Holy LEGOs, Batman! Two Fanboys Construct Batcave Out Of 20,000 Plastic Bricks
October 12, 2012
There are people that like Batman, and then there are people that like Batman. The avid LEGO building duo of Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey happen to be the latter, driving the point home with their meticulously crafted Batcave which they crafted out of more than 20,000 of the plastic toy building pieces. (Does this count towards the Architizer A+ Awards Modeling category?) The pair first unveiled their fanboy masterpiece at the Emerald City Comicon earlier this year, wowing designers and super hero enthusiasts alike. Read more.
The massive structure took the builders nearly six months to finish, spending more than 800 hours spread over twelve weeks to complete. Just don’t call this LEGO tour de force a toy; after all it even boasts a lighting plan ensuring that the caped crusader keeps his step in even the darkest of nights.
More than just your average LEGO architecture (obviously!) the Batcave includes four motors to operate various features, including a turntable for the Batmobile, an arsenal of gadgets hung on a rotating wall, and even a lift for the Batplane. As Wayne and Carlyle explain, “The features of this build include the Cave itself with what we think is the most ‘cave-ish’ cave ever constructed”.
Images via Carlyle Livingston II on Flickr