In the Star Wars universe, the X-Wing starfighter is a light escort and reconnaissance craft of the Rebel Alliance, New Republic and the Resistance. It comes armed with four laser cannons, two proton torpedo launchers, deflector shields, Class-1 superluminal hyperdrive, a repair astromech, and a full life support system. This life-sized LEGO version may not be equipped with battle, but it did take 2.5-million bricks to complete. Read more for an up-close video and additional information.
Nestled atop Jungfraujoch, which is a saddle connecting two peaks, Jungfrau and Mönch, in Switzerland, it took LEGO Certified Professional Georg Schmitt, along with a 10-person team, over 1,500-hours to finish. The X-Wing itself spans a massive 10 x 10 meters, all the while located 11,332-feet above sea level, making it the highest point “in this galaxy” that an X-Wing has ever “landed.”
True to the motto ‘The Force is in your hands,’, LEGO wants to show that even things which seem too challenging can be mastered, landing the large model on the highest point on which a LEGO Star Wars X-Wing has ever landed – at least in this galaxy,” said the company.