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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!

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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.

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

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