Legos have been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. For most of us, Lego blocks have been our first toy. We learned to build things with these blocks. And with building things we have imagined unlimited scenarios of building even more structures or some new things. The Lego Joker was made famous from the Lego Batman Movie.
Legos have allowed us to think about the unimaginable with endless possibilities and provided us with excellent toys to do so. Legos are the first toys that we played with, that actually helped develop our minds.
And by keeping this tradition of helping young minds grow and to make the toys more attractive to children. Legos ventured into building its toys based on comics. They build everything from superheroes to supervillains such as the Lego Joker.
In this article, we will look at the Lego counterpart of the greatest supervillain of all times. We got to see the Lego Joker in action in The Lego Batman Movie for the first time. The character may be made up of a standard Lego block but he still is the clown prince of crime in Gotham city. And is always trying to destroy Gotham City. He challenges Batman at every step and devises the ultimate plan to destroy the city.
Lego Joker Story
In his first appearance on the big screen, the Lego Joker is hell-bent on destroying Gotham City. But is always failed by his incapable henchmen. In this movie, the portrayal of the Joker that we get to see is a bit different than the usual depictions of the character.
This Joker has combined villainy with vulnerabilities and wants to get recognized as the biggest foe of Batman by Batman himself. He is also not as violent as he is in other live-action or animated appearances. And has disapproved of the use of violence multiple times in this movie.
As the movie progresses we see the Lego versions of Batman and Joker face each other where Batman tells his enemy that he doesn’t mean anything to him. After hearing this Joker is demoralized and plans to destroy Gotham for good. To achieve this he manipulates Batman into sending him into the phantom zone. Where the biggest criminals and villains are imprisoned.
On getting into the Phantom zone everybody tries to kill him. But he stops them by convincing them to work for him and he will help them escape the Phantom Zone. He succeeds in getting everybody out and traps Batman inside the Phantom Zone. On getting to Gotham City with his new and more capable henchmen he destroys Batcave first and turns Wayne Island into an amusement park.
Destroying Gotham City
Meanwhile Batman succeeds is successful in getting released from the Phantom zone by its keeper on the condition that he will bring all the escapees back. He confronts Joker alone and sends the rest of Batfamily away to protect them.
Joker captures him and asks Batman to admit that he is Batman’s greatest enemy. But, when Batman does not comply he Joker goes to detonate the bomb on mainland Gotham.
Batman realizes that the only way to save the city now is together with his family. He teams up with them and takes down Joker but it is too late as the nuclear bomb has been detonated and Lego Gotham City is starting to tear apart.
Realizing that it is all his fault Batman convinces Joker to save the city by accepting him as his greatest enemy and the reason for his existence and fighting crime. After this declaration, everyone including Joker and Batman forms a lego chain to capture the separating Lego parts of the city and pulling them back together.
And upon successfully saving the city and sending the criminals back in the Phantom Zone, Batman gives a 30-minute headstart to Joker before he tries to catch him in the ending scene.
Difference from Mainstream Portrayals
The depiction of Lego Joker is a different take on the character. This portrayal tries to explore the Batman and Joker’s relationship more. And we can see that Joker is visibly hurt when Batman tells Joker that he means nothing to him. Joker then plans to destroy the city completely as if he lost his purpose of living.
And Batman also goes through a character development arc of his own in the movie in which he embraces his family. And lets go of his fear that everybody near him is killed. He even accepts Joker as his reason behind crime-fighting.
Lego Joker Appearance
The Joker has pale white skin, messy and spiky green hair, big eyebrows, wears red lipstick, and has a mouth full of yellow shark-like teeth. He describes his body as “too much flab, not enough ab”, implying that he may be fat.
He usually wears an orange shirt, green tie with an orange skull pattern, purple striped vest with orange skull buttons, purple suit, and purple bottom. Lego Joker has heart and spades tattoos on his arms. The clothing and appearance are more or less similar to other mainstream portrayals.
The best part about Lego Joker is that this portrayal comes with a huge variety of toys and collectibles that are fit for children as well as adults due to their collector status. These toys range from simple Joker collectibles to complete Lego sets of his car, his headquarters, and different scenarios where he attacks Batman.
You can recreate the entire scenes or even improve them based on your imagination and can develop even more interesting scenarios with these Lego Joker sets.
Lego Joker Collectibles
We have listed some of the best Lego Joker collectibles that you can find on all of the internet. every batman collection is incomplete without his arch-nemesis. So we would recommend buying these beautiful amazing toys for your collection or even for your children to play with.
Lego Joker Sets
We have also listed some of the best Joker Lego sets for you to add to your collection.