70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack Brrrreview!

70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack

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The box of 70901

Mr. Freeze Ice Attack was one of the first LEGO Batman Movie sets I saw. It’s $19.99 USD, £19.99 in the UK, and $39.99 in New Zealand. Is it a great set, or does it leave you feeling cold? (Ha, puns!)

First, let’s take a look at what you get in the set.

What comes in the box

Basically you get a mech suit, an ice block, and portion of Gotham Energy Facility. But before we start, let’s check out the minifigures.
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Batman, Mr. Freeze, and the Security Guard. Batman is Batman. I like his 3D utility belt, but he’s in a lot of sets, so nothing too special. Mr. Freeze looks good, but not as detailed as some other The LEGO Batman Movie villain minifigures. The security guard has a double-sided head and nice detailing all over.
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Here is a look at all of the minifigures heads. You can see the security guard’s alternate head here.

There are also a few interesting parts in the set.
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The first one, Batman’s grappling gun (used as a flamethrower in this set), only appears in 6 other sets at the time of writing. The red macaroni piece is a new mold, the grey 3-ball joint piece comes in 9 other sets, and the Battle Suit piece is new too. The yellow handrail is fairly rare in this color, as are the 1×1 round blue tiles and the 2×2 corner tiles. The 1×3 light blue plates and the light blue hand pieces are exclusive, as are the long white and blue tubes. The trans blue ice blocks and white coffee cup aren’t too common either, coming in 8 and 9 other sets respectively.

Let’s go on to the builds, starting with the ice block.

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Security guard doesn’t know what he’s getting into.

It has hinge pieces at the base, so you can open it, place a figure inside, and close it, as if the guy is frozen in an ice block.

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FROZEN!

It’s a good build for its part count, and is pretty convincing. The only problem with it is that I wish the color of the base was uniform.

Now we move on to the Freeze mech. Here’s a size comparison of it with Mr. Freeze.

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Not too big, but not too small

From here, it can be seen that the Freeze Mech’s arms and upper legs are rather skinny. I do like the boots, but I wish the mech was more beefed out. It looks really skinny for a mech right now, especially since normal mechs are usually bulky.

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Mr. Freeze in his mech

Mr. Freeze slots in comfortably and has a handlebar piece which holds him securely. His oversized helmet looks more to scale with the mech. I do like the boots, but the stud gun looks a little wacky and weird compared to the rest of the mech. Tubes on the the back of the Freeze mech looks good and suit Mr. Freeze well.

Now on to the last part of the set, the portion of the Gotham Energy Facility.
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The portion with the red macaroni pieces is hinged, so it can be flat or at a 90º angle. There is a beige-colored computer, which uses a sticker. I’m not a fan of the use of the grille piece as a keyboard.

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Batman must like coffee, considering that huge smile on his face.

There is a simple lever with big green and red buttons. Above is a 2×2 round piece which uses a sticker. Remember to attach the piece to the build first before applying the sticker, if not you may apply it sideways (since it is a circular sticker).

There is also another feature of the set, which is that if you buy the Joker’s Balloon Escape and Scarecrow Special Delivery, all three sets can be combined. Check it out in JANGBRiCKS’ video here:

Overall I think this set is okay. The ice block is convincing and the Freeze mech is good but looks too skinny. The portion of Gotham Energy Facility looks rather juniorized in my opinion, and eats up pieces in the set. I’d rather have seen a bigger Freeze mech and a smaller Energy Facility build. Personally, I feel Catwoman Catcycle Chase is a better set at the price point, with far better minifigures, better villain vehicle, and a better scenery build.

See just2good’s review here:

Time to tally scores.

Minifigures: 3.5/5
Builds: 3/5
Playability: 3/5
Price: 3.5/5
Personal Rating: 2.5/5
TOTAL: 3.1/5

Thanks for reading this review! See you in the next post! 🙂

VaderFan2187 out!

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Mic drop!
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4 thoughts on “70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack Brrrreview!

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  1. “Security guard doesn’t know what he’s getting into” – Haha. Nice one!
    I agree with you about wanting a more beefed out mech and compared to some of the nice looking concept art, I’m surprised they chose that bulkier gun design! Ah well, a bit or MODing might have to be done there.

    Anyway, really good review! I look forward to reading more 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jack for your comment! That’s interesting to hear they had other less bulky gun designs in the concept art. I guess it suits the LEGO Batman Movie’s wackiness, but to me it just looks off on the mech.

      Also, any sets in particular you would like me to review? 🙂

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