The Batman has arrived. The newest take on the Caped Crusader and Gotham comes from director Matt Reeves. And of course the movie features a new design for the Batmobile. Can you have a Batman film without a Batmobile? No. We even ranked all the live-action Batmobiles. The design in The Batman has muscle car vibes, and LEGO has brought it to brick form with a Technic Batmobile.
#TheBatman Movie – only in theaters. The BATMOBILE™ – wherever you build it. pic.twitter.com/91A0Z6HfEw— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) March 4, 2022
LEGO’s Technic line brings more advanced builds and functions to the bricks. The Technic sets deliver another level beyond that of an average LEGO set. They encourage young builders to consider mechanical elements. For example, the LEGO Technic Batmobile has realistic movement and mechanisms that bring an element of engineering to snapping together the pieces. The front wheels react to steering and the doors open and close. Plus, it has moving pistons and a spinning “flame.”
But the coolest feature? The LEGO Technic Batmobile is lit. The model comes with two light bricks—one red and one yellow. The light bricks bring a glow to the toy engine in the rear and to the front grille. You know, perfect for all those nighttime photos you’ll take of your finished Batmobile model.
While this Batmobile does have moving parts, it’s made for display. LEGO states, “Enjoy exploring all the functions packed into this hot toy then place on display to admire its authentic looks.” In other words, don’t try to roll this Batmobile around like it’s a small toy car. That won’t end well for your build or your patience. Instead, consider putting it in a Gotham City-inspired display case.
You can snag your very own LEGO Technic Batmobile from LEGO’s website and retail stores now.
Amy Ratcliffe is the Managing Editor for Nerdist and the author of A Kid’s Guide to Fandom, available now. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.