"I like me some strange DC characters, so I really wanted to get this set since it was announced.
Batwoman: Wonderful fig; The cowl and hair mold looks good, switch-face is either smiling or snarling. I wish that either the arms or legs had some red highlights, just as one more bonus, but this does not really undercut the design.
Batman: Same head and cowl we've seen before, but I actually enjoy the new suit better than I suspected. I think the next step in improved Superheroes minifigures is dual-sided capes; Then Batman can finally have the black-outside/pink-inside from the comics, and Superman can have an S on his back, as he should.
OMAC: Really REALLY neat guy. For Lego fans out there that like creating new characters, his face print could be used for one of the Metal Men from Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
Batjet: Sleek design. I like the engine build, although I don't understand the inclusion of the numerous bronze bat symbols; they seem like odd weapons for Batman, and don't fit with the rest of the color scheme.
Brother Eye: I like the stubby limbs and claws, and the light-up eye with the circuit board printing really sells this. By the way, I've seen a video review of this set where the person mentions that the antennae fall off easily, but upon closer inspection of the instructions, as long as you attach them from BEHIND the black 1x1 bricks with a stud on the side, they are firmly secured within Brother Eye's shell. :)
I know Lego doesn't normally go for non-round numbers, but I think for the size of this set, 25 dollars would be more appropriate than 30. Still, I'm not disappointed with the figures, and I like the builds more than I thought I might."
"So I wasn't looking to collect all of the minifigures in this series, but of the four I got, I very much enjoyed.
Mad-Eye Moody: I found at least 5 Mad-Eyes in a brand-new box, no joke. Great double-printed head, with both his signature magic eyeball, and Barty Crouch Jr. on the other side (also two hair pieces), dual-molded legs, the jacketed torso is awesome... His staff was how I found him every time; just don't confuse it for Malfoy's broom. Yup, no complaints here. He has a dark brown wand.
Cho: I was looking for her by feeling for the owl, and in an entire new box, I only found ONE of each of them, so I'm not sure if they're both super-rare, or I was just less lucky. But, Cho is a good figure. She has the only Ravenclaw torso, to my knowledge. The hairpiece is rubbery, so that's a giveaway if you're not sure just by the owl. The face printing and skin tone is nice, although it doesn't really match the actress. The skirt piece sticks out a bit strange if you don't fold it just right. She also has new medium-length/1 and a half stud legs, longer than, say, Flitwick's, but shorter than the standard. She has a light brown wand.
Newt: This one was for a family member, and they were very happy with him. One downside would be that he has three accessories, only two hands, and neither his Niffler nor wand fit inside the suitcase fully. Still, great printing, including even his Bowtruckle/plant friend in his pocket. He has a deep orange wand.
Queenie: This one was a mystery buy; I didn't know what her baguette piece was until I opened the packet. Out of all the figures I got, BEST face printing; the expression is very unique. The legs piece is an achievement for Lego, with three separate colors seamlessly wrapping around the sides. She has a jet black wand.
For licensed CMF series, I can understand the $3.99 price. Hopefully, for the random minifigures though, they can push it back down to $2.99 again."
"I picked up 5 mystery bags, from this latest series, on my last Lego Store visit, and was helped by three employees to find and purchase the ones I wanted.
The first two opened were the Wonder Twins, Jayna and Zan. Torso and accessory printing is great; I really appreciate the face decal in Zan's water bucket. It's too bad that Jayna's hair isn't slightly differentiated from her brother's, but they are twins, after all.
The new Killer Moth is of course the version from the Lego Batman Movie, whose mask is not like any seen in prior comics or TV shows, but it's still a good look. Other than that and the addition of a cool gold cocoon gun, the body printing is hardly different from previous versions, so that is a small downside.
Swimsuit Batman, I got for 1) the rare chest piece and 2) the DOLPHIN, of course! Great great new animal brick, it has 1x2 stud connectors on its belly, the underside of its tail, and a minifigure claw clip on the dorsal fin. Back to Batman, I don't think he's the best, but nevertheless has a funny expression, and an atypical cowl.
Lastly was Black Canary, who I was stoked to see as an official minifigure finally. Instead of going with usual dark outfit, she has nice shades of blue on her, on many layers of well-printed clothes. The mic stand is a clever addition, and she has a cool switch face; One side docile, the other unleashing the canary-cry!
Great Batman CMF series, on par with the first, I think! I might return for Doctor Phosphorus or Clock King!"
"Knew I wanted this set since it was first leaked, and I certainly wasn't disappointed when I got it all built.
EXTRA PIECES include many multi-colored single studs, a short grey rod, an extra cannon trigger, and more.
MINIFIGURES: Killer Frost is a great design; I like the facial expressions. She comes with a lot of ice-power accessories like beams, shields and blasts, perfect for both young children playing with the set, as well as older fans that just want to create and display scenes. I only wish her snowflake design on her shirt was a lighter blue. Reverse Flash is the main reason I got this set. For interested collectors, the yellow on his suit seems (to me) like a mix of the standard minifigure skin, and the more orange hue also used on torsos and pants. The faces with red Speed Force eyes, are spot on. Flash is fun too. I think he hasn't changed since his first appearance, aside from some shiny lightning bolt contouring on the chest. The face might be modified, I'm not sure. For both speedsters in this set, I wish they had their boots printed on as well, but that's not too big a deal. Finally, Cyborg is a nice addition, with all his body pieces, even his hands, being covered in metallic sheen. Again, leg detailing would be good here, but most Lego fans probably have the parts to customize him as they wish.
VEHICLES: Killer Frost's buggy is a bit simple, but still a decent size to fight Cyborg's chopper, which is a slightly more complex build. I like the cockpit and net-launcher most of all. Minor nitpick would be that the instructions have you put the heads-up display sticker on the outside of the windshield; I put mine on the inside, so it's actually facing Cyborg when he's at the controls.
Four figures, and two larger-than-usual vehicles under 50 dollars is quite a deal for Lego DC products, especially when two of the four figures are brand new, and the other two are slightly-improved variants. Get this set right away if you can (And some of the new Wave 2 Lego Batman Movie CMFs, which I'll be reviewing soon)!"
"I'm very glad LEGO decided to not only make a Minifigures Series including goofy, unknown Batman characters, but also one with four extra slots!
I got six minifigures I most wanted from this series. Commissioner Barbara Gordon has incredible printing on her uniform. The plastic of the fig and dual-molding on the cap/hairpiece is good quality. Zodiac Master has awesome gold decals on his "pajamas", and I like how accurate he is to the comics. The Eraser has a brilliant new head mold that made him easy to identify through the bag. March Harriet is a little plain, but I like the colors of her outfit, and the face. Off-duty/lobster-toting Batman is real unique and funny. The lobster is my new favorite LEGO-animal brick, and Bruce's robes have a wonderful pattern. Catman is the final one I got, and I greatly appreciate the boots, cowl and torso for him.
Although I do not own them, I wanted to talk about a few other minifigures from this wave. I am honestly disappointed with the recycled shark mask for Orca, as it has gills and a vertical tail fin, uncharacteristic of dolphins. Still good printing, just a bit rushed on that one design. I'm not a fan of the different Batsuits myself, but I recognize why others might buy them. I also want to voice a complaint about the Nurse Harley Quinn fig... I think it just looks terrible; I wish her place in the 20 characters had been taken by, honestly, just about any other DC villain out there. All other minifigures from this series that I have not brought up yet, I think are just okay; Not the greatest, but still adequate.
Employees at my LEGO Store were very helpful with restocking the fast-disappearing mystery bags. One offered to help search for the minifigures on my "want" list! The manager answered all questions I had about products and store events, check-out was speedy, and I was greeted on the way in. I'm very pleased with my visit and purchase!"
"* CATWOMAN has good details on her shoulders and back. I have mixed feelings about the new cat-cowl mold, as well as the utility belt. It seems to make the minifig a bit too tall... Like the green eyes though!
* BATGIRL is the main reason I got this, and I was not disappointed. Superb printing on all sides; Mainly the boot buckles and the double-sided face are some of the best I've seen on a minifig in a LONG time. Cape material has improved since my last Lego set that included fabric. One side is glossy, the other a plain yellow. Bat-mask has a separate ponytail piece on back that can move/swing.
* ROBIN's expressions are funny, and leg molding is spot-on. A little plain overall, but still a decent addition.
* BIKE should provide play value for younger fans, and has many unique parts for collectors. Easy to build, very sturdy.
*SHOP is surprisingly well-built. Small, but has cool stickers! I should mention (at least on MY set), the hollow round stud and "robot hand" clip that make the part of the lightpost do NOT connect easily. Mine would not fully push together.
Great great product! Extra pieces include another whip, another yellow utility belt, MOAR batarangs, rare colored, translucent and hollow studs, and even a second printed tile with bike controls on it. $20 for three figs, and two brick-builds? SOLD! Buy this if you have the slightest interest!"
"I've been waiting for this set for a long time. Not this specific build exactly, but a Lego set that finally included one of my favorite supervillains ever, Killer Moth! After building this product, I was happy to see that both the vehicles and characters were outstanding. The extra pieces are even good, including but not limited to, several extra studs for ammo, a second gas mask (nice), and clear and gold stud/clip hybrids.
Blue Beetle: I'm actually not a very big fan of this character, but I must admit that his Lego interpretation is very well done. The wing/scarab combination on his back makes him look bulky and cool, but doesn't get in the way of his arm movement, which is a huge plus. His back and face are great, but it's sad to see he has no arm detailing. I like the (relatively) new stud/clip piece for his hand, which makes in look like he's firing an energy blast.
Killer Moth: I already mentioned how pleased I am with LEGO's choice to include good ol' Drury Walker in this set. He's highly underrated if you ask me, and he's been translated nicely into fig-form. I would suggest that he had had a wing-shaped fabric cape, not translucent plastic for his gliding wings, but that's alright. I also modified his gun with my own pieces when I got the time, because it's a little big and goofy, even though it's made of neat pieces. Moth's switch faces are great too, and his leg printing goes all the way around the sides.
Bio-hazard(?) Batman: Most specialized Batman suits I've seen in the past haven't been impressive in my opinion, but this version of the Dark Knight looks sweet. The yellow eyes and breathing apparatus look menacing, and Batman even has back printing behind his cape; that's always appreciated when LEGO adds in something extra like that. He does in fact have a switch face, if anyone cares about that. I wish DC Superheroes sets would make a smaller batarang component, and in a metallic color, but that's my only real complaint here. I guess I've gotten used to the new thin cape material...
Farmer... Bob: It still makes me scratch my head when LEGO includes random civilians in Superheroes sets. If we want victims for the heroes to save, we can just use our City collection; I think it's safe to say that no one asked for a totally originally-printed... farmer. I guess I like his sand blue pants and expression, but it seems like an overall waste. If LEGO had the materials to print a whole new torso and recolor a baseball cap, couldn't they have put those resources towards another fan-favorite hero, or villain?
Scarecrow: Honestly, I still like my previous Arkham Asylum version of Dr. Crane better than this one, but I did like this one more than expected. The burnt orange garb reminds me of the Animated Series Scarecrow, and his hair/hat combo piece works well. His face print seems a little off to me, but I suppose it's alright.
Red tractor: I might not care for its driver, but the tractor in this set is fairly cool. Compact and detailed, but it doesn't use up so many parts as to take away from the larger, more important contraptions included here.
Fear-gas combine: This thing looks AND works stupendously. Props to whoever figured out all the proportions of the bricks to get the gears to line up to spin the front. The combine holds MANY rare pieces, its stickers really add something to the build, and I love the fear-toxin vat in the rear. It also has a pitchfork accessory located on the side.
Bat-copter: The color scheme stays consistent, the weapon compartment function is fun for playing, and I like how heavy and substantial it is overall. It's very satisfying to look at when complete.
This set was not too difficult to construct, and I think it should please young and old LEGO collectors. I for one found this to be the best set I've purchased in a long while, I only generally only get ten or less in a year. The price is even more reasonable, I feel; 60 dollars isn't a lot for 5 minifigures and three reasonably large vehicles, comparatively. I say, pick this one up, if you have even the smallest interest; It shouldn't disappoint!"
"In my opinion, the last really good Minifigures Series was 2013's Series 11... That's quite a while in Lego terms. I picked up several Series 15 mystery bags today, and I was very happy with my purchase.
Animal Control was the first one I opened. She is a relatively hard minifigure to find in this wave, but if you happen across her packet, the net she carries is a dead giveaway. I like all of her printing, including a second face, and the skunk she comes with is a cool mold.
Kendo Fighter has some great new parts as well, and I think he's a common minifigure to find in a Minifigures Series 15 box. There's not a whole lot to say about him... But he's very very cool.
Laser Mech is the third Series minifigure to have the same robot helmet and chestplate, just with different colors, which I found amusing, and I hope that Lego will branch out if they intend to make more android characters... But with his awesome torso and face printing, as well as translucent wings that are easy to feel for through a bag, he's a decent addition to Series 15.
Tribal Woman is yet another one in this series that has superb printing. None of her pieces are easy to feel for as you may think, but I recommend trying to find this one if you can.
Shark Suit Guy is like Series 9's Chicken Suit Guy... EVERYone seems to be looking for him. I went through two semi-full Series 15 boxes at my local Lego store, and found just ONE of him. I'm so glad I did, because he's seriously awesome! Just one single complaint... Lego seems to be going crazy with the whole "fusing two colors of plastic into a single component" thing. They started with just doing it for Superhero-themed minifigures' boots, but on this guy, they've done it for his chest and shark-head, which leads me to my problem: This technique makes the plastic much easier to crack, as mine did. It's a very small, hardly visible fracture in the shark's nose, but it is still there. I just hope Lego is more careful with this in the future.
Jewel Thief has a great amount of detail on her outfit, and I like her grapple gun accessory. Look for her distinct hairpiece or her diamond if you want this one, but be warned, she's one of the rarer ones to come across.
Faun comes with what I believe to be the first ever Lego flute item, a horn/hair wig, and of course, those cool new goat legs. One thing I discovered is that the legs don't swing forward very far, but they do bend back more than regular minifigure pants do. If you want this guy, try to find his pointy ears.
So, overall, a really fun Series this time: Lots of new parts and mostly original characters. Just be careful with moving too fast with new techniques, Lego."
"As a serious fan of the original Bionicle line, I'm looking for this reboot of the same series to start delivering some really great sets and stories pretty soon. In short, Umarak did not disappoint one bit. Lego took the Hero Factory CCBS, and used it the "right" way: The arms and legs are stable, pose-able and have good detailing. The back is not skeletal or exposed. I don't even need to mention the brilliance of the mask, and those awesome antlers he has. This guy is the first real villain of Bionicle G2, I feel, and he absolutely did the theme justice. He's menacing, mysterious and has a nice assortment of traps and weapons on him. Great GREAT job, Bionicle Group; Umarak has earned a place among my other Bionicle villains worthy of display."
This set comes with many extra pieces, some of the most interesting include a short, black Lego rod, a silver katana, a spare stud-shooter trigger, and several smaller components like translucent studs. I myself gave the black rod to my Black Widow minifigure, to use as one of her signature batons, and, well, who doesn't like another katana?
First off, the best thing about this set... Deathstroke is now a minifigure! I think his overall design is great, especially with the printed-on mask (front and back!), rather than a new helmet piece. I guess one thing I would've liked to have seen for him, was a textured chestplate that has Lego-katana sheaths on the back, but he still looks great the way he is.
This set also gave me what turned out to be my favorite version of the Batman minifigure (From the DC Superheroes line, that is). Despite this, I still have some problems with him: For one thing, I still can't get over my dislike for the new cape material; It's just too thin and flimsy. Also, his head bugs me. Lego needs to A, solve the problem with all their fleshed-toned minifigures wearing printed-on masks (Captain America, Batman) having abnormally brown skin, and B, Batman needs to have a different kind of switch-face: One that has, on one side, a regular, Bruce Wayne face, with no white band, or black cowl, and on the other, an expression that has ONLY the white Batman eyes, a black mask from the forehead to the "nose", and underneath, just a grim Batman mouth... That WOULD work, right?
Finally, there's Robin. I'm pretty sure this version is supposed to be based off of Damian Wayne's Robin outfit, but I'm not entirely positive... If that were the case, then why does he have the standard, LONG minifigure legs, then? Nevertheless, it's a nice look, and I was very glad to get his hairpiece, finally.
Prior to buying this set, I only had the Batmobile and the Bat Jetski, so I was glad to get another classic Bat-vehicle. What caught my eye about this set, was the eject-function on the twin cockpits, as well as all the neat controls on the deck. The build was fun and used some clever techniques, and while I really only set up and display my sets now, I can tell a younger Lego fan would enjoy zooming this masterpiece around, with the Dynamic Duo inside, taking down the villain. Speaking of which...
Deathstroke's jetski isn't all that spectacular, but it's decent enough for what it's needed to be: A smaller, faster getaway vehicle that the good guys need to hunt down. The torpedoes look kinda huge on the sides, but they still fire easily. The safe holding two diamonds fits perfectly into the rear of the vehicle, and is attached by a chain piece.
So, yeah... I think this is one great set, and I only hope the DC Superheroes line will continue to give us more like it: Reasonably priced, well designed vehicles, and fan-favorite characters made into minifigures (More obscure Batman villains like Deathstroke, please! Clayface would be nice... Even more classic redesigns of Bane or Mr. Freeze would be greatly appreciated). I am very happy with my purchase, and I would advise any superhero fan to get this one will it's still available."