Star Wars Day sees the arrival of world’s biggest LEGO Millennium Falcon

by Gareth Mankoo

The notoriously skillful father-son duo, Dan and Chris Steininger spent two days overseeing the development of a rather cool project. The master LEGO builders rolled out the World’s Biggest Millennium Falcon, built entirely of LEGO bricks. This was clubbed with the building of two Imperial TIE fighters, built with the help of visitors to the Westfield Southland Mall in Melbourne, Australia. What an amazing day at the mall it would be! Users were part of the project and were asked to pick a side between the Rebels and the Galactic Empire. The Millennium Falcon spans nearly 16 feet and is built from a quarter of a million LEGO bricks. Each Imperial TIE fighter is built from about 80,000 LEGO bricks and stand 6.6 feet high.“Usually models the size of the Millennium Falcon can take more than a week to build, and it was thanks to the Aussie fans that we were able to build a model of this size in such a short time,” Dan Steininger said. “This model was ground-breaking for LEGO because of the way it stretches out wide. Normally when we build big LEGO builds they stand tall, so this was both an exciting and challenging experience for Chris and myself. It was very inspiring to see thousands of Melbournians come together, dress up, play and help build these iconic Star Wars vehicles — we certainly couldn’t have finished without them!”

[Source – Cnet]