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Years:

2011present

Subtheme of

Super Heroes

Related themes:

Batman
Marvel
Ultrabuild
Hero Factory
BIONICLE

This article is about the theme. For the company, see DC Comics. For the sets from 2006-2008, see Batman (Theme).


DC Comics, previously known as DC Universe, is a subtheme of Super Heroes introduced in December 2011. Preview edition Batman and Green Lantern minifigures were given away at the 2011 San-Diego Comic Con. In addition to Batman and Green Lantern, Superman was also given out at the New York City Comic-Con.

Description

Sets in the DC Comics theme mostly revolve around Batman and his rogues gallery, but other heroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Green Lantern have appeared, although only Superman actually has some foes from his series that appears in a box set (Lex Luthor and General Zod).

Most of the sets are very similar to sets from the previous Batman theme, but are now fully comic-based and have a more colourful and cartoony approach to the source material, as opposed to the darker colours used in the original theme, which was mostly based on Batman: The Animated Series (a popular Batman cartoon from the nineties). Many of the minifigures from the original theme which were based on their animated series counterparts (such as The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Two-Face), and have been changed to resemble a comic-inspired iteration. Characters who already were based on the comic books (such as Catwoman, Bane, and The Riddler) have changed the least, only being updated with new prints, and colours (and in Riddler's case, a new mould, the Small Clown's bowler hat).

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The only comic book based Superman set

Most characters colour schemes have remained the same, except for Two-Face's, which has drastically changed from white and black to orange and purple. Batman's vehicles frequently use black and yellow where the original ones would use black and gold; he also occasionally uses a light grey and dark blue coloured vehicle.

While in the original Batman sets, many villains would carry guns, most of the villains in DC Universe don't have guns at all, the exception being The Joker who even then has his false "BANG" gun.

While many of the structures in Batman would use dark colours like grey, black, and brown, the three structures released in DC Universe; Joker, Riddler, and Harley Quinn's funhouse, a bank, and The Batcave, are generally more colourful; The Funhouse mixes the colourschemes of all three villains included together (this includes colours such as black, red, white, purple, green, and yellow), and the Batcave uses both of the colourschemes Batman has used on his vehicles throughout the first wave (black and yellow and dark blue and grey), and adds transparent light blue lights.

So far, four System sets revolving around a hero other than Batman has been released. 76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown, 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville, and 76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape are based on the film Man of Steel. 6862 Superman vs. Power Armour Lex depicts Superman fighting a large, purple and green, kryptonite-powered mech piloted by his arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor, while trying to rescue Wonder Woman. In this set Superman is based on the comics.

Even though the DC sets are mostly comic based, two promotional items given away at the 2011 San Diego Comic-con depict Batman and Green Lantern (who hasn't appeared as a minifigure elsewhere currently)

In 2013, a set inspired by The Dark Knight Rises was released. It includes Batman, Bane, and Commissioner Gordon inspired by their appearances in The Dark Knight trilogy. Also included is The Bat, which is black with blue highlights, a redesigned Tumbler in a desert camouflage colour scheme and smaller than the original, and two yellow and black barricades.

10937 Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout, features a new model of Arkham Asylum, which featured dark colours such as dark grey, black, and dark red. It also brings back the dark and gothic feeling to the theme.

76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice features the Batboat in the same black and yellow color scheme as the previous year's vehicles and a white, trans blue, and grey ice prison. It also features Batman in an exclusive Arctic suit and Aquaman , the only non-Batman character in the winter 2013 wave.

Guns are introduced to the DC subtheme and one is given to Gordon. The villains, however, still mostly lack guns or weapons( the exceptions being Mr. Freeze, who has his freeze gun and The Penguin who has his umbrella)

The Penguin who was featured in the original theme based on his comic book appearance, is only updated with new prints and colours. The Scarecrow and Mr. Freeze, who were based on their appearances on Batman:The Animated Series, are updated with new prints and colours and with Freeze a new helmet and gun design.

Three sets based on the Superman movie, Man of Steel were released to coincide with the release of the film. All minifigures in the Man of Steel -themed sets are based on their appearance in the film.

76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown depicts a fight between Superman with a yellow and black sports car and General Zod with a black satellite on a grey and tan base, that has a feature to launch the car.

76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville features Superman and Colonel Hardy in a tan military jeep, battling Zod, Faora and Tor-An in a grey spaceship.

76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape depicts Superman saving Lois Lane trapped in a black pod from Zod on a dark grey platform.

In 2014 five Batman-based sets will be released, all of which include new variants of past minifigures or new minifigures. There may be a second wave later in the year. 2014 is the only year Batman will appear in three series.

76010 Batman: The Penguin Face Off depicts a battle between The Penguin and Batman in the Gotham Iceberg Lounge. Penguin comes with a duck boat and Batman comes with a jet ski. 2 Penguin Minions also comes with the set. The Penguin's variant is exclusive to the set.

76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attack features Batman, Man-Bat and Nightwing battling over Gotham City. Batman comes with his Batcopter. Nightwing comes with his glider, and his costume is based off the New 52. Nightwing and Man-Bat are exclusive to this set.

76012: Batman: The Riddler Chase depicts a car chase between Batman's Batmobile and The Riddler in his dragster. The Flash is there to lend a hand by racing alongside Batman in hopes of stopping The Riddler. The Riddler's variant is exclusive to the set, and Flash is exclusive to the set.

76013 Batman: The Joker's Steam Roller features Batman, Batgirl, Damian Wayne, Joker and the Joker Henchman battling on the streets of Gotham City. Batman has his Batplane, and the Joker has his steamroller. Batgirl and Damian Wayne are exclusive to this set, and The Joker and The Joker's Henchman variant is exclusive to this set also.

10672 Batman: Batcave is a set in the Juniors line. This set comes with Batman, Robin and The Joker. Robin's variants are exclusive to this set.

It is confirmed that Batman will appear in 70815 Police Dropship for The LEGO Movie alongside Emmet, Johnny Thunder, Green Ninja and two Robo SWAT.

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash will be in The LEGO Movie. Batman will be one of the stars in the film.

Martian Manhunter will appear physically in 2014 as a promotion through the online LEGO store.

Ultrabuilds

The Ultrabuilds are constructable action figures based on a ball-and-socket building system. All of the figures are made of a black and grey TECHNIC-like skeleton, with armor of varying colors placed upon it, although they all feature unique, semi-realistic head moulds.
They are built similarly to recent Hero Factory sets. All of the ultrabuild figures have two friction joints, which do not appear in similarly sized Hero Factory sets, an exclusive head, and all feature either a printed chest or torso piece.

Three DC ultrabuilds have been released to date based on Batman, The Joker, and strangely, Green Lantern who has yet to appear in a system set. The Ultrabuild figures utilize different colourschemes than their respective minifigures, and also have different weapons.

Batman is depicted as wearing blue boots, a blue cowl, blue sleeves, and blue over his chest, while everything else is gunmetal in colour, with the exception of his "cape" which is made of two long, curved pieces on either side of his back. Batman carries a sword, while in the sets he generally carries a batarang.

Green Lantern, who has only been promotionally released in his movie based costume, has bright green boots, shoulder pads, and chest, while his upper legs and lower torso are gunmetal, and his arms are gunmetal and white. Unlike his minifigure, who had no accessories in the promotion, Green Lantern wields a construct which takes the form of a morning-star weapon.

The Joker is the most drastically different from his minifigure, who mostly wears purple. As an Ultrabuild, however, he wears little purple, only having it on his shoulders, coat tails, lower arms, and lower legs. His other parts are a large variety of colors including gunmetal, bright green, and orange. He also carries a ray gun which uses colours such as transparent orange, white, and transparent neon green.

Background

The DC Universe subtheme's continuity is based on no particular DC continuity, but instead follows the original one used in the Batman theme, which is based on the comic books and the DC Animated Universe. So far, the story has mostly been told through the comic books included in the DC sets.

In the first comic, The Joker and Harley Quinn team up with The Riddler, and capture Robin. They hang him over a barrel of a green substance until Batman arrives and triggers the traps at their hideout, using them against the villains. Batman then rescues Robin, and the three villains then escape on the roller coaster, leaving the ending open for play opportunities.

In the second, Catwoman steals a diamond and Batman gives chase to her.

The third issue depicts Batman and Robin capturing Poison Ivy, and bringing her back to The Batcave. Bane then enters on his drill to rescue Ivy. Bruce Wayne quickly changes into Batman, and uses the Batcycle to fight Bane's drill, before it is left at a cliff-hanger.

In the fourth, Lex Luthor has captured Wonder Woman and Superman proceeds to save her. Lex's mech is destroyed, but he escapes. Wonder Woman is then shown posed heroically, swinging her lasso, again leaving the end open.

In the next comic, The Joker returns, this time in his helicopter and with a henchman. He tries to drop a laughing gas bomb on Gotham City, but the Batwing almost destroys his helicopter. The Joker and the henchman are shown grasping on to the rotor, once again leaving the end open.

In the final comic, Two-Face is robbing a bank. Batman gives chase to him in the Batmobile, at which point the comic ends openly again.

[[Video:Lego Batman 2 First Look Intro Video|thumb|300px|left|The LEGO Batman Short]] In a three-part story in LEGO Magazine and on LEGO.com, Batcave Break-in, Lex Luthor creates the Injustice Gang, a team composed of himself, The Joker, Catwoman, Bane, Poison Ivy, and Two-Face. They manage to find the Batcave and defeat Batman and Robin, but fail to decide who gets to have their revenge first, which causes them to fight amongst themselves, and allows Batman and Robin to escape and capture them all at once. Strangely, Mr. Freeze and Harley Quinn appear on the cover of the first part of Batcave Break-in, but don't appear in the story. Mr. Freeze did not even appear in any of the Super Heroes sets at the time.

A sequel to LEGO Batman: The Videogame has been released. It revolves around The Joker teaming up with Lex Luthor to get his revenge on Batman. The Justice League come to his aid in his hour of need. See LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for more information.

A LEGO Batman Short aired on DC Nation in March 2012. In it, Batman and Robin are chasing The Joker, who has stolen the Man of the Year award, which was supposed to be awarded to Bruce Wayne. The Joker is caught and sent to Arkham Asylum, a defeat which Lois Lane is shown reporting. Lex Luthor then arrives and frees Joker (and The Penguin when he was demonstrating his gun) from his cell, and they form a partnership. The short is directly related to LEGO Batman 2 and clips from it have appeared in various trailers and other advertisements.

In the winter 2013, one comic was released featuring all three sets. Dr. Harleen Quinzel (as Harley Quinn) with the help of The Penguin breaks The Joker, Mr. Freeze, The Scarecrow, and Poison Ivy out of Arkham Asylum, while Batman arrives to stop it, but is frozen by Freeze. The other villians leave Freeze behind, and Robin arrives and beats Freeze while Batman subdues the other villians.Aquaman talks with a whale before arriving on a dock and frozen by Mr. Freeze with Batman coming to his rescue in the Batboat. Batman in The Bat and Commissioner Gordon work to stop Bane in a camo Tumbler and are successful.

In spring, 2014, another comic was released depicting the four sets released in that era. It starts with the Penguin stealing a precious jewel, and escapes on his duck boat, with scuba Batman in hot pursuit. Batman makes quick work of the Penguin, but the explosion sends the gem into the air, where Man-Bat takes it. Nightwing arrives on the scene with his glider-jet, which is broken by Man-Bat, but Batman saves him and defeats the villian in the Batcopter. But the gem falls once more, into the bag of the Riddler, who has gotten away with money after a recent robbery. The Flash goes after him, but the Riddler defeats him with his banana. However, due to moving at such high speeds, the Riddler loses all of his money and the gem, which the Flash recovers. Batman comes in on the Batmobile, and after narrowly dodging the Riddler's bomb, hits one of his wheels. Batman and the Flash tie up the Riddler, and the Flash returns the money to the bank. However, the Riddler and Batman notice a disturbance, which is the Joker's steamroller, which wrecks havoc on Gotham City and its people. Robin manages to defeat his goon, but the Joker swerves, knocking both of them off the vehicle, but Batgirl saves Robin. Batman arrives in the Batwing, but his flick fire missiles are deflected by the Steamroller. Thinking outside of the box, Batman closes in the wings, and manages to capture the Joker.

Products

Promotional sets

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
Newslego2012 Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Giveaway 6 Batman Free 2011
Comic-Con Exclusive Green Lantern Giveaway Comic-Con Exclusive Green Lantern Giveaway 5 Green Lantern Free 2011
Comic-Con Exclusive Superman Giveaway Comic-Con Exclusive Superman Giveaway 6 Superman Free 2011
30160 30160 Bat Jetski 40 Batman 2012
30161 30161 Batmobile None 2012
LegoBatman2 bonusLG 30164 Power Armor Lex Luthor Promotional Set 16 Lex Luthor Free (with preorder of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes from certain retailers) 2012
Comic-Con Exclusive Bizarro Giveaway Comic-Con Exclusive Bizarro Giveaway 6 Bizarro Free 2012
Shazam Comic-Con Exclusive Shazam! Giveaway 6 Shazam! Free 2012
Batman&robin Not applicable Batman and Robin Not applicable 2012
Lego-batman-visual-dictionary-exclusive-print-sdcc-2012 Not applicable 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusive Limited Edition Print 1 Not applicable 2012
30166 Robin and Redbird Cycle 30166 Robin and Redbird Cycle 37 Robin 2013
Lego-super-heroes-dc-polybag-jor-el 5001623 Jor-El 5 Jor-El Free 2013
Green-Arrow Comic-Con Exclusive Green Arrow Giveaway 4 Green Arrow Free 2013
12441877634 a04a845ca4 b 5002126 5002126 Martian Manhunter 4 Martian Manhunter Free (With purchase of $75 or more) 2014

Sets

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
6857 alt111
6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape 380 Batman
Harley Quinn
Robin
The Joker
The Riddler
Flag-US $39.99
Flag-DE €49.99
Flag-UK £39.99
Flag-AU $89.99
2012
LEGO-Super-Heroes-Catwoman-Catcycle-City-Chase
6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase 89 Batman
Catwoman
Flag-US $11.99
Flag-DE €14.99
Flag-AU $24.99
2012
LEGO-Super-Heroes-Batcave
6860 The Batcave 690 Bane
Batman
Bruce Wayne
Poison Ivy
Robin
Flag-US $69.99
Flag-DE €79.99
Flag-UK £69.99
Flag-AU $129.99
2012
111201-lego
6862 Superman vs. Power Armour Lex 207 Lex Luthor
Superman
Wonder Woman
Flag-US $19.99
Flag-DE €26.99
Flag-AU $39.99
2012
LEGO-Super-Heroes-6863-Batwing-Battle-over-Gotham-City
6863 Batwing Battle Over Gotham City 278 Batman
Joker Henchman
The Joker
Flag-US $34.99
Flag-DE €49.99
Flag-UK £34.99
Flag-AU $59.99
2012
6864 alt1 6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase 531 Batman
Guard
Two-Face
Two-Face Henchman
Two-Face Henchman
Flag-US $49.99
Flag-DE €59.99
Flag-AU $99.99
2012
10937 box cover art 10937 10937 Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout 1619 Batman
Dr. Harleen Quinzel
Guard
Poison Ivy
Robin
The Joker
The Penguin
The Scarecrow
Flag-US $159.99
Flag-DE €159.99
Flag-UK £129.99
2013
76000 alt1 76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice 198 Aquaman
Arctic Batman
Mr. Freeze
Flag-US $19.99 2013
76001 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase 368 Bane
Batman
Commissioner Gordon
Flag-US $39.99 2013
76002box 76002 Superman: Metropolis Showdown 119 General Zod
Superman
Flag-US $19.99 2013
76003box 76003 Superman: Battle of Smallville 418 Colonel Hardy
Faora
General Zod
Superman
Tor-An
Flag-US $49.99 2013
76009 alt1.jpg 76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape 168 General Zod
Lois Lane
Superman
Flag-US $19.99 2013
1377099 597196883676109 2106098529 n 76010 Batman:The Penguin Face Off 136 Batman
The Penguin
Penguin Minion x2
Flag-US $12.99 2014
76011-1 76011 Batman: Man-Bat Attack 184 Batman
Man-Bat
Nightwing
Flag-US $19.99 2014
The Riddler Chase 76012 Batman: The Riddler Chase 304 Batman
The Flash
The Riddler
Flag-US $29.99 2014
Joker Steamroller 76013 Batman: The Joker Steam Roller 486 Batman
The Joker
Batgirl
Damian Wayne
Joker Henchman
Flag-US $49.99 2014
Tumbler
76023 76023 UCS Tumbler 1869 Batman
The Joker
Flag-US $199.99 2014
76025-1
76025 76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro 174 Batman
Green Lantern
Sinestro
Flag-US $19.99 2015
LEGO-DC-Gorilla-Grodd-Goes-Bananas-76026-Box-640x512
76026 Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas 347 Gorilla Grodd
Captain Cold
The Flash
Wonder Woman
Batman
Truck Driver
Flag-US $39.99 2015
76027-1
76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike 387 Batman
Robin
Aquaman
Black Manta
Flag-US $39.99 2015
2015-LEGO-Darkseid-Invasion-76028-Set-Box-LEGO-DC-Superheroes-Winter-2015-640x457
76028 Darkseid Invasion 545 Superman
Green Arrow
Hawkman
Cyborg
Darkseid
Flag-US $59.99 2015

Ultrabuild sets

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
4526 alt1 4526 Batman 40 Not applicable Flag-US $14.99
Flag-DE €14.99
Flag-UK £10.99
Flag-AU $22.99
2012
4527 alt1 4527 The Joker 57 Not applicable Flag-US $10.99
Flag-DE €14.99
Flag-AU $22.99
2012
4528 alt1 4528 Green Lantern 38 Not applicable Flag-US $14.99
Flag-DE €14.99
Flag-UK £10.99
Flag-AU $22.99
2012
5000728 5000728 DC Universe Super Heroes Collection 135 Not applicable Flag-US $32.97 2012
Combination models

Video Games

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
Bat2man Not applicable LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 16 (with preorder from certain retailers) Lex Luthor (with preorder from certain retailers) 2012
LEGO Batman Beyond Gotham 6 Not applicable LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Not applicable Not applicable Fall 2014

Movie

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
207px-91hdEQrcTTL._AA1500_.jpg Not applicable LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite Not applicable Clark Kent $24.99

£24.99

2013

Board Game

Image#SetPiecesMicrofigure(s)PriceReleased
50003-batman-board-game-600x632 50003 Batman 257 Batman
Robin
Batgirl
Nightwing
The Joker
The Riddler
Mr. Freeze
Two-Face
Flag-US $29.99 2013

Magnets

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
853431 alt1 853431 Batman, Robin, The Joker Magnet Set Batman
Robin
The Joker (As magnets)
Flag-US $14.99
Flag-DE €9.99
Flag-UK £9.99
Flag-AU $N/A in this country
2012

Key Chains

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
853429 alt1 853429 Batman Key Chain 1 Batman Flag-US $2.99
Flag-DE €3.99
2012
853430 alt1 853430 Superman Key Chain 1 Superman Flag-US $4.99
Flag-DE €3.99
Flag-UK £2.99
2012
853433 alt1 853433 Wonder Woman Key Chain 1 Wonder Woman Flag-US $2.99
Flag-DE €3.99
2012
850815 alt1 850815 Arctic Batman Key Chain 1 Batman Flag-US $4.99
Flag-UK £2.99

Additional prices:
Flag-CA $5.49
2013

Books

Image#SetPiecesMinifigure(s)PriceReleased
Batman dictionary LEGO Batman: The Visual Dictionary Batman (Electro Suit) Flag-US $21.99
Flag-UK £16.98
2012
A1 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Comic Book Free (with preorder of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes from certain retailers) 2012
Lego Batman 2 Prima Guide LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: Prima Official Game Guide June 19, 2012
LEGO DC: Batman 8x8 1 Flag-US $3.99 2012
LEGO DC: Batman 8x8 2 Flag-US $3.99 2012

Notes

Minifigures

AquamanFig1
Sh009
BaneFig1
Batgirl 2014
Sh002
Sh025
Sh016
Sh016a
Sh019
ElectroBatman
BlackBatmanwWingsFig1
NewBatmanFig3
DarkKnightFIg1
LB2014
Batman (Scuba Suit)
Bizarro-2
Sh026
Sh006
Clark Kent fig
ColonelHardy
SwatGordonFig1
HarleenHarleyFig1
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Faora
StandardZod
ArmouredZod
Green Arrow
Green Lantern 2015
Sh023
Sh024
JokerGoon76013
Sh020
Jor-El
Sh012
Sh038
Lois happy
Man-Bat
Martian Manhunter2
MrFreezeFig1
Nightwing 2014 face
Penguin minion
Sh010
Sh011
HoodedRobinFig2
Shazam-2
Sh003
Superman2013
Black-Suit-Superman
The Flash (physical)
Sh005
LfyW
Joker 2014
PenguinFig1
Penguin 2014
Sh008
Riddler2014
Scarecrowfig1
Tor-An
Sh007
Sh022
AquamanBane (Comic)Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)BatgirlBatman (Comic-Con suit)Blue BatmanBlack BatmanBlack Batman (New Cowl)Blue Jet-pack BatmanElectro Suit BatmanBlack Winged BatmanArctic BatmanBatman (The Dark Knight Rises suit)Batman (Beware the Batman suit)Batman (Scuba Suit suit)BizarroBruce WayneCatwomanClark KentColonel HardyCommissioner GordonDr. Harleen QuinzelDamian WayneFaoraGeneral Zod (Standard suit)General Zod (Combat Armour)Green ArrowGreen LanternGuardHarley QuinnJoker Goon (Demolition Uniform)Joker HenchmanJor-ElLex Luthor (Suit)Lex Luthor (Warsuit)Lois LaneMan-BatMartian ManhunterMr. FreezeNightwingPenguin MinionPoison IvyRobinRobin(2013 Hooded)Shazam!Superman (Comics)Superman (Man of Steel)Superman (Black Suit)The FlashThe JokerThe Joker (Inmate)The Joker (Gangster)The PenguinThe Penguin (Fur Coat)The RiddlerThe Riddler (Racing Suit)The ScarecrowTor-AnTwo-FaceTwo-Face Henchman
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Joker in UCS Tumbler
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