DC has unveiled the world’s largest LEGO Batmobile for their upcoming tour The Art of the Brick: DC Comics, and it’s the work of artist Nathan Sawaya. The amount of work that went into this project is just mind-blowing.
In collaboration with artist Jim Lee, who sketched the vehicle concept during a SDCC panel, Sawaya spent endless hours and nearly half a million bricks to complete the project. Aside from the sheer scale of the Batmobile, its streamlined profile makes it even more impressive. Speaking with Comic Book Resources, Sawaya explains:
“This became my life. This was a full time job. I dreamt about the Batmobile, I thought about it every time I had a chance to think. It was non-stop. It’s just those tiny pieces, [you have to chase it down], one by one, one by one. You do get to a point that if you miss something, you can see it. You can see it in the pattern that maybe it’s not working and you have to go back and fix it.”
The LEGO Batmobile will be the main attraction when The Art of the Brick: DC Comics exhibition kicks off at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia on November 20.
After the break, check out Jim Lee’s sketch and an additional image of the LEGO Batmobile.
(via Comic Book Resources)