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LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing Coming!

Where does he get those wonderful toys? Comic devotees and LEGO fans are in for a treat as the LEGO Group launches its latest Batman-themed set; the show-stopping #76161 LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing. Below is the press-release with all the information, pictures, price, and availability.

It may not soar to Gotham city, but the LEGO Group’s latest release with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, the #76161 LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing, is sure to transport fans to their most memorable DC Super Heroes moments. 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 in the LEGO DC Batman collection.

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 poseable 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 2,363-piece 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 DC Batman 1989 set is a wonderful addition to a Batman lover’s LEGO collection, joining the previously released #76139 LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile (still available at the Online LEGO Shop) 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 favorite moments from the film. 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 LEGO 1989 Batwing 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.

All new products in the LEGO Group’s 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.

The #76161 LEGO DC 1989 Batwing will be available for LEGO VIP members from the 21st of October and for remaining LEGO fans from 1st November. Prices are as follows: RRP £179.99, €199.99, $199.99. You can find the set at the LEGO Batman section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing? Do you have any of the previously released LEGO Batman sets? Are you planning to get this one? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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Coming Up Soon: LEGO House Fan Day Online Live

On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the LEGO House will host an online Fan Day for the entire LEGO fan community – LEGO fans from all over the world are invited to join in for free. This is a replacement for the AFOL Day at LEGO House event that was scheduled for September 27th, but had to be canceled due to COVID-19. During the online event, LEGO representatives will touch upon LEGO product development, LEGO building instructions, new fan created displays at the LEGO House, LEGO quality, and a special greeting from Skærbæk Fan Weekend. You have the possibility to join in for the entire three hours the events take place, or pick and choose from the sessions. Please note that although the events are free, registration is required. Details below.

The host for the online LEGO House Fan Day will be Play Agent Emil Saaby who’ll introduce all the events and speakers. You will need to pre-register for the event at LEGOHouse.com/FanDay by marking the sessions you are interested in and entering your e-mail address. You’ll receive more information about the sessions you have signed up for by e-mail a few days prior to the event.

Please be aware that the LEGO House operates on Billund time (CEST), so you will need to convert the timings to your own time zone. But just to give you an idea, the first sessions, which starts at 13:00 Billund time, would be 4 AM in Los Angeles and 7 AM in New York. And the last session, which is 15:00-16:00 Billund time, would be 6-7 AM in Los Angeles and 9-10 AM in New York.

Session #1: 13:00 – 13:45 CEST (Billund time): Q&A with Poul Schou, LEGO A/S, Senior Vice President Product Development – Poul is looking forward to getting your questions about LEGO product development. He is heading up the Product Development of Product Group 2 and has been in the LEGO Company for more than 30 years.

Session #2: 13:45 – 14:00 CEST (Billund time): LEGO House: New MOCs in Yellow Zone – LEGO Master Builder Stuart Harris will introduce some of the new cool models which have just now been installed in the Yellow Zone of the LEGO House.

Session #3: 14:00 – 14:45 CEST (Billund time): LEGO Building Instructions with Kim Yde Larsen, Senior Director Building Instruction Experience – Meet Kim, who is an expert on building instructions. In this session, you can discover how important BIs are to make a great building experience and the evolvement of building instruction moving into the digital area.

Session #4: 14:45 – 14:55 CEST (Billund time): Status from Skærbæk Fan Weekend – Skærbæk Fan Weekend was unfortunately also forced to cancel due to COVID-19. Stephan Sander will talk about the 2020 situation and explain what happened.

Session #5: 15:00 – 16:00 CEST (Billund time): LEGO Quality with Bjarke Schønwandt, Quality Director – Get the latest update and overview on LEGO quality and ask your questions about quality directly to Bjarke – who by many AFOLs is known as Director of Perceived Quality.

Again, all sessions are free of charge, but require registration. You might also consider noting down your questions ahead of time so you can ask the various speakers. Event host Emil Saaby will manage the questions throughout the event and will do his best to have them answered. If you would like to register, go to LEGOHouse.com/FanDay.

If your schedule allows, I encourage you to participate in the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to talk with LEGO employees directly, ask questions, and hear their insights. If you have any questions before the event, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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