Today I can reveal a secret project I’ve been working on for the past few months: a Batmobile bed I made for Steve Morrison of The Preston and Steve Show on 93.3 WMMR as a surprise for his birthday. Steve is fairly obsessed with superheroes, and Batman in particular. One day they were talking on-air about how he should really have a Batmobile bed, so I wrote in and offered my services. After sketching up a few different ideas based on this toy model, I settled on one and got to work.
Here is the completed Batmobile bed in my shop. Based upon the Batmobile from the original 1960’s Adam West TV series, it has working headlights, Bat-rays on the front of the car (those yellow lights next to the headlights), a rocket booster in the rear, and a “P+S” Bat-signal that shines on the ceiling. Sized for Steve’s queen-sized Sleep Number mattress, it measures 11’-6” long by 5’-10” wide.
A closeup of the Bat logo on the side rail of the bed.
A close up shot of the back of the car and the rocket booster.
Batmobile Rocket Booster
A video of the rocket booster in action. A fan and some orange ribbon bring it to life.
Red LEDs inside the rocket booster give it a warm glow. The license plate is a copy of the one on the original 1960’s Batmobile.
Me, holding a piece of plywood to demonstrate the Bat-signal in action.
A close up shot of the headlight assembly and the Bat-ray.
Here is another wide shot of the completed bed. This was a really fun project, and I’d love to make more like it in the future, so contact me with your exotic bed ideas, etc.
Steve taking a test drive.
Steve and I in studio. Below is a video of the on-air reveal from Preston & Steve’s Facebook page.