Chevy Unveils Life-Sized LEGO Batmobile in Detroit
Most of the outrageous concept cars at auto shows are little more than oversized toys for full-grown adults. The 17-foot long, 1,695.5-pound LEGO Batmobile from Chevy, however, holds the distinction of being an oversized toy for kids.
Though many full-grown adults will be forgiven for falling in love with the Bat-brick vehicle, as well.
With students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community in attendance, Chevrolet unveiled a life-size LEGO Batmobile at the North American International Auto Show this weekend. Composed of 344,187 LEGO bricks, the comic book car took 222 hours to design and 1,833 hours to assemble at the LEGO Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut.
The vehicle is made to resemble the Speedwagon featured in The LEGO Batman Movie, which stars Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes. The computer-animated action-comedy will hit theaters on February 10, 2017.
“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.”
Chevy is playfully promoting the LEGO Batmobile as a real vehicle on its website, pricing the crime-fighting car at $48,000,000. It’s the kind of price tag that only a billionaire playboy could afford, but you get some serious bang for your buck—20,000 horsepower and 120,000-lbs max towing capacity (plus, built-in Wi-Fi!)
It’s also available in 12 colors, all of which are black:
Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.