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    Set Review: 4526 Batman
    ReviewSunday, January 29th, 2012 at 3:18pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
    [Source: Bfahome]

    Another day, another Superhero review. This time Bfahome takes a look at the one and only BatmanBatman. Does he have what it takes to defeat the Joker and make his way into your shopping cart? Read on to find out!

    Presentation
    From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.

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    Batman's box is like the other two Superhero sets' boxes. Pose and information on the front, alternate model and combiner (with Green Lantern) on the back. You should know this by now.

    Building
    Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?

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    Like the others, Man Dressed As A Bat's build starts off basic. Head first, then up from the legs. The first step tells you to use the wide torso piece, not the thin one. I kind of like that the head is added first. It gives the build some character.

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    Using a Phantoka connector, a thin Hero torso is connected to Matban's back, to which is added two wings and some armor. After that it's just shoulder armor and his swords, and you're done.

    Set Design
    Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.

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    These are all the pieces in the set. Pretty consistent with blue, black, grey, and gunmetal. Good variety of bone pieces.

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    Pieces of interest. Bruce Wayne's head, recolored Hero torso armor, recolored Ben 10 tail piece, new Superhero chest piece with bat symbol printing, the friction socket, the swords (also seen with Breez and Black Phantom), and the long socket (notable because they're usually found only in larger sets).

    The head is like Joker's. The blue cowl is one giant rubbery component that's attached to the lower half. It has a similar socket joint, except this one has the sides horizontal, allowing better up-and-down motion. The swords are a great mold. They fit the bat motif, but at the same time are generic enough to work in a variety of MOCs. They remind me of Lewa Nuva's swords: aesthetically pleasing yet versatile.

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    Going to echo my last two reviews and say that he looks okay, which surprised me. The wings aren't nearly as messy as they seemed in the pictures. They don't really fold up, but they can be moved behind his back slightly.

    Playability
    The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?

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    Okay, there's no way I'm not just going to be repeating myself from the last two reviews here. He can be posed, including the wings. No functions, no projectiles.

    Final Thoughts
    Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?

    Pros
    What's to like?

    • He's Batman
    • Pretty good parts
    • Not that bad of a set

    Cons
    What's not to like?

    • Still just kind of average

    I can't recommend strongly for or against this set. It's like the others in its acceptability, but doesn't scream with awesome the way that, say, Toxic Reapa does. But it is Batman.

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    I'm Batman.

    Thank you everyone for reading, thank you Bfahome for the review, and thank you LEGO for the set. There's still one more constraction review from the first wave of 2012, but we're going to take a little break before we get to them and post some reviews from other themes. So please keep checking back on BZPower for those reviews and other LEGO news!

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