The ultra-talented folks over at LEGO have decided to spice things up just a little bit differently this Star Wars Day. To celebrate all that May the 4th has to offer and the upcoming theatrical release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, they have decided to design & build a Millennium Falcon from LEGO bricks that you can actually ride. The model is constructed of over 20,000 LEGO bricks and clocks in at 9 feet long by 6 feet wide.
Check out the details that were sent our way via Ashley at Flashpoint PR as well as the accompanying high resolution images of the model and a time lapse video (no audio) of the model being constructed.
In celebration of the latest Star Wars film releasing this month and May the 4th LEGO Master Builders are challenging themselves to create something they’ve never done before— building an iconic Star Wars ship made entirely out of LEGO bricks that you can actually ride!
The jaw-dropping model is hitting the streets of NYC on May the 4th to give fans a one-of-a-kind visual in celebration of Star Wars Day and Solo: A Star Wars Story releasing just a few weeks later.
Fun Facts on the model:
– It took LEGO Master Builders 396 hours to design and build
– The model contains 20,300 LEGO bricks
– It measures 9 feet long and 6 feet wide
We’re also encouraging fans to snap and post photos of the massive model using the hashtags #LEGOStarWars and #RoarForChange to drive charitable donations. It’s a global challenge from Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change that supports UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world. Between May 3 – 25, 2018, Star Wars: Force for Chance will donation $1 to UNICEF for each public post, like, or share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that includes #RoarForChange.