Last Updated on November 27, 2022 by Lisa D. Marsh
LEGO Batman sets are created based on the superhero character Batman and feature vehicles, characters, and scenes from the films and comics.
The theme was first introduced in 2006 and relaunched in 2012 as part of the LEGO DC Universe Superheroes line, a sub-theme of the LEGO Super Heroes theme.
LEGO Batman sets have become popular in the LEGO community and include some of the best LEGO sets and were given a wide range of vehicles including the Batman Dragster, Batman’s Buggy, and Bat-Tank.
This article outlines 15 important answers you should know aboutLEGO Batman sets and Minifigures so you can have a solid understanding and clear any doubts you might have about the Batman theme.
Let’s dive in.
What Was the First Lego Batman Set?
The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit (set number: 7779) was the first LEGO Batman set. The set was released on April 1, 2006, and retired 0n December 31, 2006.
The Batman Dragster set contains 93 pieces and 2 Minifigures unique to the set which includes grey-suited Batman and Catwoman, and also includes Batman and Catwoman vehicles, and Batman’s dragster that features a flick-fire missile.
How Many Lego Batman Sets Are There?
A total of 95 Batman sets have been released from 2006 to date. However, only 14 sets are currently available on the LEGO website and the other 81 are retired and taken out of shelves.
Out of the 95 sets, 13 were released from 2006 to 2008 as part of the LEGO Batman theme, and 82 sets from 2012 to date when it was relaunched as part of the DC Super Heroes theme.
How Much Does Lego Batman Cost?
The currently available LEGO Batman sets are selling at the following price on the LEGO website:
- LEGO® DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler: $229.99
- 1989 Batwing: $199.99
- Jim Lee Batman Collection: $119.99
- THE BATMAN – BATMOBILE: $99.99
- Batcave: The Riddler Face-off: $79.99
- Batman Cowl: $59.99
- Classic TV Series Batman Cowl: $59.99
- LEGO DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown: $39.99
- Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile: $29.99
- Batman vs. The Joker: Batmobile™ Chase: $29.99
- Batmobile: The Penguin Chase: $29.99
- Batman & Selina Kyle Motorcycle Pursuit: $14.99
When Are the New Lego Batman Sets Coming Out?
The new LEGO Batman sets were released on January 1, 2022, and include 42127 The Batman – Batmobile, 76179 Batman & Selina Kyle Motorcycle Pursuit, 76181 Batmobile: The Penguin Chase, and 76183 Batcave: The Riddler Face-off.
Why Are Lego Batman Sets So Expensive?
LEGO Batman sets are expensive because they are licensed sets and licensed sets are usually more expensive. Plus their production requires precise engineering which requires high-quality equipment and tuning. Additionally, LEGO sets usually increase in value when they are retired.
Are There Any New Lego Batman Sets Coming Out?
No, it’s not likely there’ll be new LEGO Batman sets coming out this year until 2023 because LEGO has recently released four new Batman sets in January so the next Batman release is expected to be in 2023.
Is Lego Batman Set Discontinued?
No, the Batman sets are not discontinued and there’s no official announcement from LEGO that the sets will be discontinued.
What Is the Biggest Lego Batman Set?
LEGO Art Jim Lee Batman Collection is the biggest LEGO Batman set. The set is 15.91 x 14.88 x 1.97 inches has 4,167 pieces and includes 9 canvas wall decor plates, a signature tile, 2 hanger elements, a color palette, a brick separator, and a brick-built frame.
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What Are the New Lego Batman Sets?
The new LEGO Batman sets are 42127 The Batman – Batmobile, 76179 Batman & Selina Kyle Motorcycle Pursuit, 76181 Batmobile: The Penguin Chase, and 76183 Batcave: The Riddler Face-off.