A set review for the set "76013 Batman The Joker Steam Roller". Please comment, rate and enjoy!
About this creation
So here is what you get. The box, two instruction booklets, a comic (yes it's the same as all the other ones in the DC wave) and the set itself.
So let's start with the Steam Roller itself. It's actually very nicely designed and looks great! There is a lot of detail on it that you don't notice until you actually build it. As shown here, the front 'roller' twists from side to side to allow you to actually steer it.
These are really simple flick-fire missiles. They don't even lock in place like normal flick-fires, they're loose, so be careful when tipping it up.
The cabin is neatly made and the roof is easy to remove for playing inside. The lips look great too.
The giant back wheels.
This is the back of the roller. Some of the detail I mentioned earlier can be seen here. The engine section is very nice. Well built and chunky too.
Here is a picture with the roof taken off.
Now, onto the Batplane. In this form, it looks quite cool. With the wings out it looks like a proper place.
Then you pull on the front 'bumper' and the wings snap forwards. Now the issue here is that because the part you're pulling on is between the wings, they snap shut on your hand. So you have to be careful there.
And this is what it looks like when they're closed. I'm not sure what the purpose of them being able to do this is though. The only thing I can thing of is the parade scene from the Tim Burton Batman film, with Jack Nicholson's Joker in which there is a pair of scissors on the front of the Batplane which he uses to cut the ropes on the balloons. NO idea though.
Mandatory flick-fires. (Proper ones this time.)
Of course the cockpit opens up to put Batman inside. Not sure why the interior is brown though.
The rear of the plane does look a little unfinished to me. It just seems a bit blocky and odd.
Now, onto the figures. Batman is the same as he is in virtually all of the other sets. The other 4 are totally new though and they're all awesome! Batgirl is fantastic. Her new headpiece is great, as is her cape and new torso. Her face is a nice new female head too. Robin (Damien Wayne ((I think))), is cool too. Little legs to show his age, nice new face, nice new figure all around really. The Joker's goon is actually better than he looks at first glance. For instance, his facepaint looks hastily applied, which is cool and his jacket is great too (see picture after next). The Joker's new torso is a great new addition to The Joker range, again looking like a nod to the Jack Nicholson Joker. I also love his purple hat.
Here are the backs of the Bat family figures. Batman as standard. Batgirl's alt face is nice too and so is Robin's. All have back printing which of course is normal now on minifigs.
Now, here you can see what I meant about the Joker's goon's jacket. I think that shows a level of detail that LEGO don't normally go into in sets. The back of the Joker is pretty simple. Neither have double-sided faces.
And lastly, I'm not sure if this is a new piece or not. I've certainly never come across it before. But you get two of these for the giant lips on the Steam Roller.
Build:9/10 Figures:10/10 Pieces:8/10 Playability Factor:10/10 Value For Money:8/10 Overall:9/10
This is a really good set. The figures are awesome, it's a great one to play with, has lots of neat parts and has some great details. The models are really sturdy too. Just a couple of little things that let it down though. The back of the Batplane for me is just a bit odd and of course, as unfortunately is usual nowadays, it is a little overpriced. Not by much I don't think, but if you can get it cheaper than the RRP, do so.