Trending: Expedia cuts 3,000 jobs, including 500 at new Seattle HQ — read the internal email to employees
A new full-scale model of the X-Wing Fighter dwarfs a smaller model. Photo via Gizmodo.

OK, now this is about the coolest thing we’ve seen today. The folks over at Gizmodo get an inside look at a full-scale X-Wing Fighter — made out of Legos.

Photo via

That’s right. Legos. In fact, it took 5,335,200 bricks to create the 11-foot tall and 43-foot long masterpiece.

Seeing is believing, so take a look at some of the images and video over on Gizmodo.

The model was created to mark the premiere of the new show “The Yoda Chronicles” on the Cartoon Network, with reporting that it will permanently be housed at the LEGOLAND California Resort after its tour through Times Square.

“Just as kids love to test and hone their LEGO building skills and imaginative storytelling, our LEGO Master Builders are always testing their creative skills to top their last larger-than-life sized creations,” Michael McNally, LEGO’s brand relations director, told

Meanwhile, here’s a first-hand account of what’s being called the largest Lego model ever from BrickJournal Editor-in-Chief Joe Meno.

And here are more facts from the Lego press release:

  • 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 42x the size of the retail building set
  • The model was heavily engineered to withstand all the transportation, setup/break down and to ensure it was safe for Times Square given the subway system below and California’s seismic requirements for the LEGOLAND California Resort installation.
Like what you're reading? Subscribe to GeekWire's free newsletters to catch every headline


Job Listings on GeekWork

Find more jobs on GeekWork. Employers, post a job here.