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


world’s largest LEGO: star wars X-wing starfighter
all 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: 5,335,200
weight: 45,979.61 pounds (including bricks and steel infrastructure)
height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters
length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters
wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters
construction 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.

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