In case you’re wondering what type of car does our Brick Knight drives, then think no further – it’s definitely a Chevy. A few moments ago, Chevrolet has unveiled its next ‘concept car’ that will certainly befit our Caped Crusader. As part of its promotional partnership with LEGO and Warner Bros, and with the help of students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion, and First LEGO League, Chevrolet has unveiled its 17-foot replica of the LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile (70905) just in time for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Consisting of 344,187 LEGO bricks and weighing in at almost 770 kilos, this life-size replica of the Batmobile has the following specifications:
- Its 83 inches (6.92 feet) high, 204 inches (17 feet) long and 111 inches (9.25 feet) wide.
- Total weight is 1,695.5 pounds. Each tire is just over 100 pounds.
- The interior frame is made from more than 86 feet of square tube aluminum and weighs 282.5 pounds.
- Total number of LEGO® bricks used to build the Batmobile: 344,187
- Total number of LEGO® colors used: 17
- The LEGO® Batmobile took 222 hours to design and 1,833 hours to build.
- The LEGO® Batmobile was designed and assembled in the LEGO® Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut, by LEGO® Master Builders Erik Varszegi and Jeff Rushby.
Here’s a speed-build video on how this larger than life Batmobile were brought to life courtesy of Roy Zukerman.
Chevrolet seems to be having fun with when it actually released a sort of ‘product information’ page for its imaginary life-sized LEGO Batmobile. It even has a very comprehensive review of its design, performance, technology utilized, and safety features. It also includes a comparative analysis of the Batmobile against the Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906) and the Riddler Riddle Racer (70903). However, with a hefty price tag of $48 million, it is the kind of ride only fit for a brooding, millionaire (hmm… sounds familiar).
Like any of its new products, Chevy has also come up with a ‘focused group’ meeting to determine what kind of person will own and drive its latest Batmobile. Well, mind you, these are real minifigures and not actors.
It’s nice to know that Chevrolet has also caught on with the TLBM fever, and with the film itself boasting with so many cool rides it may not be a long shot to consider that there might be an actual market for these in the near future – who knows (tongue-in-cheek).
The LEGO Batman Movie opens on February 10, and stars Will Arnett as Batman, Michael Cera as Robin, Zach Galifianakis as Joker, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Mariah Carey as Mayor McCasskill, Jenny Slate as Harley Quinn and Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face.