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Arkham Knight

Lego Arkham Knight Batmobile

In our opinion the greatest Batmobile is, and probably always will be, the incredible Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy. However there is another Batmobile that runs the Tumbler close, and it hasn’t even featured in a movie…

Yes, this is the Batmobile from the hugely successful Arkham Knight video game, but unlike the Tumbler – which was made for real – the Arkham Knight vehicle only ever appeared in digital form.

Not now though, as a few well-heeled visionaries have recreated the insanity of the digital-only Batmobile from Arkham Knight and built their own street legal version. We throughly recommend clicking the link to see it, as what they’ve created is something extraordinary, but what if you don’t have a ton of carbon fibre, an ex-Koenigsegg engineer, twelve months, and a spare Lamborghini Gallardo V10 with which to create your dream Batmobile?

Flickr’s Nathan Proudlove has the answer, as he too has recreated the mad Arkham Knight Batmobile, but in thoroughly more attainable Lego form. It’s no less of a work of art than Team Galag’s life-size version, and you can see all the photos of Nathan’s build by clicking the link to his photostream above.

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Bat Rod

Lego Bat Man Hot Rod

Of course LEGO Batman drives a hot rod. He has impeccable taste. This one is the work of TLCB regular Andrea Lattanzio and there’s more to see here.

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Batman Drives a Chevy

Lego Chevrolet Batmobile

With mini-figure Batman getting his very own movie, a very cool new Batmobile was required. 60.2 litres of 20,000bhp V100 (plus flaming rocket booster) ought to do it, and Chevrolet decided that this ridiculous contraption needed to be built for real. Well, sort of. Sadly a 60.2 litre V100 engine is yet to exist, so Chevy decided to do the next best thing and build a life-size version of the Lego Batmobile… in Lego.

Lego 70905 Life Size Batmobile

344,000 bricks and 2,000 hours later, and this is the result. Measuring over nine feet wide and at seventeen feet long Batman’s new ride features X-Ray vision (for seeing criminals up to no good, honest), a Scarecrow gas detector, whatever that is, and – thankfully for the other motorists of Gotham – a parallel park mode which swivels all four wheel by 90 degrees to allow bump-free parking. Oh, and 4G Wi-Fi.

If you have $48million to spare you can order your own via the Chevrolet website – click here to buy yours!*

Lego Chevrolet Batmobile

*Only available in black. And sometimes very very dark grey.

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Danananana…

Lego 1966 Batmobile

…Batman! And Robin we guess, but he’s the Scrappy-Doo of the franchise so we’re going to ignore him in the hope that he quietly goes away.

Anyway, this wonderful Town-scale recreation of one of Batman’s campest rides comes from TLCB debutant failx of Flickr. You can see more of his fantastic 1966 Batmobile at the link above!

Lego Batmobile

 

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Batman’s Back! Probably.

Lego Matman Movie

The surprise movie hit of 2014 was surely the The LEGO Movie, which received both rave reviews and piles of cash at the box office. Such has been its success that The Lego Movie’s sequel, snappily titled ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel’ is already in the works and set for release sometime around 2018.

However production company Warner Brothers is rumoured to want even more from their new franchise, and so everyone’s favourite very very dark grey crimefighter might be getting his very own movie!

The as-yet-untitled LEGO Batman film is expected in around two years’ time, with the fantastic Will Arnett reprising his role as the Dark Knight.

We’ll bring you more on this story once we’ve catapulted a few more Elves into the Warner Brothers’ offices, but for now you can click this link to see what Batman got up to after The Lego Movie ended.

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Caped Crusader

Lego Batman Comic Cover

Much as we love the Batman Dark Knight trilogy, comic book fans we are not. However, if we were writing this back in the early 1940s we likely would have been, as without the internet (and probably without television too) there would only have been one way to get our fix of action, danger, and men in tights. Wait, scratch that last one.

Clayton Marchetti takes us back to those wartime years with his brilliant recreation of the Batman No.20 comic cover, which introduced the Batmobile for the first time. It’s not really what we’re used to when we think of Batman’s wheels, but hey – even the caped crusader had to start somewhere.

You can see more of Clayton’s Batmobile and his beautifully accurate replica of the No.20 comic cover on MOCpages – click the link above to see more.

Lego Batman and Robin Batmobile

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Poison Ivy

Lego Classic Tiny Turbo

Another day, another Elf, and another MOC to bring you. This 5-wide named ‘Poison Ivy’ is the work of Flickr’s Vinny Turbo, and you can see more here.

Lego 5-Wide Muscle Car

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Danananana….

Lego 1966 Batmobile

It’s the end of SHIPtember in the online Lego Community and Flickr is awash with giant spaceships that we – being a car blog – don’t really understand. So whilst the proper blogs get busy with the sci-fi, here’s a 1966 Batmobile!

Before Batman got the Tumbler, he and Robin had to ride around in this. Rumour has it that the constant derision from Gotham’s general public permanently unhinged then-Batman Adam West, and he’s now seeing out his time as a Mayor of a fictional New England town. Still, better than being Robin.

Flickr’s Orion Pax is the builder of this mini-figure version of Batman’s 1966 wheels, and it’s available for your viewing pleasure at the link.

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The Dark Knight Rises

Lego Batman Batpod Batbike

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight is one of our very favourite movie trilogies, so wonderfully did it deconstruct the previous camp crusader’s legacy. One of our very favourite Lego builders has now completed a Batman trilogy of his own.

Sariel’s awe-inspiring remote controlled Batwing and Tumbler featured here over the past two years, and he’s finally added the last of Bruce Wayne’s wheels to his collection. Controlled by Lego’s Power Functions RC system, the Batpod is the smallest of Sariel’s three Batmobile’s, but possibly the most complex as a result.

Join the final instalment at Sariel’s MOCpage, or via his own excellent website sariel.pl.

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UCS 76023 Batman Tumbler Preview

Lego 76023 Tumbler

When Christopher Nolan reloaded the tired Batman franchise back in 2005 his critically-acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy created new icons in cinema history. The late Heath Ledger will probably best be remembered for his spectacular performance as the Joker, and Batman’s new (completely real, drivable and road-legal) wheels blew away anything that had been seen before.

To be revealed at Comic-Con this week, LEGO has immortalised both Ledger and the Tumbler in brick form, with the incredible 76023 Ultimate Collector Series Tumbler.

Lego 76023 Tumber Joker Mini-Figure

Measuring over 15 inches long and 9 inches wide the Tumbler features 1,869 pieces – including both Batman and Heath-Ledger-Joker mini-figures – as well as the usual UCS fact sheet.

Expect 76023 to retail for around $199 when it reaches stores in September of this year. We can’t wait!

Lego UCS Batman Tumbler

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Happy Father’s Day!

Lego Batmobile

A while ago we received a request from a little girl and her father, one that we’re only too happy to fulfil this Father’s Day! Over to them to explain their ambition…

In honour of Father’s Day, we would like to introduce you to the Dynanic Duo, Sam & his daughter Tziona. A lifelong Batman fan, Sam has made sure that Tziona’s education includes plenty of time for superheros, especially her favourite, Robin. Tziona can name all the different characters that have held the Robin mantle and the characters they become, and the pair went to New York Comic-Con 2012 dressed as Batman and Robin in custom costumes. Superdad Sam went above and beyond to fulfil his daughter’s latest request when he constructed a Batmobile that allows Batman and Robin to ride together, something LEGO has yet to produce. The build was modelled after the iconic 1966 Batmobile designed by George Barris, which featured in the television program starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin.

The entire project took about a month to complete. Tracking down the right pieces was the hardest part; digging through hundreds of pounds LEGO and waiting for parts to arrive in the mail took up most of the time. After completion Sam submitted the build to LEGO Ideas (formally Lego Cuusoo.) The 50th Anniversary Batmobile has been consistently in the Ideas Top Ten and has over 3,000 supporters to date; once it reaches 10K LEGO will consider producing the model as an official set!

Help us make this Father’s Day special for this Dynamic Duo and vote for the 1966 50th Anniversary LEGO Batmobile here!

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How It Should Have Ended

The smash-hit LEGO Movie was one of the best films we’ve seen in ages, but there were one or two niggly plot holes for the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. Luckily for us the YouTube channel How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) kept the cameras rolling as Superman and Batman caught up over a $38 coffee. Click play above to watch! And if you haven’t seen The LEGO Movie yet you can read The Lego Car Blog’s review here.

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Riddle Me This

Lego Riddler Hot RodWhat’s small, green, and lives under punctuation? Find out on _Tiler‘s photostream.

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Park ’em at Arkham

Last Man

The online Lego world is buzzing with the launch of Mr. Xenomurphy’s latest creation: Arkham Asylum. There are multiple photos on MOCpages and a comprehensive account of the building process on Flickr. Following a dearth of cars in recent posts, the Elves have undergone several compulsory sessions of “re-education” in TLCB’s own “institution”. It was therefore with renewed zeal that they ignored the soaring architecture, the gorgeous gothic lettering and the brick-built “Clayface” figure and homed in on the cars parked in the yard and the street.

Calin (_Tiler) is a master of building minifig scale cars. He has contributed two versions of his 1930s Ford Model A: a police car and a delivery van. Both have nicely smooth running boards and mudguards, which have been neatly attached, plus a great variety of angles of panels in their bodywork. You can see the first versions of these vehicles by clicking this link. The 1920s style Batmobile has been provided by Dave Kaleta, who claims that he is Batman on his Flickr profile. This single-seat roadster has the classic long, smooth bonnet but with a pair of bat-like ears on top of the radiator. Spot more bat-details by clicking this bat-link to Flickr or this bat-link to MOCpages.

DK Batmobile

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“My Mother Warned Me About Getting Into Cars With Strange Men”…

Lego Batman Batwing Dark Knight Rises…”This isn’t a car”. We continue our run of movie vehicles with this; the superb ‘Bat’ from The Dark Knight Rises, built by LEGO genius Sariel on MOCpages.

Powered by LEGO’s Power Functions motors and LED lights it’s probably the coolest creation we’ve featured this month. It’s not the first Bat Wing built from little plastic bricks though as that accolade goes to the equally brilliant Mahjqa. Both builders have devised ways for their creations to ‘fly’, but they take rather different approaches. See how Sariel achieved it in his video via the first link, and watch Mahjqa’s film in the second. Neither fixed the autopilot though.

Lego Bat Dark Knight

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