Biggest LEGO model ever, Star Wars X-Wing lands in Times Square
Danish toymaker LEGO, the maker of those tactile, dimpled little plastic bricks, yesterday unveiled a replica of the famous X-Wing fighter from the “Star Wars” films in Times Square, New York.
Meet the 23-Ton X-Wing, the World's Largest Lego Model
First time accepted submitter awaissoft writes "There's big, then there's really big, and then there's colossal, which might be a good word to use when describing a near 46,000-pound Lego X-Wing that made a triumphant debut Thursday in New York's Times Square. The full-size replica, about 42 times the size of the Lego Star Wars X-Wing set available on store shelves, celebrates the debut of Cartoon Network's The Yoda Chronicles, which premieres on May 29 at 8 p.m. It took a small army of 32 Lego master builders, housed in a facility in the Czech Republic, to build the 45,980-pound, or 23-ton, Lego ship. It stands 11 feet high and 43 feet long, and contains more than 5 million Lego pieces."
Pittsburgh on the Hudson? Wrong city in NY City campaign logo
NEW YORK - For New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, the road to City Hall leads through Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Markets face rough summer ride as Fed pullback feared
NEW YORK - For the past few months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been squarely in the financial markets' corner, thanks to its massive dollops of monetary stimulus. But signs that the central bank is discussing reducing that support by purchasing fewer bonds mean that trading is likely to get bumpier in coming months.
First edition of 'Great Gatsby' to be sold at auction
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A first edition copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," will be up for sale next month and could fetch up to $150,000, Sotheby's said on Thursday.