Today marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the Adam West Batman television series in 1966, and you’ll never guess who’s celebrating. Lego, which now has this pop culture thing down to a science, has a brand new set with the classic Batcave. Here’s something else that won’t surprise you — it’s awesome.
The set is part stately Wayne Manor, part Batcave, and all homage to the 1966 series, with all the right details in all the right places. The Shakespeare bust is there, the secret button underneath the Shakespeare bust is there, and you’d better believe the hidden Batpoles are there. There’s even a little button you can press that can shoot the Batman and Robin minfigs (or whoever, it’s your Lego fanfic at this point) down the poles to the Batcave. The Batcave itself is fully stocked with all the gadgets from the show, along with the Bat Lab and the Batcomputer. The only thing you’ll need to supply is the theme song, really.
As cool as just the original Batcave would be, you had to know Lego wasn’t going to stop there. The Lego Batcave is also home to the Batmobile and the Batcopter, the latter of which gets its own helipad. The Batmobile is stocked with the Batphone and a couple of missile launchers.
On the minifig front, you’ll find classic Batman (with Batarangs) and Robin along with Alfred and a decent showing from the Rogues Gallery, including the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin, with all their respective tools of mayhem. It’s worth pointing out that the team has created a Batman cowl and minifig design just for this set, which might catch some collectors’ attention. There are also Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson minifigs, just make sure you don’t have them out at the same time as Batman and Robin.
The Batcave will go on sale on March 1 for $270. The set will have 2,526 pieces and will measure 18″ high x 22″ wide x 7″ deep.