The full size LEGO X-Wing Starfighter that was first put on display in Times Square will be appearing at LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad next week. The world’s largest LEGO model, which is over forty feet long, weighs 23 tons, and is made of 5,335,200 LEGO bricks, was unveiled on May 23 in New York City to promote the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, but will now be on display in southern California from June 13 to December 31. To celebrate the Times Square event, LEGOLAND California recreated the happening with a LEGO X-Wing unveiled in their New York City miniland display.
While the X-Wing is officially on display on June 13, local TV commercials are hyping its arrival for June 14, coinciding with the start of their annual weekend of Star Wars Days on June 15-16.
Having the world’s largest LEGO model be an X-Wing fighter (essentially a scaled up version of the regular X-Wing model set) is certainly grander than I expected back in January when the theme park announced ‘an exciting addition’ for 2013. Where will they put something so big? I’m not sure that it could fit near the Star Wars miniland and Star Wars gallery – maybe in the entrance plaza?