Among those making way this year – at least according to Brick Fanatics’ sources – is 76139 1989 Batmobile, the biggest DC set to date (The LEGO Batman Movie’s 70922 The Joker Manor notwithstanding) and easily the best version of the Caped Crusader’s wheels the LEGO Group has ever produced.
Rumours suggest that an enormous UCS-style Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is on the way this year, so it’s no surprise the last large-scale Batmobile is on the way out. It’s one of two DC sets based on the unorthodox Bat-vehicle thought to be landing in 2021, with a minifigure-scale version of the Tumbler apparently also in the works.
If those rumours do pan out as expected, they’ll be two of just four LEGO Batman or DC-themed sets still on shelves by 2022, which is pretty meagre compared to Marvel. Here’s hoping the Dark Knight gets a better showing next year (or better still, the wider DC cast of characters).
For now, here’s the full list of LEGO DC and Batman sets currently available, organised by when they’re due to retire (though remember, these exit dates are liable to change). That December 31 date isn’t set in stone, either: it just means these sets will definitely have gone by then, but could disappear earlier.
December 31, 2021
40428 The Joker
40453 Batman vs. The Penguin & Harley Quinn
76139 1989 Batmobile
76157 Wonder Woman vs Cheetah
76158 Batboat The Penguin Pursuit!
76159 Joker’s Trike Chase
76160 Mobile Bat Base