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Interior is big enough to fit 2 minifigures in the upright sitting position. Roof/hatch can be put on with an official Batman minifigure and passenger inside.
Other interior details include:
1. Joystick style steering wheel with movable joysticks.
2. Computer screen/buttons in center console with static lever.
3. Passenger side angled computer screen/buttons/gauges.
4. Seats designed to allow a passenger and an official Batman minifigure to fit inside with Batman’s cape on. The cape can fit without being crammed too.
5. Seats include LEGO nubs for the minifigures to lock in and not move around when playing. Seats are grey so the interior is brighter and you can see Batman better.
I should also point out that this set has very few Technic elements. The only Technic elements are for the rear axle assembly.
I have removed the bat signal and Gordon from this set to keep the price down. This way the Tumbler can be released with as much detail as possible. My Tumbler design is just the starting point. If this project gets 10,000 supporters and is reviewed by LEGO, they may update the design to fit in with LEGO’s high standards and reduce the part count. This set has 413 pieces as is. If it doesn't increase the price too much, I would like a Lucius Fox minifigure included since he was so integral to the introduction of the Tumbler in "Batman Begins". Also, LEGO has never released an official set with a Lucius Fox minifigure. I would like LEGO to make a black Batsuit with the Nolan Batman symbol on the chest. Accessory for Batman would be the batman ninja star (LEGO batarang).
If you are interested in building this, I have posted the LEGO Digital Design file on lego.com, here
. Just search for "Batman 2 Seater Tumbler" (without the quotes) in the creation name search box to download the file. Part 99780 bracket should be black, not grey, but LDD doesn't have it in black. If you would like to build the first version I did of the Tumbler (not pictured on this page), instructions can be viewed/downloaded at the following links.
Build Instructions Part 1
Build Instructions Part 2
However, the new version includes an updated exterior design to be more accurate to the movie. The windshields are more angled, the flaps are moved back further and the design is one plate lower with the same ground clearance as my previous design. The interior is also redesigned to be more spacious. The hatch can now be removed for easier access to the interior and for better lighting when viewing.
If anyone builds my Tumbler in real life, I would love to hear what you think about it. I am very happy with the design and I don’t think it will ever leave my nightstand. However, I can't say the same for my wife never leaving me, since she will be dusting it everyday for the rest of our lives.
If you like this project, you may also like this other Cuusoo project my wife and I made for an Invader Zim House and Voot