Nathan Sawaya, New York-based Lego brick artist whose intricate work we showed you here last year is back again with his new creation to blow our minds. To celebrate 80-year history of DC comics, the contemporary artist has unveiled the world’s largest LEGO Batmobile. Made from exactly 500,000 LEGO bricks, the 18-foot-long life-size replica of the Batmobile is one of the greatest creations of the artist.
The design of the Batmobile was created by DC Comics co-publisher and comic book artist Jim Lee with some suggestions from the audience during the San Diego Comic-Con. Taking those cues and his own creativity, Sawaya developed the complex and detailed replica of the iconic Batman’s vehicle. Working nonstop, it took him over 480 hours to build the vehicle over the period of two months. As the exhibition opens in November, he had to work 6-7 days every week and almost 10-12 hours every day to complete the project in time.
The world’s largest LEGO Batmobile by Nathan Sawaya features complex detailing such as red, transparent windshield with light behind it to the turbine and an explosion of fire at the back. The wings have been designed to perfection and wheels come with little Bat Symbol holes in the spokes.
The LEGO Batmobile will be a centerpiece of the artist’s latest exhibition, “The Art of Brick: DC Comics”, along with 120 works of DC Comics-inspired art. The exhibition will take place at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia this November.