To celebrate the launch of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes tomorrow, Kaos RC strapped a LEGO Superman minifigure to a remote control helicopter and took to the skies of London.
The technology it takes to make a man fly proved to be remarkably straightforward. The Kaos RC team attached the man from Krypton to their £3,000 helicopter using a cocktail stick and some cable ties, then set about performing a series of gravity-defying stunts 500 feet in the air. The action was captured on a GoPro HD camera mounted on the front of the helicopter, which provided spectacular views of London.
The helicopter used required the same clearance as commercial airlines – and you can see why in the cinematic footage, which shows LEGO Superman flying high above Hyde Park, Docklands, Primrose Hill and Soho.
“As massive fans of the LEGO games, we wanted to replicate what you can do in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes,” says Gavin Murrell, Managing Director, Kaos RC. “In the game, Superman can fly anywhere he likes over Gotham City – and we’ve done that over London.”
“The LEGO games are all about making people smile, and we hope that’s what we’ve achieved with this footage,” adds Murrell.