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Introducing 70922 The Joker Manor

The LEGO Batman Movie lead to a heap of really interesting sets, but there was one thing that fans thought was missing – a large Wayne Manor set. Well now LEGO are finally delivering, kind off. This isn’t Wayne Manor, this is The Joker Manor.

At 3,444 pieces The Joker Manor is the largest LEGO Batman Movie set by a fair margin, and those pieces have all been put to good use to produce a set that looks amazing and perfectly captures the craziness of the Joker.

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The set features 10 minifigures – there is The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing and Alfred Pennyworth in Classic Batsuit. Also included are Disco Batman, Disco Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin. If you are a little confused about the Disco versions of the minifigures then this video will clear things up.

There are a lot of details included in this set including various references to scenes from the movie such as Batman microwaving his lobster dinner. Surrounding the exterior of the building is a great looking rollercoaster that appears to be built using various new elements.

The set will be released on November 24th 2017 (no VIP release for this one). I have been told the Australian RRP is $399.99.

With so much detail I suggest you check out the gallery and press release below.

On Sale: 25% Off LEGO Batman Movie Sets At Myer

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It seems that somebody in charge of stock at Myer thought the LEGO Batman Movie was going to be more popular than it was because it certainly looks like they are trying to move some stock.

From today (May 11th) until (I believe) May 17th Myer are offering 25% off the regular price of all LEGO Batman Movie sets.

If you haven’t already picked up these sets then this is good opportunity to.

There also appear to be some coupon codes that you can try with your order:

  • ANNIVERSARY10 – $10 off when you spend $60 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY15 – $15 off when you spend $80 or more
  • ANNIVERSARY20 – $20 off when you spend $100 or more

Obviously use the code that is most relevant to your order.

You can view their range here.

This offer is also running on the Myer eBay store if that option suits you. The eBay code

View their eBay LEGO Batman Movie sets here.

On Sale: 30% Off LEGO Batman Movie Sets At Outer Rim Trading Co

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Outer Rim Trading Co are refusing to let the big stores have all the fun. This offer is one of the best deals on The LEGO Batman Movie sets.

While stocks last all LEGO Batman Movie sets are 30% off RRP. Not some, all of them.

If the LEGO Batman Movie isn’t your thing there are also a heap of other sets on sale.

You can see the Batman sale here, or their other sale range here.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us [Plus Batman Bonus]

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As Easter approaches we have even more sales coming out.

This offer from Toys R Us features a fairly wide variety of sets on sale. The range of $29.99 sets down to just $19.99 are fairly tempting.

The sale kicks off today (April 5th) and runs for two weeks (through to April 18th 2017). You can view the catalogue for yourself here, or as always with selected sets sales you can see a list below.

They are also offering a bonus polybag 30523 The Joker Battle Training with purchases over $50. Unfortunately their LEGO Batman Movie sets are barely on sale (about a 10% discount on some). Unless you really, really want that particular polybag I would suggest going to Myer and getting 20% off and their bonus polybag.

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On Sale: Various Myer Offers – 30% Off Rogue One Sets, 20% Off Others, Plus Batman Bonus

Myer have a new catalogue starting today and for the most part it’s pretty disappointing, compared to their recent 25% off sale. Despite the underwhelming catalogue, there is plenty going on with Myer.

30% Off Rogue One

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First up is the best offer: 30% off Rogue One toys, including the LEGO sets from the film. I’m sure there are plenty of you yet to pick up some of these sets and I doubt you’ll see them much cheaper.

You can view the LEGO Star Wars range online here. The Rogue One sets should be 30% off, and the rest are 20% off, which brings me to the next deal;

20% Off LEGO

While Rogue One sets are 30% off, it seems the rest are 20% off. I’m not sure at this stage why or when it ends. I’ll check for updates. The 20% off runs until April 9th. Unfortunately this seems to exclude the sets in the on-going $15 off/$75 offer which is Friends, City and Duplo sets. You can view the full range here.

20% + 10% + 5% At Myer eBay store (31.5% Off)

This one gets a bit confusing. The sets that are on-sale for 20% off are also 20% off at the Myer eBay store. Myer’s eBay store is also offering 10% off purchases. You can also get an additional 5% off with the code CAU5.

If my math is correct that works out to be a discount of 31.59% off. That’s not bad.

The 10% bonus offer ends April 9th and is applied automatically in your cart. Still not sure when the 20% off ends. The 20% off also ends April 9th. Note that the 20% off excludes City, Friends and Duplo too.

View the Myer eBay range here.

Also if you buy on eBay you won’t get the Batman bonus offer…

Batman Bonus

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Finally there is a bonus for LEGO Batman Movie fans… Spend $60 or more on LEGO Batman, DC Superheroes, Marvel Superheroes or Star Wars and receive a free Mini Batwing set.

 

Thanks to Alyssa and Ebrahim for making sure I didn’t miss the catalogue sale.

The LEGO Batman Movie Review

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The LEGO Batman Movie in cinemas March 30th.
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After a delay that felt a lot longer than it was, The LEGO Batman Movie hits Australian cinemas this week. I got to attend the Brisbane premier over the weekend in order to provide you all with a review. Is the movie worth the wait? Read on to find out.

This review talks about some of the basic plot, but doesn’t contain any specific spoilers.

For a lot of people, LEGO Batman was one of the stand-outs of The LEGO Movie so he was naturally a great subject for a standalone adventure. That is actually a fairly accurate assessment – this movie feels very much like it was designed to stand up without any knowledge of the The LEGO Movie. There are a few references that people will spot, but there is no outright linking between the two. There’s no mention of the heroes from the last film for example. I would have loved a cameo or two just to tie the two films together a little more.

Batman LEGO Dimensions Pre-Order Offer From EB Games

Unfortunately the LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack for LEGO Dimensions has suffered the same fate as the film itself, with release being delayed until March 30th.

To ease the pain slightly EB Games are offering a deal for anybody that pre-orders before release. If you pre-order the LEGO Batman Movie story pack you will receive the Excalibur Batman Fun Pack for free.

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The EB price for the story pack is $79.99 and their price on the Fun Pack is $24.99.  For the sake of comparison the previously released Story Packs are currently $69 at Big W, while fun packs are $22. Those prices make the EB offer look pretty good.

Thanks to Wade for sending this through.

Village Roadshow Addresses The LEGO Batman Movie Delay

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After months of silence Bricking Around’s least favourite co-CEO Graham Burke has responded to criticism of The LEGO Batman Movie’s release date.

Speaking to CNET Mr Burke said “When certain films go out in non-holiday periods, our audiences get very cross because the kids are not available to take them to them.”

I am going to assume that Mr Burke means movies targeted to kids. I don’t know what evidence Mr Burke has of audiences getting very cross as he didn’t provide any specific examples. In my research I wasn’t able to find any evidence of Roadshow releasing a kids movie outside of school holiday periods.

I understand that Roadshow Films would have people running the numbers and making decisions based on information that isn’t publically available but from an outsider’s perspective it seems strange that they can definitively say that a February release would be bad, when there doesn’t actually seem to be any kids films released in February – ever. Right now the only kids films on are ones that have been out for quite a while. It’s practically a slot with zero competition. It also doesn’t seem to be a school holiday period in the US (I could be wrong there).

I’d also question the very premise that the film wouldn’t be available for school holidays if it was released now. The LEGO Movie was released in Australia on April 3rd, and according to Box Office Mojo it was still playing on June 8th. That is 67 days. A February 9th release date would, in theory, see the film still in cinemas until mid-April. The relevant school holidays start in early April. The Force Awakens was in cinemas for 97 days for what it’s worth.

It’s possible that The LEGO Batman Movie could be have been released at the same time as the US and still been available during the school holidays.

Mr Burke has also addressed his previous comment that all films would be released the same date as the US. What he actually meant was the same date as the US except when they don’t.

The issue of piracy was addressed; “We’ll still lose a lot of money to piracy at this point in time. But it was a trade off. There will be more money lost by having it released in a non-holiday period as opposed to releasing it when the people want to see it.”

Firstly, people want to see it now. Secondly, based on other statements made it seems Mr Burke is overly confident in the new anti-piracy site blocking laws that are in place. In theory popular piracy sites are blocked, and that will stop pirates in their tracks. Except that the site blocking is absurdly easy to get around. The top result when googling “The Pirate Bay” is literally a site that features a list of alternative mirrors to the blocked site. According to Village Roadshow they are working with Google to literally change the search ranking of sites like that. They also plan to block a further 40 sites this month. Even if you couldn’t Google your way around the block you can very quickly change your DNS to an option that doesn’t block the sites. Google’s DNS servers are open and not subject to the same blocking rules as your ISP. You can learn more about Google DNS here.

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After having a quick check it seems that there are also multiple cam copies of the film already available – because access to the torrent sites isn’t blocked in countries where the film is available. So the film is being uploaded and it’s really easy for Australians to download it. What’s the next weapon Village Roadshow has? Lawsuits.

Village Roadshow have said that they are going to start suing individuals who illegally download their content. This was not specifically directed at The LEGO Batman Movie but it will be one of their biggest films of the year. It’s hard to know for sure how those lawsuits would play out. There were attempts to sue people who downloaded The Dallas Buyers Club but after a long and drawn-out process the case fizzled out and nobody had to pay anything. Village Roadshow may handle the cases in a more successful way – it’s too early to know.

With the threat of lawsuits and the fact that online copies are horrible cam versions I am by no means saying that you should go and download The LEGO Batman Movie.

Mr Burke seems to think that he can tackle this problem with blocks and lawsuits because most people are happy to wait – after all he did only get 14 emails about the issue (He seems to have missed the petition I created with over 200 signatures. I didn’t even promote that very well).

Myself and Bricking Around readers may be in the minority in wanting a February release but the parents that I spoke to would gladly have taken their kids on the weekend. Generally when a film is released the ticket sales stay steady for a few weeks and then drop off over time. A February release most likely would have resulted in a different pattern of ticket sales, but it’s a balancing act with piracy on one side and traditional release schedules on the other. I think the weight of piracy has reached a point where it’s time to consider what is on the other side of the scales, considering how much work seems to be involved in fighting the pirates in other ways.

Quotes via https://www.cnet.com/au/news/lego-batman-movie-australian-release-delayed-piracy-school-holidays/ and additional information from http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/piracy/village-roadshow-announced-an-aggressive-fivepoint-program-for-combating-piracy/news-story

70917 The Ultimate Batmobile Revealed

LEGO have used the opening weekend of The LEGO Batman Movie (elsewhere) to unveil details of the next set from the film – 70917 The Ultimate Batmobile.

The set features a huge Batmobile which can become four separate vehicles. Also included is a Bat-signal and eight minifigures.

No Australian price as yet, but expect this set to be up to at least $149.99 when it is released in June.

I’ve added a pixelated version of the picture first up as the minifigures may constitute a bit of a spoiler for the film.

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To see the uncensored picture read on below…

There Are 39 Countries Where You Could See The LEGO Batman Movie This Weekend

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According to the release information on IMDB there are 39 countries where you can see the LEGO Batman Movie this weekend. It’s actually more than that because it lists the UK as combined entry.

Unfortunately Australia is not one of those countries.

While the wonderful people of Kazakhstan sit back and enjoy the film with a nice bucket of buttery popcorn those of us here in Australia will have to wait.

Unfortunately Village Roadshow have decided that there is no possible way Australians would see a “kids” movie any time of the year other than school holidays. It seems that the people at Village Roadshow failed to predict that a massive heatwave would hit the East Coast of Australia and send families hunting for any form air conditioning. It really would be a perfect weekend to take your kids to see a movie. I’ve heard good things about Moana.

LEGO Batman AU Release

For those readers out there with private jets, here are the details on where you can see The LEGO Batman Movie.

February 8th
Belgium, France, Netherlands

February 9th
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Republic of Macedonia, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Ukraine

February 10th
Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Spain, Finland, UK, Indonesia, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Venezuela

It’s too late to change anything, but if you want to let somebody know you aren’t happy you can find Roadshow Films on twitter at https://twitter.com/RoadshowFilms

Release date information from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/releaseinfo, but I wouldn’t read too much on that IMDB page as it may contain reviews with spoilers.