76188 Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile will be highest on most DC fans’ wish lists today, and for all the right reasons. As well as an improved and far more accessible version of the iconic Adam West Batmobile than the one found in 2016’s 76052 Batman Classic TV Series Batcave, the 345-piece set includes minifigures of both West’s Batman and Cesar Romero’s Joker.
That £34.99 retail price might be a dealbreaker for some – as will the lack of Burt Ward’s Robin – but the $29.99 / €29.99 price is far more favourable in the US and Europe. UK fans will either have to take the plunge at what could be considered an inflated RRP, or wait for a discount elsewhere.
The rest of today’s Batman releases include two models that sit very definitively at either end of the LEGO Group’s target demographics. Operating at the younger end as a gateway model between DUPLO and System is 76180 Batman vs. The Joker: Batmobile Chase, a 4+ set that includes three minifigures, two vehicles and a safe for looting.
The company’s motto for the 2020s is very much ‘adults welcome’, however, and that’s very clearly the premise behind 76182 Batman Cowl – a brick-built replica of the Dark Knight’s headgear that’s likely only going to appeal to the 18+ crowd indicated on the box. The 410-piece display model is available now for £54.99 / $59.99 / €59.99.