— Paris Air Show (@salondubourget) June 17, 2019
Weighing in at more than 3 metric tons and comprising of 1.5 million bricks, this full-scale version of 75218 X-Wing Starfighter took 2,500 hours over 3 months to build and measures nine by ten metres.
This isn’t the first time LEGO have upscaled an X-Wing set, with the most recent occurence taking place in Australia for the May The 4th Be With You festivies, and in 2013 when a version of the (now retired) 9493 X-Wing Starfighter was rolled out at New York’s Times Square to mark the launch of the Yoda Chronicles series on TV.
Photo credit: Gizmodo
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 17th of June, 2019.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.