Lego Review-- Batman: Man-Bat Attack from DC Superheroes by Lego
Set Name: 76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attack
# of pieces: 184 + one manual
Figures included: Nightwing, Batman, and Man-Bat
There are some very cool little features like the detailed instrument tile here. I really wish the Batman logo was printed, though, and not just a sticker. I really dislike stickers on Lego bricks. Printed pieces look so much better!
While I sometimes find the flick-fire missiles to be a bit silly (particularly on The Lord of the Rings sets, they rally work here and add soem nice armaments to the Batcopter. The searchlight is a really cool feature, too. Very unusual looking but lots of fun, particularly because it can pivot. The jets on the sides are neat, but the tend to swivel out of position with just a simple touch.
There's a winch hidden under the tail section of the aircraft. It simply raises and lowers when you turn the black knob. According to the toys description, the intention is that you can use it to lift Nightwing's glider out of danger. That seems kind of an odd use of this, but the winch is a cool feature nonetheless.
While Man-Bat is probably the figure most people want, I think Nightwing is my favorite. I love the New 52 styled red outfit and eyes. Nightwing looks really harsh and terrifying here. He's got some cool muscle detailing on both his front and back torso and two faces. You can choose to have either a grinning Nightwing or a serious looking Nightwing. The spikey hair really works for him and is a pretty cool hairpiece. I wish he came with his Eskrima sticks, but you can always give him the extra Batarang that came with Batman.
I like the color and design of Nightwing's glider, but it's really bizarre functionally. On there's a place for Nightwing to stand on the underside of it, but there is really no decent way to set this piece up unless you use a stand or something. It doesn't balance well and if you lay it flat like in the picture on the right, Nightwing is basically just crushed or hidden by it. The grappling hooks are on hinged arms and the wings on the sides also can fold into different positions.
This is a fun smaller set that should only run you around $20. While it's a bit disappointing to not get a new or unique Batman mini, you're still getting three solid minifigures here, a fairly nice medium sized vehicle, and a decent mini vehicle. I'm giving the set a Great. It's really cool to have one of the most desired minifigures to come with a set on the lower end of the price scale. There's a lot to build and some neat accessory pieces (grappling hooks, dynamite) to spice things up. If you can get ahold of a clear Lego stand (or even a regular one) you'll like the Nightwing glider even more.
I've only reviewed one other DC Superheroes/ Batman Lego set on here: Arkham Asylum Breakout