image001The Lego Group unveiled the world’s largest Lego model, a 1:1 replica of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter, in New York’s Times Square today. To celebrate the upcoming premiere of The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network on May 29 at 8:00 p.m., the massive replica took 32 master builders, five million Lego bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete. The model weighs nearly 46,000 pounds, stands 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, with a wingspan of 44 feet. The model will “take off” for a summer landing at Legoland California Resort where it will be installed through the remainder of the year.

Lego Star Wars is the original licensed product collection from The Lego Group and remains among the best-selling global toy lines. The theme appeals to fans across generations with a steady introduction of digital content such as The Yoda Chronicles to compliment the building experience.

The Yoda Chronicles is a new, action-packed Lego Star Wars story told in three animated TV specials. The Phantom Clone will premiere on May 29 at 8:00 p.m. on Cartoon Network, with the other two specials airing later this year. In the first special, a brand new character, Jek 14 will enter the Star Wars universe. Created by the Lego Group, Jek 14 is a clone who has been enhanced by the Force.

The Lego Star Wars Red Five X-Wing Starfighter is now available. This exclusive model that contains more than 1,500 Lego bricks, comes with a special display stand and data sheet label, is available at Lego brand retail stores and