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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 13 scored reviews and 17 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 35.67% 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

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2017 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.13, which is worse.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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Average PPM for System in 2017 is 16.57. PPM for this set is 7.82, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

amazon.com Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Playing with Bricks Recommendation: meh 9 / 10 → 90 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: meh 82 / 100 → 82 / 100

Vaderfan2187's Blog Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: no 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 → 78 / 100

True North Bricks Recommendation: no 73 / 100 → 73 / 100

The Rambling Brick Recommendation: no 3.5 / 5 → 70 / 100

From Bricks To Bothans Recommendation: meh 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: no C+ → 60 / 100

Brickpicker Recommendation: no 5.8 / 10 → 58 / 100

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Set information

Set ID: 70900-1
Name: The Joker Balloon Escape
Parts: 124
Minifigs: 2

Retail price (USD):
Original: 14.99
Inflation adjusted: 15.63

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.12
Inflation adjusted: 0.13

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 7.50
Inflation adjusted: 7.82

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amazon.com

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Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 from 146 reviews

This is a really fun and fast kit to build. You get both Batman and Joker minifigures (the Joker character has long coat tails.) It also represents a funny part of the movie with Joker and his balloons.The set has 124 pieces and is a good kit for trying out the Batman the Movie sets. It, along with the Catwoman motorcycle are good values and quick builds. The Joker in this set is one of the minifigures that my young grandson most enjoys playing with.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 146 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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LEGO

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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 from 22 reviews

This set is a great way to get the main hero and villain of the Lego Batman Movie. Pros- -The figures are both very nice, especially the Joker, his new hairpiece and torso printing in partincuar are really cool. The utility belt for Batman is a great addition. -The Gotham City Energy Facility is a nice build that adds to this set. -The Joker Balloon build is anawesome accessory for the joker. Cons- -The only thing I am not a huge fan of is the alternate facial expression for Batman, but that parely takes away from the set. Conclusion- Overall this is a great Batman Movie set!

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 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 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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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: meh 82 / 100

70900 The Joker Balloon Escape was reviewed in issue 28 of Blocks Magazine.

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Vaderfan2187's Blog

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Recommendation: yes 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 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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Brickset

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Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 from 3 reviews

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True North Bricks

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Recommendation: no 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 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 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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Just2Good

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Recommendation: no C+ → 60 / 100

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Brickpicker

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Recommendation: no 5.8 / 10 from 1 review

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JANGBRiCKS

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by Jang

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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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