All right, Robin. Go for the power regulator on the north tower.

Hi, my name is Jonathan Samson and I am an addict. This is the first post for The Brothers Brick that I’ve written about one of my own LEGO creations. One of the unfortunate side effects of writing for The Brothers Brick is that when you’re immersed in the best LEGO creations the planet has to offer, it makes one a little more picky about what classifies as a great build. Most of my builds end up being dismantled before they are completed due to my perfectionist streak.

What do you get if you cross a Ralph MacQuarrie picture, a large LEGO collection and a crazy image you cannot shake from your head? Let me present Batman vs. Star Wars. 

Batman vs. Star Wars

The Bat-lenium Falcon is loosely based on the Microfighters Falcon, but I made it a bit thinner, completely rebuilt the cockpit and front mandibles, and gave it bat ears! I wanted to hark back to the classic Adam West Batmobile, hence the red go-faster-stripes. Night-wing is a mish-mash of a few different microscale LEGO X-wings I’ve seen, crossed with the colours of Robin from The LEGO Batman Movie. Darth Joker came about because after building the Falcon, I felt it needed more; I had intended to build an explosion similar to the original image, but instead opted for the cartoonish “Kapow” floating fighting words to compliment the Tex Avery look of the Joker, and as a nod to 60s Batman. Enjoy.

Bat-lenium Falcon - front Night-Wing

2 comments on “All right, Robin. Go for the power regulator on the north tower.

  1. Edwinder

    Keith, the secret is Chroma Key (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_key), the same way they make Superman fly! Use your favourite editor like Photoshop or equivalents. The trick is to make sure that you have a good clean and contrasting background to work with in the first place. Jonathan did a great job here as his build does not consist of blue and it helps his build pop out and look great!

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