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The idea came from Maressa Earl, whose husband Josh is a big Batman fan and presumably filled with barely contained envy over his son Collin’s new ride. “I can already see the Batman nerdiness rubbing off on him,” Earl says in the video. “When he was 18-months-old, some of his first words were just singing the ‘Batman’ song.”
The Super-Fan Builds team (Tim Baker, Stacy Henning, Shawny Martin, and Erica Holmes) started by first creating a 3D printed replica of the Batmobile tumbler, then produced a smaller paper model version of what the final stroller design would look like. A CNC Router then cut out the individual armor plates for the vehicle which was built around a steel frame. The Batmobile shell was built around a child’s car seat (adhering to NASCAR’s five point seat belt regulations, of course) and has working lights, glass windows and simulated exhaust marks and shocks.
“It was all put together to be as durable as possible,” master builder Baker said.
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The Batmobile stroller is the latest offering from the folks at Tim Baker Creations who set out in each episode of the Super-Fan Builds webseries to create a new working piece of fanboy wonder based on nominations from viewers. Some of their past creations include a working Lord of the Rings cat litter box and the City of Rapture fish tank inspired from the Bioshock videogame series.
The Super-Fan Builds team first rose to acclaim last December with their “Groot Swing,” a towering replica of the beloved “Guardians of the Galaxy” character extending its arm over a workable children’s swing.
Of course, there is a fine tradition of parents geeking out with their baby gear. We can’t endorse this dad’s motorbike engine-powered stroller that goes 50 mph, but we have to admire it.
This Instructables project is less terrifying but equally cool: A race car-themed bike trailer.
And if those are too ho-hum for you, you might try to follow the example of the dad who made his daughter a working mech suit. Terrifying, but still probably a better choice than the 50-mph stroller.
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