Batman Returns is getting some love! The 1992 sequel to Tim Burton’s mega-hit is often cited as a misstep, but I love it just as much as the first film. Now LEGO is focusing on the movie with a 3,981-piece Batcave that doubles as a display case.
Once assembled, the closed display case mode measures 20″ long and 11″ tall. Even when closed, the shadow box shows off much of the Batcave’s detail and the Batmobile.
The Batcave is modeled after its appearance in 1992’s Batman Returns, but it can easily be used as the 1989 version. However, the mini figures included only apply to the sequel. You’ll get the following characters:
- Max Shreck
- The Penguin
- Two versions of Batman
- Alfred Pennyworth
- Bruce Wayne
Like most things LEGO, the Batcave will cost you. $399.99 is, the asking price, and June 8th is the release date. LEGO VIP members will have access to order the kit on June 5th.
Other features of this $399 kit include:
- Dynamic action – Movable items can be controlled from the rear: turn the chair, change the computer screen, and open and close the tool store and illuminated Batsuit™ vault
- Realistic Batmobile™ – The roof opens for the Batman™ minifigure with the fabric cape to enter. Turning the cog on the side causes 2 hidden shooters to appear. A flame element attaches to the exhaust.
Would LEGO fans be interested in a Batman Forever set similar to this? Those final two films did have a vastly different aesthetic and were more … what did Joel Schumacher claim that WB wanted? Was it Toyetic? Warner Bros. wanted his movies to sell toys and the film’s designs to be toy friendly. There. Boom. LEGO Batman Forever kits with lots of translucent green plastic and Bat Nipples. Sold.
Check out the Rivendell LEGO kit about WB cashing in on their IPs.[Source: LEGO]
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