The suckiness that was Batman V Superman still smarts and it isn’t going away anytime soon, especially with news that Ben Affleck is still working on the script for his upcoming standalone Caped Crusader film. But there is good news on the horizon for Batman fans, and it doesn’t involve Affleck at all. The upcoming Lego Batman Movie looks legit, and to celebrate the February 10 release Chevrolet built a life-size Batmobile that instantly earns a spot among the best Lego vehicles ever.
The Lego Batmobile is inspired by the “Speedwagon” that Will Arnett’s character drives, which marks a return to the long front end of traditional Bat vehicles and is a stark departure from the “Tumbler” design of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The model is absolutely massive. It measures 17 feet long, 6.92 feet high, and 9.25 feet wide. Each tire alone weighs just over 100 pounds and the entire vehicle tips the scales at 1,695.5 pounds.
Assembling the Batmobile was a huge undertaking. I once built a Millenium Falcon Lego model that had over one thousand pieces and felt pretty proud of myself. Now I’m just embarassed. The model took 222 hours just to design and 1,833 hours to actually build. All told, 344,187 Lego bricks in 17 different colors were used to construct it.
Check out detailed images of the Lego Batmobile below.