Yes, Leia, there is a Yoda Santa--made of Legos (photos)

This weekend, the public is invited to visit San Francisco's Union Square and lend a hand as Lego's master model builders take thousands of the iconic bricks and shape them into a 12-foot-tall, 10-foot-wide Santa Yoda.

SAN FRANCISCO--Brick by brick, visitors to San Francisco's Union Square are taking part in a fantastically geeky holiday treat: helping to build a 12-foot-tall, 10-foot-wide Santa Yoda.

The event, which takes place this weekend, is part of a Lucasfilm and Lego promotion for the launch of www.legosantayoda.com, a Web site that will soon let you send Star Wars-themed holiday greeting cards. For each virtual greeting shared, Lego will donate one new Lego toy to the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program, up to 1 million toys.

The public is invited to come out and help build from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT, Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to get there this weekend, though, if you want to ogle Yoda. When the jolly Jedi is completed Sunday evening, he'll promptly be dismantled.

A team of Lego Master Builders is on hand to help assemble the effigy of the Jedi master, which will eventually contain about 250,000 bricks.

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