After traveling more than 2,800 miles from New York City’s Times Square, the world’s largest LEGO® model is now on display at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The life-size LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing starfighter has been assembled by the theme park’s Master Model Builders inside a hangar to be on display for Park guests to enjoy starting June 13 through the remainder of the year. (Check out video from the Grand Opening Ceremony below):
Weighing more than 45,000 pounds and created from five million LEGO bricks, the massive model arrived in six freight trucks which hauled the 1:1 replica X-wing model across the country. The X-wing is 11 feet tall, stretches 43 feet long and has a wingspan of 44 feet.
“At LEGOLAND California we are constantly urging children to build upon their dreams and use their imaginations,” said LEGOLAND California Resort’s Model Shop Supervisor Tim Petsche. “Model Builders took their imagination to the extreme when building this X-wing and once our Park guests see how amazing it is, they’ll also see there’s no limit to what you can build with LEGO.“
The X-wing is the marquee attraction at this Park’s annual LEGO Star Wars ™ Days. The two-day galactic event that was held June 15 and 16, attracts fans of all ages dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters. Guests can spend the day participating in activities like the Droid Hunt, Star Wars Costume Contest, Jedi Trivia, Star Wars T-shirt contest, building competition and interacting with members of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers and Rebel Legion.
LEGO Star Wars X-wing starfighter model fun facts:
- Contains 5,335,200 LEGO bricks
- Weighs 45,980 pounds
- Height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters
- Length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters
- Wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters
- 32 builders spent 17,336 hours to construct – about 4 months
- Built in the LEGO Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic Is a one-to-one replica of LEGO Star Wars set #9493; The model is 42 times the size of the retail building set