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Lego Builds Life-Size “Star Wars” Spaceship

Lego/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- At nearly 46 thousand pounds, LEGO has landed a record breaking tribute to Star Wars in the middle of New York City.

More than 30 builders from the toy company spent nearly four months building a life-sized version of the X-Wing fighter piloted by Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy. With the exact specs of what the fighter would be in real life, the model is 43 feet long, 11 feet high, and boasts a wingspan of 46 feet, and features glowing engines and thruster sounds from the films.

While LEGO's normal-sized X-Wing toy is 560 pieces, it took more than 5.3 million bricks attached to a steel superstructure to create this super-sized version, which was built in the Lego Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic. The ship was transported to the Big Apple, where it was reassembled and officially unveiled Thursday, complete with Star Wars costumers adding to the ambiance.

The model will stay in Times Square for a few days, before it’s packed up again and transported to LEGO Land in California.

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LEGO Building 'Star Wars' Cartoon Special

PRNewsFoto/Mall of America(LOS ANGELES) -- After finding huge success in the video game market with its best-selling Star Wars-branded titles, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm have teamed up once again for their first-ever original, computer animated TV special.

LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace will premiere on the Cartoon Network on July 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.  The 30-minute special will air multiple times on the Cartoon Network during the weekend.

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