Sure, you could just build an absolutely spectacular LEGO Batman display that doesn't move, but why stop there?
Paul Hetherington, a LEGO builder who uses the online handle "Brickbaron," recently spent two months constructing the massive "Joker's Funhouse" piece you see above, then debuted it at BrickCon 2013 in Seattle back in October. It features a massive facade, theme park rides, man-eating plants, a giant Joker puppet, a massive Gotham sign and supervillains galore. Just looking at all the various angles of the display that Brickbaron posted on Flickr is enough to keep a Batfan busy for hours. But there's more to this Bat-beauty than pictures.
Using LEGO Power Function motors, Brickbaron rigged the display to move, and set up a series of vignettes depicting Batman and Robin in action against the Joker, Killer Croc, the Penguin, the Riddler, Poison Ivy and more. Then he had a video made of the whole thing. The result is a kind of miniature Batman adventure in LEGO form. You get to watch the Dark Knight battle Killer Croc and the Joker's henchmen at the funhouse's gate. You get to see Robin go head to head with Ivy. You get to see the Riddler rigging a puzzle, Catwoman stealing a diamond, the Penguin sending in an army of his little friends, Two-Face hatching a deadly carnival scheme, Harley Quinn holding Commissioner Gordon hostage and much more. There are even a couple of extra villains hidden in the shadows (keep your eye out for Scarecrow and Man-Bat).
It's all a wonder to behold, and it was enough to earn Brickbaron Best In Show at BrickCon. Check out the video below and you'll understand why he won.
(Via Boing Boing)