After it was spotted at Billund Airport LEGO Store last week, LEGO has finally make the LEGO 76139 1989 Batmobile official. Even though I knew it was coming, I was little surprised. I was surprised it actually came with a rotating display base, which is a nice touch.
The LEGO 76139 1989 Batmobile is, if you don’t already know, based on Tim Burton’s iconic Batman flick (simply called Batman, duh). I remembered when the film was released, there was quite some talked about the star vehicle, i.e. Batmobile.
The one Batmobile that can secure itself to prevent tampering while Bat was out kicking baddies’ butts. Obviously, this LEGO version won’t have the armored shield, but I am just as elated because, this arguably the most iconic Batmobile is finally being immortalized as a LEGO set and a Ultimate Collector’s Series to boot.
You bet your ass that I will be bagging this handsome vehicle for $249.99 when it hits the store on November 29. Oh, yeah, I will.
Anyways, here are the key features:
- Slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element
- Two hidden non-shooting machine guns with a pop-up function activated by turning the turbine exhaust
- Decorative grappling hooks on either side of the vehicle
- Three new-for-November-2019 minifigures: Batman with cape as seen in the 1989 movie, The Joker and Vicki Vale, plus a brick-built minifigure display stand
- A detailed cockpit complete with steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers
- Wheel trims with the Bat logo and specially designed tires for front the front wheels
It is obvious that the LEGO 76139 1989 Batmobile is an UCS set even though LEGO did specifically said it is. Then again, the same non-mention of Ultimate Collector’s Series applied to the previous two UCS Batmobile sets too and so, it shouldn’t be a surprise.
All told, the LEGO 76139 1989 Batmobile packs 3,306 pieces that promised a “challenging” build.
At a build size that stretches over 60 centimeters (23 inches) long, this latest collectible LEGO Batmobile is the longest set yet. I just measured the first LEGO UCS Batmobile and the LEGO UCS Tumbler, and they are both 40 cm-ish. So, yeah, it huge and that’s awesome.
Check out the reveal video below.
All images courtesy of LEGO Group.