I thought it’d never happen, but LEGO and DC have done what most considered impossible, given us an entire Collectible Minifigure series featuring major characters from the DC Comics archive.
With 16 DC characters to collect, LEGO faces a pretty unique challenge with this minifigure series – with a well-established DC Comics theme already, and many iterations of some of their major characters like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman having existed as minifigures already.
In spite of that, I think LEGO and the DC Comics theme have done a pretty good job with this series, with a great lineup of iconic characters, obscure characters, as well as long-requested for superheroes like Jay Garrick.
Here’s a look at the blind bags, which are black in colour, allowing the brightly coloured heroes to pop against the dark background.
Each blind bag costs AU$5.99 (US$4.99 in the US and £3.49 and €3.99 respectively). In the US and UK, you may notice a slight price increase (they used to be US$4 and £2.99). Thankfully, the price is unchanged here in Australia.
For nearly every Series, I always recommend not wasting time by feeling up countless bags to collect a whole set (unless you really enjoy it) and just purchase a complete set (or box!) online.
Here’s the box breakdown of the DC Super Heroes Minifigures Series. Thankfully, we get three complete sets per box!
5x The Flash (Jay Garrick)
4x Wonder Woman
4x Green Lantern
3x Mister Miracle
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 the DC Super Heroes Minifigures Series!
Aquaman is no stranger to the DC Comics universe, having turned his fish-talking image around to blockbuster darling thanks to James Wan and Jason Momoa’s film, which took over $1 billion at the global box office.
Arthur Curry aka King of Atlantis, is one of the founding members of the Justice League, and while he has made many appearances in other LEGO sets, this version
This version of Aquaman is based off the Aquaman 45 cover, which depicts Arthur Curry with armour across his right arm and chest, and of course a golden hook in place of his left hand.
How’d Aquaman lose his hand? It’s pretty gruesome – he lost his ability to communicate with fish, and his hand got chomped off by a bunch of Piranhas.
This led to him having an identity crisis, growing out a beard and going all-bad ass. The LEGO hook hand is really cool, and also remarkably accurate to the Aquaman 45 cover.
In fact, I loved how this is basically a perfect homage to the cover, down to his pants, and A-buckle on his belt.
The details on Aquaman are great, and I love seeing high quality arm and leg printing. The pale green fish accessory is just okay – not too exciting but it is the first time its appeared in this colour.
For Aquaman fans, this version is a great addition to your collection, and a very nice homage to an iconic storyline from the 1990s Aquaman.
I only wish his accessory was a bit more interesting than a fish – a harpoon would’ve been nice, but it seems like the designers really wanted us to focus on his shiny new hook hand.
How To Find One: Try feeling for the fish, especially the narrow but between its body and tail. Aquaman’s hairpiece is also quite large, and has two sharp pieces in the front, but to be safe, confirm with the fish.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Like Aquaman, the Joker is also a member of the billion dollar box office club, with Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of Batman’s nemesis catapulting the Clown Prince of Crime’s profile to even greater heights.
Keen comic book fans will instantly recognise this Joker costume from The Dark Knight Returns which is widely considered as one of the greatest Batman stories of all time.
Joker is dressed in a crisp white suit, with a lilac shirt. He has lime green hair, and his trademark grin across his white face.
It’s specifically a reference to this sinister panel from The Dark Knight Returns, where the Joker and his goons poison a bunch of kids with cotton candy.
Here’s a look at his back printing.
The Joker Card tile is a pretty neat accessory and I like the Joker’s side profile printed on it.
As a big DC Comics fan, when I saw the Joker, I was ecstatic with the reference to The Dark Knight Returns.
I feel like outside of Batman, the Joker would be have the second most appearances as a LEGO minifigure, and referencing iconic costumes like this is a pretty smart way to keep things fresh, and make this one a pretty collectable minifigure.
How To Find One: The Joker’s cotton candy piece is the easiest to find thanks to the curved ridges across the outside, and a big hollow section on the widest end. Alternatively, feel for the 2×1 tile which is unique to The Joker.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
The Flash (Jay Garrick)
FINALLY. A Jay Garrick Flash minifigure. The Flash is my favourite character, and I love all types of speedsters in the multiverse, but Jay Garrick has been one of the Flashes that have long eluded DC fans.
I’ve always been very fond of Jay Garrick, mostly because we share the same first name, but also because of his awesome helmet.
It’s been a long wait, but it’s worth it thanks to the design, which they’ve nailed thanks to the inclusion of Jay Garrick’s iconic metallic winged helmet.
Jay’s helmet design is this close to being perfect – it would be so great if it were chromed in some way, but I’m not complaining. Not after waiting so long.
For dramatic effect, Jay also comes with neck brackets with two Speedforce thunderbolts to make it look like Jay is running at the speed of light.
I really like the wings on his ankles, which is a great little touch.
I’m not 100% sure what this version of Jay Garrick is based off, and after a ton of Googling, it seems like its an homage to Jay Garrick’s Smallville appearance as it’s the closest outfit.
I’m really happy with the Jay Garrick Flash, and it’s been a long-time coming, so I won’t be surprised if this is one of the most popular characters in this series.
How To Find One: Try feeling for Jay’s helmet, which has a large brim, and and a relatively low dome. You should also be able to feel the wings break up the shape of the brim.
Minifig Rating: 5/5
Wonder Woman is considered one of the pillars of DC Comics, and is part of the DC Trinity with Superman and Batman. She’s made countless appearances, including in a set from her solo movie.
This particular version is an especially important one – paying homage to her costume from her first appearance in All Star Comics #8.
Wonder Woman’s American origins are on full display with her star spangled skirt, and golden eagle on her chest.
Small touches such as the y-shaped lines on her boots make this nod to her comic first appearance all the more accurate.
Here’s a look at her back printing and her alternate face, which has a bit of an angry expression.
She comes equipped with her Lasso of Truth – if you’re a fan of DC Super Heroes, you probably have like a dozen of these lassos by now!
A character’s first comic appearance is a momentous slice of history, and for a character as iconic as Wonder Woman, it makes it all the more special, so for DC fans, I can’t think of a greater version of this minifig to honour Diana of Themyscira.
How To Find One: Try feeling for Wonder Woman’s skirt piece, which has a large distinct wobbly bowl-like shape, and is hard and rigid. The lasso might be a bit hard to feel for as it’s quite small, but its thin rubbery shape could help you confirm it.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Following on from Wonder Woman is one of her archenemies, Cheetah! This minifigure depicts the Priscilla Rich Cheetah from the Golden and Silver Age.
She comes with a money bag accessory – a green sack with a dollar sign printed on it. Green is a fairly new colour for these sacks, as the only other set with a green sack is the employee exclusive Christmas X-Wing.
As far as I know, this is the first time that the sack has been printed on, suggesting that LEGO can do much more with the design of the sacks than we otherwise knew.
The printing on the Cheetah minifigure is exceptional, with the Cheetah spots being present across her entire body, arms, legs and even tail, with the exception of the sides of her torso, and back of her legs which LEGO can’t quite print yet.
But spots everywhere, including on the tail make for a great minifigure.
Cheetah also makes for a great generic Cheetah Suit minifigure as she doesn’t really have anything on her that screams SUPERVILLAIN.
How To Find One: Try feeling for her sack, which has a small thin handle on one end. Alternatively, her headpiece, which is rounded with small bumps for her ears is also quite easy to identify.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Another exciting character that makes her LEGO minifigures debut is Courtney White, who’s better known as Stargirl from the Justice Society of America.
Stargirl is a regular high schooler who discovers a Cosmic Staff and the costume of Starman. Stargirl has no powers, but upon wielding the Cosmic Staff, she gains the power of flight, energy manipulation and the ability to shoot energy blasts out of it
The timing of Stargirl’s minifigure couldn’t be better, with the upcoming DC Universe Television series which will premiere in Spring 2020 (Northern Hemisphere). It looks really good, with a stacked cast, and this can only be great for raising Stargirl’s profile.
Stargirl’s costume is on-point, with stars her arms, and detailed back printing.
The Cosmic Staff features an opalescent handle, with a shape that matches the comic book Staff to a tee.
It’s always a great occasion when we get a new DC character, and for such a cool superhero like Stargirl, it makes it doubly so.
How To Find One: Try feeling for Stargirl’s staff, especially the rod which is exclusive to her.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
To keep things fresh, this version of the Man of Steel sees him in his Rebirth suit, which is widely considered one of the best modern interpretation of his suit.
Taking cues from Henry Cavill’s DC Extended Universe clean, seamless, red underpants-less blue suit, the Rebirth suit effortlessly combines the elements from Superman’s classic costume and modern sensibilities.
Here’s a look at Superman’s alternate face with his patented Heat Vision gaze, and back printing.
Superman comes with an awesome Daily Planet newspaper tile, which depicts Superman rescuing a plane from crashing. It’s mostly black and white, but I love the pops of colour in the photo to represent Superman and flaming engines.
Unfortunately, the one thing holding back the LEGO Rebirth costume is the lack of steel bracers that are present on the actual comic book suit. It feels like a glaring ommission on LEGO’s parts, and holds this back from being one of the best LEGO Superman minifigures released.
So close, yet so far.
How To Find One: Superman is easy to feel for, just look out for the flat 2 x 2 tile which is exclusive to him and you’re guaranteed The Man of Tomorrow.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Green Lantern (Simon Baz)
Simon Baz is one of the newest Green Lanterns, having made his debut in 2012. Simon is Lebanese-American and the first Muslim Green Lantern.
The Muslim connection is notable as the Green Lantern Cops are effectively the cosmic police of the DC Universe, and the Western world has a pretty horrid Islamophobic problem, so the symbolism of a Green Lantern with Muslim heritage cannot be overstated.
The Simon Baz Green Lantern looks great, with LEGO designers doing a great job adapting his mask and suit’s design which utilizes angular neon-green outlines.
Here’s a look at Simon Baz’s back and side printing. I really like the lines that extend from the back to his head, all the way down to his back, as well as the green patches on his shoulders.
While he isn’t quite Hal Jordan or Guy Gardner, you’ll want to pick up the Simon Baz Green Lantern purely because of the all-new Power Battery accessory, which Green Lanterns use to charge their Green Lantern rings.
The Green Lantern Ring also makes an appearance in the form of a printed 1 x 1 round tile.
If you’re a Green Lantern fan, it’s been a long and arduous wait for a Power Battery and a Green Lantern ring, but hey, better late than never. I was pleasantly surprised that we got an actual moulded Power Battery, and that is all my Green Lantern dreams come true.
Please LEGO, can we now have a Kilowog bigfig? ?
How To Find One: The Power Battery has a very distinct shape, with the stud in the middle protruding outwards, and the curved handle. Simon Baz has the exact same accessories as Sinestro, so the only way you can tell them apart is by Sinestro’s hairpiece.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Rex Mason, or Metamorpho is a relatively obscure, but not completely unknown DC Comics superhero.
He has a pretty peculiar superpower being able to transmute his body to different types of elemental compounds, shaping his body into different shapes, and allowing him to assume the form of gas, water or solids, depending on the situation.
The brightly coloured minifigure showcases 5 different aspects, and makes for a particularly unique look.
While Metamorpho isn’t the most well-known superhero, and for many DC fans, this may be the first time many of you even learn about Metamorpho, I’m really glad that LEGO went all out with the minifigure design.
The printing across the torso is highly detailed, and I also love the two-toned legs, especially the icy translucent left leg. The fist accessory in magenta is also a very nice addition.
There’s no better place to introduce B and C-Tier characters than in a Minifigure Series, and while Metamorpho won’t exactly light the world on fire, we can at least appreciate the high quality printing and attention to detail.
How To Find One: Metamorpho is a tricky one to identify as his fist is the only distinctive accessory. It feels like a torso without any arms, and you should try to make out the sloped shape and sharp edges to be sure.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
Victor Stone aka Cyborg is one of the more prolific DC Super Heroes, splitting his time between the Teen Titans or the Justice League.
This Cyborg minifigure, like many of the minifigures in this series are meant to celebrate and commemorate their first comic book appearances.
You might wonder why he comes with purple chains – well now you know, it’s meant to re-create his first comic cover Tales of Titans #1 Cyborg, where he breaks free of these chains.
I really like Cyborg’s undeniably retro look, with his cybernetic bits looking more like armour than it is part of his body.
The printing is superb, and is an almost perfect rendition of his comic book cover debut, right down to his arm and leg printing.
Removing his headgear also reveals a half human, half Cyborg face, which is a very nice touch. His headgear, which also blends man with machine is also really well designed, and I really like the bit of hair attached to it.
For DC Super Heroes completionists, this take on Cyborg’s first comic book cover is bound to be a hit.
How To Find One: Cyborg’s a tricky one as the chain is the only thing to identify him, but Mister Miracle also has chains so you can potentially get confused. Try feeling for Cyborg’s headpiece to confirm once you’re able to feel for the chains.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
I didn’t know much about Mister Miracle until a friend recommended that I read Tom King’s series, which changed my mind about this superhero.
I won’t spoil much, but it’s one of the best modern DC Comics series (in my opinion) with a great mind-bending story that makes you question reality. It has a bit of a divisive ending, but I didn’t quite mind it.
So who is Mister Miracle? His name is Scott Free and he’s part of the New Gods, which imbues him with functional immortality, superhuman strength, speed, agility. He’s also a master escapalogist.
His escape artist roots is referenced by the minifigure, with the handcuffs and chains which pays homage to this cover from Mister Miracle #4 in 2017.
Removing the chains and handcuffs gives you a better look at the printing on his torso and legs. I love the bright colours and how well the reds and yellows contrasts against his bright green cape.
Here’s a better look at Mister Miracle’s back printing. All in all, it’s a pretty solid rendition of the character’s design.
The average person on the street might not know who Mister Miracle is, but I’m glad LEGO and DC are using this series to draw attention to some of the more underrated characters in their stable.
How To Find One: Mister Miracle is another tricky one – your best best is to feel for his hand cuffs, which are interconnected and have 2 C-shaped ends.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
I’m sure you’re starting to notice a theme with this series surrounding the depiction of the first appearances of DC Comics characters.
Sinestro is Green Lantern’s primary archnemesis, and we’re treated to the Silver Age costume, complete with a Yellow Lantern Power Battery and Ring.
Sinestro’s classic costume is black and blue, unlike the Yellow Lantern suit which he’s better known for.
The Silver Age was a wild time for comic books, especially Green Lanterns who were umm, weak to the colour Yellow. Yes, yellow.
The Yellow Ring and Power Battery are fantastic accessories, the perfect counterparts to Simon Baz’s Green set.
Sinestro’s classic Silver Age design is captured almost effortlessly, right down to the blue bracers on his wrist.
It’s been five years since we got the last Sinestro in the Green Lantern vs Sinestro set, which is strange for such an iconic supervillain.
Out of all the villains in this series, I’d have to say that Sinestro is my favourite, especially with the Silver Age callback.
How To Find One: Like Simon Baz, try feeling for the Power Battery’s distinct shape, with the stud in the middle protruding outwards, and the curved handle. To ensure that you have Sinestro, feel for his hairpiece.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
So this one is a doozy – till this series, I have no idea of who Bat-Mite is, but thanks to the magic of Google, I’m now a bit more familiar with this peculiar character!
What I’ve managed to piece together is that the Bat-Mite is some sort of imp from the Fifth Dimension – he has near-infinite magical powers and also utilizes highly advanced technology.
That said, Bat-Mite idolises Batman, and travels to this dimension to observe his hero – which kinda explains why he looks like a kid in a drabby homemade Batman costume.
His Batman mask has a little crook in one of the years, which is adorably endearing. The little scribble and crudely sewn Bat-logo is also equally cute.
Removing his mask reveals a mischievous, cheeky expression, but what will absolutely delight DC and Batman fans is the inclusion of a Detective Comics #27 2×3 tile.
This tile is of immense importance, and is one of the most iconic comics ever, as its the issue where Batman (then called The Bat-Man) makes his debut, forever changing the trajectory of DC Comics.
Immortalising this comic book cover in a 2 x 3 tile is a great move as it avoids the illustration looking too squished.
Bat-Mite is such a kooky, left of field character that you can’t help but love him. From his crinkled mask, to the amazing Detective Comics tile, Bat-Mite is a treat for any Batman fan.
How To Find One: Bat-Mite should be easy to feel for – just identify the large 2 x 3 tile and you’ve got it.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
LEGO went all-in on meta-ness this series, with Batman, depicted as he is when he made his debut in Detective Comics #27, which featured as a tile with the Bat-Mite minifigure.
This is the panel that introduced the world to the Caped Crusader, and the LEGO minifigure version captures all the right things – Batman’s purple gloves, simple Bat-logo, bright yellow utility belt and cowl with extra-long ears.
The only major difference is his cape – it would’ve been really cool if LEGO gave us an oversized cape to match his comic book look.
I really like the cowl with the extended ears, which is a cool new Bat-cowl to add to your collection. The blue Batarang is also brand new and for now, exclusive to this version of Batman.
Here’s a look at Batman’s back printing, and most importantly, his cowl-less face, which has goggles above his eyes.
The printing of Bruce Wayne’s face is a little pale, making him look quite sickly.
For a character as iconic as Batman, having a minifigure that commemorates his comic book debut is a special occasion, making this the most interesting Big 3 character in this series.
How To Find One: Try feeling for Batman’s cowl, with its extra-long ears, which feel sharp and pointy. Alternatively, try feeling for the Batarang.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
One of the most anticipated minifigures in this series is undoubtedly Huntress, finally making her debut in 2020.
Huntress is a vigilante from Gotham City, whose ruthless and violent methods gained her an ardent following amongst comic book fans.
Armed with a crossbow, she had no problems killing members of organised crime, in an effort to avenge her slain family. While not exhibiting any meta-human strengths or abilities, she’s absolutely deadly with her crossbow.
She’s been affiliated with the Justice League, and Birds of Prey, and also features in the upcoming movie alongside Harley Quinn which will hopefully lift her mainstream profile!
This version of Huntress is Helena Wayne from the New 52. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Helena has a pretty significant lineage, being the daughter of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle (Catwoman) from Earth 2, an alternate universe.
LEGO have done a great job capturing Helena’s costume, and I love the simple purple outlines of her black suit, highly detailed arms and legs, as well as a purple utility belt.
She has a messy mane of hair, and also has a dual-sided head with an angry expression.
For such a well-known DC super hero, it’s surprising that it’s taken LEGO and DC this long to give us a Huntress minifigure, but with the upcoming Birds of Prey movie, the timing couldn’t have been better.
How To Find One: Try feeling for Huntress’ crossbow, which has a triangle-ish shape, with a handle protruding out the other end. Huntress’ large hairpiece is also quite easy to feel for thanks to its bumpy texture.
Minifig Rating: 4/5
Lastly, we have Bumblebee, a pretty important DC superhero. A case can be made that she’s the first African-American DC superhero.
Karen Beecher-Duncan is best known for being in the Teen Titans, and thanks to her bumblebee suit that she designed, is able to acquire superhuman strength & agility, fly, shrink down to the size of an insect, and shoot electrical stings.
Bumblebee has previously made an appearance in the short-lived DC Super Hero Girls theme in her own Bumblebee Helicopter set.
There are so many things to like about Bumblebee – namely her hair, which has two buns at the top of her head (which funnily looks like Mickey Mouse) and her set of translucent wings, which has faint black outlines printed on them.
Here’s a look at Bumblebee’s alternate face, which has an angry expression, and back printing on her torso.
I always get a kick out of lightning bolts, and Bumblebee comes with two, which she can use to “sting” people with jolts of electricity.
Bumblebee is an excellent minifigure, and having more diverse super heroes is always a good thing, and the accessories such as her wings, lightning bolt and even her hairpiece are great to have.
How To Find One: Try feeling for Bumblebee’s wings, which are rigid and especially for the neck clip, which protrudes out at a right angle. Alternatively you can feel for her thunderbolts, which are jagged and have handles.
Minifig Rating: 3/5
LEGO have done a pretty good job with their first dedicated DC Super Heroes minifigures series.
Tapping into a universe with countless beloved characters was always going to be a challenge, but I think LEGO have struck a nice balance between core heroes, fringe characters and a healthy sprinkling of classic nostalgia.
For one thing, fans will be very happy to not have to buy expensive sets to these DC characters, and the introduction of heroes like Stargirl, Huntress and Jay Garrick is an amazing feeling if you’re a DC fan.
This series feels like a special love letter to the Silver Age, with the first appearances of characters like Sinestro, Wonder Woman, Batman, Bat-Mite, Cheetah and Cyborg immortalised into LEGO minifigures.
The inclusion of this new bar and stud element, which attaches to the legs in a variety of angles, allowing you to pose them in all sorts of action sorts was a particularly nice surprise.
It adds so much playability and displayability to the usual LEGO minifigures formula, so instead of them standing at attention on their black baseplates, you can set them up in all sorts of dynamic poses.
My top 5 in this series would be
- Jay Garrick
I’m a massive DC Comics fan, so this series feels like a dream to me. There are a few glaring omissions such as the lack of Catwoman, and I think I would’ve liked a lot more iconic villains like Lex Luthor, or even obscure characters such as Dr. Leo Quintum from All-Star Superman (my favourite Superman story), but I’m pretty happy with the lineup.
There’s a clear theme in celebrating and commemorating many of these superheros’ origins and comic book debuts, which are perfect for DC Super Heroes fans.
Unfortunately, connection to the comics and these characters aren’t particularly common, and I think this series lacks the mainstream appeal of a regular numbered series, or may not interest kids or collectors who don’t want another Batman or Superman variant.
It’s definitely an interesting move by LEGO, and I think opens up the possibility of a Marvel or even Star Wars minifigure series, which was previously thought to be unthinkable.
Anyway, that’s my thoughts on the DC Super Heroes Minifigures series.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading my review and I’d love to know what your favourite characters from this series are. Share your thoughts in the comments section!