To kick off Batman Day, the 2,363-piece LEGO Batwing has been revealed! Officially titled the LEGO 1989 Batwing, the set will be available for LEGO VIP members from October 21st and for other LEGO fans from November 1st (pre-order at LEGO.com).
It may not soar to Gotham city, but the LEGO 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.
The new LEGO 1989 Batwing draws upon the design seen in Tim Burton‘s iconic 1989 Batman movie, 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 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.
The LEGO 1989 Batwing set is a wonderful addition to a Batman lover’s LEGO collection, joining the previously-released LEGO 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.”
He added: “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 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.
LEGO also announced that all products in their 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.