1989 Batmobile (76139)

Hot on the heels of the Chinese New Year sets announced earlier this week comes more exciting news from the LEGO® Group. Thanks to the LEGO® Ambassador Network, I have learned that the 1989 Batmobile (76139) is hitting store shelves later this month.

Click here to read about the Chinese New Year sets.

1989 Batmobile (76139)
1989 Batmobile front box art, ©2019 The LEGO® Group.

Excitement does not begin to describe my feelings for this set. I remember going to see Tim Burton’s Batman film when it was originally in theaters. I credit that movie with turning me into the Batman fan I am today. Additionally, this version of the Batmobile remains my all time favorite representation of the vehicle. I have never bought an ultimate collector’s series set before, but this will definitely be my first.

1989 Batmobile (76139)
1989 Batmobile rear box art, ©2019 The LEGO® Group.

It has been 30 years since this Batmobile amazed fans on the big screen.

The official press release from the LEGO® Group describes the set as such:

This beautifully detailed LEGO brick building toy replicates the classic curves of the famous Batmobile car, as seen in the 1989 Batman movie. Measuring over 60cm long and built from 3,306 pieces, the model offers a challenging and rewarding build. Die-hard fans will love authentic features such as the slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element, 2 hidden machine guns with a pop-up function activated by turning the turbine exhaust, and decorative grappling hooks on each side of the vehicle. The Batman toy car comes with a rotating display stand (with an attached information plate with 1989 Batmobile statistics) for ease of viewing from any angle. A must-have for all Batman fans, this super-hero toy construction set also includes 3 new-for-November-2019 minifigures—Batman with a cape that matches his 1989 movie outfit, The Joker™ and Vicki Vale™—plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.

1989 Batmobile (76139)
1989 Batmobile, ©2019 The LEGO® Group.

The 1989 Batmobile (76139) set commemorates the 30 year anniversary of the movie starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. As such, the car is full of authentic features. I am quite impressed by the slide open cockpit, as well as the details inside the car. The Minifigure selection for this set is equally exciting. The cape and cowl redesign for Batman is just phenomenal. Additionally, you get a new Joker variant and Vicki Vale.

The 1989 Batmobile (76139) comes with 1989 Batman!

1989 Batmobile (76139) Minifigures
1989 Batmobile Minifigures, ©2019 The LEGO® Group.

In terms of specifics, the set will contain 3,306 bricks. Additionally, it will measure 60 cm (23″) long, 22 cm (8″) wide, and 12 cm (4″) high. In Canada, the 1989 Batmobile is set to retail at $299.99.  For those of you elsewhere in the world, you can expect $249.99 in the United States, $399.99 in Australia, £219.99 in the United Kingdom, and €249.99 in most of Europe. The official release date is November 29, 2019.

1989 Batmobile (76139)
1989 Batmobile, ©2019 The LEGO® Group.

As if getting the 1989 Batmobile as a set was not enough, the LEGO® Group is sweetening the deal. Those who buy this set between November 29 and December 5 will get a miniature version of the 1989 Batmobile for free (while supplies last). That kit will contain 366 bricks.

1989 Batmobile (76139) Batman Minifigure
1989 Batman Minifigure, ©2019 The LEGO® Group.

We already know that I can’t wait for this set. However, I would love to hear your thoughts. Be sure to sound off in the comments below, or shout out on social media. For more LEGO® news, click here.

Until next time,

-Tom

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