5 million+ brick LEGO X-Wing fighter lands in the Big Apple

By on May 24, 2013

lego-x-wing-revealComprised of over five million LEGO bricks, a full 1:1 scale model of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter has been constructed by a 32-person team headed up by “LEGO Master Builder” Erik Varszegi. On display in Times Square, the team that created the massive LEGO X-Wing masterpiece spent approximately four months putting it all together.

Assembled around a sturdy steel frame for support, the LEGO X-Wing weighs approximately 23 tons and the wingspan is about 44 feet across. It’s more than 40 times larger than the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 9493 set. The model was assembled in Kladno, Czech Republic, traveled to New York City by ship and was re-assembled for a public launch in Times Square.

In addition to the X-Wing, the presentation in Times Square also includes LEGO versions of Star Wars Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker. Visitors to the New York display will be able to climb into the cockpit and pretend they are blasting through space fighting the Empire. After this weekend, the X-Wing will make the trip to LEGOLAND California near San Diego.

Check out some pictures of the giant LEGO X-Wing in action below:

Side of the X-Sing in Times Square

Size comparison in Times Square

R2D2 and Luke Skywalker in Times Square

Rear of the X-Wing in Times Square

R2D2 up close in the cockpit

X-Wing on display in NYC

 

LEGO versions of Chewbacca and Darth Vader

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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