Never mind the ever expanding series of Lego superhero sets, this is the real deal. Lego virtuoso Paul Hetherington builds vast and intricate scenes full of drama and narration, with little details and grand motorised animation, and so far he’s tackled two Batman scenes that are just to die for.
The first one is a Golden Age Batman scene, with the Joker attacking the Gotham Theater with his Joker Gas. It’s got a classic Batcopter, a Joker cable car, victims cops and a decor to die for (well, as far as the cops goes, literally). Â Also check out the video highlighing all the neat little tidbits and moving parts.
While that first diorama represents Batman victorious, the second one focuses more on the Joker and his crazy cronies. It’s a set reminiscent of the Killing Joke setting, with an old, dilapidated funfair with room for all the crazies that populate Gotham: Two-Face, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, they all have a special treat waiting for the Caped Crusader. Spooky and brilliant.
I don’t even want to think how much time you need to get something like this together.