This 100-pound, 20,000-LEGO brick Batcave took 800 hours to build

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Dec 17, 2012

Got 800 extra hours to spare? Then maybe you, too, could craft this temple of awesomeness from two ingenious Batfans. Behold the beauty of this Bat-tastic creation (but don't call it a toy).

This beautiful illuminated Batcave diorama was built by Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey, who dedicated 800 working hours between January and March of 2012. It tips the scales at a hefty 100 pounds and contains at least 20,000 individual LEGO pieces.

The insanely detailed, multilevel masterpiece utilizes four LEGO power function motors to raise the Batcopter, lift the Batplane, rotate a costume wall and revolve the Batmobile's turntable. The three removable pieces were designed for easy transport, with its tiers revealing a custom Batcomputer crime lab, supercool Batboat, badass Batplane, cascading waterfall and a wicked weapons arsenal.

It was first displayed at the 2012 Emerald City ComiCon in Seatlle, then made an appearance at BrickCon 2012. After that it sat in a living room to be worshipped before the dynamic LEGO duo posted these shots on their Flickr page, where you can watch a video tour of their baby.

Check out the gallery and next time you've got nothing to do ... well, you get the idea.

(via Blast-O-Rama)