ICYMI: The LEGO Group Unveils The LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing (76161)

LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing

This past weekend was full of surprises. And in case you missed it, The LEGO Group has unveiled its next 18+ set that will surely appeal to Tim Burton fans. Following the crime-fighting footsteps of last year’s LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile (76139), the LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing (76161) now brings the Caped Crusader’s high-flying action to the skies of Gotham City, packed with all the authentic details of the original Batwing as envisioned by Tim Burton in his 1989 film rendition.

LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing

The LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing (76161) comes in at 2,363 pieces and is expected to retail for $200 once it is available starting November 1, with early VIP access on October 21. The set measures at an impressive 4 inches high, 20 inches long, and 22 inches wide, making it a sure head-turner once it is assembled. It also features three minifigures that can be displayed alongside the completed Batwing all reminiscent of the original 1989 film – it includes Batman, The Joker, and Lawrence the Boombox goon.

Read on for The LEGO Group’s official press release, together with the set’s official product description and tons of official photos. You may also click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

Comic devotees and LEGO Brick fans are in for a treat, as The LEGO Group launches its latest Batman-themed set – available from 21st October from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

BILLUND, September 19, 2020: It may not soar to Gotham city, but the LEGO Group’s latest release with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ 1989 Batwing, is sure to transport fans to their most memorable DC Super Hero moments this Batman Day. Fans of Batman and avid builders are in for some serious fun as they embark on their journey to construct the ultimate Super Hero vehicle in the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ collection. 

The new LEGO® 1989 Batwing draws upon the design seen in Tim Burton’s iconic 1989 BATMAN™ film, using the smooth lines and features from the original model to bring an impressive gothic elegance to any LEGO collection. DC and LEGO fans alike can indulge in their passion for the Caped Crusader as they explore all the delightful features of this new set, including a full interior, removable canopy, and posable aerodynamic flaps. To add to the excitement, the construction kit is also dotted with Easter eggs to surprise builders, such as a screen featuring The Joker’s gas balloons and a ‘Bat Engine’ label on the vehicle’s engine – helping to truly transport builders back to 1989 and into the BATMAN universe.  

Once completed, the 2,363-piece set is a real showstopper, measuring over 4” (11cm) high, 20” (52cm) long, and 22” (58cm) wide. The construction set also features a special brick which allows builders to mount and display their model on the wall for added impact, making the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ 1989 set a wonderful addition to a Batman lover’s LEGO collection, joining the previously released LEGO DC BATMAN™ 1989 Batmobile™ to make a dark and dramatic display in any home.

peaking about the details of the new set, LEGO Creative lead Jesper C. Nielsen said: The emblematic set truly takes fans on a journey, as they immerse themselves into Gotham city and get hands-on with the set, using Batman, The Joker™ and Boombox goon minifigures to relive their favorite moments from the film. Fans can even create the infamous scene when The Joker barges in on the Dark Knight and utters his classic words “have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?”. 

The new LEGO® 1989 Batwing construction set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild, and get excited by the process of creation. A complex and rewarding build, the LEGO 1989 Batwing construction set allows builders to relax as they escape from the real world and enter the Batman universe. Designed for those aged 18+, the new set will also feature the new stylish packaging designed to reflect the sophisticated nature of the creative process.  

All new products in the LEGO Group’s ranges that appeal to adults will now feature the sleek, minimalistic new design across related packaging, building instructions, exclusive content, and in-store and online store design. 

LEGO® 1989 Batwing will be available for LEGO VIP members from 21st October and for remaining LEGO fans from 1st November, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing (76161)

2,363 pieces | $199.99 | Available starting October 21 (Early VIP Access), with a general release date of November 1. 

LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing

This is no kid’s toy. If you’re serious about BATMAN™, comic book superheroes, or making cool models, this LEGO® DC BATMAN 1989 Batwing is for you!

Batwing construction project
Recreate the authentic detail and gothic elegance of BATMAN’s iconic aircraft, the Batwing, with this LEGO brick build-and-display model. The impressive reproduction features realistic details, removable canopy, full interior, poseable flaps, and a new special brick that will allow you to mount and display your model on your wall. There’s also a stand, nameplate, and 3 minifigures – BATMAN™, THE JOKER™, and a Lawrence the Boombox Goon™ – to create an impressive setting for your model.

LEGO brick model-making kits
Escape the busy world for a moment and discover the joy of creative construction with adult LEGO building sets. Satisfying to build and stunning to display, adult LEGO kits make great birthday gifts, holiday presents, and personal treats for anyone interested in model making or comic culture.

  • Indulge your passion for the Caped Crusader™ with the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ 1989 Batwing. If you’re an adult Batman fan or a model-building enthusiast, this buildable display model of the Batwing is for you!
  • The iconic style of the Batwing from the 1989 BATMAN™ movie is enhanced by a sturdy stand, nameplate, and 3 minifigures: BATMAN, THE JOKER™, and a Boombox goon.
  • This challenging and rewarding building project provides an engrossing and stress-relieving break from the real world – and will look great when displayed on the wall or on its stand in your home or workplace.
  • Any superhero or LEGO® fan will love this 2,363-piece construction kit. Whether you buy it for yourself, as a birthday gift or a holiday present, the LEGO Batwing model is sure to deliver hours of enjoyment.
  • Measuring over 4” (11cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 22” (58cm) wide, the LEGO® DC BATMAN™ 1989 Batwing looks stunning on its stand and when attached to the wall.

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LEGO Batman 1989 Batwing

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