*This post is sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures. All ideas are 100% my own, as always!
Oh man, you guys this may just be one of our most favorite Lego projects my kids and I have done yet. Over Christmas break I decided to bring a big bin of LEGOS downstairs and put it in our family room so the kids would see it and create more and man has it worked like a charm! This LEGO Batman Signal was brought about by the new The LEGO Batman Movie that is coming to theaters on February 10 that we saw a trailer for over winter break during one of our movie outings. It’s one of the Easy Kids Crafts my kids created so that LEGO Batman could be signaled by the police, ha! How cute, I just love their creativity!
As you can see, they built this LEGO Batman Signal to accommodate a real flashlight. And realizing that the bat signal can be seen on a wall better if it isn’t right on top of the flashlight, they decided to make a ‘bat signal holder’ that could be moved for optimal bat signaling pleasure!!!
LEGO Batman Signal
Here is what you need to make the LEGO Batman Signal in pictures and easy step-by-step instructions: 1. To start making the flashlight base of the Batman Signal you will need the pieces at the bottom of this picture first (where the red arrow is pointing) This includes…
- 2 1×4 sticks
- 8 1×2 pieces with a hinge (#4210884) clipped together as shown.
- 2 2×12 boards
- 1 6×12 plate with 22 knobs (#4211836)
You will also need these pieces for the second part of the flashlight base of the Bat Signal:
- 1 2×2 brick
- 1 2×4 brick
- 2 2×3 hinged boards (#4646513) connected together by a #4121715 part (not shown)
- 1 6×12 plate with 22 knobs (#4211836)
2. To make the first part of the Bat Signal flashlight base you will first place the clipped hinge pieces onto the 6×12 plate as shown.
3. Then, add the 1×4 sticks over the opening in the middle to secure the hinged pieces in place.
6. Then clip the blocks to the 6×12 plate as shown.
7. Next, one part of the hinged piece onto the opposite side of the 6×12 plate as shown.
8. Then clip the remaining part of the hinged piece to one end of the first part of the Bat Signal base you just made so it sits on the blocks as shown from the side in photo 8.1. To make the Bat Signal stand, you will need the following:
- 3 #4290150 pieces
- 1 #4290149 piece
2. Connect two of the #4290150 pieces together but just at the wider end, so that there is room to place the Bat Signal (see photo 2).
3. Then clip piece #4290149 to the wider end at the front and the remaining piece #4290150 to the back to form a stand.
Images 4-6 are different angles of the Bat Signal stand.
To make the Bat cut-out for the signal you can click here: LEGO Batman Signal Logo and shrink it down to .75 inch. or just slightly smaller than the lens part of your flashlight you are using and print it out. You can use an ex-acto knife to cut it out or send the PDF to a cutting machine like a Silhouette (which is what I used!) Then you can put it all together with your flashlight and add in your characters! I love how my kids made the police person a lady!!!
Official Website info for The LEGO Batman Movie:
Visit the Official Website
Like ‘The LEGO Batman Movie on Facebook
And here’s just a little bit about The LEGO Batman Movie – In Theaters February 10 (rated PG)
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Will Arnett reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (“Muppets Most Wanted,” the “Hangover” films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.
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