Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding 5,335,200 bricks! It’s as big as the real thing. Gizmodo writes that “it reproduces the official $60 Lego 9493 X-Wing Fighter. But instead of being 560-pieces and a few inches long, this model uses more than five million pieces and it’s 11-feet tall and 43 feet long, with a 44-foot wingspan. Just like the real X-Wing—and 42 times the size of the commercial Lego set.”
Here are all details about the model:
Contains 5,335,200 LEGO bricks
Weighs 45,979.61 pounds (including bricks and steel infrastructure)
Height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters
Length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters
Wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters
32 builders spent 17,336 hours (about 4 months) to construct
It took 32 Master LEGO builders approximately 4 months to build it to completion. LEGO unveiled this behemoth at Time Square in New York City.
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Another dreaded day off from school, bleak, gray snow lay on the ground. Rolling out of the mass entanglement of blankets I wipe hair back from my face, feeling knots that formed every night. Sitting on the blue carpet I tuck sweatpants into my socks before pulling on a pair of faded Levis.
Walking down the hall I try to avoid the junk staking against the picture clad walls. In the living room I don coat and scarf, slipping my feet into fur lined boots, as I rub the belly of the Bear. Opening the garage I pull out a shovel, and start to push snow toward the street. Wet and cold. I miss the days where snow meant sledding, snowmen and snowball fights, not back breaking labor. The wind starts to pick up. Best day off ever.
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