World's largest Lego sculpture: 5.3 million-brick X-Wing Starfighter

Brad Wieners of Bloomberg BusinessWeek went to see the world's largest Lego sculpture: a 5.3 million-brick, “life-size” X-Wing Starfighter.

The Star Wars-themed, 46,000-pound spacecraft (on display through May 25) took 32 people more than 17,000 combined hours to snap together, and arrived in 34 sections by container ship from Kladno, Czech Republic. It has a 2 million-brick lead on the former biggest Lego record-holder, a 3 million-brick robot in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

‘Life-Size’ X-Wing Starfighter, World’s Biggest Lego Model, Lands in New York