world's largest LEGO model: star wars X wing starfighter world's largest LEGO model: star wars X wing starfighter
may 24, 2013

world's largest LEGO model: star wars X wing starfighter

world’s largest LEGO: star wars X-wing starfighterall images courtesy flashpoint

 

 

presented in new york city’s times square, the LEGO star wars X-wing starfighter has been introduced as the company’s largest model built to-date. measuring 11×43 feet with a wingspan of 44 feet, the 1:1 scale model is constructed 42 times larger than the #9493 star wars set currently available for children. put together in the LEGO model shop in kladno, czech republic, the replica incorporates over five million bricks, weighing just over 45,000 pounds (including steel infrastructure). an international team of designers, builders, engineers, mechanics and logistics experts spent over a year bringing this full-scale spaceship from brainstorm to reality using the same bricks and elements featured in the general LEGO retail collection.

 

 

the LEGO star wars X-wing starfighter has been introduced as the company’s world’s largest model built to-date 

 

the model measures 11×43 feet with a wingspan of 44 feet

 

 

the replica incorporates over five million bricks, weighing just over 45,000 pounds

 

 

 

an international team of designers, builders, engineers, mechanics and logistics experts spent over a year bringing this full-scale spaceship to reality

 

 

the 1:1 scale model is constructed 42 times larger than the LEGO star wars set #9493

 

 

the unveiling in new york city’s time square

 

 

key model specifications

 

LEGO bricks used: 5,335,200weight: 45,979.61 pounds (including bricks and steel infrastructure)height: 11 feet / 3.35 meterslength: 43 feet / 13.1 meterswingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 metersconstruction time: 17,336 hours (about 4 months) construction location: kladno, czech republic

 

the model was heavily engineered to withstand all the transportation, setup/break down and to ensure it was safe for times square given the subway system below and california’s seismic requirements for the legoland california resort installation.

  • Even considering the scale difference between the original model and this, I find the accuracy in re-scaling the parts fascinating. The worm gears used for the laser cannons are perfectly recreated and the axle in the back of the X-Wing has an injection mould stump as they would in normal scale. A few details are omitted, like intruding the pin holes in parts more (see back again), which I understand is for presentation.

    Marc Day says:

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