LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya and DC Entertainment have revealed an 18-foot long LEGO Batmobile sculpture, which will be part of the upcoming The Art of Brick: DC Comics art exhibit at Sydney, Australia’s Powerhouse Museum in November.
“This is a dream project,” Sawaya tells Entertainment Weekly. “This is the Batmobile! What other vehicle is so iconic?”
The design for this particular Batmobile was conceived of by iconic Batman artist and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee.
“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 explains. “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.”
The Batmobile is just one of several DC Comics LEGO sculptures that will debut at the exhibit. Sawaya has done plenty of other pop culture relevant sculptures, and even had his life-size T-Rex and Oscar sculptures appear at the 2015 Academy Awards.
Check out the LEGO Batmobile in the gallery below.