Back in the dim history of 2014, LEGO released set 76023 The Tumbler, a UCS-scaled rendition of the Batmobile from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Now, seven years later, LEGO returns with an updated version to tempt a new generation of Bat-Fans. The 2049 piece Batman 76240 Batmobile Tumbler will be available November 1st from the LEGO Shop Online for US $229.99 | CAN $329.99 | UK £209.99. Will the build upgrades and the addition of new exclusive minifigure versions of Batman and the Joker be enough to tempt long-time fans into a second expensive helping of the Tumbler? Read on and judge for yourself!
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This morning Amazon Japan has revealed a new LEGO version of the Batmobile Tumbler from The Dark Knight. 76240 Batmobile Tumbler is the second Ultimate Collector Series-style iteration of Batman’s ride from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Slated for release on Nov. 1, this new version will have 2,049 pieces, about 200 more than the previous 76023 Batmobile Tumbler from 2014. Amazon lists it for ¥25,330, which is about $230 USD | $290 CAD | £170 GBP. Although much larger than minifigure scale, like most recent UCS-style sets, it includes a few minifigures to display on the rotating stand. You’ll get minifigure versions of Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker, both of which appear to be new designs.
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When it comes to building minifig cars with minimal parts and maximum details, Calin stands out as one of the best craftsmen. Take his latest model of the Dark Knight’s Tumbler, which uses a number of wedge plates along with some mind-boggling construction techniques to create the very complex angled profile that makes this prototype vehicle from Wayne Industries R&D department so unique. And according to the builder, this model even opens up to fit the caped crusader.
If you noticed the triangle road signs and are wondering what set they come in, you are out of luck. These have been painted black (very well, by the way). The wheels come from a model kit but fit in very nicely. Another great and missable detail are the tiny struts for the rear spoilers, made from minifig hands.