Our daughter really loves Batman and the associated characters, and LEGO Batman’s silliness is an added bonus for her. She already has quite a few LEGO Batman sets, but this was a welcome addition to her collection.
More than likely inspired by the latest DC movie Suicide Squad, this LEGO Batman: Gotham City Cycle Chase is a fun little superhero set to construct and play with.
It is basically two bikes, one for Batman and one for Harley Quinn, plus a Deadshot minifigure.
The design of both bikes is reminiscent of the Batbike in the second & third movies of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, which was a very cool design. The LEGO designer has made a good job of replicating it, with key features such as the exposed chassis and big wheels.
They are a simple, relatively straightforward build – our 4-year-old daughter put it together with minimal supervision (actually, I just sat there while she did it).
The finished bikes are pretty nifty looking, and are nicely stable in motion given their wide wheel base. Batman’s bike also has articulated stud shooters, while Harley’s has a giant hammer (as the is her trademark weapon).
The Batman minifigure is fairly standard, with a grey body and cloth cape. Deadshot is nicely realised, though oddly based on the comic book version not the Suicide Squad movie version (where he’s played by Will Smith). He has a creatively put together weapon (describing it as merely a gun seems unfair) which is also a stud shooter and a rocket pack.
For me, the biggest attraction of the set was the Harley Quinn minifigure. While we already have a couple (one from the amazing Jokerland set and another from LEGO Dimensions), this one has a very different Suicide Squad inspired-look and my daughter enjoyed having another option to play with.
This is a good value licensed LEGO set at the price – you get two decent vehicles, and 3 iconic minifgures. Perfect for LEGO Superhero fans young or old.
The LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: Gotham City Cycle Chase (76053) has an RRP of £19.99.
Disclosure: We were provided with this set free of charge from LEGO for the purposes of this review.