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The Joker Balloon Escape

The Joker Balloon Escape is LEGO set 70900-1. It has a score of 77. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 12 scored reviews and 16 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 34.26% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2017, and it is categorised in The LEGO Batman Movie.


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70900-1 The Joker Balloon Escape

Review breakdown

Scored reviews 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

LEGO 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Playing with Bricks 9 / 10 → 90 / 100

The Brick Fan 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Brickset 4.33 / 5 → 87 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

ttpm 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

True North Bricks 73 / 100 → 73 / 100

The Rambling Brick 3.5 / 5 → 70 / 100

From Bricks To Bothans 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Just2Good C+ → 60 / 100

Brickpicker 5.8 / 10 → 58 / 100

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Compared to other 2017 sets


Average score for 2017 is 84.12. This set has 77, which is worse.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2017 is 0.23. PPP for this set is 0.12, which is better.

Price per minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for 2017 is 12.61. PPM for this set is 7.5, which is better.

Set information

Set ID: 70900-1
Name: The Joker Balloon Escape
Parts: 124
Minifigs: 2
Retail price (USD): 14.99
PPP (USD): 0.12
PPM (USD): 7.5

2017 The LEGO Batman Movie

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Recommendation: meh average 4.6 / 5 from 140 reviews

I bought this for my 5 year old brother who loves Batman. He was able to do the majority of it by himself but found it a little challenging. Its an awesome LEGO set and pays homage to old school Batman.

This score from is an aggregate of 140 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh average 4.5 / 5 from 22 reviews

This is a great little set that includes Batman and his most iconic villain - The Joker Counting every DC themed LEGO set stretching back to the first sets (released under the LEGO Batman theme) starting in 2006, this is the cheapest way to get the Joker in a LEGO set. This reason alone is why you should get this set It comes with a nice Joker balloon that is very well designed, and also a Bomb which is also well designed. It comes with a nice action figure, which is activated with a plate on a rocker piece.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 22 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Playing with Bricks

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Recommendation: meh average 9 / 10 by Nachos Grande

For me, this set hit all the right notes. You get the two main movie characters, a bit of structure to mess around with (and blow up), and a sweet balloon getaway vehicle (plus Batman's grappling hook so he can go along for a ride). And all of that is relatively inexpensive (by LEGO standards).

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The Brick Fan

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Recommendation: meh average 4.5 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The balloon backpack is wacky as you would expect it to be. The main play feature is that this set can be expanded with the other sets mentioned before. Last but not least, you get both Batman and the Joker in a fairly low price point.

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Recommendation: meh average 4.33 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Vaderfan2187's Blog

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Recommendation: yes average 4 / 5 by Vaderfan2187

I think this a great set with good value. It's awesome to be able to get the two main characters in such a cheap set. In addition, the builds aren't bad either, and depict what looks to be a rather major scene in the movie (if the trailers are reliable). Unless you are buying more expensive LEGO Batman Movie sets that ha

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Recommendation: no average 4 / 5

Fans of the new LEGO Batman Movie will enjoy building a scene straight from the movie and recreating the scene or playing with Batman and The Joker in a whole new way. Kids will like the easy feature of the silo breaking open, which gives the set a little bit of action, while older LEGO Batman fans will like the new look of the Batman minifigure with its molded belt.

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True North Bricks

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Recommendation: no bad 73 / 100 by Tom

This set has a decent per-brick value and build. Though the Batman Minifigure is pretty much the same as in any other set, Joker is really nice, and both are pretty good for such a small set. Where this set really suffers is the build-time value. It is a really short build for the price that you will end up paying.

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The Rambling Brick

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Recommendation: no average 3.5 / 5 by Richard

A quick and easy build, well worth the price if you are looking for ‘Movie Joker.' The balloons look great, and are readily reused in other MOCs.

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From Bricks To Bothans

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Recommendation: meh average 3 / 5 by Nick Martin

The highlight really is the Joker and his balloon backpack… and we know that plays into the funniest thing we've seen in the trailers so far (because Superman is Batman's greatest enemy). The power plant part feels like an afterthought, but it's a better afterthought than we got in the Mr. Freeze set.

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Recommendation: no bad C+ → 60 / 100

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Recommendation: no bad 5.8 / 10 from 1 review

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HispaBrick Magazine

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by hispabrick

The set looks very colorful and it includes BATMAN and Joker, which is very nice for a small set. The backpack with the balloons is the best part of the set, although the tank is interesting too.

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The Brothers Brick

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by Jennifer

Overall, there are some great play features and a fabulous, colorful parts selection. Even with its slightly higher-than-average price, it's a pretty nifty set in my opinion.

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Brickset News

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by CapnRex101

70900 The Joker Balloon Escape is a thoroughly impressive entry at this low price point, offering tremendous play value which is only expanded when this set is combined with others. Furthermore, the models included look good on display and the two minifigures are excellent as well.

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