The Lego Madhouse and Me

Welcome to The Lego Madhouse,

My name is Christopher Pearce, perhaps better known as CapnRex101 throughout the online Lego community. I am based in the UK and recently decided that I would embark on a somewhat ambitious project, that being to create my own MOC of Arkham Asylum.

On this blog I will document my progress surrounding the MOC, from initial designs to build pictures right through to the finished article, as well as giving some of my views on more general Lego news and sets.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

DC Super Heroes Exclusives Part One...

Since 2005 DC Super Heroes exclusives have been released to coincide with both the original Batman theme and the new Super Heroes line of sets. For many, despite commanding huge prices on sites such as eBay and Bricklink, these items are true must haves.

The first such exclusive was, as I already mentioned, released some time ago in 2005. Packed in a special commemorative box, this included Minifigures of Batman and the Joker and a sound chip with a recording of the Joker's maniacal laughter and an announcement concerning the upcoming release of Lego Batman. This item was limited to only 250 and was available at the San Diego Comic Con, you would be lucky to find one now for any less than £100.

In 2006 a Lego comic book entitled Batman: Secret Files & Origins, was released, which contained a short comic strip showing Batman in action against his foes. This exclusive is the least expensive of the lot and costs only about £5 to purchase online as it is by far the most common.

Then, in 2008, a similar set to the initial 2005 item was released, with the same Batman and Joker Minifigures, but entirely new packaging and no sound chip or accessories for the figures. This time it heralded the release of the Lego Batman video game, which of course went on to be very popular. This exclusive is a little more affordable than the earlier edition, but still will set you back a cool £50 at least.

In my next post I will conclude my discussion of the Lego DC Super Heroes exclusives released over the years with the most recent of them, from 2011 and 2012. After that, I will return to bringing you updates on my Arkham Asylum MOC and the progress I have been making concerning the design side of things over the last few days.


  1. Love the blog. Fun stuff!!!
    I remember getting the 2008 set (w/my son) at SDCC. It was a scavenger hunt to get the set. If I remember right, we had to go to the DC Comics booth and play the Lego Batman game and get Joker's legs, then the torso after playing another part of the game from Lego's booth(I think) and then the head at Warner Bros. booth, also playing the game. Then we were directed to another small area to get Batman and Joker's hair and put together the box to hold them in. It was fun...but hectic by the WB booth.
    That same year was the Indiana Jones Lego Exclusive ($50bucks at the time).

    1. Interesting to hear that actually, I was not quite sure how these older Minifigures were given out until now. I am pleased to hear that you like the blog, thanks.