Tuesday, January 12, 2016

LEGO Batman Goes Retro

We've had full waves of LEGO Batman, more than a fair amount of Batman representation in the DC Super Heroes line and a now legendary showing in the LEGO movie and their accompanying building sets, but today, we get the first look at a massive set based on the classic Batman TV series! As the cult TV show turns 50, we can one hell of a box of bricks with builds including the Batcave, Batmobile, Batcopter and enough characters to recreate many a favorite episode. Here's the skinny...
Drive the villains out from Batman’s Batcave!
It’s back to the Batcave with this special set featuring iconic elements as seen in the classic 1960s Batman™ TV show. Answer emergency calls on the Batphone in Bruce Wayne’s private study. Then press the button under the bust of Shakespeare and open a sliding false bookcase to reveal the secret entrance to the Batcave. Change Bruce Wayne™ and Dick Grayson™ into Batman™ and Robin™ and slide down the Batpoles. Protect the Bat Lab’s Batcomputer from The Joker’s TNT attacks and test Catwoman™ with the lie detector machine. Fly the Batcopter with Robin and fire the flick missiles. Then drive the Batmobile or Batcycle and stop those villains escaping with the Batcave’s secrets!
  • Includes 9 minifigures: Batman™, Robin™, Bruce Wayne™, Dick Grayson™, Alfred Pennyworth™, The Joker™, Catwoman™, The Riddler™ and The Penguin™.

  • This LEGO® model of the Batcave as seen in the classic 1960s TV series features 2 Batpoles for Batman™ and Robin™ to slide down, a selection of Bat-gadgets, helipad, plus a Batmobile and Batcopter.

  • The Wayne Manor section of the model features Bruce Wayne’s study with the iconic Batphone, a hinged Shakespeare bust with secret button underneath, sliding false bookcase to access the Batpoles, and assorted elements including decorated wallpaper bricks, wall lamps, framed portraits, a framed fish and trophies. It also includes an exterior wall for climbing, with an opening roof for easy access to the Batpoles and an aerial element.

  • The Batcave incorporates a hi-tech, 2-floor Bat Lab with Batcomputer element and a variety of detachable accessory elements, including a lie detector machine, table, chest of drawers, Bat-gadgets and test tubes with translucent elements. Also includes the iconic Batcave entrance for the Batmobile and a helipad for the Batcopter.

  • The Batmobile features a dual cockpit with iconic Batphone, 2 stud shooters, an opening trunk, dual exhaust and sign stickers.

  • The Batcopter has an opening cockpit for a minifigure, bat-inspired wings with 2 flick missiles, spinning rotors and a spinning propeller. A villain minifigure can grab onto the back of the Batcopter for more aerial battle action.

  • The Batcycle features a driver’s seat for Batman™, translucent headlight element and a sidecar for Robin™.

  • Also includes a cat.
  • Weapons include The Joker’s TNT, Catwoman’s whip, The Riddler’s TNT and The Penguin’s umbrella.
  • Accessory elements include Batman’s 3 Batarangs, rope, grappling hook and handcuffs.
  • Includes separate minifigures for Batman™ and Robin’s alter-egos, so enter the secret doorway as Bruce and Dick, and slide down the Batpoles as LEGO® DC Super Heroes!
  • Batcave measures over 18” (46cm) high, 22” (56cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
  • Batmobile measures over 2” (6cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
  • Batcopter measures over 2” (7cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.
  • Batcycle measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (8cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.

LEGO fans are reporting this set turning up at retail, though very sparsely at the moment, at the colossal price tag of $270 dollars!! Not exactly Bruce Wayne money....but not Selina Kyle money either. Star saving those giant pennies.

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