To the Batmobile! LEGO Tumbler to go on sale

The Dark Knight's set of wheels gets the LEGO treatment

Batman has a Tumblr?
Don't be fatuous. This is no collection of Benedict Cumberbatch reaction GIFs, it's a majestic Lego replica of the Tumbler – Batman's Batmobile in The Dark Knight. It's a whopper of a Lego set, too, measuring in at 15in by 9in. Which means it’s comprised of nearly 2,000 pieces - 1,869 pieces to be precise.

How screen-accurate is it?
Very. The model has adjustable wings and a detailed cockpit, and there’s even a screen that reveals the Tumbler to be in ‘INTIMIDATE’ mode. The tyres are also realistically oversized.

What else do you get in the set?
The set comes complete with two mini-figures: a Christian Bale-inspired Batman and – for the very first time – a minifig inspired by Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker. Oh, and a Dark Knight Trilogy fact sheet, with all the trivia you’d ever need to know to impress your fellow Bat-enthusiasts.

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So, once I’ve built it, what then?
The same could be said for any Lego set, really. Still, if you wanted to make a realistic Batman scene, the Tumbler will be heavy enough to blast through just about any multi-coloured Lego brick walls, while you do your best impression of Batman. Yell “WHERE IS SHE?!”, and you could almost be in The Dark Knight.

When can I buy it?
The Tumbler will be available from September 1, from the company’s online and physical retail store. It’s not cheap, though, at a cost of US$200 (£116), but if you’re a real Batman fan, you’re going to buy it, whatever the price.

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