I think this wave contains spoilers for the LEGO Batman Movie, so you’ve been warned!
UPDATE: Turns out this is actually Wave 7.5, not Wave 8. Which explains why it seemed to be a lighter release than other waves.
UPDATE 2: We’ve updated the article with Australian release details.
Warner Bros. have revealed the contents of the eighth wave of LEGO Dimensions content, which will be releasing February 10th next year for the US, but the Australian release is a bit more complicated so bear with us and keep reading.
This wave contains two packs from the LEGO Batman Movie and one from Knight Rider. It seems a little light compared to other waves, but on the plus side – Batman in knight’s armour wielding Excalibur. I have no idea how the heck this plays into the LEGO Batman Movie but I already love it. The very 90’s Excalibur Batman possesses the Master Builder and Sword Switching abilities, and is accompanied by the Bionic Steed. The steed can be rebuilt into the Bat-Raptor and Ultrabat. Knight Batman with a dinosaur? Sure, why not.
The headliner of the pack, however, is the LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack. This one is a lot different from the other two Story Packs as it comes with two physical figures, at the cost of a smaller portal rebuild. Which is fine by me considering that the figures are far more interesting and useful. With this pack you’ll be able to play 6 levels that follow the plot of the movie, and use Batgirl and Robin in the game. Batgirl has her Batarang, Glide and Stealth abilities, while Robin has Agility and Dive skills. Not only that, but Robin can turn into Nightwing, who can use the Vine Cut and Deflection abilities. The pack also includes the Batwing, which can be rebuilt into The Black Thunder and Bat-Tank. What’s that? Why is there no Batman figure in the LEGO Batman Movie pack? Um… well… *checks notes* I guess it’s possible one of the other characters unlocks him the way Abby Yates unlocks all the new Ghostbusters?
The two LEGO Batman Movie packs won’t be releasing in Australia until a yet-to-be-revealed date in March 2017, to tie-in with the local release of the movie. Ugh.
The final pack is the Knight Rider Fun Pack, which contains a minifigure of Michael Knight and a K.I.T.T. vehicle, who can be rebuilt into a K.I.T.T. Jet and Goliath Armored Semi. Michael has a lot of abilities at his disposal – Dodging, Dash, X-Ray Vision, Hacking, and Tracking. Screenshots of these toys in action can also be seen below, including what appears to be the Knight Rider Adventure World. This pack will release on February 8th 2017, which is actually earlier than in the US, and will be a timed exclusive to EB Games.
There were concerns that the Marceline Fun Pack had been delayed until next year, but it’s been confirmed that she’ll still be releasing November 18th this year, and is a timed exclusive to Big W.
As with all Year 2 LEGO Dimensions packs, these packs will grant access to their franchise’s Adventure World, and each one will unlock its own Battle Arena. Year 2 of LEGO Dimensions starts next week on September 28th. Keep up to date with release dates by checking our calendar.