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World's largest ever Lego model unveiled

By T.K. Randall
May 26, 2013 · Comment icon 24 comments

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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.[!gad]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.



Source: Wired | Comments (24)




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Comment icon #15 Posted by shrooma 11 years ago
I don't know, the purple ones are for Primary Characters only. Mace Windu, Anikin Skywalker (The second), and other characters with a backstory/book of their own. . sam jackson had a bit of a hissy fit about his purple lightsaber. after the theatrical release, he had ILM doctor the dvd & blu-ray releases so he was the only one to have a purple one!! miserable hat-wearing git!
Comment icon #16 Posted by highdesert50 11 years ago
It's final resting place will be a hanger in Area 51.
Comment icon #17 Posted by coolguy 11 years ago
Pretty cool they can build it this big
Comment icon #18 Posted by HawkLord 11 years ago
I wonder if they will start on the Millennium Falcon next. 1:1 scale ofcourse.
Comment icon #19 Posted by third_eye 11 years ago
I wonder if they will start on the Millennium Falcon next. 1:1 scale ofcourse. TIE fighter next .... !! TIE fighters first .... !!
Comment icon #20 Posted by paperdyer 11 years ago
The boxed kit will be available a a WalMart this Christmas.
Comment icon #21 Posted by shrooma 11 years ago
like's above posts. (used up my damn quota AGAIN!!)
Comment icon #22 Posted by Junior Chubb 11 years ago
Is it time for a 'Spam Bots invade UM' conspiracy thread?
Comment icon #23 Posted by Thisisweird 10 years ago
Now just put some real wheels on it and engines and a bit of guns and we and we are the best people in the world
Comment icon #24 Posted by taniwha 10 years ago
Raspy breathing: " Lego........ I am your father....." Dramatic disbelief: ".....Nooooooooooooooo.........."


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