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May 25 2013

This 23-Ton Star Wars X-Wing Is the Largest Lego Model Ever Built

The world's largest Lego model, a 45,000-pound Star Wars X-Wing starfighter, is just sort of sitting in New York's Times Square right now.

It was assembled by a team of 32 people over the course of 17,000 man-hours in Kladno, Czech Republic, on what one assumes was the world's largest living-room floor. The X-Wing comprises 5.3 million Lego bricks, some 2 million more than the previous title-holder, a robot at Minnesota's Mall of America. At 43 feet from front to back, it's actually two feet longer than than the fictional X-Wing that Luke Skywalker flew into battle in the original Star Wars movie.

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