LEGO builds are seriously reaching new heights these days. Recently, a full scale LEGO Star Wars X-Wing has taken the title of the largest model in history using a whopping 5,335,200 bricks! The 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter can actually fit the real life Luke Skywalker, measuring 11-feet tall and 43-feet long with a 44-foot wingspan. That’s a HUGE difference from the official $60 LEGO 9493 X-Wing Fighter that only has 650 pieces, making it 42 times the size of any commercial LEGO set.
It even weighs 45,979.61 pounds and took 32 builders to create in a matter of 17,336 hours, or about four months. Because it’s so big and heavy, an internal metal structure was added to support the massive build. And unlike the original set, it features engines that glow and roar like the X-Wing in the Star Wars movies! It arrived to the States by ship form the LEGO Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic and had to be stored in an airplane hanger near New York City, before moving to its display in the middle of Times Square for all to see. It’ll then travel to the West Coast to make an appearance in California, where it will stay until the end of this year.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.