Posted by Jeremy on June 17, 2019 at 08:50 PM CST
After a successful appearance at the QWARTZ mall in Paris, this space fighter is now being exhibited alongside fighter craft of a more Earthly variety at the International Paris Air Show from June 17th to 23rd.

Weighing in at more than 3 metric tons and comprising of 1.5 million bricks, this full-scale version of 75218 X-Wing Starfighter took 2,500 hours over 3 months to build and measures nine by ten metres.

This isn't the first time LEGO have upscaled an X-Wing set, with the most recent occurence taking place in Australia for the May The 4th Be With You festivies, and in 2013 when a version of the (now retired) 9493 X-Wing Starfighter was rolled out at New York's Times Square to mark the launch of the Yoda Chronicles series on TV.

Photo credit: Gizmodo

Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
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