This is the iconic Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton Batman movie with Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight. A lot of SNOT in this one: Front air intake, side panels and rear end.
About this creation
I built this MOC yesterday using the bricks I already have in my collection. Some areas are improvised, but the general shape is the one I wanted to reach.
The parts that are missing are:
- 2 more SNOT converters with 2x2 plate
- 1 round 2x2 plate in black
- 4 1x1 SNOT "lamp" bricks
- 1 1x1 rocket brick for the thruster
See the virtual model for how it's supposed to look.
Update November 1, 2011: Now you can see the finished version here.
As I already wrote on the page for the virtual model, I started the design during lunch break last Friday and continued building in LDD when I came home. When I went to bed I had the design of the first version posted on MOCpages. I think, this was my fastest design process for a 4-wide model based on a "real" car so far (OK, this one is not so real, but it has been built for the movie).
Here are some photos. I tried to do the lighting only with a small spot and the flash, but it didn't came out a 100% as I wanted it to. I' have to try a little more for the black MOCs...
Left side view: The dark grey turns out very light on the pictures. But black just doesn't work for the windows on a black model. The air intakes on the side should be with two 1x1 round plates on a "lamp" brick.
Rear left view: The rear end is still 1/2 plate to thick, as I had to replace the SNOT brackets by a SNOT brick and a plate.
Front view: Of course, the 2x2 round plate should be black. I'll have to go to the basement and search for one in the old LEGO boxes...
Rear view: The rocket should be a dark grey or black 1x1 rocket engine with four fins (there also should be some of these in the basement).
Some new photos with more contrast. I think the details are more visible on these ones.