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Life-size Lego Star Wars X-Wing lands on ‘Top of Europe’

by Brittani Tuttle

To celebrate Force Friday on Oct. 4, 2019, a Lego Star Wars X-Wing landed on the longest glacier of the Alps, Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe.”

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Photos by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images for the LEGO Group

The Lego X-Wing was built entirely from 2.5 million Lego pieces by Lego Certified Professional Georg Schmitt, along with a 10-person team. The entire structure spans 10 by 10 meters and took over 1,500 hours to build.

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“Lego Star Wars has inspired children and adults across the world for 20 years and stands for limitless building and play. Bringing a life-sized Lego Star Wars X-Wing to the Jungfraujoch symbolizes the power of creativity and shows that the new Lego Star Wars sets allow us to play out the story after the latest episode,” said Florian Gmeiner, Senior Marketing Director for Lego GmbH. “Playing with Lego bricks lets the imagination soar and allows us to tell stories and sometimes even master challenges. With this event, we’d therefore like to invite everyone to believe in their dreams and their potential because: ‘The Force is in your hands.’”

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Ten new Lego sets are now available in shops worldwide, which include products inspired by “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” a new edition of the Lego Yoda bust, and a new version of the Millennium Falcon.

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To learn more about the new Star Wars-inspired Lego products, visit Lego.com/en-us/themes/star-wars.

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