DC Comics Super Heroes

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DC Comics Super Heroes
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Years:

2011–present

Related themes:

Batman
Marvel Super Heroes

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

DC Comics Super Heroes, previously known as DC Universe Super Heroes, is a Super Heroes theme introduced in 2012, with preview edition Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman minifigures being given away at the San Diego and New York Comic Cons in 2011. Like its Marvel-based counterpart, sets draw inspiration from movies, cartoons, and comics based on DC properties featuring characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and the Teen Titans.

Description[edit]

The DC Universe has gone through a number of iterations through different media, and the LEGO theme reflects several of them, rather than being purely based on one. Different sets contain aspects from classic and Post-Crisis comics while others veer towards influences from the recent The New 52 reboot, and others still take from Batman: Arkham City or cartoons such as Teen Titans Go!. It is not unusual for these versions and for pieces which were created purely for the theme, such as The Joker's steamroller or The Riddler in a racing jacket, to be mixed into a single set. 76035 Jokerland, for example, includes Teen Titans minifigures which resemble their animated appearances and classic versions of The Joker and Poison Ivy while Batman and Harley Quinn's costumes are taken from The New 52. Movie sets, based on The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel, have had their films' content included only in their respective sets. Some items in Batman sets, such as his black suit and the Jokerland Batmobile, do, however, bear at least a passing resemblance to the 1989 Batman film.

The DC Comics theme has been, predominately, revolved around Batman and Gotham City. Batman's vehicles are slick and curvy, often black with yellow highlights. This makes them more colourful than many of the vehicles which were included in Batman.

Ultrabuilds[edit]

Background[edit]

The DC Universe is a shared universe populated primarily by superheroes, costumed crimefighters, and villains which live in both real and fictional cities. Its world includes such disparate elements from various genres including alien societies such as Thanagar and Krypton, humans with superpowers and access to futuristic technology, an organization of space cops who create hard light constructs, hidden communities of magicians, and lost cities of Amazons and Atlanteans. At the forefront of this universe is the Justice League, a team founded by seven premier superheroes to repel an alien invasion. The founding members of the Justice League are not always consistent between versions, but traditionally include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter, with Cyborg replacing The Martian in more recent incarnations.

Movies[edit]

Three sets are based on The Dark Knight trilogy, which takes place in a "realistic" world with grounded versions of Batman, his artillery, and villains such as The Joker and Bane.

Sets have also been released for 2013's Man of Steel and been announced for its followup, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which are part of a budding shared universe between DC movies, resembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this world, after Clark Kent discovers his heritage in the wake of an invasion of aliens from his home planet, he emerges as Superman, becoming a figure of controversy as mankind discovers that it is sharing its universe and planet with beings that possess godlike power. Following Superman's reveal, other heroes who have been operating secretly, such as Batman and Wonder Woman, come out of the shadows and into the public eye.

Products[edit]

Promotional Sets[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Batman Giveaway          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Green Lantern Giveaway          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Superman Giveaway          
No image 30160  Bat Jetski          
No image 30161  Batmobile          
No image Power  Armor Lex Luthor Promotional Set          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Bizarro Giveaway          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Shazam! Giveaway          
No image Batman  and Robin          
No image 2012  San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusive Limited Edition Print          
No image 30166  Robin and Redbird Cycle          
No image 5001623  Jor-El          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Black Suit Superman Giveaway          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Green Arrow Giveaway          
No image 5002126  Martian Manhunter          
No image 5004081  Plastic Man          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile          
No image Comic-Con  Exclusive Batman of Zur-En-Arrh Giveaway          
No image Arsenal  (set)          
No image 5004590  Bat-Pod          
No image 30604  Cosmic Boy          
No image 30446  The Batmobile          

Sets[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image 50003  Batman          
No image 6857  The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape          
No image 6858  Catwoman Catcycle City Chase          
No image 6860  The Batcave          
No image 6862  Superman vs. Power Armour Lex          
No image 6863  Batwing Battle Over Gotham City          
No image 6864  The Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase          
No image 10937  Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout          
No image 76000  Arctic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on Ice          
No image 76001  The Bat vs. Bane: Tumbler Chase          
No image 76002  Superman: Metropolis Showdown          
No image 76003  Superman: Battle of Smallville          
No image 76009  Superman: Black Zero Escape          
1377099 597196883676109 2106098529 n.jpg 76010  Batman: The Penguin Face Off  136  BatmanThe PenguinPenguin Minion (2)   $12.99 / €14.99  2014 
76011-box.jpg 76011  Batman: Man-Bat Attack  184  BatmanMan-BatNightwing   $19.99 / €24.99  2014 
76012-1.jpg 76012  Batman: The Riddler Chase  304  BatmanThe FlashThe Riddler   $29.99 / €34.99  2014 
Joker steam roller.jpg 76013  Batman: The Joker Steam Roller  486  BatgirlRobinBatmanThe JokerJoker goon   $49.99 / €59.99  2014 
No image 76023  The Tumbler          
No image 76025  Green Lantern vs. Sinestro          
No image 76026  Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas          
No image 76027  Black Manta Deep Sea Strike          
No image 76028  Darkseid Invasion          
No image 76034  The Batboat Harbor Pursuit          
No image 76035  Jokerland          
No image 76040  Brainiac Attack          
No image 76044  Clash of Heroes          
No image 76045  Kryptonite Interception          
No image 76046  Heroes of Justice: Sky High Battle          
No image 76052  Batman Classic TV Series Batcave          
No image 76053  Gotham City Cycle Chase          
No image 76061  Batman vs Catwoman          
No image 76062  Robin vs Bane          
No image 76063  The Flash vs Captain Cold          

Ultrabuild sets[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image 4526  Batman          
No image 4527  The Joker          
No image 4528  Green Lantern          
No image 5000728  DC Universe Super Heroes Collection          
Ultrabuild Combiners

Video Games[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image LEGO  Batman 2: DC Super Heroes          
No image LEGO  Batman 3: Beyond Gotham          

Movies[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image LEGO  Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite          
No image LEGO  DC Comics: Justice League vs. Bizarro League          
No image LEGO  DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!          
No image LEGO  Super Heroes DC Comics - Justice League: Cosmic Clash          


Miscellaneous[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image 853429  Batman Key Chain          
No image 853430  Superman Key Chain          
No image 853431  Batman, Robin, The Joker Magnet Set          
No image 853433  Wonder Woman Key Chain          
No image 850815  Arctic Batman Key Chain          

Books[edit]

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
No image LEGO  Batman: The Visual Dictionary          
No image LEGO  Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Comic Book          
No image LEGO  Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: Prima Official Game Guide          
No image LEGO  DC: Batman 8x8 1          
No image LEGO  DC: Batman 8x8 2          

Notes[edit]

Minifigures[edit]

DC characters have also appeared in several other themes and toylines, including Batman, The LEGO Movie, Dimensions, Juniors, DUPLO, Ultrabuild, and Games. As such, some variants exclusive to products from those lines are not specified in the list below. If they appear in one of those products with a variant which appears in the Super Heroes theme, it is not noted. At least one DC character (Killer Croc) who has been released in a set from one of these lines has not yet appeared in a Super Heroes set and is therefore not included.

All characters, including ones who appear in movies or are playable in video games, can be found here.

Heroes
Villains
Other

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