"Star Wars" comes alive in New York as the world's largest Lego sculpture -- all 5.3 million pieces -- debuts to an excited crowd as part of a promotion for the upcoming "Yoda Chronicles" animated TV show.
The Force was with Times Square Thursday as a 45,980-pound Lego X-Wing, thought to be the largest Lego sculpture in the world, made a stunning debut to a crowd of excited onlookers. Lego and Cartoon Network revealed the mega "Star Wars" ship to the beat the drum about the upcoming "Yoda Chronicles" animated television show that debuts at 8 p.m. on May 29.
Before the festivities kicked off, the X-Wing hid behind a replica box as seen here.
Lego reports that the jumbo full-size X-Wing replica contains more than 5,335,200 bricks and took a team of 32 builders, located at the Lego model shop in Klandno, Czech Republic, more than 17,336 hours to construct. With an impressive wingspan of 44 feet, a height of 11 feet, and a length of 43 feet, this isn't exactly a set you could easily display in the living room. It sure would make one heck of a lawn decoration, though!