Barnes & Noble Launches Three-Month-Long Celebration of The LEGO® Batman Movie Starting January 28

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First Event January 28 to Feature Fun Activities for Children Ages 5+ Including a LEGO®-Inspired Building Experience, Sing-Along and Special Giveaways

Additional Events February 25 and March 11 at Stores Nationwide, with More Details to Be Announced in the Coming Weeks

New York, New York – January 19, 2017 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced, in partnership with Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group, it is kicking off a three-month-long celebration of the new animated adventure The LEGO® Batman Movie, beginning at stores nationwide with a special event on Saturday, January 28. The launch event will feature fun activities for children ages 5+ including a LEGO-inspired building experience, sing-along and special giveaways. Specific times for the January 28 event will vary by store. Customers should visit www.bn.com/storelocator or contact their local store for details.  

On January 28, young fans of DC’s beloved Super Hero, Batman, and LEGO toys are invited to their local Barnes & Noble store to watch the movie trailer, sing along to a new song from the film and join in a group LEGO build where they will have the opportunity to create their own version of the Batmobile and show it off in store. There will also be special giveaways at the event, available while supplies last, including two limited-edition Barnes & Noble Exclusive collectible trading cards featuring Batman and The Joker (50 each per store) and a special mini poster (50 per store). 

In addition, two limited-edition Barnes & Noble Exclusive collectible trading cards featuring DC Super Heroes and Super Villains from the movie will be given away at each event on February 25 and March 11 at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, while supplies last. Customers who attend all three The LEGO Batman Movie events at Barnes & Noble will be able to put their six collectible trading cards together to create a scene inspired by the movie, which opens nationwide on February 10.

Plus, at the March 11 event, customers will be able to build their very own LEGO Batman Speedwagon to take home. More details on the February 25 and March 11 events will be announced in the coming weeks. Customers should stay tuned. 

All throughout the three-month-long celebration of The LEGO Batman Movie, customers are encouraged to check out Barnes & Noble’s robust offering of related merchandise from Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ global licensing and merchandising program, including a selection of books and toys. Featured books will include DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide (B&N Exclusive Poster Edition) and Scholastic’s Batman's Guide to Being Cool (The LEGO Batman Movie), and toys will include The Joker Balloon Escape, Catwoman Catcycle Chase, The Riddler Riddle Racer, Clayface Splat Attack, Killer Croc Tail-Gator and The Batcave Break-In. Customers should contact their local store for more details on what products will be available for purchase.

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About The LEGO Batman Movie

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure.  But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. 

Opening February 10, 2017, The LEGO Batman Movie stars Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes.  Directed by Chris McKay, produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on LEGO Construction Toys and based on characters from DC Entertainment.  Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.  Executive producers are Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures / Lord Miller / Vertigo Entertainment production, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE © & ™ DC Comics, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., & The LEGO Group.  LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO Group. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. All Rights Reserved. (s17).

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.