Channel 5

The world's largest Lego building ever is a Star Wars classic!

The Gadget Show  Friday 24 May 2013

The world's largest Lego building ever is a Star Wars classic!

Ever fancied a real, full-scale X-Wing Fighter? How about one made of Lego? Well you could theoreticaly make your own, but you might need 5.3-million Lego bricks, a ton of time and somewhere to store it. Or you could let someone else go to all the trouble and just enjoy the results: say hello to the world’s largest Lego creation that was unveiled in New York yesterday!

This full-size Lego X-Wing was shown off in Times Square and has a massive wingspan of 13.4m, comes complete with a full-size Lego R2-D2 and all the sound effects you could ever want. It’s an amazing 42 times bigger than the Lego set we’ve all built, and it’s made up of a ton more bricks: The 5,335,200 Lego bricks used to build the X-Wing were put together brick-by-brick at the company’s facility in Kladno, Czech Republic by 32 master Lego builders, and it took them a whopping 17,336 man-hours to complete. A lot longer than your smaller model!

See epic new toys at The Gadget Show Live 2013!

The plans were mocked up in Lego’s own 3D design software and the building team worked with structural engineers to ensure the whole model wouldn’t come crumbling down. After the 20,856kg model was completed, it was then broken down into 34 pieces to be then shipped to New York by two boats over the course of two months.

If you’re in New York, you can catch the X-Wing in Times Square before it moves over to Legoland California after it’s time in the Big Apple, where it will remain until the end of the year.

Would you want your own massive Lego X-Wing or would you rather see a scale Death Star built? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

How 3D printers will change your life

Tags:

Lego, Star Wars, toys, x-wing

User comments (1)

Leave a comment

ca7ver

Didn't James May build an entire full size house out of Lego? Bigger than this??

Report as inappropriate

Join Channel 5

Creating an account is free, will only take a few moments and will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of 5FWD and Channel 5:

  • Create lists of your most wanted and owned products
  • Leave article comments without having to re-enter your login details
  • Get updated with all the latest gadget and car news

Leave a comment

Please note that we will not expose your email, but we might use it to email you back. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.
* mandatory field

Jason Bradbury

Jason has been on The Gadget Show since day one. Before he joined us, he could be seen popping up on The Big Breakfast, hosting The Web Review for ...

Profile

Rachel Riley

Rachel made her television debut in 2009 when she took over from Carol Vorderman as the numbers expert on Countdown. Rachel studied maths at Oxford...

Profile

Jon Bentley

Jon Bentley returns as The Gadget Show’s chief gadget tester, completing the show’s strongest line up ever.

Profile

Ortis Deley

Ortis has been obsessed with all things gadget-esque since he was a kid as well as being a massive sci-fi movie fan, and describes being back in pr...

Profile

The Gadget Show tests the latest gadgets and technology and tells you, the viewers exactly what kit to buy. We also value your comments and feedback.

For Gadget Show website queries email the studio

For any other enquiries or complaints – email our customer services department