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Holy shit.
posted by brundlefly at 4:57 PM on October 11, 2012


That is, "Holy shit, Batman!"
posted by brundlefly at 4:57 PM on October 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


At the old (and maybe out of date) average of $0.10 per piece that set would be $2,000. I'll go get my wallet.
posted by 2bucksplus at 5:02 PM on October 11, 2012


Lego Builds It
posted by unliteral at 5:13 PM on October 11, 2012


It appears these fellows... had far too much... crime... on their hands... old chum!
posted by Atom Eyes at 5:22 PM on October 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


Every time I see one of these, I always wonder: How in hell did they find so many which were the proper color? If they have 20,000 black pieces there, how many did they find and toss into storage which were other colors?

Or did they paint them black?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:27 PM on October 11, 2012


My son will love this.
posted by Area Man at 5:29 PM on October 11, 2012


Saw that at ECCC this year; there was a huge LEGO exhibit with a lot of really cool builds. The Batcave was great, but I thought the huge pyramid (with a Stargate inside, of course) was cooler.
posted by xedrik at 5:36 PM on October 11, 2012


Or did they paint them black?

Heresy! It a point of pride of nearly every adult LEGO builder to not paint, glue, or modify the bricks in any way. Even the models at LEGOLAND are capable of being built without glue (although they do glue them to guard against mischievous teenagers and toddlers).

As for sourcing, there is a healthy secondary market for LEGO parts of every shape and color. Bricklink.com is the main one, but there are many others.

I just saw the Batcave in person at BrickCon, the annual Seattle LEGO Convention, and it is truly impressive. But then, BrickCon has been amazing every year for ten years, now.

One of the builders, Wayne Hussey, also built a two-story, scale model of the Space Needle this year. Wow.
posted by LEGO Damashii at 5:44 PM on October 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


It really sucks when there are people who even play so much better than you.
posted by ODiV at 6:01 PM on October 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


I've uploaded my BrickCon photos just now so you can see the Space Needle LEGO Damashii mentions. I couldn't get a good shot of the BatCave because it was so popular. My all-time favorite was last year's Tower of Orthanc, 7 feet tall.
posted by girlhacker at 6:06 PM on October 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


Every time I see one of these, I always wonder: How in hell did they find so many which were the proper color? If they have 20,000 black pieces there, how many did they find and toss into storage which were other colors?

"Where do they get all those wonderful toys?"
posted by Ufez Jones at 6:06 PM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Where's the tyrannosaurus?
posted by es_de_bah at 8:07 PM on October 11, 2012


And the giant penny?
posted by Paul Slade at 12:24 AM on October 12, 2012


Awesome.
posted by Vindaloo at 4:01 AM on October 12, 2012


That waterfall is beautiful.
posted by Brackish at 5:36 AM on October 12, 2012




One of the builders, Wayne Hussey, also built a two-story, scale model of the Space Needle this year.

You are a LEGO™ Tower of Strength...
posted by malocchio at 7:13 AM on October 12, 2012


So cool. I was a Lego fiend as a kid and I love this.
posted by Majorita at 7:25 PM on October 12, 2012


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