We’re just a few clicks away before The LEGO Batman Movie opens in theaters worldwide, and thankfully, some of us were blessed enough to join in the premiere night during the weekend. To mark the occasion, LEGO Certified Professionals Nathan Sawaya from Los Angeles and Riccardo Zangelmi in Italy pitched in making the celebrated film truly fitting (pun intended) for the Caped Crusader.
In L.A., Nathan came up with a very cool jacket for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products President, Diane Nelson that will surely make Batman stoked. Nathan’s special creation features a mosaic facade of Batman and Joker in front, and a blue Bat logo at the back as inspired by his previous exhibition, “The Art of the Brick: DC Comics” held in 2015 at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. Having TLBM as a film that captures all the different shades of the Dark Knight, Nathan’s latest masterpiece is a nod on the classic DC Comics version of Batman and Joker. The specs: Nathan used more than 10,000 LEGO pieces to create this mosaic on top of a black jacket, most of which are 2×2 plates, and took him more than 100 hours to create.
On the other side of the Atlantic, we also have Riccardo Zangelmi paying tribute to the most celebrated crime fighting hero with his own version of Gotham using the first wave of TLBM sets. Setup at the Odeon cinema in Milan, Italy Riccardo came with his own, very chic layout of Gotham City, putting on display the following sets: The Joker Balloon Escape (70900), Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (70901), Catwoman Catcycle Chase (70902), The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903), Clayface Splat Attack (70904), The Batmobile (70905), The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906), Killer Croc Tail-Gator (70907), The Scuttler (70908), and Batcave Break-In (70909). The large scale backdrop is very impressive in itself, with all of the TLBM sets given a piece of the action as shown in the film. Undoubtedly, everything is absolutely awesome in this in this brick-built diorama.
The LEGO Batman Movie will hit theaters worldwide this Friday, February 10 and is expected to be equally awesome than its predecessor, The LEGO Movie. Thanks to The Brick Fan and Zusammengebaut for sharing the details on these great pieces of brick-built art.