Thursday, May 30, 2013

World's Largest Lego Model: Star Wars' X-Wing Fighter In Times Square

Last week, LEGO unveiled a full-scale Star Wars' X-wing fighter in Times Square. At 44 feet long, with a 43-foot wingspan, the massive model plane is the largest LEGO structure in history. It contains 5.3 million LEGO bricks built around a steel frame and weighing nearly 46,000 pounds. It’s 42 times larger than the X-wing LEGO set sold in toy stores, but like its miniature counterpart, this version can be easily disassembled. The structure took 17,000 hours and 32 LEGO builders working around the clock in the Czech Republic. As part of a display that also included life-sized LEGO models of Darth Vader, Yoda, and R2D2, it was on view for several dayas to promote an array of "Star Wars" productions, including the animated TV miniseries “The Yoda Chronicles” on Cartoon Network, the animated series “Rebels,” and the J.J. Abrams film set to hit theaters in 2015. Following its Times Square stint, the X-wing will land permanently at LEGOLAND California.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gone are the days when all one could build with Lego was red and white bricked houses!!! JanUK