The DC Comics subtheme of LEGO is often overlooked. Most people don’t even realize that Batman isn’t Marvel, but instead resides in the DC universe!
Even LEGOs DC has been upstaged by Marvel in recent years. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still plenty of great DC Comics LEGOs to collect!
One of the most popular LEGO lines is the DC Super Heroes line. Yes, there is a Marvel Line, too, but we are focusing on the DC comics. Many of the sets and minifigures are based on DC characters. For example, the 2017 set “Batman: The Joker’s NotoriousLowrider” is a great set for any Batman fan. It includes three minifigures: Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn.
There are also many great LEGOs based on specific DC stories or movies. For example, the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” set is a great way to recreate the epic battle between these two iconic superheroes.
Yes, I know that the term above is not correct. The proper way to say it is LEGO sets, or LEGO Bricks. I’m just adding this because some people aren’t as familiar with the LEGO language, and need some help.
The Incredibly popular DC universe has something for everyone.
This line of LEGOs offers something for every fan of DC Comics, from minifigures to sets based on their favorite stories. So don’t overlook this great LEGO DC subtheme – there’s plenty to discover!
The LEGO DC Universe is incredibly popular, and it’s easy to see why. The sets are incredibly detailed and the minifigures are just perfect. Wonder Woman is one of the most popular characters, and she definitely looks great in LEGO minifigures form.
History of LEGOs SuperHeroes Theme
The Super Heroes theme was introduced in 2011, with the release of the first set, “Batman: The Batcave.” This set included six minifigures: Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Alfred Pennyworth, the Joker, and Harley Quinn.
But, for the hardcore LEGO DC fans, there was an even earlier release of two minifigures. The 2008 SDCC offered a Batman and Joker Minifigures as an exclusive at the event.
But, since then, the theme has expanded to include many more sets and minifigures. In total, there are over 100 sets and 500 minifigures in the Super Heroes theme!
The popularity of the Super Heroes theme is due to its wide appeal. Both kids and adults can enjoy playing with these sets, which is unusual for a LEGO theme. The sets are also highly collectible, thanks to their unique designs and limited availability.
If you’re a fan of DC Comics, then the Super Heroes theme is a must-have! There’s plenty to choose from, and you’re sure to find a set that you’ll love. `
From Minifigures to Polybags. Sets of all sizes. LEGO produced enough variety to keep all fans of the DC universe happy.
In 2014, the first LEGO movie was released. One of the main characters was Batman, voiced by Will Arnett (who is also the host of the US LEGO Masters show.
While there were some sets that featured the most famous DC super hero, when the movie came out there were a lot more sets that had Batman in various forms.
LEGO Batman Movie
3 years later and based on the success of the first movie, Warner Brothers in conjuction with the LEGO group released the this Movie. And that’s when the LEGO DC universe really took off.
LEGO Minifigures CMF
And to promote the film LEGO made a special line of Custom Minifigures (CMFs) featuring the Dark Night.
Additionally there was also a DC super Heroes Series that came out as a series of 16 limited edition minifigure characters.
All in all there were 20 different minifigs in this series. 19 were LEGO DC characters – the only one that wasnt was King Tut.
I especially liked the vairety of villain characters including Eraser, Orca, Harley Quinn and March Harriet that were in the Batman Series
The Minifigures DC superheroes series
Bat Mite is a fictional character appearing in publications by DC Comics. Bat Mite is an imp who idolizes Batman and chooses to become his “greatest fan”. He possesses powerful magical abilities, which he uses to help Batman when needed, but often causes more harm than good through his well-meaning but misguided efforts.
Wonder Woman is a superheroine from DC Comics. She is one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC Universe and has been a member of the Justice League. She is also an ambassador for peace.
The Flash is a superhero from DC Comics. He is the fastest man alive and can run at speeds exceeding the speed of sound. He is also a founding member of the Justice League.
LEGO Superman Minifigure
Superman is a superhero from DC Comics. He is one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC Universe and is widely considered to be an icon. He is also a founding member of the Justice League.
Batman is a superhero from DC Comics. He is one of the most popular superheroes in the world and has been depicted in many forms of media. He is also a founding member of the Justice League.
Aquaman is a superhero from DC Comics. He is the king of Atlantis and has the ability to control marine life. He is also a member of the Justice League.
Green Lantern is a superhero from DC Comics. He wields a powerful weapon known as a Green Lantern Ring, which gives him the ability to create anything he can imagine. He is also a member of the Justice League.
Cyborg is a superhero from DC Comics. He is a man with cybernetic implants who uses his powers to fight crime. He is also a member of the Justice League.
Other DC Minifigures
Others include Miracle, Cheetah, and even Bee Queen (the first black female superhero). Some with classic costumes, and other with more modern dress.
All of these 16 different minifigures came in a sealed bag so you wouldn’t know which one you got. Sometimes it was a surprise, othertimes you could feel what you were getting.
Batman Minifigures and sets
As of right now, as I write this blog post, there are 85 variations of LEGO DC Batman Minifigures. A complete list can be found on lots of other websites, so I won’t waste space here going over them.
I will discuss some of my favorites as well as the most expensive Batman Minifigure, as well as the most popular one.
Most expensive Batman Minifigure
Almost every LEGO collector knows that the minifigures released at the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) are some of the most rare and exclusive figures available.
These characters are more rare than Mr. Gold , however they cost less because they arent as well known.
There were 3 Batman released:
- Batman (2011)
- Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (2014)
- Zebra Batman (2019)
If you could find these in stock at a store, they would be around $1,000 each. If you could find them.
These are out of reach for many collectors. If you are just getting started and want a great, and semi-rare Batman Minifigure look for the Disco Batman (Set 70922 – Joker Manor). If you had this set, you are pretty lucky as I’ll discuss below.
Most popular LEGO Batman
Of all the different Batmans, there is one that is more popular than any others. Released in 2021, the Dark Bluish Gray Suit sells for the cost of an average minifig at almost every LEGO store on Bricklink
Justice League Sets
LEGO also made several justice league sets. As far as I can tell there were a total of 9 which included several different Justice League characters:
- Green Lantern
- Wonder Woman
- The Flash
- Green Arrow
As well as several different villains.
These were fun toys to play with, but they were mostly designed for younger ages.
DC Universe Sets
The LEGO DC universe has released around 150 sets throughout the history of the series.
Most include a DC super hero (Batman) and one or more villains for him to fight. There is usually a vehicle, or some other prop to play with in the set.
My favorite LEGO DC set of all time is
The Joker has taken over Wayne Manor and turned it into his own personal funhouse! Help Batman, Barbara Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth and Nightwing take back control of the manor with this massive LEGO set. The Joker Manor is packed with iconic details from the movie, including a rollercoaster encircling the whole building, a huge buildable The Joker head with trapdoor and slide, punching boxing gloves, a rocking ‘The Joker’ sign and rotating ‘big eye’ tower.
Inside the manor, you’ll find a cinema room with a romantic DVD element, kitchen with buildable microwave plus lobster and lemon-slice decorated tile elements, living room with a buildable grand piano, fireplace and bust, swimming pool room, and a music studio with guitar element and buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers. With so much to see and do, this set is sure to provide hours of fun for Batman fans of all ages!
The Joker is up to his old tricks, and this time he’s taken over Gotham City’s amusement park! With The Penguin, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn by his side, The Joker has transformed the park into the nightmarish Jokerland, and trapped Starfire, Beast Boy, and Robin. But Batman is on the case!
Drive to the rescue in the awesome Batmobile and dodge the cannon fire. Then target the clown robot with the shooting missiles and prepare for some serious super-jumping action! Topple The Penguin from his podium, release Robin from his upside-down bike ride with Quinn, take down Poison Ivy from her swinging branch, and finally knock The Joker from the clown’s mouth down the slide and into the poison pool chamber. This set includes 8 minifigures with assorted accessories: Batman, Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, The Penguin, The Joker, Poison Ivy, and Harley. Gotham City’s amusement park is about to get a whole lot more fun!
The inmates have escaped and are on a rampage through Gotham City! But never fear, Batman and Robin are here to save the day.
This awesome Lego DC 10937 Arkham Asylum Breakout set lets you recreate all the action of the classic Batman story. It comes with 8 minifigures, including the Dynamic Duo themselves, plus The g, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard.
The detailed asylum features eight cells, each with its own special function. There’s a cell for electric shocks, one with a poison ivy plant, one with snakes and spiders, and one that looks like it’s full of lava! There’s also a security van that gets things started by crashing through the gothic gates.
Your job is to help Batman and Robin round up all the villains and put them back in their cells. But watch out – these crazy criminals will do whatever it takes to escape! Can you catch them all before they cause any more chaos?
Looking for a fun and challenging building project? Check out the LEGO 76023 The Tumbler! This intricately detailed model of the iconic vehicle from the Batman The Dark Knight Trilogy is a must-have for any fan of the films. Constructed from black LEGO elements with new color accents, The Tumbler features an adjustable top wing, detailed interior, and huge rubber-tread racing tires. Plus, this set comes with two exclusive minifigures – Batman and The Joker – that are sure to delight collectors and fans alike. So don’t wait – add The Tumbler to your LEGO collection today!
Other LEGO DC Sets
Over the years LEGO DC has focused mostly on Batman, however, there were a few other characters that got their own sets. Superman got 3 sets.
When it comes to super heroes, there are few that are as cool as Superman. Thankfully, LEGO has given the Man of Steel his own sets over the years. Here are three of the best.
1. Superman: Battle of Smallville – This set includes a super cool battle scene between Superman and Lex Luthor. It’s perfect for any fan of the DC Universe.
2. Superman: The Escape – This set is all about Superman trying to escape from the clutches of Lex Luthor. It’s a great set for any fan of action-packed adventures.
3. Superman: Metropolis Showdown – This set features a huge showdown between Superman and Doomsday. It’s an awesome set for any fan of superhero battles
In addition to the sets and CMF Minifigures, LEGO released several dozen different polybags.
Polybags are small, flexible plastic bags designed to hold minifigs and other small pieces.
Many polybag sets come with instructions for building a little LEGO model.
There is no limit on how many you can collect – they’re available at all stores nationwide, as well as on-line retailers
In addition to the regular polybags, LEGO would often release some limited edition ones around events like the LEGO Batman Movie.
The best part about this product? Poly bagging allows LEGO fans access incredible opportunities without breaking their budgets
LEGO Dimensions, lasted only a few years but was intended to be an action-adventure platform crossover video game that takes your favorite characters and environments from over 30 different franchises and lets you play them in one epic adventure!
The Starter Pack comes with the game, the USB toy pad, and three minifigures, so you can start playing right away. And with additional level packs and characters available for purchase, you can keep building your collection and expanding your gameplay experiences.
LEGO DC Constraction
Constraction Theme – No review of the DC LEGOs would be complete without mentioning the two sets that came out in 2012.
The LEGO Constraction theme which evolved from Technic included the Bionicle theme with it’s cult-like following as well as the Gladiator and Hero Factory lines.
There were three DC characters created as Constration models:
- Green Lantern
I never collected any of these, however, they can be had on the secondary market for around $20 each.
The LEGO DC Comics theme is popular among collectors for many reasons, not limited to just the minifigures. The sets are well-designed and capture the feel of the comic books, Cartoon Network show, and movies. With good guys and villains, there is something for everyone in this line. Do you collect DC LEGO? What is your favorite set or minifigure? Let us know in the comments below!