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Nathan Sawaya, an incredible artist who is famous for building complex 3D pieces from LEGOs, has built a life-sized Batmobile to celebrate DC Comics’ 80-year history!

“This is a dream project,” Sawaya told Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive interview. “This is the Batmobile! What other vehicle is so iconic?”

Photo: Entertainment Weekly and DC Entertainment

Photo: Entertainment Weekly and DC Entertainment

The Batmobile is 18 feet long and took over two months to finish. It is going to be a part of the artist’s exhibition, “The Art of Brick: DC Comics” and will make its official debut in Sydney at Australia’s Powerhouse Museum this November.

“For the Batmobile in particular, I collaborated with [DC co-publisher] Jim Lee, who was so gracious to actually draw live at a panel at Comic Con for a design of a new Batmobile while we were taking suggestions from the audience,” Sawaya said. “So as that was how this all started. I used his drawing as a bit of a blueprint to come up with the actual Lego structure and then created this Batmobile brick by brick.”

Photo: Entertainment Weekly and DC Entertainment

Photo: Entertainment Weekly and DC Entertainment

Photo: Entertainment Weekly and DC Entertainment

Photo: Entertainment Weekly and DC Entertainment

Sawaya went on to say that, “In this case, I’m taking very well-known characters or established characters and getting to reinterpret it myself. It’s an odd thing, in a way, because they know these characters very well. I found that as a good challenge though, to put my own spin on the characters. This whole exhibition is really a chance to take a look at good and evil, heroes and villains, and really explore their themes artistically.”

 

(Source: Entertainment Weekly)

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Katherine Sangiorgio

Katherine is a proud UCLA grad turned freelance writer who enjoys writing about love, life, feminism, positive body image, and all things nerdy, shiny, and/or polka-dotted.
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