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Tumbler from 76001 The Bat vs. Bane: Tumber Chase

So, just finished building this set and now I have an unbearable urge to build another tumbler, but in black. Has anyone tried this? Any of the parts used hard to find? I know that many people are not thrilled with the scale of the set, but once built and all the figs and vehicles are together, everything looks pretty good. Anyway, was just wondering if anybody had tried this.

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  • smokebelchsmokebelch UKMember Posts: 85
    Yep, just built mine in black. Due to being lazy, ordered all the parts from Bricklink rather than rummaging about to find parts from my own collection.
    Nothing particully rare, think it cost under £10 to build mine. Personally think it looks much better in black, and have started to have a think about removing the flick fire missiles to allow room for extra wheels on the back. Should be pretty easy I think to double them up.
    One thing you'll need to do is to remove the steering wheel so Batman fits in, but once thats gone Batman fits in fine.
  • scarecrow2400scarecrow2400 USAMember Posts: 99
    That's what I was figuring. There's no problem with the height of the vehicle and Batman's cowl, is there?
  • smokebelchsmokebelch UKMember Posts: 85
    Batman fits ok if you take the steering wheel out- roof closes fine. Need to figure out squeezing some steering controls somewhere though...
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    Dang...I knew I shouldn't have opened this thread!!!! Now I have to go buy parts to build a black tumbler!
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,407
    About half way through, just waiting on some parts from Lego Direct and Bricklink, but so far the black does look good
  • scarecrow2400scarecrow2400 USAMember Posts: 99
    Finished mine just a few minutes ago. Didn't have to source any parts, just used a mix of black and dark bley. Honestly, this looks much better than the tan one in the set. I agree with @smokebelch, though - need to find some way to give Batman some controls!
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,198
    edited January 2013
    you guys should bricklink the original tumbler. I did this and it's a million times better than this new one. Only cost me around $50 with shipping costs for all the parts (didn't bricklink Joker's van only the tumbler)
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 672
  • staffmarkstaffmark Member Posts: 44
    kwkw said:

    you guys should bricklink the original tumbler. I did this and it's a millioni times better than this new one. Only cost me around $50 with shipping costs for all the parts (didn't bricklink Joker's van only the tumbler)

    I was seriously considering doing so, but I have some concerns on its size. From the pictures, it seems like it would dwarf the other cars on my city street, and it seems way larger than minifig scale. Am I correct, or is that old tumbler a fairly accurate size?

  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,198
    it would dwarf the other cars on your city street as it is more accurate to the film than being appropriate size for a lego city. It is minifig scale however and will hold two figs in its cockpit. Not to mention it looks freakin amazing! lol
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Old tumbler is pretty awesome, but it is huge. There are a few parts that are hard to find right now.

    For example, this part.
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,198
  • GeorgeGGeorgeG Member Posts: 7
    kwkw said:

    it would dwarf the other cars on your city street as it is more accurate to the film than being appropriate size for a lego city. It is minifig scale however and will hold two figs in its cockpit. Not to mention it looks freakin amazing! lol

    In fact, it is nowhere near minifigure scale :) Scaling down using measurements from the real Tumbler I worked out that it should be around 13cm long, not a foot long like the 2008 model ;)
  • lannyjacklannyjack Member Posts: 39
    I like this one as well:

    http://www.brentwaller.com/Tumbler/
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,336
    If we are going for the best Tumblers, in my opinion, it has to be Tiler's: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6911347894/in/photostream/
  • jjb5000jjb5000 TamworthMember Posts: 103
    ^ I agree, that one looks awesome :-)
    Bit of a silly question but where would be the best place to get all the parts needed for it?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,336
    @jjb5000 - Bricklink, when I ordered the required pieces it cost about £12.00. Instructions were available for a while, I am not sure if they still are. If you don't already have them, just ask and I will PM you the file in case Tiler does not still have them in his Flickr photostream.
  • jjb5000jjb5000 TamworthMember Posts: 103
    Thats brilliant mate, i will get on there now. Think the instructions are still there but if not i will give you a shout :-)
  • staffmarkstaffmark Member Posts: 44
    Could you hook me up with those instructions too? I would LOVE to build that- and the scale looks perfect!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,336
    edited January 2013
  • NgclarkIVNgclarkIV Member Posts: 19
    @CapnRex101

    You're right. That tumbler by Tiler is amazing! I used to like the tumbler that has the most votes on Cuusoo the most but I've changed my mind. It's very stunning and is probably the closest to the tumbler from the movie. How much do you think it would cost to get all of the parts on brick link to build it?
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    edited January 2013
    ^

    When I ordered the required pieces it cost about £12.00.

  • scarecrow2400scarecrow2400 USAMember Posts: 99
    Now that the black tumbler is complete, I'm looking at the Batcave set and wondering how hard it would be to MOC a turntable for it . . .
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 785
    ^ Take a look at the original Batcave #7783 instructions and see how the turntable mechanism works then take it from there.
    Oldfan
  • namioiknamioik Member Posts: 55
    For those who built the tumbler in black from 76001 instructions, could you post a picture of it so I can vividly see what it looks like. Thank you
    icey117
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,407
    One Black Tumbler - could use some stickers at some point. copied from 76001
  • alzambaalzamba Member Posts: 26

    @jjb5000 - Bricklink, when I ordered the required pieces it cost about £12.00. Instructions were available for a while, I am not sure if they still are. If you don't already have them, just ask and I will PM you the file in case Tiler does not still have them in his Flickr photostream.

    £12 is excellent! I'm down £14 and missing 2 bits (including 4 black 42446) - most likely my fault - only wanted to order from UK sellers on BL and 42446 seem to live mostly in Germany (or US) grrrr.... Might have to substitute with green - lol
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,336
    edited January 2013
    @alzamba - I seem to recall I ordered from one seller in the UK, and one in Holland. The prices go up and down all the time on Bricklink though so you might have to pay a little more or perhaps a bit less.

    @monkey_roo - That looks great apart from the light bluish grey parts at the back which really stand out when the rest is all black. I am still not struck on the design as a whole to be honest though, it is too simplified and does not capture the shell like armour in my opinion.
  • alzambaalzamba Member Posts: 26
    @CCC - thanks! I found a good seller in Sweden! Last bit ordered yesterday - cant wait to start building!!!! Yay :)
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