Batman, but a brief cameo in the movie is all we need to warrant a slot in Batman Movie Series 2, and I couldn’t be any happier. We get the classic version of Jor-El (as opposed to the Russel Crowe Man of Steel version) which looks superb and is one of my favourite minifigs in the series.
This version of Jor-El features the Patriarch of the House of El in his regal white robes. He’s a lot older, sporting white hair with the trademark Superman curl, and a greying beard accompanying a stern expression. I’d say he’s the closet we’ll ever get to Marlon Brando’s portrayal in the 1978 classic.
I really love that the designers gave Jor-El an armour piece, which comes with a special printed 1×1 round tile with the emblem of the House of El aka Superman symbol that’s affixed to the armour piece that first came with Series 7’s Galaxy Patrol, which now comes in a sweet pearl grey colourway.
Beneath his armour, Jor-El has white robes with a strip that runs down the right side of his body featuring some cool geometric designs. The Superman symbol is proudly emblazoned on his chest and he comes with a pale transparent blue crystal piece. The use of the dress slope piece is also a brilliant design call, and adds to his overall look.
Superman fans are bound to be delighted by how well designed Jor-El is and that we now have a more retro version as opposed to the Man of Steel minifig which was kind of plain. This Jor-El oozes so much more character and authority, making it one of my top picks from Batman Movie Series 2.
How To Find One: This one’s an easy one, to find Jor-El just feel for the sloped skirt piece which is large, bulky and has an easily identifiable triangle shape.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Zod has an alternate face with red evil laser eyes, and here, you can also see the symbol of the House of Zod printed on the back of his torso. I’m… not so sure this is the actual emblem of the House of Zod as I recall it looking a lot differently.
Zod comes with a hilarious novelty 2 x 2 tile that will surely delight pun enthusiasts. The headline reads “Kneel Before Zod in polls”. Kneel before Zod is of course one of his most iconic lines, but it’s awesome to see the graphic designers take such punny liberties to make this a memorable and funny accessory.
You can also see here that Zod has silver arm printing on his cuffs and shoulder.
These two go way back.
I’m a big fan of Zod and the throwback to his appearance in the 1978 Superman film. This one just hits all the right spots with being a cool nod to DC fans and being a great, meaningful minifigure to add to my collection at the same time.
How To Find One: With General Zod, you’ll have to feel for his 2 x 2 flat tile, but make sure you don’t confuse him with Jayna who also comes with a tile. The only way to differentiate the two is that Jayna also comes with a 2 x 2 round vinyl tile.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Disco Harley Quinn
Of course it wouldn’t be Harley without her exceptional two-tone hairpiece which has ponytails twisted into curls. It’s literally one of my favourite female hairpieces ever and I will never not be happy to receive. She has a dual-sided face, which has a mischievous wink that perfectly suits her twisted yet cheeky persona.
Here, you can also see the back and arm printing, which is always appreciated.
As if that didn’t make Disco Harley Quinn awesome enough, she also comes with pearl gold and pearl silver rollerskates. They’re really cool and goes well with Harley’s iconic two-tone aesthetic.
Disco Harley Quinn is clearly one of the better minifigs in this series – you’re getting one of the most popular DC anti-heroines in a fun and unique alternate costume. Bonus point: you can also reuse her glitzy disco outfit for party or retro disco scenarios.
How To Find One: Harley is quite easy to find if you just feel for her tutu skirt-piece. It’s large, rigid and feels like a rounded rectangle with ridges. Her rollerskates are also an okay identifier, they’ll feel like the size of 1 x 1 plates that have rough edges.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Disco Alfred Pennyworth
Alfred’s tuxedo also has arm and back printing. He also comes with a bit of fabric that goes in between his legs and torso that’s meant to be his tuxedo’s coattails.
It’s undeniable that this version of Alfred has the highest levels of swag, and like Harley Quinn, it makes for a fun alternate costume as well as an affordable way to get your hands on Alfred without shelling out for a large LEGO Batman Movie set.
How To Find One: The electric guitar is the easiest way to identify Disco Alfred. Try feeling for the long and thin neck which extends into the forked body which also feels like a lumpy X-shaped piece.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Apache Chief is yet another non-white Superhero introduced to make the Super Friends a more diverse bunch. The Native American superhero has a wealth of superpowers including the ability to supersize himself, communicate with animals, tracking and some sort of sixth sense.
LEGO have done yet another great job capturing his cartoon appearance – he has a slightly darker tanned complexion and is attired in a leather vest, loincloth and matching boots. To accessorise, he has a red sash across his waist and red cuffs.
His hairpiece is almost perfect, using a recoloured hairpiece that first appeared with Series 7’s Hippie.
Apache Chief comes with a printed 1 x 3 tile which depicts a funny sequence of photos with Apache Chief raising his arms and being scared off by a monkey. I believe the monkey is a nod to Gleek, the space monkey that accompanies Jayna and Zan. We didn’t get a Gleek monkey accessory in this series which is a bit of a waste, but I’m glad to see LEGO sneak a reference to him somehow.
Honestly, if you didn’t know much about Apache Chief (as I do), he would still be able to pass off as a generic Native American minifigure, which is nice for fans that enjoy collecting minifigures of different ethnic backgrounds. His nougaty skin colour is still relatively uncommon.
Apart from that, unless you’re a hardcore DC fan who’s ecstatic about putting the Super Friends together, Apache Chief won’t turn your world upside down.
How To Find One: To find Apache Chief, try feeling for his 1 x 3 tile – it’s quite long, almost half the length of a standard minifigure to give you a sense of scale.
Minifig Rating: 2/5
To match his overall time-keeping theme, he comes with 2 spears which are meant to represent the minute and hour hands on a clock. As you can see above, nearly no surface of his body isn’t covered in clocks and I can fully appreciate the arm and leg printing on him.
He’s definitely a villain you have to watch out for.
Clock King’s cape is made out of the starchy papery material, which was a small but pleasant surprise as I thought that LEGO had phased out these older-style capes.
The designers have done an exceptional job with the overall design of Clock King. His head is a reprinted Series 11 Gingerbread Man head. One especially ingenious design is that his clock, uh, face is printed on the “back” of the Gingerbreadman’s head. What about the eyes have a slight indent?
The designers very cleverly printed clock gears in them, creating the visual effect of peering through Clock King’s mechanical head. This is utterly brilliant and is quite possibly one of the most creative workarounds of an existing element that has previously only had a very limited use.
I can’t help but love Clock King and how over-the-top and outrageous he is as a minifigure. He’s undoubtedly one of the minifigures to look out for in this series as he embodies the zaniness of campy DC villains in one package.
It’s about time LEGO gave longtime DC fans a chance at owning Clock King, and boy did they get this one right, down to the minute details of the minifigure.
How To Find One: Clock King is really easy to find, just feel for either one of his spears, which are long and have a flat pointy spearhead. You can also try feeling for his head, which is rounded and feels like a flat hockey puck.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
He comes with a pair of orange wings which are also similiar to Bumblebee Girl and are made out of rigid plastic. As you can see there’s also back printing, and print on the side of his legs.
Killer Moth’s accessory is a pearl gold ray gun which first debuted in Series 17’s Retro Spaceman. This pearl gold version is clearly the superior version and is an excellent LEGO accessory to own. It’s by far my favourite thing about Killer Moth.
Here’s a comparison with the Killer Moth minifigure from 75064 which has a custom helmet. I think the masked version is a lot more menacing than the slightly cartoonish version from Batman Series 2. It doesn’t help that he has bright red undies as well to add to the comic factor.
To me, as I don’t have a strong affinity with Killer Moth as a character, I don’t have particularly strong feelings about him as a minifigure. He’s a bit too specific, and colourful to be useful in any other scenarios, and apart from his pearl gold raygun, there’s simply little to no utility with him as a character.
If I didn’t already own a version of him as a minifigure, I’d probably feel a little stronger about him, but as it is, the slight, almost marginal update in his looks doesn’t do much for me. For DC fans, this version is a little easier on the wallets for a Killer Moth minifigure, but that itself isn’t a strong proposition as you can opt for the Mighty Micros version as well.
Killer Moth is one of the weaker minifigs in Batman Movie Series 2 – he feels like a filler, almost unnecessary character and begs the question. Do we really need so many Killer Moth variants?
How To Find One: Killer Moth is relatively easy to find. Just feel for his wings, which are quite large and rigid, with soft curved ends on each wing. The neck clip is also easy to feel for as it sticks out at a very sharp angle from the wings.
Minifig Rating: 1/5
It’s actually surprised me that it’s taken this long for LEGO to produce a Black Canary minifigure, given how important she is to the overall DC mythos. Better late than never and I am personally quite glad that she comes in such an affordable package.
Appearance-wise, Black Canary has a very cohesive look that hearkens to her earlier years. She has long blonde hair, a nonchalant expression and is outfitted in a light blue jacket over a dark blue bodysuit with matching light blue fishnet stockings and dark blue boots. On her neck, she has a choker with a gold stud.
There’s something particularly pleasing about the combination of blue shades against the colour of her skin and blonde hair, netting her high marks in the attractiveness department. She comes with a microphone and mic stand which require a bit of assembly, much more than you’d normally expect from a typical Collectible Minifig accessory.
Where Black Canary really comes into her own is her alternate face which is quite incredible. For those of you unfamiliar with Black Canary’s powers, in addition to her martial arts capabilities, she is able to emit ultrasonic soundwaves to incapacitate her foes, destroy objects through with resonance and even fly via a cool ability called the Canary Cry.
Her alternate face, which has her face belting out a massive high note is all sorts of awesome and is perhaps one of the most unique expressions in LEGO’s entire existence. It was such a nice surprise to get such a remarkable face, and one that matches Black Canary so well.
I really enjoy it when LEGO designers have a little bit of fun with facial expressions. Black Canary’s alternate face is a classic example of how a little bit of humour (that’s thematically accurate!) elevates a good minifigure to great minifigure. It’s the little thing like these that make Black Canary one of the most memorable minifigures in this series
How To Find One: Black Canary’s blind bag is full of different small parts from her mic stand, but the easiest elements to feel for are the short black bar, round dish and maybe even the mic, which has a short, thin handle that’s attached to a roundish bump.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
With the help of the Bat-Merch Gun, Batgirl™ has been covered head-to-toe in collectible Batman™ merchandise. She’s got it all – the ultra-fashionable hoodie, the limited-edition utility belt, and even fistfuls of officially licensed Bat Bucks, accepted at participating stores all across Gotham City. This stuff may not help her fight crime, but it could definitely improve her social media presence!
Bat-Merch Batgirl is one of the costumes that Batgirl fires onto Barbara Gordon as he tries to give her a suitable costume. It’s based on the legions of adoring Batfans, evident by her top which has a large Batman Fan Club design printed on it.
There’s a lot going on with the minifigure, but the most interesting accessory on her is the new hood, which looks like a hoodie thanks to its amorphous shape and pointy ears.
Here’s a closer look at the Bathoodie, and Batgirl’s alternate face which has an angry grimace on it.
I really like her outfit, which draws a lot of inspiration from streetwear. Typical of streetwear where logos and typography statements are especially prevalent, we get the same treatment here, with #1 Batfan running down one sleeve, and her left leg. There are also twin yellow lines running down the opposite sides that’s very Adidas-esque.
She also comes with a utility belt and two printed Bat-dollar tiles. I’ll never turn down more Bat-paraphernalia and am a big fan of the Bat-currency.
I really like Bat-Merch Batgirl – she oozes character and fun and fits in really well with LEGO Batman’s overinflated sense of ego and worth. Her great design, Bat-hoodie and Bat-bucks make for a great minifigure that makes you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth with a minifig.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the two 2 x 1 tiles which are exclusive to Bat-Merch Batgirl. You can also try feeling for her Bat-hoodie which feels hard, lumpy with two sharp prongs sticking out the top.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Wonder Twins Jayna and Zan
Like her brother Zan™, Jayna™ is a teenager from the world of Exxor. When she makes contact with Zan and they both say, “Wonder Twin powers activate!”, she can take the shape of any kind of animal she can name, including alien monsters and mythological creatures. Jayna is a big fan of Earth culture, although her musical tastes are stuck in the seventies. Hey, it was a popular style back on Exxor!
Zan and Jayna are the Wonder Twins, two young alien recruits from the Super Friends series. I decided to condense both their reviews together as they’re twins and makes a bit more sense than having a section devoted to each one.
As twins from the planet Exxor, they have near-identical outfits which are purple with yellow accents. They have unique emblems on their chest, Jayna has a stylized “J” on hers, whereas Zan has a srtylised “Z” on his. They both have a fabric collar to complete their outfits.
Jayna and Zan come with identical harpieces with Elven ears which are always neat to have. For accessories, Jayna comes with a printed tile of an album cover with 24 Party Songs as well as a printed vinyl round tile.
Zan on the other hand has a bucket with a transparent blue 1 x 1 round tile. Upon closer inspection of the tile, you’ll see what it has a face printed on it! That’s a reference to Zan’s powers, where he can transform into any form as long as it’s water, ice or steam-based. Really cool and totally unexpected.
With Jayna and Zan, you can finally complete the Super Friends lineup, which is really only missing Samurai. A glaring omission with the Wonder Twins is the absence of Gleek, their pet space-monkey.
It’s pretty clear that the Super Friends minifigures (Black Vulcan, Jayna, Zan and Apache Chief) are perfect accompaniments to the Justice League Anniversary Party set especially Jayna who has some extra records to spin on the DJ deck.
I quite like the Wonder Twins as they both appeal to the DC completionist in me. They’re also unique and obscure enough that you’d be hard pressed to see them in any other LEGO DC Super Heroes set, which is why I’m glad they made the cut in this series.
How To Find Jayna: Try feeling for both the flat 2 x 2 tile and 2 x 2 round tile. Be careful to not confuse her for Zod who also has a 2 x 2 tile.
How To Find Zan: Zan’s a bit easier, just find the bucket which feels like a thimble.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
You could break up Batman Movie Series 2 into a few separate mini-themes with the Super Friends, Disco Friends and Family minifigs and lastly a Beach Vacation sub-theme that expands on Vacation Batman in Series 1.
Vacation Robin is a fun summery take with Dick Grayson in beachwear. He comes with his trademark bug-eyed glasses/hairpiece combo and with it, a fresh Hawaiian shirt with adorable little robins printed across it. He has green board shorts which combined with his red and yellow shirt contain all the primary colours that you’d associate with the Boy Wonder.
Here’s a look at Robin’s face beneath his hairpiece, as well as back printing.
One of the cooler details on Vacation Robin is the Robin symbol printed on his board shorts.
I like Vacation Robin, mostly because of his Robin-print shirt, which can be easily re-used for other minifigures. Accessories-wise, apart from the boombox, I would’ve liked to have gotten some more exclusive accessories, but for what it is, Vacation Robin is a fun addition to the overall LEGO Batman Movie universe.
How To Find One: Vacation Robin’s easiest identifier is his boombox, which feels like a 1 x 3 brick with a small hump in the middle for its handle.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Vacation Joker is packed with plenty of little details such as an alternate face with a big toothy grin, prints on his arms featuring card suites as well as back printing.
So what really endears me to Vacation Joker is the reference to The Killing Joke, a one-shot graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland that is arguably the greatest Joker story ever told. I personally am a big fan of the comic book for its dark themes and visceral exploration of the Clown Prince of Crime’s psyche.
I won’t spoil it for you, but in the book, he shows up to Barbara Gordon’s apartment with a camera and a Hawaiian shirt. Vacation Joker’s shirt design is an homage to this particular frame from The Killing Joke.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading the comic book – it’s an amazing look into not only The Joker, but his epic, titanic struggle against Batman.
So the coolest accessory is undoubtedly his lime green rubber duckie float which is a recoloured version of the one that came with Vacation Batman from Series 1. The Joker’s version has a moon-shaped green bit on the duck’s forehead, which I think is supposed to be hair and a crude purple patch.
It’s a really cute accessory, and I do like the juxtaposition of the Joker’s vs Batman’s float. You can really imagine them squabbling in a pool together with their floats.
Overall, I’m very happy with Vacation Joker thanks to its great design and reference to one of my favourite Joker stories ever.
How To Find One: The float is extremely easy to feel for. It’s very large, and has a rigid feel to it so you can’t quite miss it. The rounded curves and the square indent in the middle should make it very easy to identify as well as the duck head that sticks out
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Continuing the Beach theme, we have Vacation Batgirl ready to hit the surf with her custom Bat-surfboard. She’s dressed in a purple wetsuit and retains her cowl and utility belt.
Here’s a better look at the Surfboard, which comes in yellow for the first time and features a purple Batsymbol printed on it, which is really nice.
And here’s a better look at the back printing – I really like the yellow zip. Count on Batgirl to ensure that her surfwear is colour coordinated with her Batgirl costume. You can also see her ponytail that’s attached to her cowl.
From the Vacation Batfamily minifigures, Batgirl isn’t the most exciting as she really doesn’t bring anything new or unique to the table except for her Surfboard, but it’s an all-around decent minifigure and fits in well with the others. She’s just a little boring as is.
How To Find One: Batgirl should be really easy to feel for thanks to her surfboard which is by far the second largest accessory in the series (after the dolphin). It feels like a long, narrow board which curvy edges that narrow towards the tip.
Minifig Rating: 2/5
It’s no surprise, but thanks to Swimsuit Batman, we now know that Batman is JACKED. Swimsuit Batman is technically part of the Vacation sub-theme in Series 2, but they had to differentiate him from Series 1’s Vacation Batman somehow. I think it’s awesome to get Batman in a speedo, which has gold trim and a small Batsymbol printed on the waistband.
He comes with the same cowl as Vacation Batman, which has a pair of goggles fused into the headgear, which is cool to see again. For accessories, he comes with a red lifeguard float. The great thing about Swimsuit Batman is that he comes with a Dolphin!
The dolphin is of the non-Friends variety so it doesn’t have eyes which large cartoonish eyes and I believe is the same one from the Fun At The Beach set. Really stoked about this as I’m a big fan of LEGO animals, and getting a dolphin, which is a pretty significantly big animal in a minifigure blind bag is amazing value.
Here’s a look at the dolphin from another angle, back printing which has some muscle definition, as well as Batman’s face under the cowl.
While Swimsuit Batman isn’t the most exciting minifigure, I cannot overstate how much value is contained in the set. I’m particularly pleased with the dolphin, as well as the umm, naked torso which I’m very sure will come in handy for custom minifigure creations.
Even at full price, this is still fantastic value and I can definitely see myself amassing a bunch of these, especially when they go on sale, or from Kmart.
How To Find One: Swimsuit Batman is really easy to feel for, just look for the dolphin which is really huge and has a forked tail, as well as fins that stick out from the body.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Vacation Alfred Pennyworth
Rounding up the Beach Bat-family is Vacation Alfred, who’s dressed a little more modestly for the beach in a vintage swimming suit. It’s either Alfred being old, or that he’s super particular about sun protection and not getting too burnt while at the beach.
I quite like the retro swimsuit, which has horizontal stripes across it and can be re-used for other minifigures relatively easy as there aren’t any printed details that suggests it belongs in the Batman universe. For accessories, Alfred comes with his trademark formal collar. It’s good to know what Alfred always aims to look distinguished even at the beach.
He has a glass with a cherry in it, which I’m guessing is some sort of cocktail. Alfred totally deserves to kick back at the beach and enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage after having to constantly clean up after Master Bruce.
Here’s a look the back, arm and leg printing which just has more stripes.
Like Vacation Batgirl, Alfred suffers from not being interesting or unique enough, but at the very least, his retro swimsuit has a bit more utility than Batgirl’s Bat-wetsuit.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the glass, which has an inverse cone-shaped top, which extends into a narrow stem before expanding out again with the base.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
It’s really great to see this piece make a return, and I do like the silver scales on it. As you can see, the tailfins fit snugly over studs, allowing him to be fastened to the baseplate.
Here’s a look at Mermaid Batman’s face beneath the cowl, as well as his back printing.
Mermaid Batman is so ridiculous that it’s easily my favourite minifigure from LEGO Batman Movie Series 2. It’s just so outlandish that I can’t help but love it, and yes, I’m still super tickled by the seashells over his nips.
Lastly, here’s Mermaid Batman getting all the ladies, because he’s smooth like that. There ain’t no more fish in the sea, because Mermaid Batman has lured them all in with his confidence and charm.
How To Find One: Mermaid Batman’s fin-piece is easy to find as it’s quite large and thick. Try feeling for the fins at the end to confirm it, but it shouldn’t be too hard to identify due to its size. Additionally, you can also feel for the trident with its 3-pronged end.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Series 2 is 100% stronger offering that its predecessor. LEGO have done a much better job this time, dialing down the obscure villains and novelty Batcostumes and introduced a much more balanced lineup of main characters, obscure DC super heroes and Disco Friends and Family minifigs.
I also like the presence of mini sub-themes within this series, such as the Vacation Batfamily, Super Friends and characters from the movie that didn’t show up in sets. It just feels like a more well-rounded range of characters, with a lot more “heavy hitters” and significant characters from the DC universe such as Jor-El and General Zod.
The villains are also a lot more varied this time around, and I actually care about them unlike the first series. LEGO Batman Series 2 also feels more like a DC Comics series, as opposed to a Batman series thanks to the diverse range of characters.
For fans of the LEGO Batman Movie and DC Comics, Series 2 is undoubtedly very enjoyable but for regular LEGO Minifigures fans, it doesn’t serve as an adequate replacement for the core numbered series.
If I were to rank my top 5 minifigures for this series, they’d be:
- Mermaid Batman
- Clock King
- Vacation Joker
- Black Canary
So that’s it! Hope you enjoyed my review of The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures Series 2! Have you added any of these characters to your collection? Let me know what you thought of the series and what are your favourites from the Series in the comments!
Thanks for reading!