Chevrolet reveal a life-sized LEGO Batmobile in partnership with Warner Bros and The LEGO Batman Movie
In anticipation of The LEGO Batman Movie‘s imminent release and in partnership with Warner Bros., Chevrolet have today unveiled their life-size LEGO Batmobile big build at the North American International Auto Show.
The monstrous vehicle from The LEGO Batman Movie, known lovingly as The Speedwagon in the film, was built with the help of students from Detroit’s Cody Rogue community in conjunction with members of A World in Motion and FIRST LEGO League.
Batman’s life-sized LEGO vehicle measures in at a whopping 17-feet long and was “designed to strike fear in the heart of any villain”, it is packed with upscaled stud shooters and weighs just under 1,700 lbs. Here are some fast facts about Chevrolet’s big build:
- It’s 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.
Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, had the following to say about creating the life-sized LEGO Batmobile:
“To work on the LEGO Batmobile with Warner Bros. is an absolute thrill for us at Chevy. 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.”
Chevrolet’s LEGO Batmobile big build will also appear in the next variation of their “Real People, Not Actors” campaign. But instead of real people and keeping inline with the source material, it will be LEGO minifigures discussing what kind of minifigures would drive the all-new LEGO Batmobile from Chevrolet.
To tie in with the reveal Chevrolet will also have a faux product page at their website, allowing you to customize your LEGO Batmobile including twelve exciting colour options ranging from Midnight Black to Smokey Black.
The LEGO Batman Movie is due for release February 10th.
Image Credits: Chevrolet.