The Yoda Chronicles Takes Over Times Square With Giant LEGO Star Wars Model
The Force will be strong in Times Square this week. To celebrate the premiere of the new Cartoon Network special LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, LEGO and Lucasfilm have teamed up to bring a massive recreation of a X-wing Starfighter to New York City.
Made of 5,335,200 LEGO bricks, the model - based on the iconic ship Luke Skywalker & Co. fly in the Star Wars movies - was transported to the United States from the LEGO Model Shop in Kladno, Czech Republic, where it was constructed by a team of 32 builders. It is an exact replica - at 42 times the size - of the LEGO Star Wars set No. 9493. It will be parked in Times Square Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25.
The Yoda Chronicles premieres Wednesday, May 29 (8/7c, Cartoon Network) with "The Phantom Clone," the first installment of a three-part series written by longtime Simpsons producer Michael Price. In the humorous, kid-friendly adventure the legendary Jedi master takes a group of Padawans on a mission to stop Darth Sidious, along the way encountering iconic Star Wars characters, including C-3PO, General Grievous and Admiral "It's a Trap!" Ackbar. Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, has a surprising role in the episode.
The second and third chapters of The Yoda Chronicles will air later this year.