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Downsizing Lego Batman Vehicles?

SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 141
I'm in the process of MOC'ing my own Wayne Manor & Batcave Combo display piece. I'm currently creating a platform for Batman's vehicles, and realised that there's NO-WAY my MOC can contain the size of them, they seem to be on a much larger scale that reasonably scaled-minifig buildings. Has anyone ever downsized any of The Lego Batman Movie vehicles, so they are consistent with 'Lego-System'? Would appreciate some inspiration, thanks.

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  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,411
    The best scale vehicle is Bane's tumbler. Very easy to rebuild in black to get a batmobile and the scale works with 'ordinary' Lego. Vehicles much better than any of the other ones.

    i guess if you were to use that as the baseline and then build out the others to the same scale it would give you a decent frame of reference for size.

    i do agree most of the DC vehicles are rediculus in size.
    ReesesPieces
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,813
    I modified some Speed Champions cars to Batmobiles so that could be a option for you. Size is a problem with most LEGO vehicles. If you try and get two Minifigures to sit side by side your at an 8 wide car. Good luck with your project.
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  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 141
    gmonkey76 said:
    I modified some Speed Champions cars to Batmobiles so that could be a option for you. Size is a problem with most LEGO vehicles. If you try and get two Minifigures to sit side by side your at an 8 wide car. Good luck with your project.
    Great idea, thanks. They look like a decent-sized footprint for me try modding the massive Bat-Vehicles I have. I'm totally fine with vehicles only having enough width for one mini-fig, seeing as mini-figs themselves have baby-like body proportions, it matches.
  • CrownieCrownie WA StateMember Posts: 228
    gmonkey76 said:
    I modified some Speed Champions cars to Batmobiles so that could be a option for you. Size is a problem with most LEGO vehicles. If you try and get two Minifigures to sit side by side your at an 8 wide car. Good luck with your project.
    Those look really nice! You don't happen to have any instructions, do you? I'm particularly taken with the black Batmobile in the back, next to the grey sportscar. I too, get pretty tired of seeing these overbuilt vehicles. When that's all the set is I can kind of understand, but having appropriately-sized vehicles to interact with playsets is far more important to me.
    gmonkey76catwrangler
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,099
    The best scale vehicle is Bane's tumbler. Very easy to rebuild in black to get a batmobile and the scale works with 'ordinary' Lego. Vehicles much better than any of the other ones.

    i guess if you were to use that as the baseline and then build out the others to the same scale it would give you a decent frame of reference for size.

    i do agree most of the DC vehicles are rediculus in size.
    This is exactly what I did but with a few mods.  I even made a snow mobile/tank version.  
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,813
    edited December 2017
    @Crownie don't have any instructions, but I could take a few pictures of it unassembled when I get back home after Xmas. It's mostly #75877  Mercedes-AMG GT3 in black with a modified nose, and 6171909 rudder no.1 for the back wings.
    Crownie
  • CrownieCrownie WA StateMember Posts: 228
    gmonkey76 said:
    @Crownie don't have any instructions, but I could take a few pictures of it unassembled when I get back home after Xmas. It's mostly #75877  Mercedes-AMG GT3 in black with a modified nose, and 6171909 rudder no.1 for the back wings.
    If it isn't too much trouble, that'd be awesome! Very, very cool.
    gmonkey76
  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 141
    The hardest part for me is disassembling my official Lego Batman sets to downsize them... it's like torture!
    FowlerBricksCrownie
  • esfroliosesfrolios spainMember Posts: 8
    I did a downsized batbuggy due to the lack of parts, and because the only reference that I had was a book sketch
    catwranglerSparkyHam
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