|LEGO Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City|
With the release of The LEGO Batman Movie comes an array of promotional materials and merchandise. The town (or city, wherever you may be) is literally painted with bats! (Can I take home the cute bus stop ad?). Because of the vast advertising coverage, it's quite impossible to get all LEGO Batman Movie-related stuff. The solution? Get the essentials! And one of them is the LEGO Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City activity book.
Just like any other LEGO activity books, Chaos in Gotham City is filled with fun trivia, puzzles, and comics. I find this book more colorful (and not to mention cuter) compared to its contemporaries, maybe because the content is free-spirited in itself. But what makes this activity book a must-have? It's the exclusive Tartan Batman minifigure!
I have a confession to make. I have to Google what tartan means to know what it is exactly. I know that this Batman minifigure wears plaid patterns that is associated with the Scottish. And to think I have been to Scotland once! Now I know that the pattern of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors is called tartan!
If you have seen the trailer for the movie, you know that the LEGO Batman owns a huge variety of costumes. And now, here is a confirmation that he also owns a kilt. To quote the Dark Knight himself, he said he owns this specific outfit just in case [he feels] like playing the bagpipes.
|Where's the bagpipe?|
The Tartan Batman minifigure comes with a brown mask and a brown cape to match his straps and boots. His red and green tartan outfit is accented with a golden bat insignia (to remind everyone who he is). He also comes with a long sword accessory (though I wish he has a bagpipe as well). The minifig head is printed on both sides, with one flashing a smirk, and the other showing gritted teeth.
The LEGO Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City retails for UK £6.99 / US $8.99. But I got mine for only £3.49 in my local Sainsbury's. I have reports that you can also buy a copy for that price via Amazon. What a great bargain!
Overall, The LEGO Batman Movie Chaos in Gotham City is a good buy (especially with a discounted price). The Tartan Batman minifigure is one of the most interesting costume variants for this LEGO theme. Definitely a must-have (especially for completists)!