1989 Batwing Coming Soon

It is Batman Day 2020 and the LEGO® Group is celebrating with a new set announcement. Last year we got the 1989 Batmobile. Today we learn the 1989 Batwing is coming soon. Incidentally, as a kid I knew of Batman well before 1989. However, it was Tim Burton’s film from that year that really turned me into a fan. The Batmobile from that movie is my favorite incarnation of the car. Additionally, I fell in love with the Batwing when I saw that movie. However, I never had the Batwing as a toy growing up. Now I get my chance!

The official press release describes the set as follows:

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.

1989 Batwing Minifigures.
1989 Batwing Minifigures (©2020 The LEGO Group).

When it comes to set specifics, expect the following:

  • NAME: 1989 Batwing
  • SET #: 76161
  • THEME: DC Comics Superheroes
  • COST: $259.99 CAD ($199.99 USD)
  • BRICK COUNT: 2363
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • DIMENSIONS: 11cm (4”) high, 52 cm (20”) long, and 58 cm (22”) wide
  • VIP RELEASE DATE: October 21, 2020
  • GENERAL RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2020
1989 Batwing coming soon!
1989 Batwing coming October 21, 2020 (©2020 The LEGO Group).

The Batwing looks amazing. Additionally, the press release indicates the set comes with a special brick that allows display on a wall. My only minor disappointment was that the Batman Minifigure is identical to the one we got last year in the Batmobile kit. However, Joker is a new variant and I am thrilled with the costume choice. What are your thoughts on the 1989 Batwing coming soon? Feel free to reach out below or on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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