The next time you are putting together a LEGO set with the child of your choice and one of you starts to whine about how long the process takes (I’m looking at you, parents) remember this, LEGO Rome was not built in a day. Also, this Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter (pictured) that LEGO unveiled in New York last week took over 17,000 hours to construct. That perspective is on the house, folks.
The Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter is the word’s largest LEGO model ever built, weighing nearly 46,000 pounds and using over five million bricks. It stands 11 feet tall, 43 feet long, and has a 44 foot wingspan—that’s actual size, Red Leader!
Does anyone else want to sit in it, or is it just me?
So why did LEGO build a life-size Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter? Because it’s cool! Duh.
I would also have accepted inspiring, and as an awesome way to announce the premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network. It airs on May 29 at 8/7C, and good it will be.
The action-packed story will be told in three animated TV specials and features a new character to the Star Wars universe. Jek 14 was created by LEGO and is a clone who has been “enhanced” by the Force. Hilarity ensues.
If you weren’t able to make it to NYC for the unveiling of the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter, don’t worry, the model will be on display at LEGOLAND California Resort for the remainder of the year.
In the meantime, pictures!
May the Force be with you.