Cast your mind back to the 1960s. Or, if you were yet to grace the world with the pitter-patter of your little feet, let LEGO help you imagine the 1960s. Free love reigned, colour had come to the movies, and a billionaire playboy could dress his teenage sidekick in underpants and green tights and it wasn’t considered perverted in the least.
This was the glorious world that Batman, the TV series, brought to life when it first aired in 1966. That was 50 years ago and, although our tastes in super-hero attire have changed slightly, we still think Batman is, for lack of a better word, cool. This is precisely why LEGO has decided to mark the 50th anniversary of the TV series with its own homage to the Batcave of the ‘60s.
The company has gone into extensive detail when it comes to portraying the classic Batcave (that is, as much detail as is possible when considering that everything isn’t scaled to size and is decidedly block-like). It all begins at Wayne Manor, and extends underground to a very unsophisticated, but completely charming, electronics centre/laboratory cum workshop.
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Those that have not seen the series might miss the attention to detail, but will still find the LEGO Batcave unapologetically awesome. Those that were fans of the series, however, will find that its ambition has been perfectly restored, albeit in geometric plastic.
It’s all there – the trophy head in Bruce Wayne’s office flicks forward to reveal the button that opens the secret bookshelf, which in turn reveals the brass fireman poles that Master Wayne and Dick Grayson slide down into the Batcave on.
Inside the Batcave there is the lab and workshop, but fans can also build the vehicles from the series. We’re talking that convertible Batmobile with the plastic bubble cockpit, the motorcycle and sidecar that only Batman and Robin could pull off, and the ultra-modern helicopter complete with bat-wings.
Of course, a hero is only as great as the villains he (or she) faces, which is why the LEGO Batcave will come with various famous villains, including the formidable Joker.
The set is due to hit shelves at the beginning of next month, and is sure to be in popular demand. But, take care with this incredible 2500+ piece set. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. Wait, wrong super-hero. Oops.
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