Ordinarily I like to wait until we get some official hi-res photos before previewing upcoming sets, but a couple of sets were revealed via being found in stores this week that are just screaming to be talked about. These sets include the first-ever LEGO Clayface figure–which happens to be brick-built and totally awesome–and three sets that can combine together into one…
Clayface will be featured as the central element in the 70904 Clayface Splat Attack set, which is officially part of the January 2017 wave of set. The buildable Clayface LEGO figure looks to have at least six points of articulation and an amazing stud texture making up his whole body. He’s even get a stud-shooting left fist! Love it!!
LEGO 70904 will also include an exclusive minifigure of the Mayor (who’s stuck in clay–heh), as well a standard black costume movie Batman minifigure.
Man, TLG sure is obsessed with pizza this year, aren’t they? Not only are we getting the City Pizza Van set I talked about last week this winter, but also a Friends Pizzeria. And now…? Pizza Delivery Scarecrow!
No, seriously, there’s actually a limited retailer exclusive 70910 Scarecrow’s Special Delivery set coming our way as part of the LEGO The Batman Movie sets theme featuring a Pizza Delivery Disguise Scarecrow minifigure. He’s driving a white motorcycle with a trailer filled with Luigi’s Pizzeria pizzas (although I imagine we’re actually only getting one pizza box with the set and not a whole trailer full of them).
I know a lot of collectors are going to be disappointed that this set comes with a weird disguised Scarecrow minifig instead of a cheap standard Scarecrow, but it’s hard to fault TLG too much for giving us something different. And speaking of “different”…
Once combined, the trio of LEGO Batman Movie sets forms what appears to be some sort of evil villainous chemical factory (with, uh… hungry supervillains ordering out for pizza delivery, perhaps?). It’s a bit weird, but I love seeing this kind of novelty with three cheap sets being able to form one larger one.
The LEGO Batman Movie sets seen in this article are all part of the batch that’s expected to be released for sale online in January 2017. That said, several of the sets that weren’t supposed to be released until after Thanksgiving are already starting to appear in some retail stores in the United States, so it’s possible that we’ll end up seeing all these sets in stores before the holidays! (And I sure hope we do–I’m dying for that Clayface!)
What do you think of the newest reveals in the 2017 LEGO The Batman Movie theme, brick fans? Will you be building your own brick-built Clayface or adding a covert pizza man Scarecrow minifigure to your own collections this winter?