Lego Batman
Lego Batman 76180 Lego Lego DC

76180 LEGO Batman vs. The Joker Batmobile Chase. Avoid this LEGO DC set as an investment. The caped crusader, Batman, has been a well loved superhero since 1939 when he first appeared in American comic books published by DC Comics. Since then, with the help of his allies, he has saved the world from evil enemies in many TV series, animations and films. Merchandise and toys of the characters have captured the imaginations of generations of superhero fans. 

Under licence from DC Comics, LEGO® Batman™ was launched in 2006 and features a range of different types of sets from cars to characters and scenes from the films. With a great variation in styles of sets and accessibility for all ages and build abilities, just like the great man himself, LEGO Batman shows no signs of retiring yet. 

Set Details

LEGO® DC Batman™: Batman vs. The Joker™: Batmobile Chase (set 76180) is a small LEGO set with 136 pieces, aimed at builders aged 4+. Not surprisingly, due to its young build age, some aspects of the set are made from larger pieces, but this does not detract from the aesthetics with some nice printed pieces amongst the parts. The highlight of the set for a collector or investor is probably the 3 Minifigures; Batman™, Batgirl™ and The Joker™. But for those wanting to play, the buildable Batmobile™ toy, hot rod and bank vault provide a perfect back drop for some serious superhero fun.

Model Name Batman vs. The Joker™: Batmobile Chase
Model Number 76180
Theme DC Super Heroes
Sub Themes Batman™
Pieces 136
Minifigures 3
Column Launch Date April 2021
Current Status Current
Date Retired N/A
RRP £25

Investment Potential

A small set, within the popular Batman sub-theme, a large portion of the value comes from the included 3 minifigures (none however are unique to this set). Disappointing historic growth in the sub-theme leave us to project future growth at only 4% a year. Currently out of stock at the LEGO site ahead of retirement at the end of the year, it can still be purchased at Argos for £20.

Launch RRP £25
Price Per Piece £0.18
Launch Price per piece £0.18
Current Value £250
Growth to Date N/A
Annualised Growth Since Retirement N/A
1st Year Value £25
Percentage Increase 0%
5th Year Value £31
Percentage Increase 24%
Expected Annual Growth 8%

Theme Analysis

The LEGO DC Superheroes theme has produced nearly 150 sets across 13 different sub-themes, with Batman featuring within almost half of those sub-themes and the 5 most owned sets within the theme all come from Batman, showing its immense popularity.

The Batman sub-theme has been going for nearly 20 years now, seeing over 40 sets, the majority of which are now retired. The theme has had somewhat mixed performance providing annualised average growth of 6%.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
6860 The Batcave November 2014 £70 £79 13% 2%
76035 Batman Jokerland October 2016 £90 £138 53% 7%
76112 Batman App-controlled Batmobile January 2020 £90 £98 9% 3%
76055 Batman Killer Croc Sewer Smash March 2018 £70 £85 21% 4%

Comparable Set Analysis

Looking at some of the more similar retired Batman sets gives us the same outcome. Limited annualised growth (5% max) on all but one recent retired set makes it very hard to see high growth for this set upon retirement.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
76012 Batman The Riddler Chase November 2015 £30 £37 23% 3%
76010 Batman The Penguin Face Off December 2015 £12 £17 42% 5%
76056 Batman Rescue from Ra’s al Ghul March 2018 £35 £45 29% 5%
76120 Batwing and The Riddler Heist January 2021 £50 £65 30% 15%


Definitely a set to avoid from an investment perspective. Whilst a popular theme, Batman retired models don’t seem to generate high enough returns from an investment perspective.