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LEGO 1989 Batmobile press-release

by admin on November 7, 2019

in LEGO Super Heroes

Today, the LEGO Group announces the arrival of a very exciting new set, the #76139 LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic film. The set will be available starting on Black Friday weekend. Below is the press-release, set description, pictures, and more. Enjoy! 🙂

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s iconic Batman movie with the incredible 1989 Batmobile launching on Black Friday. The Batmobile comes packed full of authentic features from the classic 1989 movie.

The 1989 Batmobile is built from over 3,300 pieces, measuring over 60cm long and sits on a rotating display plate. The sleek design makes this set a highly rewarding build that is perfect for displaying at home. This LEGO set includes three new-for-2019 minifigures: Batman with a new and unique cape, The Joker with a new face and torso decoration, and Vicki Vale featuring a brand new torso and legs.

The 1989 Batmobile comes with a new-for-2019 wraparound windshield element, and decorative grappling hooks on both sides of the vehicle. Place the Batman minifigure into the car by opening the slide-open cockpit before turning the car’s turbine exhaust to make the two machine guns hidden under the hood pop up. The Batmobile comes with detailed Bat emblems on the wheel trim, and a set of specially designed tires for the front wheels.

The 1989 Batmobile is launching as part of LEGO Black Friday event and those who purchase the set between the 29th of November and the 5th of December will receive an exclusive mini replica of the original model as a free gift available in limited quantities.

The 1989 Batmobile comes with a rotating display stand, with an attached information plate detailing the cars statistics for easy viewing and a brick built minifigure display stand for the three minifigures.

Here is the official description of the set: Build and proudly display a curvaceous LEGO brick model of the iconic 1989 Batmobile! Batman fans and anyone who appreciates cool cars will love the #76139 LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile model car kit for adults. This beautifully detailed LEGO set 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, two 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 construction set also includes three 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.

  • This super-hero toy includes three new-for-November-2019 LEGO minifigures: Batman (new torso decoration), The Joker (new face and torso decoration), and Vicki Vale (new torso and legs), plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.
  • This LEGO brick version of the 1989 Batmobile features a slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element, two minifigure seats, a steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers, two hidden, non-shooting machine guns under the hood with a pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust, two decorative grappling hooks, wheel trims with the Bat logo and specially designed tires for the front wheels, batwings, and other iconic design details.
  • This LEGO set also includes a brick-built rotating display stand for the Batman toy car with an attached information plate with 1989 Batmobile statistics.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang and a gun, and The Joker’s gun.
  • Accessories include Batman’s new-for-November-2019 cape that matches his 1989 movie outfit and Vicki Vale’s brick-built camera.
  • This LEGO Batman model car kit for adults includes over 3,300 pieces and makes a wonderful nostalgic holiday gift or birthday present for any Batman fan.
  • 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.
  • Recommended for ages 16+.
  • Comes with 3,306 pieces.

The set will be available directly from official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop starting on November 29th. Prices are as follows: US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE €249.99 – UK £219.99 – FR €249.99 – DK 1899DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). For more details and pictures, visit the LEGO DC Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Batman 1989 Batmobile? Is this a set you would like to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Master Builder November 7, 2019 at 10:49 AM

This would pair up with the Tumbler really well. I love the shaping of the back, and isn’t this is the first time they are releasing a plastic cape?

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Martin November 7, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Well, that’s a beauty for sure! The cockpit is my favorite part. I assume they are using stickers?

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admin November 7, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Some are printed, some are stickers. The cockpit decorations are stickers, except for the emblem on the steering wheel.

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Peter November 7, 2019 at 11:36 AM

Well, there goes my Christmas budget…. seriously cool set. They nailed those curves, especially at the back.

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Legostuff14 November 7, 2019 at 11:57 AM

I love me some Batman, but , I already have my Christmas list on circulation right at the moment. Maybe next year sometime. I also like to wait past the Lego craze on new sets that just have come out theses past months. Everybody is going to want it and so the hunt will be challenging in some cases. I follow the path of the Jedi and be patient. I waited on the Lego 2 movie sets and I got it half price right now. It is tempting though.

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Dave November 7, 2019 at 12:39 PM

How did you get them half off?!? Please share.

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jabber-baby-wocky November 7, 2019 at 2:20 PM

One issue with this approach is that you can miss out on exclusives. There is a mini version of the Batmobile that will be available only the first few days after release. If you don’t care for it, then it doesn’t matter, but I’m certain collectors will want it. It’s a nice set.

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The Other Mark November 7, 2019 at 2:40 PM

I’m worried about how fast that freebie is going to sell out. I expect a major website meltdown. Are new sets always available at midnight? Admin?

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brickmaster November 7, 2019 at 3:08 PM

New sets usually go on sale at midnight EST. The release is black friday weekend. Espect it to be a madhouse. Good luck with getting your orders through.

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admin November 7, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Yes, midnight EST. And yes, the website may or may not cooperate. Also remember that if you want to redeem VIP points, you will have to get a voucher first.

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BigShawn November 7, 2019 at 12:43 PM

It’s blocky compared to the real thing, but it’s still beautiful and instantly recognizable. They did an especially good job in the cockpit and the back. I assume this is not minifig scale.

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Legostuff14 November 7, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Hey, Dave. I found them on Amazon. I got the rex’ s explorer for $ 69.99 and Emmet’s dream house/ rescue rocket for about $30. ( or more I can’t remember). There has also been clearance prices at Barnes & Nobles. I’ve pretty much buy the expensive sets that are on sale on Amazon after it’s been out for a while. This is why it isn’t always wise to get the sets right when they first come out unless you really ,really want it now. ( for birthday gift or for a Christmas gift).

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Dave November 8, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Thanks for sharing!

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SergeiS November 7, 2019 at 10:34 PM

Why are they releasing so many great sets? My bank account is not happy! Seriously, this is probably the most amazing batmobile ever.

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gid617 November 8, 2019 at 9:11 AM

I’m not even a fan of Batman but this is a pretty cool batmobile. 😀

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legofan November 8, 2019 at 9:42 AM

“I only work in black, and sometimes very-very dark gray.” I don’t know if I will get it or not, but it’s a very cool set.

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Rob November 8, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Very nice model, but since I’m not that big of a Batman fan… Oh, but I’d love to buy the bonus little Batmobile separately and put that into my Lego city.

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