*Update 5/14/13 - Link to Rebrickable
*Update 4/29/13 - Instructions are now posted. I used Lego Digital Designer and took screenshots. The software offered automatic instructions, but they weren't very useful. I also updated the front wheels and axles of my design. LEGO doesn't sell the wheels and axles in the instructions, so I also included the wheel/axle build instructions for the version photographed. If LEGO were to decide to produce my design, I would like them to use axles 4166498 and wheels 4241858. The bat signal could not be built in LEGO Digital Designer.
Build Instructions Part 1
Build Instructions Part 2
I am a huge fan of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. I actually bought the original LEGO tumbler set when it came out and loved it, but like others, thought it was a bit big. Of course, the bigger the better, right?
Recently due to circumstances out of my control, I had to get rid of my LEGO collection. After rebuilding some of my LEGO collection back up, I sought out to make a custom tumbler since LEGO did not offer one anymore. I have never built a LEGO model that was based on a real thing before. I have been building with LEGO bricks ever since I was about 6 years old (maybe earlier), but I have always just made the sets I bought or made my own LEGO models.
With this set, my main intent was to make a tumbler as close to the movies as I could. This means it would have to fit two minifigures. I also tried to mimic every detail of the tumbler that I could.