LEGO Creates Full-Scale Star Wars X-Wing
Manhattan's Time Square strollers were in for a shock when they realized that the Cartoon Network's LEGO Star Wars:Yoda Chronicles promotional tent housed a full scale X-Wing replica made completely out of LEGO pieces.
The 1:1 scale replica is the world's largest LEGO model at 11 feet tall, 43 feet long, 44 foot wingspan and 45 thousand pounds. Using over five million LEGO blocks, total time took around four months with usage of 32 people. Every detail fans would expect from a replica of this magnitude are there, including an R2 unit.
Those living in the New York area will have three days to see the X-Wing LEGO style before it moves to the LEGOLand California Resort.
This comes as LEGO Star Wars returns to Cartoon Network following last year's LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out and 2011's LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace short animated specials titled LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.
LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles will be told in three different animated specials set in the prequel era of Star Wars. The first of the three episodes, "The Phantom Clone" will tell the story of Yoda and a class of new Padawans who plan on stopping Darth Sidious' plans to create a new super-weapon aimed at destroying the Republic. Being introduced for the first time to the series is Jek 14 who is a clone character with Force powers. Jek 14 marks the first time a Star Wars character was created for LEGO Star Wars.
The Star Wars series has been ramping up quite quickly since Disney bought Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion last year. Outside of a J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars Episode VII slated for a 2015 release, EA recently announced that it will reveal a new game in the franchise at this year's E3. According to early rumors, EA may be resurrecting its canceled Star Wars Battlefront sequel.