This is a record of my effort building the LEGO DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler (76240). It has a total 2049 pieces. Finished it is sized 16 cm (6”) high, 45 cm (17”) long and 25 cm (9”) wide.
There is always something enjoyable about clicking the first two pieces of a LEGO set together, as much as it is sad adding the last piece. Today’s build was quite extensive. What I expect is the chassis is done, along with seats, internal console items and a nod to the Batcycle at the front. The differential housing for the rear wheels used two of the most unique pieces I’ve ever seen.
Today was an internal building day today. These larger LEGO models have internal construction that only the builder will ever know about. The back section shown in the photo below will be completely covered. Got some seat backs and doorframes as well.
Not sure how to describe yet what was built today. Looks like internal wheel arches and some type of engine cowling. All the internal seating is done as I’ve run out of display decals.
Today was a quick build. The front windows and top of the roll cage are in place. It even has wipers for when I take it out in the rain! Certainly with all the sharp edges, the Tumbler is the perfect vehicle for LEGO. Tomorrow the wheels go on.
I was expecting an easy build today; putting the wheels on. It was by far the most complex yet. Many small details that needed attention.
I found some instructions ambiguous and difficult when completed strictly in the order given. Here are some useful tips.
I’ve included a 1.25l bottle for scale to show you how large the tyres are and a lovely nod back to 60’s Batman.
Super quick bag today at just 20 minutes. Nearing lock-up stage. The doors are on, but no roof.
Normally, I would do a bag’s build a day. It lengthens the experience. Today, I decided to go for completion and the build is now done. I have enjoyed this build and it’s looks great on my display cabinet at home.
|Date||Bag Set #||Time||Cumulative Time||Completed Instructions|
|2023-02-03||1/11||1h 17m||1h 17m||96/583|
|2023-02-04||2/11||0h 36m||1h 53m||140/583|
|2023-02-05||3/11||0h 40m||2h 33m||185/583|
|2023-02-06||4/11||0h 30m||3h 03m||239/583|
|2023-02-07||5/11||0h 45m||3h 48m||282/583|
|2023-02-08||6/11||0h 20m||4h 08m||308/583|
|2023-02-09||7-11/11||2h 10m||6h 18m||583/583|
You can access the building instructions at https://www.lego.com/en-au/service/buildinginstructions/76240.
I’ve documented my other LEGO builds.