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?”
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.”
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)