It took 30 years, but it looks like the wait for the LEGO Batmobile is worth it

One of the most important Hollywood cars is about to get the LEGO treatment. In what could be the best LEGO car of all time, the iconic Batmobile from the 1989 Batman movie has now been immortalized in bricks. Otherwise known as the 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile, this LEGO car is a showstopper when fully built and a huge challenge to actually build. It’s made up of 3,306 pieces, which is around 200 fewer pieces than the LEGO Bugatti Chiron. The LEGO Batmobile, which arrives in time for the Tim Burton film’s 30th anniversary and the 80th anniversary of the Batman character, will be released on November 29 (Black Friday) at a price of $250.

About damn time, Batman!

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As someone who has spent thousands of dollars scooping up LEGO sets like they’re cartons of milk during the Apocalypse, I find myself transfixed at LEGO’s new product. I can’t, for the life of me, tell you how long I’ve waited for the iconic 1989 Batmobile to get the LEGO treatment. We’ve seen different versions of the Batmobile get LEGO versions. We’ve even seen the Tumbler get its own LEGO version. I’m not opposed to these Batmobiles getting immortalized in LEGO bricks, but if LEGO really wanted to tug the heartstrings of Batman aficionados the world over, there are only two — two! — Batmobiles that are considered the crown jewels. One is the 1960s Batmobile from the Adam West TV series. The other is the 1989 Tim Burton Batmobile from the movie Batman starring Michael Keaton. Looks like we finally got our wish, folks.

Not for the faint of heart

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The LEGO 1989 Batmobile, despite having a Technic frame underneath, does not fall under LEGO’s Technic set.

It’s a traditional LEGO piece using — for the most part, at least — traditional LEGO bricks and complementary pieces like a slide-open cockpit, a wraparound windshield, and a pair of hidden machine guns that come with pop-up functions. They’re not loaded, though, so that’s a bummer. There are over 3,300 pieces to work with, though the build is pretty straightforward if you know you’re way around LEGOs. Once built, the 1989 measures an impressive 23 inches long (almost two feet), eight inches wide, and four inches high. The set also includes three Batman mini-figures, including the movie-specific version of Batman (played by Michael Keaton), the Joker (played by Jack Nicholson), and Batman’s love interest in the movie, Vicki Vale (played by Kim Basinger). Everything ties up to what you’d expect from a LEGO version of the 1989 Batmobile.

Looks natural for a LEGO set

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Veteran LEGO builders and collectors have come to grips with the reality that not every LEGO car set accurately represents the design of the real car. This is especially true with smaller kits, but it also happens in big sets. Fortunately, the LEGO 1989 Batmobile doesn’t fall under that category.

Even with the unusual curves that defined the 1989 Batmobile, the LEGO version manages to capture the overall aesthetics of the super-powered ride naturally.

The large bat wings at the back are the same as the movie version Batmobile, as is the Gatling gun sitting in the front. The curves also look clean, especially for a LEGO car of this size.

Prepare to shell out the dough

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The LEGO 1989 Batmobile is hitting stores on November 29, Black Friday. It’s priced at $250, which isn’t chump change, but reasonable for the size of the set. Even better, those who purchase the set between November 29 and December 5 will receive an exclusive miniature replica of the new model as a gift, at least until supplies last.

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76139 1989 Batmobile

Ages 16+. 3,306 pieces

US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE €249.99 – UK £219.99 – FR €249.99 – DK 1899DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Build and proudly display a curvaceous LEGO® brick model of the iconic 1989 BatmobileTM!

BatmanTM fans and anyone who appreciates cool cars will love the LEGO® DC Batman 76139 1989 BatmobileTM model car kit for adults. This beautifully detailed LEGO brick building toy replicates the classic curves of the famous Batmobile car, as seen in the 1989 Batman movie. Measuring over 60cm long and built from 3,306 pieces, the model offers a challenging and rewarding build. Die-hard fans will love authentic features such as the slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element, 2 hidden machine guns with a pop-up function activated by turning the turbine exhaust, and decorative grappling hooks on each side of the vehicle. The Batman toy car comes with a rotating display stand (with an attached information plate with 1989 Batmobile statistics) for ease of viewing from any angle. A must-have for all Batman fans, this super-hero toy construction set also includes 3 new-for- November-2019 minifigures—Batman with a cape that matches his 1989 movie outfit, The JokerTM and Vicki ValeTM—plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.

This super-hero toy includes 3 new-for-November-2019 LEGO® minifigures: BatmanTM (new torso decoration), The JokerTM (new face and torso decoration) and Vicki ValeTM (new torso and legs), plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.

This LEGO® brick version of the 1989 BatmobileTM features a slide-open cockpit with a new-for- November-2019 wraparound windshield element, 2 minifigure seats, a steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers, 2 hidden, non-shooting machine guns under the hood with a pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust, 2 decorative grappling hooks, wheel trims with the Bat logo and specially designed tires for the front wheels, batwings and other iconic design details.
This LEGO® set also includes a brick-built rotating display stand for the BatmanTM toy car with an attached information plate with 1989 BatmobileTM statistics.

Weapons include Batman’s Batarang and a gun and The Joker’s gun.

Accessories include Batman’s new-for-November-2019 cape that matches his 1989 movie outfit and

Vicki Vale’s brick-built camera.

This LEGO® BatmanTM model car kit for adults includes over 3,300 pieces and makes a wonderful nostalgic holiday gift or birthday present for any Batman fan.

1989 BatmobileTM measures over 4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com from November 29th, 2019

PROTECT GOTHAM CITY IN THE ULTIMATE LEGO® 1989 BATMOBILETM

The LEGO Group announces the arrival of Batman’sTM 1989 Batmobile to celebrate the
30th anniversary of the Iconic film. Roaring into LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com from November 29.

[November 7th, 2019] Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s iconic Batman movie with the incredible 1989 BatmobileTM launching on Black Friday. The Batmobile comes packed full of authentic features from the classic 1989 movie.

The 1989 Batmobile is built from over 3,300 pieces, measuring over 23” (60cm) long and sits on a rotating display plate. The sleek design makes this set a highly rewarding build that is perfect for displaying at home. This LEGO set includes three new-for-2019 minifigures: Batman with a new and unique cape, The JokerTM, with a new face and torso decoration and Vicki ValeTM featuring a brand new torso and legs.

The 1989 Batmobile comes with a new-for-2019 wraparound windshield element and decorative grappling hooks on both sides of the vehicle. Place the Batman minifigure into the car by opening the slide-open cockpit before turning the car’s turbine exhaust to make the two machine guns hidden under the hood pop up. The Batmobile comes with detailed Bat emblems on the wheel trim and a set of specially designed tyres for the front wheels.

The 1989 Batmobile is launching as part of LEGO Black Friday events and those who purchase the set between November 29th and December 5th will receive an exclusive mini replica of the original model as a free gift available in limited quantities.

The 1989 Batmobile comes with a rotating display stand, with an attached information plate detailing the cars statistics for easy viewing and a brick built minifigure display stand for the three minifigures.

The 1989 BatmobileTM measures over 4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.

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