Tomorrow (Thursday, June 13, 2013) members of the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion will unveil the largest Lego model ever built when they present the Lego Star Wars X-wing star fighter at our very own Legoland California theme park.
The massive replica took 32 Master Model Builders, five million LEGO bricks and more than 17,000 hours to complete. The LEGO model weighs nearly 46,000 pounds, stands 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, with a wingspan of 44 feet.
The X-wing will debut at 9 AM. But don’t think you’ll get to see it for free. No, no, no. It will only be up for viewing by people who’ve spent a large chunk of their life savings to buy tickets to the park. And even then you’ll have to wait until after 2 PM because “Pass Members” get an exclusive look at it from 10 AM to 2 PM. For the official word from Legoland follow the jump.After making its grand debut in New York’s Times Square, the world’s largest LEGO® model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars™ X-wing star fighter is landing at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The massive replica took 32 Master Model Builders, five million LEGO bricks and more than 17,000 hours to complete. The LEGO model weighs nearly 46,000 pounds, stands 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, with a wingspan of 44 feet.
The X-wing is making its debut at LEGOLAND California at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 following a brief ceremony featuring members of the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion inside a special air hangar in the Imagination Zone. Fighter pilots stationed in San Diego and their families have been invited to be the first to “inspect” the star fighter during the ceremony. Afterwards, Pass Members are getting exclusive access to the X-wing star fighter between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 13 and after 2 p.m., it will be accessible to all Park guests through the end of 2013.
The X-wing was built in honor of LEGO Star Wars™ The Yoda Chronicles, a new action-packed story on Cartoon Network, featuring Yoda, the Jedi Master.
WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Grand Opening Ceremony begins promptly at 9 a.m.