03:52PM, Monday 22 February 2016
A monster recreation of the Death Star has landed at Legoland Windsor.
The resort in Winkfield Road unveiled the ‘biggest Lego Star Wars model ever made’ on Monday.
The recreation of the Empire’s ultimate super weapon is made up of 500,000 Lego bricks.
The 2.4m by 3m creation was carefully hoisted into position and the final bricks and scenes were carefully put in place.
The perfectly spherical model weights 860kg and took 15 model makers three months to build.
It will be the centrepiece of an epic new finale at the Star Wars Miniland Model Display, comprising of 651,086 individual bricks, which will be on display when the resort opens on March 11.
The dramatic scene depicting the Rebel Alliance attack on the space station will also feature 16 Alliance ships swooping in to destroy it.
Guests will be able to trigger special effects and bring the scene to life with sound and light effects.
Watch a time lapse video of the Legoland team piecing together the Death Star below.
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