When it comes to concept cars, they don’t get much more super than this.
A life-size LEGO Batmobile was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today and the thing should definitely catch the attention of anyone who has ever snapped a few of the colorful bricks together.
Students from Detroit-area schools teamed with Chevrolet to build the 17-foot-long Speedwagon, the latest hot rod for the Caped Crusader. The car is featured in “The LEGO Batman Movie,” which shows up in theaters on Feb. 10.
The hefty project required 344,187 bricks to complete. Here are some more specs:
- Height: 6.92 feet; length: 17 feet; width: 9.25 feet.
- Total weight: 1695.50 pounds. Each tire is just over 100 pounds.
- Interior frame of the model is made from over 86 feet of square tube aluminum and weighs 282.5 pounds.
- Total number of colors used: 17.
- The Batmobile took 222 hours to design and 1,833 hours to build.
“To work on the LEGO Batmobile with Warner Bros. is an absolute thrill for us at Chevy,” Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet marketing, said in a news release. “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.”
If you want to pretend to build your own, visit the Chevrolet website where the car is available in 12 colors ranging from Midnight Black to Smokey Black. “It’s the perfect vehicle for both lone vigilantes and average citizens looking for a dramatic ride,” the automaker says.
The Batmobile is slated to appear in a new variation of Chevrolet’s “Real People, Not Actors” ad campaign. In the new spot, LEGO Minifigures will discuss what kind of person would drive the all-new LEGO Batmobile.
Check out a trailer for the new movie: