Visit the world’s largest LEGO model, the LEGO Star Wars X-wing starfighter, at LEGOLAND California.
The much-talked about LEGO Star Wars X-wing starfighter has traveled more than 2,800 miles from New York City’s Times Square to it’s current resting place at LEGOLAND California Resort as the world’s largest LEGO model.
The life-size LEGO Star Wars X-wing starfighter has been assembled by the theme park’s Master Model Builders inside a hangar, and will be on display for LEGOLAND guests to enjoy through the remainder of the year.
The amazing LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter weighs more than 45,000 pounds and is created from five million LEGO bricks! It measures 11 feet tall, stretches 43 feet long and has a wingspan of 44 feet.
LEGO Star Wars Days
The X-wing comes just in time for the Park’s annual LEGO Star Wars Days. This two-day galactic event is held on June 15th and 16th. These two days at LEGOLAND attracts Star Wars fans of all ages, especially those who like to dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters! During these two days, 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. It sounds like such a great event and I’m already making plans to attend next year!
Fun facts about the LEGO Star Wars X-wing starfighter model:
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
Images courtesy of Legoland