The Tumbler, A Lego Batman MOC with Instructions!

Brent Waller's Lego Batman Tumbler

Batman’s Tumbler is one of the most iconic vehicles in recent cinema. Lego quickly released a version of their own, titled “Lego Super Heroes Tumbler Chase (76001).” While popular, a lot of fans were underwhelmed by the actual design of the Tumbler. It was small and simple. Lego has recently given it another try with the release of “Lego Superheroes The Tumbler (76023).” This one is scaled up larger then the Minifigures, but is extremely detailed. One of the coolest vehicles Lego has released.

But, Lego is still missing a good Minifigure scale Tumbler. Brent Waller has decided to create his own, and best of all has created instructions to build your own. This Batmobile is perfectly scaled for Batman, while preserving the detail and shape of the famous car.

Brent Waller's Lego Batman Tumbler Details

A Lego Ideas (CUUSOO) page was created to support this MOC, and it quickly earned its 10,000 votes. Ultimately Lego announced that this would be “not approved.” But don’t worry, if you have enough Lego bricks at home, you can create your own.

Check out the PDF instructions here: http://brentwaller.com/Tumbler/The%20Tumbler%20Assembly%20Instructions.pdf

And, more information about the “The Tumbler” Batmobile can be found here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/51318

New Lego Creator, Mini Cooper (10242) Revealed

Lego Creator Mini Cooper 10242 Box

Lego has announced that its next Lego Creator set will be the Mini Cooper (10242). This classic green vehicle is made up of 1,077 pieces with a price point of $99.99. The scale and design of this set is a perfect match with the recent Lego Creator Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220). Does this mean that Lego has a new theme? A classic cars theme in the vain of the Lego Modular Buildings. The Mini Cooper has a fully furnished interior, with detailed engine, and full trunk (including a picnic basket!).  The overall shape and impression of this set is a good match to the real life version.

Lego Creator Mini Cooper 10242 FrontLego Creator Mini Cooper 10242 Rear

The details are amazing, with one of the most beautiful car interiors Lego has ever produced. The only catch is that the steering wheel looks a little bit low, maybe it can be adjusted. Make sure to check out all the details in the official press release below, and to watch the (now standard) Lego Designer Video.

Lego Creator Mini Cooper 10242 Interior

“10242 MINI Cooper
Ages 16+. 1,077pieces.
Take this MINI Cooper for a nostalgic drive down memory lane!

US $99.99 – CA $119.99 – AU $149.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £74.99 – DK 799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Experience the iconic MINI Cooper first hand, with its classic lines, detailed interior and fun picnic theme.

Take the iconic MINI Cooper for a drive! This beautifully crafted LEGO® brick replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII is full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment. You can even remove the roof to access a tan colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. And of course, no MINI Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a cozy day in the countryside!

• Features opening doors, hood and trunk, spare wheel in separate compartment, detailed engine and 2 fog lights.
• Accessories include a picnic basket, bottle and blanket for nostalgic picnic theme.
• Authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII.
• Classic green and white color theme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes.
• Lift the hood to reveal the detailed engine.
• Remove the roof and access the detailed interior.
• Go on a countryside picnic with this iconic classic!
• MINI Cooper measures over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.”

http://youtu.be/v_Ud4Hp5kkw

The Homer. Powerful like a gorilla, yet soft like a Nerf ball.

BrianWilliams's Lego Simpsons, The Homer

“Tonight we’re going to witness automotive history… powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball. Introducing The Homer.” — The Simpsons

The Homer is the creation of Brian Williams, with the assistance of Homer Simpson. The miniaturizing of one of the most infamous vehicles has been handled brilliantly. This is a Lego car that Homer Simpson would be proud of. The child isolation bubble dome, the tail fins, the massive La Cucaracha playing horn, chrome details, and green paint scheme are all present. If you are going to go out of business, there is no finer way.

“Jerry, what’s the sticker price? $82,000! This monstrosity costs $82,000? What have I done?” — The Simpsons

BrianWilliams's Lego Simpsons, The Homer Car

Check out this Lego themed “The Homer” MOC over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brian_williams/14104880051/

Misspelled Lego Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replacement

Brickset Lego Back To The Future Flux Capacitor Misspelled

The recent Back to the Future Lego set had an embarrassing spelling error in its first few production runs. The Flux Capacitor reads “SHEILD EYES FROM LIGHT.” Lego knew early on about this misspelling but didn’t have an official solution to the problem. They did state that future production runs would be corrected, and that other solutions were being looked into. As of a few days ago, Lego has officially announced a replacement program. You can now get a corrected “SHIELD EYES FROM LIGHT” replacement brick by contacting Lego customer service. This is a great response from Lego!

The good news for all the early buyers, is that they will have both versions of the Flux Capacitor.

https://legocuusoo.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/226962-information-about-the-back-to-the-future-set-flux-

The great photo of the Flux Capacitor can be found on Brickset’s Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92090133@N04/9215034390/

LegoGenre | 00306: “Roads? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads.”

LegoGenre 00306: “Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.”

“Roads? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads.”

LegoGenre | 304: “If My Calculations Are Correct…”

LegoGenre 00304 : “If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour…”

“If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour…”

LegoGenre | 00302: “Wait a minute, Doc.”

LegoGenre: Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?

“Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?”

Lego Back To The Future DeLorean (21103) – Get It Before You’re OUTATIME.

Back To The Future DeLorean Lego CUUSOO Box

The Lego CUUSOO: Back To The Future DeLorean (21103) is currently for sale on Amazon. The DeLorean is destined to become one of those special legendary Lego sets. Make sure to pick it up early. Who knows how many of these Lego is planning on making. It may be tough to find, but keep checking Amazon in case they get new shipments (Just like the Minecraft set). It is currently $34.99 and shipping in 1-2 days.

Lego CUUSOO: Back To The Future DeLorean (21103) at Amazon!

DeLorean Back To The Future Lego CUUSOO Details