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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted May 23 2013 - 07:24 PM

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Today in Times Square LEGO unveiled the world's largest LEGO model, an eleven-foot long X-Wing that's so large you can sit in it. Made of over five MILLION LEGO elements and some steel reinforcement, it's truly an impressive sight. Check out the Talkback for pictures and more details, and check back in a couple days for more pictures after I have a chance to go visit it myself!

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THE LEGO GROUP UNVEILS WORLD'S LARGEST LEGO MODEL TO DELIGHT LEGO STAR WARS FANS ACROSS THE GALAXY

-More than five million LEGO bricks used to create life-sized X-Wing starfighter in celebration of new LEGO Star Wars animated TV special "The Yoda Chronicles" premiering on Cartoon Network-

NEW YORK CITY (May 23, 2013) - The LEGO Group today unveiled the world's largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing starfighter, in New York's Times Square. To celebrate the upcoming premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET, PT), the massive replica took 32 master builders, five million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete. The model weighs nearly 46,000 pounds, stands 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, with a wingspan of 44 feet. The Model will "take off" for a summer landing at LEGOLAND California Resort where it will be installed through the remainder of the year.

"Just as kids love to test and hone their LEGO building skills and imaginative storytelling, our LEGO Master Builders are always testing their creative skills to top their last larger-than-life sized creations," said Michael McNally, Brand Relations Director for LEGO Systems. "The size and structural complexity of a freestanding model 42 times the size of one our retail sets was a challenge they could not resist."LEGO Star Wars is the original and most successful licensed product collection in The LEGO Group's history and remains among the best-selling global toy lines. The theme's evergreen strength comes from its appeal across generations to fans of all ages and a steady introduction of digital content such as The Yoda Chronicles to compliment the building experience.

"Much the same way that fans can build the Star Wars universe with our LEGO sets, we are fortunate to work with Lucasfilm to build new stories, characters and vehicles through one-of-a-kind content such as the new "Yoda Chronicles" miniseries launching on Cartoon Network," said Nicholas Hort, LEGO Star Wars brand manager.

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Model Fun Facts

  • Contains 5,335,200 LEGO bricks
  • Weighs 45,980 pounds
  • Height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters
  • Length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters
  • Wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters
  • 32 builders spent 17,336 hours to construct - about 4 months
  • Built in the LEGO Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Is a one-to-one replica of LEGO Star Wars set #9493; The model is 42x the size of the retail building set
  • 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.

How to Celebrate From a "Galaxy Far, Far Away" with Cool Content and LEGO Bricks
"The Yoda Chronicles"
The Yoda Chronicles is an exciting, funny and action-packed new LEGO Star Wars story told in three animated TV specials. "The Phantom Clone" will premiere on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network with specials two and three airing later this year. In the first of three specials, a brand new character, Jek 14 will enter the Star Wars universe. Created by the LEGO Group, Jek 14 is a clone who has been ‘enhanced' by the Force.

LEGO Star Wars Red Five X-Wing Starfighter
The most detailed and realistic version of the construction set, the LEGO Star Wars Red Five X-Wing Starfighter, is now available as the ultimate collectible. This exclusive model that contains over 1,500 LEGO bricks comes with a special display stand and data sheet label, is available at LEGO brand retail stores and shop.LEGO.com for $199.99 USD.

For more information, visit LEGO.com/StarWars

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#2 Offline Flux: The Explorer

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Posted May 23 2013 - 11:24 PM

With the ability to build such humongous and awesome models, Lego never fails to impress us all. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the pictures when they come.
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Posted May 23 2013 - 11:46 PM

I wish I lived in New York City again just to see that. Thank you everyone who worked on this project. My feelings of awesomeness are gushing out all over the place


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Posted May 24 2013 - 04:56 AM

I wasn't expecting it to be a giant Lego Lego X wing.  The first picture I found I thought was just the set at first, as it was zoomed out and the scale and detail is all perfect.  I imagine it's more spectacular to see in real life.


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Posted May 24 2013 - 05:59 AM

Still not as big as James May's lego house.


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Posted May 24 2013 - 10:48 AM

If something like that could be made, I wonder what Axalara T9 would be feasible?


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Posted May 24 2013 - 12:11 PM

I'm not authorized to view the page I attempted to load. D:


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Posted May 24 2013 - 01:51 PM

Just... wow. It's amazing!


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Posted May 24 2013 - 02:13 PM

Oh wow, that looks very impressive, especially for Star Wars fans. Great job to the people that made this.


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Posted May 24 2013 - 06:46 PM

My goodness, this is nuts. Must have taken forever.


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Posted May 25 2013 - 05:14 AM

Now, if I hadn't seen the close-up shots, I could've sworn it wasn't made of regular Lego bricks!


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Posted May 25 2013 - 12:20 PM

This is overwhelmingly awesome. 


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Posted May 25 2013 - 05:37 PM

I HAVE THE EXACT SAME SET EXCEPT IN NORMAL SIZE.

 

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I WOULD BE IF I COULD SIT IN IT.

 

It's like when you were a kid and you wanted to literally be in the lego creations you made.


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Posted May 25 2013 - 10:35 PM

Amazing! I wish I could sit in it.


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Posted May 26 2013 - 12:58 PM

Whoa! That thing is huge!


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