The crew build a sprawling set including a Batcave to recreate Gotham ...

The crew were seen busily preparing a new sprawling set for the superhero flick in a studio lot on Tuesday, new aerial shots have revealed.

Transforming the outdoor space into a intricately detailed recreation of Gotham City, builders had already put up streets, burnt-out buildings, and even its very own Batcave for Robert Pattinson's Caped Cursader to venture into.

Placed in a separate part of the film lot, the Batcave looked magnificent with its immense rock face which had been decorated with trees and shrubbery to exaggerate how vast the structure was.

Wow! The Batman crew build a sprawling set complete with burnt out buildings, an ice rink and its very own Batcave (pictured) to recreate Gotham City on a film lot in the UK, aerial shots revealed on Tuesday

Lair: The Batcave could be seen as part of the film's vast set

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Wow! The crew build a sprawling set complete with burnt out buildings, an ice rink and its very own Batcave (pictured) to recreate Gotham City on a film lot in the UK, aerial shots revealed on Tuesday

A large pit had been built into the makeshift rock face with the floor painted a dark sleet grey to create a sense of foreboding when filming began on the completed set.

While the inside of the Batcave was not visible, a large hole had been built into the side of the set piece so that the crew could film Robert inside the lair from multiple angles.

Safety barriers had been put in around the entrance of the cave as well as by the gap in the side so that the builders, as well as the cast and crew, wouldn't hurt themselves.

Lead star: Robert Pattinson (pictured left filming in Liverpool in October) is taking on the role of the Caped Crusader in the new DC superhero flick, taking the mantle from Ben Affleck

Gritty: Robert seen as Bruce Wayne's alterego in the film's trailer

Lead star: Robert Pattinson (pictured left filming in Liverpool in October) is taking on the role of the Caped Crusader in the new DC superhero flick, taking the mantle from Ben Affleck

Impressive: Placed in a separate part of the film lot, the Batcave looked magnificent with its immense rock face which had been decorated with trees and shrubbery to exaggerate how vast the structure was

Impressive: Placed in a separate part of the film lot, the Batcave looked magnificent with its immense rock face which had been decorated with trees and shrubbery to exaggerate how vast the structure was

Dramatic: A large pit had been built into the makeshift rock face with the floor painted a dark sleet grey to create a sense of foreboding when filming began on the completed set

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Well built: The crew had built up the detailed set up against scaffolding

Dramatic: A large pit had been built into the makeshift rock face with the floor painted a dark sleet grey to create a sense of foreboding when filming began on the completed set

Prepared: While the inside of the Batcave was not visible, a large hole had been built into the side of the set piece so that the crew could film Robert inside the lair from multiple angles

Vast: Several vehicles were parked around the Batcave set, showing how large it was

Prepared: While the inside of the Batcave was not visible, a large hole had been built into the side of the set piece so that the crew could film Robert inside the lair from multiple angles

The Batcave wasn't the only part of set the crew had created in painstaking detail, as whole streets were seen alongside building facades to represent the gritty streets of Gotham City. 

A number of the buildings were painted to appear as if they were burnt-out, while others seemed to dilapidated and worn-down from years of disrepair.

One part of the set featured a large steel gate and doors as part of the Gotham Harbour Iceberg Fishing co, which may well be one of The Penguin's operations.

Exciting: The Batcave wasn't the only part of set the crew had created in painstaking detail, as whole streets were seen alongside building facades to represent the gritty streets of Gotham City

What happened? A number of the buildings were painted to appear as if they were burnt-out

Exciting: The Batcave wasn't the only part of set the crew had

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