Star Wars and LEGO fans got a big surprise in New York City on Thursday when the Danish toy company unveiled a massive X-Wing made of LEGO bricks to promote their new animated television special, The Yoda Chronicles.
The massive sculpture is actually a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter, the craft that Luke Skywalker flew in the original Star Wars films. Gizmodo reports that it measures an amazing 43 feet long, stands 11 feet high and has a 44-foot wingspan.
If that isn’t enough to impress you, it’s the largest LEGO structure ever assembled, and uses 5,335,200 pieces. Just in case you need a comparison, the original $60 LEGO set this is based on uses 560 pieces. The 1:1 model also weighs 45,000 pounds, and requires an internal metal structure to keep it from falling apart under its own weight.
The official Times Square Twitter account grabbed some up-close pics of the X-Wing in its new home:
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