As I have told you many times before I am a really big Nightwing fan. Dick Grayson‘s alter-ego after stepping out of the shadow of the Bat continues to this day to fight crime on his own in Blüdhaven, well who knows now with the events of Forever Evil. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that LEGO would be re-releasing a Nightwing Minifig with his New 52 duds. I really would like to get my hands on a blue Nightwing, but I am not going to complain because I do really like the red scheme. So now that we have Nightwing, which version of Robin are you making the Robin Minifig? The Arkham Asylum one is definitely Tim Drake because of the game, I guess you could do it for both of them. I really hope we get to see a Red Hood one at some point.
Well today we are going to take a look at one of the new sets in the DC Super Heroes line, Man-Bat Attack. This set comes in at the $20 price point and for what you get with it, I think it’s a pretty good deal for your buck.
At 184 pieces this set was pretty easy to put together, taking me less than an hour including picture taking. You get three Minifigs in the set including the, in my book, overused black Batman, the New 52 Nightwing, and Man-Bat. Nightwing as I stated is a whole new paint job, but what I really like about him is the hair piece they give him. It’s a nice touch and gives him a different look than the standard piece they gave with the Robin one. The only this that is missing from Nightwing, his trademark eskrima sticks, come on LEGO this would have been an easy one. Man-Bat is a whole new design, and this is something I really appreciate in the set. Even with the wings, he is very poseable. I also love that he gets a separate piece that attaches to his head that details his ears and hair. A very cool figure for Dr Kurt Langstrom’s first appearance in the line!
The main build of this set is the Batcopter. We have seen several different versions of the helicopter in both Super Heroes sets, but I think this is my favorite one. Maybe I’m partial because it reminds me of the classic Batman movie with Adam West and the shark repellent, but now we get an edgier update. The Batcopter has a sleek design that fits right in with all of the other Bat-vehicles in the line, and will be a nice display piece next to them. Luckily with a character like Batman, LEGO has a pretty big armory to choose and pick from, I am looking forward to putting together the new Batmobile that comes with The Riddler Chase set (look for that review later in the week). The copter has a working blade and also a tow line that you can use. Also included in the set is a small accessory vehicle for Nightwing the form of a rocket-glider, I guess. Whatever it is, it’s pretty cool and only adds to the play value of the set overall.
I’m going to give LEGO Man-Bat Attack a 4.5 outta 5 stars. I am taking a half star away due to not giving Nightwing his classic weapons. This may be a little harsh on my end since I can probably come up with something, but I have enough Batarangs already, and this set gives you three more! Other than that I do recommend this set to collectors and LEGO lovers alike.
Look for my reviews of Batman: The Riddler Chase and Marvel Super Heroes: Hulk Lab Smash in the coming week!