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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.
1 year ago
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Ummmm....no.

I do enjoy playing Legos with my kids, but I'd rather build actual spacecraft/aircraft/tanks/trucks.
1 year ago
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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...
1 year ago
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Gonna have to trim some weight to get it to fly ...
1 year ago
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Colonial Viper'd eat it alive.
1 year ago
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