Over the years, the Batmobile has had a few iconic looks. The Tumbler and Adam West’s Batmobile are good examples, but the best Batmobile is the 1989 Michael Keaton Batmobile. And now you can own it in glorious LEGO fashion.
You can fight me all you want over, “which is the best Batmobile,” but clearly, I’m right, and the 1989 Batmobile is the best. Regardless, we can at least agree that it’s a fantastic Batmobile that set the standard for years to come. Whether it was the slide-open cockpit, the pop-up guns (with uh… rubber bullets?), or the incredibly long sleek look, there was so much to love.
LEGO must agree because it just announced a new $250 Batmobile set and it’s fantastic. This kit contains a whopping 3306 pieces, and true to LEGO Batman form, it’ll feature mostly black. And sometimes dark grey. The company certainly paid attention to detail, because not only does it look perfect, but the cockpit opens, and the guns pop up (they don’t fire). All it’s missing is a firey engine in the back.
This kit even introduces new LEGO Minifigures modeled after the 1989 movie. LEGO updated Joker’s face and torso to resemble Jack Nicholson’s look more closely, and this LEGO Batman has a swoopy cape that I can’t help but smile over. Vicky Vale is along for the ride too, with a freshly updated look.
You’ll want to display your LEGO Batmobile for all your friends (and their kids) to seethe over in jealousy, and LEGO made that easy. The kit includes a rotating display stand for the Batmobile and a stand for the Minifigures.
Pre-orders are open today, and LEGO says the set will release on November 29, 2019. Why are you still reading this? Go get it!