The world’s largest Lego model, an X-wing starfighter, has landed in Times Square with enough cockpit space for Luke Skywalker.
The life-size model weighs 46,000 pounds and spans 43 feet from tip to tale, which is about the size of the ship Skywalker flew to battle Darth Vader in “Star Wars.”
Thirty-two people, dubbed “master builders” by Lego, spent 17,000 hours assembling more than 5 million bricks to make the model at the company's headquarters in the Czech Republic, according to the Lego Group.
The sculpture was constructed using special 3-D modeling software and a steel frame and meant to withstand setup, break down and international travel.
The starfighter will be on display in New York through Saturday, and then will have a yearlong layover at Legoland in Carlsbad starting this summer.
The craft was created to promote “The Yoda Chronicles,” premiering Wednesday on Cartoon Network. But we wouldn’t be surprised if it resurfaced in two years' time when the next “Star Wars” reboot, directed by J.J. Abrams, is scheduled to hit theaters.
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