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LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile

LEGO DC Batman: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (76188) gives kids all the style, action and excitement of the original 1966 Batman TV series. The iconic vehicle is packed with cool features and attaches to a rotatable stand.

Kids can play out endless Batman adventures with this impressive Batmobile, plus Batman and The Joker minifigures from the original TV series.

This amazing vehicle includes an opening trunk containing a Batarang and additional bricks that kids can use to customize the car’s hood so it appears with or without the stud shooters. When the action’s over, the Batmobile can be displayed on a rotatable stand that lets kids display their awesome, crime-fighting machine at its best.

Features:

– LEGO DC Batman: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (76188) gives super-hero fans the style, action and excitement of the original 1966 Batman TV series.

– Includes a buildable Batmobile, which can be assembled with or without shooters, plus Batman and The Joker minifigures – all in the classic 1960s style – and a rotatable stand.

– Young super heroes can speed through Gotham City with Batman in his Batmobile to catch The Joker. When the action’s over, the vehicle attaches to a rotatable stand with a descriptive baseplate.

– The Batmobile measures over 2.5 in. (6 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) long and 2.5 in. (7 cm) wide and combines easily with other LEGO DC Batman sets.

– The original 1966 Batmobile didn’t feature any shooters, therefore extra bricks have been added to this set so the car’s hood can be easily rebuilt to appear just as it was in the series if desired.

The set will be released for $30 on April 26, 2021.

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Going The Distance With Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter

Friends and Porsche enthusiasts, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter embark on an epic road trip in Southern California that features a test of nerve, skill and – most profoundly – the new Porsche Taycan Turbo electric sports car. A series of challenges ensue that test both friends to their limits, each on closed roads.

Check out the eight–minute film “Going the Distance” below!

Throughout the film, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are given challenges by an all-star cast. Racer and stunt driver Tanner Foust makes a guest appearance for the first stop in the film giving Reeves and Winter the chance to experience the thrill of Launch Control in a Taycan Turbo on a closed course road. Next, the two accept the subsequent challenge with Porsche Factory Race Driver, Patrick Long: a two-mile hill climb up the Pacific Coast Highway following a 918 Spyder supercar. The two round out their experience on the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles’ track to attempt to outdo the Taycan’s drift record. The challenges were performed under supervision of professional drivers on closed course.

The Taycan Turbo is at the core of the Taycan line up – capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3-seconds, it’s equipped with four wheel drive and, through its twin electric motors, it has a combined 670 hp. The Taycan is available to be tested on track and to their limits at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles and Atlanta – more information can be found at www.porschedriving.com.

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Accelerate Into The Adrenaline-Fuelled World of Endurance Racing With The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”

Today, the LEGO Group reveal the latest model to line up on the grid, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”. Having delivered prestigious wins for the Prancing Horse in the world’s toughest endurance races, the racetrack icon is replicated in minute detail to encapsulate the same unmistakeable Italian spirit as its real-life counterpart.

This racing car model is packed with authentic features and beautiful design elements making it a true expression of Ferrari’s endurance racer. The fierce looking model features front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge to help the model truly come alive. Original race number, sponsor stickers and the authentic Tricolore paintjob add the perfect finish to this epic model. 

  

Designed to help LEGO fans and those who love motor racing experience the thrills of life in the fast lane, this 48cm (19 in) long racing model is crafted from 1,677 LEGO Technic elements making it a rewarding and absorbing build for older builders aged 18+ who love endurance racing, motorsport and Ferrari cars. Once complete, builders can take it out for a spin or proudly display it for spectators.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be available from January 1st 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, priced at $169.99.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is the first LEGO Technic model to be designed with Ferrari and continues the more than 15 year-long partnership between the two brands.  

Features:

– Immerse yourself in the exciting world of endurance racing, creating your own displayable LEGO® Technic™ model version of the iconic Ferrari 488 GTE racing car.

– Authentic features include front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons and functioning steering wheel.

– With original race stickers and a faithful color scheme, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125) will take pride of place in the home or office of any motorsport fan.

– Model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long and 8.5 in. (21 cm) wide.

– Easily explore all the details packed inside, thanks to the opening doors and hood.

– This set comes with a special building instruction book featuring exclusive content, including details about the car and the AF Corse 51 team.

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LEGO Announces Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Set

Today, the LEGO Group and Automobili Lamborghini unveiled the eagerly awaited LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. 

The 1:8 scale LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 embodies the unrivalled power, visionary design and futuristic elegance of the limited-edition Italian super sports car. 

First presented at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2019, only 63 of the full-sized Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 models are being produced, making this 3,696-piece replica the ultimate collector’s item for luxury car lovers and LEGO fans looking for their next building challenge.

Boasting a vivid lime-green color and elegant golden rims, the model measures over 5” (13cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide. This one-of-a-kind model is the ultimate addition to any LEGO collection.

The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 set has 3,696 pieces and will retail for $379.99.

It will be available directly from LEGO stores and www.LEGO.com/Technic-Lamborghini-Sian from June 1st, then in many retailers from August 1, 2020.

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Matt Reeves Shares First Look At The Batmobile

The Batman director and co-writer Matt Reeves has shared three new photos featuring a first look at the Batmobile.

Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed all of the cast and crew for the film. Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”

Plot details are still being kept under wraps but The Batman is reportedly set to explore the Dark Knight’s younger years with Reeves further hinting at the film’s connection to the iconic comic book story arc “Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli which was published in 1987.

The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.

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LEGO Unveils Creator Expert Fiat 500

LEGO added another classic to its automotive roster—the Fiat 500 just got the LEGO brick treatment. 

To celebrate, LEGO has also reimagined the infamous Fiat ads from the ‘60s using this authentic-looking LEGO version. 

This LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car (10271) recreates a true icon of classic automotive design. Teenagers and adult fans will enjoy the challenging building experience offered by this model kit based on the Fiat 500F legend from the late ‘60s, and will appreciate all the authentic LEGO brick details, such as the luggage rack with suitcase, detailed interior, and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. To complete the Italian theme, this classic model car also includes a folding easel with a paintbrush, palette and small ‘painting’ of the car in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome.

The LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 is available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com for $89.99.

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The Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck ($39,990 — $76,900 ) offers the utility of a pickup with the speed of a sports car. It has an angular, cold-rolled stainless steel exoskeleton and ultra-strong “armor glass” that keeps occupants safe while protecting against dents, damage, and corrosion. Payload capacity is up to 3,500 pounds, it can tow up to 14,000 pounds, and it has 100 cubic feet of exterior lockable storage for gear. Three models are available: Single Motor RWD with 250 miles of range, Dual Motor AWD with 300 miles of range, and Tri-Motor AWD, with 500 miles of range and a 0-60 time under three seconds. 

Production is set to begin in late 2021, alongside the “one more thing”: an all-wheel-drive ATV designed to fit perfectly in the bed. If you are considering upgrading to a Tesla you’ll most likely need to get rid of your old car. If that’s the case you can use a local company to sell your car rather than going through the trouble of selling it on your own. It’ll save a lot of time haggling with strangers.

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Ford Introduces The Mustang Mach-E, An All-Electric Crossover SUV

Ford’s first true electric vehicle is here with the Mustang Mach-E, leveraging Mustang branding wrapped in crossover packaging and promising performance to live up to its name. 

The Mustang Mach-E is the first car to wear the Mustang name that doesn’t fit the familiar long-hood, short deck pony car profile, along with current EV styling cues like a grille-less front end and a massive touchscreen interface. The four-door body and raised ride height will no doubt strike a note with purists, but the practicality make it the right decision. 

The spec sheet puts the Mach-E GT, and especially the Mach-E GT Performance Edition, in the realm of Tesla and the European competition, with 0-60 times in the sub-four and mid-three second range respectively. Two battery options will be available at launch, good for 300 miles with the extended-range option. Power figures are 332 horsepower and 417 ft-lb of torque for the base model, with all-wheel and rear-wheel drive available. 

The Mustang Mach-E should hit showroom floors in late 2020 for $44,000+.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

Chevrolet fulfills the long-term promise of the iconic Corvette with the introduction of the 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette. The sum of everything that came before it, the 2020 Stingray is re-imagined to bring customers new levels of performance, technology, craftsmanship and luxury.

The 2020 Stingray’s exterior has a bold, futuristic expression with mid-engine exotic proportions, but it is still unmistakably Corvette. It’s lean and muscular, with an athletic sculptural shape conveying a sense of motion and power from every angle.

A supercar level of craftsmanship, premium materials and attention to detail were critical in designing every component of the Stingray. The new location of the engine is truly the focal point for the car’s design. It’s the heart of this next generation Corvette and it sits like a jewel in a showcase, visible through the large rear hatch window. The added attention to detail optimized the appearance of every wire, tube, bolt and fastener, similar to those found in modern track and all-road motorcycle design.  

True to its aeronautical and racing roots, the 2020 Stingray’s canopy-forward stance was inspired by F22s, F35s and other modern fighter jets and Formula One racing. Other classic Corvette signatures adapted to the Stingray include a distinctive face that communicates the purpose of the vehicle’s mission, a classic horizontal crease, aggressive front fenders and familiar positioning of the dual-element headlamps.

Corvette’s structure is built around its backbone: the center tunnel. This enables a light, stiff structure to serve as the foundation for the suspension system to perform in an optimized manner. By removing unwanted body compliance, Corvette customers will experience the ultimate in ride performance with outstanding lateral grip capabilities. The car has a solid, connected-to-the-road feel with minimal vibrations at high speeds or on long road trips.

The 2020 Stingray’s heart is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the only naturally aspirated V-8 in the segment. It will produce 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque when equipped with performance exhaust — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette.

The entry 2020 Stingray continues that tradition as a no-compromise value proposition, as it will start under $60,000. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly in late 2019. 

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Mattel Unveils San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 1989 Batmobile Set

Mattel is celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman with an exclusive Hot Wheels set that will be available at San Diego Comic Con.

The set includes the iconic Batmobile from the 1989 film, along with a miniature die-cast figure of Michael Keaton’s Batman. The set also includes a shell that fits over the Batmobile and replicates the armored version of the car from the film. This set will cost $25 and you can pre-order it from Mattel on Monday, June 17.

In order to receive your pre-sale purchase, you will need to stop by the Mattel Booth (#2945) during regular SDCC hours to confirm your purchase. Mattel will ship your order after the event ends.

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