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