Celebrating 20 years worth of collaborations with the Star Wars franchise, LEGO’s life-sized model of an X-Wing fighter that popped up at the Paris Air Show back in June has since landed on a mountain top in Switzerland.
The X-Wing comprises of 2.5 million bricks, has a wingspan of 10 metres and is perched atop a mountain known as Jungfraujoch, some 3,454 meters above sea level. The snowy background is meant to represent the ice planet Hoth as seen in The Empire Strikes Back, with the impressive spacecraft taking LEGO Certified Professional Georg Schmitt and his 10-person team over 1,500 overs to complete.
In a statement about the creation of the X-Wing, LEGO had this to say;
“‘Do or do not – there is no try’ says Jedi Master Yoda to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Then, using the Force, he lifts an X-Wing out of the swamp – thus making what was impossible for Luke, possible. LEGO took this scene to heart and now presents, on the occasion of ‘The Force Friday’ on October 4th, 2019, on the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland, a true-to-original LEGO reproduction of the unmistakable LEGO Star Wars X-Wing starfighter from the Skywalker saga. 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.”