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Today we are quickly interested in the content of the LEGO DC set 76271 Batman The Animated Series Gotham City, a large box of 4210 pieces which will be available as an Insiders preview from April 1, 2024 at the public price of €299.99.

You know since the announcement of this colorful fresco, this is a strong homage to the animated series Batman: The Animated Series ou BTAS for the most die-hard fans or Batman: The Animated Series in our regions. Broadcast for the first time in 1992, this series has widely found its audience and its 65 episodes are now available on Netflix so that all those who never had the opportunity to watch it during their youth can do so.

LEGO is therefore going with a large fresco representing Gotham City from the series with its original “Art Deco” style architecture and its dark atmosphere. The construction, almost 80 cm long and more than 40 cm high, brings together numerous nods and other references to the series, the fan service is at work here to the hilt and everyone, including me Even those who have had excellent memories of this series will in principle not be disappointed.

The assembly of the product involves in part the junction between plates on which we gradually install all the planned elements, the progression is interesting and we never really get bored unlike certain LEGO mosaics that are more boring over time. I remember the wide variety of facades and techniques used to achieve the promised result, certain ideas are reused here and there but the progression is intelligently balanced so as to never have the impression of working on an assembly line.

There is no need to wait for the final result to benefit from all the good ideas in the set, each section reserves its share of layers integrating a detail or a scene and the object gradually becomes thicker as it progresses. installation of the different structures. It is therefore advisable to savor the assembly of the product and to take your time.

It will also be more difficult to come back to an underlay later without trying to guess whether this or that section is designed to be easily removed. Upon arrival, the fresco offers a beautiful effect of perspective and depth on Gotham City, like the LEGO Ideas set 21333 Vincent Van Gogh - The Starry Night, with the possibility of coming back whenever you want to pick up a section and enjoy what it hides or covers.

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Many of the winks proposed involve the installation of stickers with graphics that I find uninspired and that's a bit of a shame. I'm thinking in particular of the twenty or so gray stickers which feature different characters, it's a bit sad as it is and there was undoubtedly room to make these different stickers more visually attractive to better integrate them into the diorama. We inevitably recognize the characters concerned via their minimalist interpretation in the form of a minifig but I am a little disappointed by the very simplistic side of the aesthetic bias.

If certain stickers disappear in the depths of Gotham under removable elements, a large part of them remains visible on the surface and one wonders how these stickers will age on a product intended to sit on a piece of furniture or to be hung on the wall . We must also take into account the difficulty of maintaining and dusting such a product with a complex surface design; a brush will not be enough and it will be necessary to use an air can or a blower regularly to prevent dust from nesting in areas. very difficult to access spaces.

There are two pad-printed elements in this box, not counting the four minifigs provided: the Bat-Signal visible in the sky of Gotham and the micro-representation of Batman on a red background installed at the top of a building. This is a failure for the Bat-Signal, whose yellow color pad-printed on a black background offers a much less attractive rendering than the retouched official visuals and the design of the Tile red which features Batman is once again a little too simplistic to convince me.

For the rest, in my opinion it is flawless with a very successful fresco, a frame with very thin edges which does not cannibalize the work, the possibility of placing the construction on a piece of furniture without it tipping over at the slightest contact thanks to the integration of two retractable supports at the rear and the guarantee for the most dedicated fans to be able to spend time exploring Gotham by removing the different removable sections to discover what is going on behind each facade. I am not listing all these references for you, those who make the effort to spend €300 in this big box must retain the privilege of this discovery.

The fresco is topped with an inscription which reproduces quite well the font used for the title of the animated series, with white letters underlined by an undercoat of black which highlights the text. I am one of those who think that the fresco really benefits from the presence of this visual extension, I would even have appreciated if the designer added the mention "The Animated Series"somewhere at the top of the table and perhaps in the form of a pad-printed plate, just to have the complete reference.

I have scanned the two sticker sheets provided for you (see below), you will find there all the references and characters which will adorn the fresco during assembly.

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The product is accompanied by four new minifigs perched on a ledge independent of the main construction and flanked by two gargoyles in the manner of the presentation already seen in the sets 76139 1989 Batmobile et 76161 1989 Bat Wing. It's very successful and the four characters provided are graphically rather well executed with their outfits very faithful to those seen on the screen, except perhaps for Batman who struggles a little to convince me with this simplified and busy interpretation which lacks a bit. little visual elegance when comparing it with the outfit seen in the animated series.

I would also have appreciated a larger cast but here we have to make do with Catwoman, Batman, Harley Quinn and the Joker. Once again, certain pad prints are a little less successful in real life than on the official retouched visuals, I am thinking in particular of the white areas on the Harley Quinn figurine which turn pink on the red background of the parts that make up the figurine.

The fresco is sufficient in itself and some would undoubtedly have exchanged the handful of minifigs and the support provided for a lower retail price. That's not the case for me, I've watched this series a lot and being able to get four of the main characters is a real bonus that I appreciate alongside the build which instantly puts me back in the mood. This set is obviously aimed at a specific clientele and is not aimed at the youngest Batman fans who already have many much more fun little boxes on hand.

The homage to a cult animated series for an entire generation seems to me to be very well done, it will still be necessary to accommodate the price requested by LEGO, €300, to be able to display the thing in a comic book library or in an office rather than on the living room dresser. The product obviously falls into fan service but in my opinion it is done with a certain skill and the whole thing is coated in a really very original aesthetic which ensures an obvious link with the animated series from which it is inspired.

I already have a place reserved on my shelves for this beautiful object, I will make the effort as soon as the product is launched. For once, I balance the excessive nature of the public price of this box with a good combination between the pleasure of assembly linked to the discovery of the numerous references scattered throughout the streets of Gotham and the satisfaction of obtaining a visually very successful fresco. At the end, LEGO does not always manage to combine these two recipes with each other and I think that is the case here. I had a lot of fun building Gotham City with Chloe, each working on one of the two instruction booklets provided, and I've had just as much fun admiring the end result ever since.

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Today we take a quick tour of the content of the LEGO Star Wars set 75387 Boarding the Tantive IV, a box of 502 pieces available at the public price of €54.99 since March 1st.

Those who had already invested in a copy of the set 75324 Dark Trooper Attack are here on familiar ground with an open half-corridor which at least allows you to enjoy the action that takes place there and a few features so that this exhibition diorama is also a playset when you want to replay the scene in question. takes.

We could discuss at length the relevance of the staging via a corridor open on two of its sides, some consider that it is much too minimalist to convince them whereas others appreciate being able to easily install the figurines provided and have a little fun with the different integrated mechanisms. Tastes and colors are not up for debate, it's up to everyone to appreciate LEGO's proposal.

In addition to the few supports connected to levers clearly visible along the floor of the corridor, we also have a more discreet mechanism which allows you to open the door placed to the left of the construction. The functionality is rather well integrated if you view the diorama from the intended angle and it is easily accessible at two points on the back of the construction. We have fun with it for five minutes, it's anecdotal but we're not going to blame LEGO once again for making an effort to offer a little more than a simple model that's too static.

The floor of the corridor alternates between visible studs and smooth surfaces, there are enough possibilities to install the figurines provided and create a dynamic scene. For all those who would like to obtain a more opulent diorama, LEGO mentions the possibility of acquiring a second box and extending the corridor, this is documented at the end of the instruction booklet (see below) and the connection pins between both copies of the set are provided.

You obviously have to go back to the checkout to take advantage of this possibility but the result is a real playset half-open on both sides with which the youngest will be able to have a little fun and which will allow photographers to have a nice effect perspective.

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There are a few stickers to stick in this box, nine in total, and those most concerned about protecting their constructions from attacks from the sun, dust and time will be able to easily do without them without disfiguring the product. The white door is pad printed, it is very nicely executed. I think it is simply because a possible sticker might rub against the wall behind which it is stored that LEGO made the effort not to provide a sticker for this room.

As for the seven minifigs delivered in this box, it's mixed for a set celebrating the 25th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars range, I was expecting a little more something new. Darth Vader is supplied in the version whose head is also delivered in the sets 75347 Tie Bomber, 75368 Darth Vader Mech  et 75352 Emperor's Throne Room Diorama. The two Stormtroopers are those from the sets 75339 Death Star Trash Compactor et 75370 Stormtrooper Mech. The two rebel soldiers are the ones in the set 75365 Yavin 4 Rebel Base and so there is only Raymus Antilles completely new here. The latter can also be installed on a transparent brick which allows the figurine to be "suspended" to replay the famous scene seen on the screen during which the rebel passes from life to death.

We will console ourselves with the exclusive and “collector” minifig provided on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars range: that of Fives, the ARC Trooper. The figurine is quite detailed with pad printing for fans of the animated series. Star Wars: The Clone Wars should largely benefit from it.

The figurine is for the occasion accompanied by a pad-printed support which allows it to be staged and combined with other minifigs of the same barrel via a Plate black supplied which allows the connection between the supports. This minifig is off-topic here, I would have preferred a new version of a character associated with the scene.

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This display for minifigs which ultimately looks like a cinema set and which offers some fun possibilities seems to me to be rather well done and even if the scene perhaps deserved something a little more ambitious, I find it largely my account with a very convincing decor and a sufficient supply of figurines so that this piece of corridor is not too empty.

We recognize the places, the construction does not take up too much space and we ultimately obtain a beautiful decorative object in the form of a nod to a cult scene from the saga. What more could you ask for except to pay a little less for this box than its public price set at €54.99, which should quickly be possible elsewhere than on the manufacturer's official online store.

Note: The product shown here, provided by LEGO, is as usual involved. Deadline fixed at April 2th next at 23:59 p.m. Simply post a comment below the article to participate. Your participation is taken into account regardless of your opinion. Avoid “I’m participating” or “I’m trying my luck”, we suspect that this is the case.

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The March 2024 issue of the official LEGO Batman magazine is now available on newsstands and the previous issue remained very discreet on the minifig provided with this new issue of the magazine.

This is therefore yet another Batman figurine, delivered for the occasion with a jetpack to build. It's meager for €6.99 and this magazine is clearly struggling a little to broaden the offerings by integrating new characters. Batman is undoubtedly the best-selling character in the DC universe among young people, so the publisher is not taking any risks. Worse, the next issue expected on newsstands from June 14, 2024 will also be delivered with...Batman, this time perched on his robot armor to assemble.

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Attention all those who are considering ordering their copy of the LEGO Ideas set 21348 Dungeons & Dragons: Red Dragon's Tale as soon as it goes on sale in Insiders preview on April 1, 2024, they will be able to obtain a copy of the promotional set 5008325 Mimic Dice Box whose official visuals are now online on the official store. No minifig or dice in this small box of 168 pieces, but enough to assemble a chest to store your gaming accessories. The offer concerned, which will require being a member of the LEGO Insiders program, will be valid from 1st to 7th April 2024, while stock lasts.


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Onward to new flash sales at Amazon with a LEGO offer for the occasion which allows you to treat yourself to a few boxes at a reduced price. On the program, a selection of some LEGO Marvel, Creator, Jurassic World, ICONS, Disney, Hary Potter or even Technic and CITY references which benefit from an interesting reduction on their public price, even if the discount becomes a little less spectacular if we is based on the last price charged by the brand during the weeks preceding the operation.