LEGOLAND® California Resort Gives San Diego Chargers Sneak Peek of World’s Largest LEGO® Model – STAR WARS™ X-wing Starfighter!
June 11, 2013

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 10, 2013) –    Before LEGOLAND® California Resort unveils the world’s largest LEGO® model to Park guests on June 13, a few lucky San Diego Chargers were able to lend a big hand to Master Model Builders assembling laser cannons to the life-sized LEGO X-wing starfighter.

The X-wing is a 1:1 replica made of five million LEGO bricks that took a team of 32 Master Model Builders more than 17,000 hours to construct. The model weighs more than 45,000 pounds, stands 11 feet tall, stretches 43 feet long and has a wingspan of 44 feet.

The group of Charger linebackers including star rookie Manti Te’o, Jarret Johnson, Donald Butler, Larry English and James Mouton were the first to see the LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing starfighter at LEGOLAND California Resort that will be on display starting June 13, 2013 through the remainder of the year for Resort guests to enjoy. The Charger players took in a few of the more than 60 rides shows and attractions which included touring the new LEGOLAND Hotel, taking a walk through LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display and finishing their visit by getting drenched riding Pirate Reef.  It was the first time for many of the players to visit LEGOLAND California Resort and they are already making plans to return with their families.

LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® Aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel which opened on April 5, 2013. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of Chima 4-D movie.  SEA LIFE incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean and features play zones, fun facts and quiz trails and the interactive Claws exhibit. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than 7 slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River. The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, or kingdom plus more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the three-story hotel. For more information, visit:  www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).

STAR WARS and all characters, names and related indicia are © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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