A certain Jedi Master, species unknown, once said, “size matters not.” But he obviously wasn’t referring to the latest Lego creation from the Lego group. Taking the title of the world’s largest Lego model is a 1:1 scale replica of an X-Wing, complete with R2 unit, made up of 5,335,200 Lego bricks and taking 32 Lego master builders 17,336 hours (around four months) to complete.
As any Rebel engineer worth their salt will know, the full-size replica stands 3.35 m (11 ft) tall and 13.1 m (43 ft) long, with a wingspan of 13.44 m (44 ft). Its weight of almost 20,865 kg (45,997 lb) means the model will be less than easy to transport, even if you have unlearned what you have learned.
Constructed in Kladno, Czech Republic, to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the Lego Star Wars-based three-part animated series, The Yoda Chronicles, on Cartoon Network, the Lego X-Wing is currently on display in New York’s Times Square. It will be moved to Legoland California Resort in the coming months, where it will remain grounded for the remainder of the year.
Unlike the 1:12.5 scale "Universal-Motor-Geräts (tool)" model that took the title of the world’s largest Technic model in 2011, the 1:1 scale Lego X-Wing won’t be available for consumers. They’ll have to make do with the 1,500-brick Star Wars Red Five X-Wing Starfighter model that retails for US$199.99.