If you hadn’t heard, there’s a new Batman movie on the way. New Batman actor, new movie, new everything.
Wait, there’s a new Batman movie?
Yes, and of course, there are new Lego sets to go with it. We are going to explore this cave: Lego 76183 The Batman Batcave: The Riddler Face-Off set.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to details about this set.
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- Set #: 76183
- MSRP (USA): $79.99
- Piece Count: 581
- Minifigures: 6
- Price Per Piece: $0.14
- Release Date: 1/1/2022
- Age Rating: 8+
- Build Time: 2 – 3 hours
- Building Instructions: Click Here
This Batman LEGO set is split up into 5 bags to keep you busy. It has a set of stickers and a 99 page instruction booklet.
Even though it is the Batcave from the new film, it may not look like a Batcave you’re used to seeing. Or like one you’ve ever seen.
It has the gadgets and computer you’ve come to expect but it really looks more like a command station vice a cave. Very sophisticated.
Actually, it looks more like a subway station, which would explain why it says Wayne Terminus above Batman‘s computer.
Other than a rather long name for a Lego set, this box also comes with six minifigures and the Batcycle.
Which minifigures? More on those below.
As with any Lego set, difficulty varies from builder to builder. However, it still needs to be noted that this set, although not huge in scale, still comes with all the details one would expect with a Batcave.
That also includes a lot of small pieces.
It won’t be a frustrating build, but patience is always good to keep in your back pocket, especially when dealing with small pieces. Batman pretty much has his own tool box.
Seriously, he has a bunch of tools for working on his gadgets and Batcycle. So keep a good inventory because they’ll be the easiest pieces to misplace (or get vacuumed up).
LEGO Minifigures & Characters
This is what sets this, uh, set apart. Yes, it is the Batcave but you pretty much get the whole film’s Lego-related minifigures in one box. Well, not all but a sizable portion of them.
So, what figures are in the box?
Well, Batman, of course. And as the title suggests, there’s also the Riddler. Also included is Selina Kyle ;(aka, Catwoman), Lieutenant James Gordon, Alfred, and Bruce Wayne as a Drifter (we’ll have to wait and see the movie if he’s an actual drifter or in disguise.
Of course, these aren’t all of the characters in the movie, but you have to admit that’s a good number of minifigures, which is always a good thing. Although getting a Penguin figure here would have been awesome.
You might notice, too, Catwoman doesn’t go by Catwoman in this set. Perhaps that’s the way it is in the movie, which is the way Selina Kyle was portrayed in The Dark Knight Rises. Still, though, it would have made this set more comic-book friendly, but you can’t win them all.
Collectible Display vs Playability
This set is definitely geared more toward playability. Although it looks great, it doesn’t have the same awe-inspiring appearance that the Lego Batcave from the classic TV series has.
Then again, it is essentially a Creator Expert set with a comic book theme. This one is much closer to a Ninjago set.
Although the Batmobile isn’t included in this set, it’s big enough for the Batmobile if you want to round your Batcave completely. And why wouldn’t you want the Batmobile?
That car looks incredible and the Lego set does it justice.
But this isn’t a review for the Batmobile.
Kids will love this Batcave as will any Lego or Batman enthusiast.
More Brick For Your Buck
At a suggested retail price of $79.99, it’s far from a cheap Lego set, but a far cry from being over-the-top expensive.
Because of the amount of minifigures that come with this Batcave, it should be considered a fair investment.
Potential Lego Investment Value
Well, it’s hard to go wrong with any Lego Batman purchase. However, it will not be a rare set for some time.
The hope here would be investing in the name and the possibility the movie will become a huge success and sires future sequels, making this initial set the foundation of a whole laundry list of collectibles.
To get a 100% return on investment (ROI), you would need to sell this for about $200 if your buy cost is $79.99. This may vary with different marketplace fees.
For those of you looking to part this set out, you can expect to fetch maybe $150 or more for total parts sold, but we all know the value is in the 4 unique minifigures.
You really don’t need your arm pulled on this one.
Bottom line: this is a very solid set at a very reasonable price. Think of yourself as getting your foot in the collecting door for what may be the next big movie franchise.
A big movie franchise with an extremely well-developed intellectual property.
That’s almost money in the bank right there.
Overall, the new The Batman Batcave: The Riddler Face-Off Lego set is a solid collectible, but the real value here is the sheer number of minifigures included.
Hopefully, the movie is just as good.
How Many Pieces are in Lego The Batman 76183 Batcave: The Riddler Face-Off?
There are 581 pieces included in this LEGO set.
How Long Does It Take To Build Lego The Batman 76183 Batcave: The Riddler Face-Off?
The Lego Batman 76183 set take about three hours to build it.
How Much Does Lego The Batman 76183 Batcave: The Riddler Face-Off Cost?
The retail cost of this LEGO set will set you back $79.99. Of course, that’s the initial price. It may go up on the secondary market, depending on how popular the movie is.
It has sold out on the Lego site, which is a very good sign of how popular it already is.