First held in 2014 to coincide with San Diego Comic-Con, Batman Day has become an annual tradition worldwide. This year’s event takes place today and sees DC Comics promoting their iconic character with free comic books, special movie screenings, giveaways and even a Batman Day parade.
So how is the LEGO Group celebrating Batman Day? Well, one of the company’s social media platforms has at least recognised the event with an Instagram post highlighting six Batman minifigures that have been released over the past decade. Other than that, the LEGO Group has barely acknowledged the Caped Crusader’s annual celebrations.
Apart from the recently-released 76220 Batman versus Harley Quinn set that arrived earlier in September, this has been yet another disappointing year for LEGO DC fans. Despite the upcoming big screen release of Black Adam in October, the LEGO Group currently has no plans to release sets or minifigures based on the film. In addition, there are rumours of only one model being hinted at so far for next year’s delayed DC Comics film, The Flash, featuring troubled star, Ezra Miller.
Some fans may be holding out hope that a rumoured $500 Super Heroes model that may arrive later this year could be based on a DC Comics property, but the chances are slim and the LEGO Group has yet to confirm its existence at all.
Even ignoring the rest of the wider DC Universe, only a handful of LEGO Batman sets have been released this year, but who really wants yet another iteration of the Batmobile? With so many amazing DC Comics characters, worlds and storytelling potential to tap into, it’s baffling to think that the theme could easily be as huge as the company’s LEGO Marvel range. We’re hoping 2023 will see the LEGO Group rethink one of its premium high-profile licensed themes and focus on creating a diverse range of all-new sets and minifigures that will appeal to an existing fanbase desperate for exciting DC Comics-based products.
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