The Lego Batman movie, a 3D computer-animated action-comedy, looks like it’ll be absolutely brilliant and we can’t wait to see it. Part of the reason is of course, to see the Batmobile in action and to whet our appetite, Chevrolet teamed up with DC to build a life-size model!
The 83in high, 204in long, and 111in wide model, called the Speedwagon in the upcoming flick, is on display at the Detroit motor show and it looks great. Created by students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion, and First Lego League, the 768kg car mimics the one from the movie perfectly. It took 344,187 Lego bricks to build and 17 different colours and took the team more than 1,833 hours to construct at the Lego Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut.
“To work on the LEGO Batmobile with Warner Bros. is an absolute thrill for us at Chevy,” said Paul Edwards, US vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “Many of the themes in ‘The LEGO Batman Movie,’ like imagination, family and community, align perfectly with our Chevy brand values and add to the value of the partnership.”
The frame of the car was made out of aluminium and weighs 128kg while the tyres tip the scales at 45kg each! As for the cabin, Chevrolet added latest in connectivity technology such as hands-free calling, phone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi
It looks great but sadly, this isn’t going to be available at your local Chevrolet dealer. You might have better luck trying the Batcave though…