You know what that means, we could finally have an opportunity to buy an official set with Batman’s latest ride. Assuming you didn’t buy the original, or the one that is currently on shelves now… Brent Waller is the man behind this Tumbler, which is one of many on CUUSOO and his goal was to create what he felt was the most accurate LEGO Tumbler in minifig scale. That’s a tricky mission and in my opinion a true minifigure scale vehicle would be able to accommodate enough figures to have one behind each of it’s dual windows. Would that look too wide? Probably, but if I have to choose an inaccurate vehicle I may as well stick with what’s available already. The biggest this going for this creations chances is the fact that it fits within the size they seem to be going for in this range. However, that may work against it as well because LEGO re-engineers the models to fit with their current building standard and that would most likely land it very close to the pre-existing LEGO versions anyway. This makes it into the June review and I wish him luck in the next stage, my feeling at this point is that he’s really going to need it.
Posts Tagged ‘Tumbler’
Check out this motorized Tumbler built by Paweł “Sariel” Kmiec. It’s got tons of features including headlights, independent front suspension, simulated flame exhaust, and remote firing mechanism that fires two Technic missiles. If only LEGO sold a kit like that, I bet it would sell like gangbusters.
We’ve featured _Tiler‘s work here before with his amazing MINI-scale Tumblers and The Bat amongst other MOCs. This time, we’re featuring his MINI-scale Batpod. For me, it wasn’t until I saw the detail of the Star Wars Battle Droid head element used for the handlebars that really conveyed just how small of a scale this model is. He may have cheated a little by painting the element, but I’m sure even the most devout purists can agree that the alteration was worth it.
He also recreated the bomb truck from The Dark Knight Rises in MINI form:
See more of _Tiler’s work in his flickr stream.
_Tiler has taken the latest incarnation of the Batmobile and MINIfied it. My favorite part of the photo of is the reflection off of the cheese slopes used for the windows. It’s a great effect to give it that glass look.
He’s also made some camo versions, as well as a MINI The Bat:
Check out his photostream for more awesome MINI and full sized creations.
It wasn’t until Calin’s (_Tiler) flickr stream was linked to in chat the other day that I finally became aware of his work. The above is his latest Batmobile, the Batrod. And yes, it fits the Batman minifig. He’s got a whole host of other incredible works, including microscale and minifig scale Tumblers. Check out his LEGO Batmobile flickr set for more.
It’s hard not to get excited when you see the tumbler. It’s really hard not to get excited when you see a LEGO built tumbler. But a LEGO built tumbler with spinning flames, side bombs, movable features, detailed cockpit and transforming Batpod? I defy you not to get excited. Flickr user Artifex creation offers up this excellent rendition of my favorite Batmobile.
I love the Tumbler, Batman’s kick-ass vehicle from Batman Begins and Dark Knight. Not only for it’s complex lines and aggressive posture, but from it’s concept as a converted military prototype. True that a vehicle of such special purpose and limited use would be unlikely to ever make it to prototype form…BUT IT’S SO COOL! This version by Flickr user ZetoVince captures everything I dig about it, and does so at pretty accurate scale and with excellent technique.