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Yoda uses The Force, with the help of the crowd in Times Square, NYC, to pull a 1:1 Scale LEGO X-Wing Fighter out of its box during a special event to promote LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network.

Yoda Chronicles: Michael Price Interviewed as LEGO Reveals X-Wing Fighter in Times Square


Yoda uses The Force to reveal World's Largest LEGO Model - a 1:1 Scale X-Wing Fighter, in Times Square.

ToonBarn was on hand at Times Square in New York City on Thursday, May 23, 2013, as The LEGO Group unveiled the world’s largest LEGO Model, a 1:1 scale replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing starfighter. This 3-day event celebrates the upcoming premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network on Wednesday, May 29 at 8 PM ET.

Michael Price, Writer & Executive Producer of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, poses for a picture with the World's Largest LEGO Model ever built, a 1:1 scale X-Wing Fighter, in Times Square, New York.

Michael Price, Writer & Executive Producer of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, poses for a picture with the World’s Largest LEGO Model ever built, a 1:1 scale X-Wing Fighter, in Times Square, New York.

We have some fun facts about this massive replica of a Star Wars X-Wing fighter to share with you, but first, we want to show you the video coverage of that amazing “unboxing” and a special face-to-face interview with Michael Price, the Executive Producer and Writer of The Yoda Chronicles. Enjoy!

Wasn’t that incredible?! The reaction of many people in the crowd in Times Square was one of amazement. Obviously, no one had ever seen a LEGO Model THAT BIG before, and it caught many people by surprise to see it in the middle of all the hustle and bustle in New York City. Of course, many tourists had their cameras out to capture the spectacle for posterity, and many native New Yorkers couldn’t help but stare, even though they are used to commercial events like these in Times Square.

The World's Largest LEGO Model ever built, a 1:1 Scale X-Wing Fighter was revealed at the LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles event at Times Square, NYC.

The World’s Largest LEGO Model ever built, a 1:1 Scale X-Wing Fighter was revealed at the LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles event at Times Square, NYC.

Here are those fun facts we promised you about this massive LEGO X-Wing Model:

  • Contains 5,335,200 LEGO Bricks
  • Weighs 45,980 pounds
  • Height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters
  • Length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters
  • Wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters
  • 32 builders spent 17,336 hours to construct – almost 4 months
  • Built in the LEGO Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Is a 1:1 replica of Star Wars set #9493; It is 42x the size of the retail building set
  • The model was heavily engineered to withstand all the transportation, setup/breakdown, and to ensure it was safe for Times Square given the subway system below and California’s seismic requirements for the LEGOLAND California Resort installation.
  • The actual LEGO Model you can buy and build yourself, that was the basis for the World's Largest 1:1 Scale X-Wing Fighter revealed at the special LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Event in Times Square, NYC.

    The actual LEGO Model you can buy and build yourself, that was the basis for the World’s Largest 1:1 Scale X-Wing Fighter revealed at the special LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Event in Times Square, NYC.

    The X-Wing Model will “take-off” for a summer landing at LEGOLAND California Resort where it will be installed through the remainder of the year.

    “Just as kids love to test and hone their LEGO building skills and imaginative storytelling, our LEGO Master Builders are always testing their creative skills to top their last larger-than-life sized creations,” said Michael McNally, Brand Relations Director for LEGO Systems. “The size and structural complexity of a freestanding model 42 times the size of one of our retail sets was a challenge they could not resist.”

    The ghost of Red Squadron Pilot, Jek Tono Porkins, a.k.a. Red Six, appeared at the LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Event in Times Square. As you recall, Porkins died in The Battle of Yavin, when his T-65 X-Wing Fighter was hit by enemy turbolasers, sending him crashing into the Death Star.

    The ghost of Red Squadron Pilot, Jek Tono Porkins, a.k.a. Red Six, appeared at the LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Event in Times Square. As you recall, Porkins died in The Battle of Yavin, when his T-65 X-Wing Fighter was hit by enemy turbolasers, sending him crashing into the Death Star.

    “Much the same way that fans can build the Star Wars Universe with our LEGO sets, we are fortunate to work with Lucasfilm to build new stories, characters, and vehicles through one-of-a-kind content, such as the new “Yoda Chronicles” miniseries launching on Cartoon Network,” said Nicholas Hort, LEGO Star Wars Brand Manager.

    The Yoda Chronicles will premiere this Wednesday, May 29th, at 8 PM ET on Cartoon Network, with the first of 3 animated TV specials, called “The Phantom Clone”. Cartoon Network will air the second and third installments of this miniseries later this year. Keep a sharp eye on ToonBarn to see when those episodes are announced.

    Carly Henderson, the Master of Ceremonies at the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Reveal in Times Square, poses with ToonBarn's Marc Morrell.

    Carly Henderson, the Master of Ceremonies at the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Reveal in Times Square, poses with ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell.

    If you would like to see our more-in-depth interview with Michael Price for The Yoda Chronicles, you can go to this link:

    Exclusive Interview with Michael Price: Writer/Exec. Prod. of LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles

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