World’s largest Lego model goes on display

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — The world’s largest Lego model, which depicts a “Star Wars” X-wing starfighter, opened for viewing Thursday at the Legoland California Resort.

The model is 43 feet long, 11 feet tall, weighs almost 46,000 pounds and includes around five million Lego bricks, according to the theme park. It took 32 model builders about 17,000 hours to complete.

The X-wing was built in honor of “LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles,” a new show on the Cartoon Network, featuring Yoda, the Jedi Master, park officials said.

“When I was a kid, they had just came out with a space set,” a man visiting the park told CBS8. “And I collected the first little — it would fit in your hand — and then, you know, now they’ve got X-wing fighters. That’s really cool.”

The model made its debut recently in Times Square in New York City.

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