The next installment in the LEGO Ultimate Collector Series line of products is the LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing (76161), which will be available for LEGO VIP members starting October 21st and for remaining LEGO fans from November 1st, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores. This next UCS set follows in the shadow of the success of the LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile™ (76139) which was released back in 2019 and is still available at shop@home.
LEGO Creative lead Jesper C. Nielsen, when discussing the details of the upcoming set, 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 favorite 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 set is a faithful recreation of the Batwing seen in Tim Burton's iconic 1984 film BATMAN™, starring Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. The set will contain 3 minifigures – BATMAN™, THE JOKER™ and a Lawrence the Boombox Goon™. The set will retail for $249.99 and contains 3306 pieces. You can read TLG's full official press release below:
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BILLUND, September 19, 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.
76161 - LEGO 1989 Batwing
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