Next up for review in The LEGO Batman Movie series is The Penguin Arctic Roller. As soon as I saw this set in the LEGO catalog, I really wanted to add it to my collection.
I couldn’t wait for it to appear in stores so I bought mine from LEGO.com along with a whole bunch of LEGO Batman Movie minifigs.
Read on to see what I thought about the set.
- Theme: The LEGO Batman Movie
- Released: January 1, 2017
- Cost: $29.99 | LEGO.com
- Pieces: 305
- Minifigs: 2
- Finished Dimensions: 2” high, 8” long and 2” wide
- Instructions: 105 total steps
- Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
- Build time: ~1 hour
The Arctic Roller
I have to say that The Penguin Arctic Roller is one of the most detailed LEGO cars I’ve ever built. In my last review about the F-150 Raptor and Model A Hot Rod, I complained about the small size of the F-150 and its over-reliance on stickers. For the Arctic Roller, it’s the exact opposite. I love the size of the car and all of its details, especially all the curves and lines. I don’t know what real classic this car is modeled after but it doesn’t matter to me. It’s really cool.
Let’s get into the different components of the build.
I’ll start with the stickers. Standing alone, they’re not that impressive but when they’re added to the car, they add very nice details. One thing I judge sets on is the use of stickers and how they would look without them. For this set, they make a subtle, but noticeable, difference.
This set comes with two minifigs, Batman and The Penguin. They are both cool minifigs, although I’m a little less impressed with Batman after seeing him in five other sets. Penguin, on the other hand, is only available in one other LEGO Batman Movie set, Batcave Break-in.
- The details on the car are amazing. It doesn’t rely on stickers at all.
- There’s plenty of value for the money. I don’t think you can’t find a better Batman set for $30.
- I like The Penguin minifig. As I mentioned above, if you want him in your collection, this is only one of two sets in the series to feature him.
I really enjoyed building this set and I think it would be a great addition to any collection. With that being said, I have to come up with three negatives:
- It feels like there should have been one more minifig in the set. Maybe I can’t complain at the price point but most of the other sets in The LEGO Batman Movie series come with at least three minifigs.
- The escape pod is cool but the fact that The Penguin can’t actually escape from the car in it is a bit of a downer. He’d have to get out of the car, open the trunk and then hop on it. It’s more like a sled. Again, I’m splitting hairs here.
- I would have loved to see more detail on the back of The Penguin.
Overall, I think The Penguin Arctic Roller is a set worth owning. It’s right up there with The Joker Notorious Lowrider and The Batmobile.
Check out my reviews of other LEGO sets from The LEGO Batman Movie:
Note: I’ve built all of these sets and I’m hoping to add the reviews soon. Stay tuned!
- 30524 The Mini Batwing
- 70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack
- 70902 Catwoman Catcycle Chase
- 70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer
- 70904 Clayface Splat Attack
- 70905 The Batmobile
- 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider
- 70909 Batcave Break-in
- 70911 The Penguin Arctic Roller
- 71017 The Batman Movie Minifigures Set
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