Lego MOC: Batmobiles


Latest Update: 16.Mar.2024

Below is a Lego MOC of the Batmobile as seen in the game Batman: Arkham Knight (2015). Given the space constraints, the cannon cannot fully extend. Other than that, it can fit one driver and one passenger as well as transform to battle mode.

Below is a Lego MOC of the Batmobile as seen in the graphic novel Batman/TMNT III (2019) written by James Tynion IV, art by Freddie E. Williams II (with Kevin Eastman) and coloring by Jeremy Colwell.

Since it is intended to be an 8-wide vehicle, it is smaller than it should be but it is minifigure-scale compatible. Obviously, I took some liberties. The windscreen can open to allow access. There is no grill and the bat symbol is different. The engine is not shown in the text so I simply put something in as a placeholder. Also not shown is the rear of the van so I just made something up based on the little I can see.

Some of the Batmobiles in recent years take the approach of what is clearly an armored vehicle. As much as I like that, many designs are basically custom sports/muscle cars. So, going back to that approach, below is an original design that is essentially based on a supercar or hypercar.

Using the above design as a starting point, I gave it a longer wheelbase and took some influence from the Caldow-Furst Batmobile as seen in Batman (1989). It features two cannons which can be deployed.

What if Batman was in The Fifth Element? Below are two designs.

The first design takes a conservative approach. On each side are two doors; the smaller, rear door is for utility. Two cannons in the front can be deployed. There is a missile bay in the rear that can carry 4 missiles.

The second design takes a slightly more modern approach. The main difference is the smaller cockpit with a canopy. As the cockpit is smaller, there is room for a missile bay on each side that can carry 2 missiles with one rear-hinged door.

Although I am not a fan of open-wheelers that are not racing cars, a prompt compelled me to make the attempt. The difficulty is designing a cockpit that is mostly “sealed” given the form of the canopy.