Meh. One of the things about these Lego sets of things like the Batman Classic TV Series Batcave is that there are much, much better custom Lego versions of this. The Batcopter is very nice, though. I don’t see anything in this set that would make me want to part with $270.
Clever — a mug designed to be a platform for Lego and other plastic bricks. Available from Think Geek and other retailers.
Flickr user polywen has created an awesome, fully articulated Lego Batman.
Man, I remember back in 2003-2004 when Lego was having serious financial problems. Somehow they’ve turned that around to become the largest toy manufacturer in the world. According to Business Insider,
Danish toy maker Lego has taken the top spot as the world’s biggest maker of toys by sales, overtaking Barbie doll-maker Mattel, its first-half results showed on Thursday.
First-half sales rose 11.0 percent to 11.5 billion kroner (1.55 billion euros, $2.03 billion).
Performance was boosted by the Lego Movie product line which was launched together with the group’s eponymous feature film earlier this year.
One of the things Lego appears to have gotten much better is turning its licensed properties into bigger profits.
According to this 2009 Daily Mail article, back in 1999 Lego had actually rejected a Star Wars tie-in because of the violence inherent in the sci-fi epic. Today, of course, Star Wars-related products have become one of Lego’s major success stories.
This Lego version of Han Solo’s blaster reminds me of all the time I spent in 1979-80 with the awesome Kenner version of the Han Solo Blaster (with “2-Speed ‘Laser’ Sound!”)
Very nice Lego Pokemon from an Imgur user: