LEGOs and Batman are going to be extremely popular for the next few years. Adam West’s 1966 Batman TV series originally premiered today on January 12, marking today as the 50-year anniversary for the highly beloved show. With that being the case, Lego has officially released a new large-scale 2,500-piece Batcave set, that comes with the retro 1966 Batmobile, Batcopter, as well as the Batcycle, reports USA Today.
This entire LEGO set will be available in March of 2016 for exactly $270. The Batman Classic TV Series Batcave is going to include 2,526 pieces, to be exact, and will give you the freedom to build and construct your favorite parts of Wayne Manor. You even get access to the red emergency Batphone, which sits on the desk right in front of the entrance to the Batcave. When you lift the Shakespeare bust, there will be a fake button which will drop two Batpoles, ready to take Batman and Robin down to the hidden underground Batcave, where so many other gadgets and parts can be accessed. The Wayne Manor section of the set also features the sliding false bookcase to access the Batpoles, some nice decorated wallpaper bricks, a framed fish and portraits, wall lamps, and trophies. There is also an exterior wall for climbing included in the set, which comes with an opening roof, allowing for easy access to the Batpoles and an aerial element.
The Batmobile is definitely one of the most iconic vehicles in television and comics, and in entertainment in general, and it wouldn’t be a complete LEGO Batman set without it. The Batmobile features a dual cockpit with iconic Batphone, 2 stud shooters, an opening trunk, dual exhaust, and sign stickers.
Along with that, this 1966 Batman TV Series Batcave Set will come with plenty of familiar faces. Of course, Batman and Robin figures will be included, but you will also get their alter egos, Bruce Wayne and Richard “Dick” Grayson, in their regular civilian clothes. Batman’s loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, along with his classic villains, Catwoman, the Riddler, the Joker, and the Penguin are also included in the set.
In the Batcave, you will have access to a hi-tech, 2-floor Bat Lab, which will include Batman’s classic Batcomputer element. Plenty of detachable accessory pieces, including a lie detector machine, chest of drawers, a table, various Bat-gadgets, and test tubes with translucent elements are also included. The Batcave will have its iconic entrance for the Batmobile, as well as a special helipad for Batman’s other vehicle, the Batcopter.
The Batcopter features an open cockpit, perfect for a LEGO figure, bat wings on either side with 2 flick missiles, spinning rotors, and a spinning propeller. To be able to recreate a fun action sequences, it’s even possible to place a villain onto the back of the copter.
The Batcycle has a translucent headlight element, and Robin will be able to join him, with a special sidecar made just for the Boy Wonder. Weapons include TNT for the Joker and the Riddler, a whip for Catwoman, and the Penguin’s classic umbrella. But Batman will also have his trusty gadgets to combat against his villains, like his 3 Batarangs, rope, and grappling hook, as well as handcuffs.
Batman will be getting his own LEGO movie next year in February, so this 1966 Batman TV Series Batcave Set is arriving just in time. Warners Bros. has also moved their Lego spinoff movie, Ninjago, from Fall 2016 to September 22, 2017, and given The Lego Movie Sequel a release date for May 18, 2018.
“We are very excited about dating our upcoming Lego animated features, which already have a worldwide fan following, built on the foundation of the first film,” Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. said, as reported by Variety. “These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation slate that will be delighting audiences for years to come.”
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