World’s Largest Lego Sculpture: A Life-Size X-Wing Fighter (Photos)

25 05 2013

(Photo from POPSCI)

(Photo by Dan Bracaglia, credit to POPSCI)

Thousands of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square on May 22 to watch the unveiling of the world’s largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter.

It took 32 model builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete the life-size X-wing fighter.

The X-wing fighter stands at 11 feet tall, with a wingspan of 43 feet and weighing nearly 46,000 pounds.

The engines have lights and speakers, and so they light up and cycle through a pre-programmed series of launch and battle sounds.

LEGO even has the droid, the cute R2-D2 built for the project.

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

The X-wing is strong enough for a person to sit in the cockpit or perch atop one of the engines and the designers use computer to plan an intricate steel infrastructure that will ensure the X-wing won’t shatter in an earthquake.

After its time in New York City, the X-wing will travel to Legoland in California.

The life-size X-wing fighter is really awesome and I think LEGO made X-wing to promote this coming Star Wars movie.

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20 07 2013
Drond Macmo

I always wanted to build a real X-Wing Fighter that can shoot laser like in Star Wars when I was small. But when I got bigger, I knew that it is kind of impossible to do it like how it is like in the movie. So I put that out of my mind.

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20 07 2013
ahmadalikarim

Dear Drond,
It will be very amazing if someone could build a real X-Wing that can shoot lasers.

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