Over the past two weeks auto industry professionals and fanatics alike gathered for 2017 North American International Auto Show. The annual event, held in Detroit, is (perhaps) the industry’s preeminent gathering — as it’s an opportunity to unveil new concepts and show off expert design.
This year was no different; there were certainly some intriguing displays, like the unique Audi Q8 and the sleek Ford GT.
Ultimately, though, one vehicle stole the show — Chevrolet’s life-sized Lego Batmobile.
The 17-foot-long masterpiece, spawned from 340,000 lego bricks, will appear in the Lego Batman movie which hits theaters in February.
And who can we thank for assembling this beauty? A team of lego masters spent 220 hours designing and over 1800 man-hours building at their model shop in Enfield, Connecticut.
The final product, which is supported by an aluminum frame, weighs over 1600 pounds.
It was only appropriate that Chevy take on the project, given its relationship with Batmobiles of the past.
The Batmobile in the 1989 Batman film, starring Michael Keaton, was built on an Impala Chasis and a Chevy v8 engine powered Val Kilmer’s 1995 Batmobile in Batman Forever.
The Batmobile even has its own commercial.
As with other Chevrolet vehicles, you can check out all the product details on Chevy’s website — it has its own spread.
Unfortunately, the Batmobile is not for sale — which is good news for your bank account. It’s recommended retail value is $48 million.
If you’re feeling really inspired (and kind of pissed off that you can’t buy a Batmobile) feel free to build your own.