Brickbaron’s Motorized Joker Funhouse Sets The Bar For The Best Lego Creation Of The Year
A year or two ago, LEGO's DC Superheroes line released a set called "Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape." At the time, I thought it was pretty awesome -- It had minifigs for Batman, Robin, the Joker and Harley Quinn, an appropriately creepy setup for a villainous hideout, and even a little roller coaster car that traveled through it on tracks. It was neat. And then Brickbaron came along and basically made it look like baby school with his version of the Joker's funhouse, complete with carnival rides, deathtraps and puzzles, all of which are motorized to put the whole thing in motion.
It's quite possibly the coolest LEGO build I've ever seen. Check it out in full video, complete with sound effects for Batman's eternal spin-kick, below!
It's really difficult to pick out a favorite part of the bulid, because Brickbaron -- also known as "Paul" -- has loaded it up with so much detail. The rocket penguins emerging from the docks below the funhouse, the thugs lurking at the top of the entrance with dynamite, it's all really awesome. If I had to pick, though, it would probably go to the Riddler and his giant motorized word puzzle. Good luck figuring out what "Kid Ark War" is supposed to mean, Batman.
For more, including close-up shots of each section of the diorama and Brickbaron's other models (including a LEGO recreation of Lady Gaga's stage show), check out his Flickr account!