LEGO Celebrates May the Fourth With a Hunk-of-Junk Build
Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 7:30am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Happy May the Fourth everyone! Today is Star Wars Day and LEGO has chosen to celebrate in quite an interesting fashion. The LEGO Master Builders have outdone themselves by converting a pedicab into the Millennium Falcon. What's more, if you happen to be in New York City you might see it riding around trying to complete the Kessel Run in under twelve parsecs. Even better, the project is helping support UNICEF! To see hi-res images of the ship, a behind-the-scenes video, and more information about how you can help raise money for Star Wars: Force for Change, read on!
Fun Facts on the model:
- It took LEGO Master Builders 396 hours to design and build
- The model contains 20,300 LEGO bricks
- It measures 9 feet long and 6 feet wide
We're also encouraging fans to snap and post photos of the massive model using the hashtags #LEGOStarWars and #RoarForChange to drive charitable donations. It's a global challenge from Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change that supports UNICEF's lifesaving work for children around the world. Between May 3 - 25, 2018, Star Wars: Force for Change will donation $1 to UNICEF for each public post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange.
This model is pretty awesome and I love that it supports a good cause. Let us know what you think about the project in the Talkback!
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