With Gotham Knights on the way next year, Blocks looks at the LEGO characters that best represent Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Robin as they appear in the game
Batman is dead. Okay Gotham Knights, you have our attention. In this upcoming video game inspired by DC comics, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin are all that is left to protect the streets of Gotham City. Only they, as WB Games Montreal puts it, can ‘evolve into the new Dark Knight and save the streets from descent into chaos. Gotham Knights is an open world action RPG set to release in 2022 and it has fans excited, especially those who have been waiting for something Batman related to follow up the epic Arkham trilogy.
So while waiting for the game, why not assemble the ultimate minifigure Gotham Knight team? Here are the LEGO characters released so far that best represent the game’s core line-up.
The best LEGO Nightwing minifigure that can be used to represent the character’s look in Gotham Knights appears in only one set – 76160 Mobile Bat Base. The grey and dark blue details on his torso are the best match, as they offer many different textures rather than just being a black bodysuit. The hair pieces also compares well to the game design, flowing to the side in the same direction. The angular mask on this version of LEGO Nightwing matches his appearance in Gotham Knights perfectly. This really is such a good fit that it feels as if it is based on the game.
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When it comes to Batgirl’s Gotham Knights appearance, the most accurate LEGO character comes from The LEGO Batman Movie range. This minifigure can be found in 70902 Catwoman Cycle Chase, 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider and 70917 The Ultimate Batmobile. The torso and legs on this minifigure match the purple and yellow colouring seen on the Gotham Knights version, which was a key factor in choosing this minifigure over the other Batgirl minifigures. To get an even closer match, swap out her head and hair elements for that of the Batgirl from set 76180 Batman vs. The Joker: Batmobile Chase. This face mask and longer hair style better resemble her in-game design.
There has only been one LEGO minifigure of Jason Todd as Red Hood ever made, and he can be found in 76055 Batman: Killer Croc Sewer Smash. While no other Red Hood options exist for this character, this minifigure and its Gotham Knights counterpart share more commonalities than differences. Both feature a thick red bat symbol on their chests as well as some sort of brown jacket. One way to further improve this minifigure is to take the head from 71017 Red Hood (this version is The Joker, before he became The Joker) and attach it to the body of the Red Hood from 76055. This head features a thicker black outline around the eyes, better matching the Gotham Knights helmet design.
Robin’s look in Gotham Knights is unique to the game, so finding an appropriate LEGO minifigure that best matches up to this design is tricky. The Robin from 6857 The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape has too much red, and the colours on the one in 7885 Robin’s Scuba Jet: Attack of The Penguin are too bright. With those eliminated, the best LEGO Robin for matching Gotham Knights can be found in 76034 Batboat Harbour Pursuit. The darker red and green colours on this minifigure match perfectly to his in-game design. The black arms and small golden/yellow details also line-up, ensuring that this is the one to go with.
Every hero (or gang of heroes) needs a villain – enter Talon. As shown for a split second in the game’s trailer, the assassins known as Talons will be one of the many villains featured in the game. Their appearance in Gotham Knights is comic accurate, so the minifigures found in set 76110 Batman: The Attack of The Talons work perfectly.
Are you ready to explore Gotham in solo play or co-op mode? While Gotham Knights does not release until 2022, creating your own adventures with your LEGO minifigures is a good start! For more information on Gotham Knights, make sure to tune in to DC’s global virtual FanDome event on October 16th, 2021.