Chevrolet unveiled its life-size Chevy LEGO® Batmobile at the recent Detroit Auto Show. The vehicle was presented with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion, and FIRST LEGO® League.
The Chevy LEGO® Batmobile from Chevrolet is 17 feet in length. It was inspired by Batman’s “Speedwagon” featured in The LEGO® Batman Movie, which opens in US theaters on February 10th.
In this animated LEGO® adventure, Batman must learn how to cooperate with others to save Gotham City from The Joker. The LEGO® Batman Movie stars Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes.
What It Took to Build the Chevy LEGO® Batmobile
The Chevy LEGO® Batmobile is made of 344,187 LEGO® bricks in 17 different colors. It is 17 feet long, almost seven feet high, and over nine feet wide. It weighs nearly 1,700 pounds. Each tire weighs over 100 pounds. The interior frame weighs almost 300 pounds and is made of 86 feet of aluminum tubing.
It took 222 hours to design the LEGO® Batmobile and 1,833 hours to build it. The vehicle was designed and assembled by LEGO® Master Builders in the LEGO® Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut.
Designed for Superhero Performance
Chevrolet has published the specifications for the high-performance Chevy LEGO® Batmobile. Check them out:
- 60.2L V100 Engine With 20,000 Horsepower on Rocket Fuel
- Fully Articulating Wheels
- Flaming Rocket Booster
- Stud Shooters
- Roof Ejection Function
- Automatic Nerd Alert
- Side Batwing Conversion
- Scarecrow Gas Detector
- X-Ray Vision Camera
- Available Vertical Takeoff
- Available Autopilot
- High-Tensile, Projectile-Proof Armored Side Panels
- Driver-Centric Bulletproof Glass
- Black Leather Interior
- 5 Year/60,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty
- Hands-Free Calling With Phone Integration
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi
- Teen Driver Technology
Chevrolet has partnered with Warner Brothers to promote both The LEGO® Batman Movie and the Chevrolet brand. They’ve even made a new commercial, inspired by its “Real People, Not Actors” campaign. In this commercial, animated LEGO® minifigures form a focus group and comment on what type of person would drive the Chevy LEGO® Batmobile. You can watch this humorous commercial below.
Please note that the Chevy LEGO® Batmobile is obviously not a real Chevrolet vehicle and will not be coming to Hendrick Chevrolet. It is a fun way for both companies to generate some publicity for themselves and each other. Hendrick Chevrolet does have a great selection of real Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs, so contact us or stop in to take a test drive.