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"The Tumbler" Batmobile
The Batmobile "Tumbler" from the movie Batman Begins
About this creation
I hadn't touched Lego in 15 years and after playing the Lego Star Wars video game I became hooked again. Looking around on a few sites I found that my favorite superhero, Batman has his own line of Lego sets available, along with their own official Lego Tumbler set. I searched around and found a few photos of it and was disappointed enough that I decided to make my own.

Using Lego's own Digital Designer Program, over a period of about a month in February/March 2008 I created my own Tumbler, smaller in scale and I believe more true to the movie version. A couple of hours here and there of constant refining, trying different techniques to define it's unique shape I finally was ready to order.

Ordering the parts from Bricklink I was able to use more variety in parts than available in Lego Digital Designer. I switched out the round steering wheel for a plane style wheel, chrome silver hubs instead of light bluish grey and I was able to replace all the black 1x2 grill pieces with 1x2 tiles, which for some reason aren't available in LDD. I also picked up a Lego Batman minifig from ebay which fits perfectly inside the cockpit, cape and all.

Below are some better lit photos from all angles, including an example of how the roof of the batmobile opened giving access to the drivers seat.


Finally, with it all complete, what else to do but pull it apart and see what else I could make with it? I decided to have a go at making an alternative build of an updated Batwing. If you recall from Tim Burton's Batman film from 1989, the Batwing plane is shaped like the bat emblem that is on Batman's chest. So with that in mind I tried to create a new version based on the bat emblem from Batman Begins. The batwing itself isn't terribly great, but I was quite happy with how it recreates the new emblem when viewed from above.


Online Instructions
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Comments

 I like it 
  May 8, 2014
It's really cool! I think it could be a bit shorter but other than that, awesome work!
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  October 4, 2013
Every time I see this, it get's steadily more awesome.
  April 27, 2013
Will this assembly work with the UCS batmobile set? There are photos of the tumbler and motorcycle (sorry forgot the name) on the batmobile manual but there were no instructions included for both. Thanks and awesome job!
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  January 20, 2013
When I was browsing this website,but didn't have an account, I saw this model. And now that I have an account, I'm going to rate it 5/5!
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  August 17, 2012
Awesome build I'm ordering parts NOW. In the UK it's very hard to get access to Lego only available in America and there are some people out there selling stuff on eBay with over inflated prices that must have had their mortgage paid off by now so again to get these plans free of charge is nothing short of fantastic thank you so much
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  April 17, 2012
Hi Brent, personally I would love to see this set in stores so I have uploaded a photo on my Flickr account to help you get that goal of 10000 votes! I am showing my support as I reckon this Tumbler is better than LEGO's Origonal from the old Batman theme. I really do hope this makes it to the goal! here is the link to the Flickr page of where I am showing your set. http://www.flickr.com/photos/65597548@N02/7087639073/
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  March 30, 2012
When are you making another MOC? Hopefully another Job-Bot. They're awesome!
 I made it 
  March 13, 2012
Quoting Bruce Wayne Hey Brent, does Batman fit inside a closed cockpit? It works with a regular minifig with hair, but since I don't have a cowl, I was wondering if you can close the roof with him inside....
Yes you can close the roof with a batman minifig inside
 I like it 
  March 13, 2012
Hey Brent, does Batman fit inside a closed cockpit? It works with a regular minifig with hair, but since I don't have a cowl, I was wondering if you can close the roof with him inside....
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  February 29, 2012
Yes, I even checked the parts list, and everything was correct.... I built it, and not one stud was missing. I will also be uploading the updated version of it on my page, but this is my first week on MOCPages, so I'll have to figure everything out first... Your welcome, Mr. Anthanasios! :D
 I made it 
  February 28, 2012
Quoting Bruce Wayne I totally agree with you, Anthanasios!! People shouldn't go around hating just because the parts list was wrong or the quality wasn't good ebough for them!! People should appreciate things for what they are, and the time people put into making these creations!! On a happier note.... Anthanasios, I looked at your version of the Tumbler, and I liked the way you used the samurai swords as the windshield- very creative! :D
I've had 2 complaints about missing parts in the list, neither specified which parts were missing. I've had numerous others build the set with no complaints whatsoever.
 I like it 
  February 28, 2012
Why thank you, Mr. Bruce.
 I like it 
  February 28, 2012
I totally agree with you, Anthanasios!! People shouldn't go around hating just because the parts list was wrong or the quality wasn't good ebough for them!! People should appreciate things for what they are, and the time people put into making these creations!! On a happier note.... Anthanasios, I looked at your version of the Tumbler, and I liked the way you used the samurai swords as the windshield- very creative! :D
 I like it 
  February 24, 2012
Scott Miller is a hater. Seriously, no one told him he had to build this. Sheesh. On another note, very nice tumbler dude! Though it still is too big for minifig scale. It seems that getting the correct size AND being able to fit a minifigure inside is seriously difficult. For example, ZetoVince has a perfectly sized one, here: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/307400 , but it doesn't fit a minifig. i have managed to fit one minifig inside a modified version of the Tumbler here: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/311098 , but the tumbler is a little bit to big. Anyway, I guess that's life. or lack of perfect LEGO skills. =D
 I like it 
  February 23, 2012
I found the Tumbler on your homepage after browsing the web for a minifigure-sized Tumbler. A lot of the Tumblers I saw were too big and very bulky. After I saw this one, it really wowed me!! Keep up the good work Brent!
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  January 24, 2012
It's nearly perfect! I went :O the moment I saw this! Really really good work. Makes the official version look like a pile of scraps.
 I like it 
  January 7, 2012
Oh. My. Bats.
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  June 18, 2011
excellent work you did ! I looked on your instructions - and thought only wow :) - and thanks ! maybe i will do this...
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  June 18, 2011
excellent work you did ! I looked on your instructions - and thought only wow :) - and thanks ! maybe i will do this...
 I like it 
  June 18, 2011
excellent work you did ! I looked on your instructions - and thought only wow :) - and thanks ! maybe i will do this...
 I like it 
  December 7, 2010
Great tumbler! best small tumbler i've seen! Good work!
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  September 13, 2010
Best Tumbler I've seen so far. Really fits with minifig scale.
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  September 19, 2009
Sick ride. "I got to get me one of those"
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  August 16, 2009
can you put building instructions for the batwing
Brent Waller
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Master Builder
  August 4, 2009
thats awsome just awsome
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  July 14, 2009
Hands down the best Tumbler onMOCpages and probably the world. My brother " accidentally" destroyed and lost my official Tumbler, so thabks for the instructions!
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  February 14, 2009
in a word, awesome. id love to see u make a TDK tumbler with the batpod inside it, but i think that would be pretty hard to do without destroyin the detail of ur version
 I like it 
  January 12, 2009
one of the greatest tumbler i ever seen!
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  December 30, 2008
nice were did yoy get the pieces that go over the windows
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  December 30, 2008
holy ...., i have just made it from your instructions and it looks great. but ofcause i made some special things so it dont look yours like brick. thx for the instructions and keep up building so good:)
Brent Waller
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masterchief 1
  October 3, 2008
Hi I am going to buy your set via lego designer But I cant get the black window shield things from there , do you know what set to buy to get them? If you dont I will have to paint my two gray ones black.
 I like it 
  August 21, 2008
Come on plzzz tell me where you got the 2 front windshields.... i can find it on lego designer but it wont let me send i to lego!!!! Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me!!!!!
 I like it 
  August 11, 2008
How did you get the front roof tile??? Lego wont let me buy it!!! Can you help me???
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  August 7, 2008
This is a very scrumtrulesent piece of work. I like it so much Im gonna make my own. My favorite part is that it is very close to correct scale =D good job, keep it up.
 I like it 
  July 24, 2008
i just think you should make it bigger for it to fit two people please go see my tumbler it's bigger and the wheels are gigantic it also has a robin minifig inside because he wanted to order a burger so batman locks joker up and can drive around town, robin receives a burger and joker gets bored in jail it's win ,win,lose
 I like it 
  July 22, 2008
I'd say one of the best out there, especially your camo version. Now I think you've gotta make another one from the new movie! With the batpod and all. As soon as I saw the batpod come off of the tumbler I knew it had to be done, I'll take a stab at it, you should too!
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  July 21, 2008
why!!!! why do you have to live in Australlia! i found your creation but i cant order it because its in Australlia!
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  July 14, 2008
Can you please email me a link so I can buy and build this beautiful piece? I'm new and this is the first thing I want to try.
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  June 18, 2008
I recently saw Lego's official "Tumbler" on their website. Yours looks much better.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2008
Hey man this is pretty cool as well! Another straight to the point no frills interpretation of the Tumbler in Minifig. Keep up the Good Work!
 I like it 
  March 28, 2008
WOW! Dude that is awesome! I thought mine was good, but your's is true minifig scale. Great work, check mine out!
 I like it 
  March 17, 2008
Wow. That's why I've always loved Batman, the technology. You represent one of the sweetest gadgets perfectly here, 5/5.
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  March 17, 2008
since finding MOCpages I've seen so many etempts at building halo warthogs and batman tumblers. But this is surely the best of the best!! great job!!
 
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