I honestly thought I was out. After years of buying Lego sets and never having time to put them together, I finally thought I had broken the habit, but now? Now we know that there's a 2,500-piece set based on the Batman '66 Batcave coming out, and I don't just want to buy it, I want to make it the centerpiece of my home.

Officially announced this morning --- timed, no doubt, for the 50th anniversary of the show's debut on January 12, 1966 ---  the Classic TV Series Batcave set doesn't just include the Batcave. It's got the Batcave, Wayne Manor, the Batmobile, the Batcopter, Batman and Robin and their civilian alter-egos, three arch-villains and Alfred. And it might be the single greatest toy that I've ever seen. Check out the images above to get a good look, and find out about all of its features!

If just seeing it isn't enough, here's the list of what you get, from LEGO's official press release:

  • Includes 9 minifigures: Batman™, Robin™, Bruce Wayne™, Dick Grayson™, Alfred Pennyworth™, The Joker™, Catwoman™, The Riddler™ and The Penguin™.
  • This LEGO® model of the Batcave as seen in the classic 1960s TV series features 2 Batpoles for Batman™ and Robin™ to slide down, a selection of Bat-gadgets, helipad, plus a Batmobile and Batcopter.
  • The Wayne Manor section of the model features Bruce Wayne’s study with the iconic Batphone, a hinged Shakespeare bust with secret button underneath, sliding false bookcase to access the Batpoles, and assorted elements including decorated wallpaper bricks, wall lamps, framed portraits, a framed fish and trophies. It also includes an exterior wall for climbing, with an opening roof for easy access to the Batpoles and an aerial element.
  • The Batcave incorporates a hi-tech, 2-floor Bat Lab with Batcomputer element and a variety of detachable accessory elements, including a lie detector machine, table, chest of drawers, Bat-gadgets and test tubes with translucent elements. Also includes the iconic Batcave entrance for the Batmobile and a helipad for the Batcopter.
  • The Batmobile features a dual cockpit with iconic Batphone, 2 stud shooters, an opening trunk, dual exhaust and sign stickers.
  • The Batcopter has an opening cockpit for a minifigure, bat-inspired wings with 2 flick missiles, spinning rotors and a spinning propeller. A villain minifigure can grab onto the back of the Batcopter for more aerial battle action.
  • The Batcycle features a driver’s seat for Batman™, translucent headlight element and a sidecar for Robin™.
  • Also includes a cat.
  • Weapons include The Joker’s TNT, Catwoman’s whip, The Riddler’s TNT and The Penguin’s umbrella.
  • Accessory elements include Batman’s 3 Batarangs, rope, grappling hook and handcuffs.
  • Includes separate minifigures for Batman™ and Robin’s alter-egos, so enter the secret doorway as Bruce and Dick, and slide down the Batpoles as LEGO® DC Super Heroes!

One more time for those of you who may have missed it: "Also includes a cat." Also also, it wasn't specified in the list above, but yes: those are portraits of Thomas and Martha Wayne, Batman's parents, flanking the Batpoles.

In all honesty, I feel like I would've bought a set with the Wayne Manor study and quick-change Batpoles, an Atomic Pile and Batmobile, or even a Batcave Crime Lab and Helicopter set separately. Being able to get them all together, though? Getting basically everything you need to have Lego Batman '66 --- unless they start producing incredibly specific deathtraps and their accompanying arch-villains (note: please do this)? I want this thing like I want oxygen.

If you're like me, then it looks like we're all going to be saving up $269.99 for when it's released in March directly through Lego via their online store. I might go ahead and buy two just so they know I'm serious. I mean, who needs to pay rent?

This thing is big enough to live in, right? (No.)

 

 

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