We talked about the rumoured LEGO Batwing based on the 1989 movie a month back and LEGO has finally pulled back the curtain on this our first ever LEGO Batwing geared for the adult fans.
LEGO fans have been clamouring for a “Ultimate Collectors Series” type LEGO Batwing since forever and now they can own Batman’s 2,363 piece crimefighting jet come October.
The model has a wingspan of 58cm (22″) and measures 52cm from nose to tail so be prepare to make some space for this on your display shelf. Incidentally, this is able to be mounted on the wall which is a nice feature.
There will be three minifigures included in this set (even though the model is larger than minifigure scale) which will see a Batman with a new moulded cape, Tuxedo Joker and Joke’s goon, Lawrence.
The recommended retail price for the LEGO 1989 Batwing (76161) will be pegged at SGD$349.90 / £179.99 / €199.99 / USD$199.99 and will have a launch date of October 21st.
There is still no word out if we will get a gift with purchase for the LEGO 1989 Batwing like we did with the Batmobile but I think chances are quite high.
Full press release here:
WHERE DOES HE GET THOSE WONDERFUL TOYS?: THE LEGO GROUP LAUNCHES SHOW-STOPPING LEGO® DC BATMAN™ 1989 BATWING
Comic devotees and LEGO Brick fans are in for a treat, as The LEGO Group launches its latest Batman-themed set – available from 21st October from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.
[19 September 2020] It may not soar to Gotham city, but the LEGO Group’s latest release with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ 1989 Batwing, is sure to transport fans to their most memorable DC Super Hero moments this Batman Day. Fans of Batman and avid builders are in for some serious fun as they embark on their journey to construct the ultimate Super Hero vehicle in the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ collection.
The new LEGO® 1989 Batwing draws upon the design seen in Tim Burton’s iconic 1989 BATMAN™ film, using the smooth lines and features from the original model to bring an impressive gothic elegance to any LEGO collection. DC and LEGO fans alike can indulge in their passion for the Caped Crusader as they explore all the delightful features of this new set, including a full interior, removable canopy and posable aerodynamic flaps. To add to the excitement, the construction kit is also dotted with Easter eggs to surprise builders, such as a screen featuring The Joker’s gas balloons and a ‘Bat Engine’ label on the vehicle’s engine – helping to truly transport builders back to 1989 and into the BATMAN universe.
Once completed, the 2,363-piece set is a real showstopper, measuring over 4” (11cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 22” (58cm) wide. The construction set also features a special brick which allows builders to mount and display their model on the wall for added impact, making the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ 1989 set a wonderful addition to a Batman lover’s LEGO collection, joining the previously released LEGO DC BATMAN™ 1989 Batmobile™ to make a dark and dramatic display in any home.
Speaking about the details of the new set, LEGO Creative lead Jesper C. Nielsen said: The emblematic set truly takes fans on a journey, as they immerse themselves into Gotham city and get hands-on with the set, using Batman, The Joker™ and Boombox goon minifigures to relive their favourite moments from the film. Fans can even create the infamous scene when The Joker barges in on the Dark Knight and utters his classic words “have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?”.
The new LEGO® 1989 Batwing construction set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild and get excited by the process of creation. A complex and rewarding build, the LEGO 1989 Batwing construction set allows builders to relax as they escape from the real world and enter the Batman universe. Designed for those aged 18+, the new set will also feature the new stylish packaging designed to reflect the sophisticated nature of the creative process.
All new products in the LEGO Group’s ranges that appeal to adults will now feature the sleek, minimalistic new design across related packaging, building instructions, exclusive content and in-store and online store design.
LEGO® 1989 Batwing will be available for LEGO VIP members from 21st October and for remaining LEGO fans from 1st November, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.
76161 – LEGO 1989 Batwing
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