Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

You’ll be able to drive this LEGO Batmobile with an app once you’ve built it

LEGO has announced an all new Batmobile that you’ll soon be able to both build and drive around thanks to a companion app. 

LEGO is one of the few children’s toys that stays fun long into adulthood, but once you’ve built your latest creation it can become radically less fun to play with.

But this Batmobile has the potential to keep us much more entertained. Using a companion app you’ll be able to control its twin motors using a your smartphone, potentially saving the construction from a lifetime spent gathering dust on a shelf.

Better still, LEGO plans to upgrade the app later in the year with the ability to code in multiple commands, potentially opening the Batmobile up to a whole host of different capabilities. At the very least LEGO hopes that the functionality should help to teach kids the basics of coding.

Related: Best LEGO Sets 2018

A Batmobile is one thing, but we can’t wait to see what people start doing with the app and motors when they start building them into different form factors. Are we about to see the start of a new generation of Rube Goldberg machines? We sure hope so.

This LEGO creation (part of the Powered Up series of toys) is just one part of the company’s move into smart connected toys, which have included an ARKit companion app and LEGO Boost, which adds coding capabilities to the Danish building blocks.

What would you build with an App-connected LEGO set? Get in touch with us @TrustedReviews

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words