Giant Sized Lego Batarang Smashes Into London's South Bank For The Lego Batman Movie

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I love London's South Bank. It is possibly my favourite place on Earth.

And now a giant Batarang has smashed into it, made up of lego…

It's almost as if there's a movie out.

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Standing over three metres tall and destroying everything in its path, the LEGO Batarang brings to life one of the most iconic inventions on Batman's famed utility belt. It consists of 35,000 LEGO pieces and is 133 times the size of the LEGO piece it is based on.

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The structure, which is live at Observation Point for two days, was built by LEGO® design company Bright Bricks and combines the impressive LEGO elements with lighting, broken ground effect and smoking rubble for a truly dynamic effect.

Giant Sized Lego Batarang Smashes Into London's South Bank For The Lego Batman Movie

Bright Bricks founder Duncan Titmarsh said: "Creating this groundbreaking installation has been a real passion project for us at Bright Bricks and is one of our most dynamic creations yet. Everyone is hugely excited by The LEGO Batman Movie, and what better way for it to make an almighty impact than by throwing a giant LEGO brick Batarang across The Thames! It's been fantastic to see everyone's reaction to it, particularly up close when the detail of the 35,000 LEGO bricks really comes to life."

 

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In Photo – Rocco Padden age 7 from Tunbridge Wells

The Batarang is accompanied by the iconic black and yellow Bat symbol, consisting of a further 10,000 LEGO bricks. Both structures were unveiled by Titmarsh, who was joined by Batman, Robin and Batgirl costume characters who met fans and posed for selfies.

 

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The installation is live between 8am Wednesday 8th February to 8pm Thursday 9th February at Observation Point, Southbank, 58–72 Upper Ground, Gabriel's Wharf, London, SE1 9LT. It is free to visit.

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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