It doesn’t matter how old I get (I’m 28 in case you’re wondering), but I am still always fascinated by LEGO, it really is one of those timeless inventions that you’re never too old for and it’s just as much fun for kids, or adults, to play with today as it was when it was invented, so what could be better than using 5,335,200 Lego bricks to build a bloody huge space ship from Star Wars?
Giant Lego creations have always amazed me, the sheer number of bricks required, the time required, the skill and of course the patience needed to construct such monumental structures out of tiny bricks is beyond insane, but that’s exactly what a the Danish toy company, Lego, have gone and done.
The X-Wing Starfighter from Star Wars is one of the most recognisable and icon space ships in the history of cinema, gaming and beyond, so Lego have recreated it on 1:! scale, a testament to just what you can do with nearly 5.5 million Lego brick. The ship weighs in at a staggering 46,000 pounds and that makes it one of the largest Lego sculptures ever made at 11ft tall, 42ft long and featuring a 44ft wingspan that requires a steel truss frame to hold everything together.
The ship was completed in Kladno, Czech Republic, where it was then shipped to Times Square in Manhattan and it should be there for a couple of days before being moved on to the LegoLand Resort in California.
If you have 5,335,200 lego bricks and wanted to try something similar, remember this ship took four months and 32 builders to complete, so be prepared to put the extra hours in if you wanted one of your own.
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