LEGO Systems Introduces The LEGO® Batman Movie Collection
-Building sets, New LEGO BrickHeadz and a Series of Collectible Minifigures Anchor a Collection of Lifestyle Products Inspired by the Film-
NEW YORK, NEW YORK— (February 18, 2017) – Offering moviegoers the opportunity to recreate the action and excitement of Gotham City, LEGO Systems offers a world of play opportunities with new building sets, collectibles and lifestyle merchandise inspired by The LEGO® Batman Movie, featuring Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and other characters from the franchise. Directed by Chris McKay and starring Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes, the film comes from Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Animation Group, LEGO System A/S and DC Entertainment. The film opened nationwide February 10 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX.
“We’re thrilled to offer a collection of building sets and merchandise that brings children’s imaginations to life and furthers their engagement in the story and characters featured in The LEGO Batman Movie,” said Michael McNally, senior director, brand relations at LEGO Systems. “From classic building sets that recreate scenes from the film to new collectibles and lifestyle goods, fans of any age will find the perfect complements to fuel their creative play.”
Thirteen construction sets, ranging in price from $12.99 to $149.99, are available now, including: The Joker Balloon Escape ($14.99), Catwoman Catcycle Chase ($19.99), Mr. Freeze Ice Attack ($19.99), Scarecrow Special Delivery ($19.99), The Penguin Acrtic Roller ($29.99), The Riddler Riddle Racer ($29.99), Clayface Splat Attack ($34.99), The Joker Notorious Lowrider ($49.99), The Batmobile ($59.99), Killer Croc Tail-Gator ($69.99), The Scuttler ($79.99), Batcave Break-In ($99.99), and Arkham Asylum ($149.99). A series of 20 collectible LEGO Minifigures are available now for $3.49 each.
Five additional sets inspired by the film will be released in June 2017, including: Scarecrow Fearful Face-off ($14.99), Bane Toxic Truck Attack ($49.99), Two-Face Double Demolition ($59.99), The Batwing ($89.99), The Ultimate Batmobile ($129.99).
Available beginning in March, LEGO BrickHeadz offer a whole new way to collect and build stylized versions of iconic characters from the film, reimagined in colorful brick form, including: Batman, Batgirl, Robin and The Joker ($9.99 each).
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment brings the film to life in LEGO Dimensions with Excalibur™ Batman Fun Pack ($14.99) and The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack ($44.99).
Collaboration with select licensees bring the film to life with a wide variety of merchandise in lifestyle categories. Publishing partners Scholastic and DK Publishing will offer an assortment of readers, sticker books, activity books and movie guides. Costumes and clothing partners include Bioworld, Disguise, Evy, Fast Forward, Franco, Handcraft, Isaac Morris, and SGI Apparel. Phone and tablet accessories are produced by Sakar. Paper goods such as greeting cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, calendars, posters, stickers, and party favors will be made available by Hallmark, Trends International and Amscan. IQ/Santoki will create an assortment of school items like book markers, composition books, luggage tags, key lights, journals and head lamps. Storage partner ROOM Copenhagen is producing lunchboxes, drinking bottle, thermos cup, sorting box, storage box, and a minifigure display case. Alarm clocks and watches will be produced by Clic Time.
The Feature Film
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s™ hostile takeover, Batman™ may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
The LEGO Batman Movie stars Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Chris McKay, it is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, with executive producers Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis. The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington; story by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on LEGO Construction Toys and based on characters from DC Entertainment. Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Music is by Lorne Balfe.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures / Lord Miller / Vertigo Entertainment production, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. It is rated PG for rude humor and some action. www.legobatman.com
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About The LEGO Group
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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
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About DC Entertainment
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