This morning Amazon Japan has revealed a new LEGO version of the Batmobile Tumbler from The Dark Knight. 76240 Batmobile Tumbler is the second Ultimate Collector Series-style iteration of Batman’s ride from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Slated for release on Nov. 1, this new version will have 2,049 pieces, about 200 more than the previous 76023 Batmobile Tumbler from 2014. Amazon lists it for ¥25,330, which is about $230 USD | $290 CAD | £170 GBP. Although much larger than minifigure scale, like most recent UCS-style sets, it includes a few minifigures to display on the rotating stand. You’ll get minifigure versions of Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker, both of which appear to be new designs.
Batman has always been a guy who likes to change his outfit, every new Batman seems to get a new Bat-suit to wear. Thorsten Bonsch has graced the pages of The Brothers Brick many times, and this time he has taken on the Dark Knight’s dressing room. With more that a little gothic influence, Thorsten has place the costumes deep within the Bat Cave. The winding staircase uses fences as the steps leading to the raised platform. I love the brick-built stalactites and stalagmites giving a sense of impressive scale to the scene.
Taking a closer look at the platform gives a better view of the Gothic-inspired cases for the Bat-suit and Robin-suit and you can see that both the central pillar and the cases have elaborate, ornamental decoration. I love the tall candlesticks on the table, they fit into the scene perfectly.
This mosaic, by Ken Robichaud, is incredibly striking. I particularly like the ragged edges of the cape and how it hangs off the edge of grey background, breaking up the stark lines.