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Half a Million LEGO Bricks Make a Death Star

In the original Star Wars trilogy, the Death Star was the ultimate weapon, capable of destroying an entire planet. Judging from the time gap between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the first Death Star took the better part of two decades to build. While it may not have taken decades to build, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has just constructed its own LEGO Death Star for its Star Wars Miniland Model Display. It was a massive undertaking.

The video above chronicles the construction of “the biggest Lego Star Wars model ever made,” which is comprised of over 500,000 LEGO bricks and stands 8 feet wide and 13 feet high. It took a team of 15 professional LEGO model makers three months to construct the LEGO Death Star.

The model recreates the Rebel Alliance’s attack on the Death Star with additional Rebel X-Wings and the Empire’s Tie-Fighters attached to the model, all of which are also made up of LEGO bricks. The Death Star’s planet-killing laser blast was also recreated with light and sound effects.

In the video, LEGOLAND also offers a quick glimpse of the rest of the Star Wars Miniland models, including the famous Cantina scene, the Wampa’s lair from The Empire Strikes Back, the Hoth battle between the Rebels and the Empire, as well as the Death Star trench run.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will open on March 11, but if you don’t want to travel to the United Kingdom to see this Star Wars display, you can also see a similar LEGO Death Star and Star Wars exhibit at LEGOLAND California.

What’s your impression of the LEGO Death Star? Use the Force and search your feelings below!

HT: Windsor Express

Image Credit: LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

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