Released by Warner Bros. from 2005 to 2012, the “Dark Knight Trilogy” Batman movies have been counted as one of the best trilogies produced. Thanks to a Warner-LEGO partnership that created “The LEGO Movie” in 2014, the DKT also received lots of brick-set love. That same year saw the LEGO DC line roll out the “Dark Knight” Batmobile, aka the Tumbler (76023). It was a beautiful black beast of a hero-vehicle with Batman and Joker minifigures included. It may be retired now, but LEGO remembers a hit design. That might explain the reason behind these two new offerings for the iconic LEGO Batmobile Tumbler.
Brickset dug up info on these sets from Japan, of all places. One version, listed on Amazon Japan, appears to be a revamp of the 2014 LEGO DC Tumbler (76023). Its new number is 76240, with 2,049 pieces to the former’s 1,869. Looks-wise, it seems to be a bit more detailed than set 76023. It even comes with a rotating stand for static display. The included Batman and Joker minifigs also sport new looks and a more gothic-themed display ledge.
Next, let’s look at another brick version of the Tumbler that popped up on Japanese retail chain Yodobashi’s website. The LEGO Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown (76239) clocks in at 422 pieces and is a much simpler version of set 76240. The set comes with forward-firing stud-shooters and what seems to be a new minifigure version of the villainous Scarecrow.
Amazon Japan’s listing of the larger LEGO Batmobile Tumbler (76240) will go on sale on November 1 and is priced at 25,330 Yen ($230). Yodobashi’s listing for the LEGO Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown (76239) on the other hand will arrive earlier on October 1. They’re pricing their set at just 6,000 Yen or $55. Of course, it’s likely LEGO Shop@Home and other retailers around the world will have begun listing these two by then. We’ll see if these estimated dollar conversions of the Japanese retail prices are spot on. We’ll also give you further updates once these new LEGO Batmobile Tumbler sets are listed at LEGO’s home shopping portals.