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Maybe I’m in the Wrong Line of Work

May 23rd, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Lego want:

Before us is an X-wing fighter — full-size, an 11-foot-tall and 43-foot-long replica, 42 times the size of the LEGO X-wing you can find in the store (Star Wars set #9493, if you must know). We meet Eric, one of a select few “master builders” who work full-time for LEGO creating large models like this one for store displays and media events. Eric leads Nate under and around the model, explaining that the X-wing took 32 master builders more than 17,000 hours to complete, using 5,335,200 LEGO bricks. The result is nearly 46,000 pounds, with a wingspan of 44 feet.

Not the X-Wing. I mean, I want that, too — sort of. But mostly I want that Master Builder gig. And 5,335,200 Lego bricks.

Giant Lego X-Wing

Don’t you?

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Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, AWESOME.
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
Ummmm....no.

I do enjoy playing Legos with my kids, but I'd rather build actual spacecraft/aircraft/tanks/trucks.
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
A Legoland just opened in my city a few months ago. The hiring process for its master builder involved a weekend-long public Lego-playing competition that was front-page news in all the local papers. (Not to mention that the line for ordinary shop-floor, entry-level jobs was a very long sight to see.) I'm waiting to make my first visit on a day when my family needs some hardcore cheering up...
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
Gonna have to trim some weight to get it to fly ...
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
Colonial Viper'd eat it alive.
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