Life size Lego Star Wars X-Wing unveiled

Last updated 08:26 24/05/2013
Lego unveils its life-sized Star Wars X-Wing fighter in New York's Times Square.
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MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: Lego unveils its life-sized Star Wars X-Wing fighter in New York's Times Square.

Lego unveils its life-sized Star Wars X-Wing fighter in New York's Times Square.
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UNVEILED: Lego unveils its life-sized Star Wars X-Wing fighter in New York's Times Square.

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Lego fanatics could actually sit inside one of the Star Wars fighter jets they imagined flying in from their bedrooms.

A 1:1 model of Star Wars' X-Wing fighter has been made with Lego bricks, and it's big enough to fit the real Luke Skywalker, reported Gizmodo.

It is somewhat upgraded from the NZ$120 Lego 9493 X-Wing Fighter. Instead of being made with 560 Lego pieces there are 5,335,200 bricks in this full-sized version which is 42 times the size of the model.

Instead of a being about 30 centimetres long, it is 13.1 metres long, 3.35m high and has a 13.44m wingspan.

A team of 32 builders at the Lego Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic, spent about 17,336 hours (about four months) on its construction and it weighs - bricks and steel infrastructure included - 20.8 tonnes.

It was transported to New York by ship. Gizmodo reported that the "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."

The model was created to promote the original Lego Star Wars animation TV series The Yoda Chronicles, on the Cartoon Network from next week.

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