Lego – Batman’s Tumbler

Hi All.

I’ve long moved all my kit reviews over to the Lego Republic but I felt that this one deserved some presence here at Sanders Technology.  Over the Father’s Day weekend, I assembled the following advanced Lego kit which is based on “The Tumbler” from the most recent Batman series of movies starring Christian Bale.

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Windscreen view / Rear tyres

Clocking in at 1869 parts, it’s not even close to being a lightweight set – this one if clearly for the adult fan or the very experienced teenaged builders.  It’s probably more attractive to those who have experience building Technic sets, but will appeal to anyone who is up for a building challenge.

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Interior view / Side profile

This set features two exclusive minifigures including Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker (which no doubt will be in high demand).  The assembled model is highly detailed and well designed and resembles the attention to detail often found in the Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series (UCS) models.

Rear profile – massive wheels

The Tumbler, once complete, is just as intimidating as depicted in the films. 

Side profile

More details on the five and a half hours it took me to build this Lego behemoth will be posted shortly on the Lego Republic.

Driver’s seat

Introducing The Lego Republic

Hi All,

One of my hobbies is building sets of Lego®.  I’ve been a fan ever since I was a little kid, and I’ve always been fond of putting together kits – the bigger, the better.  Recently I published a new fan site – the Lego Republic.


As an adult, it’s a great time to be a fan of the brick, as more and more kits are released for the adult collector/builder.  In the 80s, the kits were for children and were not particularly detailed; these days there are scale models (e.g. the Eiffel Tower, London Tower Bridge, Taj Mahal) which only the advanced builder would attempt.

I’ve amassed a rather deep collection of sets over the past ten years, and I plan to build new kits from time to time.  As I do, I’ll document the build process and write stories at a new web address, the Lego Republic

Friends and fans are welcome to contribute too (get in touch and I’ll create an account for you)!

See you at the new site.  /R