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24/05/2013

This full scale LEGO X-Wing is the biggest model in history

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(From Gizmodo) This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding 5,335,200 bricks!

It’s as big as the real thing, capable of fitting the real Luke Skywalker.

As you can see in these images, it reproduces the official $60 Lego 9493 X-Wing Fighter.

But instead of being 560-pieces and a few inches long, this model uses more than five million pieces and it’s 11-feet tall and 43 feet long, with a 44-foot wingspan.

Just like the real X-Wing—and 42 times the size of the commercial Lego set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are all details about the model:

  • Contains 5,335,200 LEGO bricks
  • Weighs 45,979.61 pounds (including bricks and steel infrastructure)
  • Height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters
  • Length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters
  • Wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters
  • 32 builders spent 17,336 hours (about 4 months) to construct

There’s only one thing different from the original model: the engines glow and roar like the X-Wing in the movies.

The model was built in celebration of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars animated series on Cartoon Network, The Yoda Chronicles, which is set to premiere on May 29th.

It was initially constructed at the Lego Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic, and then transported by boat to New York City, where you can see it right now in Times Square.

After a few days there, it will be heading to the Legoland California Resort for the rest of the year.

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