To mark the arrival of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, LEGO has brought the adorable and indomitable true heroes of the film to London for fans of all ages to enjoy. The so-called "murder" of porgs went on a lengthy sight-seeing tour of some of London's best sights. They traveled from London's South Bank, across Millennium Bridge and past St. Paul's Cathedral — before finishing their sightseeing tour at London's Trafalgar Square and the LEGO store in Leicester Square.
And because LEGO really does love us, they're giving the public the chance to win one of three of the uniquely built brick birds over the Christmas period.
From today until the 15th of January, members of LEGO's free VIP loyalty scheme that buy a LEGO Star Wars set via shop.LEGO.com will automatically be entered into a ballot to be in with a chance to receive their very own LEGO Porg in the new year — the creatures adored by stars from the film including Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, and the film's director, Rian Johnson, who created them himself.
Just 10 of the Porgs have been created — specially built by LEGO and Bright Bricks, a LEGO Certified Professional (LCP) company — for the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. You can check out a time-lapse of the birds' creation below.
And in case you wanted some more hard-facts about their build, well, here you go:
- Each Porg took 20 hours to build, and contains over 8,000 bricks
- Creating a combined build time of 200 hours for all 10 Porgs
- The LEGO Porgs weigh approximately 16.5kg each
- There are 8 different LEGO brick colours in each model, with each one standing 60cm tall
"It's safe to say that film fans of all ages are going crazy for Porgs. We've not seen this much excitement for a new addition to the Star Wars universe for decades, so to bring the Porgs to life in brick form was a no-brainer for us here at LEGO," said Alistair Galletly, Brand Manager. "The reaction from the public to these furry sea birds was incredible to see, and we can't wait for three of these unique birds to go to happy homes in 2018."
You can watch the porgs progress through London in the video and gallery below.