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Amazing Batcave made entirely out of Lego

Two Lego enthusiasts have built an absolutely incredible Batcave out of more than 20,000 Lego pieces.

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Michelle Starr

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1 of 5 Lego Batcave © 2012 Carlyle Livingston II. Used with permission of Carlyle Livingston II. All rights reserved.

Two Lego enthusiasts have built an absolutely incredible Batcave out of more than 20,000 Lego pieces.

The gentlemen in question — Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey — could be classed as Lego experts. Livingston II is a former model builder for the film industry, and Hussey is one of the main driving forces of Brickcon, the annual Lego event in Seattle.

So it's unsurprising, really, that their collaborative Batcave is a Lego tour de force. Containing over 20,000 pieces (Livingston II told CNET Australia that this is a low estimate) and taking over 800 hours, according to The Brothers Brick, the level of detail is jaw dropping. It contains a Batboat, Batmobile, Batcopter, Batplane, Batbikes, Batputer and, of course, the Batman himself.

Although the display was built for the Emerald City Comicon back in March, Livingston told us, "mostly we built because we thought it would be fun!"

Heck, yeah. Click through the gallery below for some choice shots showing the spectacular lighting and details, and visit Livingston's Flickr page for a whole bunch more.

The whole Batcave. It's impossible to appreciate the wonder without getting closer, but a sense of the scale of the thing is absolutely essential.

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2 of 5 Lego Batcave © 2012 Carlyle Livingston II. Used with permission of Carlyle Livingston II. All rights reserved.

The Batboat, with Robin standing by to refuel. The waterfall is a fantastic touch, and we're in love with the way the pair has created the texture of the cave walls.

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3 of 5 Lego Batcave © 2012 Carlyle Livingston II. Used with permission of Carlyle Livingston II. All rights reserved.

The Batmobile platform rotates. And see the weapons rack in the upper left corner? Take note of that...

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4 of 5 Lego Batcave © 2012 Carlyle Livingston II. Used with permission of Carlyle Livingston II. All rights reserved.

Where did it go? That's right: it swivelled around to reveal Batsuits! And there's Alfred with a (virgin, no doubt) cocktail to hand after a hard night of cleaning up the Gotham streets.

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5 of 5 Lego Batcave © 2012 Carlyle Livingston II. Used with permission of Carlyle Livingston II. All rights reserved.

Here's Wayne Hussey working on the cave. From the back, you can see his technique for structural integrity: he has placed layers of yellow and white bricks at 90-degree angles, and fixed them in place with Lego Technic axels. But just look at that workroom! We're green with envy.

Click to view full size and visit Livingston II's Flickr page for the full set.

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