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Lego UCS Tumbler-Batman

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  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    Picked one up in Local NJ store I asked and was told "1 per customer": they had 8-10 behind the counter none up on shelves, and did get the mini mini...

    Also see that it is available in US [email protected] now.

  • bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
    edited August 2014
    I put my order through this morning, and there are three items in my email confirmation:
    1. The Tumbler
    2. Mini Mini Cooper
    3. 5004354 BATMAN'S 75TH ANNIV LEGO C.. V39 Item: 5004354

    Anyone know what that third item is?
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    It's a comic book...Which I was not available at my store.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118

    Anybody know if this is going to be an 'only available direct from Lego' set, or whether it'll appear at other retailers once it gets a general release?

    It stands a good chance of getting to Smyths or maybe European Amazon sites (for UK/EU customers) in the longer term - it'll probably take a year to get there though.

  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    jediami65 said:

    It's a comic book...Which I was not available at my store.

    I never got offered one either. Not bothered about it, I would be far more bothered about a poly i'd missed out on.

  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    For those trying to visualise the size as they didn't see a buit one - it's on a par with a large Tamiya RC car.
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    Clearly getting old/boring, want this set but wont bite till 2x vip. Lol
  • NellyNelly Member Posts: 77
    @bkpr
    Did '5004354 BATMAN'S 75TH ANNIV LEGO C.. V39 Item: 5004354' show up in your cart when you checked out or only when you received the email confirmation?
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    Blah, just bought it. I was hoping to get it later, not so close to SDCC. But what happened with the #21110 scenario, I no longer take chances.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    In US will [email protected] orders ship todayish or do we have to wait until 9/1? The site said available now but I have just received order confirmation so far. Thanks,
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270

    Blah, just bought it. I was hoping to get it later, not so close to SDCC. But what happened with the #21110 scenario, I no longer take chances.

    A big licensed theme UCS set isn't going to have the same problem as an ideas set. Also the fact that it is a $200 set slows down the sales as well.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474

    In US will [email protected] orders ship todayish or do we have to wait until 9/1? The site said available now but I have just received order confirmation so far. Thanks,

    No they don't wait until 9/1 its VIP early access: they ship within 1-3 days from my experience in hte last 2-3 yrs.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    Not that I care for it, but no comic is added to my U.S [email protected] order, just wanted to try it will not buy other #76023 until September need Spacemen for project but comic must be UK only i am guessing.
  • kysersozzakysersozza Member Posts: 7
    edited August 2014
    Ordered this morning from UK [email protected] Now have email confirmation it's shipped. Fast turnaround for this order. Should have it by Wednesday at the latest. No mini mini but already have one via a previous order this month.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    ^^my U.S. [email protected] order had the comic added only after it was placed as:

    5004354 LEGO® DC Super Heroes Batman® 75th Anniversary Comic

    This was today around noon.
  • bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
    Nelly said:

    @bkpr
    Did '5004354 BATMAN'S 75TH ANNIV LEGO C.. V39 Item: 5004354' show up in your cart when you checked out or only when you received the email confirmation?

    Only when I looked at the email confirmation.

  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Me too...
  • Mandalorian_BuilderMandalorian_Builder Member Posts: 197
    I'm fairly sure this is the same comic that was given out at comic-con. If so, it's really cool. I think everyone will be happy with it.
  • drlmiles1drlmiles1 UKMember Posts: 194
    Can anyone in the UK confirm that they have had anything added extra to their Tumbler order at [email protected]? The mini Mini has not been added after the first week of September, and I wonder if the comic is exclusive to the USA
  • cobblerscobblers Member Posts: 2
    Nope, nothing extra added on my order. I got the mini Mini on a previous order though (don't know if this makes a difference).
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    Just built mine up to the end of bag 3 and had 1 slip up along the way. The 2 pivoting panels by the seats are 1 x 2 tiles in DBG with a keyboard print, but the manual has such a faint representation of the keyboard print, I used 2 plain tiles meant for the seats. Had to backtrack through the manual to find out where they should've gone when I was finishing the seat tops. The main chassis is done now and it is looking huge already.

    Buy in store if you can and want a freebie (UK) - you'll still get a mini-mini.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ I did the same thing. Figured it out right away since those keyboards were on the previous page. I'm through bags 1-2 but I'm pretty disappointed with the quality of the instructions. The first few steps have black and LBG but it looks like DBG. Feels like I'm working from a printout of some of those crappy PDFs where you cant tell what the black piece is because there is no definition in the image.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,343
    ^^ Me too. Is anybody else finding the seemingly random build time of each bag(s) a bit strange? I spent a good hour on the first bag alone!
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ I thought the bag distribution was a little odd. Bags 8-11 pretty much have the same amount of content as all of the bag 1's.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    I'm still perplexed that TLG can't get the colors right between light and dark bluish gray on the instructions.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    graphite said:

    ^ I thought the bag distribution was a little odd. Bags 8-11 pretty much have the same amount of content as all of the bag 1's.

    Yep, I am only up to the end of book 2/end of bag 3 as i'm trying to make the build last all week, yet it looks half built already. Looking at the rear end, I think rear suspension mod should be very easy, but possibly at the sacrifice of accuracy. Getting the lower part of that back segment to swing/pivot up and down with some sprung suspension pieces is what i'll be looking at doing. Probably not possible for the front wheels without compromising structural strength.

  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    Amazing to see in person. I can see why it's out of stock until Sept 2 already.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    @monkeyhanger if you attempt the suspension mods keep in mind the back end of the tumbler is rather weighty, you might need some decently large springs to hold that up. I am curious if you succeed what you use, so please post here if you do try it!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    GallardoLU: i'm pretty limited in my parts bin (in the right colours), but i'm wondering if the sprung struts from my Endor bunkers are stiff enough, they certainly burst the "blow up" panels with some force when you press the action button. I was thinking that the rear bar that the axles fit to should be hollow with an inner pair of axle beams that can pivot within and having a tiled top. Hard to visualise without pics. Maybe a pair of springs within the hinged rear bar as well as the pair on the back that you would see.

    Just wondering if it is all worth the hassle if you cant spring the front end also.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    Just finished the build. Really interesting build techniques. The model is so much bigger than pictures do it justice. Here is a picture of it with the UCS Batmobile and the Mini.

    Mandalorian_BuilderRomanticWarriorkezGothamConstructionCo
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,698
    graphite said:

    Just finished the build. Really interesting build techniques. The model is so much bigger than pictures do it justice. Here is a picture of it with the UCS Batmobile and the Mini.

    The MINI Cooper #10242 looks tiny compared to the Tumbler #76023
    bobabricks
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Picked mine up yesterday and built book 1 tonight. Ended up selling the extraneous non scale minifigures for $100, so I essentially have a nice big display piece for half price
    AdeelZubairbobabricksCrowkillersGothamConstructionCo
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,370
    graphite said:

    Just finished the build. Really interesting build techniques. The model is so much bigger than pictures do it justice. Here is a picture of it with the UCS Batmobile and the Mini.

    Nice touch by TLG putting a Darth Vader mask on top of the Tumbler ;)
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    Resisting temptation to just finish it. Did bags 4 and 5 this morning, the wheels are on and it is massive. There is no way I can see for you to put some front suspension, but the bottom of the rear looks like it would pivot up and down very easily if it were not for the extension of a long 2 stud wide plate (2x16?) covering some L-sections of technic.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    edited August 2014
    roxio said:

    graphite said:

    Just finished the build. Really interesting build techniques. The model is so much bigger than pictures do it justice. Here is a picture of it with the UCS Batmobile and the Mini.

    Nice touch by TLG putting a Darth Vader mask on top of the Tumbler ;)
    I don't see it... Unless your joking. If so, don't do that to me, I'm gullible. :P
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ The roof of the tumbler looks like the shape of a darth vader mask with eyes and nose. Not an actual lego darth vader helmet.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    @chesshirecat Okay, just making I'm not getting duped. :P
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 582
    This thing doesn't have working suspension? I just assumed that it would and now I'm slightly disappointed.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    Nope, it doesn't. Nor steering (steering would be nigh on impossible if you want to maintain accurate internal looks). It does look amazing and huge though. It's definitely for looking at rather than playing with.
  • bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
    I haven't received mine yet, but looking at the reviews (both split and single page ;) and photos the way the rear wing struts connect are beginning to bug me. I don't really know how you could attach both ends securely, but I'll be adding a black clip (or something) to where the strut attaches to the body to at least simulate a connection. If this is a display piece, it should look like pieces aren't detached and broken.

    On a more positive note, the scale of the thing looks incredible. I for one will be trying to tinker with it to get it looking even more like the real thing. For example, the 2x1 cheeses beneath the windscreen might need to be replaced with a angled plate.
  • LegoRoccoLegoRocco Member Posts: 100
    edited August 2014
    Nevermind forget this
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Time to go and look at this in-store. With little interest in SH and thoroughly out of room for a display picece I should be able to resist.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    Adzbadboy said:


    The MINI Cooper #10242 looks tiny compared to the Tumbler #76023

    That is probably pretty accurate size comparison for the two real vehicles.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118

    Time to go and look at this in-store. With little interest in SH and thoroughly out of room for a display picece I should be able to resist.

    I have no interest in the SH theme in general, but did want this, it is one hell of a display piece. Leave your wallet at home, then you can't buy it ;)


  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    Step 1 of building a Lego vehicle's base is a lot like looking at a puppy's paws - in both cases you can judge the size of the beast just from that. That said, the base and tires for this are just massive. My daughter mistook the stacked tires for a beer coozy.
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM IrelandMember Posts: 982
    edited August 2014
    I'd be interested to hear if any owners of 7888 have sold the set and gotten 76023 - if the aftermarket prices are as high for the set as they were the last I checked, they should be able to do so with a bit of change left over. When budget permits, I'm going to sell my Bricklinked Tumbler from the original to put towards the UCS, though I'm not expecting a large amount for it.
  • LegoRoccoLegoRocco Member Posts: 100

    I'd be interested to hear if any owners of 7888 have sold the set and gotten 76023 - if the aftermarket prices are as high for the set as they were the last I checked, they should be able to do so with a bit of change left over. When budget permits, I'm going to sell my Bricklinked Tumbler from the original to put towards the UCS, though I'm not expecting a large amount for it.

    I still have an intact 7888, but I'm not ready to part with it quite yet as all Tumblers are on display in my room. I recently saw a NSIB going for $1300, it that helps.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    ^Thats ridiculous, they usually go for around £275 when they show up
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    Well, my UCS Tumbler showed up from [email protected] It gives me an excuse to head into the city to exchange for a decent copy and simultaneously hit the POB wall, which is long overdue.
    brickupdatebobabricks
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,118
    Well mine is complete. If you compare value for sets at full RRP, it compares favourably with other sets at its pricepoint, it is a huge and chunky slab of Lego. The glossy black is a magnet for fingerprints - I had to give it a bit of a rubdown. Been watching GOT from series 1 most of the week while i've been off work with my post-surgery left hand.

    It's probably going to take up pride of place on my PC desk.
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