I don't think I'm blowing anyone's mind here when I say that Arkham Asylum has more personality than any other building in comics. Heck, it's got more personality than a lot of characters. I can't think of any comics or video games named after, say, The Daily Planet Building or even Avengers Mansion, but something about Arkham keeps drawing people back to obsessing over it. My guess is that it's the interior gargoyles.
What will blow your mind, though, is a LEGO creation built over the course of a year by Thornsten Bosch, alias Xenomurphy, depicting a mass breakout at the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane. It's one of the most beautifully crafted, painstakingly detailed and flat-out massive LEGO sets I've ever seen, based loosely on Chicago's Tribune Building. Check out some amazing shots below!
From the looks of it, The LEGO Movie tells the classic hero's journey story. An ordinary guy finds himself in extraordinary circumstances, and he rises to them.
There are just a couple twists on that: First, he's a LEGO man. Second, he is routinely assisted by Batman (and Wonder Woman, and Superman, and maybe Abraham Lincoln, though he seems to be on the fence). Check out the brand-new trailer for the movie after the jump.
Displaying a grasp of fake Lego mastery never before seen by human eyes, hobbyist Alex Jones (not that one, a German guy) spent two months of his life building the most amazing set of Masters of the UniverseLEGO you'll ever see, and may never buy. Check out a few of the more jaw-dropping pieces after the jump.
If you've taken a spin through the toy aisle lately, you've probably already noticed just how much comics-related LEGO stuff is out there now. In addition to their usual lines of spacemen, pirates and knights, everyone's favorite Danish building blocks have sets based on Marvel, DC, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even Spongebob Squarepants.
LEGO builder oLaF left that last one out, but in an amazing diorama showing the Joker rampaging through a city in a custom-built mech suit, he threw in just about everything else. Check it out below!
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