Brendan Nystedt of Wired live-tweeted the group effort to build the biggest Lego set ever made. That's 7,541 pieces that all need to go in their proper place to create an enormous Millennium Falcon. Why would they do this?
Because it's there:
This isn't a project just anyone would take on, but the Internet really enjoyed watching the attempt from behind their screens.
What a journey it was:
It was so big, they had to build it in shifts, and also break it into groups:
Every milestone was celebrated:
And everyone was kept on the edge of their seats:
But they came through!
And it was all worth it:
Lego and the Force have triumphed once again. Now get back to work, Wired.
The Lego website describes the kit as:
"The largest, most detailed LEGO® Star Wars Millennium Falcon model we’ve ever created—in fact, with 7,500 pieces it’s one of our biggest LEGO models, period! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station. This amazing model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8!"
The "exterior features include intricately detailed and removable hull panels, a lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes, upper and lower quad laser cannons, and 7 landing legs."