April Mini Bat-Haul
On April 1, we got wind of some new LEGO® Superheroes sets. Among them was the Classic TV Series Batmobile. That set made my wish list upon announcement. Consequently, I have been scouring stores for it in the hopes of getting it early. That did not happen, and the set is already on backorder at LEGO.com. However, I stopped by my local LEGO® Store today while running errands, and there it was. As such, I made an April mini Bat-haul.
I am not old enough to have watched the ’60s Batman when it originally aired. However, I none-the-less grew up watching it. Re-runs aired after school on YTV in my youth. I have fond memories of the show, and even met Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar at Fan Expo one year. A few years ago, I let the 1960s Batcave set slip into retirement. I wanted the set primarily for the minifigs and vehicles. Sadly, I could not justify the cost at the time. Therefore, I am happy that the Batmobile is back as its own set. Additionally, it comes with a display stand. It will look great next to the Limited Edition 1989 Batmobile as a result.
After my epic Millennium Falcon purchase during double VIP points, I have some vouchers to burn. Consequently, I decided to use some on the Batmobile. However, I needed to add a little on in order to use up the voucher. I opted to finally try the new road plates. Yes, they are different from the road plates of old. However, I am hopeful that I will like these. I once reviewed a FLEGO road plate that you could build under. I lamented that LEGO® did not have a similar product. It looks like you can build under these new roads, which makes them much more versatile in custom city development. I will keep you posted on my thoughts on these.
My purchase also qualified me for a couple of freebies. Firstly, I got the Dots picture frame. I am neither here nor there about it. The second appears to be a Quebec LEGO® Store exclusive. The set was actually available widely last year as a Mother’s Day promo. However, I was informed at the LEGO® Store today that it is back this year only in Quebec. So, Quebec LEGO® fans, if you want something unique for your mom, now’s your chance to get the Buildable Mother’s Day Card (5005878).
There you have my April mini Bat-haul. You can watch my shopping video above. Did the Batmobile make your wish list? Or perhaps you made a haul of your own recently? Feel free to share in the comments below or reach out on social media. Until next time,
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