Many people know the only thing I love almost as much as LEGO is Batman. And what do I like more than LEGO? Batman LEGO!
So it came as a wonderful surprise to see this magnificent 18,000 piece master piece build of Arkham Asylum by Australian builder Dayton (Forgotten Day):
It took Dayton years of planning and three frantic months of ordering parts and building to get this tribute to the Dark Knight done by to unveil at Brickvention. I really love the attention to detail he’s put in, such as the sedimentary layers in the ground on the side of the build – usually an area not viewed, so it’s that added touch that makes this really nice.
And there are some wonderful techniques scattered throughout, the most ingenious (why didn’t I ever think of that?) is the construction of the fence, so simple, with headlight bricks and a rod, yet so brilliantly detailed and executed.
But you’d be amiss if you didn’t check out the video he’s put together that shows some of the additional rooms and areas in greater detail:
“No more can they keep us in
Listen, damn it, we will win” – Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Tired of your LEGO Superheroes being modern, dark, and gritty? Well, LEGO has just the solution: a fully loaded Batcave from the 1966 Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. KAPOW! The set will have 2,526 pieces including 9 minifigures, and will retail for $269.99 USD. It’s set to be available in March. The full press release and photos are below.
Click through for the all the photos and the full press release!
Gregory St doesn’t post Flickr images often, but this Batman mech caught my eye. I think it does well at being chunky and slightly menacing, but still fun and comic-book like. I could see this leaping off the page of a classic-era Batman comic, rather than stalking the gloomy streets of the po-faced movie version of Gotham. This is what Batman should be about – a sense of menace and impending violence, accompanied by a faint whiff of camp ridiculousness…
Looking back through their Flickr stream, I’ve enjoyed seeing how the builder has posted different designs all based on the same mech frame. It’s interesting to see how color choices and changes in little details can create a totally different feel from the same base structure. In particular, I liked their interpretation of Lord Business from the LEGO Movie a while back…
I’d like to see more of these builds. Maybe some other comic book heroes?
The divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is nearly upon us, and it brings a new wave of LEGO Superhero sets. You can see the full collection in LEGO’s Spring Catalog. Today we’re reviewing 76046 Heroes of Justice: Sky High Battle. (Yes, that’s really its name.) It will retail for $59.99 USD and includes 517 pieces. Those pieces build a Batwing and Lex Luthor’s helicoptor, and you’ll get five minifigs: Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman.
Read the full review after the jump!
This mosaic, by Ken Robichaud, is incredibly striking. I particularly like the ragged edges of the cape and how it hangs off the edge of grey background, breaking up the stark lines.
Let’s go a little old school for this classic Batmobile by Peter. It’s clean, simple, and very recognizable. I love the red strip and the massive fins on the back. It’s such an impractical car, I love it.
The flames out the back just give it that extra kitschy feel.
The Batmobile is arguably one of the coolest cars ever. Over the years it has gone through several revamps to keep regaining the top cool spot. Irwan Prabowo has recreated some of the more iconic Batmobiles that have come across in TV and film, all in adorable micro scale:
Which was your favorite Batmobile?
It turn out that Tumbler was a copy of a _Tiler‘s that we’ve actually featured the before, but here it is again in it’s original glory:
As well the Burton Batmobile was also _Tiler’s:
We recently received a copy of LEGO’s exclusive addition to their Superhero line, The Tumbler. Official piece count is listed as 1869 elements. The actual model measures nearly 16 inches long, over 9 inches wide, over 5 inches high and weighs in at just over 4 and half pounds. The thing is huge! It currently retails at 199.99 USD.
– It is very accurate to the original vehicle. The details, inside and out, are very good. The cockpit area is full of minute detail and the stickers really make the control panels come alive. The used of wedge plates, tiles, hinges, bar connections and ball joints work really well together to create the unique shape which is crucial to the Tumbler.
– There are lots of good parts and a fair number of fairly unique pieces. The huge rear wheels are cool and the two front wheels are currently only available in this set, I believe.
– The build is challenging and the there are some unusual techniques that were used to achieve the proper angles.
– It is a very good-looking model…quite an eye-catcher actually.
The mastermind of RC Lego vehicles, Sariel, built a RC batpod featuring steering and lights. The genius lies in incorporating function into such a small model. Check out the video below to see it in action.
Every year LEGO does free giveaways of various exclusive items at the San Diego Comic-Con (July 24-27), and one of the items they’re giving away this year is a fantastic 24 page Batman/Justice League retro-design comic drawn by Brothers Brick alumnus Paul Lee, an excellent builder by night and highly talented comic artist by day. This edition compiles the comics that have been appearing in the LEGO Club Magazine all year. Paul and Rachel Lareau, the comic’s writer, will be at the LEGO booth Saturday from 5-6pm to sign copies.
One of my favorite characters in The LEGO Movie is Will Arnett’s Batman. His Batwing is also rather awesome. Stefan Edlinger (Brickmasta) loved it so much he decided the Batwing deserved the real LEGO treatment.
Stefan spent several months amassing the parts and reverse-engineering the model from the movie (and accompanying video game). The process proved challenging, because as Stefan puts it “Clearly the mechanics and physics in the movie and the game are different, easier, lighter to make it possible for such great creations to exist.” He had to make the Batwing a lot sturdier than the construction briefly shown in the movie and video game.
You can read Stefan’s full write-up and see more photos on Flickr and MOCPages.