BILLUND, Denmark — Did Ben Affleck’s turn as Batman turn you off from the brooding superhero? Did you disagree with the acclaim bestowed upon Christopher Nolan’s grittier take on the Caped Crusader? Did that George Clooney “Batman & Robin” fiasco ruin any goodwill established by Tim Burton’s version of the Bruce Wayne story?
If you’ve lamented the lack of Legos modeled after Burton’s “Batman,” lament no longer.
The 3,306-block item comes complete with Lego versions of Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger as Batman, The Joker and Vicki Vale. Have them square off against your Lego Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway!
When it’s complete, this slick Batmobile will stretch nearly 2 feet long. It’s even fitted with a working stick shift, a steering wheel and dashboard stickers so you can reenact getting stuck in Gotham City traffic mid-car chase.
Oh, and there are bat wings, too — it’s gotta fly, after all!
This isn’t a construction job for the faint of heart. The description calls the Batmobile a “challenging and rewarding build,” designed for architects 16 and older. Clearly, Lego wants you to keep this Christmas gift for yourself.
The 1989 Batmobile goes on sale November 29, the day after Thanksgiving — which means Black Friday effectively becomes Bat Friday, right?