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Lego recreates the Batmobile from the 1989 movie

An awesome scale model made up of 3,306 pieces

Whether you’re a Lego or Batman fan, this thing is for you. PHOTO FROM LEGO

Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? If not, then here’s a suggestion for a rather big stocking filler: Lego has just revealed a pretty awesome, 3,306-piece Batmobile to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie.

Even adults would love to have this box for Christmas. PHOTO FROM LEGO

The caped crusader’s ride comes complete with a slide-open cockpit, two hidden machine guns that pop up when you turn the turbine exhaust, and decorative grappling hooks. It even has its own display stand to show it off with.

Check out the incredible details on this Lego Batmobile. PHOTOS FROM LEGO

Once assembled, this brick-made Batmobile measures an impressive 60cm in length and sports a detailed cockpit, bat-branded wheels and an information plate with the car’s key statistics.

The Minifigures will allow you to reenact classic scenes. PHOTOS FROM LEGO

The package also contains three Minifigures—Batman, Joker and Vicki Vale—whose characters were played in the film by Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger. These actors helped the dark cinematic masterpiece become the highest-grossing film based on a DC comic book at the time (until Christopher Nolan and his Dark Knight rode into town in 2008).

This, in our opinion, is the best view of the scale model. PHOTO FROM LEGO

The real-life version of this Lego Batmobile was a jet-powered monster that measured 6.6m in length and boasted everything from heavy armor to shin breakers. Now fans can park a miniature example on their desk for $250 (P12,700)—but not before November 29 when it officially arrives at global stores.

Frank Schuengel

Frank is a German e-commerce executive who loves his wife, a Filipina, so much he decided to base himself in Manila. He has interesting thoughts on Philippine motoring. He writes the aptly named ‘Frankly’ column.