What the Villains Drive in “The LEGO Batman Movie”
Learn about the sets of wheels that Batman's most sinister super villains use during the hit animated movie from LEGO
For a second week in the row, The LEGO Batman Movie has reigned supreme at the box office. With a total gross of $107 million dollars so far, the animated film is well on its way to becoming one of the most successful movies of 2017. Part of the film’s appeal is getting to see all of the LEGO vehicles that Batman drives during his adventures. From the “Speedwagon” Batmobile to more outlandish models like the Bat-Space Shuttle and Bat-Kayak, there are plenty of vehicles that Batman uses to get around in the movie.
However, Batman isn’t the only character on the move during The LEGO Batman Movie. After all, he has to have villains to chase, and those villains have to flee the scene using vehicles of their very own. Just what kind of vehicles would the members of Batman’s rogues gallery use? Here at The News Wheel, we’ve assembled a guide for what the villains drive in The LEGO Batman Movie.
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The Various Vehicles of Batman’s Vile Villains
- The Joker Notorious Lowrider
- Catwoman Catcycle
- Riddler Riddle Racer
- Scarecrow Pizza Delivery Bike
- Penguin Duckmobile
The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider
Batman’s arch nemesis the Joker has always had a taste for the theatrical. Thus, just as Batman’s Batmobile reflects his dark and brooding personality, the Joker needs a mode of transportation that similarly symbolizes his own thematic flair. During The LEGO Batman Movie, the Joker travels around in his “Notorious Lowrider,” a classic car with modified wheels that can bounce up while traveling down the mean streets of Gotham City. From its gaudy purple and green coloration to its golden chicken hood ornament, this over-the-top lowrider is the perfect set of wheels for the Crown Prince of Crime! The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider can be found in the LEGO set “The Joker Notorious Lowrider.”
There’s always been some romantic tension between Batman and Catwoman. Despite the mutual attraction between the two, Catwoman can’t seem to give up her life of crime, chasing after some of the largest and most valuable jewels in Gotham City. In order to get away with the diamonds, Catwoman utilizes her Catcycle, a motorcycle with over-sized wheels in the front and the back. Of course, these large wheels probably come in handy when trying to flee the scene of the crime. Catwoman’s Catcycle is included in the “Catwoman Catcycle Chase” LEGO set.
Riddler’s Riddle Racer
Riddle me this: Who is Batman’s most ridiculous super villain? While the list may be a long one, the Riddler is definitely up there. This member of Batman’s rogues gallery constantly claims to have a vastly superior intellect to the Caped Crusader, yet always sets up a series of cockamamie riddles and traps for Batman to easily solve and escape. While his schemes may leave something to be desired, you have to admit that the Riddler’s taste in cars is on point. The super villain undoubtedly uses his sleek and stylish Riddle Racer to distribute his riddles across the city. You can find the Riddle Racer in LEGO’s “The Riddler Riddle Racer” set, which also includes equally-ridiculous Batman villains like Calendar Man and Kite Man.
Scarecrow’s Pizza Delivery Bike
Scarecrow can be considered the method actor of the Batman villains. He will go to any lengths in order to spread fear throughout Gotham City. In The LEGO Batman Movie, that apparently means disguising himself as a pizza delivery guy. While I agree that there is nothing scarier than receiving a pizza, only to realize that it has the wrong toppings on it, a pizza delivery bike does seem a bit weird for the self-proclaimed Master of Fear. Then again, being a Batman villain is hardly a profitable career choice, so perhaps Scarecrow delivers pizzas on the side as well. Regardless, you can find Scarecrow and his pizza delivery bike in the “Scarecrow Special Delivery” LEGO set.
The Penguin is not one of the most physically-intimidating members of Batman’s rouges gallery. As such, few Batman fans take the criminal seriously most of the time. The Penguin is certainly not helping his case by driving around in a giant duck. However, looks can be deceiving, as the LEGO Duckmobile evidently includes missile-launchers! While this vehicle choice might seem out of the blue for LEGO to include, it’s actually an homage to Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, where Danny DeVito’s Penguin travels around in a similar duck-shaped vehicle. The Penguin’s Duckmobile is included in the “Batcave Break-In” set from The LEGO Batman Movie theme.
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