You may remember that in the classic “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” Christmas carol, the Batmobile plays a vital role when it loses a wheel. Well, LEGO is leaning heavily into making sure that Bat-fans have that opportunity this holiday season. We recently reviewed the latest incarnation of the Tumbler, set 76240, which will be available November 1st. But why stop there? Also on November 1st (in north America – January 1st worldwide), LEGO will release a second version based on the upcoming The Batman movie. LEGO Technic DC – 42127 The Batman Batmobile is available for pre-order now from the LEGO Shop Online for US $99.99 | CAN $129.99 | UK £89.99. This 1360 piece set is priced to tempt a wider audience, but does it hold up to the other bat-offerings? Read on and see for yourself!
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Today LEGO has taken the wraps off a wave of sets from the upcoming movie The Batman, a reboot starring Robert Pattinson. The new sets include three minifigure-scale sets. 76181 Batmobile: The Penguin Chase features Batman’s newly stylized muscle car Batmobile with Batman and the Penguin, while another, 76179 Batman & Selina Kyle Motorcycle Pursuit, includes a pair of motorcycles for Batman and Celina Kyle, AKA Catwoman. The third is 76183 The Batcave: The Riddler Face-off, which can function as a garage for the Batmobile and Batcycle from the other sets. It includes Batman, Selina Kyle, The Riddler, The Drifter, Alfred, and Commissioner Gordon. The final set, 42127 The Batman – Batmobile, is a larger, 1,360-piece Technic version of the new Batmobile. The movie is slated to release March 4, 2022, but you’ll be able to snag the sets well ahead of that as they’re available to pre-order now and will begin shipping Nov. 1.
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We’ve seen Robert Pattinson nail his role as a glittery vampire in the Twilight series. But will a sparkly vampire who is perpetually in high school and whose true love appears to be just one Jell-O Shooter away from vomiting translate well for the role of a brooding, emotionally-stunted billionaire orphan with bat issues? No matter where you stand on that debate you have to admit that the new Batmobile for the upcoming The Batman movie looks intriguing. Builder u/ZeRadman is probably the first to render up a LEGO version and it looks like good old Detroit muscle with a few Mad Max-style customizations. This might have been the first but if I know LEGO builders (and it seems I do) this won’t be the last. As for Pattinson as Batman I say give him a chance. All the fanboys were up in arms over Affleck and look how…um…yeah. Anyway, cool Batmobile!