The new Joker movie by Todd Philipps in my view tells one of the best origin stories for the Clown Prince of Crime. Being a fan of the Dark Knight and the various original treatments of his arch-enemy over the past decades, no comic panel could have told the tale that was told with the amazing embodiment of Joaquin Phoenix on the big screen. While this LEGO bust of the Joker by George Panteleon isn’t from the movie, it bears a striking resemblance to the Joker from Batman: The Animated Series, especially that nose and that wide grin. The amazing brick layering techniques in which every single piece seems to fit perfectly and brings this character to life gives me the chills.
The masterpiece looks great at every angle and especially scary when staring at it eye-to-eye. Even the detailed attention to the creation of the brick-built font to spell out “Joker” in the most elegant manner wrapping around the whole bust is not spared. I’m hoping that the instructions for this would eventually be released, but I’m also afraid that it’s going to give me nightmares waking up in the middle of the night staring at those deepset eyes staring out into the dark.