Life-sized Lego Batmobile unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Free Press
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A life-size LEGO Batmobile will be on display at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

DETROIT -- Holy tiny plastic bricks! Could that be the Batmobile created entirely from Legos?

Indeed, it could.

Chevrolet unveiled its Lego Batmobile, which the company says was inspired by Batman's vehicle in the soon-to-hit-theaters, The LEGO Batman Movie.

Some 344,187 Lego bricks were used to make the Lego Batmobile. It took 1,833 hours to build and was designed and assembled by Lego master builders in Enfield, Conn.

"Look at Batman!" 10-year-old Malachi Julian, of Washington Township, said once he spotted Lego Batman hanging out on a wall near the soon-to-be-unveiled Lego Batmobile.

"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 says in a statement. "Many of the themes...align perfectly with our Chevy brand values."

Jtwon Carr, 12, a student at International Technology Academy in Pontiac, got to help pull off the covering for the unveiling.

"That was awesome to see how big it was and how long it took and how many Legos" were used, he said.

Malachi thought the Lego Batmobile was awesome. So did his cousins.

"That looks like it took a lot of hard work, but, like, it paid off," Isabella Julian, 11, of Fraser, said.

"I grew up reading comic books," he said, "so this is a thrill for me."

The movie centers on Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, and his attempt at saving Gotham from the Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis.

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