LEGO unveils massive Batmobile set based on Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, available on Black Friday [News]

LEGO has officially unveiled it’s newest collector’s set, 76139 1989 Batmobile, a massive 3,306-piece model based on the Caped Crusader’s vehicle from Tim Burton’s iconic Batman film. Perhaps one of LEGO’s worst-kept secrets of the past year, this set features a slide-open cockpit with a new windshield, two pop-up machine guns and a rotating display stand. The model also comes with three new minifigures: Batman, The Joker and Vicki Vale.

The 1989 Batmobile will be available from LEGO beginning on November 29 for Black Friday. The set will retail for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £219.99.

In addition to other LEGO Black Friday deals, those who purchase the 1989 Batmobile between November 29th and December 5th will receive an exclusive mini replica of the original model as a free gift-with-purchase while supplies last. The “not-so-mini” 40433 1989 Batmobile – Limited Edition comes with 366 pieces and a rotating base as well.

The 1989 Batmobile comes in a sleek UCS-style black box with the silhouette of the Dark Knight on the side. For context, LEGO has previously released a version of the Batmobile they coined a UCS version — 2006’s 7784 The Batmobile. This year’s newer version benefits from more than a decade of new parts and advanced building techniques, and while it isn’t officially a UCS set, it certainly seems like LEGO wants you to feel like it is.

The Batmobile comes with a rotating platform so it can be seen from any angle as well as an information plate with facts about the vehicle. The model recreates the heavy feel of the movie’s original Batmobile with classic curves and a striking profile as it drove through the streets of Gotham City. The set measures almost two feet long (60 cm), 8 in wide (22 cm) and nearly 4 in tall (12 cm).

The nose of the Batmobile features a central turbine surrounded by a pair of angled, imposing fenders. Two cold air intakes are replicated on each side in front of the rear fenders for the vehicle’s afterburners. The back-side of the Batmobile is more rounded, with the exhaust flanked by two low-profile, wing-like fins.

The new “wrap-around” windshield element slides forward to reveal the two-seat cockpit, dashboard, other technical systems. Two machine guns pop out of the sides when the aft turbine exhaust is rotated. The wheels feature the bat logo on the hubcaps, and a grappling gun can be seen on either side.


When compared side-by-side with the actual Batmobile used for filming, you can see the level of detail that LEGO has attempted to replicate including the black shielding, sweeping curves and overall imposing presence.

In terms of minifgures, the 1989 Batmobile comes with three: Batman, The Joker and Vicki Vale. The set also includes a brick-built minifigure display stand with gargoyles peering over each end.

The Batman minifigure is based on Michael Keaton’s portrayal in the film and features a new torso print, dual-sided head, and a molded, rubberized cowl and flowing cape that matches his 1989 costume.

The other two minifigures include The Joker with new printing meant to match Jack Nicholson’s famous devious grin as well as Vicki Vale, portrayed by Kim Basinger in the film.


Not content to release just one new Batmobile for Black Friday, LEGO is actually releasing a second gift-with-purchase version on the same day. People who purchase the big 1989 Batmobile between November 29th and December 5th will receive this exclusive mini replica of the original model as a free gift-with-purchase while supplies last.

40433 1989 Batmobile – Limited Edition comes with 366 pieces and a rotating base as well as stud shooters, flames coming out of the rear afterburner, and a stickered information plate.

You can see the 1989 Batmobile in action in this video that shows off the sheer size of the model as well as the play functions of the set including the movable windshield and hidden machine guns.

76139 1989 Batmobile will be available from LEGO beginning on November 29 for Black Friday and will sell for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £219.99.

Full product information, press release and expanded photo galleries for both the 1989 Batmobile and the gift-with-purchase sets are included below.


76139 1989 Batmobile

Ages 16+ | 3,306 pieces
US $249.99 | CA $299.99 | DE €249.99 | UK £219.99 | FR €249.99 | DK 1899DKK

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 LEGO DC Batman 76139 1989 Batmobile model car kit for adults. 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.

  • This super-hero toy includes 3 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, 2 minifigure seats, a steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers, 2 hidden, non-shooting machine guns under the hood with a pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust, 2 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.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com from November 29th, 2019.


PROTECT GOTHAM CITY IN THE ULTIMATE LEGO 1989 BATMOBILE

The LEGO Group announces the arrival of Batman’s 1989 Batmobile to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic film, roaring into LEGO Retail Stores & LEGO.com on November 29th.

November 7th, 2019 — 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 23” (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 events and those who purchase the set between November 29th and December 5th 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.

The 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.

LEGO 1989 Batmobile is available directly from LEGO stores and LEGO.com from November 29th.


5 comments on “LEGO unveils massive Batmobile set based on Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, available on Black Friday [News]

  1. winston

    was the tumbler not also a UCS model, or are we not considering that one a batmobile?
    i generally hate being out in the black friday crowd, but i’d really like that “mini” batmobile, almost more than the big one, so i may not have a choice.
    i suppose ordering online is an option, though.

  2. Andrew

    @winston: When you order online by clicking through from here, you can help support LEGO websites like TBB (at no extra cost to you), all without leaving the comfort of your home! ;-)

  3. Mr Classic

    Very odd that neither the press release nor the feature video mentions that this actually has steering.

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