The first time that Batman unveiled his aircraft in the comic books, it was called the Batgyro. That name is less of a Greek cuisine and more of a rotorcraft, a vehicle that uses rotary wings to create lift. It was only until Tim Burton's Batman (1989) that the aircraft was termed the "Batwing". It was catchy. So catchy that it carried on into the comics.
Danish toy company and bane of exposed soles, LEGO, released the Batwing model from the 1989 film. Distilled down to 2,363 pieces, the Batwing has a full interior, removable canopy and posable aerodynamic flaps. It almost feels like a real plane but we don't suggest you chuck it in the air lest you want the Batwing to take on another attribute of being killer litter.
The finished product looks gorgeous. Measuring over 11cm high, 52cm long and 58cm wide, you can mount and display the Batwing on your wall like an imposing symbol to superstitious criminals and unruly house pets. It even comes with a Batman, Joker and a Boombox goon minifigures, in case, you want to enact scenes from the movie.
Pity that the Joker minifigure doesn't come with that 'long-barrel' gun.
The LEGO 1989 Batwing retails at SGD359.90 and is available for LEGO VIP members from 21st October and open to the public from 1st November, directly via LEGO Certified Stores.