Australian Museum Exhibition Will Display Brilliant LEGO Batmobile
Image via Twitter
Holy LEGO, Batman. That is one fine looking automobile.
The Internet is abuzz with an art installation that brings together two beloved pop culture entities: LEGO and Batman.
The image you see above is that of the Batmobile, re-imagined by the brilliance of Nathan Sawaya, a man who works in a medium usually relegated to toy chests and playroom floors.
Thanks to “The Art of Brick: DC Comics,” those visiting the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia starting in November will be able to take in the sight of a beautifully sleek Batmobile fashioned out of those wonderful little toys your parents were fond of stepping on when you were growing up.
Here is a glimpse thanks to Twitter:
Entertainment Weekly’s Andrea Towers had the chance to speak with the same artist who earlier this year made some Oscars statues out of LEGO bricks. Here is a very brief video on that particular endeavor:
Or, perhaps you recall his other famous work, the man who is exploding with the little toy blocks:
As Towers reports, the Batmobile took far longer than those time-lapse videos. To create Bruce Wayne’s most mysterious ride, Sawaya teamed up with DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee who offered up a design for the masterpiece.
Two months of arduous work later, the world had its LEGO Batmobile.
Sawaya explains to Towers, “For the Batmobile in particular, I collaborated with 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. 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.”
And the power of travel isn’t lost on the artist.
He explained to Towers on his inspiration: “Sometimes it’s as simple as walking around the city and seeing something, or sometimes, fortunately I have multiple exhibitions, which means I do get to travel a bit. And using that travel, I get to experience different cultures, different people. I actually carry a little sketchpad with me wherever I go, so I can jot down ideas and so I can explore those ideas and pull on my own emotions and own journeys for inspiration.”
Now if you are doing a bit of traveling to Sydney in the next year, you can see a wide swath of DC Comics fare at the Powerhouse Museum.
The website states that this as well as other DC Comics exhibits will be on display starting Nov. 21 and running until May 1, 2016.
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