[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] In recent years, as the DC comic series movies have become hot, the movie props have also been re-enacted by various groups of officials or individuals. The Batmobile in Batman in the movie is a typical example. After being reproduced in N versions, Lego recently launched its own Batmobile.
At the just-concluded Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet's booth surrounded a lot of people to take pictures, and a large part of them were young students. The Lego Batmobile officially launched jointly by Lego and Chevrolet that attracted everyone to stop and watch. The launch of this Batmobile this time is also a warm-up for the upcoming “Lego Batman Movie”. It is reported that the “Lego Batman Movie” will premiere in North America in February this year.
This Lego Batmobile can be described as huge: it is 17 feet (5182 mm) in length, 9 feet (2743 mm) in width, and almost 7 feet (2134 mm) in height. It's taller than Chevrolet's full-size SUV ——Chevrolet Tahoe is a bit bigger. Although he is huge, he has only two seats, which is clearly tailored for Batman and his partner.
The whole car is made up of 17 different colors and a total of 344,187 Lego bricks. Unlike the Lego models we usually stitch together, this Batmobile is huge, so in order to ensure the accuracy and rigidity of the car body, a skeleton was first built at the beginning of the stitching, and then building blocks were used to join together around the skeleton. In order to ensure the lightweight of the car body, the frame is made of aluminum alloy. The weight of the vehicle is 1695.5 pounds (769 kg), and the aluminum alloy frame only accounts for 282.5 pounds (128 kg).
Freezing three feet is not a day's cold, and such a huge Lego project also took a lot of effort to complete. According to Chevrolet officials, the production process of this Batmobile was carried out at the Lego headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut, USA. The entire team took more than 2,000 hours to design and assemble. If these tasks are done by one person, he may have to work 7*24 hours for a year to complete…
The Batmobile released at this auto show is not the first time Chevrolet has dealt with the Batman series. In 1989, the Batmobile in “Batman Returns” was built with a Chevrolet Impala chassis. Later, in “Batman Forever”, “Batman and Robin” and “Batman Dark Knight Trilogy”, the Batmobiles also used Chevrolet brand engines as power units. In addition, other brand models of GM have also served as the important role of the Batmobile. For example, the Batmobile in the first Batman was transformed from a Cadillac sedan. In the Batman movie in 1963, the Batmobile The car is modified from an Oldsmobile Rocket 88.