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Full-scale X-Wing replica touches down as world's largest Lego model

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The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is unveiled in Times Square
The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is unveiled in Times Square
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The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is the world's largest Lego model
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The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is the world's largest Lego model
The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing in an aircraft hangar in Long Island before making its way to Times Square
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The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing in an aircraft hangar in Long Island before making its way to Times Square
The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing's thrusters
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The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing's thrusters
The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is unveiled in Times Square
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The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is unveiled in Times Square
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A Storm Trooper checks out the enemy hardware
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A Storm Trooper checks out the enemy hardware
The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is unveiled in Times Square
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The 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing is unveiled in Times Square
Front view of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing model
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Front view of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing model
Side view of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing model
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Side view of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing model
Side view of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing model
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Side view of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing model
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A certain Jedi Master, species unknown, once said, “size matters not.” But he obviously wasn’t referring to the latest Lego creation from the Lego group. Taking the title of the world’s largest Lego model is a 1:1 scale replica of an X-Wing, complete with R2 unit, made up of 5,335,200 Lego bricks and taking 32 Lego master builders 17,336 hours (around four months) to complete.

As any Rebel engineer worth their salt will know, the full-size replica stands 3.35 m (11 ft) tall and 13.1 m (43 ft) long, with a wingspan of 13.44 m (44 ft). Its weight of almost 20,865 kg (45,997 lb) means the model will be less than easy to transport, even if you have unlearned what you have learned.

Constructed in Kladno, Czech Republic, to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the Lego Star Wars-based three-part animated series, The Yoda Chronicles, on Cartoon Network, the Lego X-Wing is currently on display in New York’s Times Square. It will be moved to Legoland California Resort in the coming months, where it will remain grounded for the remainder of the year.

Unlike the 1:12.5 scale "Universal-Motor-Geräts (tool)" model that took the title of the world’s largest Technic model in 2011, the 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing won’t be available for consumers. They’ll have to make do with the 1,500-brick Star Wars Red Five X-Wing Starfighter model that retails for US$199.99.

Source: Lego

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5 comments
Pierre Houston
(So, urm, ...) It's not actually a 1:1 replica of an X-Wing, which would be cool enough, but a 42:1 scale replica of the 1:42 scale 560-piece Lego X-Wing Starfighter set complete with scaled-up recreations of the Lego brick "studs" and other details. Even cooler in my opinion.
donwine
I must ask - WHY? There are a lot of hard working and serious people trying to make ends meet - and then they see this!
Nkaati
Wish it was the actual thing rather then a lego look-a-like.
WB1200
@donwine There were lots of hard working serious people who were put to work creating this, from the plastics manufacturers to the Lego workers that made the bricks to the artists who constructed it. Literally thousands of people were involved (& who knows who else was indirectly involved) The money for this project was not buried into a hole some place, it was spent on hard working people.
Jadesqr
Imagine the possibilities! This would make a great center piece for an upcoming "Big Bang Theory" episode.