We’ve seen some incredible LEGO creations over the years, but we don’t see many record breakers these days, which is exactly what you’re staring at now that this 1:1 scale model of an X-Wing fighter has now been unveiled.
The X-Wing fighter uses a total of 5,335,200 bricks and accurately reproduces LEGO’s official 9493 X-Wing Fighter. A total of 32 people spent 17,000 hours building the 43-foot long, 45,980-pound fighter inside of the LEGO Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic. Once assembled, it was shipped to New York City, where it’s currently on display in the middle of Times Square.
Creating a world-breaking LEGO X-Wing fighter wasn’t the company’s only reason for building this amazing piece as it’s also being used to promote a new three-part animated series headed to Cartoon Network called Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles. New Yorkers won’t be the only ones who can marvel at the glory that is the LEGO X-Wing fighter as it’ll be making its way out to the West Coast and will stay there until the end of 2013.RELATED