Life-Sized Lego X-Wing Unveiled. Breaks World Record With Five Million Bricks


Lego has unveiled a life-sized, five-million-brick model of an X-Wing fighter from Star Wars.  Built by 32 people over 17,000 hours, this 43-foot-long replica is the largest Lego model in the world.

The Rebel's choice of fighter was assembled at the Lego Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic, and now takes pride of place on a display in Times Square, New York City.  Weighing in at just over 20,856kg, it's being used as part of a marketing demonstration to promote the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, a new three-part animated series, due to release 29th May on Cartoon Network.

It's a good start, now about that life-sized Death Star...