Coming after the success of the Lego Movie from 2014 is the new Lego Batman installment, and everyone knows we’re going to hit the theaters with our kids (maybe more than once).
This is the latest chance to see one of DC’s most beloved characters – and after the backlash against Ben Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader this might be exactly what fans need. Chevrolet has interestingly partnered with DC to create a life-size Batmobile made out of Lego bricks to showcase during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Coming in at 6.92 feet (2.1 meters) high, 17 feet (5.1 meters) long, and 9.25 feet (2.81 meters) wide, the Lego Batmobile was actually made by students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion, and First Lego League. It comes with the same design as the one featured in the movie and should “strike fear in the heart of any villain” with its 1,695 pounds (768 kilograms) weight.
The teams needed at least 344,000 Lego bricks – in 17 different shades. The team needed 222 hours to design, and 1,833 hours to build. It was concluded in the Lego Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut, alongside Lego Master Builders. The Batmobile started life as an 86-feet of square tube aluminum frame, with its weight coming in at 282.5 pounds (128.1 kilograms), and the tires tipping the scales at 100 pounds (45 kilograms) each. You wouldn’t believe it, but Chevrolet actually has working tech inside the Lego Batmobile – hands-free calling, phone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi.