A 23-ton Lego model of a Star Wars X-Wing fighter has been unveiled at an event in New York.
The massive project was revealed at Times Square and measured 44ft across while requiring 5,335,200 Lego bricks to build. According to Lego this means that it breaks the world record for the largest Lego model ever constructed, the previous record holder was a Lego robot built at the Mall of America which used two million breaks less than the X-Wing.
The model was built over the course of 17,336 man hours by a team of 32 expert builders at the Lego Model Shop at the company’s facility in Kladno, Czech Republic. "This has been a wild and exciting project for us, and it’s taken an international team of designers, engineers, structural consultants, model builders, and logistics personal over a year to bring this model from a conception to reality," said master builder Erik Varszegi.
"The newest addition to the grand list of Coolest Things Ever is being unveiled in New York today: the Lego X-Wing, the largest Lego model ever built."
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