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Awesome Surprise in LEGO Batman Set!

edited April 2012 in Everything else LEGO
So yesterday I bought the Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase set and found an awesome surpise. I opened the bag to start building and decided to build the Batman minifigure first. Right when I put the cowl/mask on it went super low and you could only see half the white bar through the eye holes. I was surprised and had no idea what was happening. I took a LEGO Batman minifigure from my other LEGO Batman set and compared the cowls/masks. The messed up one looks like the cowl Batman had from TDK. It was more rounded (unlike the usual cowl/mask which is more squared), the mouth hole was smaller, the eye holes were lower, the brow was really emphasized (like in the movie!) and the most noticeable change is the ears, they are much more slimmer. This is of course a packaging mistake because I can't find any info on this unusual mask. Could LEGO have possibly given me the cowl for a future LEGO The Dark Knight Rises set instead? I'm not positive but I think that's the case. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

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  • ^ It would be great if you could post a couple of photos.
  • edited April 2012
    Could you maybe post some photos of what you mean? I can't really picture it.
  • Are you sure it's not just the head printing that is higher?
  • I'm sorry, I tried but my phone has terrible camera, once my brother gets back from work I'll take some with his iPhone for a better look. And I'm positive it's nothing like head printing, the cowl is way too different to not notice.
  • edited April 2012
  • That's definitely a new mask. The brow and cheek lines are much more defined, in an improved way. It sits lower on to the shoulder too. Wonder if they will have to eliminate the human eyes completely for the head to align for the lower eye socket?
  • edited April 2012
    I'd guess it has more to do with replacing old molds and simply deciding to create a newer, better-looking one than it has anything to do with the films themselves. It'll probably soon turn up across the line including for those of classic comic Batman.

    As for the eyes, they could get by with a new face print though knowing Lego's preference for them they might go with the two-sided reversible head print similar to what they did with Jango Fett back in '02 instead of trying to incorporate a single-side approach.
  • It's true, it could just be a new mold. It looks better than the older one personally, and i'm glad you were able to see the defined brow and cheek lines with my phone's camera quality lol
  • Thanks for the pics. It's obviously a different mould, but weird that they would introduce it when it doesn't match the head printing. It it were me I'd email lego and ask why.
  • Thanks for the advice andhe, I'll be sure to contact them about this :)
  • Think I'll build my bay online set tonight and see if mine is the same! Exciting stuff.
  • @ZanXBal - I like how you can see the Brickset forums in the background of your pic! :)
  • @ZanXBal - I like how you can see the Brickset forums in the background of your pic! :)
    hahaha I was really eager to show people the images :P
  • I got the same one in my fun house.
  • Not black though, oops
  • Not black though, oops
    Which would therefore support the hypothesis that it's just slight changes to a replacement mold and not the result of deliberate film tie-in.

  • Not black though, oops
    Which would therefore support the hypothesis that it's just slight changes to a replacement mold and not the result of deliberate film tie-in.

    Glad we got that all cleared up. I feel super lucky too :D

  • I got the same one in my fun house.
    Can you post some pictures of that ?

  • Links for pics. I'll have better ones later if you want.

    Tell me if you need more! :)
    I would like some size comparions from all 4 sides of the cowls.
    where both are the same distance from the camera.

  • Links for pics. I'll have better ones later if you want.

    Tell me if you need more! :)


    I would like some size comparions from all 4 sides of the cowls.
    where both are the same distance from the camera.

    I'll call my dad to pick up some batteries so I can take awesome HD pics of the cowls :D
  • I got the same one in my fun house.

    Can you post some pictures of that ?

    My laptop is currently broken and I can't figure out how to do it from my phone.
  • Any tips on how, I feel like a dumb dumb.
  • Any tips on how, I feel like a dumb dumb.
    You could propably uploads pictures from your phone to Flickr or some other hosting site, and then link to that?

  • Are we gonna get more pictures?

    I also find it abit odd that this hasnt been like in the news of lego fansites.
  • GUYS! My little brother bought a set today and he got the same helmet!! Wanna know something weird? His fits perfectly with the serious face Batman :O
  • GUYS! My little brother bought a set today and he got the same helmet!! Wanna know something weird? His fits perfectly with the serious face Batman :O
    what set??? what country?? i really wanna know if im in with a chance of gaining one of these if i buy a set like the joker's arieal attack ! :3


  • GUYS! My little brother bought a set today and he got the same helmet!! Wanna know something weird? His fits perfectly with the serious face Batman :O
    what set??? what country?? i really wanna know if im in with a chance of gaining one of these if i buy a set like the joker's arieal attack ! :3


    United States, Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase. BUT we bought em online, so basically Denmark (LEGO HQ I believe).
  • GUYS! My little brother bought a set today and he got the same helmet!! Wanna know something weird? His fits perfectly with the serious face Batman :O
    Can you take some pictures of the head printing and the ehad with the cowl on?

  • My friend actually got the Batman Jet ski poly bag set at Legoland and I checked the helmet and its the new mold as well. I tried to pick up one of these sets too but Legoland said they got them yesterday and sold out in 2 hours. He works there so he had first dibs :(
  • My friend actually got the Batman Jet ski poly bag set at Legoland and I checked the helmet and its the new mold as well. I tried to pick up one of these sets too but Legoland said they got them yesterday and sold out in 2 hours. He works there so he had first dibs :(
    Is it the set were it's black Batman sitting in that mini Batboat?? And now I'm really annoyed 'cus my little brother's helmet fits perfect but mind doesn't.. what gives? I still need to get some batteries before I can take HD pics, so hold on guys.
  • ^Try comparing face prints to see if they are equal.
  • My friend actually got the Batman Jet ski poly bag set at Legoland
    Is that not the first reported sighting of that polybag?

  • @ZanXBal yea its the one where he has the little bat boat and a couple flick missiles I think.

    @atkinsar Uh I don't know to be honest. But my buddy who works there was surprised they sold out cause he said they got 10 boxes of them...
  • @yys4u which Legoland was it?
  • ^Legoland California. I should have asked when they were expecting more..
  • So after experimenting with many Batman heads and helmets I came to the conclusion that the helmet fits perfectly fine. It was just the head that was messed up. And after comparing the head I still don't get why it was messed up? The printing lined up perfectly with other heads and whatnot. Oh well.
  • edited May 2012
    This does look like the "Dark Knight Rises" type bat mask. I distinctly remember Batman's cowl having that "elevated-eyebrow" type look to it in the films (especially in the 2008 film). Perhaps it is an accidental inclusion of a future set's mold. Either contact LEGO, see whats up.
  • It's been a while since I came back to this thread, but It turns out it was actually for a future set. The set was the Batman Jetski set: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=30160-1
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