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A new Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile is on the way, and it looks awesome

A new Lego Batman Tumbler is on the way, and it looks awesome
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A new Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile is rolling our way this October 1, and it recreates the Dark Knight's ride from Batman Begins in miniature form. But that's not the cool bit. Instead, and unlike other versions of the Lego Batmobile, this one's affordable. Very affordable. In fact, you can pre-order the kit for $39.99 (opens in new tab) at Amazon in the US or £34.99 (opens in new tab) on the official Lego UK store. Compared to the original set (which is getting a November re-release at a 'mere' $229.99 (opens in new tab) / £209.99 (opens in new tab)), that may as well be pocket change.

Officially dubbed 'Scarecrow Showdown', the set features 422 pieces, a cabin that can be opened, and two minifigures - Batman himself (naturally) and Scarecrow. Because this kit is based on the Dark Knight trilogy's first instalment, you're also getting an alternate 'nightmare' head for Bats that's inspired by the scene where he goes all... oozy. Delightful.

While this revised Batmobile isn't as big as the special collector's edition, it's still impressively detailed. Despite the lower price, this doesn't look cheap or like a compromise; it's a picture-perfect recreation of the vehicle that's instantly recognizable. It even has little dashboards beside the driver's seat, a mini steering-wheel, accessories for both characters, and studs you can fire at any no-good criminals. Or, I dunno, your housemate.

LEGO Batman Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown

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However, that isn't to say the bigger collector's version is bad. It isn't. It's an absolute monster in size thanks to a ridiculous 2,049 pieces, and the intricacy of it is really something else - having seen it in person, I can confirm that it's freakin' awesome and is one of the best Lego sets for fans of the Dark Knight movies.

No matter which version you have your eye on, hopefully, these sets receive a discount during the upcoming Black Friday Lego deals. The cheaper Scarecrow Showdown version would be a perfect gift candidate if it dropped in price this November, for example.

The best Lego Batman Tumbler deals

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Lego Batman Tumbler Batmobile: Scarecrow Showdown | $39.99 at Lego.com (opens in new tab)
This version of the Tumbler comes out October 1, and it's available to pre-order now. Although the kit is available via Amazon (opens in new tab) (because of course it is), Lego.com (opens in new tab) is worth considering as well; while it isn't offering bonuses with your purchase right now, the deal will count toward the free Lego VIP reward system that offers points and early access to certain sets.
Want the bigger collector's version of the Tumbler instead? It's available for $229.99 (opens in new tab) / £209.99 (opens in new tab) from the official Lego website.

For other gift ideas, take a look at the best Lego Super Mario sets and the best Harry Potter merchandise.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.