Now this one is huge. The Star Wars attack cruiser was build by Erik Varszegi exclusively for display at Star Wars Celebration III. It even got a framed certificate of authenticity by George Lucas himself.
Stem to stern the model is 97 inches long and 47 inches wide, weighs over 150 pounds and is created using over 35,000 pieces!
The model is currently on sale at eBay with the current bid at 31000$. Take a look at the eBay auction and see for yourself: Incredible piece of lego-art. (Update: no longer available).
- Stem to stern, the model is a little over eight feet long and 44 inches wide, and comes with display stand.
- Model features precise detail in LEGO form, functional elements and secret treasures.
- Includes framed certificate of authenticity, signed by George Lucas and the LEGO model builder who designed and built it.
The eBay auction has ended, and the original article page is unfortunately no longer available on eBay. Users who try to open it receive a "the item is no longer available error message".
Since 1999 when Star Wars became the very first licensed product line in LEGO Group history, the passion and enthusiasm for experiencing the Star Wars franchise through the medium of LEGO bricks has been fantastic," says Michael Moynihan, senior director of marketing, LEGO Systems. "Therefore, it seems only appropriate that after the Episode III release our collective fans have the opportunity to bid on, own and showcase this commemorative piece of LEGO and Star Wars memorabilia."
The auction proceeds were fully donated to the Habitat for Humanity's hurricane relief efforts in the southeastern United States to aid families who are rebuilding their lives in the wake of the natural disaster.
Update: Lego has created several limited edition Star Wars sets in the past that are massive but don't come close in size to the custom Attack Cruiser model. This includes the Death Star and the Super Star Destroyer among others. The latter has a length of 124 centimeters and while that still pales in comparison to the custom Attack Cruiser model, it is still an impressive sight once it has been created.
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