Here is a walkthough of the Bat-family minifigures – find out about the LEGO characters you need to collect Batman’s group of allies
With LEGO Batman and DC Super Heroes having run for so long, it’s now possible to really built out a decent minifigure Bat-Family. The Bat-Family consists of Batman and all his allies. Here is how each LEGO character is related to Batman and what minifigures you need to build your own Bat-Family.
Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
Dick Grayson made his debut as Robin in 1940 but went out on his own path as the crimefighter known as Nightwing in 1984. Since then, Nightwing has served as the protector of Bludhaven while also helping Batman in Gotham from time to time. Nightwing is a founding member of the Teen Titans and is currently involved with running Teen Titans Academy.
Here are three of the six Nightwing minifigures – late 1990s Nightwing, New 52 Nightwing, New 52 Nightwing (Blue variant). The ‘New 52’ was a DC publishing initiative in which the entire DC comics universe was rebooted. Only in New 52 is Nightwing’s classic blue suit swapped for a red one. The newest Nightwing minifigure found in 76160 Mobile Bat Base is based on his current DC Rebirth design, which has reverted to blue and black.
Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
Barbara Gordan (daughter of Commissioner Gordon) made her debut in 1967. When an encounter with The Joker (in 1988’s The Killing Joke) left her paralysed from the waist down, Barbara had to quit being Batgirl. She would then take on the codename of Oracle, relaying valuable information to her allies from the Bat-computer. It was not until the New 52 that Barbara regained the use of her legs and became Batgirl once again. Barbara is currently both Batgirl and Oracle again, directing the Bat-family from her computer while always ready to suit up too.
There have been nine Batgirl minifigures made as well as two mini-dolls, seven of which are part of The LEGO Batman Movie (TLBM). The main version of Batgirl from TLBM, as well as her New 52 look are shown here. You can find the most recent Batgirl minifigure in 76180 Batman vs. The Joker, as well as 76160.
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Red Robin (Tim Drake)
Tim Drake became the third Robin in 1989 after he successfully uncovered the secret identity of Batman. Impressed by Tim’s detective skills, Batman decided Tim was the best person to take on the mantle of Robin. Tim would eventually become Red Robin, similar to the way Grayson became Nightwing. Currently, Tim has returned to a more traditional Robin suit, but still goes by Red Robin.
Here are two of the five different Tim Drake Robin LEGO characters. The first Tim Drake Robin is very 1990s, while the later red and black suit is from the 2000s. The most recent Tim Drake Robin was released in 2014’s 76027 Black Manta Deep Sea Strike.
Robin (Damian Wayne)
Damian Wayne was revealed to be the biological son of Batman in 2006 and became the fourth person to take on the mantle of Robin. Damian was raised by his mother, Talia al Ghul, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, the leader of the League of Assassins. In the end, he chose to become a hero like his father. Damian had a brief falling out with Batman,but is still currently Robin and the star of his own comic book series.
The LEGO Group has been using the Damian Wayne version of Robin since 2014 – he has appeared in 76013, 76056, 76122 and the recent 76159 Joker’s Trike Chase. All four official variants are similar in terms of design.
Red Hood (Jason Todd), Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) and Batwoman (Kate Kane)
Red Hood, Huntress and Batwoman have only had one minifigure each. Red Hood, Jason Todd, was the second Robin. He was thought to be killed by The Joker but came back as a villain to take revenge against Joker and Batman. Currently, Red Hood has redeemed himself and is a hero once again. His minifigure is found in 76056 Batman: Killer Croc Sewer Smash.
The Huntress is Helena Bertinelli, who often works alongside heroes such as Nightwing and Batman. Her LEGO character is available in the DC Super Heroes Collectable Minifigure Series. Batwoman, Kate Kane, is Batman’s cousin and can be found in 76111 Batman: Brother Eye Takedown and 76122 Batman: Clayface Invasion.
Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Alfred Pennyworth
There is no Bat-Family without Batman. Batman made his debut way back in 1939 and has become one the most popular superheroes of all time. As a result, more than 90 Batman minifigures exist with many more sure to come.
There is no Batman without Alfred, his faithful butler and friend. This is the 2006 version, but there have been seven Alfred minifigures since then.
With so many Bat-Family LEGO characters released over the years, it’s easy to mix and match your favourite variants to get your preferred version of the crime-fighting group.