For those of you that regularly check on manufactures websites to see what’s coming in the near future, you may have had a surprise recently if you’d been looking on Chevy’s site; they’d listed (with options) the new Chevrolet Batmobile.
Yep, Chevy had listed this special vehicle on their official website, the webpage included all options and specifications, however, at the bottom of the page was the small print … “This model is not available to purchase”.
You may be thinking that this doesn’t really sound all that remarkable, after all, manufacturers are always getting involved in movie projects.
This one’s different though…
LEGO: The Future
This is part of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie”.
We know what you’re thinking … does this mean they made it from LEGO?
With 344,187 LEGO bricks to be precise.
It took 222 hours to design, 1,833 hours to build (that’s about 6 months of work) and weighs in at a hefty 1,695 lbs; each tire weighs over 100 lb. Estimated cost of the vehicle is $48m.
The Speedwagon (as it’s officially known) was recently unveiled to the public at the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit and it was a massive success.
Paul Edwards, U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet Marketing said “Many of the themes in ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ like imagination, family and community align perfectly with our Chevy brand values and add to the value of the partnership”.
Along with Warner Bros., Chevy partnered up with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and First LEGO League to create this absolutely unique vehicle.
All we need now is for someone to recreate the Bat Cave to park it in, perhaps a little less colorful than this.