• the difference between the slopes is really cool here. - r a p h y
  • Your bricks are so shiny! :] - Pierre E Fieschi
  • mmm.. not really. I use angled artificial light (as in my paper-covered desk lamp) and white side panels for throwing back the light in the scene. If you play the position of these you get some really cool lighting effects which are especially visible on black parts.
  • are these functional wheels?
    if yes, how? - ZetoVince
  • Yep, they are fully functional. I've used Technic hubs as rim.

Lego Batman mini Tumbler

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Back in black.
Despite the small scale, these are my favorite Tumblers, as I think the proportions / stance / detailing ratio is the best of all my versions. Now I have the Tumbler covered in all scales and my mini Batmobiles series is also complete.

Please check my photostream for a rear view and also for the three camo versions of the Tumbler from the "The Dark Knight Rises" movie.

Inspired by great works from George G-, Raphy and... me :)

Building Instructions & Inventory (parts list)

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  1. _Tiler 32 months ago | reply

    Yeah, I really like those parts, they give you the opportunity of creating half of studs and width transformations in a very tight space. Not to mention they allow parts sitting directly on top of them (unlike the new hinges). I honestly can't explain why they stopped producing these, I would say they are amongst the most useful parts ever.

    About that hub, whenever I come across a unusual part on BL I try to get it, some of them have some totally unexpected uses.

  2. ExoBrick 32 months ago | reply

    You are right, very useful parts. I really like their use in the building of the seat in your Tumbler (minifig scale). I thought to replace them with the newest ones (as I didn´t have any of the old ones) but rapidly realized that it doesn´t work. You made me spend some money there!

  3. Sydag 32 months ago | reply

    Man, those parts are so useful indeed ! Not to mention that they allow upside-down connection without creating any unpleasing steps, which is the case with the new ones...

  4. _Tiler 32 months ago | reply

    Yeah, totally forgot about that.
    At some point I even thought of choosing the nickname "Hinge with fingers". It's a bit too late now, I'm kinda stuck with the stupid "Tiler" :)))

    Sorry about the spending money "issue", but please keep in mind I never said everything comes cheap. And I never set my goal in building models for the masses. It's Lego, it's official, it's useful, so I use whatever I see fit in my builds :)

  5. ExoBrick 32 months ago | reply

    Haha...good one! Artists seemed to have changed their names in the past. No problem as there is no spending money issue at all; I was kidding (though I did have to buy some!). Well spent money as I enjoy progressing (slowly) in the build of the Tumbler...

  6. _Tiler 32 months ago | reply

    Blah, I don't give a damn about the nickname. If I'll be famous at some point, whatever stupid thing my name will say will be a equally powerful "brand" :)))

  7. owenjk25 32 months ago | reply

    Tiler you a-hole, I spent about 3 days recreating your mini tumblers and finally came out with one I was pleased with that I thought was even better than your original in certain areas. Now you post instructions and it made mine look like amateur hour.

    Plus mine not only used much rarer and more expensive bricks but also isn't as tough as yours.

    Keep up the awesome work!

  8. _Tiler 32 months ago | reply

    Not sure how I should take the language, I'll just assume it's a friendly anger :) Hopefully the recent instructions uploads have also answered your email in full.

  9. owenjk25 32 months ago | reply

    Definitely friendly anger. Thanks so much for the instructions. This is a great little model, I'm going to put it on my desk at work. The most annoying thing is that I'm still awaiting delivery of the parts for my version - while now knowing exactly how it could have been done cheaper and stronger....

    As a bonus though in the process of trying to copy yours, I've managed to design a recognisable Tumbler about 1/4 the size of this - smaller even than your micro one. I'll post it up soon.

    Really fantastic work, it's got me into Lego again for the first time in about ten years (particularly micro scale). My bank balance has no hope.

  10. Stefan Schindler 32 months ago | reply

    Thanks a lot for the instructions!

  11. legot-rex3 32 months ago | reply

    Make a map and post it =)

  12. _Tiler 32 months ago | reply

    You're most welcome!

  13. _Tiler 32 months ago | reply

    aaa, what? Sorry I can't understand what you mean

  14. legot-rex3 32 months ago | reply

    I will kill you if you don't poor instuctions it is so coooooooolll

  15. _Tiler 32 months ago | reply

    Right before you kill me please do me a favor and read the description of the picture, or just the comments right before yours ;P

  16. darren2290 32 months ago | reply

    are you selling this?

    i've tried ordering the parts to this and some of them are not available. I've learned that some of the parts you have used are very hard to get hold of.

    D

  17. legot-rex3 32 months ago | reply

    Well it looks so coooooollll and I really want to build it

  18. Devid VII 31 months ago | reply

    thanks for the instruction!!! ^_^ very amazing creation!!!

  19. marcthedood 29 months ago | reply

    woah! this is awesome man!

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