Sooooooooooo, I need to take a quick moment away from Civil War coverage, to tell you all about this announcement from LEGO yesterday. Three words: LEGO. BATMAN. ’66! After teasing us with a few levels in Lego Batman 3, LEGO and DC have figured out the requisite contracts and have set a release date sometime March 2016.
At first I thought this would be a few different sets, but as you can see in the images above, it’s going to be one absolutely MASSIVE set, letting you build Wayne Manor, including the red Batphone and Shakespeare bust, the Batpoles, key parts of the Batcave like the nuclear pile and various and sundry computers, the Batmobile, the Batcopter, even the Batcycle! And if that’s not enough for you, it will come with minifigures of Bruce and Dick (both in and out of costume), Alfred (yep, the butler gets his own figure!), the Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler, and, of course, Cesar Romero mustache-accurate Joker. Phew. that’s a lot of things to list.
The only thing that they’ve missed including for the dedicated Batfan is an Aunt Harriet minifig. I don’t know if there was a likeness rights issue, or maybe they didn’t think anyone would care. Regardless, it by no means invalidates the awesomeness of this set. Now, given everything included in this set, I’m sure you’re dreading the price question as much as I was, so, brace yourself….Ok. You ready? Are you sure? Alright then, here goes; this is going to set you back $269. You read that right, 2 6 9. No decimal points.
Start saving now, March’ll be here before you know it.
Some additional pictures for ya