May 24 2013

What Do Five Million Legos Build? An Entire Goddamn X-Wing

Published by at 1:00 pm under Images,Movies

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Alright, I’m pretty sure if you spend four months building something out of 5 million LEGOs, they should just give you the key to Legoland and make you CEO of the company. Here’s what it took to make a life size X-wing out of a nearly infinite amount of LEGOs.

  • Contains 5,335,200 LEGO bricks
  • Weighs 45,979.61 pounds (including bricks and steel infrastructure)
  • Height: 11 feet / 3.35 meters
  • Length: 43 feet / 13.1 meters
  • Wingspan: 44 feet / 13.44 meters
  • 32 builders spent 17,336 hours (about 4 months) to construct

Alright, next up, give me a life-size Death Star. Can someone really good at math tell how how many LEGOs you’d need for that? Are we talking quintillions here?

More pictures of the X-Wing below via Gizmodo.

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2 responses so far

  • MattChi

    Well let’s see…..

    Let’s assume the Death Star is made perfectly hollow for simplicity.
    The first Death Star was 120km in diameter
    This is a 60,000 meter radius
    Surface area of a sphere = 4pi r^2.
    So the surface area would be approximately
    45,238,934,218 meters^2
    The square lego block has dimensions .016m^2
    So roughly…… 2.827 trillion blocks at the barest of minimums.
    So I’d say 10 Trillion or so to do it pretty legit :)

  • Brimby

    26,000 lbs?? That’s 23 tons. That seems like an awful lot.

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