Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazed78 76053 Batman: Gotham City Cycle Chase
Batman: Gotham City Cycle Chase is a smallish set of 224 pieces. There are also 4 stickers for those who love to paste them on smooth surfaces. The instructions are divided into two booklets, and "coincidentally" there are two numbered bags of bricks in this set too. I suspect the main attraction of this set are the three minifigures included: Batman, Harley Quinn and Deadshot. It would seem that both this version of Harley Quinn and Deadshot are exclusive to this set, but the Batman minifigure is in three other sets besides this one, at least to date. Batman has dual sided printing on his head and dark grey torso while his legs are unprinted and dark grey. The black cape is made of a softer fabric than the capes I've previously encountered in Lego sets, and it folds nicely. Batman is wearing a his signature cowl, this time in black. Also Harley Quinn has dual sided printing on her head and torso, but her legs are printed as well. She has previously appeared in three other sets and in those her coloring has been red and black, but in this set her colors are red and blue, even down to her dual molded hairpiece. Deadshot has dual sided printing on his red torso but not on his silvery head. However, his red and silver legs have printing on the front, and as a bonus his arms are printed as well.
The first bag is needed to build Harley Quinn and her mainly red and blue bike, but quite surprisingly also Batman. The second bag of bricks contains the pieces for Deadshot and the mostly black Batcycle. The build is probably not too difficult for a normal person, but I had some serious trouble building the Batcycle: I did not pay enough attention to the instructions. I had the back wheel of the bike the wrong way around (the grey parts on top) when I attached the two stud shooter assemblies to the frame and was absolutely flabbergasted when the contraptions would not turn backwards as shown in the instructions. It took me at least two minutes to figure where I had gone wrong, but after that the build was easy to complete. I was again wielding a pair of tweezers, so I'm proud to say that the four stickers (two on Harley Quinn's hammer and two on Batcycle) are only slightly crooked instead of an unwieldy mess.
When playing with the set, I found out that Harley Quinn's bike is a bit wobbly, probably due to the slightly narrower back wheel and the added weight of her over-sized hammer. I also noticed that she can actually stand on her bike and still reach the handlebar, if sitting looks too tame. Batcycle is much steadier on its wheels, and I was glad to find out that there is space on the bike to store Batman's Batarang and his grapple-hook gun. What surprised me was that Batman lies on his stomach when riding the bike, although that is obvious from the pictures of the set. I must've had my eyes closed when I started the build. Deadshot's huge brick-built bazooka might make him less steady if he didn't have his jetpack on him, the jetpack really helps a lot with the balance of the minifigure and he is surprisingly steady on his feet. However, should the need arise to place Deadshot's bazooka in his left hand, some modifications might necessary as the weapon has its sights on the left side. The stud shooters are quite powerful and shoot the 1x1 studs far far away.
As I am not an expert on Batman, and this is only my second Super Heroes set, I couldn't say how accurate the characters and/or vehicles are compared to those in comic books. All I can say that from a layman's perspective this set was a very nice build with three great minifigures and two outrageous motorcycles. My personal favorite is definitely Harley Quinn, but getting my first Batman minifigure really was great, too, although I wish his head had that white band only on one side (so that it would be easier to pose him as Bruce Wayne). I liked this set a lot.
06 September 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrKiernan Not as good as I exspected.
When this set came out I saw it and was like "WOW! This set looks amazing!". Then I bought the set and was like "Wow. This set isn't so amazing". The vehicles, in my opinion, were not the greatest lego batman vehicles ever, the batbike being awkward with the stud shooters on the back and this weird looking light sitting on the back while harley's was to awkward when sitting her in it, had a hammer swinging mechanism that didn't really work and had two different sized wheels. One good thing about harley's bike was the colour scheme that matched her suit. The minifigures on the other hand were exceptionally good. Harley Quinn with her suicide squad outfit looks fantastic, the new deadshot fig looks great, but now I have another new 52 batman sitting in a box catching dust. Myself, I just got this set for the minifigs and the set was fairly priced, but it came with two crummy vehicles and was not near as good as it was advertised to be. All in all I give this set a 4/10 ( and thats just for the minifigs).
30 August 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by legostarwars803 Gotham City Cycle Chase Review
The set is very good.I like the functions and the sleek design on the bat-pod. My friend and I had a very good time building it and playing with it.
Pros:First bat-pod set
The fabric cape
Cons:Rather small in my opinion
should have included a super jumper
26 August 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by VaderFan2187 Suicide Squad Figures?!
Yeah, I used the same title for Batman: Killer Croc Sewer Smash. But it's still relevant, I think... Think about it. Now we have Killer Croc, Two-color hair Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Katana. The Customer Service told me this was not the designers' intention, so this is quite a cool coincidence!
Batman: He has a similar problem to Marvel's Iron Man: They are so ubiquitous they aren't special anymore. Well, at least Iron Man has different suits. This figure is the same old Batman, but he's still okay. I like the silver Batarangs... BECAUSE IM BATMAN!!!
Harley Quinn: Frankly, this figure is awesome. Her smile is so Harley Quinn style, and her hair is cool. Her "POW" hammer clips onto her bike, which is nice for hitting Batman again and again. Pow pow pow pow!
Deadshot: Yay, we have a Deadshot now!!! While he doesn't look like the Suicide Squad version a lot, he is quite comic accurate and has a nice jetpack. I would have preferred smaller guns, though.
But the minifigures seem to be the better part of the set... let's look at the builds...
Harley's Bike: Okay, it matches with Harley's color scheme, but I just don't really like it. Don't quite love Harley Quinn with a bike, prefer her with her Puddin', the Joker...
Batman's Bike: Not very nice. Too low to the ground. The weapons are at the back (what?!?!) and the huge light is hideous. The yellow parts detract from the dark look, and the final product isn't Batman-ish enough for me.
I find this set is about the minifigures. If you love the figures, get this set. If you are a person who likes the builds more, give this a miss. Black Panther Pursuit is better (though more expensive) or even Clash of the Heroes!
Play experience: 7/20
23 August 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by zanecanning Minifigures
I got this for my birthday, I asked for it mainly for the minifigs.
Deadshot was definitely satisfying, with those cool printed arms of his, the new 52 Harley Quinn was really good, the "pow" on the hammer was the perfect touch. (plus the fact it clips onto the bike is awesome.)
batman was also really good. I was happy to get some silver batrangs
I expected there to only be one but the extra pieces included another so that was cool.
Harley's bike was an amazing build. Batman's bike was cool, but it was too similar to Harley's so it wasn't as exiting to make.
other than that, it is an amazing product. I hope to see some more one-of-a-kind mini figures.
02 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by yourmom8027 Surprisingly great
Very great set worth the money and a fair price.Great final build and awesome minifigures.The Deadshot minifigure is the best part of the set.
08 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seaboy3 A must buy for any lego/DC fan!
This set is amazing. The figures are outstanding with amazing detail! Deadshot has a very nice metallic leg print and his arm print is fantastic with the bullet strap and arm gun on both sides. If you're worried about him tilting over because of his massive rocket launcher then dont worrie, the figure is very balanced. His jetpack is an easy build and has some mobility. Harley Quinn is one of my favorite villans andshe dose not disappoint. The print is very detailed on her torso adn the dual molded legs are an extra bonus, her hair piece is a little loose but that is only a minor con. The sticker on her hammer has a "pow" mark that looks awesome. this Batman is one of my favorite version of him by far. The best part of this minifigure is the grappling hook and the silver batarangs [you get two]. Harley quinn's motorcycle is a bit smaller then expected, but the size makes up for the fact that you can attach her hammer the the side of the motorcycle and swing it. Batman's motorcycle is awesome. You can position the guns on the back wheel to any where you want it be. What I did is I flipped over the front wheel to give the motorcycle more movement and so that batman can see the road. Overall this is a well rounded, fun to play with, and amazing set. You should buy it.
18 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Penwing Yeah, we get a Batpod!
This is LEGO's take on the Batpod, unofficially as they call it a Batcycle, but clearly it's the Batpod. However the instructions have it clearly missasembled. As is the Batpod is too low the ground, the weapons are in the rear, and it has a strange strobe light hanging over the rear wheel. Fortunately this can all be corrected with the provided pieces. Simply remove the weapons from the rear wheel assembly and attach them to the front wheel assemble. Then flip the rear wheel assembly 180 degrees to provide lift and very necessary clearance. Finally, remove the strange strobe light if you so desire. Bam: Batpod!
Harley's bike is nice, but it too suffers from clearance issues which can be resolved by flipping the front wheel assembly 180 degrees.
Deadshot is nice but I feel like the figure was added to either justify the price or raise it. Personally I would have preferred Firefly in his place as he is known for having a jet pack with wings. Now that would have been cool.
Still, this is a great set, and I appreciate LEGO putting forth the effort. However, I'd like to see LEGO take a break from the New 52 style and give us a run of Batman: The Animated Series, the series that brought us Harley Quinn. You know you want to, LEGO.
16 March 2016