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1:1 Scale Lego X-Wing

BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,406
Sorry if this has already been posted, but just seen this:

Lego build 5.5 million brick X-Wing

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  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    :) Yep, I do believe I called it... :) Lucky guess of course (I had no inside knowledge), but I couldn't imagine much else that would be the "largest LEGO model ever" and have it be anything else. A full size Yoda wouldn't be that big, and while I joked about the Falcon, that would indeed be too large to fit into Times Square.

    Since Yoda Chronicles is coming out, it had to be Star Wars based, and of course the UCS X-Wing was just redone, so this makes sense.
    frankel
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    It has been posted here:
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/10621/new-star-wars-set#latest

    But since it's not a set (and I don't know why anyone thought it was going to be), it probably deserves its own thread not in the Collecting category.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    epyon396 said:

    Does anyone have a link to the instructions? It'll give me something to do this weekend.

    Gosh, how long are your weekends?
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    Part-out value?
    y2josh
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633

    :) Yep, I do believe I called it... :) Lucky guess of course (I had no inside knowledge), but I couldn't imagine much else that would be the "largest LEGO model ever" and have it be anything else. A full size Yoda wouldn't be that big, and while I joked about the Falcon, that would indeed be too large to fit into Times Square.

    Since Yoda Chronicles is coming out, it had to be Star Wars based, and of course the UCS X-Wing was just redone, so this makes sense.

    Did you enter the competition ? I believe the Yoda pictured at the bottom of the page is the prize for the lucky winner. It was open to 7 year olds and above, and my 6 year old was not happy about it

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,101
    epyon396 said:

    Does anyone have a link to the instructions? It'll give me something to do this weekend.

    That's a few bricklink orders...
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    ^ Wonder how long it would take the Cost minimization program to find a solution to that parts list.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,815
    AvengerDr said:

    Part-out value?

    Chances are most pieces are glued.
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    Does this one have stickers too?
    Furrysaurus
  • Tevans333Tevans333 Member Posts: 152

    :) Yep, I do believe I called it... :) Lucky guess of course (I had no inside knowledge), but I couldn't imagine much else that would be the "largest LEGO model ever" and have it be anything else. A full size Yoda wouldn't be that big, and while I joked about the Falcon, that would indeed be too large to fit into Times Square.

    Since Yoda Chronicles is coming out, it had to be Star Wars based, and of course the UCS X-Wing was just redone, so this makes sense.

    Did you enter the competition ? I believe the Yoda pictured at the bottom of the page is the prize for the lucky winner. It was open to 7 year olds and above, and my 6 year old was not happy about it

    I'd love to bricklink that Yoda! If only Lego would put out the instructions:(
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    edited May 2013

    Does this one have stickers too?

    The canopy sticker would weigh more than you.
    I hope you get it right the first time.
    timinchicago
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    So was there some kind of announcement?
  • markarm919markarm919 USAMember Posts: 60
    epyon396 said:

    Does this one have stickers too?

    The canopy sticker would weigh more than you.
    I hope you get it right the first time.
    No matter how heavy or large it is, you're bound to mess up at least one side of it. :/
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    CCC said:

    AvengerDr said:

    Part-out value?

    Chances are most pieces are glued.
    i saw some masonry screws throughout
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,487
    Now that's what I call UCS.

    Deathstar next please.
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 815
    edited May 2013
    I am anal.

    The LEGO model seems to measure VERY close to 41 studs long. A close examination of the hi-res images seems to indicate that it's 1:42 scale of the LEGO set (IE, each "1x1 brick" is 42 studs, which agrees with what they said). So, if they built an accurate representation, it should be 41*42 studs long (1,722 studs), which is 13,776 mm, which is 137.76 cm, which is ~542.36 in, which is ~45' 2.36".

    But they say it's 43 feet long!

    Going the other way, if they say it's 43 feet long, that's 516 in, which is 1310.64 cm, which is 13106.4 mm, which is 1638.3 studs, which means a scale of about 1:39.96 (pretty much 1:40).

    So, I yeah, they probably fudged their numbers somewhere. Nobody's usually as anal as I am-- if it was actually 43 feet, 8 inches, I could understand them saying that it was 43 feet or 44 feet. Heck, they might even round all the way down to 40 feet or 45 feet, just to have a round number. Same with the scale. If it was actually 1:42, I could see them saying it was 1:40, or 1:45. But the fact that they actually said 1:42, and actually said 43 feet long makes me think that they WERE trying to be accurate to within 1 (for the scale) and within 1 foot for the length.

    So here's my question-- did they screw up the reported numbers? Or is there an inaccuracy in the model that doesn't line up with the actual kit? Or is my measurement of the kit model incorrect? Or some combination thereof?

    Obviously, this is very important to know.

    DaveE
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 873
    I'm hoping that this will be on display by the time I get to LEGOLand CA in June. Just 16 days away...
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    @jvdrummer182 I was there we gotta meet up.... I spoke to Erik Varsegi (sp?) abt the model and it's of course built around a metal frame and it's all screwed/bolted/glued. The only obvious non lego parts are the blaster tunes and the canopy (I got rained out of that photoshoot when I was 2nd to next :(
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,142
    @MorkMan, it is supposed to be installed at LLCA on June 13th. I am going in July and can't wait ot see it!
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 873
    GAAHH! We're there the 9th through the 12th! Maybe I'll get to see it in pieces and being installed.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    davee123 said:

    Obviously, this is very important to know.

    LOL

  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 815
    davee123 said:

    So here's my question-- did they screw up the reported numbers? Or is there an inaccuracy in the model that doesn't line up with the actual kit? Or is my measurement of the kit model incorrect? Or some combination thereof?

    I have actually received official word that the model measures 1714 studs long! That means if it were translated to "kit size", it would be 40.81 studs, which is pretty close to my measurement of 41 studs long. Also, it means that the model is 44' 11.84", and not 43' like they were saying (unless they meant just the body length, which I haven't checked).

    The guess is that 1:42 was chosen as a scale because it's a "magic number" for LEGO, where 42 studs = 35 bricks, so they could build it with the correct proportions without worrying about using plates, SNOT, or otherwise. The next nearest "magic numbers" being 1:36 (a bit small, and might have more trouble fitting people in the cockpit) and 1:48 (way too huge!)

    DaveE
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    It obviously makes sense that they would scale up the model rather than solve some new design issues. Well done on realizing the reported dimensions don't quite add up. It is odd that they would round down and not give themselves credit for another two feet, so perhaps they just mismeasured?
  • atxleeatxlee Member Posts: 155
    The model looks awesome in person. Lego was also giving out a goodie bag.
  • LegoPodcasterLegoPodcaster Member Posts: 115
    @atxlee I agree! The model is huge in person! I got some video of it while I was there.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    If they are missing any pieces to make it as big as they say it is maybe they can just call LEGO customer service for brick replacements?
  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 361
    If they really wanted to impress us they should have made the wings open just like #9493
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,923
    adello25 said:

    If they really wanted to impress us they should have made the wings open just like #9493

    That'd be cool but it would require the metal scaffolding on the interior to be a lot more complex, since the bricks alone certainly couldn't support the weight of the wings.
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