We’ve covered the minifigures from the Lego Batman Movie here on Gray Cow, but now it’s time to explore the original Batman minifigures from 2006-2008.
During the course of its three year run, Lego released four variations of Batman and just about every villain you’d like to see the caped crusader face–The Joker, Bane, Scarecrow, Catwoman, Two-Face and many others.
I’ve always been partial to villains simply because I was raised in a movie theater rooting for the evil-doers in horror movies. Thanks, Dad. But let’s face it, villains have the best-looking weapons and vehicles. And while they never fail in getting captured or defeated, villains always go out with a bang and persist in coming back harder.
Batman is the exception to the rule, however. He always has villains beat in the weapons and vehicles categories and his superhero prowess is rooted in his intellect and martial arts skills.
As kids, Batman also provided hope that any one of us could be a superhero. You didn’t need to be an alien or a metahuman, all you needed were smarts, a utility belt and a cool ride like the eponymous Batmobile.
The 2006-2008 Batman sets are pretty awesome in that just about every set features a bat-inspired vehicle and a villain or two. The Batman minifigures are exceptionally well-designed and are, along with Spider-Man, an awesome prequel to Lego’s DC and Marvel Superheroes line.
Lego Batman Sets:
The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit (7779)
The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc (7780)
The Batmobile: Two-Face’s Escape (7781)
The Batwing: The Joker’s Aerial Assault (7782)
The Batcave: The Penguin & Mr. Freeze’s Invasion (7783)
Arkham Asylum (7785)
Batman Magnet Set (4493780)
Batman Magnet Set (4493781)
The Batcopter: The Chase for Scarecrow (7786)
The Bat-Tank: The Riddler & Bane’s Hideout (7787)
Batman Magnet Set (4514894)
Batman’s Buggy: The Escape of Mr. Freeze (7884)
Robin’s Scuba Jet: Attack of The Penguin (7885)
The Batcycle: Harley Quinn’s Hammer Truck (7886)